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There will be no fireworks display this year in the City of Golden on Independence Day due to significant fire danger. This decision was made by the Golden City Council during the meeting on May 10 after consulting with the Golden Fire Department.
Community members should be aware that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Golden, including Roman candles, smoke bombs and sparklers.
There will be plenty of fire-safe festivities in Golden on the 4th of July, including the annual 4th of July Festival in Lions Park, organized and hosted by the Golden Lions Club, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The celebration is an opportunity for families, friends and neighbors to get together at Lions Park on 10th Street to enjoy food, fun and live music.
People can pack their own picnic, or pick up some food for purchase from American Legion Golden Post 21 and two specialty food trucks that will be on site. Drinks will also be available for purchase from Coors, Golden City Brewery, and Bonacquisti Wines (Denver’s Urban Winery).
Parking Guidelines for the Lion’s Club 4th of July Celebration in the City of Golden
- We encourage all attendees to arrive early! If you have picnic materials, lawn chairs, and other cumbersome items to drop off, you may drop those off at Lion’s Park prior to finding a place to park.
- If you park along 10th Street, the first two hours are free, and each additional hour is $2 to a maximum of $8/day. You MUST REGISTER your vehicle on the ParkMobile app or at a nearby pay station, even if you are planning to stay less than two hours.
- There is FREE parking available in the Clear Creek Parking Lot, located at 304 10th St. Other parking is available in the parking garages located on Jackson Street, between 11th and 13th Streets.
- The Kayak Drop-Off Lot is reserved for parking for Handicapped individuals, along with Lion’s Club event volunteers. No public parking will be available in that lot.
- Please be aware that if 10th Street becomes too crowded near Lion’s Park, there is a chance that it will become closed to traffic. So, please arrive early!
Live Music Schedule:
- 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Meniskus (Rock Nouveau)
- 3 – 6 p.m. — Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts (Outlaw Country)
- 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. — Something Underground (Rock)
More information is available at Goldenlionsclub.org.
If Golden community members want to learn more about how the City of Golden is working to keep the community safe from wildfire, and what they can do to protect their homes and families in the event of a wildfire, please attend the Community Wildfire Protection Plan Community meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers (911 10th Street). The meeting can also be viewed online at GCO.tv.
The four City of Golden City Manager finalists visited Golden this week for interviews and community meet and greets. If you missed the meet and greet event on June 27, it is available to watch at GCO.tv.
The City Manager serves as the chief executive of the municipal organization and reports directly to the elected City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations and performance of the organization, including delivering a wide variety of city services to the community.
The finalists for the City Manager position in the City of Golden are as follows:
- Heather A. Balser, current Interim Chief Resiliency Officer for the City of Greeley, Colorado, and former City Manager for City of Louisville, Colorado.
- Larry R. Dorr, current Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Westminster, Colorado, and former Finance Director with the City of Lakewood, Colorado.
- Carolyn (Carly) G. Lorentz, current Interim City Manager, previously Deputy City Manager, for the City of Golden, Colorado, and former Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
- Scott Vargo, current County Manager for Summit County, Colorado with a background in health care, manufacturing, and the public sector.
For photos and full biographies of each City Manager finalist and information on the recruitment and hiring process, please visit Guidinggolden.com/city-manager-recruitment.
The new City Manager will replace Jason Slowinski, who left the City after seven years in the City Manager role to join Colorado School of Mines. The City of Golden enlisted the support of Baker Tilley to lead the search.
Earn a paycheck and join us for a fun and rewarding summer (that also looks great on your resume)...
- Working with kids as a Day Camp Leader.
- Helping out at one of the nicest golf courses in the region.
- Hanging out by the pool and keeping folks safe (we'll even provide you with Lifeguard Training Classes for free! Contact Betsy Sweet at email@example.com with questions).
- Strolling Clear Creek, talking to visitors and helping everyone enjoy themselves safely as a Clear Creek Ambassador.
- Coaching young people in a sports league.
- Helping our foresters and parks professionals keep Golden green and beautiful.
That's just a sampling of the positions currently available with the City of Golden this season, and applying is easy. Check out the full list of jobs available and submit your application today!
Public safety officials in Jefferson County, the City and County of Broomfield, and the City of Westminster announced Wednesday, April 27th that LookoutAlert is now available to all residents within those jurisdictions, including both the Adams County and Jefferson County portions of Westminster. LookoutAlert is a free service (message and data rates may apply) that allows individuals to receive emergency notifications sent from local authorities about potentially hazardous situations involving natural or manmade disasters, public safety incidents, severe weather, and other emergencies.
Dispatch centers and public safety agencies use LookoutAlert to quickly notify people within a specific geographic area that may be affected by a large scale disaster, evacuation or shelter-in-place orders, certain law enforcement activities such as searches for missing children or dangerous subjects, and other incidents that require immediate public awareness. LookoutAlert allows residents to receive these types of notifications – or alerts – via text, email, and/or voice message. Residents may register for LookoutAlert at LookoutAlert.co.
LookoutAlert replaces the previous emergency notification system known as CodeRED. Individuals who were signed up for CodeRED have been automatically enrolled into LookoutAlert. These residents do not need to sign up again but are encouraged to set up an account in the new platform to be able to choose what types of alerts they want to receive and to review and update their information when necessary.
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.