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The City of Golden offers its residents and visitors one of the most comprehensive park and recreation systems in the country, contributing to the City’s reputation as a preferred location for people to live, work and play. The Golden Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Golden Community Center to accept input and ideas on Golden Park Rules.
Golden Parks and Recreation enthusiasts are invited to review the attached draft of a limited number of guidelines requested to protect our natural resources for the enjoyment of residents and visitors, and to ensure that those new to Golden are aware of what is required to maintain quality parks and open spaces. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you on August 2.
Please contact Ashby Leavell in Parks and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-384-8191 with any questions.
The Golden Police Department is accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens Academy. The Academy is set to begin August 17 and is scheduled for 11 weeks of classroom and skills education. Academy attendees will learn what police officers and police employees do in the performance of their duties and the rules and laws that guide them.
The Academy combines classroom presentations with hands-on activities to provide the participants with a comprehensive experience. Participants will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and two Saturdays for firing range and driving track training.
Throughout the course of the Academy, participants will be exposed to K9 patrol, drug enforcement, traffic accident investigations, communications, patrol duties and realities, DUI traffic enforcement, the Jefferson County Regional SWAT team, a tour of the Jefferson County Jail, crime scene investigations, firearms simulator, taser and driving track training.
The Golden Police Department began conducting an Adult Citizens Police Academy in 1995 with the hope that exposing citizens to knowledge about police work would help them to better understand and relate to police involvement in the community. Our hope is that the graduates of the Citizens Academy will share this knowledge with others in the community.
The City of Golden water meter replacement project began in late March and will continue for several months until completed. Keystone Utility Systems is the City’s contractor for this project and is currently working all over the city. A typical residential replacement will take approximately 20 minutes; a commercial replacement may take several hours. If your meter is in a pit outside, you do not need to do anything. If you have an inside set meter you will need to contact Keystone and schedule an appointment. You can schedule via email at Office@keystoneutilities.com or by phone at 1-877-587-2279 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Keystone has sent out notices to all residents and commercial accounts that will need to set an appointment for the replacement. To date, more than 2,400 units have been replaced. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please remove any items blocking access to the water meter before Keystone arrives to ensure a quick and trouble free replacement.
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!