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                                   The Golden
                                                                      Vol. 13, Issue 10
                                                                     November 2008
T h e O f f i c i a l City of Golden N e w s l e t t e r

                                                  Final Public Hearing
                                                        on the Budget
                                                                                           page 3

                                                                       DTV is on
                                                                     The Horizon
                                                                                          page 13

                                                           Arch Maintenance Underway
 Plows Prepared for                                                                         page 19
 Winter Storms                    page 7
                                          2008 Golden City Council

   Jacob Smith              Marjorie Sloan             Mary Weaver                   Joe Behm                  Karen Oxman                 Diane Chesbro                  Bill Fisher
      Mayor                  District onE               WarD onE                     WarD tWo                 Mayor Pro-tEM                 WarD thrEE                    WarD FoUr
                                                                                                               District tWo
   303-216-1680             303-279-0088              303-384-3659                 303-279-1529                303-278-0400                 303-279-7603               303-588-3389
  E-mail: jsmith            E-mail: msloan           E-mail: mweaver               E-mail: jbehm              E-mail: koxman              E-mail: dchesbro             E-mail: bfisher      
                                   To contact the entire City Council, e-mail

The Golden Informer                                                              IN T h IS ISS u E
is produced and published                                                                       Cover photo: Julie Brooks
monthly by the Golden City                       Heads Up: Important Upcoming Items ................................................................................. Page 3
Manager’s Office and mailed as                   Council’s Corner ................................................................................................................... Page 3
a source of news and information                 Mayor’s Message: Health and Wellness in Golden .............................................................. Page 4
to all residences and businesses                 Let’s Talk Trash ..................................................................................................................... Page 5
inside the City limits. Comments                 Foreclosure Assistance .......................................................................................................... Page 5
on The Informer are welcome.
                                                 Spotlight on Historic Golden ................................................................................................ Page 6
Please write to: City of Golden,                 Snow in the City.................................................................................................................... Page 7
911 10th St., Golden, CO 80401,                  Misinformation Leads to Confusion ..................................................................................... Page 8
Attn: Julie Brooks;                              Washington Avenue Bridge Update ...................................................................................... Page 8
call 303-384-8132; or e-mail                     Interactive Maps Make Downtown Shopping Easier ........................................................... Page 9                        Golden Community Calendar ............................................................................................Pages 10
Graphic Designer Sarah Yongprakit                Holiday Calendar ............................................................................................................ Page11-12
Copywriter Wendi McLaughlin                      Digital TV Transmission is on the Horizon ........................................................................ Page 13
                                                 Golden -ability .................................................................................................................... Page 14
The Golden Informer is the proud
winner of the City/County                        Golden Police Celebrate Their Volunteers .......................................................................... Page 15
Communications and Marketing
Association’s prestigious 2005
                                                 Winter Safety Tips From Golden Fire................................................................................. Page 15
and 2007 first place Savvy                       Golden Community Center Activities Calendar ................................................................. Page 16
and 2006 second place Silver Circle national
awards for city- and county-produced external
                                                 Recreate 5K - A Successful Community Event .................................................................. Page 17
printed newsletters in communities of up to      Front Porch News ............................................................................................................... Page 18
45,000 people nationwide.
                                                 Welcome Arch Maintenance ............................................................................................... Page 19
                                                 Jingle All the Way to Golden ......................................................................... Page 19, Back Cover

                                                City of Golden Department Managers

Mike Bestor      Dan Hartman        Steve Glueck     Susan Brooks         Rod Tarullo        Bill Kilpatrick      John Bales          Jeff Hansen       Teresa Reilly    Vacant
City Manager     Public Works       Planning and      City Clerk          Parks and               Police             Fire               Finance           Human       Communications
                                    Development                           Recreation                                                                     Resources
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 hEaDS uP: Important upcoming Items
FINal PuBlIC hEarING             
ON BuDGET NOV. 13                             Applications, on forms provided by the

                                           City Clerk, or at
       he City will hold a final public
                                           at Boards and Commissions/Campaign
       hearing on the 2009-2010
                                           Finance Board, will be accepted until

