Preview of April Events in Golden

April 1, 2019

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

Museum Exhibits:
American Mountaineering Museum – Gregory William Frux:  Mount Washington Observatory
Buffalo Bill Museum – The Buffalo Bill Story, From Adversary to Advocate, A Visit to the Wild West, Firearms, Kid’s Cowboy Corral
Colorado Railroad Museum – Got Style? Railroads & Interior Design, Ski Train: A Colorado Tradition, Images from the Tracks: Photographs of William Henry Jackson
Foothills Art Center – Members Show through April 21st | Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future opens April 19th
Geology Museum – Mineral from Colorado and Around the World, Radioactive Minerals, Meteorites, Fossil
Golden History Museum – 1968 Time Capsule, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – It Takes To to Tango: Collaborations Quilts through April 20th | Hawaiian Quilts opens April 22nd

Theater
Miners Alley Playhouse
Our Town
Miners Alley Children’s TheaterThree Billy Goats Gruff

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Train Talks – “So You Want to Write a Railroad Book” at the RR Museum
Hexie Ladies at the Quilt Museum
Trailblazer’s Free Open Climbing at the Mountaineering Center
3
TriceraTOTs
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Lecture
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
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Public Art Commission
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs
What’s Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian’s View of Colorado Culinary Literature at the History Museum
MGD/PHO Multimedia Exhibition
City Council Study Session
5
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Streetcar Suburbs at the Railroad Museum
6
Golden Kids Clothes Swap at Hillside Church
Fuzzy Friends Sleepover at the Library
10th Annual Pi Mile Fun Run/Walk (3.14 miles) at the School of Mines
Train Rides at the Railroad museum
Coffee with Two Councilors
Jeffco Volunteer Fair at Foothills Animal Shelter
Opening Day – Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley Children’s Theater
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Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run for Shelton Elementary
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MOMS Club of Golden, CO Meeting
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety & Prevention
GURA Board Meeting
9
Leonardo Da Vinci Lecture at Mines
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden High School PTA
Free Class – Taming Your Child’s Anxious Mind
Golden Beer Talks – Healthy Forests, Healthy Watersheds
Economic Development Commission Meeting
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Colorado School of Mines – Adventure in the SerengetE-Days 2019
Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course at the Community Center
Game of Thrones Craft Night at the Library
Educational Event on Planning and Zoning in Golden
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Everything Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Golden Lunch Bunch – CSM Alumni
Marv Kay Day Celebration and Dedication
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea
Last Look With Hassan Najjar – Member’s Show at Foothills Art Center
E-Days at Mines
CMC Film Series: JEAN + The Crash Reel – Supporting LoveYourBrain
City Council Regular Meeting
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E-Days at Mines
Rocky Mountain Storytelling – Story Seeds Conference and Concert
Art Book Club (ABC) at Foothills Art Center – The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Friday Tour – Railroad Post Office Cars
Western on Washington: A Saloon Stroll
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E-Days at Mines
Courage Walk – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration!
14
Pancake Breakfast at the Golden Gate Grange
Gathering of the Guilds at the Mountaineering Center
15
PEEPle’s Choice Awards
Artistry Through Applique Lecture at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Development Authority
16
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group at the Library – The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Parks, Recreation, and Museums Advisory Board
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Town and Gown Book Club – The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman
Water-Wise Gardening Seminar: Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape
Planning Commission Study Session
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Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium at Mines, or GRADS
Cardboard Creations at the Library
Art on Tap – Bingo at Foothills Art Center
Lecture at the History Museum – Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
City Council Study Session
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First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
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Mines’ Helluva Service Event
Golden Family Easter Egg Hunt in Parfet Park
Bunny Express Train at the Railroad Museum
Eggmania/Easter Egg Hunt at the Golden Gate Grange
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
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Easter
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STEM Girls at the Library
Lecture at the History Museum: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
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Bicycle-friendly Driver Course at the Community Center
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Intro to Hiking Safety – Colorado Mountain Club
24
Sustainability Board
Land Stewardship Series – Intro to Wildlife Refuges
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
25
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
City Council Business Meeting
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Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
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Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
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Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
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Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

Development Potential and Possible Changes Downtown

February 25, 2019

A Quick Lesson in Zoning
People familiar with Golden’s zoning often remark that we are “under-developed.” When they say that, they don’t necessarily mean that we should have more land-intensive development, but that we could, according to our current zoning.

