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On Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., the 星河体育 will host the first of two Refining Workshops in City Council Chambers (911 10th St.) to discuss the Heart of Golden 2020: The Future of the Clear Creek Corridor. These workshops will begin the second phase of the project as we refine the options that were developed based on feedback collected from GuidingGolden.com and the Visioning workshops hosted in January and February. Both of these workshops will begin with a project update and will have a feedback activity, which will allow direct community comment and suggestions.
There are three key questions for the community to address at this workshop:
1) What do you like about each option presented?
2) What do you like least?
3) What is missing?
Join us for this opportunity to help plan the future and create a legacy in the heart of Golden. If you can't make this workshop, the second Refining Workshop will be on Wednesday, April 8.
Join us for this unique opportunity to help plan the future and create a legacy in the heart of Golden. Learn more about the project on GuidingGolden.com.
Update: 3/6/2020: According to a recent article in the Denver Post, "In an amended service cut plan, RTD no longer plans to eliminate the 16L..." Download and read the full article below:
RTD hosted a public meeting on February 20 to discuss proposed service changes in the area. The biggest change in Golden would eliminate the 16L ("limited") bus, which provides express service between Golden and Denver, and instead increase 16 local bus service hours and pick-up times to fill in the gaps.
RTD is proposing many such service cuts across their service area in an effort to reduce the number of operators necessary to provide RTD transit services. According to RTD, "Currently RTD must excessively mandate operators to work overtime, leading to poor work-life quality and a vicious cycle of recruiting and attrition."
RTD had originally planned to end the 16L service when the W Line was made operational in 2013. The 16L was maintained longer than planned, however, because the W Line provides an imperfect substitute for the 16L bus due to the higher fare for the light rail, and because the light rail line terminates at Union Station, whereas the 16L takes passengers to the Civic Center end of downtown.
Mayor Weinberg has responded to the proposed RTD changes with a letter urging the RTD Board of Directors to partner with Golden to increase ridership rather than implement service cuts.
Updated March 10, 2020:
A message from the 星河体育:
Earlier today, Gov. Jared Polis declared a State of Emergency in Colorado in response to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Rest assured knowing the 星河体育 is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We are actively participating in daily phone calls with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and we are in close communication with our local Jeffco Public Health Department. We encourage all residents to continue to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19 by practicing good health habits and following public health department recommendations. In Golden, we are doing our part by thoroughly cleaning public areas of our facilities, including at the Golden Community Center. We have added additional hand sanitizer stations at the Community Center as well.
Scheduled public meetings in Golden are still happening at this time, including the Heart of Golden Workshop on Wednesday, March 11. We are following CDC advice on community events but understand that there are some in our community who may not wish to attend public meetings or events. We also understand that CDC recommends those that feel ill limit attendance at public gatherings. Please know that if you choose or are unable to come to tomorrow's Heart of Golden workshop, the entire presentation and feedback opportunities will be available online at?www.GuidingGolden.com.
You can continue to participate in your City government even if you are not able to attend upcoming meetings and events in person. We will broadcast meetings on local cable Channel 8 (Comcast 880) and will have recordings of meetings on our website. You can participate online through the City's website (www.cityofgolden.net/meetings), through?www.GuidingGolden.com, or by emailing your City Council directly at?CouncilComments@cityofGolden.net.
Finally, the City is making preparations for ensuring essential services and operations continue to be provided to our community should COVID-19 become more widespread. We will continue to post information and local updates as they become available. In the meantime, for the latest statewide information, you can follow these websites:
Please see the COVID-19 Fact Sheet for more helpful information.
As of the writing of this update, the total number of cases in Colorado right now are 15 positives, plus 1 indeterminate that needs further testing. There are currently NO cases in Jeffco.
A Message from Jefferson County Public Health:
The department continues to work closely with CDC and public health agencies across the state and is committed to protecting the health and safety of Coloradans. Health officials advise Coloradans to stay informed, take simple disease prevention measures, and prepare.
- Practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer; use your elbow or sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes
- Stay home if you¡¯re sick; keep your children home if they are sick. The illness can last for many days so? make preparations now to work from home if possible.
- We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency-- like a large snowstorm-- and have a plan for your family.? Make sure to have 72 hours of key supplies on hand like medications, infant formula, diapers, pet food, etc. FEMA guidance for pre-pandemic COVID-19 preparedness is available on Ready.gov.
- Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information. People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email? COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Espa?ol), Mandarin (ÆÕÍ¨Ô’), and more.
The state will provide timely updates on any additional cases that test positive at the state lab.
The Golden Sustainability Awards are an opportunity to recognize the businesses, community groups, individuals and students who inspire us to live more sustainably. Nominate your sustainability hero today for leading Golden toward a green future. The 星河体育¡¯s Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:
- Community Group
Nominations are open through March 20 and applications are available online. City Council will present the awards in conjunction with a celebration of Earth Day on April 23.
We have vacancies on the following boards:
- Community Sustainability Advisory Board
- Downtown Development Authority
- Golden Urban Renewal Authority
- Historic Preservation Board
- Mobility and Transportation Board
- Planning Commission
- Investment Advisory Committee
- Fire Pension Board
Learn more about each of these boards and commissions, how many vacancies are available for each, and the application process on our How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page.
Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 11.
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 ¨C 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 ¨C business was booming. Today, with the official name of 星河体育, 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!