Weekly Digest October 30 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Tricks, Treats and a Time Change!

Trick or Treat Street
This Wednesday, keep an eye out for stray little monsters and super heroes looking for candy hand-outs! Washington Avenue will be closed between 11th and 14th Streets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to give our local trick-or-treating kiddos a safe area to rake in the goods from area merchants. But as the sun goes down and the street opens back up, please keep your speeds low and watch for little ones still out and about.

Here's a treat for the whole community - tonight is the Mayor's Community Celebration and everyone is invited! The guest speaker, John O'Leary, is certain to inspire with his story of survival and perseverance. Keep reading below for more on tonight's annual celebration, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the CSM Student Center.

As a final note, don't forget, this Sunday, November 4 at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time ends, so change your clocks the night before and enjoy that extra hour of sleep. Be sure to also change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors.

Have a spooktacular week, everyone!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Washington Complete Street Project

Monday , October 22,  marked the beginning of the second phase of Washington Ave. This consists of a closure between Iowa Dr and 2nd St. 
Iowa remains open for east and west bound traffic but 2nd St is not. There is a detour in place for thru traffic via Hwy 58. Resident access is maintained for those who live within the closure. As a reminder, Phase 1 and 2 run concurrently with full closures to thru traffic.

The road is anticipated to reopen mid-December depending on weather.  Washington is open to local traffic only. Other traffic is detoured to Hwy 58 and Hwy 93.

Contact Dan Hartman with questions at 303-384-8150 or  visit GuidingGolden.com .
Extended Street Closure on 17th Street

17th St. from Washington to Jackson is closed for construction staging and access for the Colorado School of Mines project at 1750 Jackson St. The project has been extended.
Upcoming Events
You're Invited - Mayor's Community Celebration, tonight!

Mayor's Awards for Excellence
Join Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan for the Mayor's Community Celebration tonight. This event is free, fun, and guaranteed to energize!

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight, October 30 at the Student Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus, 1620 Maple St. 

* Musical kickoff from the talented Mines bands, led by Mines Music Director Robert Klimek.
* Join the Mayor in recognizing some outstanding people who have made a difference in our community (scroll to the end of this newsletter for a list of the winners!).
* Following the awards, we are excited to introduce inspirational speaker John O'Leary.

There is no need for an RSVP. Simply show up to this free community event and see how Golden shines! Bring canned goods for the CSM food drive (see article below for more information on the Trick or Treat so Golden Can Eat food drive).

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in lots D and Y, both just off of Elm Street near the Student Center. D Lot is across from the Rec Center, as you enter off of 19th onto Elm. Y is just one block further on the corner of Elm and W. Campus. Bldg 60 on the map is the Student Center. From D, there is a sidewalk that runs between the Rec Center and Student Center. From Y, there is a sidewalk that runs between the Traditional Dorms to the Student Center.
Trick or Treat So Golden Can Eat!

On Halloween night,
Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., students from the Colorado School of Mines will go "Trick or Treating," but instead of collecting candy, they collect canned goods. All of the cans will go back to the local food bank to be donated to Golden community members in need. They'll collect as many cans as they can, so please have your donations ready to go! 

If you have any questions or want to donate your food cans separately, please email cchengsiew@mymail.mines.edu.
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet Wednesday, Wednesday, October 31 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

During the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Artsweek Golden 2019
  • Unveiling events - Elk in Golden and Run & Fly
  • Staff updates on the following items: Joe Norman Base Installation, GHS Partnership Traffic Signal Project, Lighting estimate for Checkmate
For more information on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Rescheduled Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1470 10th Street.

At the meeting, City Council will discuss the following:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Plan and 2019-2020 Operating and Capital Budget. A final public hearing is scheduled for December 6.
  • The Mayor will pass two proclamations remembering the valor and sacrifice of our veterans on Veterans Day, and commemorating the opening of the 1968 time capsule and burying one for the next generation to unearth in another 50 years. 
  • ICMA Professional Fellow Nabilah Rahim of Brunei, a sustainability professional visiting Golden for several weeks, will give a short presentation about the country of Brunei's culture and sustainability policies.
Please see the meeting agenda for more information on this meeting.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Terrace Village Annual Craft Show
Do some early Christmas shopping at the Golden Terrace Village Annual Craft Show on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Golden Terrace Village Clubhouse, 201 Pinto Street in Golden.
Bean Fosters
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

CWAC will meet on Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works/Planning Building at 1445 10th Street.

