Weekly Digest July 2 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Access Restricted on Clear Creek

Golden Police Chief Bill Kilpatrick and Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader are restricting waterway activities on Clear Creek.  These temporary restrictions apply to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson County, as well as those portions of Clear Creek within the city limits of Golden.
Water activities prohibited by the order include all single-chambered air inflated devices such as belly boats, inner tubes and single chambered rafts, as well as "body-surfers" and swimming.  Kayaks, whitewater canoes and multi-chambered professionally guided rafts, river boards, and Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPB) are exempt but are encouraged to observe extreme caution due to the safety concerns surrounding swift moving water and floating debris.  All of the above authorized users and occupants must have the use of a Type I, Type III, or Type V Coast Guard-approved paddling life jacket and a water use designed helmet.
The reasoning for this decision is as follows:
  • Clear Creek is a known Type IV water area, which increases public risk due to water temperature, blasted rock, undercut rocks, potential strainers, and other safety considerations.
  • Water flows have consistently measured over 1200 cubic feet per second (CFS) and expected to rise as the heavy snowpack continues to melt in the coming weeks.
  • Water height is also increasing and will continue to increase as the snowpack melts. 
  • Expert opinion of the fire department for training and safety regulations indicates 800 CFS becomes more dangerous for most inexperienced swimmers. 
Violators may be issued a summons for a class 2 petty offense, punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars.  These restrictions will be strictly enforced in an effort to minimize the risk to those using the waterway. 
These temporary water restrictions will remain in effect until water levels decrease. 

Celebrating our Independence Together!
Come out to celebrate Independence Day with the 48th annual Lions Club Fourth of July celebration in Lions Park! 

Enjoy the day in the park, listening to the great line up of live music provided by the Lions Club. Pack your own picnic or purchase food and drink in the park. Sangria and wine will be available from Bonacquisti Wines, Denver's urban winery. Remember that outside alcohol may not be brought into or consumed in the park.

Musical Line Up:
12 - 3 p.m. -  Thunder and Rain 
3:30 - 6 p.m. -  Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene 
6:30 - 9:15 p.m. -  Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts 

Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the many great prizes donated by generous community partners and merchants to the Lions Club. All the proceeds go to fund the many community projects the Lions Club does for the community. Friendly and leashed dogs are welcome. Learn more at  www.goldenlionsclub.org/4thofjuly

The fun starts at 11 a.m. and doesn't end until the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 p.m., weather and fire conditions permitting. Fireworks alerts will be given through social media beginning at 6 p.m. on July 4 regarding any potential weather delays or cancellations. Find us on Twitter @CityofGolden or Facebook @CityofGoldenColorado and @GoldenCOFire. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. but no later than 10 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces every Saturday through October 5, 2019 (excluding Saturday, July 27 for Buffalo Bill Days) 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.
Coffee with a Councilor
Chat with your District One and District Two City Councilors, Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves, during the Saturday, July 6 Coffee with a Councilor event at 3 p.m. at Cafe 13, 1301 Arapahoe St. 

This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.

Golden Super Cruise
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! 
This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.
Sit back and watch the vintage cars roll by this Saturday, July 6 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.
Yarn bombing preparation
Returns Next Week!   
July 8 - 14 

ARTSWEEK GOLDEN is a week-long celebration of the arts orchestrated by Foothills Art Center in partnership with arts-oriented organizations. The festival starts on July 8 with events during the week including yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, film screenings, chalk sidewalk masterpieces, and plein air painting. There is a juried fine arts festival with over 70 artists.
The Golden Public Art Commission (PAC) is sponsoring the following FREE events:
Monday, July 8 - Yarn Bombing of  Downtown Sculptures 
Wednesday, July 10 - 4:30 to 7 p.m. - Public Art Commission Open House 
Friday, July 12 - Golden Chalk on the Creek 
Friday, July 12 - 1 to 2 p.m. Downtown Artventure Tour
Saturday, July 13 - Juried Fine Arts Festival
Sunday, July 14 -  Juried Fine Arts Festival
For a complete listing of all events happening during ARTSWEEK GOLDEN visit www.artsweekgolden.org.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.
Next Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m. learn about "Run, Hide, Fight: How to survive an active killing event" with the Golden Police in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.
Classes are free but seating is limited, so  reserve your spot in advance.
Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet Monday, July 8 at 6:30 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 .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 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:
  • July 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Denver Riots of 1880
  • July 13, 10 - 11 a.m. | Crafts at the Coop
  • July 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Blast Off in the History Park
  • July 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Viva Los Americanos! Colorado Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines, 1898-1899
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
We Want to Hear from You!  