That lesson is coming home in a big way on the north side of town, as developers buy small single-family homes and replace them with big, multi-family buildings. Neighbors are learning the upper limits of what the R2 zone will permit in the way of height (30-35 feet) and closeness to the property line (5 feet from the side, 10 from the rear, and 15 from the front).

The north side isn’t the only place in Golden that has R2 zoning–almost every neighborhood includes some. We also have R3, RC, Mixed Use and Commercial zoning. With each of the zones, the allowable density increases.

Are you curious as to the development potential of your neighborhood? Here’s how you find out:

1) Find your home on the Zoning Map. Determine your zone by comparing the color of your home to the Legend in the lower right hand corner of the map.

2) Check the Residential Setback Regulations for your zone. The chart shows both allowable height and minimum distance setback from the lot line.

3) If you want to know still more, check Title 18 of the Municipal Code and read the “Uses permitted by right” in your zone.
Thus endeth the lesson.


The Downtown Development Authority will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a $7,000 grant request by Foothills Art Center to help fund Artsweek Golden in July. They will also consider a $10,000 grant request by the Public Art Commission and Golden History Museum. They would like to hire some national artists to paint a mural on the Golden History Museum. The total cost of the mural would be $21K, with $5K coming from the museum budget and $6K coming from the Public Art budget. The mural would be similar to the following, done by the same artists for other cities:

They will vote on a plan to reconfigure Washington Avenue between 14th and 19th Streets. The street would go from three lanes to two and a bike lane would be added in each direction.

They will review a proposal to add decorative lighting to Miners Alley. “The proposed lighting would enliven and celebrate the walkability of downtown Golden, creating a new gathering place for the community in the Miners Alley, and potentially drawing additional customers to businesses located on the alley, Arapahoe Street, and side streets.”

Finally, they will be asked to support a series of pop-up art installations around town, in collaboration with the Public Art Commission, Foothills Art Center, and Visit Golden. These temporary art exhibits would be designed to encourage selfies taken with the art and posted on Instagram. For more information on any of these topics, see the meeting packet….

Downtown Restaurants, Peaks to Plains Trail, Job Fair

January 28, 2019

The Downtown Development Authority will meet at 6:30 this evening in City Council Chambers. They will consider a grant request from “Tributary Market & Drinkery,” which is a food hall that plans to open at 701 12th St. later this year. “What’s a food hall?” you may wonder. This article from last fall explains. The owners plan to install a heated patio enclosure at the cost of $18K+, and are requesting a $2500 grant to help defray the expense.

The board will also be asked to approve a date change on the Buffalo Rose’s $58,000 sales tax sharing agreement, since the construction ran a little longer than originally scheduled. The Buffalo Rose also has a $250,000 reimbursement agreement for property tax. That one is good through 2030.

Finally, the owner of the Ace Hi Tavern will describe some improvements that he is considering for his building. Did you know that that building was constructed in 1879 as Golden’s Opera House? The Stillman family bought it in 1961, and Mike Stillman is the 3rd generation owner! For details on any of these agenda items, see the meeting packet….


This Wednesday (Jan. 30th) from 5:30-7:30, Jeffco Open Space will host a public meeting about the upcoming Mouth of the Canyon segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail. This 1.75-mile segment within Clear Creek Canyon will extend east from Tunnel 1 along US Highway 6 and connect to the existing trail in Golden. At the meeting, attendees will receive a brief presentation about the project, and then will have the opportunity to ask questions of Jeffco Open Space staff.  The meeting will be held at the Golden Community Center.  Learn more..


Jefferson County Human Services will host a Multi-Industry Career Fair tomorrow from 1-3PM. Meet with employers in person to learn about career opportunities. This is a great opportunity to meet employers from major industries that are hiring for in-demand, high growth occupations. Many of these employers offer on-the-job training and career paths for your current or new career! Come prepared with a current resume and speak with employers. Learn more….

