Weekly Digest Sept. 11 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Grateful in Golden

Sept. 11 Never Forget

On this 17th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we take pause to remember the loss we experienced as a country, and be grateful for everything we have. And as catastrophic flooding threatens the Atlantic coast, we can be especially thankful for the peaceful weather we get to enjoy this week, as summer temperatures hang on a little longer, but the crispness of fall is in the air.
We have four more weekends of the Golden Farmers Market, as well as activities such as the Golden Sidewalk Sale this Saturday and In Plein Sight happening all over Golden and Jefferson County, all of which take advantage of the beautiful September weather we've been enjoying.  

Keep reading for a rundown of what's happening in Golden, and have a great week.

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Heritage Road Work

Work was completed on the W 4th Ave. roundabout. Work will now begin at Eagle Ridge and Heritage. This work should take a day or two but won't close the road.

Contact Dan Hartman with questions at 303-384-8150.
Washington Complete Street Project

The contractor will begin work on Washington Ave on Monday, September 17. Work will begin on Phase 1 and Phase 2 simultaneously. During the project's duration, Washington will be opened to local traffic only, and all other traffic is detoured to Hwy 58 and Hwy 93.  

For more information or to ask questions about this project, please visit GuidingGolden.com.
Ford Street Crosswalk

Ford Street is currently closed at 2nd Street for the installation of a raised crosswalk. The closure will be from September 10 - 14. There is a detour in place but access is available to residential driveways within the closure.

Please contact John Hardy with questions at 303-384-8195.
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 road is scheduled to reopen October 30.
2018 Utilities Replacement

Diamond Contracting continues watermain replacement on Orchard St and W 5th Ave. Construction is expected to be completed by September 28.

Contact Les Major with questions 303-384-8170 . See a map of the work area .
2018 Street Improvement Program

Martin Marietta will return Monday, September 17. They will begin in the Beverly Heights neighborhood and then move to 19th St. between Elm St. and Jackson St. on September 17 and 18. Heavy congestion is expected and alternate routes are advised.

Please contact John Hardy with questions at 303-384-8195
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Board Meeting
The Economic Development Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works and Planning Building at 1445 10th Street

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Study Session
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet in study session tonight, Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Plein Air Gallery Display
Watch a variety of artists paint the beautiful scenery around us through In Plein Sight, a free week-long public painting and gallery exposition throughout Jefferson County. 

A gallery exhibit from September 12 - 16 will feature all of the works of art created during the week, with paintings added daily as the artists produce their pieces. All artwork is available for purchase and on display at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.

In Plein Sight debuted in 2016 as a way to celebrate Jeffco Open Space Parks and serve as a cornerstone event for the volunteer-led conservation nonprofit PLAN Jeffco. Plein air, defined as "open air," was developed in the mid-19th century by French Impressionists including Monet, Pissarro and Renoir. The idea behind this event is to bring awareness to the gorgeous landscape around us, and teach residents and visitors how to conserve the great outdoors.

For a list of times and locations where artists can be found during the event, visit  Planjeffco.org.
City Council Regular Meeting
Golden City Council will meet on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

For more on this meeting, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Farmers Market
Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and a social gathering space most Saturdays this summer. Come out from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, September 15.

The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Golden Sidewalk Sale
This one-day sale on September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is ideal for shoppers of all kinds. Retailers in all areas of Golden will be joining in the Sidewalk Sale, and all participating shops will be marked with balloons. This is a great opportunity to discover new shops or check out new inventory in shops that have been in Golden for a long time. If you're a planner, this sale allows you to take advantage of deep discounts on holiday gifts for friends and family.

For more information and a list of participating shops go to  VisitGolden.com
Craft Beer with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Join District Two City Councilor Casey Brown for Craft Beer with a Councilor starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the home of Don Cameron, on the northeast corner of 21st and East Streets.

For more information or a specific address, contact Councilor Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Giddyup
Whether riding the Giddyup event or not, this event in Lions Park offers a day of fun in the sun. Enjoy bluegrass, beers, and bike-time on Sunday, September 16 with dozens of great bike brands displaying their wares. This family-friendly event includes a kids' bike course from Avid4Adventure, shenanigans from REI, food trucks, beer and whiskey.

