September 27 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Who is making a difference in your community?

Mayor Marjorie Sloan is gearing up for the 7 th annual Mayor's Awards for Excellence event, and she needs your nominations to tell us who in the Golden community has really made a difference! This is the last chance to submit your nominations, which are due by 5 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 30.

This year, the City of Golden is teaming up with the Colorado School of Mines for this event to highlight our partnerships and how we can work together to make Golden even greater.

There are two award categories in which to nominate. The first is for residents and/or businesses who contribute to Golden in an extraordinary way. Nominations should explain the contributions the nominee makes to the Golden community and why these contributions are exceptional.
The second will be the "Town & Gown" award for an individual or group of individuals who, through their extraordinary efforts, support the Colorado School of Mines and the Golden community. This individual or group, through their actions, exhibits commitment and dedication to the betterment of Mines and Golden.

If you know a person or a company that fits either of these categories, please tell us about them! You can submit your nominations online, by email to  [email protected], or in person at City Hall.

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)
Caisson construction is complete. Concrete forms for columns are being constructed and the contractor will start pouring columns on Thursday. Column construction will take approximately one week. Pier caps will be formed as they move to the north.
Placement of the wall coping on the southwest corner is complete.
The contractor is planning a closure of US 6 for the weekend of October 22, 2016. 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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West Connect

An alternatives development meeting with CDOT, Federal Highways, and West Connect Coalition was held on Sept. 26. A technical working committee will review alternatives and the first public input meeting will be held in early November. Council will receive an update briefing prior to public input meetings.
2016 Utility Replacement

Work on 10th St waterline will be completed Wednesday.  Sewer manhole replacements in Arapahoe Gulch continue for the next few weeks. We have found three manholes and roughly 400 ft. of 6" sewer main that was not shown on any maps. 
Street Improvements

The bottom lift of pavement was completed on W. 44th Ave and the road reopened last Wednesday afternoon. The road will need to be closed for one more day in the coming weeks to pave the final asphalt layer.
Activities for the week of September 26
Asphalt top lifts on:
Sunshine Parkway
High Parkway
Goldenvue Dr
Vasquez St
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

The north side curb, gutter and sidewalk has been completed. The paving contractor will mobilize on September 26 to begin bike lane construction.
Water Tank Coating Projects

Contractor will mobilize to the tank at 417 Defrance Way this week.
Power Pole Replacement

A right of way permit has been pulled for replacement of power poles along Ford St. from Hwy 58 to Idaho.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 3,200 meters replaced to date. More than 500 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
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, that's tonight!

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.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Clear Creek Management Plan review in preparation for October Council Study Session
  • Park Rules Review
  • CIP and Operations budgetary process changes
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on September 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

Please view the meeting agenda for a full list of items under consideration at this meeting.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet on September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

Please view the meeting agenda for a full list of items under consideration at this meeting.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers' Market - Last of 2016!

The Golden Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 1, so this Saturday is your last chance!

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.
5th Annual Golden Tour of Solar and Sustainable Homes & Reception

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Location: American Mountaineering Center at 710 10th Street in Golden
Tour Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reception & Green Expo Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person

Register at the American Mountaineering Museum, receive the map, guidebook, and take a self-guided tour of solar and sustainable homes in our community. Visit each "green" home and talk with the homeowners and volunteers about the green features of each home.

Appetizers and local beverages will be available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to browse renewable energy and sustainable living exhibits, and a green car display.
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."

Meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  [email protected].
GoFarm Community Harvest Dinner
Join friends and neighbors at the GoFarm Community Harvest dinner on Oct. 2, 4 p.m. and enjoy a delicious four-course meal made with ingredients from local farming partners and prepared by local chefs and restaurateurs. There will also be a cash bar featuring local beer and wine, and live music by Reuben Gonzales and Jasmin Honeggar.

Proceeds from the event will support GoFarm's mission to increase access to fresh, affordable, locally grown food for children, senior citizens and families in the greater Golden, CO area.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on October 3 at 6:30 p.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
Astor House Historic Rehabilitation Project Public Meeting
Members of the public who are interested in learning about the historic structural rehabilitation project at Astor House and a proposal for a feasibility study to create a new Colorado Beer Museum located at the building are invited to attend a meeting on October 4, 6 p.m. at the Golden History Center.