       Budget during City Council’s
                                           5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 at 911 10th               elow is the Golden
regular business meeting on Nov. 13,                                                         City Council’s
                                           Street, Golden, CO 80401, or by email
including taking public comment on                                                      calendar. Regular
                                           to Interviews
the proposed document. Following                                                        study sessions are
                                           are tentatively scheduled to be held by
public comment, Council is expected                                                     scheduled for the first
                                           City Council, in the evening, Thursday,
to amend and adopt the 2009 Budget                                                      and third Thursdays
                                           Dec. 4, 2008, in the Council Chambers
and Capital Improvement Plan and set                                                    and regular business
                                           at City Hall.                                meetings are scheduled
the Mill Levy for 2009. City Council
meets in the Council Chambers at City                                                   for the second and
                                           PlaNNING COMMISSION                          fourth Thursdays
Hall, 911 10th St. The meetings begin
                                          The Planning Commission is continuing         of each month. All
at 7 p.m. and public comment is taken
                                          with the Neighborhood Planning process.       meetings are at 7 p.m.
shortly thereafter. A sign up sheet will                                                in Council Chambers
be available at the entrance to the       There will be a public hearing on the
                                                                                        at City Hall, 911 10th
Chambers. For more information on the     North Neighborhoods Plan at 7 p.m.
                                                                                        St., unless otherwise
Budget, contact Finance Director Jeff     Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the City Council       noted. Council does
Hansen at 303-384-8020 or jhansen@        Chambers. The plan can be downloaded          not normally meet on                         from the Planning and Development             the fifth Thursday in
                                          Department at,           any month.
BOarD POSITIONS aVaIlaBlE                 or by calling 303-384-8097, or emailing
                                                                                        Nov. 6
                                          PlanningCommission@cityofgolden.              regular business
City Council announces two vacancies
                                          net. You can contact the Planning and         meeting (rescheduled
on the Campaign Election Board,
                                          Development Department for updates on         from Nov. 27)
expiring in March 2009 and March
                                          other projects, as well.
2011 respectively.                                                                      Nov. 13
  The board, appointed by City Council,                                                 regular business
                                          hOlIDay SChEDulE                              meeting
is empowered to hear any alleged
violation of Chapter 1.05 which may The City of Golden’s administrative offices         Nov. 20
be brought before it by any resident of will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 in observance     No meeting
the city or city employee charged with of Thanksgiving. These offices will return
                                                                                        Nov. 27
duties related to the Chapter and set to regular business hours Monday, Dec. 1.
                                          The Golden Community Center will also         No Meeting
forth in the Chapter.
  The board is composed of three be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27,                Council’s upcoming
residents of the City of Golden who are but will be open during regular hours on        agendas, packets and
registered electors and are not currently Friday, Nov. 28.                              meeting minutes are
serving on another board or commission      Please be advised that Golden City          available online under
                                          Council will not have a study session on      the City Council link at
appointed by City Council. The terms
                                          Nov. 20 and will not meet for their regular
are for four years.
  Questions regarding the board should business meeting Nov. 27 in observance           Public comment is
be directed to City Clerk Susan Brooks of the Thanksgiving holiday. This regular        welcomed and on the
at 303-384-8014 or Deputy City Clerk business meeting has been rescheduled              agenda at all regular
Andrea Banks at 303-384-8015 or for three weeks prior on Nov. 6.                        business meetings.

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                   MayOr’S MESSaGE

                   Health and Wellness in Golden
                   By Mayor Jacob Smith

         olorado’s residents have long had a reputation for our good health, and last year we again earned accolades
         for being the slimmest state in the country. But even living in a state with such spectacular scenery and
         countless opportunities for exercise doesn’t guarantee that we’ll stay healthy and fit. In fact, we are
seeing evidence that physical activity is declining and obesity is increasing among Coloradans of all ages. It is
clear that maintaining our community’s health and wellness will require an ongoing commitment.
   Earlier this year, the City of Golden renewed our commitment to promoting the physical health of our
community as part of a regional Health and Wellness campaign. In Golden it begins with the city itself,
and promoting health and wellness among our city employees just makes sense. The healthier the city’s
employees are, the less we spend on health care, the fewer sick days our employees use, and the more
productive they are. Especially in light of the continued and dramatic increases in health care costs
across the country, that’s a good deal for taxpayers and for the employees.
   Golden’s commitment to health and wellness extends to our entire community. Our Community
Center, with its weight room, aerobic equipment, swimming pool, courts, classes, and activities for kids,
is a well-used focal point and a model for other communities. Golden sustains a strong commitment
to maintaining our trails and parks, and we continue to add to the system when we can. The new
Discovery Park is one example, and we are now getting ready to build a new bicycle/pedestrian trail
connecting Golden Hills and Golden Heights with the rest of the community and a new trail on the south
side of Clear Creek.
   We’ve got health- and fitness-oriented events all year long, including the First Annual Golden
Recreate 5K sponsored by the Golden Parks and Recreation Department a month ago. The City supports
other events promoting healthy habits, such as Bike-to-Work-Day and our Farmer’s Market. And our
growing commitment to improving walkability and bikeability in Golden will continue to make it easier
to get around town in ways that reduce our use of fossil fuels and improve our health.
   There are some regional challenges to promoting health and wellness in our communities. Air quality
remains an especially difficult challenge, and we continue to collaborate with other communities in the
region, through the Denver Regional Council of Governments and in other ways, to reduce our exposure
to harmful ozone and other pollution.
   Finally, I’m also encouraging my colleagues on the City Council to do their part to be healthy as
well. For example, four of us participated in the America on the Move challenge earlier in the year,
committing to increasing our daily walking by 2,000 steps per day and wearing pedometers for six
weeks to measure our progress.
   I want to invite you to join me and the rest of City Council in our ongoing commitment to health and
wellness, and I look forward to continuing to see so many of you at our health-oriented events, at the
Farmers Market, out on the trails and, especially during the winter months, at the Community Center.

