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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Who needs luck when you live in Golden?

St. Patrick's Day
We're already super lucky just live in this beautiful town, but here's hoping a little of the "luck of the Irish" rubs off on you this week all the same.

And while you're making St. Patrick's Day plans, scan through the rest of this email digest for an update on what else is happening soon in Golden.

Have a great happy, lucky week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Pedestrian and bike traffic along 19th Street will be moved on to the old 19th Street pavement so work can begin on replacing and re-grading the sidewalk. The separation between bikes, pedestrians and traffic is a line of white candlestick barricades. Please drive and walk carefully.
They have completed pouring most of the concrete for trails and seating areas on the lid. Placement of final fill on the lid continues, and they are beginning to install the irrigation system.
The bridge monument pours on the south side are complete and ready for rock facing. Installation of the bridge rail arch on the south end will begin this week.
The drainage work in the northeast quadrant continues as they pour the new concrete channel. There has been some 6th Ave. trail use from the closure up the hill to the south and then over to West Campus Drive via a social trail. This trail is blocked during the drainage work because of equipment on the trail and the open ditch to the west. There will also be some lane closures on US 6 to allow safe access for concrete trucks. This work should finish this week.
Excavation will be completed on the mainline of US 6 on the south side of the lid this week. Soil nail walls should be complete this week, and final coping will begin on those walls.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues.

Watch the Linking Lookout web page for more information.
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

Linking Lookout aerial looking North
Work at US 6 and 19th

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2017 Utility Replacement

The project is out for pricing this week.

Diamond contractors will begin replacing a failing storm line at Orchard and Frontage Road this week. This storm line was identified during the repairs of the water main last week.  Work on the Starbucks pond will be completed this week. 
44th Avenue Trail Work

We are waiting on delivery of the bridge to go over Farmers Highline Canal which is expected in April. Local site revegetation is beginning.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,500 meters replaced to date. More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

At this meeting, EDComm will consider the following:
  • Additional information from Jefferson County Business Education Alliance following the initial discussion which happened in November.
  • Mines entrepreneurial efforts
  • Traxion update on planned events
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Citizens Budget Advisory Committee
The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee will meet on March 15 at 7:30 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At this meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • Updates from CSAB regarding an upcoming solar ballot initiative
  • Ideas and approaches for education and training related to land use policies.
  • A discussion around publicizing community meetings and hearings, as well methods to improve communication practices.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Go Native - The Importance of Native Plants Class
Join Jeffco Open Space for a Discussion about Native Plants on  Wednesday, March 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jeffco Open Space - Ponderosa Room, located at 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Ste 100 in Golden.

Irene Shonle, Ph.D., CSU Extension Gilpin County Director, will speak about native plants, their importance and how they can be used in ornamental landscaping. Irene has been very active along the Front Range in helping folks learn about our native plants. Space is limited so  registration is required.
Police Unity Tour Fundraiser
There will be one more fundraiser for the Colorado Police Unity Tour on March 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Colorado Mills Chick-fil-A. A portion of the proceeds of any purchases made during that time will go to the riders. This year, participants are riding in honor of Cpl. Nate Carrigan.

The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is a raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee and conversation on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Golden Community Center, 2nd Floor in the Front Porch area.

This is a great opportunity to bring up issues concerning you that are happening in Golden, and the north neighborhoods in particular. Open to everyone!
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet on March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
McIntyre Street Phase 2 Open House
Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering is sponsoring a Public Meeting to discuss the Preliminary Design of proposed improvements on McIntyre Street. The meeting will take place at Drake Junior High School at 12550 W. 52nd Avenue in Arvada on March 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The second phase of the McIntyre roadway improvements will include widening of the road to four lanes with a raised center median, adding bike lanes, and placing curb, gutter, sidewalk, and storm sewer from West 52nd Avenue to West 60th Avenue. Two new box culverts will be installed where the Farmer's Highline Canal crosses McIntyre Street. A new bridge will also be installed at the Van Bibber Creek crossing that will include pedestrian access under McIntyre.
Learn about Xeriscaping at a Water-Wise Landscape Seminar
The Center for ReSource Conservation is partnering with The City of Golden to present the Water-Wise Landscape Seminar, Xeriscape: Add COLOR and LIFE to Your Landscape, on April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street in Golden.

One of the most exciting aspects of creating a water-wise garden is selecting the plants that will thrive in your yard and provide your landscape with glorious color and vibrancy. This seminar will teach you about hardy, low water, and climate appropriate perennials that will provide lasting, and often, year-round beauty and dimension to your landscape. Learn about planning, designing, and maintaining a water-wise garden that's not only pollinator-friendly but also rich in color and beauty.

Landscape seminars are offered at no cost, and they are open to everyone. For more details, or to register, visit Call 303-999-3820 x222 or email with any questions.

Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - March 14 - 21
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit
  • Lego Play and Build - March 14 & 21, 4 p.m. 
  • Golden Writing Circle - March 14, 6 p.m. 
  • Wild Wednesday  (ages 6-10) - Mar. 15, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Mar. 15 & 16, 4 p.m.
  • Learn to Use Facebook - Mar. 16, 1:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - Mar. 16, 5:30 p.m.
  • Freaky Friday - Mar. 17, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Coder Dojo (ages 7-17) - Mar. 18, 3 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults) - Mar. 19, 2:30 p.m.
  • Cabin Fever Series - Mar. 20, 11 a.m.
  • Stem Girls - Mar. 20, 4 p.m.
  • Film Screening: One Small Town - Mar. 20, 6:30 p.m.
  • Book Group: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (adults) - Mar. 21, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Public Art Commission to Consider New Buffalo Rock Sculpture

Shoshone Spirit
The Golden Public Art Commission (PAC) is considering accepting a new art piece (pictured right) on loan entitled "Shoshone Spirit" by Golden rock sculpture artist, Bill Gee. 

The proposed location for the loaned sculpture is along the Clear Creek Trail. During the April 6 PAC meeting, Commissioners will cast their official votes for accepting the piece into Golden's Art in Public Places collection and determine a location.
The public is welcome to attend this meeting!