Weekly Digest July 30 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
One day road closure - 1750 Jackson

A contractor is scheduled to remove a crane that was used for construction on the new CSM building during the day on Wednesday, July 31. This will require a daytime closure of Jackson between 14 th  and 19 th  Streets with a detour onto Washington.

Contractor will be notifying local impacted businesses.

Please contact Joe Puhr at 303-384-8115 if you have any questions.
Movies & Music in the Park kicks off this Friday!
The first four Fridays of August feature family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park. This Friday, August 2 we kick the series off with a lesson on  How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World along with the music of  Half Pint & the Growlers, a tasty brew of Swing, Gypsy, Twang and Soul.

Each week, the band begins performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie will start rolling at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant screen under the stars.

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. A number of vendors will be on site to offer tasty selections such as pizza, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what's a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?

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.

See our  Movies & Music in the Park page for a full line-up of coming attractions this August!
Lock your door, turn on the porch light and join us for National Night Out!
The Golden Police Department invite you to grab your friends and family and come out for the 19th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Parfet Park on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue.

Join us for live music, performances, raffle prizes, free food and drink, and much more!

National Night Out is an annual community event that promotes police-community partnerships in a fun and relaxing environment.
Take the National Community Survey
You may have received a postcard in the mail indicating that you were one of 2,200 randomly selected residents who had the opportunity to tell us how you feel about Golden. But if you were not randomly selected, don't worry! You have the opportunity to give us your feedback as well. The online  National Community Survey is now available for anyone to take through August 2.

The City 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. 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!
Upcoming Events
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Mustache Ride!
Mustache Bike
English, Handlebar, Chevron, Horseshoe, Pencil, Walrus...the options are endless, just make sure you've got something over your lip for the Golden Bicycle Cruise Mustache Ride tonight, Tuesday, July 30!
Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews, while local band, Dorado, 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, July 30 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.
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission (PAC) meets Thursday, August 1 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, PAC will consider the following items:
  • Jeffco public health mural & community-wide mural project
  • Artsweek recap
  • WEA grant
  • Plaques and signage
  • PAC committee reports 
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 .
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, August 3, 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 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 Coffee with a Councilor event on Saturday, August 3 at 10 a.m. at the home of Patrick and Lisa Vitry, 618 Golden Eagle Circle. This is a great opportunity discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

For details contact Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003,    cbrown@cityofgolden.net or Councilor Saoirse Charis Graves at 303-279-7529,  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet Monday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, board members will consider the following items:
  • The Historic Preservation Board will discuss the recent proposal regarding the Astor House purchase and renovation.
  • HPB will review plans for construction of an addition to a detached garage, with a second story above, located at 1407 Ford Street
  • HPB will review plans for multiple fa├žade changes to the property located at 1100 Washington Avenue.
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 .
Golden Super Cruise
Super Cruise Vintage Car
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, August 3 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.
Join Leadership Golden
The tuition-free Leadership Golden 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. This is a great program for both 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
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 14, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Your Family Came From Where?
  • August 17, 10 - 11 a.m. | Crafts at the Coop
  • August 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Insider's Discovery: Tour of Golden History Park
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
New City of Golden Waste and Recycling Program Notification System
Email Recycling Reminders
The City of Golden has a new way to keep you informed about holiday and weather delays in services of the City's waste & recycling program. 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.
Experience the new Loveland Sound Garden Art Installation
Loveland Sound Design
Have you noticed the giant triangle and mural in the garden at 1101-1103 Washington Avenue? It's the Loveland Sound Garden, a project of Golden's new Community Art Partnership. Created by GLDN, a group of local artists, the Loveland Sound Garden is an immersive audio experience that allows visitors to activate synthesizers by moving through the space and interacting with various instruments in the garden. 

Take a selfie with the mural and share with the hashtag #GoodToBeGoldenCO or #visitgoldenco. When you're finished, try the Snapchat scavenger hunt that lets visitors go on an adventure through Golden to help the ghost of a miner find his lost nugget.
Oregivers Service Event Needs Projects!
Oregivers Service Event
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) has more than 1,000 incoming freshmen students ready to serve the Golden community... now they just need projects!

