Weekly Digest - April 18, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Hummingbirds, bikes and gardens - must be spring!

There's a lot happening this week! One of the things we're most excited about is the opening of the Bike Library for the second season on April 20. If you didn't try it last year, come by the Golden Visitor Center and give a bike a spin. It's free for the first two hours, and after that only $10 for the whole day. Unlike other bike programs in the region, we offer bikes in different sizes to accommodate a wide range of riders. Learn more at www.goldenbikelibrary.com.

Also happening this week is the installation of a 15 ft. hummingbird sculpture at the Ulysses St. roundabout near King Soopers.  The installation is expected to take place on Thursday, April 20, weather permitting. You can watch the installation from nearby parking lots to the north, or just drive through and check it out once the placement is complete. Anyone interested in learning more about the piece and the artist's process behind it should come to an artist Meet and Greet event on April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Foothills Art Center.

Keep reading for more happening, and as always, we wish you a happy, safe week!

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Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
They are adding aggregate Base Corse to the US 6 mainline this week to bring the roadbed up to final grade for paving. Paving will begin next week, weather permitting.
Concrete curbs and medians will begin this week along the south side on the US 6 mainline.
We are currently planning the switch to move through US 6 traffic under the lid for mid-May.
The rock facing on the large south bridge monuments is in progress, and we expected to be complete next week.
The rocks that create the amphitheater on the lid are being placed.
Light poles and bases are beginning to be set, along with adding additional electrical conduit.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues weather permitting. Park only in designated areas if you are accessing the landing field or Chimney Gulch Trail.

Irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid, as well as lighting under the bridge.
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

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North Washington Complete Street

Golden held a Public Input meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at Mitchell Elementary School. Approximately 85 neighbors attended.  

For those unable to attend but would like more information and to offer input, the meeting exhibits are available on our City Projects page along with an online comment card.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Contractor expecting to begin in varying locations around town beginning April 19. 
Work will begin in north Golden on Avery St.
2017 Utility Replacement

Diamond Contracting is currently working on pricing.

We will begin paving the city parking lot by Meyer Hardware parking lot April 24.

44th Ave Trail

On April 19, 2017 the contractor will remobilize to complete the final phase of the trail connection, installing a 70' long 35,000 lb precast bridge. In order to safely complete the operation, 44th Ave will be closed in both directions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a detour in place for the duration of the closure. For more information, contact Dan Hartman at (303) 384-8150.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 5000 meters replaced to date, and about 300 more left to go. More than 700 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
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet on April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

At this meeting, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will consider the following:
  • Lion's Club Vanover park pavilion project
  • Washington Avenue Project
  • Welch Ditch discussion
  • Special interest request process discussion
For more information on this or other upcoming City Council meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) will meet on April 19 at 7:30 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming City Council meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the Study Session, Planning Commission will discuss the W. Colfax Policy.

For more information on this or other upcoming City Council meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Artist Meet & Greet with Rocky Mountain Hummer artist Don Kimmell
Golden's newest and highly anticipated public art piece, Rocky Mountain Hummer, will soon welcome visitors as they enter the S. Golden Rd at the Ulysses St roundabout near King Soopers. Metal sculptor, Don Kennell, was selected by the Public Art Commission (PAC) last fall to create a public art piece for this location.

An artist Meet and Greet event will be held on April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Foothills Art Center located at 809 15th Street, in Golden. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Kennell and learn about his inspiration and process for creating the Rocky Mountain Hummer sculpture through a short presentation.

The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided.
Golden Bike Library 2nd Season Opening
The City of Golden is excited to announce the Golden Bike Library will open for its second season on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Stop by the Golden Visitor's Center (1010 Washington Ave) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy refreshments and giveaways or take a bike for a spin. 

This unique service is funded through a Colorado Department of Transportation Grant.
Shelton School & Community Garden Dedication Event
The Shelton School & Community Garden is officially breaking ground on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and everyone is invited! The event will include volunteers from DUG (Denver Urban Gardens), parent/student volunteers from Shelton and the community, Mad Greens volunteers, Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Golden City Councilwoman Saoirse Charis-Graves and State Representative Jessie Danielson).

