Calendar

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Utility Rate Citizen Committee @ Public Works and Planning Building
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. The group first met on February 19 and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street.

Learn more at www.cityofgolden.net/URCC including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 25 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 26 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 27 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

GFD Pancake Breakfast @ Golden Fire Station
Jul 27 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Pancake breakfast videoWho better to fire up the griddle than Golden’s Firefighters! Don’t miss out on their tasty pancakes and bacon. Invite your friends and family to join you on the morning of Saturday, July 27, at the Golden Fire Station, 911 10th St., to fuel up your belly before heading to the Buffalo Bill Days parade.

The breakfast begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until just before the Buffalo Bill Days parade at 10 a.m. This is a great opportunity for you to get to meet Golden’s first responders in a fun and interactive way. Last year, 55 members of the Golden Fire family helped out at the event, and they served around 1,700 people!

Purchase your tickets at the fire station ahead of time or the morning of the breakfast. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Keep in mind that the biggest crowds are between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m., so try to come early. Funds raised at the breakfast go toward advanced training, equipment, and other support services for the mostly-volunteer Golden Fire Department.

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 28 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

Jul
30
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

Aug
14
Wed
2019
New Utility Rate Structures Open House @ Golden Community Center
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Golden Planning staff for an Open House to discuss new utility (water, wastewater, and drainage) rate structures on Wednesday, August 14, from 6 to 8 p.m in the Golden Community Center.

Stop by the Golden Utilities open house in the Golden Community Center on Wednesday, August 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn more about your water, wastewater and stormwater utilities and potential changes ahead for how we charge for these services.

The open house will include stations that provide information about the water, wastewater and stormwater systems, water resources, rate study, water quality, and conservation. This is your chance to provide feedback on how Golden charges for utility services.

Your input is part of the rate study currently underway, to look at how customers are charged for water, sewer, and stormwater drainage services. A committee made up of experts and local residents worked for the past six months to evaluate the current system and ensure any changes are fair, equitable and tied to the demands that different types of customers place on the system.

The open house format is intended to be flexible to so please stop in at your convenience during the event!

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Colorado Classic Bike Race @ Downtown Golden
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Colorado Classic Finish LineThe Colorado Classic comes to Golden on Saturday, August 24 and the route they have chosen will be an exciting day of fast-paced action right downtown.

On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter’s delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don’t be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington Avenue is enough for a mini-Queen of the Mountain on the last lap. Seven laps means the racers will come through downtown SEVEN times – that’s a lot of great opportunity for spectating. New Terrain Brewery will also have a front row seat to the action, as the route will take the race right in front of the brewery.

Visit www.coloradoclassicgolden.com for all things race related, and watch an animation of the race route.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

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