Dinosaurs and Downtown Development

November 19, 2018

Dinosaur Ridge lecture on archosaurs/

Dinosaur Ridge has a lecture from 10-11 this morning on Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians).  17681 W Alameda Pkwy, MorrisonMap


Jefferson Symphony Orchestra free concert in Parfet Park - Golden Colorado

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. The Dove Inn is requesting a $2500 grant to improve the exterior of the Inn with paint, a new light fixture, and a new sign. They will also discuss whether to continue providing funding for the Jefferson Symphony’s free summer concert in Parfet Park. Staff will describe a planning project to guide future development in the “West Downtown Neighborhood.” This includes the parking lots west of Washington Avenue, the 12th Street Historic District, and the Golden History Park. They will vote to approve their budget for 2019. The summary is as followed, and the details are available in the meeting packet.

$ 411,300.00 – Current Operating Expenses
$ 770,000.00 – Capital Outlay
$ 679,660.00  – Contingency/Reserves

$ 1,860,959.00 TOTAL GENERAL FUND


Mindfulness Workshop at the Library
Denise Richter of Golden Life Coaching will present “From Mind Full to Mindful (A Mindfulness Workshop)” from 6:30-7:30 at the Library.  As we enter the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay present and manage the stress and expectations that come along with this time of year. This free workshop will be focused on ways to cultivate mindfulness, deal with your emotions, and stay present during busy times. I hope to see you many of you there!

Back to School, TIF Agreements

August 20, 2018

Jefferson Symphony Concert in Parfet Park - Golden CO

Last night’s Jefferson Symphony concert in Parfet Park attracted an impressive crowd!  The Chamber reports that they had record crowds at the Golden Fine Arts Festival. Dave Powers took a few photos while checking out the art. See them on our Facebook page.

The Colorado School of Mines students begin classes todayJeffco Public School students began last week.

The Downtown Development Authority will gather an hour earlier than usual this evening–at 5:30, rather than 6:30–so they can take a walking tour of their downtown domain. Afterward, they will convene in City Council Chambers for their regularly-scheduled (and recorded) 6:30 meeting. Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro (715 Washington Avenue) is requesting a $500-700 grant to help pay for a one-way film window sign. They will vote on a sales taxed-based TIF agreement of up to $58,000 with the Buffalo Rose. Last year, the DDA approved a property tax-based TIF agreement of up to $250,000 with the Buffalo Rose. The DDA is working on a legal/financial agreement with the new owners of 1100 Washington (the former funeral parlor), but the details are not yet finalized.  To learn more about tonight’s DDA topics, review the meeting packet.

Tuesday Preview
The Downtown Merchants will meet tomorrow morning at 7:30 at Connects Workspace.  This is a monthly opportunity to exchange information about downtown events. All are welcome. Learn more….

The Chamber will host a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn tomorrow from 12:30-1:30. The topic is Solo-prenuer: Solutions for Common Problems of a “Solo-Proprietor’s” Experience, presented by Amira Watters and Lou Riverso with Jefferson County Business Resource Center. Learn more….

The Railroad Museum will hold their monthly craft and storytime tomorrow morning at 10AM.

Tomorrow night, the County is hosting an open host to discuss the Comprehensive Master Plan. If you have ideas or comments on development in Jefferson County, this is your chance to weigh in.

Proposed Downtown Projects and Artsweek Events

July 16, 2018

reducing lanes on Washington Avenue - Golden CO

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They are considering a change on Washington Avenue that would reduce southbound Washington Avenue from two lanes to one between 15th and 19th Streets, .  If they do this, the cost will be $200,000 for concrete work, plus more for landscaping.

They will discuss funding several possible additional downtown projects:

renovate the downtown bathrooms
revise the downtown streetscape (the flower boxes)
Astor House Pocket Park
Astor House Renovation
Add a splashpad downtown
Build a trail along the Creek, behind the Golden Mill and the Gold apartments

Learn more about any of these projects by reviewing the meeting packet.


