Weekly Digest July 9 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN Kicks Off with a Colorful Bang!
Driving or walking around downtown you might have noticed a little extra color bedecking our beloved bronze statues. The Ladies Fancywork Society embellished many of Golden's downtown sculptures with crocheted creations in a kick-off "Yarnbombing" event for ARTSWEEK GOLDEN. 

Be sure to check out the following FREE family fun events sponsored by The Golden Public Art Commission (PAC):   
  •  Public Art Commission Open House           Wednesday, July 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m.                       Golden History Museum, 923 10th St.
The Public Art Commission welcomes the community to the Golden History Museum to meet commission members, discuss current and future projects, and give input on the public art process and direction in Golden. Mingle with Muralist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs, commissioned artists for the Golden History Museum Mural, "Greetings from Golden" as well as Joe Norman, commissioned artist for the recently installed Highway 93 Entryway Piece, "Run& Fly" sculpture. There will be artful fun for the entire family with river rock painting, live acoustic music from local artist group GLDN, and free refreshments including Gold Mine Cupcakes.
  • Golden Chalk on the Creek - Friday, July 12  
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    NOTE: VENUE CHANGE - Sidewalks along the Farmers Market parking lot west of the Golden Library on 10th and Illinois (no longer on 11th Street).
    A one-day event celebrating the child in all of us and an opportunity to enjoy artists/groups apply their talents to the sidewalks of Golden. You can watch AND participate in creating artistic expressions in our wonderful neighborhood.
  • Downtown Artventure Tour - Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m.
    Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave.
    Join members of the Public Art Commission as they introduce their newest project: Artventure. This new publication is designed for art lovers of all ages as a self-guided booklet with opportunities to create your own art and learn new things about the public art in Golden.
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN will culminate in the Foothills Fine Arts Festival with more than 100 national artists exhibiting their works in downtown Golden at Arapahoe and 12th Streets.

For a complete listing of all events happening during ARTSWEEK GOLDEN visit  www.artsweekgolden.org .
The Ultimate Golden Postcard
The new "Greetings from Golden" mural on the creek side of the Golden History Museum (GHM) is starting to take shape. Stop by the GHM, 923 10th St., all week to watch "Greeting Tour" muralists Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs paint. You can also meet the artists at the Public Art Commission Open House on Wednesday, July 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the GHM. The piece was  commissioned by the GHM and Golden Public Art Commission as a special Golden landmark along Clear Creek. 
Upcoming Events
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, July 13, 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.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet tonight, 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 .
Planning Commission Meeting
The Golden Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, July 10 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 .
City Council Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet Thursday, July 11 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 .
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Monday, July 15 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 .
Utility Rate Citizen Committee
The Utility Rate Citizen Committee will meet Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works and Planning Building, 1445 10th St.

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer.  Learn more at  www.cityofgolden.net/URCC  including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, July 16 at 7 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
Help Plan the Future of our Trail System
Help Jefferson County complete the first countywide trails plan!
The Jeffco Trails Plan is a collaborative effort between City of Golden   and other local agencies, parks and open space, and non-profit partners.
The plan will help us create a comprehensive trail system that unites the people, places, and possibilities of Jefferson County.
Visit the website to learn more about the project, take a quick survey, and provide your input using an interactive web map.

(Photo courtesy @Fleetfox13)

Golden's Lifeguards Shine!
The 34th Annual Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Lifeguard Games were held this past Sunday, July 7. Once again, our City of Golden lifeguards stood out, bringing home a second place finish!
The mission of the CPRA Lifeguard Games is to create an opportunity for lifeguards across the state to demonstrate their skills, teamwork, and unique abilities, while engaging in a fun and competitive day of events. This event is also presented as a team building opportunity for agencies to step away from the chaos of the summer and enjoy a day away together.
We are very proud of our lifeguard team and how well they represent the City of Golden!

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!
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 on 11th Street between Arapahoe and Washington will be closed until the end of July for repair from damage due to a water main break.
  • 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.
  • Ford Street between 13th and 15th will be reduced to one lane in each direction July 15-17 for overhead utility work.
  • 8th Street from Elm Street west to the dead end will have a lane closure through July 12th for utility line work.  From Elm Street to the old Briarwood building, expect lane closures between July 15-19 for potholing.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete is currently working on 17th St. from Elm to Illinois, and Elm St from 19th St to 17th St. They will then begin work on Washington Ave and 10th St. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take two weeks.

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

Sanitary sewer pipe rehabilitation began July 8 and is expected to continue thru July 12.
Please contact Les Major 303-384-8170 if you have any questions.
Washington Complete Street Project

With all concrete and asphalt improvements complete, we are working on finishing landscaping and final punch list items. Final project acceptance and cleanup is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.  

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