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!

Preview of October Events in Golden

October 1, 2018

October Events in Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Leadership Golden Alumni Meeting
Flu Shots
Coffee with a Cop
NREL Lecture – Net Energy Homes
History Museum Lecture – Origins of the Colorado Territory
Trout Unlimited
Friends of the CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
History Museum and OLLI – Know the Ballot from Top to Bottom
School Choir Concert
Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
School Instrumental Concert
Laughs for Love Fund-Raiser
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: A Ticket to Tomahawk
Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Metro Denver Green Homes Tour
Multimedia World Map Workshop
Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves
Photowalk in Downtown Golden
Golden Elks Open House
Golden Super Cruise (Final for 2018)
Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Costume Creation Workshop at the Library
MOMS Club of Golden
Golden Safety Academy – Drug Familiarization
Room and Board: Premiere showing of PBS Colorado Experience Episode at the History Museum
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks – Applying Geological Exploration Methods Towards Locating Clandestine Graves Related to Homicide Investigations
Extreme Science: Squid Dissection at the Library
Library XYZ: Strange and Unusual Halloween Decorations
Dance Party for Toddlers at the Library
Animals of the Wizarding World presented by Nature’s Educators at the Library
Preschool Nature Nuts @ the Nature Center
Last Look With Hassan Najjar – Magnetic North and Spirit Glass
Whiskey & Whiskers at Foothills Animal Shelter
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Last Chance Dance with Virtuosity Dance Centre at Foothills Art Center
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
9Health Fair
Preschool Nature Nuts @ the Nature Center
Girl Scout Day & National Fossil Day
Golden Kids Clothes Swap
The Play’s the Thing Improv at the Quilt Museum
Colorado State Ballot Issues Community Forum
Cabernet/Chardonnay with a Councilor – North Neighborhoods
Chili Cookoff at the VFW
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Tradition Meets Contemporary
Golden Library Textile Society
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concert
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress
NREL Walking Tour (through Thursday
STEM Girls at the Library
Story Time and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talk: The History of Leadville, CO
Colorado Candidate Community Forum
Library Book Group: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Land Stewardship Series – Native Plants in Your Garden
History Museum Lecture: 1968 – The Year of Turmoil
Town and Gown Book Club – Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Bell Middle School Talent Show
Math and Science Night at Shelton
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
Teens After Dark at the Library: Scandal on the Steamship
A Night of Original Theatre by Mitch Samu (Oct 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28)
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Trailblazer’s Free Climb Night @ AMC
Golden History Roundtable
Golden Civic Foundation Gala and Auction
VFW Testicle Festival
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Lookout Mountain Nature Center: Fall Storytelling and Walk
Global Sundae: Multicultural Family Ice Cream Social at the Golden Library
Alzheimer’s Education at the Golden Library
ED Talk: People of Leadville, CO
Finding Gov’t Info Online at the Library
Mad Scientist Jars – Library
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls / Calaveras de Azúcar at the Library
Fall Gear Sale/Swap at the Mountaineering Center
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Opening Reception – Fabric Challenge and Paper Art Quilts of Jane Matthews at the Quilt Museum
Golden Cemetery Tour
Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Class at Foothills Art Center – Fearless Creating: Working with the Stages and Anxieties of the Creative Process
Golden Gives: Socktober at the Library
Family Halloween Party at the Haunted Grange
Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Witches’ Brew and DIY a the Library
Monster’s Ball at the Library
ED Talk: The Geology of Leadville, CO
Trick-or-Treat Street at the High School
Mayor’s Community Celebration/Awards for Excellence
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Pachycephalosaurs

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.