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The City's waste hauler has shifted both trash and recycling service back one day due to Wednesday night's storm. Residents with a Thursday service day will have service today (Friday), and residents with Friday service day will have service on Saturday. Please have carts out until they can be serviced.
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Want to spruce up your yard? Check out the City of Golden’s annual tree sale. The sale runs from March 1 through April 15 or until we run out of trees. Once the sale opens, do not wait! All trees come in a seven gallon pot and are $70 plus tax. This is your opportunity to get trees that are known to adapt and thrive in our area. Choose from the following selection:
- Norwegian Sunset Maple
- Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
- Hot Wings Maple
- American Yellowwood
- Kentucky Coffeetree
- Chanticleer Pear
- Bur Oak
- Swamp White Oak
Our program is offered to City of Golden residents; proof of residency will be required. Quantities are limited and households may order up to three trees. Trees will not be available to purchase in person this year.
- Order your trees starting March 1, 2021. (The sale will not go live until March 1, but you may view more information about the trees that will be available at this link.)
Purchased trees will be distributed at the Golden Cemetery, 755 Ulysses Street, on April 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For further questions, call the Forestry office at 303-384-8141 or Stacy Turner at 303-384-8191.
The City of Golden needs your feedback! Take the short, 7-question waste hauling survey and let us know what is working and what isn't for Golden's waste and recycling services.
This spring, the City’s five-year waste hauling contract will expire with the current hauler GFL Environmental (formerly Alpine Waste & Recycling). The City will re-bid for the next 5-year contract and include resident recommendations for improvements to the program. All residents (customers and non-customers) are welcome to submit input. With this feedback, the City hopes to achieve the following:
- Identify areas of improvement to existing services
- Measure interest in new/expanded services
- Prioritize customer’s experience
The survey can be found on GuidingGolden.com.
Vaccine Quantities Remain Very Limited, but JCPH Hopes to Expand Vaccination to More Jeffco Residents
Jefferson County, Colo. — In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability of its vaccination site to those aged 70 and older. To date, JCPH has focused its efforts on healthcare workers and first responders, as directed by Gov. Jared Polis’ office and the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE).
JCPH will begin offering vaccine in limited quantities to adults 70 and older at their clinic at the Arvada Fire Protection District Training Center, 6651 Indiana Street, beginning on February 3, 2021. This clinic is hosted with support from the Arvada Fire Protection District, Arvada Police Department and volunteers from organizations around the county. The vaccine will also continue to be available to those classified by CDPHE in Phase 1A and 1B.1.
Vaccines will only be available to those who are in these phases, and only by appointment. While these appointments will be available beginning this week, due to the limited nature of the vaccine, appointments are expected to fill quickly. They will continue to offer additional appointments as more vaccine becomes available. Please sign up for an appointment at the JCPH COVID-19 Clinics webpage.
In order to get vaccinated, and in addition to falling within one of the eligible phases, individuals will need to meet several qualifications:
- No other vaccines within 14 days
- No COVID-19 symptoms/no positive test within 14 days
- Not be within the 14-day quarantine period for COVID-19 exposure
In addition, there are several key facts about the COVID-19 vaccine that those wishing to be vaccinated need to know and keep in mind:
- The COVID-19 vaccine is a two-part vaccine, and it’s essential to get the second dose within a specific time frame (21 days for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days for the Moderna vaccine). Unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances, you need to receive your second dose from the same place you received your first dose.
- There are some known side effects to the vaccine, especially the second dose. These include:
- More information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on both JCPH’s website and CDPHE’s website.
If you're looking for a way to bring about positive change in these turmoiled times, think local and apply to join a Golden board or commission. Board and commission members help shape the future of Golden. They bring their expertise and ideas to the forefront, interact and represent all of the segments of our City, and provide input so that Golden can make informed and inclusive decisions. Be part of building a Golden where everyone can thrive by applying today.
Golden City Council is recruiting applicants to fill expiring appointments to the following:
- Downtown Development Authority
- Golden Urban Renewal Authority
- Parks, Recreation and Museum Advisory Board
- Economic Development Commission
- Public Art Commission
- Fire Pension Board.
To find out more about the board and commission application process, visit cityofgolden.net/serveyourcity.
If you are interested in applying, you will need to complete and submit the online application form. You may be considered for up to three different boards on one application; be sure to rank your preferences.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 12. Be sure to save the date for interviews, which are scheduled to be held by City Council in the evening on Tuesday, April 13.
If you have questions contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-384-8014, 303-384-8015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An inclusive and welcoming Golden
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.