If you live in Golden, you may have received a postcard in the mail indicating that you are one of 2,200 randomly selected residents who will have the opportunity to tell us how you feel about Golden. The City has contracted with the National Research Center (NRC) in Boulder to conduct a community survey that will provide valuable information that will be used to measure our performance and inform future decisions. If you were not selected to participate randomly, you will still have the opportunity to be heard. The survey will be available online after July 18. Results of the online survey will be calculated separately as this will be a self-selected group.
Thank you for participating, we value your input!
Police Department Citizens Academy now accepting applications!
Citizens Academy 2019
The Golden Police Citizens Academy offers citizens and opportunity to  learn what police officers and police employees do in the performance of their duties and the rules and laws that guide them.
The Academy combines classroom presentations with hands-on activities to provide the participants with a comprehensive experience.

Throughout the course of the Academy, participants will be exposed to K9 patrol, drug enforcement, traffic accident investigations, communications, patrol duties and realities, DUI traffic enforcement, the Jefferson County Regional SWAT team, a tour of the Jefferson County Jail, crime scene investigations, firearms simulator, taser and driving track training.

The 2019 Citizens Academy will run from August 28 through November 6 with graduation on November 13. Participants will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and two Saturdays for firing range and driving track training. Applications are open now and available on the City of Golden website under Volunteer Opportunities.

The Golden Police Department began conducting an Adult Citizens Police Academy in 1995. We felt that exposing citizens to knowledge about police work would help them to better understand and relate to police involvement in the community. Our hope is that the graduates of the Citizens Academy will share this knowledge with others in the community.
Colorado Classic - looking for a few good volunteers!
Colorado Classic Promo Video
Golden is excited to host the Colorado Classic on Saturday, August 24!

For the first time ever, the event focuses on female riders.

Want to join in on the fun? There are many volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available.
Email events@cityofgolden.net if you're interested in being part of this historic event!
Join Leadership Golden

This tuition-free program provides local learning about Golden with 11 sessions that run from Sept. 7, 2019 to May 7, 2020. Topics include Golden history, government, public works, finance, growth and development, education, arts and recreation, and the justice system. A great program for newcomers and long-time residents interested in the fabric of Golden.
Visit www.leadershipgolden.org for details and to complete an application form online. The application deadline is July 31. Want to learn more? Come to the "Meet and Greet" reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Old Capitol Grill, 12th & Washington. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

Understand your Sprinklers with a Free Sprinkler Consultation!

Are you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? The City of Golden and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers' efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end of your consultation, you'll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It's easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Simply call (303) 999-3824 or sign up at  resourcecentral.org/sprinkler .  
Current Projects
Street Closures
  • A station for carriage rides will be set up on the north side of 12th Street from Washington to Miners Alley, occupying parking lanes Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • The closure of Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), has been extended until the beginning of August. Parking spaces will be lost during this time.
  • Parking lanes and sidewalks may be impacted in the area of 831 Pine Ridge Rd. due to the installation of water and sanitary sewer services.
  • 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson remains closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St. The closure has been extended due to weather delays.
  • A parking lane will be impacted during a new driveway cut at 223 Arapahoe through July 7.
  • July 1 - 5 (with the exception of July 4) 601 Washington Ave. - lanes will be impacted by potholing. The purpose is to identify vertical depths of utilities for future directional boring permits.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete Is nearing completion in the Hogback and Brickyard areas. Concrete replacement is complete and backfill and cleanup efforts continue. They will move on to Ridge Rd from Mesa Dr to Norman St and Normans St from Ridge Rd to Ptarmigan St, 10th St from Cheyenne St to Maple St and Washington Ave. from 10th to 11th. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take 2 weeks.
Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.

Utility Replacement Program

Sanitary sewer cleaning and video inspection of pipes began this week.  Sanitary sewer pipe rehabilitation is expected to start the week of July 8.

Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 if you have any questions.
Washington Complete Street Project

Paving in Phase 3 (from 2nd Street to 6th Street) is complete and the road is re-opened. Landscaping continues with work on 7th Street nearing completion. 

Find more details on the project at  GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.