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                                    let’s Talk Trash
         n October 3 and 4, the City    air pollution, and wear and tear
         hosted “Let’s Talk Trash”,     on our city streets; it all adds up!
         an open house event            Opportunities for improvement of
that looked at the City’s current       the current system include:
system of trash and recycling           • Expanding the current recycle
collection and ways that the                site
system might be improved. Over          • Requiring waste haulers to
100 citizens attended the two-day           include curbside recycling in
event which included information            the price of their services
on the challenges of our current        • Create a new trash collection
trash and recycling collection as           department within existing
well as many alternatives.                  city operations
   The current drop-off site for        • Contract with one waste hauler
recyclables, located in north               to serve the entire city
Golden, has steadily increased          • A pay-as-you-throw system
in popularity and is used by                whereby families that recycle
both City of Golden citizens and            more and produce less waste
residents of outlying areas. In             spend less.
late 2007, City Council adopted           To view the “Let’s Talk Trash”
                                                                                 Above Top: Attendees at Let’s Talk Trash
seven sustainability goals to           presentation or to provide your
                                                                                 view information on sustainability in Golden.
reduce greenhouse gas emissions         own comments, visit the city             Above: Samples of items that can be recycled
while at the same time save             website,
money for residents and our local       sustainability.    Over the next         the current system in early 2009.
government. One of the City’s           several months, information on all       For more information about these
sustainability goals is to reduce       of these options will be collected       improvements, please contact
the city’s solid waste stream by        and presented to the public              Theresa Worsham, sustainability
25 percent in ten years. When           through the Web site, mailings           coordinator at (303) 384-8117,
you think of the many trash and         and in public meetings. Following
recycle collection trucks that          a thorough investigation of all          or Chris Naber, environmental
drive over our city streets, there      options, City Council will consider      specialist at (303) 384-8183,
are a lot of impacts. Fuel use,         adopting strategies to improve 

                           Foreclosure Assistance
         olorado State Representative     Representative Green pointed out       eligible to receive nearly $250
         Gwyn Green visited Golden      that people who are concerned about      million in federal funding to help
         City Council on Oc. 9 to       foreclosure shouldn’t hesitate to call   strengthen the housing market and
give them and the community an          the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline         assist state and local governments
update on what’s going on at the        at 1-877-601-HOPE(4673), a free          in     stabilizing   neighborhoods
state level of government. She          service which connects borrowers         negatively impacted by foreclosure.
spoke mostly about the economy, as      with non-profit housing counselors       This funding will go to refinances
it has been a major concern recently,   who can provide information on           and more housing counseling. More
especially for people who are faced     available options.                       information on these programs can
with losing their homes.                  Colorado has also recently become      be found at

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                    Spotlight on historic Golden
             “Spotlight on Historic Golden” is a feature provided by members of The Golden Historic
                     Preservation Board to highlight significant historic properties in Golden.
                                                By Corinne Magid

            hen the beloved mayor of
            Golden, Francis E. Everett,
            committed suicide in 1884,
much of the community believed he
had submitted to a fit of temporary
insanity. It was only after his death
that the community discovered his
true motivations.
 In 1871, Everett moved to Golden and
became a cashier with a local banking
house, T.J. Carter and Company. A
year later he purchased it and renamed
it the Banking House of F.E. Everett.
A year after that he built the Everett
Block to house his bank and other
businesses. This building still stands
today at the southwest corner of 12th
Street and Washington Avenue.
 Everett became Mayor of Golden in
1881 and again in 1884. At the time         Three men and a dog pose on boardwalk in front the 1873 Everett Block, 1200
                                            Washington Ave. Photo Courtesy of the Denver Public Library; Western History
of his death in 1884, Everett still ran
                                            Collection X-9847
and owned his banking house. In
response to Everett’s suicide, the          make thousands of dollars in his          insofar as he could, to atone for his
bank issued a statement promising           mining speculations and replace all       rascality by taking his own life.”
“[t]he untimely death of Mr. Everett        the money he had taken. At the time of
is not attributable to any financial        his death he had stolen $80,000 from      Author’s Note: Any items in
difficulties or embarrassments” and         his depositors, adjusted for inflation    quotations are directly quoted
the bank “had a large surplus.” When        this is approximately equivalent to       from “Golden the 19th Century-A
the bank failed to reopen several           1.7 million dollars in today’s funds.     Colorado Chronicle” by Lorraine
weeks after Everett’s death, the            After auctioning off the Everett Block    Wagenbach and Jo Ann Thistlewood,
community became suspicious.                and the remaining assets of Everett’s     published by the Harbinger House;
 Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that   estate, most depositors received          Littleton Colorado, in 1987. This
Everett had defrauded his banking           payment of approximately 33 cents         publication also provided all history
depositors to speculate in mining           on the dollar for their deposits.         in this story.
operations. For five years prior to his       At the time of Everett’s death, he         About the Golden Historic
death, Everett had fallen deeper into       was mourned as a beloved civil            Preservation Board: The Golden
financial ruin by speculating money         leader. A few months after his death,     Historic Preservation Board is an
on various ventures. Everett would          the Golden Globe, a local newspaper,      advisory board made up of community
speculate depositors’ money and if the      reported that Everett had gambled         members who provide guidance to
venture failed, he would post his own       his depositors’ money “until he           residents on how improvements to
personal note to balance the account.       found he was bankrupt beyond hope         properties affect the preservation of
Everett, it seems, believed he would        of redemption and he endeavored,          historic Golden.

