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Please join us next Tuesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. for the next meeting on the Washington Avenue Complete Street project. This project includes improvements on Washington Avenue between 10th Street north to Hwy 93. Based on input at previous public meetings and direction from City Council, we have completed design work and prepared a phasing plan. You can learn more about the project and view concept plans on our City Projects page.
The design team would like your input on specific aesthetic treatments and landscaping.
The meeting will include a formal presentation and will be held at:
Golden Community Center
Tuesday, August 22
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
This Friday, use the force (or a car if that's more convenient!) and come out to Parfet Park for a Star Wars themed Movies & Music in the Park.
The Moses Jones Band will heat up the stage first with a set that would could make even a Sith Lord sit up grinning and dance, including favorites from Star Wars. Then once it gets dark enough, Rogue One will hit the screen.
Bring a picnic or take advantage of one of the food trucks at the event. And please remember, this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Dogs are welcome, but please keep your movie-loving canines on a leash, and pick up after them. And if you're bringing a lawn chair, please be mindful of the people behind you, and keep high-back chairs to the side.
Movies & Music in the Park runs every Friday night in August at Parfet Park located at 10th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Golden.
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!