Artsweek Golden - Golden ColoradoARTSWEEK GOLDEN continues today. You’ll find painters at work in Lions Park from 10AM-5PM. Visit the Quilt Museum between 10AM and 1PM for a FREE guided tour of their latest exhibit: Hollis Chatelain: Stories of West Africa. You do not want to miss these masterfully created quilts. Foothills Art Center is open for FREE from 10AM-5PM. Virtuosity Dance Centre is having an open house from 7-9PM. This is a good chance to learn about the Centre and see talented performers too!

Tomorrow we’ll see Chalk on the Creek from 10AM-3PM. Tomorrow night, plan to visit Foothills Art Center at 7PM to see a documentary about our newest artwork–the mural on the retaining wall along Washington Avenue.  Learn more about the Artsweek Golden events.

Sign Grants, Free JSO Concert, Nature Yoga, New Restaurants and New Hotel

June 18, 2018

Jefferson Symphony Concert in Parfet Park - Golden CO

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider two requests for sign grants: a $2500 request to fund half the cost of signs for the new Colorado Plus Cidery and Pub going in at 1100 Arapahoe Street (the old laundromat), and $200 to help finance signs for Adventure West Tubing, a seasonal tube rental business running in the Golden Mill parking lot.  The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has requested $8500 to pay for the annual concert in Parfet Park that marks the end of the Fine Arts Festival. This year’s concert will take place on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  See the meeting packet for more information.

Tuesday Preview
The Railroad Museum will have their monthly Storytime and Craft tomorrow morning at 10. The Library will have Lego Play & Build at 4PM. The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will offer Nature Yoga at 5PM (register now–they usually fill up). The Library’s monthly book group meets from 6-7PM, discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Nature Yoga at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center

The Local Licensing Authority meets tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 19th) at 2:30 in City Council Chambers. They will review several applications for new licenses: a new restaurant (called “Launch) at 18455 W. Colfax Ave.; the new “Origin Red Rocks” hotel at 18485 W. Colfax Ave., and a new restaurant (called “Tributary Food Hall) at 701 12th St. Public hearing for each of these licenses will be held on July 25th.

Foss Liquor - Golden ColoradoThe judge will also consider three request to modify premises for existing liquor licensed businesses: Barrels & Bottles plans a 5th anniversary party on September 2nd and 3rd, and they want to use the parking lot north of the building for their celebration. Dirty Dogs Roadhouse plans a special event on July 14th and they want to sell liquor in their parking lot that day. The Foss Company is reconfiguring the space for their liquor store at 1224 Washington Avenue. Based on the drawings provided, it looks like the new version of the store will be smaller and will be located only on the west side of the building. The storefront on Washington Avenue will be dedicated to a new retail use.  See the meeting packet for more information.

Late Monday Update: Mixed Income Housing Proposal

April 16, 2018

Mixed Income Housing - Golden ColoradoMy apologies for writing twice in one day. I failed to inform you about a meeting scheduled for 6PM tonight. The Jefferson County Housing Authority is considering redeveloping the area from Ford to Jackson north of 24th Street as 100% residential “mixed income” housing. This plan includes the same ground where a Chicago based developer wanted to build a 44-unit 3 story apartment building. The new plan includes 51 units, but also includes more land, so the overall approach shouldn’t be as dense. The U-shaped complex at 24th and Jackson is already low-income housing, and would be included in this redevelopment project.

The key issues for the neighborhood for the previous proposal were mass (they thought the building was way too big for the lot) and parking (they felt the development didn’t include enough parking for the residents and that the extra cars would park on the streets in the neighborhood). It will be interesting to see how this new proposal handles those issues.

The meeting takes place TONIGHT (Monday April 16th) at 6PM in the community room of the Lewis Court apartments, 2200 Jackson Street. This is a good choice of location for the meeting, in that Lewis Court is also low-income housing, includes plenty of parking, and is generally regarded to have been a good addition to the neighborhood. Here’s the letter describing tonight’s meeting.