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                                      Snow in the City
            hile the heavy snows
            often don’t hit Colorado
            until spring, winter is
fast approaching, as are the first big
snowfalls of the season. When the
snow comes, the City of Golden’s
Public Works Streets Division will
be busy to ensure residents and
commuters have a safer drive on the
city’s 230 lanes miles (a lane mile is
10-feet wide by 1-mile long). The
city’s Snow & Ice Control Plan
prioritizes the order in which the
Streets Division maintains pavement
within the city. The Streets Division
maintains every city street during
each storm. Since their focus is          Snowplows prepared for the snow
on a safe commute, alleyways are          longer, and requires no sweeping of       the path along the curb, including in
not maintained for snow and ice           sand residue after the storms. When       front of driveways. While snowplow
control.                                  sand is used it is swept after each       operators do their best not to “plow
   The Streets Division utilizes          storm as soon as conditions allow.        you in,” it is recommended that
the National Weather Service and             You can view the City’s Snow           citizens wait to shovel their driveways
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office,        and Ice Control Plan and maps at          and sidewalks, if possible, until after
and several Web site sources for up-         the snow has stopped and the plows
to-date weather forecast information.     asp?navid=82. The plan’s city-wide        have made their final pass through
It also coordinates with the Golden       map shows which roads are plowed          your neighborhood. By waiting, you
Police Department to determine            by the city, which roads are plowed       will not have to re-shovel to get out
when snow and ice control operations      by another jurisdiction and which         of your driveway.
should begin.                             are privately owned. Throughout
   City policy is to begin plowing        the year, the City will be evaluating     Shovel your walks: It’s the law
once 2- to 3-inches of snow has           the potential cost effectivness and          The City also reminds citizens that
accumulated, and to plow before           any related reduction of services         it is the law that you must shovel
the application of de-icing materials     as they relate to implementing            your walks. Section 11.08.140 of the
begins. Golden’s six snowplows are        sustainability goals in the future.       Municipal Code requires any owner
equipped with computer-controlled         Suggested changes would be put            or occupant of any property, whether
sanders that calibrate material           before public comment before being        private residence or business, to
spreading. The City uses a product        implemented.                              remove any accumulation of snow
called “Ice Slicer” and also a mixture                                              more than 1-inch no later than 24-
of one part salt mix to five parts sand                                             hours after the snowfall stopped.
                                          Plowing in front of driveways
mix, and applies this to primary,                                                   Citizens are asked not to shovel the
                                             When the snowplows come
secondary and residential streets, in                                               snow into the streets, but instead
                                          through, they are not removing snow
that order. Priority areas, such as                                                 into your yard or other landscaping.
                                          from the streets, but rather plowing it
bridges, inclines, curves, schools and                                              To report a sidewalk that has not
                                          out of the driving lanes into the curb
fire stations are also maintained.                                                  been cleared a day or more after a
                                          line where it is left to melt. Plowing
   Ice-Slicer melts snow and ice                                                    snowstorm, call the Golden Police
                                          therefore leaves what is called a
much faster than sand and salt, lasts                                               Department at 303-384-8045.
                                          “wind row” (hill or pile) of snow in
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         Misinformation leads to Confusion
          isinformation      being      management contracts were set            the Golden Pioneer Museum has
          spread throughout the         to expire at the end of 2008. City       lost its lease and will be leaving
          community has caused          Council requested proposals from         its current location. That is not
confusion and fear after the Sept.      those interested in managing all         accurate, as the city owns the
11 City Council decision regarding      of the museums. Proposals were           building where the museum is
the management of the three city        submitted by Friends of the Astor        located and 90 percent of the
owned museums, the Astor House,         House, Golden Pioneer Museum             exhibits inside the museum. The
Golden Pioneer Museum and               Board and the City of Golden.            city has heard that the Golden
Clear Creek History Park. There           After much consideration, debate       Pioneer Museum Board intends
is apparent concern about what          and public comment, City Council         on moving the “museum” to a new
the decision means for all of the       awarded the new management               location, however, the city-owned
museums and, specifically, the          contract to Friends of the Astor         artifacts will remain housed in the
Golden Pioneer Museum.                  House at their meeting on Sept.          Golden Pioneer Museum’s current
  The museums are currently             11. They will begin managing all         location at 923 10th St. While
managed by private vendors.             three museums on Jan. 1, 2009.           the museum will no longer be
Clear Creek History Park and              City Manager Mike Bestor has           managed by the Golden Pioneer
the Astor House are managed by          assured the community on several         Museum Board, the city values
Friends of the Astor House, and         occasions that no museums                the knowledge and dedication of
the Golden Pioneer Museum is            will be closed as a result of the        the employees and volunteers who
managed by the Golden Pioneer           decision. Misinformation has             have made the museum mean so
Museum Board.           The two         been disseminated stating that           much to so many people.