This is an opportunity for Goldenites to get some help with their personal, home, or business projects they haven't been able to do on their own. Raking leaves, repairing fences, painting... name the task and CSM will work to accommodate you.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! You have until Thursday, Aug. 15 to fill out the form and give details on your project. CSM volunteers will reach out to you to verify your project. You will see CSM students working throughout the community between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 for this annual event.
Colorado Classic Race Routes
Colorado Classic Stage 3 Route
The Colorado Classic comes to Golden on Saturday, August 24 and the route they have chosen will be an exciting day of fast-paced action right downtown.

On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter's delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don't be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington St. is enough for a mini-Queen of the Mountain on the last lap. Seven laps means the racers will come through downtown SEVEN times - that's a lot of great opportunity for spectating. New Terrain Brewery will also have a front row seat to the action, as the route will take the race right in front of the brewery.

Keep watching for more information on all things race related, and watch an animation of the race route.
Current Projects
Washington Ave Storm Sewer Replacement Road Closure

Washington Ave at Hwy 93 is closed to replace a storm sewer crossing. This work takes place in advance of the completion of the pedestrian and bike lane connections that were begun last year in conjunction with the Washington Avenue Complete Streets project. This is the one part of the project that was not touched while the rest of the work was being done on Washington Avenue to allow people to still access businesses in the area.

Work began July 22 and is anticipated to take another week to complete. Business access and a detour is in place via Iowa Street. 

With all concrete and asphalt improvements complete, crews are working on finishing landscaping and final punch list items for the Washington Complete Street project. Final project acceptance and cleanup is anticipated to be complete by the end of this month.

Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.comContact John Hardy 303-384-8195 with questions.

Please contact John Hardy at (303) 384-8195 for any questions.
11th Street watermain break update

Concrete replacement is scheduled for July 31 and paving on August 7. 11th Street will be closed from Washington Avenue to Arapahoe Street on August 7 to facilitate the paving operation.
Other Street Closures
  • July 29 - Aug 1: sewer repair at 1501 East St. will impact a parking lane and sidewalk
  • July 22 - Aug 5: at 701 12th St #131, #141, #151 dumpster storage will impact the parking stall
  • Aug 12 - Aug 16: from Sunshine Parkway to High Parkway - new gas service installation will impact traffic lanes and parking lanes 
  • July 31 - Sept 20: at 708-710 Cheyenne St. the sidewalk will be closed for new construction on the lot
  • July 26 - Aug 12: at 510 19th St a parking lane will be impacted by the placement of a dumpster
  • Aug 5 - 9: One lane of 8th St. from Briarwood to Elm Cir will be impacted for utility line work
  • July 30 - Aug 2: Washington Ave from 10th to 11th - a traffic lane will be impacted for conduit repair
  • Aug 6 - 14: 1209 Illinois a parking lane will be occupied by a POD
  • Carriage Rides - most Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 p.m. to 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 the beginning of August. Due to the construction activity, parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • 17th St. between Washington and Jackson will be closed for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended through the fall.
Street Improvement Program

On Thursday August 8, crews will begin milling and paving operations. "No Parking" signs will be placed at least 24 hours in advance of the work. Crews will begin on the School of Mines Campus in advance of student move in. This schedule is weather dependent. Initial streets will include:

Street                                                             From                         To          
Elm St
19th St
17th St
W. Campus Rd
Elm St
Maple St
17th St
Elm St
Illinois St

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete began work last week on Washington Ave from 10th St. to 11th St. and 10th St. from Cheyenne St. to Maple St. Next week they will start on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as making ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take 2 weeks.

Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 if you have any questions.
Utility Replacement Program

Water line replacement on 15th Street west of Arapahoe will be completed this week.

Water line installation on 20th Street from Ford to the west will begin late this week or early the week of August 5.

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