Weekly Digest - August 29, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
A Golden summer!

It's hard to believe we're already at the tail end of August, kids are back in school, and fall is peeking around the corner. But Golden is beautiful all seasons so...bring it, autumn! We're ready for you.

In the meantime, don't miss your favorite things about summer in Golden while they're still here. The Farmer's Market is still going strong and this Friday is an opportunity to enjoy First Fridays in Parfet Park sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, replete with live music, food, and beer and wine. 

Just a reminder, this week the Community Center is closed for maintenance and deep cleaning, but annual pass members can go to the Wheat Ridge Rec Center during the closure. The GCC reopens September 2, but will close again on September 4, along with City of Golden administrative offices, in observance of Labor Day.

Keep reading for more happening in the City, and have a happy, safe Labor Day weekend!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
There will be lane closures on eastbound US 6 for median planting for the remainder of the week. All closures will be picked up by noon on Friday in anticipation of the long weekend.
The eastbound off ramp will have a short closure (1-2 hours) on Wednesday. Drivers trying to exit onto 19th St. will be detoured to Heritage Road and allowed to u-turn back to 19th.
Landscaping, irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid and in all ramp areas.
Working space is getting very tight, and work is happening throughout the project so please be careful as you cross the area, whether in a car, on a bike or walking. 

There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

Water Plant Tours

On Thursday, August 24, 2017, the water plant and environmental services staff gave a tour to 25 students in the Warren Tech Outdoor leadership class. The knowledge they gained from the tour will assist them during their backcountry hiking trip where they are expected to use water filtration systems to provide their own safe drinking water. 
2017 Street Improvements

Last week we completed paving Crawford St., Tripp Dr., Berthoud Way, 21st St., Water St., Jackson St. and Arapahoe St. The contractor has moved to The South Ridge neighborhood to begin paving operations.
Public Works Citizens' Academy

The 5th annual Public Works Citizens' Academy registration has begun! Register online today - first class is on September 6.

2017 Utility Replacement

Diamond Contracting has distributed notices to residents on Ford Street and East Street between 1st Street and 5th Street about planned sewer main upgrades in the area. Construction is expected to start the week of September 4, 2017.
Upcoming Events
Golden Bike Cruise
Golden Bike Cruise
Pump up your tires and find your favorite sports jersey, the Golden Bike Cruise is happening tonight,Tuesday, August 29 with a Collegiate/College Sports theme, and featuring music by Chris Thompson.

The cruise takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, from May through September, and starts in the parking lot next to the Golden Library. The cruise has grown over the years and the addition of beer, food and live music have made the event a definite favorite with locals.

Sponsored by the Golden Community Commons, the event starts at 6 p.m. with live music from local bands, local brews from New Terrain Brewery and food provided by Bob's Atomic Burgers. Bring canned goods for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. 

At 7 p.m. the bicycle cruise departs, looping through parks and neighborhoods on the bike trails.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting (Rescheduled)
The Local Licensing Authority will meet August 30 at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For a full list of items to be considered, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Chamber of Commerce First Fridays
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Parfet Park this Friday, September 1 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and join friends, family, and neighbors dancing on the lawn to the music of local band,  Superpop , while enjoying draft beer and wine, and food from Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse and Hot Diggity Dogs. 

In addition to music and food, a giant Jenga game will be on hand for the daring, as well as free face painting and corn toss games.
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
Bean Fosters
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 10 a.m., September 2, at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.

Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
Come out to the Golden Farmers Market, and find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday through Oct. 7 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  www.GoldenChamber.org.
Safety & Preparedness Day
8th Annual Safety & Preparedness Day
Join the Golden Fire Department at Golden Fire Station 1 on September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free safety event that's fun and educational for the whole family!

Here's what you can see and do!:
  • Car seat check station
  • Live fire demonstrations and hands-on learning
  • Fire, burn safety, and preparedness stations
  • Tour a fire truck, ambulance, and state patrol crash car
  • Face painting
  • Free activity books, safety materials, giveaways and refreshments
  • Drawings for prizes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events -  August 29 - Sept. 5
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Aug. 29 & Sept. 5, 4 p.m.
  • Ukulele Wednesdays - Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
  • Library for All - Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities - Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (Ages 12 and up) - Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Calming Glitter Jars (Ages under 6) - Sept. 2, 11 a.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Sept. 2, 1 p.m.
  • Salon 7680 Photography Exhibit - Sept. 3 through Oct. 14
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Mayor's Awards for Excellence now accepting nominations

The tradition continues, as Golden's Mayor Marjorie Sloan hosts a fun event to honor outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden. This will be the 7
th  year for the Mayor's Community Celebration, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

At the Now is your opportunity to nominate a person or group whom, through their extraordinary efforts, exhibit commitment and dedication to the City of Golden and/or Mines.

This year, nominations are accepted for two different awards. The Individual or Business/Organization award highlights exceptional contributions to the Golden community at large. The Gold Mine award highlights contributions made to the betterment of the Colorado School of Mines within the Golden Community.

Learn more about the Mayor's Awards for Excellence and view past winners on the City of Golden website.
Take Advantage of the City's LED Business Grant Program

LED Light bulb
Upgrading to energy-efficient lighting can be the easiest and quickest way to reduce monthly energy bills for any business. To assist businesses in making the switch, the City of Golden Community Sustainability Advisory Board offers grants to eligible businesses who have completed a LED lighting retrofit. 

A one-time $300 grant is available to City of Golden businesses that retrofit existing non-LED lighting fixtures to the LED technology. Pair this offer with Xcel Energy's business lighting rebates and start saving on your monthly electric costs immediately. Xcel's rebates are being cut significantly as of Nov. 1, so upgrade ASAP to get the best deal. 

For more information, visit our Economic Health page
New Call-n-Ride Bus means shorter wait times!

Starting this week, the Community Call-n-Ride Bus flex route is getting an additional bus. This means instead of one bus every half hour, there will be a bus every 15 minutes along the route between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.

So no more checking schedules! You can expect a bus will arrive about every 7.5 minutes on average at any given stop during daytime weekday hours.
Learn more about the service and see a map of the route on our   Community Call-n-Ride Bus page.
Community Center closed Aug 28 - Sept 1

The Golden Community Center is closed August 28 through September 1 for regular maintenance and cleaning.
Members with Annual Passes and Silver Sneakers may use the Wheat Ridge Rec Center in the meantime, and anyone is welcome to lap swim at the Splash.

In addition, the Community Center will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.