            Washington Avenue Bridge Update
        he Washington Avenue
        Bridge project is moving
        along on schedule. The
east side, north bound beams of
the new bridge have been placed
and the concrete sub deck has
been poured. The abutments for
the accompanying pedestrian
bridge have also been poured and
the pedestrian bridge is being
assembled in the center median
of Highway 58 below. When the
pedestrian bridge is in place and
the approach slab to the new bridge
section is complete, traffic will shift
to the new bridge. This is expected
to happen sometime late November.
Remaining portions of the old The pedestrian bridge at Highway 59 and Washington Avenue the morning after it was placed.
bridge will then be removed for new bridge. The project is planned 2009, but construction crews are
construction of the west side of the for completion in November projecting an earlier finish.

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 Interactive Maps Make Downtown Shopping Easier

         olden residents and visitors            up a photo, phone number, address,
         can now review and select               and web site of the location. Clicking
         downtown          destinations          a dot will bring up the website
from their computers thanks to a joint           for the location if it has one. It is
effort by the Golden Urban Renewal               hoped that these maps will increase
Authority      and      OnlineGolden.            the exposure of all that downtown
Simply visit                  has to offer and encourage folks to
or to select                visit.
maps featuring downtown’s cultural                 It is probably more important now
attractions, tourist-related businesses          than ever to visit downtown so that
and services, hotels, restaurants and            we can benefit from all the great
bars, and commercial vacancies.                  things that are so close to home, cut
   The maps display dots on a street             down on driving, and keep our tax
grid of downtown indicating the                  dollars in the city!
locations of these sites, and placing
your mouse over the dots will bring                                        Sample image

 FrEE use FrEE
 Sales and                                                            Building use
  Tax Workshop
  the city of Golden is hosting FrEE sales and Use tax
                                                                      Tax Workshop
  workshops taught by our professional staff of auditors              the city of Golden is hosting FrEE Building Use
  and geared toward individuals who need to learn sales               tax workshops taught by our professional staff of
  and use tax concepts on an in-depth level.                          auditors. these classes are geared toward individuals
   the workshops will be held in the Golden City hall                 who need to learn about building use tax concepts on
        Conference room, City hall, 911 10th St.                      an in-depth basis.
          Dec. 3, 2008 ..................8 to 10 a.m.                   the workshops will be held in the Golden City hall
          Jan. 7, 2009 ...................8 to 10 a.m.                      Conference room, City hall, 911 10th St.
          March 4, 2009...............8 to 10 a.m.                           nov. 5, 2008 ..................8 to 10 a.m.
          april 1, 2009 ..................8 to 10 a.m.                       Feb. 4, 2009 ...................8 to 10 a.m.
                                                                             May 6, 2009...................8 to 10 a.m.
          June 3, 2009 .................8 to 10 a.m.
          July 1, 2009 ...................8 to 10 a.m.                       Classes are free, but space is limited.
                                                                        Please call 303-384-8024 for your reservation.
    although these classes are free, space is limited.
     Please call 303-384-8024 for your reservation.

