Kayak Park - Golden Colorado

High Water
As generally happens at this time of the year, Clear Creek is raging! The Jeffco Sheriff and Golden Police have limited access–no waders, swimmers, or tubers. Kayaks and SUP paddle boards are still allowed, but you must wear a life jacket. Violate the restrictions, and you may get a ticket and a $100 fine. Please see the notice on the City’s website for more details.

The City is considering becoming a broadband provider. They are asking residents and business owners to complete a very brief survey to provide their opinion on the subject.

Bear Alert
Bear - Golden ColoradoAccording to the Golden Police Department’s Facebook page, this bear was spotted in the Heritage Dells neighborhood, getting into trash cans. Please be cautious and keep your trash bins firmly covered. You can watch a one-minute video about “Bear Awareness,” also on the Facebook page. Thanks (and kudos!) to the Golden Police Department for the photo!

Possible New Building
The meeting about the proposed new mixed use/dormitory building across from Safeway will be held at 5:30 this afternoon in City Council Chambers.

The Economic Development Commission will meet at 6:30 at the Planning Office–1445 10th Street. The public is welcome to attend in person, but the meeting will not be broadcast live. They will be discussing the EdComm web pages and making sure that they support EdComm’s goals, which are: 1) Cultivate Innovation and Entrepreneurialism; 2) Educate and Train the Work Force of the Future, and 3) Grow and Retain Business.

Jeffco Innovators Workshop - Golden ColoradoJeffco Innovators Workshop
Tomorrow night (Weds the 14th) at 6:30,  the Jeffco Innovators Workshop will present Robbie Gries, the author of Anomalies: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology. This will be a celebration of individual courage, tenacity and professionalism of women in a male-dominated industry. Learn more about the Workshop and register in advance.

24th & Ford
The developer of low-income housing did not appear at last night’s GURA meeting, so City staff described, in general terms, what he’s currently working on.  He plans to acquire additional property on the Jackson Street side of that block and include that in a bigger development, with more units.  This time, he will probably apply for the low income housing tax credits first and submit a site plan after the tax credits have been approved.  Link to this page on the City site to hear a recording of the meeting.