Attendees will view a presentation about the projects, learn about the process and progress, and offer questions and comments to museum staff.

Learn more and let us know if you'll be able to make it on our Facebook Event page.
JeffCo Innovators' Workshop: RARE PETRO
What do you get when you combine two of Colorado's hottest industries?

Join the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop at Old Capitol Grill on Washington Street in the heart of downtown Golden for our October Innovators' Workshop on October 4.

We'll hear from Anthony McDaniels, P.E. and partner John Bernazzani, the founders of Rare Petro talk about their rise from Colorado School of Mines students to owners of a unique business that offers not only engineering services for the oil & gas industry, but exciting mobile apps that improve workflow and efficiency.

The workshop is free, but  please RSVP in advance .
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Sept. 27 - Oct. 4
  • Lego Play and Build (Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 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 - Discovering Your Wellness: Psychology of a Diet (Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.)We will present the different types of diets/eating that are popular today - vegan, paleo, Atkins, vegetarian, gluten free, zone, South Beach, raw food, etc. - and discuss nutritional aspects of each of them. We will debunk myths about diets and help you find the right way of eating for you! Open to the public.
  • Social Networking: Basics (Sept. 28, 12:30 p.m.) Learn what social networking is and how you can use sources such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest to keep in touch with family, friends, and professional contacts and share your interests.  Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and your own email account.  Computer classes are free but require registration at the Golden Library. Please visit your local library or call (303) 235-5275 to register for classes. Classes with fewer than four people registered 24 hours prior to class time may be cancelled.
  • Homework Help (Sept. 28 & 29, 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 
  • Awareness Through Movement:The Feldenkrais Method (Sept. 28, 6 p.m.) The Feldenkrais Method® empowers people of all ages to overcome pain and limitation, improve movement, coordination, vitality, and thinking. By accessing the remarkable capacity of the human brain to form new connections and patterns, the Feldenkrais Method can help you improve your movement, functioning, and performance. Golden local James Murray, certified Feldnekrais practitioner and movement educator, leads a demonstration on how it works. Space is limited to 20. Please register. This demonstration will take place on the floor, so please bring a yoga mat or towel for comfort. Suitable for Adults.
  • Public Event: A Discussion on Social Security & the Need for Reform (Sept. 29, 11 a.m.)Social Security benefits are in trouble. If our leaders don't act, most people will lose between $4,000 and $10,000 in benefits a year, reneging on a promise we made to current and future generations. Join us to learn more about the current state of social security and how we can change course. Open to the public, but RSVP is requested so please call 720-507-1147 to reserve your spot.
  • DIY Lab: Masks (Sept. 29, 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: From basic to detailed, join us and make your own mask!  Suitable for: All ages.
  • Public Event: Public College Planning Discussion (Oct. 1, 10 a.m.)Discussion on what families can and should do to prepare for college that gives them the best opportunity to reduce the cost.
  • Homesteader Days (Oct. 1, 10 a.m.) - Travel back to the homesteading days with the Golden History Museum. The Golden Library hosts local glass blowing artist Jacqueline McKinny of Rowan Studios at the Homesteaders' Day at Clear Creek History Park. Experience 19th-century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, take a lesson at the schoolhouse, AND watch a glass blowing demonstration. This is a free event hosted by the Colorado History Museum at the Clear Creek History Park. Held at: Clear Creek History Park, 1020 11th St.
  • PAWS for Reading (Oct. 1, 2 p.m.) - Come read with a four-legged friend from the Animals 4 Therapy program! Did you know that dogs are the perfect reading companions? They create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Registration is recommended by visiting the library or calling 303-235-5275.* Sessions take place on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month. Suitable for: Kids who can read on their own.
  • Food for Thought (Oct. 2, 2 p.m.)Join Boulder Food Rescue for an educational talk about food waste, food rescue, sustainability and more. Boulder Food Rescue is a non-profit organization whose goal is to create a more just and less wasteful food system. They facilitate the sustainable redistribution of food "waste" to agencies that feed hungry, homeless, and low-income populations while educating communities about food justice. 
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.) - It's double the high fiber fun at the Golden Library! Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Spin? Weave? Want to? Come to Golden Library's DIY Lab on the first Tuesday of the month (and select Sundays) to show us your work in progress. Or bring a project idea and your curiosity and we'll get you started. Suitable for: Adults
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
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