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Through Nov. 9                                  performance is at 2 p.m.,                    features local potters and participants in
“The Hound of                                   Monday’s is at 7:30 p.m.                     the Community Center’s pottery program.
                                                Tickets are $40 in advance                   Call 303-384-8124 for more information.
the Baskervilles”
                                                or $45 the day of the show.
A spooky fun
                                                Tickets are available by phone               Nov. 29 & 30
mystery at the
                                                only at 720-870-0397.                        Thanksgiving Train
Heritage Square
Music Hall is their                                                                          at Colorado Railroad Museum
adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan             Nov. 11                                           A historic narrow gauge passenger
Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.           Veteran’s Day                                     train powered by a steam or diesel
Tickets are $27.50 to $40.50 for                                                             locomotive will run at 20-minute
dinner and show. Call 303-279-7800                                                           intervals between 10 a.m. and 4
                                           Nov. 14 & 15
for information.                                                                             p.m. The museum is located at
                                           “Under the                                        17155 W. 44th Ave. For more
                                           Influence”                                        information call 303-279-4591.
Nov. 1                                     This TGR
Folkatones and Jubilant                    extreme
Bridge in concert                          skiing film is
                                                                                             Dec. 4
This is a special “unplugged”              a fundraiser                                      Looking Forward
performance of the popular alt-            for the CSM                                       Presentation Series
country-folk-rock singer-songwriters       Ski Team Club.                                    The Implications of Climate
Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith        Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m.               Change, Rising Energy Costs, and
at Acoustic Alley at Miners Alley          movie at Coolbaugh Hall #209, at                  Peak Oil on Golden’s Future.
Playhouse. Doors open at 6:45 for the      14th and Illinois streets. Tickets                Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism
7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets are         are $10 at the door or at www.                    Solutions will provide an overview of
$12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call                                   these key long-term trends and their
720-870-0397 for more information.                                                           implications for sustaining Golden’s
                                                                                             health and vitality. The presentation
                                           Nov. 15
Nov. 2                                                                                       will be during the City Council
                                           SCFD Free Day                                     Meeting at 7 p.m. at 911 10th St.
Daylight Savings Time Ends                 Enjoy free admission all day at the
                                           Golden Pioneer Museum and the                      Tell them you read about them
Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26                         Colorado Railroad Museum.                              in the Golden Informer!
Story Time
Come and enjoy Story Time at Clear         Nov. 27
Creek Books, 1200 Washington Ave.          Thanksgiving Day
Children and adults will enjoy different
stories each week at 10:30 a.m.            Nov. 29 & 30
                                           Pottery Show and Sale
                                           The show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.                For more up to date information
Nov. 7                                                                                           or other things to do in Golden,
                                           at the Golden Community Center and
Golden’s First Friday                                                                             visit
Enjoy extended shopping hours with
Golden’s downtown merchants. 5 - 8 p.m.                                  Information is subject to change.
                                                         Please use contact information to confirm the details of an event.
                                                To list a community event happening in Golden here, please send your listing to:
Nov. 9 & 10                                          Golden City Hall, Communications Dept., 911 10th St., Golden, CO 80401,
Roger McGuinn in concert                            or by e-mail to Listings should include the date(s),
Founder of The Byrds comes                           the event name and a brief description of the event, which may include cost,
for a solo acoustic performance.              location and contact information. Submissions must be received by the first of the month
Jaime Michaels opens. Sunday’s                   prior to the issue you would like them printed in (i.e., Jan. 1 for the February issue).
                                                              Call 303-384-8132 with questions or for more information.

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hOlIDay CalENDar                                                     NOVEMBEr 2008
Nov. 5                                    through historic downtown Golden’s        2-12, a fun-filled hour of entertainment
                                          unique shops and boutiques. Festive       each Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Holiday Business Expo
                                          activities will be featured throughout    Reservations are recommended. Call
Free to the Public, the Golden
                                          the weekend. Participating merchants      303-279-7800 for more information.
“Holiday Business Expo” is from 4 to
                                          will be extending hours and
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Table Mountain
                                          offering special sales, refreshments,     Dec. 4
Inn, 1310 Washington Ave. Food,
                                          and entertainment. Participating
refreshments and entertainment                                                      A Messiah-Sing-Along
                                          merchants include:
provided by Table Mountain Inn and                                                  Presented by the Colorado School
                                          • Astor House Museum
Golden Chamber of Commerce.                                                         Of Mines Concert Choir under the
                                          • Avenue Gifts
                                                                                    direction of Dr. Bob Klimek. The
                                          • Baby Doe’s Clothing
Nov. 7 through Dec. 21                                                              concert starts at 7 p.m. at Bunker
                                          • Blue Canyon Bar & Grill
“An O. Henry Christmas”                                                             Auditorium in the Green Center. The
                                          • Bridgewater Grill @Golden
“An O. Henry Christmas” is showing                                                  concert is free and open to the public.
at Miners Alley Playhouse, at 13th                                                  Audience members are welcome to
                                          • Clear Creek Books
Street and Washington Avenue. Tickets     • Clear Creek History Park                sing along with the choir performance
are $20 through 303-935-3044 or           • Creekside Jewelers                      from the audience area. The Messiah                       • Foss Building Wine & Sprits             will be followed by carols and holiday
                                          • Golden T-Shirt                          music from the CSM Concert Band
                                                                                    and Orchestra. Call 720-934-4539 for
Nov. 12 through Dec. 24                   • Golden Quilt Company
                                          • Juna, Your Boutique!                    more information.
Foothills Art Center’s
Holiday Art Market 2008                   • Meyer Hardware
Foothills Art Center will be hosting      • Miners Alley Playhouse                  Dec. 4
the free annual Holiday Art Market at     • Patrice Designs                         Holiday Craft and Project Night
15th Street and Washington Avenue.        • Pickets                                 Enjoy Holiday Craft and Project Night
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.                    • Rocky Mtn. Quilt Museum                 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Windy Saddle
                                          • Spirits in the Wind Gallery             Café, 1110 Washington Ave. Call 303-
                                          • The Alley Sandwich Shop                 279-1905 for more information.
Nov. 14 through Dec. 31                   • Vintner’s Cellars
“Cricket on the Hearth”                   • Windy Saddle Café
Visit Heritage Square Music                                                         Dec. 5
                                          • Don’t forget to shop the museum         Candlelight Walk
Hall for a classic Dickens tale. A            gift stores this Holiday Season.
Christmas Comedy Musical Revue                                                      Gather in festive attire at 6 p.m.
follows the show. Tickets are                                                       at 15th and Arapahoe streets for
$27.50 to $40.50. Call 303-279-
                                          Nov. 21, 22, 23                           caroling. Hot beverages will be
7800 for more information.                Holiday Mart At The Rose                  served by the Golden Lions Club
                                          The Buffalo Rose Event Center,            at the top of the hill as well as
                                          1119 Washington Ave., will be             afterward at the Golden Visitor’s
Nov. 17 through Dec. 14                   filled with holiday gifts and             Center. The Golden Chamber of
North Pole Golden:                        demonstrations to celebrate               Commerce will be selling candles for
US Postal Box for Santa.                  Golden’s Holiday Open House.              50 cents. The walk will begin at 6:30
Bring your letters to Santa’s mailbox     Hours will be Friday and Saturday         p.m. Afterward, the Golden Visitors
at the Golden Visitor’s Center and        from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday         Center will be serving cookies
Santa will answer them. Call 303-279-     from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Call 303-         compliments of the Golden Safeway,
3113 for more information.                279-3113 for more information.            and toys from Golden’s McDonalds.
                                                                                    Live Reindeer for petting and a
Nov. 21, 22, 23                           Nov. 22 through Dec. 27                   puppet show by Le Chock will be in
Olde Golden                               The Santa Rescue                          the Holiday Square in the Visitor’s
Holiday Open House                        Heritage Square Music Hall Children’s     Center parking lot. Call 303-279-
The holiday season begins with a stroll   Theatre offers its younger patron, ages   3113 for more information.

