Weekly August 20 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Gear up for the Colorado Classic this weekend!
The Colorado Classic happens this Saturday - are you ready?!

Due to overwhelming response, the volunteer positions have been filled. Thanks for stepping up, Golden! We hope everyone else will join us to cheer riders on this Saturday. Here's what you need to know! 

Fan Zones

1.  Start/Finish Line on Washington between 12th and 13th:   Send off the riders in style under the iconic Golden arch and watch as the peloton flashes by seven times. Be the first to know the winner! 
2.  15th and Washington:   Bring your cowbells, line the street and cheer on racers as they begin the short, yet steep, climb up Washington. The final lap will see racers give their final push as they fight for the distinction of Queen of the Mountain. 
3.  New Terrain Brewery:   In addition to over 15 fresh brews on tap, Golden's very own New Terrain Brewery offers front seat views as the race flies down Table Mountain Parkway for seven laps.
4.  Bike and Lifestyle Expo at Parfet Park:   Explore the Bike and Lifestyle Expo area while still keeping up with the action live-streamed big screen TVs as the racers head toward the finish line.


The parking garage on Jackson between 12th and 13th Streets is open to the public. The garage on Jackson between 12th and 13th Streets will be VIP parking, but will then open up to the public just before 11 a.m.  
*Please note, the parking garages are inside the race course, once you are in, you can't leave until the race concludes at around 2 p.m. 
Accessible Parking: Reserved accessible parking will be available at the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave. limited to use for cars with a valid disability placard or license plate.

Expo in the Park

Stop by the Cycling Health and Wellness Expo in Parfet Park from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m to watch the race with a live feed on a jumbo screen, while visiting with booths from local and national vendors as well as some tasty food trucks. 

Livestream the Race

If you can't make it to the Colorado Classic in person, join us online and cheer on your favorite racers with a livestream of the race.  

Other important information

The Golden Farmer's Market will still be going on the day of the race from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., but with some detours in place for getting there. To avoid the biggest crowds downtown, we recommend you plan your Farmer's Market visit early.

Check out the  Colorado Classic website, or  ColoradoClassicGolden.com for more race details, including where to watch, the location of the bike corrals, and information about the race. 

We'd like to give a special shout out to our local stage sponsors and thank them for supporting Golden and the Colorado Classic:
  • Tributary Market and Drinkery
  • CafĂ© 13
  • Connects Workspace
  • Confluence Companies
  • The Hotel Eddy
  • Earth Sweet Botanicals
Colorado Classic Sponsors

GCC closed this week for maintenance
The Golden Community Center (GCC) is closed for its annual week of maintenance and deep cleaning this week, through Aug. 25, which coincidentally includes the day of the Colorado Classic bike race.

During this closure, the GCC will accomplish many projects that can't be completed while the building is open to the public. Projects scheduled include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Deep cleaning
  • Refinishing hardwood floors
  • Painting throughout the building
  • Equipment repair and/or replacements
  • Changing bulbs and light fixtures in hard to reach, high places that require special equipment
The Splash will be open for lap swimming through August 25.

The GCC will reopen at normal time on Monday, August 26.

We thank you for your patience as we work hard to make the GCC safe and clean for all residents.
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board meets tonight, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Board members will discuss the following items:
  • Election of officers
  • DeLong public meeting
  • Budget/Fees and Charges Update
  • Open Space tour update
  • Projects update
Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizens Budget Advisory Commitee Meeting
The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) meets Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, CBAC will discuss the following items:
  • Parks and Recreation fees and charges update
  • Utility rate study update
  • Additional CIP discussion
  • Civic Center updates
Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Regular Meeting
Planning Commission meets Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will review a request to amend the Coors Technology Center ODP (existing zoning) and approve a new ODP that would allow manufacturing within the existing structure at 16035 Table Mountain Parkway. The Commission will then adjourn into study session.

