Weekly Digest August 27 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Volunteer to "Be a Tool"!
Golden will be bustling with volunteers armed with paint brushes, hammers, and other home improvement tools for this year's annual Be a Tool Neighborhood Rehab Project (NRP) on September 7, and you're invited to join!

Since 2011, the NRP has enlisted kind-hearted neighbors to help homeowners make improvements to their homes to keep them warm, dry and safe. The program was started in Golden, but has since spread to also include Arvada, Englewood, and Idaho Springs.
Using an innovative model of community support and volunteers, over 734 homes have been improved since the program began.

22,483 volunteer hours were donated which resulted in labor savings of more than $525,000. Yet to the homeowners who benefit from the program, the help is priceless.

Find out more about this project and how you can be a part of it at  www.beatool.org.

The City of Golden administrative offices and the Golden Community Center will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 2. Have a happy, safe holiday and we'll see you again with another Weekly Digest of what's happening in Golden next Tuesday!
Upcoming Events
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Pirates!
Golden Bicycle Cruise
Ahoy there matey! It's time again for the Golden Bicycle Cruise tonight, 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 tonight, August 27 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, MTAB will discuss the following items:
  • Proposed changes to the crosswalk manual
  • Recently approved locations as well as discuss locations MTAB sees as suitable locations to study for crosswalk warrants and potential installations.
  • Planning Commission feedback and solutions to some of the issues with the 8th Street Design
  • Discuss potential locations for data collection for pedestrian and bicycle counts.
  • Introduction to the Colfax Complete Streets project
  • Introduction to the US 6 and Heritage project 

For more information, view the meeting agenda.


For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) meets Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, CSAB members will discuss the following items:
  • Review the list of projects identified for 2019 and schedule the remaining topics for discussion.
  • Continue planning for the All Things Recycling event to be held at the Buffalo Rose on September 17.
  • Review how the City will track progress with the latest updated Sustainability goals and discuss data management.
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.
"Sweatworking" with the Golden Bike Library
"Sweatworking" is business networking while participating in physical exercise and working up a sweat!

Join the Golden Chamber of Commerce and other members of the Golden business community on Thursday, August 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and every other month following for a unique opportunity to combine business networking with your active lifestyle. Each Sweatworking networking opportunity, will visit a different Golden Chamber member fitness business to try out a workout and get to know other members at the same time.

This month's fitness partner is the Golden Bike Library, located just behind the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Ave.

Come for the workout, stay for the networking!

For more information, contact Nola Krajewski, Member Relations Manager, Golden Chamber of Commerce at 303-279-3113 or nola@goldenchamber.org.

Admission is free for members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce, but advanced registration is required.
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers Market
Visit the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, August 31, 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.
Toby's Pet Parade
Toby's Pet Parade is an annual tradition that shines the spotlight on Golden pets while raising funds and awareness for the 12,000+ animals that Foothills Animal Shelter cares for annually.

Dress up your pup and join about 2,000 other animal lovers for a parade and fair in downtown Golden on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The best part is watching hundreds of pups all dolled up in costume strolling down Washington Avenue! The parade of pups will then end in Parfet Park for a family-friendly fair.

For details visit  Tobyspetparade.org or call 720-407-5249.
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
  • September 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.| Randi Samuelson-Brown: Sex and Drugs in the 1890s
  • September 24, 25 & 26 | Three-day "Senior" Summer Camp
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
Golden Civic Foundation Community Grant
The Golden Civic Center Community Grant Cycle for 2019-2020 is currently open and seeking applications from organizations that support and enhance the community of Golden. The deadline for the initial letter of interest is September 5, 2019.

The mission of the Golden Civic Foundation (Foundation) is to "Build a Better Golden" by supporting Golden's schools, culturals, clubs and civic organizations. From the downtown streetscape and public art that graces city streets and walking paths, to the support of community events and downtown revitalization efforts, the Foundation has invested more than $6.1 million in Golden and is committed to helping Golden remain a wonderful place to live, work and play.

For more information on the Community Grant, visit www.goldencivicfoundation.org/grants.
Sign up for the City's Waste and Recycling Notification System
Unsure about which day your trash will be picked up after Labor Day? Take the guesswork out of the holiday trash schedule by signing up for the City's waste and recycling notification system. You can now sign up to receive email reminders about one-day delays for holiday weeks and severe weather notifications that may affect your recycling and garbage collection. This new service is free and only requires an email address but is only for City of Golden program customers. Sign up for email reminders!
Sprinkler baby
Slow the Flow Appointments Still Available 
Water usage gotten away from you this summer? Good news! It's not too late to schedule a free irrigation consultation for your home! Learn how to save water and money through this service provided to you at no cost through the City of Golden in partnership with Resource Central.

Simply call 303-999-3824 or sign up at resourcecentral.org/sprinkler to schedule.
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 be completed this week. Water main replacement on Lookout Mt. Rd should be completed by Sept. 9.

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

Fasick Concrete is continuing work on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive.
They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as completing 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 this and next week include the following:

Street                                                                  From                         To
Technology Dr
Table Mtn Pkwy
Cul de sac
Table Mtn Pkwy
Technology Dr
44th Ave
W. 45th Dr
Table Mtn Pkwy
Table Mtn Dr
Rooney Rd
Colfax Ave
City boundary
Lily Ln
Sunshine Pkwy
Dead end
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
N. 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
4th Ave roundabout
Heritage Rd
Johnson Rd
W. 10th Ave
US 6

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other Street Closures
  • Sept 4:  Full closure of Iowa St. between N. Rubey Dr. and Washington Ave.  A crane will be set on Iowa St. to install a new pole for Xcel Energy at 100 Washington Ave.  Variable Message Boards will be placed on Iowa St. on Aug. 28, a week prior to the closure.
  • Aug 7 - 28:  18th St from Jackson to Washington - the sidewalk will be impacted by brick work being done on the south elevation.
  • Aug 20 - Sept 30:  16th St. from Illinois to Arapahoe, traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment access.
  • Aug 26 - 30: 601 Washington from Washington Ave. to Jackson St - traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by boring and fiber work.
  • 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.