Weekly Digest June 18 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
GURA and DDA Joint Open House, tonight!
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a joint open house tonight, June 18 at 6 p.m. to share information on their respective and mutual goals, projects and programs and to gather community input on capital investments.

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!
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, June 18 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will consider the following items:
  • Astor House proposal presentations
  • Stewards of Golden presentation
  • Hard surface court lining discussion
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The main topics of discussion will be as follows:
  • Parking and Community Development Updates
  • Update on Investment Forum Task Force
  • Police Department update
  • Astor House proposal presentation
  • City Civic Center update
  • City updates
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The main topics of discussion will be as follows:
  • A potential change to the size limit of Accessory Dwelling Units for those units located within existing structures, such as in the basement of a home.
  • A potential update to the definition of "household," in order to make it easier to understand and more congruent with changing societal living arrangements.
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, June 22, 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.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Cartoon Characters
Bike cruise bicycle racks
Bike by Acme? You'll fit right in this month's Golden Bicycle Cruise! Dress as your favorite cartoon character and join all the other animated riders for a fun bike ride with music and food.
Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews, while Jackie and the Racket 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, June 25 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.
Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day 2019
Leave your keys at home and don't spend a cent to fill up the gas tank. Bike to Work Day is June 26 and there are two great stations in Golden you won't want to miss. That morning from 6:30 - 9 a.m., visit the City of Golden station at 1010 Washington Ave. in front of the Golden Visitors Center and grab breakfast burritos, snacks and other giveaways. Then, after work, bike over to Big Ring Cycling (600 12th St.) to visit their "after-work party station".

Don't have a bike? Reserve one through the Golden Bike Library. For information on additional Bike to Work stations, events, group rides and routes, visit biketoworkday.us/.
PorchLight Luncheon
PorchLight Luncheon
A Family Justice Center is soon opening to service Jefferson and Gilpin counties. More than 75 partner agencies will work together to provide coordinated services for victims and survivors of violence. 

In an effort to open the new Family Justice Center, a luncheon will be hosted on Wednesday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the future home of PorchLight, 11100 W. 8th Ave., Lakewood.

The theme of the luncheon is "Help us turn the lights on" and will feature presentations on the mission of the center, the path to the creation of PorchLight, and what the vision for the new center is once the doors open.

3rd Annual Golden Summer Jam
The 3rd Annual Summer Jam, sponsored by the Golden Civic Foundation, features live music, food and fun for all ages. 
The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden's small town, friendly atmosphere.

When: June 27, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum

The evening will feature live music by Dorado, Bowregard and The Great Salmon Famine, three bands with Golden connections. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the Colorado Railroad Museum's scenic, 15-acre railyard that is home to more than 100 locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Guests can enjoy a ride on the Galloping Goose Railway and also delight in the charm of a fully operational miniature garden railway.

Local non-profit partners will be on-site to offer family-oriented activities including the Colorado Mountain Club with their popular Bouldering Bus, and a bouncy house provided by the Golden Backpack Program and The Drake Durkee Foundation. Food and beverage will be sold by New Terrain Brewing Co. (beer), Ace Liquor (wine), Bob's Atomic Burgers, the Crock Spot and Moontime Crepes food trucks.

Tickets to the Golden Summer Jam are $20 for adults and free for youth under 18 (maximum 2 free per family) and are  available online. Each adult ticket includes one complimentary New Terrain beer. Event proceeds will support the Golden Civic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All ticket sales are final and tickets to this event are non-refundable.
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:
  • June 28, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
  • June 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | June Homesteaders' Day
  • June 30, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos
  • July 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Denver Riots of 1880
  • July 13, 10 - 11 a.m. | Crafts at the Coop
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
West Downtown Neighborhood Survey #2

West Downtown Areas of Change
Please take the West Downtown Neighborhood Survey #2! 

This second survey follows up from the 2018 survey, and will gather additional information regarding the community's views on specific land uses, architectural standards, parking, and improvements to accessibility and connections through the neighborhood. 

Your feedback will influence the creation of the draft planning document that will help shape the future of downtown. The survey can be found at www.guidinggolden.com/west-downtown-neighborhood

The survey will close at the end of June, so there is still time to provide input!
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.
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 Norman St from Ridge Rd to Ptarmigan 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 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 from 2nd Street to 6th Street is complete and the road is re-opened. Landscaping continues with work on 7th Street nearing completion. We anticipate all phases of the project to be wrapped up by the end of June.

Find more details on the project at  GuidingGolden.com.

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