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Regular Meeting
Golden City Council meets Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Council members will consider the following items:
  • Staff will provide Council with an update on the draft 2020 CIP Budget
  • On August 8, 2019 City Council requested that they have an opportunity to discuss levels of permitting and enforcement applicable to private landscaping, construction, or demolition activities in the City right of way.

Following the regular meeting, Council adjourn into Executive Session.

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Final Movies & Music in the Park in the Lions Ball Fields
Join us for the final Movies & Music in the Park this  Friday, August 23 in the Lions Ball Fields at 10th and Maple as we revisit everyone's favorite nanny in Mary Poppins Returns. And starting the evening off with music to get you up and out of your lawn chairs and dancing is The Sweet Lillies.

*Please note, Movies & Music in the Park IS NOT in Parfet Park this week, but is moving to the Lions Park Ball Fields due to the bike race happening the following day.

The band begins performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie will start rolling at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. The movies is shown on a giant screen under the stars. This event is sponsored by Confluence Companies and their latest project, the Hotel Eddy.

Confluence Companies

Bring blankets or low-slung chairs and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. This year we've dedicated the front area to blankets only, so please look for the signs. 

Come early and bring a picnic dinner or enjoy food and drinks from local vendors such as pizza, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what's a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?  Money collected from popcorn sales go to a local nonprofit organization.

Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home - this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Regular  park rules apply.
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers Market
*Please note, the Colorado Classic bike race will be riding through town this Saturday and will cause road closures throughout downtown until 2 p.m. Please visit ColoradoClassicGolden.com for a look at which roads will be closed and when to plan your visit to the Farmers Market this week.

Visit the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, August 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for  local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces. The Farmers Market happens every Saturday through October 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Pirates!
Golden Bicycle Cruise
Yarrrr there matey! It's time again for the Golden Bicycle Cruise next Tuesday, August 27 and we'll have ye walkin' the plank if ye don't dress like a pirate!
Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews, while local band, Half Pint and the Growlers, provides the music. Bob's Atomic Burgers will provide food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.
There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library (1019 10th Street) for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.
Mobility and Transportation Authority Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Authority meets on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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:
  • August 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Insider's Discovery: Tour of Golden History Park
  • August 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | August Homesteaders' Day
  • September 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Tourism, Make-Believe, and the Built Environment: Colorado's Mid-Century Tourist Parks
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Golden Sustainability Upcoming Events
All Things Recycling: A Community Conversation About Waste Diversion in Golden
September 17, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.
Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave.
Hear the latest information from industry experts about where our materials go, recent changes in the industry, and how your family can participate in organic waste collection and other waste diversion programs.

Prioritizing Our Community's Sustainability Initiatives
October 9, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.
Location, TBD
Last year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals.
With your help, Golden adopted new goals this past February.  Now we need your help again to prioritize the great ideas for projects and policies that came from the community.

For more information visit CityofGolden.net/NewInSustainability.
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
Four days left to apply for Golden's Neighborhood transformation project
Golden Garden Project
Transform your landscape and save water through the City's Grass to Garden program. 
The City of Golden and Resource Central are converting three lucky residents' front yards from lawn to beautiful, low-water perennial gardens. This 200 sq foot conversion could save you 14,000 gallons! Must have a sprinkler system to apply.  
To learn more and apply, complete the online application

The application deadline is August 23.
Volunteers needed for the Greenhouse Raiser project this Sunday
GoFarm and Growing Spaces are collaborating on Greenhouse Raiser, a community volunteer day on Sunday, August 25. Help construct a state-of-the-art geodesic greenhouse dome in Downtown Golden. Volunteers are needed for 3-hour shifts throughout the day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The day will end with a celebratory drink at Barrels and Bottles at 5 p.m.

The greenhouse utilizes sustainable technologies and an aquaponics system and will be farmed by a GoFarm Farmer Apprentice later in the year, supplying sustainably-grown food to GoFarm and to Golden residents.

