Sept. 20 Weekly Newsletter
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
A World-class skate park for a world-class city

New Skate Park
If you've been out to Ulysses Sports Complex recently, maybe you noticed the great progress Team Pain is making on the new skate park. Construction on this world-class skate park started in May this year, and has been progressing all summer! To keep up with the progress, follow along on their Facebook page. The skate park is
 going to be approximately 23,000 sq ft and will feature numerous obstacles that will fit every type of skaters' needs.

Speaking of world-class, we have some world-class events for you coming up, including the annual Golden Gallop and the September Golden Bicycle Cruise.

Keep reading to learn more about what's happening in Golden, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
The contractor has reached the final grade for US 6 and  the final soil nails for the walls under the bridge will be complete this week
Caisson drilling for the center pier construction started on Wednesday. The steel that has been tied will be lowered into the hole and concrete poured into the hole. Pier caps will be formed as they move to the north.
Placement of the wall coping on the southwest corner will be completed this week ending the closures of one west bound lane on 19th which has been causing traffic backups on 19th.
There will be work on site this Saturday.
The contractor is planning a closure of US 6 for the weekend of either the 22nd or 29th of October. This closure will be only between 19th and SH 58. It is needed to complete a stormwater crossing under 6th Ave. There will be more information as we get closer to the actual date.
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive. Please park legally.

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2016 Utility Replacement

Installation of new water main on 10th St continues. Manhole installs and replacements have begun in Arapahoe Gulch.
Paving Projects - 10th Street Road Closure

Crews are preparing subgrade on 10th east of Vasquez to prepare for paving on Wednesday. 

On September 14, 10 th Street from Vasquez Street to Easley Road was closed for milling and repaving operations. The work is anticipated to last ten days from that time, weather dependent. 

The road is open weekends, however. It reopens by 7 p.m. Friday and closes 7 a.m. on Monday. The road is dirt, though so the bike detour will remain in place.

For a map of the closure including car and bike detours, please visit the City of Golden website.
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

Crews have begun pouring the north side curb lines and moving conflicting utilities. We anticipate having the bike lanes paved and pouring the concrete landscape islands in the next few weeks. Total project completion is anticipated in 5 weeks - weather dependent.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 3,150 meters replaced to date. Over 470 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Heritage Rd Roundabout Landscape Modification Public Meeting

City staff has organized a meeting to solicit citizen input regarding landscape modifications to the roundabout at Heritage Rd and Eagleridge Dr.

This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Southwest corner of the roundabout. City staff from Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and the City's contractual Landscape Architect will attend.
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting 
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet on September 21 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Meeting 
The Planning Commission will meet on September 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • The Golden History Museums Director, Nathan Richie, will brief Commission on a possible new approach to programming the Astor House Museum.
  • Planning Commission will discuss additional draft revisions to the City's sign code, which is Chapter 18.32 of the Municipal Code. The City Attorney will be in attendance to discuss recent federal level case law pertaining to municipal sign codes, which is the reason for the proposed revisions.
  • Commission will review the second draft of the North Clear Creek Neighborhood Plan (NCCNP), with a discussion of additional approaches offered by the Chair, and provide direction to Planning staff.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on September 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Consent Matters (all items listed will be treated as one item and one vote. For a full list of items included, please see the Meeting Agenda.)
  • City Council will consider a resolution in support of Jefferson County Public Schools Bond Issue and Mill Levy Override ballot initiatives.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing on the 2017 Capital Improvement Program. An additional public hearing is scheduled for October 27th.
  • City Council will consider two amendments related to the contract to sell surplus City property at 1150 Pine Ridge Road.  If approved, the contract to convey Lot 1 of the Catamount Subdivision will be amended to remove a small parcel at the north end of the lot, so that it can be separately conveyed to a neighboring property, as requested by both parties.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden High School Homecoming Parade

Come out and show your Demon pride!

The Golden High School Homecoming Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. on September 23 on Washington Street and will go from 18th to 11th Streets.
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers' Market

The Golden Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 1.

Located west of the Golden library, the market includes a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, soaps and locally sourced honey. 

There are also plenty of kids activities, food trucks and more.
The Golden Gallop

On Sunday, September 25, Golden's biggest annual race will take place for the 11th year running!

This scenic 5k/10k race will start beneath the City's famous 'Welcome' arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden at 8 a.m., and finish in Parfet Park beside beautiful Clear Creek. After you're done running, watch the Stallions, Ponies and Buckaroos run along the Clear Creek bike path in our Kid's Fun Run!
Golden Bicycle Cruise
Prepare to get down and get your groove on, the Golden Bicycle Cruise theme this September is the 70's! 

