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Join the Community and Economic Development Department for a community planning process and public input opportunity for the Colorado School of Mines Neighborhoods on Wednesday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. This City-driven process is not intended to address the arrangement of various university uses within the campus boundaries, but rather focus on the relationship of campus as a whole to the community, and the interface of campus edges with nearby residential, commercial, cultural, and recreational uses.
City Council and staff are seeking specific input and recommendations as to how the relationship of the buildings and uses along the edges of campus can meet the university’s needs while respecting and enhancing the physical and social relationship with adjacent neighbors. Give us your thoughts with our quick survey.
For more information contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 303-384-8097.
If you're looking for work this summer, the City of Golden is hiring! Seasonal and part-time positions are still available whether you're interested in lifeguarding, working concessions at the Splash, a position at Fossil Trace Golf Club, working in Parks Maintenance, being a seasonal Park Ranger...the list keeps going.
For a full list of positions still available, and directions on how to apply online, visit our Job Opportunities page.
Due to dry weather, the Golden Fire Department (GFD) is imposing temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. These restrictions are for the corporate city limits of Golden and are independent but in conjunction with fire restrictions now in place in 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.
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!