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It's especially important to secure your trash cans. According to Golden Special Enforcement Unit Supervisor, Officer Jamie Segal, "Our officers drive the streets an average of eight hours every day and we see the majority of homes in our downtown neighborhoods are not securing their trash cans. We live in Bear Country even though it is a quiet suburb of Denver. Please put your trash inside."
Keeping an easy food source (trash) out of a bear's easy reach is the first step in making them not want to stick around; bears who visit residential neighborhoods must be hazed and made to feel unwelcome for their own good. According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager, Jerrie McKee, bears who become too comfortable and don't leave on their own must be tranquilized and moved, which never goes well. Upon the next infraction, that bear would have to be killed.
"We have a much better success of saving bears if the community decides to help us, by living responsibly, and helping us change the bear's behavior," said McKee.
Please, help us keep both our residents and our bears safe - don't feed the bears, even inadvertently with an unsecured trash can! If you spot a bear in your neighborhood, do not approach and certainly do not attempt to take a selfie with the bear.
Leave the area and call non-emergency dispatch at 303-384-8045 to report the siting. Dispatch will then contact the appropriate authorities.
Thank you for your help.
Both City administrative offices and the Golden Community Center will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
We wish you all a safe and good long weekend!
Right now, on Guiding Golden, the public is invited to take a look at the conceptual plan that shows general locations and types of plant material proposed to be used for the project, and offer feedback.
Feedback on these plans are welcome through the month of May.
Businesses can now pay City of Golden sales and use taxes online! Businesses will need to have their City of Golden sales tax account number and the last amount paid.
Please contact 303-384-8024 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional 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!