Weekly Digest September 3 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Toby's Pet Parade
Pet Parade Grand Marshall
Get your tails wagging and your costumes ready for a day of fun! Foothills Animal Shelter will host the fourth annual Toby's Pet Parade & Fair event on September 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Golden to benefit homeless pets in the community.

Animal lovers will "strut their mutts" in costumes in a parade and compete for prizes in categories like "Doggie Diva," "Cutest Couple," "Most Original" and more. Following the parade visit the fair with food trucks, a beer garden, a photobooth, pet-centric and family-friendly games, and vendor booths.

All funds raised at this event will benefit the more than 12,000 animals served by Foothills Animal Shelter each year.

The inspiration behind the event is Toby, a 10-year-old Australian Shepherd who was first brought to Foothills Animal Shelter in April 2015. He was found running the streets of Westminster with electrical tape around his muzzle. A Good Samaritan found him and removed the tape, but Toby was very malnourished and dehydrated. He was brought to the shelter for recovery in the shelter's foster program. Despite being a victim of abuse, Toby's good-natured, loving spirit never waned. After several months in foster care, Toby was adopted by a staff member and then made the official Mascot of Foothills Animal Shelter. This remarkable dog and his heartwarming success story are an inspiring example of the life-saving work done every day at Foothills Animal Shelter. To honor Toby, the shelter created Toby's Pet Parade & Fair as a fun-filled community event to raise the critical funds needed to support and care for homeless pets like him.

This year, Foothills Animal Shelter is pleased to announce a new Grand Marshal of the parade. Guido the Magnificent was adopted 11 years ago from Table Mountain Animal Center, the shelter serving the Jefferson County-area community prior to the building of Foothills Animal Shelter. Guido has numerous talents, including a card trick and riding a boogie board. Guido will kick off the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Golden.

Toby's Pet Parade & Fair Details 
When:  Saturday, September 7, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.  
Where:   Parfet  Park, 701 10 th  Street, Golden CO 80401 (The parade will start at 10 a.m. in  Parfet  Park and will continue onto Washington Ave. The parade will conclude back at  Parfet  Park where the fair will be held until 2 p.m.)  
Additional Information:  Registration for the pet costume parade is $25 per dog and includes a free goodie bag. Guests are welcome to watch the parade and attend the fair at no charge.  

Register online early, or before the event from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 in Parfet Park.

For more information and to register  visit  Tobyspetparade.org  or call 720-407-5249.
Volunteer to "Be a Tool"!
Golden will be bustling with volunteers armed with paint brushes, hammers, and other home improvement tools for this year's annual Be a Tool Neighborhood Rehab Project (NRP) on Saturday, September 7, and you're invited to join!

Since 2011, the NRP has enlisted kind-hearted neighbors to help homeowners make improvements to their homes to keep them warm, dry and safe. The program was started in Golden, but has since spread to also include Arvada, Englewood, and Idaho Springs.
Using an innovative model of community support and volunteers, over 734 homes have been improved since the program began.

22,483 volunteer hours were donated which resulted in labor savings of more than $525,000. Yet to the homeowners who benefit from the program, the help is priceless.

Find out more about this project and how you can be a part of it at  www.beatool.org.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Study Session
The Golden Planning Commission will meet in Study Session on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Planning Commission will review and discuss community input received during the West Downtown Neighborhood Plan framework community engagement process, along with staff recommendations, prior to staff producing a draft plan for commission review.

For more information, view the meeting agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission (PAC) meets Thursday, September 5 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, PAC members will discuss the following items:
  • Guide by cell quote
  • Run and Fly landscape
  • Next project brainstorm
  • Prototype/Maquette policy
  • Committee reports
  • Staff updates on Golden Fire Department sculpture project
  • Citywide mural project
  • Clear Creek tile repair 
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
Golden Farmers Market
Visit the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, September 7, 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.
Coffee with a Councilor - All Neighborhoods
Chat with your District One and District Two City Councilors, Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves, during the September Coffee with a Councilor event on Saturday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at Cafe 13, 1301 Arapahoe St. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

For details contact Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003,  cbrown@cityofgolden.net or Councilor Saoirse Charis Graves at 303-279-7529,  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Super Cruise
Super Cruise Vintage Car
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! 
This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.
Sit back and watch the vintage cars roll by this Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.

Next Monday, September 9, at 6 p.m. learn about "Youth Education & Safety in Schools Y.E.S.S. - Parent Academy - Digital Familiarization" with the Golden Police in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.

Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page
for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) meets Monday, September 9 at 6:30 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.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) meets Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 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.
All Things Recycling: A community conversation about waste diversion in Golden
Sustainability in Golden meeting
The City of Golden Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) invites community members to "All Things Recycling: A Community Conversation About Waste Diversion in Golden" on Tuesday, September 17, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave.

Hear the latest information industry experts about where our materials go, recent changes in the industry, and how your family can participate in organic waste collection and other waste diversion programs. In light of recent media reports about shrinking Chinese markets and contamination issues, this event will answer your questions and show how Golden's local materials are getting to market.

During this free event, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for tours of the local recycling facility and the City's Organics Collection Program (compost!). For more information visit cityofgolden.net/NewInSustainability.
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:
  • September 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Tourism, Make-Believe, and the Built Environment: Colorado's  Mid-Century Tourist Parks
  • September 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.| Randi Samuelson-Brown: Sex and Drugs in the 1890s
  • October 5, 6 - 9 p.m. | Black and White Night
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
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 in Golden. 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.
Abigail Kreuser
Signal Box Design Call For Entry
Foothills Art Center and the City of Golden are teaming up to further beautify downtown Golden. Signal boxes are large grey metal boxes located at many intersections in Golden. They contain the hardware for managing the timing of traffic and crossing signals. We are asking the community of artists in our state to design and submit artwork to be applied to these boxes. We are very excited about this opportunity to highlight the talent of our local artists in these high traffic and high visibility locations.

The signal boxes typically go unnoticed by passersby and in some cases they can be quite unsightly. Rather than taking measures to camouflage them further, we would like to re-purpose them as a showcase for artistic excellence.

Golden Civic Foundation Community Grant
The Golden Civic Center Community Grant Cycle for 2019-2020 is currently open and seeking applications from organizations that support and enhance the community of Golden. The deadline for the initial letter of interest is September 5, 2019.

The mission of the Golden Civic Foundation (Foundation) is to "Build a Better Golden" by supporting Golden's schools, culturals, clubs and civic organizations. From the downtown streetscape and public art that graces city streets and walking paths, to the support of community events and downtown revitalization efforts, the Foundation has invested more than $6.1 million in Golden and is committed to helping Golden remain a wonderful place to live, work and play.

For more information on the Community Grant, visit www.goldencivicfoundation.org/grants.
Current Projects
2019 Utility Replacement

Water main replacement on Lookout Mt. Rd should be completed by Sept. 9.

Please contact Les Major (303) 384-8170 if you have any questions.
2019 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete is continuing work on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive.
They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as completing ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take an additional week.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
2019 Street Improvement Program

Work continues throughout the city with many streets in various stages of construction. Streets scheduled for work for this and next week include the following:

Street                                                                  From                         To
Technology Dr
Table Mtn Pkwy
Cul de sac
Table Mtn Pkwy
Technology Dr
44th Ave
W. 45th Dr
Table Mtn Pkwy
Table Mtn Dr
Rooney Rd
Colfax Ave
City boundary
W. 4th Ave roundabout
Heritage Rd
Allen St
Kimball Ave
Cul de dac
Lily Ln
Sunshine Pkwy
Dead end
Ridge Rd
Mesa Dr
Normans St
Normans St
Ridge Rd
Ptarmigan St
Heritage Rd
US 6
Eagle ridge Dr
N. Ford St
2nd St
Mesa  Dr
7th St
Washington St
Ford St
Cheyenne St
10th St
Library p-lot
Washington Ave
10th St
11th St
24th St
Illinois St
Fossil Trace Dr
Fossil Trace Dr
Home Stake Dr
Cul de sac
Home Stake Dr
Illinois St
Fossil Trace Dr
4th Ave roundabout
Heritage Rd
Johnson Rd
W. 10th Ave
US 6

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other Street Closures
  • Sept 4:  Full closure of Iowa St. between N. Rubey Dr. and Washington Ave. A crane will be set on Iowa St. to install a new pole for Xcel Energy at 100 Washington Ave. Variable Message Boards are in place on Iowa.
  • Aug 20 - Sept 30:  16th St. from Illinois to Arapahoe, traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment access.
  • Sept 2 - 23: 18th - 24th Streets, Lookout View Dr., Table Dr., East St, Belvedere St., traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will all be impacted by aerial fiber optics replacement
  • July 31 - Sept 20: at 708-710 Cheyenne St., the sidewalk will be closed for new construction on the lot.
  • Carriage Rides - most Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 - 8 p.m. A station will be set up on the north side of 12th St. from Washington to Miners Alley and will occupy parking lanes.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until September 8. Due to the construction activity parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th St. between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended through the end of September.