All Things Recycling: A community conversation about waste diversion in Golden

What’s going on in the world of recycling these days? Where is my recycling going and what’s the deal with China no longer accepting materials? Is Styrofoam recyclable? What about coffee cups?

The City of Golden Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) invites community members to “All Things Recycling: A Community Conversation About Waste Diversion in Golden” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave… Read more…

Live Music, Library, Local Licensing, and Sustainability

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse - Golden Colorado


Tonight (and every Tuesday night) from 6-9PM, enjoy an Open Mic session at the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse. Showcase your talent or listen to others showcasing theirs. Signups begin at 6PM and all performers will receive a free draft beer. They’ll be serving $2 Tacos!

Tonight from 6:30-7:30 at the Library, learn The Story of Beer. Discuss the origins and history of Beer with Active Minds. Learn how it’s made, the different types of beer, and hear the stories of the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. Learn about current trends in microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections. Cheers!


Tomorrow, the Local Liquor Licensing Authority will meet at 2:30 in City Council Chambers. The Briarwood, Dagotto’s, and Heritage Liquor (750 Heritage Rd) will be renewing their licenses. A new business, Dirty Dogs Roadhouse at 17999 W. Colfax, will be transferring the license from the previous owner of that business. Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine (medical marijuana) at 511 Orchard Street has been purchased and the previous and new owners have applied to transfer the license.

The Community Sustainability Board will meet tomorrow night at 6PM in City Council Chambers. Staff will recap the sustainability efforts at the summer events. The group will discuss Golden’s permit fees for solar installations and will discuss a recommendation for changes to City Council. They will review progress on establishing an energy advisory program for Golden businesses and resident. They will discuss proposed changes to the city’s investment policy to include sustainability criteria.

This Week’s Meetings

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will consider a facade improvement grant request by the owners of 1200 Arapahoe.  They may also discuss the “mobility hub”–which is the term used to describe an upgrade to the bus stops in Parfet Park.  Check their meeting packet for more information.

Parks & Recreation will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7 in the Community Center.  They will discuss the new skatepark at Ulysses Park, which is nearly complete.  There will be a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 22nd.  The Golden Lions Club is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year.  The have built pavilions in the Norman D and Beverly Heights Parks, and would like to build one in Vanover Park to commemorate their anniversary.  The Parks Board will consider several possible designs. Check their meeting packet for more information.

The Local Licensing Authority will meet on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in Cit Council Chambers.  The judge will accept a liquor license application for the property at 1100 Arapahoe Street (currently a dry cleaner/laundromat).  The applicant  is “New Vinters, doing business as Colorado Plus Cidery & Pub. Check the meeting packet for more information.

The Sustainability Board will meet Wednesdsay night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  Their meeting packet is not yet available.

Condominiums - Golden Colorado

City Council will meet on Thursday the 23rd at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will vote on an ordinance requiring the Farmers Market to accept SNAP benefits (formerly called food stamps).  They will discuss an ordinance that clarifies the “cash in lieu” requirements for downtown parking.  Finally, they will have a public hearing on a request to subdivide a single lot at 19th and Ford Streets into 12 lots.  The lot (currently a parking lot) will be used to build 12 condominiums. Check their meeting packet for more information.

Pancakes, Meetings, and Fine Art

Golden Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Plan to attend the Golden Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast this Saturday, July 30th, from 6-10AM.  It finishes just in time for the Buffalo Bill Days parade!   10th & Arapahoe (Map).

The Local Licensing Authority meets today at 2:30 in City Council Chambers.  Grappa Mediterranean Bistro, Canyon Point Wine & Spirit, Golden Town Liquor, and the Old Capitol Grill are all applying to renew their liquor licenses.  The soon-to-be-reborn Tequilas on South Golden Road is applying for a new license.  7-Eleven is applying to transfer their liquor license to a new owner.  Learn more….

The Sustainability Board meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will discuss the possibility of placing solar panels at the Rooney Road Sports complex; the proposed plan to charge for some downtown parking, and a Sustainability Night that they plan to organize for this fall.   Learn more….


We’re all geared up for Buffalo Bill Days this weekend, but the Golden Fine Arts Festival folks are hard at work getting our next big shindig organized!  Would you like to be part of it?  It’s fun!  They have a very convenient online sign-up sheet, where you can pick the job you’d like to do, the timeslot, and even see who you would be working with!  Sign up now, and we’ll see you there on August 20th and 21st.

Apply TODAY to serve on a City board or commission!

Last Sunday, I reported that the City had several board openings, and applications were due on Friday, March 12th.  I was right about the “12th” part, but the applications are due TODAY, not Friday!

The City has openings on several boards right now, and applications are due by 5PM Thursday, March 12th.  These are the boards with upcoming openings:   Community Sustainability Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Downtown Development Authority Board, Public Art Commission, Fire Pension Board, Historic Preservation Board and the Economic Development Commission.  Download the application from this page.

The Clear Creek Jazz Quartet will play tonight in the lounge at the Golden Hotel from 6-9PM.

Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

When you see changes in town, do you sometimes wonder, “Who decided to do that?”  The answer often lies in the board and commission meetings that happen throughout the month.  The best way to weigh in on decisions about what happens in town is to pay attention to meeting agendas.  When you have an opinion on something, make a statement during the public comment period at the meeting.  It’s a lot easier to affect a decision before it’s made than after!

The Downtown Development Authority meets this evening.  They will discuss several issues, including the use of downtown sidewalks for merchandise, dining, plants, public art, etc.  See the meeting packet (link below) to see all of tonight’s topics.

Monday 6:30 City Council Chambers
Downtown Development Authority
(agenda and meeting packet are about 4/5 of the way down the page)

Tuesday 6:30 at the Community Center
Parks & Recreation Board
(agenda is about halfway down the page)

The Planning Commission and Sustainability meeting packets are not yet available, so check those links later in the week.

Wednesday 6:30 City Council Chambers
Planning Commission Study Session
(no agenda currently available)