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A youth at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center was reported missing from his room shortly after midnight on Tuesday, June 25th. The youth, Quinn Scaggs (pictured - DOB 7/19/01) is considered a violent offender. Golden Police responded and managed the search of the campus and surrounding area and will be conducting the criminal investigation. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office performed a K9 search and the Boulder Police Department utilized a drone in the search, but Scaggs was not located. Through the search, it was discovered that Scaggs removed the window from his ground floor room and used bed sheets tied together to escape over the perimeter fence.
Scaggs is 6'2", 160 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo above his right eyebrow that reads "Loyalty". If you see Scaggs, call 911.
Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, located in Golden, is an intensive, secured treatment program for 140 male juvenile offenders. LMYSC provides for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the CDHS Division of Youth Services.
- Monday, July 8 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Golden along Washington Avenue
Ladies Fancywork Society Yarn Bombs Downtown Sculptures - Watch the Ladies Fancywork Society embellish and transform our downtown sculptures with colorful yarn.
- Wednesday, July 10 - 4:30 to 7 p.m. Golden History Museum, 923 10th St.
Public Art Commission Open House - The PAC welcomes the community to the Golden History Museum to meet commission members, discuss current and future projects, and give input on the public art process and direction in Golden. Hear from Muralist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs, commissioned artists for the Golden History Museum Mural, "Greetings from Golden" as well as Joe Norman, commissioned artist for the recently installed Highway 93 Entryway Piece, "Run & Fly" sculpture.
- Friday, July 12 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sidewalks in front of Golden Hotel on 11th Street
Golden Chalk on the Creek - A one-day event celebrating the child in all of us and an opportunity to enjoy artists/groups apply their talents to the sidewalks of Golden. An easy walk downtown to the historic Golden Hotel, at Washington Avenue and 11th Street. You can watch AND participate in creating artistic expressions in our wonderful neighborhood.
- Friday, July 12 - 1 to 2 p.m. Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave.
Downtown Golden Public Art Tour - Join members of the PAC as they lead a tour of selections from Golden’s public art collection. Tour leaves from the Visitors Center at 1 p.m.
For a complete listing of all events happening during ARTSWEEK GOLDEN visit www.artsweekgolden.org.
We've had a lot of rain recently. And no doubt you’ve heard about the massive amounts of snowpack in the high country, and the potential for high levels of runoff this season. So how does this impact Clear Creek in Golden? In a typical year, the water flow in Clear Creek will rise upwards of 1500 cubic feet per second (cfs) during runoff season. Compare that to off-season when flows are between 50 to 200 cfs. This year, there are estimates that the runoff levels have the potential to go over 3000 cfs. The levels will depend on weather in the high country and how fast the snow melts. It’s also possible we will not see a tremendous impact to our water flow. Regardless, the runoff season makes the water very dangerous.
The faster the flow, the more dangerous the water. Dirt and debris fill the water, and makes it much more hazardous. Additionally, the water temperature during the snow melt season is very cold and can cause hypothermia. Shivering is typically the first sign of hypothermia and can lead to confusion, loss of motor skills, and even death. The most common causes of drowning in moving water are hypothermia and blunt force trauma from getting hit by debris and rocks.
The Golden Fire Department recommends you ALWAYS wear proper safety gear when getting into the water. At the very least, you should have a life vest, helmet, and shoes even if you are just planning to float down in a tube. Additionally, we recommend thermal protective clothing and gloves. Keep children away from the river’s edge, as one slip could put them out of reach in an instant. Similar with pets, do not let them swim in the open water. Golden also enforces leash laws, so your pets should never have an opportunity to get far away from you. If your pet does get caught in the water, call 911 immediately but DO NOT go in after your pet. They have a much stronger instinct and chance for survival than humans.
Remember, Clear Creek is a natural waterway that cannot be shut off or diverted. It is powerful and relentless, but predictable. With the proper training and safety equipment, the creek can be enjoyed in a safer manner. However, there is always a level of danger with moving water.
On June 13, City Council heard public feedback on the proposed Phase 1 changes for the R-2 and R-3 residential zone districts. They voted to approve the proposed changes, which include the following changes for the R-2 zone district, as well as single family and duplex developments in the R-3 zone district:
- A 50 percent maximum lot coverage
- Elimination of the five-foot height bonus
- Required front porch elements
- Graduated setbacks to reduce bulk
As part of the Ordinance, Council also lifted a part of the current moratorium which put limitations on two-family development.
Phase Two is now underway. Planning Commission met in June and came up with the following recommendations to present to Council in July. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Lot design regulations for future minor plat subdivisions of land
- Regulations for permissible bulk plane encroachments based on new setbacks approved in Phase One
- Regulations for rooftop decks as permitted in the residential zone districts
- New density standards for residential multi-family uses permitted as a special use in the C-1 and C-2 zone districts.
Phase Two recommendations will go before Council this month, with a public hearing and your chance to comment at the Council meeting on July 25. You can also provide feedback and get the full scale of the changes at www.GuidingGolden.com.
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!