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The City of Golden defines sustainability as living or acting in a manner that balances improving our quality of life, a healthy vibrant community, and mindful stewardship of the natural resources and environment. The City of Golden Sustainability Awards program strives to recognize members of the Golden community who take that commitment to heart. The Awards honor and publicize residents, businesses, community groups, and nonprofits who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the City’s sustainability goals.
Do you know someone, or possibly a business, in our community that strives to create a greener Golden? Now’s your chance to recognize these individuals by nominating them a Golden Sustainability Award. The City of Golden’s Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:
• Community Group
Nominations are open through March 23. City Council will present the awards on April 12 during the regular City Council Meeting.
To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the online nomination form.
Golden contracted with the engineering firm Bohannan Huston to conduct an independent, third party review of the roundabouts on Heritage Road and the traffic calming on Eagle Ridge Drive.
A public presentation of their final engineering report will take place April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelton Elementary School Library, 420 Crawford St.
The report is available below to review in advance.
Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jason Glass, will moderate a panel discussion on school safety from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Lakewood High School (9700 W. 8th Ave).
School security staff, local law enforcement, and other community partners will share information with the community on how we all work together on school safety. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues. The meeting will also be livestreamed .
Visit www.jeffcopublicschools.org or contact Jeffco Public School Superintendent’s office 303-982-6800 for more information.
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!