Calendar

Feb
13
Wed
2019
RTD Public Meeting @ Council Chambers
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

The City of Golden and representatives from the Regional Transportation District (RTD) will host a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St., to facilitate discussion and input on a series of proposed RTD service adjustments that could occur in May 2019.

The proposed changes suggested for May 2019 include an additional cut to the Saturday service. If enacted, this service reduction would change the frequency of Saturday “daytime” rail service from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes to match Saturday evening and Sunday all-day service. RTD staff estimates that this service reduction would save approximately $134,000 a year based upon the reduction from seven all-day trains to six. The recommendation is based upon Saturday ridership levels below RTD standards.

Golden City Council has identified concerns with the new proposal, as well as a continued concern that the W Line end-of-line station at the Jefferson County Administration Complex was placed into a “fare zone” that results in a dramatically increased fare ($5.25 vs $3.00) compared to the next station on the line at Red Rocks Community College.

RTD evaluates its overall service plan for buses and rail three times a year. This effort is intended to match the level of service provided within the district to available resources. Potential service enhancements or reductions are identified and presented to the public in a series of public meetings prior to board consideration and action. In the past, the City of Golden has requested adjustments to the RTD recommendations, most recently in August 2017 to request that RTD hold off on reducing the frequency of trains for non-peak (mid-day) hour rail service from 15 minute to 30 minute frequency. Based in part on our request, RTD did not reduce “mid-day” weekday or Saturday rail service frequency in those changes that went into effect in January 2018. Comments about the proposal can be provided to RTD representatives at the February 13th meeting, be sent directly to the RTD board, or at RTD public hearings to be scheduled in March.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Utility Rate Study Citizen’s Committee @ Public Works and Planning Building
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

The first meeting of the Utility Rate Study Citizen’s Committee will take place on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Public Works /Planning Building at 1445 10th Street and the public is welcome.

The first meeting will include an overview of the three city-owned utilities, a history of rates and a description of the current rate structures, and the objectives of the rate study.

For more information, please contact Anne Beierle 303-384-8153.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 21 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

GHS Chili Cook-off & Silent Auction @ Golden High School
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring the family to the Golden High School for all-you-can-eat chili (mac-n-cheese for the non-chili eaters) and dessert and help support the GHS PTA on February 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Chili Cook-off will also feature a silent auction. In past years the silent auction has included event tickets, vacations, art, sports memorabilia, jewelry and more.

All proceeds help support Golden High School students.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 22 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 23 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Proposed Heritage Square Exchange Community Meeting @ Jefferson County Human Services
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am
Heritage Square photo by Jeffco Open SpaceJeffco Open Space will host two community meetings, first on Saturday, March 2 and second on Tuesday, March 5, about the potential Heritage Square Land Exchange.

Jeffco Open Space has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114-acre Heritage Square and the 5.7-acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS. In return, JCOS would deed approximately 64 acres of Matthews/Winters Park north of I-70 and south of the existing mine, which is currently not open for public use, to Martin Marietta Materials for expansion of its operations. When mining is completed, the land will be deeded back to JCOS for park and open space purposes.

Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Human Services
900 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

The public is encouraged to join one of the upcoming community meetings to learn more about, and comment on, the proposed exchange. Each meeting will include a presentation and question/answer session.

Learn more at Jeffco.us/HSE.

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Proposed Heritage Square Exchange Community Meeting @ Jefferson County Human Services
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm
Heritage Square photo by Jeffco Open SpaceJeffco Open Space will host two community meetings, first on Saturday, March 2 and second on Tuesday, March 5, about the potential Heritage Square Land Exchange.

Jeffco Open Space has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114-acre Heritage Square and the 5.7-acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS. In return, JCOS would deed approximately 64 acres of Matthews/Winters Park north of I-70 and south of the existing mine, which is currently not open for public use, to Martin Marietta Materials for expansion of its operations. When mining is completed, the land will be deeded back to JCOS for park and open space purposes.

Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Human Services
900 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

The public is encouraged to join one of the upcoming community meetings to learn more about, and comment on, the proposed exchange. Each meeting will include a presentation and question/answer session.

Learn more at Jeffco.us/HSE.

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Jeffco International Women’s Day 2019 @ Baldoria on the Water
Mar 8 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm

Women's DayCelebrate women at the 4th annual Jeffco International Women’s Day on March 8 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood. The event is sponsored by the City of Golden, SCL Health Lutheran Hospital and IX Power Clean Water. Proceeds will benefit “Porchlight,” the new Jefferson & Gilpin County Family Justice Center.

Jeffco International Women’s Day

Keynote speaker: Dianne Primavera, Lt. Gov. of Colorado
Speaker: Mayor Marjorie Sloan
Buffet lunch
Awards – “Shattered Glass” and “Unsung Heroine”
Seminars & other speakers
Networking time
Women Vendors’ “Marketplace”
Door prizes
SWAG bags

Speakers

Marjorie Sloan, Mayor of Golden
Libby Szabo, Chairman Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
Dianne Primavera, Lt. Governor of Colorado
Candace Coolidge, Jefferson / Gilpin County Family Justice Center
Carol Salzmann, Lutheran Hospital
Nathan Richie, Golden History Museum & Park
Deborah Deal, IX Water & IX Power Foundation

Seminars

Dr. Amber Fontenont Ferris – “What’s New in Women’s Health”
Attorney Colleen Calandra – “Legal Options for Sexual Harassment”
plus – Lorraine D’Aversa and Coach Stacy Fowler

Save as much as $15 on tickets — deadline for reduced-price “Early-Bird” tickets is Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14 or search “Jeffco Women’s Day” in Eventbrite.

For questions, contact Deborah Deal, Founder & Chair “Jeffco International Women’s Day” at 303-277-9520 ext. 310.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
North Neighborhoods R-2 Zoning Amendments Discussion @ Council Chambers
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Planning Division is currently conducting a public outreach process regarding possible new development regulations for R-2-zoned properties in north Golden. A short, online survey is currently available on the Guiding Golden website to assist staff with recommendations for any potential zoning code updates. This survey will be closed at the end of February and the results will be organized into zoning recommendations.

Staff’s recommendations will be presented to the community on Thursday, March 14 in a formal presentation. This presentation will be held in the City Council Chambers from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Additionally, staff’s recommendations will be discussed by the Planning Commission in a study session to be held on March 20.

For more information on the topic and to take a survey regarding North Neighborhoods R-2 Zoning Amendments, please visit www.GuidingGolden.com.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

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