The Golden Police Department invite you to our 19th annual National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 in Parfet Park on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue. Join us for live music, performances, raffle prizes, free food and drink, and much more!
National Night Out is an annual community event that promotes police-community partnerships in a fun and relaxing environment.
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!
Join the Public Works Department for the kick-off session of the Annual Public Works Citizen’s Academy. This Academy is a free 20-hour program exploring the work that goes into keeping Golden’s streets clear, the water flowing, and the city beautiful! Participants can expect equipment demonstrations, presentations by Public Works staff, and tours of City facilities including a field trip to Guanella reservoir. Participants should be able to commit to consecutive Wednesday nights and two Saturdays throughout September. For the full syllabus and to register, visit the PW Citizen’s Academy page.
Golden will be bustling with volunteers armed with paint brushes, hammers, and other home improvement tools for this year’s annual Be a Tool Neighborhood Rehab Project (NRP) on September 7!
Since 2011, the NRP has enlisted kind-hearted neighbors to help homeowners make improvements to their homes to keep them warm, dry, and safe. The program was started in Golden, but has since spread to also include Arvada, Englewood, and Idaho Springs.
Using an innovative model of community support and volunteers, over 734 homes have been improved since the program began.
22,483 volunteer hours were donated which resulted in labor savings of more than $525,000. Yet to the homeowners who benefit from the program, the help is priceless.
Find out more about this project and how you can help at www.beatool.org.
Come join your neighbors and first responders on September 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a FREE safety event that’s fun and educational for the whole family! There will be child car seat checks, live fire demonstrations, free refreshments, prizes and giveaways.
Firefighters will be on hand for fire apparatus tours and will answer any fire and life safety questions that you may have.
To register and read a description of all the classes available, visit www.jcmh.org/events/helpingkidsthrive.
Spanish translation is also available by calling 303-432-5325.
The Leadership Golden Alumni Association (LGAA) is hosting a Candidates Forum in connection with this year’s Golden election of City Councilors.
The forum will allow each candidate to make an opening and closing statement. In between, candidates will respond to questions developed by the LGAA membership and the public.
The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.
The Candidates Forum will also be broadcast live and re-broadcast on Cable Channel 8/880 as well as the city website on the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.
For more information, contact Bill McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9Health Fair offers affordable and convenient health screenings. Many of the screenings are available for free, others, including blood lab work, are available at a low cost.
The 9Health Fair takes place on October 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St.
For info on costs, screenings and to preregister, visit www.9healthfair.org.
Pro Bono Day at Jefferson County Court is an opportunity to receive free legal advice. Members of the public will have up to fifteen minutes to speak with an attorney for various areas of law. No registration is required for this service; it is first-come, first-served.
The event will be held in the main atrium of the Jefferson County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft. Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to King Soopers in the Golden Town Center at 17171 S. Golden Road. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines (flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash) both pose potential safety and health hazards.