Washington Avenue "Streetscape" - Golden Colorado

I had an interesting discussion with a friend yesterday. I was encouraging him to go through the city spending exercise on GuidingGolden. I walked him through the options and explained things to the best of my ability. He had a bunch of questions I couldn’t answer, such as “what would they do in Grampsas park for $10.4 million?” “What would they do to Lions Park for $4.3 million?” “Where would the Clear Creek Pedestrian Bridge be built?” “Wouldn’t the Solar Garden be paid for by subscribers?” “What property do we want to buy as open space? Would it stay open, or would they build a park on it?” “What’s wrong with the current downtown streetscape? Downtown is crawling with people, so it must be working.” and “What is ‘the West Colfax Ave transportation project?'” My answer to all of those was “I don’t know.” In the end, he chose different projects than I had chosen when I took the survey, so we may have canceled out each other’s votes.

Here’s what the City is trying to do:  over the years we’ve had a lot of public meetings and come up with a long list of things we want.  Every one of the things on the list has value.  Often, spending decisions are made on a piecemeal basis, based on what seems most important right now.  The City is asking us to look at the entire list of wonderful ideas and decide which of them we want most.  If we don’t make any choices, or say we want them ALL, then we need to raise taxes to pay for them.  This is a big, complicated topic, and I think it’s laudable that the City is trying to get their arms around it, and ask people what they want.

TAKE THE SURVEY!  I heard on Saturday that only 85 people had done it. Do you want 85 people (who aren’t you) to determine your future tax levels?

Click here and make your own choices!  If nothing else, you can choose to NOT fund projects you DON’T support.

Unexpectedly, the city is asking people to take the survey even if they’ve already done it, because the survey has changed. So TAKE THE SURVEY!


DDA Grant Requests - Golden Colorado

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a grant request to help finance a $3500 mural on a new yoga studio at 612 10th St.  The Chamber of Commerce is requesting $8000 to help pay for First Friday celebrations this summer, including horse drawn carriage rides, the Golden Hayride, face painters, musicians, and other sidewalk entertainment.  Foothills Art Center is requesting $7000 to cover marketing costs for a new event this summer: Artsweek Golden. Artsweek will run from July 16th-22nd and is a separate event from the Golden Fine Arts Festival, which happens August 18th & 19th.

In other news, City Staff is working with a consultant to improve “wayfinding” signage. DDA board members are interested in improvements to the downtown streetscape. City staff is reviewing the intersection at 14th and Ford Streets. Staff is evaluating the parking on Washington between 15th and 18th Streets. Engineering standards indicate that most of that parking is “unsafe” because the line of sight is not adequate.

As always, review the meeting packet to get the details on any of these issues.


Live Music Tonight:
The Fireside Pickers will start playing at 6PM at New Terrain Brewing.


Tomorrow Morning:
The Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9-11AM at the Baptist Church (map).  Designed for mothers of children aged from birth to Kindergarten. Child care provided. Special topic speakers, fun, food & fellowship with other moms. Call 303-255-1780 or visit www.fbcgolden.org for more information.

Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden COThe Directors Storytime and Craft happens tomorrow morning at 10 at the Railroad Museum (map).  Join fellow young train enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Golden Public Library, for a morning of rail stories and make-and-take crafts. Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Free for Museum Members and $2 for nonmembers with general admission.  Learn more….

City Spending – Current and Future

April 16, 2018

Washington Avenue "Streetscape" - Golden Colorado

I had an interesting discussion with a friend yesterday. I was encouraging him to go through the city spending exercise on GuidingGolden. I walked him through the options and explained things to the best of my ability. He had a bunch of questions I couldn’t answer, such as “what would they do in Grampsas park for $10.4 million?” “What would they do to Lions Park for $4.3 million?” “Where would the Clear Creek Pedestrian Bridge be built?” “Wouldn’t the Solar Garden be paid for by subscribers?” “What property do we want to buy as open space? Would it stay open, or would they build a park on it?” “What’s wrong with the current downtown streetscape? Downtown is crawling with people, so it must be working.” and “What is ‘the West Colfax Ave transportation project?'” My answer to all of those was “I don’t know.” In the end, he chose different projects than I had chosen when I took the survey, so we may have canceled out each other’s votes.