DUG will bring a crew of volunteers and a shift leader who will provide overall direction, while also providing all tools and materials. The tasks will be to loosen the soil with pick axes, cut cedar planks for edging using power tools supplied by DUG, lay the pathways with weed barrier and crusher fine gravel, and edge the at-grade plots with cedar. DUG will have a load of crusher delivered along with the cedar planks.

Volunteers should dress for the weather, and wear close-toed, sturdy shoes and clothing that can get dirty. If volunteers have garden gloves or their own tools that they'd like to bring, they are welcome to bring them. They should be sure to label them with their name so they don't get mixed up with DUG's tools.

If you have any questions, please e-mail  sheltonschoolcommunitygarden@gmail.com.
Colorado Denim Day
CO Denim Day 2017
On Colorado Denim Day, April 26, 2017, state agencies, businesses, and other groups in Colorado are asked to allow their employees to pay $5 in exchange for wearing jeans on Denim Day. All funds donated will go to support the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), which works to ensure that Colorado communities believe and support survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and take action to end sexual violence.

Employees wearing jeans will receive stickers that they can wear to let everyone know why they are wearing jeans on Denim Day. Wearing jeans is a conversation-starter and visual sign of your support of survivors. Colorado Denim Day demonstrates the power of communities coming together to support survivors and take a stand against sexual violence.
Colorado School of Mines Spring Music Concert & Fundraiser
Enjoy a free evening of music on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m., in Bunker Auditorium in the Green Center at Colorado School of Mines. The night kicks off with performances from the concert choir and various guitar ensembles, and ends with a performance from the concert band.

In addition to great music, the night will include a raffle to raise money for the CSM band. Funds raised will go toward purchasing new instruments, repairing and maintaining current instruments in bad shape, section lesson coaches for the band and orchestra, and more.

You can purchase raffle tickets before the concert in the lobby, or ahead of time either on April 22 from 12-3 p.m. at the E-Days Carnival, or from tables set up in the Pedestrian Plaza in front of the Student Recreation Center on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 24-28.  For $1 each ticket, you can win small prizes such as cupcakes from Gold Mine Cupcakes, gift cards from Anthony's pizza and Woody's pizza, a Chick-Fil-A gift basket, and much more! You must be present to win these prizes. Also available are $2 tickets (or 3 tickets for $5) for larger prizes including 1) a  free night stay and breakfast at the Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa, 2) 3 months of free martial arts classes from Victory Martial Arts in Golden, and 3) an "outdoors basket" including the earth treks climbing passes, free guided mountain tours from Golden Mountain Guides, and 2 free bike rentals from Bentgate Mountaineering. You needn't be present to win the larger prizes.

Each of these events is open to Mines students, as well as Golden community members.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - April 18 - 25
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - April 18 & 25, 4 p.m.


  • Book Group "What the Luck: The Surprising Role of Chance in our Everyday Lives" - April 18, 6 p.m. 
  • Social Networking Basics - April 19, 12 p.m.
  • Wild Wednesday (ages 6-10) - April 19, 4 p.m.
  • Here & There & Share Personal History Workshops Part III - April 19, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Help - April 19 & 20, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 and up) - April 20, 5:30 p.m.
  • Fuzzy Friends Sleepover - April 23, 1 p.m.
  • STEM Girls - April 24, 4 p.m.
  • Respecting End of Life Wishes: Advance Care Planning for Everyone - April 25, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Golden Year in Review 2016
Golden City Manager Jason Slowinski recently gave his State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. 

As part of the presentation, the City's Communications Department put together a video to highlight all of the hard work done by the City staff. As you'll see (click image to right to see the video), Golden once again proved itself to be a community that comes together in good times and bad. Our entire staff is committed to keeping Golden the best place to Live, Work and Play.

To watch the entire State of the City, visit Cityofgolden.net/CityManager.