Weekly Digest - August 8, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
When every kid is a winner!

Dash at the Splash
This Saturday is the annual Dash at the Splash Kids' Triathlon at the Splash at Fossil Trace! This popular event for kids 12 and under teaches children about competition in a safe, supportive environment. The kiddos are broken into 3 different age groups and run, swim and bike appropriate distances with their peers, testing their own limits. Every finisher, from first across the finish line to last is a winner to us. We wish all the competitors a good race and hope each leaves afterward with a proud sense of accomplishment - you've earned it!

But our kids aren't the only racers taking to Golden byways this Saturday. The inaugural Colorado Classic Bike Race will be in the Golden area on August 12 and CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol have informed us that the race will necessitate some local road closures. Please scroll down to the Around Town section below to learn which roads will require closures and when you can expect them so you're prepared. We also have the information available  on our website.

Keep reading for more info on what else is happening in Golden, and have a great week!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
We have had a number calls with concerns about a right turn lane from eastbound 19th to eastbound US 6. There will be a turn lane in the final configuration, but it will not be a continuous lane that merges on the ramp. Traffic modeling shows a stop condition works well with little delay. Sundays traffic is absolutely not normal, and not even close to what was designed for. We have watched peak hour traffic and haven't seen a que of more than 4 cars and delays less than 20 seconds. In fact the average delay has been more like 3 seconds. There is no plan to make a change beyond the turning lane shown of the plans at this time.
There will be lane closures on mainline US 6 east and west the next few weeks for landscape work in the median.
Grading for 19th as it approaches US 6 continues, and the next anticipated paving will be this Friday. This is the future median area, and is being paved for a temporary detour. When eastbound traffic is moved to that detour the south side asphalt will be removed and regraded.
Now the off-ramp from westbound 6 to 19th has been moved to the east at 19th to make room for grading, drainage and curbs. Because of this relocation to make a left turn to go west on 19th you will need to turn right and u-turning at the Elm St roundabout. This condition will last at least until the end of August.
Work at the westbound off-ramp at 19th is proceeding, but it is very tight in this area so please be careful.
Pedestrians are now using the final trail across the lid, but pay attention when you when you drive walk or ride through the area there is landscape activity all around.
Concrete paving for the US6 trail is being done, but remember it is still closed.

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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2017 Street Improvements

During the week of August 7, milling and paving operations will be occurring in the Heritage Dells area.
On Friday August 4, we will begin repaving 10th St from Washington Ave to Cheyenne St.
"No parking" signs will be placed a minimum of 24 hrs in advance of any milling, patching and paving work. Each street is expected to take 2-5 days from start to finish. Weather permitting. 
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

The contractor is returning to town to do wastewater replacement on East St.
Concrete Replacement

Work on 19th St form Jackson St to Elm St is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 65 meters left, most of which need residents to make appointments to schedule the change.

Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 to schedule your replacement appointment or with questions regarding this project.

All final meter replacements will be done by the City.

More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, EdComm will consider the following:
  • Municipal code chapter establishing EDComm
  • 2017 Mayors Community Awards event
  • Golden Vision Investment Forums
For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden Celebrates Commitment to Climate Action
Join us Thursday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of City Hall to celebrate Golden's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, the Climate Mayors organization, and the Compact of Colorado Communities. This comes on the heels of Golden and other Colorado cities uniting with Governor Hickenlooper to join the US Climate Alliance.

Golden is celebrating with dozens of cities and nine states that have already committed to climate action. Golden has been working toward a goal of 25 percent renewables by 2027, along with energy conservation and 6 other sustainability goals adopted in 2007. The celebration will include refreshments from Em's Ice Cream and Goldmine Cupcakes, and remarks from City Council members.

For more information, contact Theresa Worsham at tworsham@cityofgolden.net.
Regular City Council Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet August 10 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the upcoming meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. For more information about Consent Matters items up for approval, please view the  meeting agenda.
  • Council will consider a proposed ordinance requiring that any person who has any firearm within their premises must store the firearm in a manner to ensure that minors can't obtain possession of the firearm.
  • City Council will consider a request to approve a Historic Site Designation for the former Piggly Wiggly structure, located at 807 13th Street. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request on at tonight's meeting.
  • City Council will consider a Resolution submitting a question to Golden voters in the November 2017 coordinated election.  The ballot question would ask Golden voters whether the City Council should be authorized to revise the City's lease with the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for the Rooney Road Sports Complex to potentially allow a future renewable energy project, most likely a solar energy facility on a portion of the site, while retaining space for current and expanded recreation fields.
Following the meeting, City Council will adjourn into a Study Session.