For the second year, the Giddyup has teamed up with New Terrain Brewery who is making a tasty brew just for this event, with proceeds from the sales supporting the Golden Giddyup's trail efforts.
Sustainability Open House
Your input is needed to help shape what defines Sustainability in Golden. Come out Monday, September 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10 th St., to see what progress has been made and give your opinion on the future of sustainability in Golden.

Check out how SOLAR has become the must-have energy source. Let's talk TRASH and find out what new items can be thrown in your single stream recycling bin. Find out the biggest WATER CONSERVATION strategy you can implement at home (hint: it's not indoors!). See the ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION options available to you and your family. Now is the time to have a say in the future for Golden's RESILIENCY AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION. 

Come for the freebies, sweet treats, and top tier beers. Kids are welcome, and enjoy raffle prizes that include FREE monthly subscriptions for curbside organic pickup, xeric plants from Garden In A Box, home energy audits, daily rentals at the Golden Bike Library, RTD Light Rail passes, garden sprayers, programmable thermostats, and many more.
4th Annual Business Resource Expo
Business Expo 2018 Flyer
Come out to the 4th Annual Jefferson County Business Resource Expo on Monday, September 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. for great networking and an opportunity to meet and learn about the many resources available to business owners in Jefferson County - all dedicated to helping you succeed!

The Expo is a networking event designed to connect the business community with the numerous business resources (similar to Jeffco BRC) in Jefferson County. Business owners attend from all over Jeffco, making this a unique and fun networking event.

To register and learn more about the expo, go to jeffcobrc.memberzone.com.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority will meet on Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Liquor Licensing Authority will meet Tuesday, September 18 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet in Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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
Mayor's Awards for Excellence - Send us your nominations!

Mayor's Awards for Excellence
The tradition continues for the 8 th  year in a row, as Golden's Mayor Marjorie Sloan honors outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden with the Mayor's Awards for Excellence. The winners will be awarded at the Mayor's Community Celebration Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.  at the Mines Campus Student Center at 1620 Maple St. Golden.

Now is the time to nominate a person or group whom, through their extraordinary efforts, exhibit commitment and dedication to the City of Golden and/or Colorado School of Mines.

Nominations are accepted for two different awards. The Individual or Business/Organization award highlights exceptional contributions to the Golden community at large. The Gold Mine award highlights contributions made to the betterment of the Colorado School of Mines within the Golden Community.

Visit our Mayor's Awards for Excellence page for more information on the awards and the Mayor's Community Celebration, and for more ways to submit your nomination.
New Projects on Guiding Golden

Guiding Golden Logo
We have several ongoing projects, and some that are brand new to GuidingGolden.com so it always pays to check in regularly. 

The most recent additions to the site are the  West Downtown Neighborhood Plan and an overview of the upcoming  North Washington Complete Street Project.

You also have an opportunity to weigh in on the  2019/2020 Biennial Budget Process through Guiding Golden. A good portion of the budget is always used to maintain our existing infrastructure, including water systems, street repair, snow plowing and parks. The City wants to look beyond maintaining infrastructure, however, to see how we can make Golden the best place it can possibly be for our residents and is asking for your ideas.

Another project looking for ideas comes from the Golden History Museum & Park looking for possible items to add to a  2018 Time Capsule. In November of this year we will be unearthing a time capsule buried 50 years ago and replacing it with a new one. What should we add to the new time capsule for future generations to uncover?

There are more projects at GuidingGolden.com actively seeking feedback, including Singletrack Sidewalks, Affordable Housing, Short Term Rentals, Golden Investment Forums, Hunger Free Golden Community Collaborative and Planning Projects.
"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - Dooring
Keeping it Wheel Dooring
Follow us on the Golden PD Facebook page as we bring you a series of short, sweet "How To" segments all about bicyclist and vehicle safety on the road. You can also view the whole series on our City of Golden YouTube channel.
From roundabouts to right hooks, lights to lanes, these videos will highlight the law and show you tips on how to operate a car or bicycle safely and hopefully stress-free. 
Tune in here as we bring you a new video each week in the Weekly Digest. Click the image above to go to the video "Dooring"!