Weekly Digest September 24 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Last Chance to Nominate Golden's Greatest!
Mayor's Awards for Excellence
On October 30, 6:30 p.m. join Mayor Marjorie Sloan for the annual Mayor's Community Event. This free event recognizes and celebrates members of the Golden community, and we are still seeking nominations for the Mayor's Awards for Excellence.

You have until this Friday to nominate Golden individuals, businesses or non-profits who, through their extraordinary efforts, exhibit commitment to the City of Golden and/or the Colorado School of Mines.  There are two award categories - the first for a person or group who has contributed to the community at large. The second is the Gold Mine Award, which is specific to the efforts of a person or group who worked toward the betterment of the Colorado School of Mines and the Golden community.

Completed nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27.

Please visit www.cityofgolden.net/mayorsawards for more information and links to the nomination forms, as well as alternative ways to submit a nomination.
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board meets tonight, September 24 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, MTAB will adjourn into study session following public comment to discuss the following items:
  • Crosswalk manual update
  • Informer article
  • 8th Street design update
  • Sustainability board initiatives for 2019
  • Transportation Master Plan data
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.
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Zombies!
Bicycle Cruise Zombies
Braaaaaiiiiins!!! It's time for the final Golden Bicycle Cruise of the season - tonight - and this one is all about zombies! BYOB (Bring Your Own Brains. Not beer - there's a brewery on hand for that.)
Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour local brews, while Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys provides the music. Bob's Atomic Burgers will provide food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.
There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather tonight, September 24 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library (1019 10th Street) for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.
Community Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Committee (CSAB) will meet Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, CSAB will discuss the following items:
  • Water conservation programs
  • Planning for the October 9 Community Sustainability event
  • City compost and organics program
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 .
City Council Regular Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.
At the meeting, City Council will discuss the following items:
  • September 27, 2019 will be named First Responder Appreciation Day and September 2019 declared National Preparedness month.
  • The Golden Fire Department was awarded the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant funding opportunity in the amount of $716,320.00 from the Department of Homeland Security. This funding will augment daily fire department staffing by adding 4 career firefighter positions.
  • Council will conduct a public hearing to consider an application from Bounce, LLC (Kong) to rezone the property located at 16035 Table Mountain Parkway through an ODP Amendment, in order to allow manufacturing within the structure.
  • Council will consider a request from the Clear Creek Skiing Corporation (Loveland Ski Area), for a 10-year lease for storage of water rights In Guanella Reservoir.
  • Council will consider a preliminary draft and conduct a public hearing for the 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
  • Council will review a summary of the three ballot issues on the City of Golden 2019 ballot and consider if Council would like to take a position on any or all of them by resolution.
Please 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.
Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
Visit the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, September 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for  local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces. 

The Farmers Market happens every Saturday through October 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Colorado Mountain Fest
Join friends and family for a weekend celebrating outdoor adventure and Colorado lifestyle on September 28 and 29!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a vendor village featuring gear demos and giveaways, a film festival, entertainment, food trucks, craft beer garden from Odell, and more.

Sign up for sports clinics and free outdoor skills seminars led by top athletes and brands in a variety of disciplines, from mountain biking to climbing, outdoor photography, trail running, and fly fishing. They will even have Mini-Mountain Fest for the kiddos so they can have fun, while you get after it.

Learn more and register online at  CMC.org.
Golden Sidewalk Sale
Mark your calendars for the 3 rd  annual Golden Sidewalk Sale! This one-day sale is designed for shoppers of all kinds. Whether you are an outdoor adventure seeker in desperate need of new gear, looking for something new to wear to work, or hoping to fill wall space with new d├ęcor, your local Golden shops will have just what you need.

Retailers in all areas of Golden will be participating in the sidewalk sale so be sure to check out the list of participating businesses as you plan your shopping experience. On that day, all participating shops will be marked with balloons. This is a great opportunity to discover new shops as well as new inventory in shops that have been in Golden for a long time. Not to mention, this sale allows you to take advantage of deep discounts on holiday gifts for friends and family.

For more information and a list of participating shops go to   visitgolden.com/events/festivals-of-golden/sidewalk-sale.


Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Study Session
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board meets Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference & Community Wellness Fair
Helping Kids Thrive logo

The Rotary Club of Golden and Jefferson Center have joined forces to present a free event at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses Street on October 3 from 5 to 8:45 p.m. for the Golden  community, providing resources and hands-on practical information for parents, caregivers and guardians to help children of all ages grow in positive ways.