Please see the meeting agenda for more information on items to be considered at the meeting.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Movies & Music in the Park visits the world of Harry Potter!
This Friday, August 11, Movies & Music in the Park offers a lesson in  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a magical adventure set in the world of wizards and muggles, but years before Harry Potter or his nemesis, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, were ever even born.

But first, join us for one of the hottest upcoming bands on the Denver Indie Rock scene,  Wildermiss. Taking the stage at 7 p.m., this indie-pop four-piece, is sure to wow and have you dancing in the park with their addictive guitar lines and the soaring vocals of Emma Cole.

Bring a picnic or take advantage of one of the food trucks at the event. And please remember, this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Dogs are welcome, but please keep your movie-loving canines on a leash, and pick up after them. And if you're bringing a lawn chair, please be mindful of the people behind you, and keep high-back chairs to the side.

Movies & Music in the Park runs every Friday night in August at Parfet Park located at 10th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Golden.
Dash at the Splash Kids Triathlon
Dash at the Splash Kid's Triathlon event is designed to be a fun challenge for the up and coming tri-athlete in your family! This event will be held at The Splash water park in Golden this Saturday, August 12, starting at 6:30 a.m.

The event is open to children twelve years of age and under. Children are broken down into age groups of 8 and under, 9 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 12 year olds, and the age categories will determine the distances in each event that the child will complete. The event is designed to promote healthy active lifestyles in children.

Visit our website to learn more about Dash at the Splash.
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.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet August 15 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events -  August 8 - 15
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - August 8 & 15, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - August 8, 6 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Discovery - August 9, 3 p.m. 
  • DIY Lab (Ages 12 and up) - August 10, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: School Supplies (All Ages) - August 11, 12 p.m.
  • Love Your Pet Event - August 12, 10 a.m.
  • Paws for Reading - August 12, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Make a Pinhole Eclipse Viewer - August 13, 1:30 p.m.
  • First LEGO League (Grades 5 - 8) - August 13, 3:30 p.m. 
  • Fundamentals with Fran! Reading, Writing and Penmanship Mastery, for Kids! - August 14, 4 p.m.
  • High-Voltage Book Group (Grades 3 - 6) - August 14, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group - Bone Gap by Laura Ruby- August 15, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Inaugural bicycle race brings road closures this Saturday

The inaugural Colorado Classic Bicycle Race, a professional men and women's cycling event, is happening this weekend, August 10 - 13. The race goes through cities in Colorado, including Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, Denver and the surrounding areas to include parts of Golden. The Colorado State Patrol will be closing roads associated with the race.

The race will come briefly into the outskirts of Golden on Saturday, August 12.

CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol have indicated that there will be road closures and detours associated with the race in Golden. Alternate routes are advised. Please take note of the following closures and plan your travel accordingly.

Note that all times are approximate and based on available information, but events within the race can affect road closure times.

  • The on- and off-ramps at SH58 and McIntyre will be closed:
    • 1:30 - 2 p.m.
    • 2:45 - 4 p.m.
  • 44th Avenue will be closed from Depot Street to McIntyre Street:
    • 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
    • 2:45 - 4 p.m.
  • Highway 93 will be closed from Washington Avenue to 58th Avenue:
    • 2:45 - 4 p.m.
  • Easley Road will be closed:
    • 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
    • 2:45 - 4 p.m.

These are hard closures and during these times no vehicle access will be allowed on the roads listed above.

A complete map of the race route, including the notice of closures from CDOT, is available for download below.

The City of Golden is not responsible for the road closure times or the race route.  Please direct all questions to the bike race organizers at www.veloramacolorado.com.

Celebration of the Life of John Tracy Memorial Services

John Tracy Memorial Service
The public is invited to celebrate the life and memory of one of Golden's most notable residents.  John Tracy worked for the Golden Transcript for 30 years until his death on Aug. 1, caused by a variety of health problems. 

Tracy was involved in many facets of the Golden community. His considerable contributions were recognized by groups such as the Golden Rotary Club and Golden Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he was named a Living Landmark by the Golden Landmarks Association in 2011 and was grand marshal in the Buffalo Bill Days parade last year.

The memorial service will take place on August 16 at 10 a.m. at the CSM Green Center.
Golden Drops Fire Restrictions

Due to changes in weather patterns, the Golden Fire Department is lifting the Stage 1 fire restrictions within the city limits of Golden, which were put into effect on July 10. This does not apply to areas in Unincorporated Jefferson County, but does coincide with Jefferson County's decision to lift fire restrictions as well.

Golden Fire will continue to monitor the weather and make adjustments as necessary. We still ask that citizens take precautions and be smart about extinguishing fires and cigarettes.