This family friendly bicycle cruise is held on the last Tuesday of the month, May through October, which means this month, it falls on September 26.

Cruise participants gather around 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library at 10 th and Illinois, to listen to music and drink beer. The cruise leaves at 7 p.m. to ride the paths of Golden on a pre-determined route.  There are stops along the way to socialize, and the cruise ends back at the parking lot, where there is beer, music and food, and family fun available until 9:30 p.m.

Once again, the New Belgium Brewing Company will be pouring their fabulous Fat Tire Amber Ale and one other summer brew. Local bands will be serving up great music, and there will be food and fun for everyone! As always, there will be prize drawings after every ride, so be sure to get your drawing tickets!
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet on September 27 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Sept. 20 - 27
  • Lego Play and Build (Sept. 20 & 27, 4 p.m.) -You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in. Space is limited, however, and program is limited to 45 participants.
  • Public Meeting - Turning 65? Questions about Medicare? (Sept. 20, 2 p.m.)Turning 65 and have questions about how Medicare works? What your options are? Medicare can be confusing. We will be available to answer your questions and give you guidance that will fit your needs.
  • Book Group (Sept. 20, 6 p.m.)Join our once-a-month Tuesday night Book Group when we get together to discuss interesting reads!. This month's book is Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder. Note: We will be choosing book titles for January - June 2017 at this meeting.
  • Homework Help (Sept. 21 & 22, 4 p.m.)Sharpen your pencils and your skills! We know you love your parents, but let's get real--sometimes it's easier to get homework help from someone else. Look to the library! The Golden Library and Colorado School of Mines Phi Gamma Delta fraternity are here to help. We invite students in grades 1-12 to stop in and get help in any subject. Drop-ins welcome. From 4 - 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays  |  Sept. 7 - Dec. 8 (*Except 11/24) Suitable for: Grades 1 - 12 
  • DIY Lab: Learn simple card & magic tricks (Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.) Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in and use our DIY space to get creative. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Kids, if you're under 12, please bring your grownup to join and supervise you. Today's Theme: Ignite a sense of wonder in your friends and family! Learn the secrets behind a few simple card and magic tricks and spend time practicing with a captive audience.
    Suitable for: All Ages
  • DIY Lab: Watercolors (Sept. 23, 11 a.m.)This month: Watercolors! We may get a bit messy...Little ones will love this hands-on approach to learning!  We'll explore, create, construct new things and grow through stories, art and experiments.
    Suitable for kids under 6
  • Freaky Friday (Sept. 23, 2 p.m.)School's out early! Early release days from school are meant for, well, letting go! Join us at the library for games, LEGO® fun and crafts.
  • Raise a Reader (Sept. 24, 12-4 p.m.)It's fun! It's free! And it's at your library. Learn to Raise a Reader through engaging and playful activities. Create simple projects to take home and enjoy a snack while visiting local community organizations and businesses sharing helpful information. Special gift for the first 300 kids each day. Suitable for babies through elementary and their families.
  • STEM Girls (Sept. 26, 4 p.m.)Everyone knows that girls are awesome. Sadly though, as girls grow up, they're far under-represented in science careers, and sometimes subliminally discouraged from even showing interest in these careers. We're doing our part to change this course by offering STEM events just for girls where all ages are invited to play and learn in an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere. The events are led by Bell Middle School's Girls in iSTEM Club. Space is limited, so please register in advance.Today's Topic: Chemistry
    Explore some of the basic (and messy!) concepts of chemistry with atomic models, Oobleck, a Rainbow Lab and more.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Routine Maintenance on 911 this Thursday Night
The City of Golden Communications Center is having some routine maintenance performed on our 911 and administrative phone system on Thursday night, September 22 starting around 11:30 p.m. The maintenance is expected to last around an hour. 

The maintenance will not interrupt or any 911 operations during that time. All calls will go directly to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office until the maintenance is completed. Jeffco will then relay the calls back to Golden Police dispatchers. People calling 911 and our non-emergency number during this period should expect the same prompt service as usual.
New Exhibit Now Open at the Golden History Center

A new exhibit is now open at the Golden History Center, highlighting an in-depth timeline of important events that have happened in Golden.  The exhibit is called  Epic Events .

Borrowing from pre-existing chronologies like the one created by the Golden Historic Preservation Board in 2003 and another from the Jefferson County Archives, the timeline spans over 150 years of recorded history.

Epic Events  establishes a context and big-picture overview to Golden history, familiarizing residents and visitors alike. To learn more about the new exhibit, visit