April 2 2019 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Pass the popcorn please!
Vote for a movie 2019
Movies & Music in the Park is one of the most popular events of the summer! Taking place on the first four Friday evenings in August, the event fills Parfet Park with music and movie fans of all ages, gathered for a fun free night of entertainment.

Last year we let you select one of those movies with a poll on Guiding Golden. It was such a success, we've decided to do it again!

Go to www.guidinggolden.com/2019-movie-poll and cast your vote for one of three films in the running. Will it be the Transformers movie with a heart, "BumbleBee", everyone's favorite Super-hero family "Incredibles 2", or the adventures of two unlikely video game character buddies in "Ralph Breaks the Internet"? The choice is yours...and we can't wait to see what you pick! Voting is open through the month of April and the winner will be announced in June.

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and h ave a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects

Crews will address the drainage issues along the road leading into the soccer complex on Rooney Rd. Erosion is currently threatening the road. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to be completed this week.
Street Closures
  • Washington Avenue. from 11th Street to almost 12th Street will be down to one lane on Thursday, April 4. The sidewalk and parking will be affected as well on the east side. Buffalo Rose will be installing a sign.
  • West 16th Avenue from South Golden Road to Violet Street will be down to one lane on April 4 and 5.
  • Overhead to underground electric utility work will soon be underway, weather depending, for the new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Avenue. One lane will be closed when this work begins.
  • Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), is closed for construction activities lasting possibly until the end of April. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson remains closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson Street. The closure has been extended into April due to weather delays.
Washington Complete Street Project

Road work continues on North Washington.  We are on schedule to complete the project in June - weather permitting.

Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.
Upcoming Events
Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco Launch
Women Who Startup (WWS) is launching Basecamp Jeffco at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, on April 2, 6 - 8 p.m. Basecamp Jeffco will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs and innovators in Jefferson County and build a supportive community around the community's Women Who Startup, those who work for them, support them, invest in them, and mentor them.

Learn more at  womenwhostartup.com or email  hello@womenwhostartup.com.
Planning Commission Meeting & Study Session
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Following the regular meeting, Planning Commission will adjourn  to Study Session to discuss the following items:
  • Commission will continue their conversation from March 20 with regard to staff recommendations for R-2 zoning updates, with the goal of determining next steps on the path to Council adoption of appropriate R-2 code amendments.
  • Commission will discuss the zoning code enforcement process with both code enforcement and planning staff.
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet Thursday, April 4 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will consider the following items:
  • Community Art Partnership update
  • Unveiling events - Elk in Golden/Run and Fly
  • Arts Week Open House / Mural update
  • PAC Committee reports
  • Consideration of community art proposals
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Study Session
Golden City Council will meet in study session on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, City Council will conduct interviews to consider filling openings on the Downtown Development Authority, Economic Development Commission, Fire Pension Board, Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board, Public Art Commission, and Visit Golden.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Coffee with a Councilor
Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves have combined forces for Coffee with a Councilor including both north and south neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

CWAC will meet on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the home of Patrick and Lisa Vitry, 618 Golden Eagle Circle.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Coyote Classic 5K
Enjoy beautiful views and challenging hills from this family-friendly 5k run course. Or choose the more abbreviated 1 mile course!

When: April 7, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford St.

The 9th Annual Coyote Classic is a local favorite.

Learn more about the race and register at  Coyote5kClassic.com.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.
Next Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. learn about Fire Safety and Fire Prevention in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.

Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.
Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course
The City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

The Auto-Friendly Bicyclist Course is designed to teach people who ride bicycles best practices for sharing the road with drivers. It will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10 th Street.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado, with any questions at  molly@bicyclecolorado.org.
Town & Gown Book Club
Join in on an exhilarating tour into the inner cosmos that generates your reality. The Town and Gown Book Club event is back for a second year. 

Grab a copy of  The Brain: The Story of You  by David Eagleman. A renowned neuroscientist, Eagleman takes readers on a journey into their thoughts, actions, and beliefs to answer the mysterious questions of our existence.

The Town and Gown Book Club meets at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Boettcher Room of the Arthur Lakes Library on the Mines campus, at the intersection of 14 th and Illinois Streets.

Registration for this free luncheon event commits you to read  The Brain: The Story of You in preparation of the discussion. Please  RSVP by Sunday, April 7.
Water-wise Seminar:  Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape

What does "xeric" mean and how much water do these plants really need? Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens will show you how to distinguish between the barely rugged dryer-growing plants at the garden center and those that thrive with literally no irrigation, and how to use both in your Golden yard to best effect. 

When: April 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
Learn more and register online.
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • April 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | What's Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian's View of Colorado Culinary Literature
  • April 13, 10 - 11 a.m. | Egg Coloring with Natural Dyes
  • April 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
  • April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
  • April 26, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
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
Greetings Tour Mural Art Project

Guiding Golden Logo
In celebration of Artsweek 2019, the Golden History Museum, in partnership with the Public Arts Commission, is commissioning a new mural for its building, to be painted on removable panels for if and when the museum ever changes location. 

Greetings Tour is a cross country mural project creating landmarks through public art. Using the classic large letter postcard style, they help revitalize communities with relatable imagery and bright colors.

Before they create their mural, the Museum must submit to the artists a list of five iconic images that capture the spirit and essence of Golden. The Museum is seeking suggestions for subject matter to include in the mural and collecting those suggestions at www.guidinggolden.com/mural-art-project. Make your suggestion by April 26, 2019. For examples of murals completed for other communities, visit  GreetingsTour.com.
City Tree Sale - three varieties still available

Northern Catalpa Tree
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is offering a diverse mix of deciduous tree species to Golden residents through our annual spring tree sale. All trees will come in seven gallon pots and are $65 plus tax. Quantities are limited and many trees have already sold, but a few trees in three varieties are still available:
  • 5 Northern Catalpa
  • 5 Bur Oak
  • 3 English Oak

Customers may order no more than three trees. 


Purchases may be made at the Golden Community Center and will be sold through April 15, or while supplies last. Proof of residency is required.


Work for the City of Golden

The City of Golden has many employment opportunities available right now, including lots of options for anyone looking for summer seasonal work.

Have a look at all the positions currently available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldenco.