Weekly Digest March 26 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Supporting our officers
Police Unity Tour Spirit Night
Looking for an easy way to support our men and women in blue? Come out to the Chick-fil-A at Colorado Mills, 14730 W Colfax Ave this Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. for spirit night and support the Police Unity Tour (PUT) riders! Be sure and tell them you're there for spirit night when you check out and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the PUT. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to 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. The 2019 Unity Tour will be riding in honor of Heath Gumm E.O.W. 1/24/18, Micah Flick E.O.W. 2/5/18 and Matthew Moreno E.O.W. 12/12/18. Questions and donation information can go to Corporal Adam Lanning at alanning@cityofgolden.net.

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and h ave a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
  • Spring is here and the waterfall was turned back on at South Golden Rd and Johnson Rd!
  • Weather permitting, crews will address the drainage issues along the road leading into the soccer complex on Rooney Rd. Erosion is currently threatening the road.
  • Work is being done along Hwy 6 & 19. Crews will be regrading, reseeding and repairing.
Street Closures
  • Overhead to underground electric utility work is taking place for the new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Ave. One lane is closed until approximately April 11.
  • Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) is closed for about another week. Parking spaces are also lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson Street for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson Street was extended through the end of March.
Washington Complete Street Project

With recent weather, it has been difficult to schedule dates for paving work on the North Washington Complete Street project. But despite the snow, road work continues on North Washington. Monday, with the break in the weather, crews were able to pave the southbound lanes. Tuesday, March 20, traffic switched over to the freshly paved southbound lanes so work could commence on the northbound lanes. This means the traffic configuration changed over to accommodate southbound through traffic only, with a detour in place for northbound Washington Avenue at 6th Street via Arapahoe Street.

Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, MTAB will discuss the c onnection between 8th Street and 10th Street

Following the regular meeting, MTAB will adjourn  to Study Session to discuss the following items:
  • Hwy 93 zipper merge changes by CDOT
  • Hwy 93 and Pine Ridge Road changes by CDOT
  • North Ford Street resident concern
  • Crosswalk Manual update
  • RAB and other Informer articles
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will consider the following items:
  • Sustainable Building codes discussion
  • Pay As You Throw ordinance amendments
  • Climate Organization Commitments
  • 2019 City of Golden Sustainability Awards
  • March 16 retreat follow up
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco Launch
Women Who Startup (WWS) is launching Basecamp Jeffco at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, on April 2, 6 - 8 p.m. Basecamp Jeffco will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs and innovators in Jefferson County and build a supportive community around the community's Women Who Startup, those who work for them, support them, invest in them, and mentor them.

Learn more at  womenwhostartup.com or email  hello@womenwhostartup.com.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Study Session
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet in study session on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Coyote Classic 5K
Enjoy beautiful views and challenging hills from this family-friendly 5k run course. Or choose the more abbreviated 1 mile course!

When: April 7, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford St.

The 9th Annual Coyote Classic is a local favorite.

Learn more about the race and register at  Coyote5kClassic.com.
Town & Gown Book Club
Join in on an exhilarating tour into the inner cosmos that generates your reality. The Town and Gown Book Club event is back for a second year. 

Grab a copy of  The Brain: The Story of You  by David Eagleman. A renowned neuroscientist, Eagleman takes readers on a journey into their thoughts, actions, and beliefs to answer the mysterious questions of our existence.

The Town and Gown Book Club meets at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Boettcher Room of the Arthur Lakes Library on the Mines campus, at the intersection of 14 th and Illinois Streets.

Registration for this free luncheon event commits you to read  The Brain: The Story of You in preparation of the discussion. Please  RSVP by Sunday, April 7.
Water-wise Seminar:  Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape

What does "xeric" mean and how much water do these plants really need? Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens will show you how to distinguish between the barely rugged dryer-growing plants at the garden center and those that thrive with literally no irrigation, and how to use both in your Golden yard to best effect. 

When: April 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
Learn more and register online.
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:
  • March 27, 9 - 10 a.m. | Meet the Chicks!
  • April 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | What's Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian's View of Colorado Culinary Literature
  • April 13, 10 - 11 a.m. | Egg Coloring with Natural Dyes
  • April 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
  • April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
  • April 26, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
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
City Tree Sales - varieties still available but going fast!

Northern Catalpa Tree
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is offering a diverse mix of deciduous tree species to Golden residents through our annual spring tree sale. All trees will come in seven gallon pots and are $65 plus tax. Quantities are limited and 36 trees have already sold, but a few trees in five varieties are still available:
  • Northern Catalpa
  • Kentucky Coffetree
  • Bur Oak
  • English Oak
  • China Snow Tree Lilac
Customers may order no more than three trees. Purchases may be made at the Golden Community Center and will be sold through April 15, or while supplies last. Proof of residency is required.

Garden in a Box
Work for the City of Golden

The City of Golden has many employment opportunities available right now, including lots of options for anyone looking for summer seasonal work.

Have a look at all the positions currently available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldenco.

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