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The Lap Pool will be closed starting at 12 p.m.
The Leisure Pool will remain OPEN until 6:15 p.m.
Saturday July 29 & Sunday, July 30:
The Splash will be CLOSED
The Splash will resume normal operating hours on Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m.
Join Golden's Community Sustainability Advisory Board members for a “Let’s Talk Solar” open house and volunteer recruitment meeting this Wed. July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. Stop by to learn more about all things solar and the Community Solar Ballot initiative and ways to get involved. Refreshments will be provided. For more information visit our Sustainability What's New page!
Due to dry weather, the Golden Fire Department (GFD) is imposing temporary Stage 1 fire restrictions effective Monday, July 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. These restrictions are for the corporate city limits of Golden. Jefferson County has recently adopted Stage 2 fire restrictions for unincorporated Jefferson County.
All open burning, including bonfires; open flame torches and welding in wildfire risk areas and model rockets are prohibited. Also banned is the use of recreational fires within 30 feet of undeveloped areas including green belts and open space lands. Smoking within six feet of any outdoor area not cleared of combustible vegetation is also prohibited.
Exceptions to these temporary restrictions include: supervised public fireworks displays by a state licensed operator (subject to specific GFD operational permit requirements); outdoor cooking fires contained within commercial gas fueled grills, enclosed wood or wood pellet grills or smokers; enclosed outdoor fireplaces or chimineas; powered yard equipment for landscape purposes; any federal, state or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
The fire restrictions will remain in effect indefinitely. Fire Chief John Bales will continue to monitor the risks and reassess as the weather changes.
Residents and businesses in Golden and Jefferson County… if you were impacted by the hailstorm on May 8, 2017, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The loans are as low as 2% and cap at only 3.215%.
If your property was severely damaged and you didn’t have insurance… or insurance didn’t cover all of the damage, these loans could help you. In addition, businesses impacted financially from the hailstorm could get assistance to help until your business is back up and running.
The SBA now has a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist impacted individuals with their applications for Physical Disaster Loans or Economic Injury Loans.
You can also find all of the information online. For people in Jefferson County, visit Colorado.gov.
Deadlines for filling out applications
Physical Damage – Aug. 29, 2017
Economic Injury – March 30, 2018
For any questions or more information, contact Kevin Wynne with SBA at email@example.com.
Based on feedback from several residents and businesses, the City of Golden is looking into the potential deployment of gigabit broadband throughout the community. The City believes that affordable high quality broadband is a critical service for quality of life in Golden, as is the case with roads, water, sewer, and electricity.
To determine whether or not the City should offer broadband services, the City is conducting both a residential and a business Survey of Broadband Services. The survey was prepared by the City of Golden Broadband Task Force. The Broadband Task Force was formed shortly after the passage of the ballot initiative exempting the City from the constraints of Senate Bill 152. The Task Force consists of citizens of Golden with a range of technical and professional backgrounds.
The Residential Survey should only be completed if you are a resident within Golden city limits (not sure? Check the Jefferson County Address Wizard). The Business Survey should only be completed if your Business location is within Golden city limits.
Your input as a citizen of and/or a business within Golden is a very important component to the City’s understanding of Broadband Services currently being provided. Your response will take only a few minutes and responses are anonymous. Both surveys will remain open through the end of August.
Thank you for your assistance!
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!