At the meeting, the board will discuss and prioritize intended goals for 2019.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works/Planning Building at 1445 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Materials Recycling Facility (The MERF) Tour
Open your eyes to the fascinating world of recycling! Where does my recycling go? Can I leave the tops on my containers? How do tiny pieces of glass get sorted? All of these questions and more will be answered during a tour on November 7.

Participants should plan to meet at City Hall (911 10th St, Golden) at 1 p.m. to carpool to the facility. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Expect the tour to last around an hour and a half. Space is limited so sign up today by emailing goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • Nov 3, 5 - 9 p.m. | Night at the Museums 2018

  • Nov 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | World War I: Making the World Safe for Democracy

  • Nov 11, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Time Capsule 1968

Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Mines Athletics
Colorado School of Mines Athletics
Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball, Softball, Football... whatever your favorite sport is, CSM is probably playing it. Come out to support your local college team - go Orediggers!

Keep track of the schedule of upcoming games on the Mines Athletics Calendar. There you'll see who they are playing, when they are playing and where.

Upcoming games: 

Friday, Nov. 2 | Mines Volleyball vs UCCS | 7 p.m. | Lockridge Arena

Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so always check Minesathletic.com before heading out to a game.
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
2018 Mayor's Award Winners
2018 Mayors Award Winners
Kim Brock has been the chairperson of the Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) since 2013. In that time, she has implemented innovative programs like summer academic bootcamps at Bell Middle School and Golden High School, elementary tutoring programs, and the teaching excellence program. Under her leadership, GSF's private donor funding has grown 182% and grant support has grown an impressive 940%. Additionally, Kim manages and oversees all aspects of the Golden Gallop - a community event that involves over 1,000 runners, 100 volunteers, and is the main fundraiser for GSF. She is an advocate for our local schools, recognizing that strong neighborhood schools are the cornerstone of strong neighborhoods and successful students.

Don and Carol Cameron are models of good citizenship and community advocacy. They are passionate voices for conservation, sustainability, and biking. Their home has become a meeting place for those who share their legendary neighborhood garden. Carol graduated from the Air Force Academy and was a pilot for United Airlines. She chairs the Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycling Program. Don, who has been an engineer and a teacher, serves on the Golden Planning Commission and strives to bring more affordable housing to Golden.

The Lunch and Life Program has grown dramatically from its humble beginnings of about six students in 2000, to become one of the primary connections between Mines students, Calvary Episcopal Church, and the Golden community. During the fall and spring semesters, several hundred students from many nations and walks Lunch and Live Program of life, enjoy a homemade meal in the ambiance of unconditional love and hospitality. To date, over 26,000 meals have been served to students, thanks to the joyful consistency of about 20 hardworking volunteers.

The Colorado School of Mines Dance Team for their contribution to the Golden community while representing Mines. With their hard work and dedication, the Mines Dance team has brought their spirit into all that they do. Not only are they involved with athletic events Mines Dance teamand campus appearances, they also participate in community events such as the Buffalo Bill Days parade and interact with community families during Nightmare on Greek Street. We look forward to seeing what the Mines Dance Team has in store for the rest of the year and we thank them for all of their positive energy that they bring to Golden!
Congratulations to The City of Golden Public Works Department!
AWA awards
The Annual APWA (American Public Works Association) Colorado Chapter Conference was held in Arvada on October 29. The City of Golden was presented with 3 awards:
  • Professional Manager of the Year - Water Resources went to Will Stambaugh.
  • In the category of Environment - West Fork Kenney's Run Channel Improvements.
  • In the category of Structures - US6 & and 19th Interchange (Linking Lookout)

Congratulations to everyone in the Golden Public Works Department - we appreciate your hard work and are proud of this recognition of your efforts from your peers!

Stay Warm with Heating Rebates
Bundle up with up to $1,900 in rebates that help keep your home warm this winter. Xcel Energy is offering rebates on high-efficiency furnaces, insulation upgrades, and water heaters. The same things that keep you warm and comfortable this winter can keep cash in your pockets for winters to come. To learn more and find a participating contractor, visit www.xcelenergy.com/staywarm.
What should go in the next time capsule?
That's the question we need help answering! On November 11, the contents of a time capsule buried in front of City Hall in 1968 on the 50-year anniversary of the Amistice that ended WWI will be revealed and a new time capsule for the people of 2068 will replace it.

The time capsule should be a snapshot of the world in 2018. What does that mean to you? 

We would love to get some fresh ideas from our residents. Please go to GuidingGolden.com/time-capsule, sign in, and start brainstorming! We have some great ideas already, but we would love more. The deadline has been extended to November 1 to give us your ideas.