Weekly Digest April 23 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Wildlife Crossing Public Meeting
You are invited to a public meeting to discuss wildlife crossings on US 6.  The meeting is tomorrow - Wednesday, April 24 starting at 6 p.m. at Fossil Trace Golf Club, 3050 Illinois St., Golden.
CDOT is concerned about the high number of large animal vs. auto accidents on US 6 between 19th Street and Heritage Road. In 2010, they constructed wildlife fencing to try to limit crossing areas and provide for a safer environment for drivers. Large animal collisions cause a substantial portion of the injury accidents along the foothills. CDOT is looking to do a more expansive project to improve driver safety by providing a wildlife crossing where the animals go either over or under US 6. Tomorrow night's meeting is designed to get citizen feedback on alternatives to separate the animals from the motorists. The City of Golden will also be soliciting feedback soon on our Guiding Golden site.  Watch for that in the next few days.

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

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Street Closures
  • Overhead to underground electric utility work for the new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Ave is expected to begin April 12 and last until approximately May 17. One lane will be closed on Ulysses from W. 10th Ave to W. 12th Ave.

  • The closure of Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), has been extended until June 3. Parking spaces will 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 due to weather delays.
  • Parking in front of the Mountaineering Center on 10th St. will be limited from April 29 - May 3.
Washington Complete Street Project

Concrete Works of Colorado has placed all of the bike lanes and parking lanes on the east side of Washington, as well as most of the curb returns to side streets. City Engineering staff and Concrete Works are preparing to move to the next and final phase of the project, which is the reconfiguration of the ramps at Hwy 58.
Diamond Contracting has begun work on the water main replacement, required because of the recently uncovered corroded pipe. They will minimize the impact to the recently placed streetscape. This work is expected to take three weeks to complete.
Landscaping and lighting work will continue in all phases of the project through the end of June.  

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
Bicycle-Friendly Driver 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!

Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course  is designed to teach drivers best practices for sharing the road with people who ride bicycles. This course will be held on Tonight, April 23 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.
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Meeting
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Celebrate the Installation of "Protecting the Future"
Protecting the Future
Installation of "Protecting the Future" is scheduled for the week of April 22. Community members are invited to an unveiling celebration on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting. The event will take place
in the B achman  open space on the East side of  Kimball Ave. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to view the art pieces up close and meet the artist, Christine Knapp, to learn about her inspiration and process for creating the sculpture. The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided. 

For more information about the project and AWEGO visit, www.awego.org.
Mines Music Program and Concert Raffle
The Colorado School of Mines will hold the Mines Music Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ford Building on the CSM campus, 1301 19th St.

The Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity will hold a prize raffle at the end of the Mines Music Spring Concert to raise money for new instruments, feeding band members during football games, and to purchase new lockers for instrument storage. All of the prizes given away were donated by local companies and organizations around Golden. This event started last year and raised $650 for the band program.

The cost of a raffle ticket is $1 for one small prize ticket, $6 for 5 small prize tickets, or $2 for a large prize ticket.
Do you live next to open space?
The Golden Fire Department would like to take a proactive approach to wildfire mitigation with residents who live close to mountainous areas. We have all been witness to the horrible loss, damage and destruction due to catastrophic wildfires throughout our country. Let's not stand idly by and wait to be fire victims. 
There are several community based wildfire mitigation programs available for you to access at no cost. The Golden Fire Department will host an informational session on Monday, April 29 in our training room located in Fire Station 1 at 911 10th Street. This is specifically for residents who live next to open space! Please join us at 6:30 p.m. to learn about actions you can take as home owners to reduce the risk of fire spread, meet your Firefighters and neighbors, and make plans for what you can do on Saturday, May 4 in recognition of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
We look forward to meeting you and making Golden FireWise!  

Wildfire Mitigation Info Session
The Wright 3-Day Summit
The Wright, a 3-day summit and award program illuminating the industry and culture of the outdoors, returns to Golden April 29- May 2. Featuring a three-part series of lunch hour keynote conversations and a dozen afternoon panel discussions; all free and open to the public. There will also be Golden Night, on Wednesday, May 1, a free walkabout throughout downtown Golden celebrating art, culture, and the outdoors! To register to attend the free events, visit The Wright website
Volunteers Needed for the set up, execution and breakdown of The Wright.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Caitlyn at cpgeorger@gmail.com or sign up here.
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 26, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
  • May 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Coloradans Choose Their Capital, 1861-1881
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
Golden Youth Police Academy

Join the Golden Youth Police Academy, June 10 - 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get an inside view of law enforcement with a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on training. Learn about tasers, watch K-9 demonstrations, get a jail tour, and learn about crime scene investigations, evidence collection, arrest control, firearms safety and more!

Participants must be 13 to 17 years of age (13 year olds must have completed 7th grade), and must be able to attend all five days. Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who attend Golden schools. Class size is limited to 16 so  apply soon.
Movies & Music in the Park Movie Poll
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 May.
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.