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  hOlIDay CalENDar continued
Golden Visitors Center Holiday          Windy Saddle Café, 1110                 Logic Institute, Inc., from 10 a.m.
Stage will kick off at 6:50 p.m. with   Washington Ave., will be open late so   to 4 p.m.
Coachs Fun Crew and Golden              you can warm up before and after the    Clear Creek Books, 1200 Washington
Community Center Dance Arts             Candlelight Walk.                       Ave., will have Holiday Story Telling
                                                                                for children with “Snowflake” and “The
Christmas Fest.                         Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211       Magical Polar Bear” from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Colorado Mountain Club will have        Washington Ave., will have wine         The Golden Pioneer Museum will
an open house with free admission       tasting and chocolates with Turqouise   provide the opportunity for you to
and refreshments from 6:30 to 8         Mesa Winery and Crown Chocolates,       make a gingerbread house with your
p.m. at 710 10th St. Stop by and see    along with a miniature art show         child while you learn the history of
the Bradford Washburn American          during their extended evening event.    gingerbread. Reservations preferred
Mountaineering Museum. Call 303-        Pickets, 1118 Washington                for two sessions: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30
279-3080 for more information.          Ave., will have                         p.m. $10 for one child and one adult.
Baby Doe’s Clothing, 1116               refreshments and live                   Astor House Museum will have
Washington Ave, will host               music during the                            complimentary hot tea and cookies
internationally known guitarist Bruce   Holiday Season.                                after the parades on Dec. 6 and
Brock from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.            Juna, Your                                      Dec. 20.
WhosvillePart Two! Dancing On           Boutique!,                                     Blue Canyon Bar and Grill,
the Creek will be at the Rotary         1205                                          1301 Washington Ave, #120, will
Amphitheatre. Come see the              Washington                                     have free gingerbread cookie
Grinches and Whozits who stole          Ave., will have                                 decorating from 11:30 a.m. to
Olde Golden Christmas perform           Santa’s Little Helper                             12:30 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 1
from 7 to 8 p.m.                        every Friday evening                              at 303-271-0730.
Clear Creek History Park and            and every Saturday                                Avenue Gifts, 1212
Astor House Museum will have free       after the parades                                Washington Ave., will host
admission from 7 to 9 p.m. Watch        throughout the entire                         Santa Claus from 12 to 3 p.m.
traditional dancers and warm yourself   Holiday Season.                         Christmas 2008 at Heritage Square
with hot chocolate while enjoying the
                                                                                will feature feature a walk down
festive Victorian holiday décor.        Dec. 6                                  Candy Cane Lane and pictures with
Golden Pioneer Musuem. will offer       Olde Golden Holiday on Parade           Santa, from 3 to 7 p.m.
free admission from 7 to 9 p.m. and     Voted Best Yuletide Celebration
have roasted chestnuts, homemade        in Westword Newspaper’s 2006
cookies, old-fashioned cider, popcorn   “Best of” Edition. Come see a true
                                                                                Dec. 7
and caroling while a pianist plays an   Olde-Fashioned Hometown Parade.         Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
old-fashioned pump organ.               Join us and enjoy the holiday spirit.   Ride through Historic Downtown
Leadership Golden signed                Washington Avenue from 11 to            Golden. Pick up your ride on 13th
ornaments by artist William Bowles      11:30 a.m.                              Street between Washington and
of Golden will be available from 7                                              Arapahoe streets. Carriage runs from
to 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Visitor’s    Free Horse Drawn                        12 to 4 p.m
Center, This year’s ornaments are $8,   Carriage Rides
and they feature a holiday image of     Ride through Historic Downtown          Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
the Golden Arch. Past ornaments will    Golden. Pick up your ride on 13th       Enjoy a traditional holiday concert at
be for sale for $8.                     Street between Washington and           the Green Center, 924 16th Street on
The Golden Hotel will be serving        Arapahoe streets. Carriage runs from    the Colroado School of Mines campus.
complimentary hot cider and cookies     12 to 4 p.m.                            The performance is at 3 p.m. Tickets
in their lobby from 5 to 8 p.m.                                                 are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors 62
The Golden Library will have            Additional Events:                      and over. Discount tickets for college
refreshments and live entertainment     Holiday Open House at the Golden        students and (K-12). Group rates
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visit the holiday   Visitor’s Center with cookies, candy    available. 303-278-4237.
book display with more than 1,000       and coffee, sponsored by Love and
“like new” used books.
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Digital TV Transmission is on the horizon
          igital television                                                            a coupon application to
          is        coming                                                             P.O. Box 2000, Portland,
          on Feb. 18,                                                                  OR 97208-2000; or
2009.        Midnight on                                                               you can fax the coupon
Feb. 17 is the time and                                                                application to 1-877-
date set by the federal               Which TVs will work?                             DTV-4ME2.
government when all
full-power          stations                                                           WIll yOu GET hDTV?
across the United States                                                                Digital TV does not
must transition from                                                                    necessarily mean HDTV.
