Weekly Digest November 26 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
City facilities closed today and over Thanksgiving

City administrative offices, the Golden Community Center, and the Golden History Museum are all closed today due to weather conditions, as well as on Thanksgiving Day. City offices and the Museum will also be closed Friday, but the Community Center will be open ready for those post-holiday workouts!

To our amazing snow crews, police, fire, water treatment operators, and all others who keep our essential city functions going, we appreciate you!

Stay safe out there, everyone, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Snow day in Golden

Weather and Holiday Waste Service Delays This Week

snowy trash cans
Please be advised that for all City of Golden Pay As You Throw customers, trash service delays will occur this week, both for the holiday schedule and weather delays. We kindly ask for your patience as our hauler, Alpine, does their best in the snowy conditions. Please use the following schedule this week:
  • Tuesday is serviced Wednesday
  • Wednesday is serviced Friday - this is a 2-day delay
  • Thursday is serviced Friday
  • Friday is serviced Saturday
  • Areas with previous obstructions will be serviced Saturday as well. 
If you are subscribed to the voluntary compost service, these dates also apply.
Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, maps and schedules visit the Alpine Waste City of Golden page or call 303-277-TRASH (8727).
Warm Socks for Cold Feet Drive

Did you know? The item most needed by homeless men, women and children is new socks. Especially during this season of cold days and nights.
For the rest of November, a bin will be available at the Golden Visitors Center (1010 Washington Ave.), Golden City Hall (911 10th Street) and participating churches and schools around town to collect donations of new socks. 

The socks collected will then be given to the people who need them most.
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
*Please note, the MTAB meeting is currently scheduled for tonight, but due to the weather and city administrative office closures today, may be canceled.

The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) will meet  tonight, November 26 at 6 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

During the meeting, MTAB will consider the following items:
  • Brief discussion to recap the November 11 public meeting on the 8th Street Design.
  • Discussion to recap the Transportation Master Plan (TMP).
  • Discuss traffic calming
  • Brief update on status on Heritage & US6 and Colfax projects
  • MTAB support staff update
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Small Business Saturday
Kick off the holiday season during Small Business Saturday on November 30!

Stop by Visit Golden's Shop Small Welcome Station from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 30 to pick up a tote bag and sip a hot drink before experiencing all of Golden's five shopping areas. The welcome station will be located in front of the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave. (weather permitting) and will be marked by balloons.

Learn more at www.VisitGolden.com.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet  Monday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

During the meeting, Historic Preservation Board members will discuss the following items:
  • A brief update following a recent walk-through of the Astor House related to understanding the historic integrity of the structure.
  • Review plans for the construction of a garage and accessory dwelling unit (ADU) addition, located at the rear of the property at 912 Arapahoe Street, in the 8th and 9th Street Historic District.
For more information, see the  meeting agenda .

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Participate in an upcoming sustainability task force
Do you have great ideas about sustainability in Golden? Do you want to have an active role in bringing projects to fruition? Are you ready to dive in and turn the Golden community's sustainability ideas into action? If so, mark your calendars and join us for one or more upcoming sustainability task force meetings. Each task force meeting will focus on one of the three sustainability goal areas: Water, Waste, or Energy.

During the task force meetings, participants will work with members of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board to evaluate costs and benefits, identify data and resources needed, and help advocate for the top priorities. We need local experts, industry professionals, students, retirees and anyone who is simply interested in the issues. All are welcome and there will be many ways to participate: lend your opinion, help us gather data, spread the word in your neighborhood or testify at an upcoming City Council meeting.

For more information, email goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net.

Water Strategy Task Force
December 4, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Public Works Building - 1445 10th St, Golden
Waste Strategy Task Force
January 22, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers 911 10th St, Golden
Energy Strategy Task Force
February 26, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers 911 10th St, Golden
2019 Candlelight Walk
Experience the beauty of the holiday season as you walk through downtown Golden, candle in hand, singing holiday carols during this annual tradition. 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photos before the walk, then gather at 6 p.m. at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. on Friday, December 6. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. down to the Visitors Center for a holiday show, the countdown to the lighting of the lights by Mayor Marjorie Sloan, and a short fireworks display from the roof of the Golden Hotel.

Enjoy the lights that will shine all along Washington Avenue and Clear Creek, along with various activities for everyone to enjoy.
Mines Community Meetings
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:
  • December 6, 7 - 9 p.m. | Candlelight Walk
  • December 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Maps that Made America
  • December 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | An Empire of the Mind: Science and American Foreign Relations since World War II
  • December 18, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
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
Downtown Development Mailing List
Do you live or work in Downtown Golden? If so, consider signing up for the Downtown Development mailing list

The DDA sends out periodic updates on downtown special events, sidewalk power washing, planning projects and more.
Current Projects
See you next week!


Due to the closure of administrative offices today, we were unable to get updates on street closures and current projects happening around the City this week.


We apologize for the inconvenience, but please tune in next week for updates.

In the meantime, have a safe snow day and a very happy Thanksgiving!