Weekly Digest - November 21, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Happy Thanksgiving


Please note that the City of Golden administrative offices will be closed on Nov. 23 & 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Golden Community Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open regular hours on Nov. 24, ready to help you work off that feast from the day before!

A very happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the City of Golden!
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Engineers have collected data and will complete a performance report for City Council by Dec. 15 on highway performance over the next two weeks, and will complete and after-project report.

The project website remains up and active until we complete a few follow-up activities: 
1) A traffic study to verify that the intersection is working as expected
2) A noise study to verify the noise modeling that was done prior to construction.
Results of those efforts will be posted to the website when they are complete, in the next month or so.  The webcam is no longer active.  www.LinkingLookout.com.

We will be doing leaf sweeping over the next few weeks, weather permitting. Please note, the fewer vehicles on the street, the better!

Temporary Road Closure Sign
Heads Up: Road Closure Notice

We are getting word that southbound Ulysses Road onto westbound US 6 will be closed starting on Monday, Nov. 27 for a construction project.
The Jefferson County and CDOT project is to build a new sidewalk on the north side of US 6 between Johnson Road and Colfax Avenue.  
This is not a City of Golden project, so we are still working on getting details on the scope of the project and the length of the closure.  If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Jeffco Development and Transportation office at 303-271-8545.
If we get any more information, we will update you in next week's newsletter.
Utility Replacement

Watermain Replacement on Johnson Road from W. 14th Ave to South Golden Road will begin the week of November 27, 2017. There will be some activity before that date with locates and traffic control being set out. Traffic Control plans will be distributed this week.
Upcoming Events
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet on November 22 at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
The 5th Annual Great Turkey Chase
The Great Turkey Chase happens Thanksgiving morning starting in Parfet Park at 8:30 a.m.!
This 3 Mile Fun Run/Walk along beautiful Clear Creek in Golden Colorado is good fun for the entire family and a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving Day! Children can chase Tom the Turkey to try and get a feather, which they turn in for a prize. After the run get your huge Pumpkin Pie, entry gift, and goody bag. Then enjoy a beer from Cannonball Creek Brewing Co. and Holidaily Brewing Co.

$1.00 from each Adult Entry goes to the Golden Schools Foundation!

Run On over to Runners High in Golden to register.
Be a Tool 5K Elf Run
The 4th annual Be A Tool 5k Run on Nov. 25 is being held to help support the growth of the Neighborhood Rehab Project (coined Be A Tool) in Golden. 

The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. under the Howdy Folks arch. Save your bibs because participants will receive a free pancake breakfast and a chance to win one of many give-away prizes. 

Men's and women's 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall winner will receive a medal.
Small Business Saturday
Shop and dine in Golden on Small Business Saturday (SBS), Nov. 25! Be sure to stop by Visit Golden's Shop Small Welcome Station from 10 a.m. to noon to pick up a Shop Small tote bag, sip a hot drink and enjoy the festivities before experiencing all of Golden's five shopping areas. The welcome station will be located on the East side of the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Ave. and will be marked by balloons.

This year, we're introducing the Jingle Around Golden Passport program that will run from Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) to December 31, 2017. Golden's SBS Welcome Station will be the first opportunity to pick up the passport. After that, they will be available for pick up at the Golden Visitors Center from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Nov. 21 - 28
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Nov. 21 & 28, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group: Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide - Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Sponge Painting (kids under 6) - Nov. 25, 11 a.m
  • DIY Lab: Coder Dojo (ages 7-17) - Nov. 25, 3 p.m.
  • Theresa Lugo Art Exhibit opens - Nov. 26
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Colorado Gives Day Dec. 5
Colorado Gives Day 2017
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Please consider donating to a local charity, non-profit, or cultural facility such as The Golden History Museum. Additionally, there is Victim Outreach Inc. that works with Golden Police to offer crisis intervention, advocacy and support services 24/7 for victims of crime and trauma.  On Dec. 5, log on to coloradogives.org.  You can search by name, location or cause.  Make your donation count in your community this season!
Around Town
Community Call-n-Ride adds another bus!

The Community Call-n-Ride bus route now runs every 15 minutes from 8:40 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. weekdays due to an additional bus recently added to the route. This brings the average wait time to 7.5 minutes at any given stop during daytime weekday hours, and the new weekday schedule now matches the train schedule.

Learn more about the Call-n-Ride Bus including a map and a full list of regular stops on our  Call-n-Ride Bus page.
Tree Sale

The Golden Optimists are selling trees in the U.S. Bank parking lot at 1900 Jackson St. starting right after Thanksgiving and through the month of December, or until supplies run out.  A variety of sizes and species have been ordered from a tree farm in Michigan.  Boy Scouts will also be selling fresh wreaths decorated by the Girl Scouts.  
This event is the Optimists' main annual fundraiser.  They sponsor an annual high school oratorical contest, provide school supplies to local schools, contribute to local food banks, sponsor Boy and Girl Scout troops, and operate the Bicycle Recycle Program out of Connections Learning Center on Johnson Road.  For more information about the Optimists, the bicycle program, and specific hours on the tree sale, visit www.GoldenOptimists.org.