Weekly Digest - November 28, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Candlelight Walkers

'Tis the Season! 

This weekend marks the beginning of one of the most beloved times in Golden, and it all kicks off with the Golden Candlelight Walk!

(See below for road closures)

Join friends and neighbors at the Foothills Art Center for a walk down Washington Street. The image of thousands of candles filling the street is one you won't soon forget, and neither is that of all the lights on Clear Creek coming on in the ceremony that follows the annual walk! Then don't forget, the next day will be the first Olde Golden Christmas Parade.

Keep reading for a look at everything else happening in Golden, and have a great week! 

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
CodeRed Emergency Notification System Testing Scheduled for Dec. 4
Jefferson and Broomfield Counties emergency services agencies, including law enforcement, fire and EMS, will test their emergency notification system CodeRED on Monday, December 4.
Starting at 9 a.m., the CodeRED emergency notification system will begin making test notifications on all landlines, as well as registered cell phones and emails. This process is expected to take several hours due to the large number of notifications.
The CodeRED system is used by emergency services agencies in Jefferson and Broomfield counties to help disseminate information regarding critical incidents. In addition to Jefferson and Broomfield counties, there will be portions of Adams and Clear Creek Counties included in the CodeRED notification. 
Landlines are automatically included in CodeRED notifications, but residents and businesses are encouraged to visit the CodeRED registration web site at your911.net to add additional contact information, including additional cell phone numbers, SMS (text) and email address preferences. Residents may also elect to receive severe weather notifications.
Registration is especially important for those addresses without a landline, as individuals must register if they want to receive emergency notifications. 

  • The Streets Department will be setting "NO PARKING THIS BLOCK" signs throughout the 12th Street Historical District, alternating sides Monday through Thursday, to make a final fall leaf sweep. 


  • The Gateway Village pump station communications are up.  This means that the new water infrastructure that has been built to supply the Gateway Village development (Avalanche Harley and others) is being integrated into the rest of Golden's system so that it can be controlled and operated from the water plant.  The City is working with the vendor to get the controls configured for our SCADA system and to get a new antenna installed this week. 
Utility Replacement

Watermain Replacement on Johnson Road from W. 14th Ave to South Golden Road has begun. Crews are boring the line, not trenching it, so there will be intermittent lane closures but no full street closures.
Upcoming Events
Rescheduled Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on November 29 at 2:30 p.m. in 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 .
City Council MTAB Interviews
Golden City Council will meet on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

Please note, this meeting is only to interview candidates for the Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) and there will be no live broadcast.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Candlelight Walk this Friday
Experience the beauty of the holiday season as you walk through downtown Golden, candle in hand, singing holiday carols. Golden's traditional Candlelight Walk on Friday, Dec. 1, offers an old-fashioned way to start the season of lights and is open to everyone.

Gather at 6 p.m. at Foothills Art Center for pre-walk caroling. The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and ends in front of the Golden Visitors Center at 10th Street and Washington Avenue for the tree lighting.
Washington Avenue closures for Candlelight Walk
The annual Candlelight Walk kicks off the holiday season in Golden! While we encourage you to come and be part of the festivities, there are multiple downtown street closures associated with the event.
  • 3:00 p.m.             Washington Avenue will close from 10th to 11th Street  
  • 5:30 p.m.             Washington Avenue will close from 14th to 16th Street
  • 6:00 p.m.             Washington Avenue will close from 10th to 19th Street
Parking will be prohibited on all of Washington Avenue between 10th and 16th Streets beginning at 1 p.m.  There will be associated side street closures on 12th, 13th and 14th and where deemed necessary. 
The Golden Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Candlelight Walk, but alternate transportation such as walking or biking is advised!
The walk starts at 6:30 p.m., and a short fireworks display will happen at approximately 7:40 from the roof of the Golden Hotel.  See you there!

Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
Bean Fosters
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 10 a.m., Dec. 2, at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.

Olde Golden Christmas Parade
Saturdays in December, historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center with traditional decorations and fun family events. 

The free Olde Golden Christmas Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with cowboys on horses, floats, marching bands, old cars, elves on unicycles, the Grinch in his corvette, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade winds down Washington Avenue with lots of activities before and after including snappy barbershop quartets, hot cider, Victorian carolers, and antique fire trucks. 

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, don't miss the first parade on Dec. 2.  *Rain, snow, or shine*
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert & Silent Auction
Join the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of beautiful holiday music featuring our special guests, the Golden High School 24th Street Singers. It's a program of festive favorites that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Also on the program is Stravinsky's lively composition, Petrushka, based on a story about a mischievous puppet by the same name.

Plus, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping at our annual Silent Auction featuring many unique gift ideas.

Visit the JSO website for tickets.
Historic Preservation Board Study Session
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on Dec. 4 at 6:30 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.
Colorado Gives Day 2017
This statewide movement celebrates and encourages philanthropy in Colorado with a local focus. Celebrating the theme "Give where you live" Colorado Gives Day makes giving locally easy by allowing people to go to one website  www.coloradogives.org  where they can find local charitable organizations they care about all in one place.  You can sort by cause or location to find the perfect charity that speaks to you. 

The actual day is Dec. 5, 2017, but give early and get ahead of the curve! Or if you can't give now, the site is up all year long, so give when you can.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Nov. 28 - Dec. 5
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Nov. 28 & Dec. 5, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Nov. 29 & 30, 4 p.m.
  • Ukulele Wednesdays - Nov. 29, 6 p.m
  • Library for All - Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities - Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m.
  • Candlelight Walk/Holiday Open House 2017 - Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Dec. 2, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Adult Makers Guild - Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m.
  • Girls in STEM Competition - Dec. 4 through Dec. 31
  • DIY Lab: Light-Up Holiday Cards (all ages) - Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults & teens) - Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
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.