Weekly Digest September 18 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Amazing people make an amazing community!

Mayor's Awards for Excellence
The deadline for submitting your nominations for the Mayor's Awards of Excellence is just around the corner! There are two different awards for which you can nominate some amazing Goldenites. 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. If you know a remarkable person, business or organization that fits the bill for either, we really want to hear from you! Go to our Mayor's Awards for Excellence page for more info and for links to the nomination forms. And keep scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter for more about the Community Celebration when the winners will be announced.

There's plenty going on in our beautiful community, so keep reading for a rundown of what else is happening in Golden, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Washington Complete Street Project has kicked off!

The contractor has begun work on North Washington Ave. Work happens simultaneously on Phase 1 and Phase 2, which is the area in between Hwy 93 and Hwy 58. 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.
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 returns this week to complete their work. They began in the Beverly Heights neighborhood and then plan to move to 19th St. between Elm St. and Jackson St. on Thursday and Friday, September 20 - 21. Heavy traffic congestion is expected so please consider alternative routes.

Please contact John Hardy with questions at 303-384-8195
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Single Track Sidewalks
  • Bandstand at Parfet Citizen Request
  • Open Meeting Rules
  • Director's Report
For more on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, the following will be under discussion:
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • 2019 Capital Improvement Plan: Potential Priority Projects - Top 10
  • Revenue Manual
  • Preliminary Discussion - Operating Budget
  • Community Grants
For more on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet in study session Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

At the meeting, Planning Commission will host members of City Council and the Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) to lead the group through a discussion on the scope of the Transportation Master Plan and seek input on this community planning process.

For more, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Study Session
City Council will meet in study session Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

At the meeting, Council will discuss and learn more about the following:
  • Review of the Astor House RFP process
  • A report on a study being conducted of space needs for the City organization.
  • Update on Broadband Feasibility Study status
  • Staff will provide City Council with an overview of statewide issues on the ballot this November that specifically affect Golden.
Following the study session, Council will adjourn into Executive Session.

For more, 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 22.

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 Gallop
On Sunday, September 23, 8 a.m - 12 p.m., Golden's biggest annual race will take place for the 13th year running. Starting beneath the City's famous 'Welcome' arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden, and finishing in Parfet Park beside Clear Creek, the Golden Gallop will lead its runners on 5k and 10k loops. Both runners and walkers are welcome!

Proceeds from the race go to the Golden Schools Foundation. Learn more at  Goldengallop.com.

The 2018 Golden Gallop is sure to be a one-of-a-kind race in a one-of-a-kind town. Be there, running where the west runs!
Historic Preservation Plan Organizational Public Outreach Meeting
The City of Golden Historic Preservation Board is developing a Historic Preservation Plan that will:
  • Identify important historic themes and stories that reflect Golden's history and culture
  • Identify ways to improve the interpretation, understanding, and enjoyment of Golden's stories
  • Identify sites and resources that are part of telling those stories

We invite you to discuss these important historic themes, stories, sites, and resources, and then brainstorm ways to interpret and promote them in order to develop the preservation plan on Monday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Planning/Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street.

Please join us - we greatly value your input!
Golden Investment Forum Task Force Meeting
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet on Monday, September 24 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

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 Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Bicycle Cruise
Golden Bike Cruise
BRAINSSSS...and bikes! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for a fun night of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden, and this month is all about ZOMBIES!

The family friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September, so this is your last chance of the season to join! 

Gather Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 pm. Music will be provided by  Weatherbee and the Gnarbellys.
Golden Workforce Development Networking Event

If you're a business interested in learning about workforce training programs, come out to the Connects Workspace at 1301 Arapahoe Street on Tuesday, September 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Workforce Development

Golden Volunteer Firefighter Open House
Imagine helping your neighbors and fellow residents on what could be the worst day of their lives. The Golden Fire Department (GFD) is in search of men and women who live in Golden who want to become part of the city's amazing team of volunteer firefighters.

By joining the GFD, you learn much more than how to put out fires. You will learn medical rescue techniques, high angle rescue, swift water and ice rescue, how to save people from car crashes, and much more. You will be helping your neighbors, friends and fellow residents in one of the most long-standing and honorable ways possible for Golden volunteers.

Do you want to learn more about what it takes and if you would be the right fit for the GFD? Join us for an open house on Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 21, 911 10th Street, to meet the staff and volunteers and get all of your questions answered. Come enjoy free food and refreshments and let us get to know you! 

If you cannot make it to the open house, feel free to contact Capt. Jeanette Kehoe at 303-215-8888.
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.
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.

This weekend features only away games, but keep an eye on the schedule for home games happening next week. Homecoming weekend is September 28-30!

Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so always check Minesathletic.com before heading out to a game.
Around Town
Mayor's Awards for Excellence and Community Celebration

The tradition continues for the 8th 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.

This year at the Mayor's Community Celebration, prepare to be inspired by a man who lived through the worst, and now works to encourage others to make an impact on the people and places around them. At the age of nine, John O'Leary suffered severe burns on 100 percent of his body. No one expected him to survive the first night, but he did. John endured months in a hospital bed, dozens of surgeries, the amputation of all of his fingers, and years of physical therapy. But for him it wasn't the end, it was just the beginning of his journey. Some call John a survivor but he is much more than that. John O'Leary is a beacon of hope, and he has an important message to share with Golden. You won't want to miss hearing this profound speaker, who can teach us all that together, we can forge an extraordinary future by finding the possibility in the present. John's national bestselling book On Fire details his story and is the basis for his lectures.

And there's still time to make your award nominations!

Visit our Mayor's Awards for Excellence page for more information on the awards and the Mayor's Community Celebration, and for how to submit your nomination.
"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - Accidents
Keeping it Wheel Accidents
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 "Accidents"!