For more information and to sign up for a volunteer shift, visit the Eventbrite page online.
Geodesic Greenhouse

Public Works Citizens' Academy - Spots still available!
PW Citizens Academy
Come find out how our crews are keeping Golden's streets clear, the water flowing, and the city beautiful! This year's participants can expect equipment demonstrations, presentations by Public Works staff, and tours of city facilities including a field trip to the popular Guanella Reservoir near Empire.

Starting August 28, this free 20-hour program will be held on Wednesday nights and some Saturdays throughout September. This Academy is designed for adults and can be particularly helpful to citizens who occupy spots on Golden boards and commissions. For the full syllabus and to sign up, visit the  PW Citizens' Academy page or click the image above for more information.

If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Shauna Paulson at 303-384-8152 or  spaulson@cityofgolden.net.
Parking in Downtown Golden - always free for the first two hours!
Shopping, dining or just enjoying a stroll downtown? Parking is free everywhere in the downtown business district for two hours, including in the parking garages and surface lots, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., parking is free in all but permit parking areas!

If you are coming for a special event, or find yourself parking outside of the downtown area, please be aware that the surrounding neighborhoods have resident permit parking. Read signs carefully before parking.

Visit our Visitor Parking page for parking maps and to learn about the Downtown Parking Mobile App when you need to park for longer than two hours.
Current Projects
2019 Utility Replacement

Waterline replacement at Johnson Rd and W. 14th Ave will continue another one to two weeks. Water main replacement on Lookout Mt. Rd should be completed by Aug. 30.

Please contact Les Major (303) 384-8170 if you have any questions.
2019 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete has started on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive.

They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take an additional two weeks.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
2019 Street Improvement Program

Work continues throughout the city with many streets in various stages of construction. Streets scheduled for work for the week of August 26 include the following:

Street                                                                  From                         To          
Lily Ln Sunshine Pkwy Dead end
Hog Back Dr Hwy 93 Brickyard Cir
Brickyard Cir Hog Back Dr. Hog Back Dr
Brickyard Rd Spyderco Way Brickyard Cir
Choke Cherry Ct Ridge Rd Cul de Sac
Aspen Pl
Ridge Rd Cul de Sac
Ridge Rd Mesa Dr Normans St
Normans St Ridge Rd Ptarmigan St
North Ford St 2nd St Mesa Dr
7th St. Washington St Ford St
10th St Cheyenne St Maple St
Cheyenne St 10th St
Library P Lot
Washington Ave
10th St 11th St
24th St Illinois St
Fossil Trace Dr
Fossil Trace Dr
Home Stake Dr
Cul de Sac
Home Stake Dr
Illinois St Fossil Trace Dr
Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other Street Closures
  • Aug 7 - 28:  18th St from Jackson to Washington - the sidewalk will be impacted by brick work being done on the south elevation. It will be open during the bike race. 
  • Aug 5 - 23:  Aerial fiber optics replacement will impact traffic lanes, parking lanes, sidewalk and alley on 16th, 18th, and Jackson
  • Aug 14 - 26:  Installation of new gas service line will impact the alley between 11th and 12th from Illinois to Cheyenne
  • Aug 19 - 22:  Ford and 14th - traffic lanes, parking lanes and sidewalk will be impacted by utility work
  • Aug 19 - 23: 17th St from Elm to Illinois will impact a traffic lane and sidewalk during concrete restoration
  • Aug 23:  Washington from Iowa to 1st St, a traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted during the replacement of a section of curb and gutter
  • Sept 2 - 23: 18th - 24th Streets, Lookout View Dr, Table Dr, East St, Belvedere St, traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will all be impacted by aerial fiber optics replacement
  • July 31 - Sept 20: at 708-710 Cheyenne St., the sidewalk will be closed for new construction on the lot
  • Carriage Rides - most Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 - 8 p.m. A station will be set up on the north side of 12th St. from Washington to Miners Alley and will occupy parking lanes
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until September 8. Due to the construction activity parking spaces will also be lost during this time
  • The closure of 17th St. between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended through the end of September