Here’s what the City is trying to do:  over the years we’ve had a lot of public meetings and come up with a long list of things we want.  Every one of the things on the list has value.  Often, spending decisions are made on a piecemeal basis, based on what seems most important right now.  The City is asking us to look at the entire list of wonderful ideas and decide which of them we want most.  If we don’t make any choices, or say we want them ALL, then we need to raise taxes to pay for them.  This is a big, complicated topic, and I think it’s laudable that the City is trying to get their arms around it, and ask people what they want.

TAKE THE SURVEY!  I heard on Saturday that only 85 people had done it. Do you want 85 people (who aren’t you) to determine your future tax levels?

Click here and make your own choices!  If nothing else, you can choose to NOT fund projects you DON’T support.

Unexpectedly, the city is asking people to take the survey even if they’ve already done it, because the survey has changed. So TAKE THE SURVEY!


DDA Grant Requests - Golden Colorado

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a grant request to help finance a $3500 mural on a new yoga studio at 612 10th St.  The Chamber of Commerce is requesting $8000 to help pay for First Friday celebrations this summer, including horse drawn carriage rides, the Golden Hayride, face painters, musicians, and other sidewalk entertainment.  Foothills Art Center is requesting $7000 to cover marketing costs for a new event this summer: Artsweek Golden. Artsweek will run from July 16th-22nd and is a separate event from the Golden Fine Arts Festival, which happens August 18th & 19th.

In other news, City Staff is working with a consultant to improve “wayfinding” signage. DDA board members are interested in improvements to the downtown streetscape. City staff is reviewing the intersection at 14th and Ford Streets. Staff is evaluating the parking on Washington between 15th and 18th Streets. Engineering standards indicate that most of that parking is “unsafe” because the line of sight is not adequate.

As always, review the meeting packet to get the details on any of these issues.


Live Music Tonight:
The Fireside Pickers will start playing at 6PM at New Terrain Brewing.


Tomorrow Morning:
The Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9-11AM at the Baptist Church (map).  Designed for mothers of children aged from birth to Kindergarten. Child care provided. Special topic speakers, fun, food & fellowship with other moms. Call 303-255-1780 or visit www.fbcgolden.org for more information.

Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden COThe Directors Storytime and Craft happens tomorrow morning at 10 at the Railroad Museum (map).  Join fellow young train enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Golden Public Library, for a morning of rail stories and make-and-take crafts. Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Free for Museum Members and $2 for nonmembers with general admission.  Learn more….

Eating, Screening, Meeting, and Picking

March 19, 2018

Golden Chamber of Commerce - Golden Colorado

If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the Golden Chamber’s 5th Annual Taste of Golden, plan to be at the Mountaineering Center (710 10th Street) between 5 and 7:30. Unfortunately, tickets will not be available at the door.

Screen Agers at Bell Middle School - Golden Colorado

Bell Middle School’s PTA is sponsoring a showing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age tonight from 6-8PM. This is a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Admission is $5 for adults. Learn more….

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. A downtown resident has asked them to consider how to handle grants when a Downtown business moves or closes after receiving a grant. Should the City request repayment? The DDA will consider this question. They will discuss the developer’s plans for 1100 Washington Avenue (the former mortuary). At some point, the new owners are likely to request a Tax Increment Sharing agreement. The City will likely work with the owners of the new Cidery/old laundromat to install some landscape improvements between the sidewalk and the curb at that property. The meeting memo mentions that both the Golden Mill and the adjacent Gold apartments are for sale, so we may see changes on Ford Street at Clear Creek. Review their meeting packet to learn more….

Live Music: New Terrain Brewing will host a casual gathering of fireside pickers beginning at 6PM.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Morning:
The MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group will meet from 9-11AM at the 1st Baptist Church (map). Designed for mothers of children aged from birth to Kindergarten. Child care provided. Special topic speakers, fun, food & fellowship with other moms. Call 303-255-1780 or visit www.fbcgolden.org for more information.

The Railroad Museum will host Storytime and Craft at 10AM. Join fellow young train enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Golden Public Library, for a morning of rail stories and make-and-take crafts. Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Free for Museum Members and $2 for nonmembers with general admission. Learn more….



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