Participants can choose two classes from a number of educational opportunities available. While adults learn from expert educators, children will enjoy fun, supervised activities, and a light dinner. Drinks and sandwiches will be served to all participants.

To register and read a description of all the classes available, visit www.jcmh.org/events/helpingkidsthrive.

Spanish translation is also available by calling 303-432-5325.
Nonprofit Expo
Golden Non-Profit Expo
Golden is home to many nonprofits that benefit our community. Art, history, hiking, biking, home rehab, feeding the hungry - our nonprofits do it all to make our community stronger and collaboration is key.

Stop by Golden High School on Sunday,  October 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet nonprofit representatives and pick up information on their projects and goals.

Everyone is welcome!
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:
  • October 5, 6 - 9 p.m. | Black and White Night
  • October 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Wild Things in Ancient Places: The Archaeology of the National Wildlife Refuges
  • October 26, 10 - 11:30 a.m. & 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Golden Cemetery Tours
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
Jeffco Open Space PROTECT Survey
Jeffco Open Space Survey
Jeffco Open Space is developing a framework to achieve their long-term vision. The framework includes a 5-year Conservation Greenprint, Jeffco Trails Plan, and plans for each of their 27 parks. Each plan identifies specific actions and timelines.

You are invited to help shape the plan by taking the PROTECT survey, which focuses on Jeffco Open Space's mission to protect parks and natural resources. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and help construct Jeffco Open Space's framework for the next five years.

The survey is available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

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Volunteer at the Whale of a Used Book Sale for the Golden Library
Whale of a Used Book Sale
Earn free books and make new friends while helping raise funds for the Golden Library and other Jeffco libraries.

Volunteer at the "Whale of a Used Book Sale" - Colorado's largest used book sale, October 15 - 20 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. The sale raises funds for the free programming at the Golden Library and other Jeffco libraries.

To join the fun, coordinated by the Jeffco Library Foundation, visit www.WhaleSale.org to learn more, look for the gold volunteer button on the home page, o r phone Deb Deal at 303-403-5075.
Current Projects
2019 Utility Replacement

The new waterline on Johnson Rd and W. 14th Ave has been installed and tested. Final tie-in happened on Monday. Patching and concrete work will be completed in the next two weeks.

Water main replacement on Lookout Mt. Rd should be completed by Monday. Patching and concrete to be completed in the next two weeks. 

Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 with any questions.
2019 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete is continuing work on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive. Concrete replacement has been completed, and they will spend the next week performing landscape restoration and sprinkler repairs.

Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 with any questions.
Water quality improvement

Crews at 11th and Maple are working to re-establish a water quality channel to filter out impurities before water goes into Clear Creek.


11th and Maple before and after
2019 Street Improvement Program

Work is wrapping up on the street improvement program. Martin Marietta will complete Eagle Ridge Drive this week. Restriping will take place in the coming weeks.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other Street Closures
  • Sept 23 - 27: 19th St from Ford to Table Dr - parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by CenturyLink work
  • Sept 23 - 27: 19th St. from Washington to Jackson - traffic lane and alley will be impacted by CenturyLink work
  • Sept 23 - 25: traffic lanes, parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by work on the waterline in front of Woody's Pizza on Washington Avenue.
  • Sept 26: W 3rd Pl from Orchard to Moss - traffic lane and 2 parking lanes will be impacted by installation of new gas service
  • Sept 23 - Oct 11: 8th St from 1470 to 1231 will be impacted with work on a new sewer main
  • Sept 30: Prospector's Alley from 14th St. to 13th St. will be impacted by the install of anode on gas main in the alley 
  • Aug 20 - Sept 30: 16th St. from Illinois to Arapahoe, traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment access
  • Sept 30 - Oct 11: 8th, 9th, 10th St and alleys - parking lane will be impacted by aerial fiber work
  • Oct 7 - 25: Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Illinois, Maple, 3rd - 6th St
    traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will be impacted by fiber work. 
  • Oct 10 - 21: Table Mt Parkway from Table Mt Dr to McIntyre St - a traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by directional boring.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until Oct 9. Due to the construction activity, parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th St. from Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended through the end of September.
  • Sept 5 - Jan 3: A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.