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The Golden Community Center (GCC) will be closed for its annual week of maintenance and deep cleaning this week, Aug. 19 – 25, which coincidentally includes the day of the Colorado Classic bike race.
During this closure, the GCC will accomplish many projects that can’t be completed while the building is open to the public. Projects scheduled include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Deep cleaning
- Refinishing hardwood floors
- Painting throughout the building
- Equipment repair and/or replacements
- Changing bulbs and light fixtures in hard to reach, high places that require special equipment
The Splash will be open for lap swimming August 19 – 25.
The GCC will reopen at normal time on Monday, August 26.
We thank you for your patience as we work hard to make the GCC safe and clean for all residents.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an officer at the Golden Police Department? Now is your chance to learn that and much more! Apply today for the 2019 Golden Police Department’s Citizens' Academy!
The goal of the Citizens' Police Academy is to provide citizens with information through education and to increase rapport between the police department and the citizens of Golden.
The Golden Police Department began conducting an Adult Citizens’ Police Academy in 1995. We felt that exposing citizens to knowledge about police work would help them to better understand and relate to police involvement in the community.
The Adult Citizen’s Police Academy is a 12-week program, presented by sworn and civilian personnel who work in the particular areas being covered. The Academy combines classroom presentations with hands-on activities to provide the participants with a comprehensive experience.
- Crime Scene Investigations
- K-9 Patrol and demonstration
- Arrest Control Tactics
- Hands-on Driving (in a police car!)
- Criminal Investigations
- DUI Enforcement
- Hands-on Police Scenarios
- Shooting range
- And many more!
August 28 – November 13
Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Two Saturday afternoon classes for shooting range and emergency driving
Apply Now! The application deadline is August 18, 2019 at midnight
For more information please contact:
Officer Stephanie Snyder
The Colorado Classic is right around the corner - have you made your plans for watching the race? (Chicken suit not required!)
Check out the Golden Fan Zone on the Colorado Classic website, or ColoradoClassicGolden.com for complete race details including where to watch, the location of the bike corrals, and information about the race.
The Golden Farmer's Market will still be going on the day of the race from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., but with some detours in place for getting there.
Also, stop by the Cycling Health and Wellness Expo in Parfet Park from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, to watch the race with a live feed on a jumbo screen, while visiting with booths from local and national vendors as well as some tasty food trucks.
We'd like to give a special shout out to our local stage sponsors and thank them for supporting Golden and the Colorado Classic:
Come find out how our crews are keeping Golden’s streets clear, the water flowing, and the city beautiful! This year’s participants can expect equipment demonstrations, presentations by Public Works staff, and tours of City facilities including a field trip to the popular Guanella reservoir near Empire.
Starting August 28, this free 20-hour program will continue on Wednesday nights and some Saturdays throughout September. This Academy is designed for adults, and can be particularly helpful to citizens who occupy spots on Golden boards and commissions. For the full syllabus and to sign up, visit the PW Citizens' Academy page.
If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Shauna Paulson at 303-384-8152 or email@example.com.
The first four Fridays of August feature family-friendly movies and music for free. This week on August 23, the movie will be in the Lions Park Ballfields due to activities surrounding the Colorado Classic bike race, which rolls through Golden the next day. We are ending the movie series with a bang in the "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" world of Mary Poppins Returns. But come early -- the melodic, high-energy tunes of The Sweet Lillies will kick the festivities off at 7 p.m! The movie will start rolling at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. on a giant screen under the stars.
Bring blankets or low-slung chairs, and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. This year we've dedicated the front area to blankets only, so please look for the signs.
Come early and bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. A number of vendors will be on site to offer tasty selections such as pizza, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what's a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?
Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home - this is an alcohol-free and tobacco-free event. Regular park rules apply.
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!