broadcasting in analog                                                                  HDTV is an ultra-
to broadcasting in digital                                                              high quality television
or high definition digital                                                              signal in a widescreen
television (HDTV), in                                                                   format, requiring a
order to comply with the                                                        special    television   monitor
Digital Television Transition                                                   to display the programming.
and Public Safety Act.                                                          Digital broadcasting doesn’t
  This transition really only                                                   necessarily need a special
affects the way free TV can be                                                  monitor. It can be seen on
received through a rooftop or                                                   television sets most people
indoor antenna.         Televisions                                             currently have in their homes.
connected to cable or satellite         Sample appearance of a converter box.
will continue to function                                                       hISTOry
without any interruption. After       have a digital tuner.
                                                                                The       Digital    Television
the February deadline, the              If you have an older TV with
                                                                                Transition and Public Safety
cable and satellite companies         an analog tuner (NTSC tuner),
                                                                                Act of 2005 was passed by
will automatically convert any        you will likely need a digital-to-
                                                                                Congress and signed into
digital signal for their customers    analog (DTA) converter box, or
                                                                                law on Feb. 8, 2006. It gave
needing an analog signal and          you will need to subscribe to a
                                                                                the Federal Communications
they must continue to provide         cable or satellite service in order
                                                                                Commission (FCC) authority to
this service through 2012 before      to receive a television signal.
                                                                                terminate the analog licenses of
they switch to all digital.           Many new VCRs, DVD and
                                                                                full-power television stations
  Any TV connected to an over-        DVR recorders also have a built
                                                                                and reclaim the frequency
the-air antenna will work without     in digital tuner that can be used to
                                                                                spectrum for public safety and
any additional equipment if           receive a signal. DTA converter
                                                                                commercial wireless broadband
it has a built-in digital tuner       boxes are sold at major retailers
                                                                                services. Broadcasters had
(ATSC tuner). Since July 2005         and electronics stores for about
                                                                                been given spectrum for digital
the government has required TV        $40 to $80. Television owners
                                                                                television in 1996, with the
sets with screens 35 inches and       can apply for a maximum of two
                                                                                Telecommunications Act of
larger to have a digital tuner. TV    federal government coupons,
                                                                                1996. The original transition
sets 25 inches and larger have        for $40 off each DTA converter.
                                                                                date had been Dec. 31, 2006 but
been required to have a digital       The application can be found at
                                                                                manufacturing and broadcasting
tuner since March 2006. Since; or you can
                                                                                delays forced a push-back of
March 2008, all TVs, regardless       call the 24-hour hotline at 1-
                                                                                the date.
of size, have been required to        888-DTV-2009; you can mail

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                                     Golden -ability
        ast    month     three                                                        Salvia Street, and improving
        citizen task forces                                                           Washington Avenue between
        presented         their                                                       Hwy 58 and 18th Street.
recommendations to City
Council. These were the                                                               aFFOrDaBIlITy
Walkability,           Housing                                                         The goals and priorities set out
Affordability, and Bikeability                                                         for the Housing Affordability
Task Forces. Each of the                                                               Task Force were more in
task forces began in early                                                             depth, involving analyzing the
2008 as City Council looked                                                            supply and demand of housing
for ways to increase citizen                                                           in     Golden,     determining
involvement. Each task force                                                           any gaps, defining housing
was given guiding goals                                                                affordability challenges in
specific to that area.                                                                 Golden, evaluating potential
                                                                                       housing programs, and making
WalKaBIlITy                                                                            recommendations for housing
The goals of the Walkability                                                           affordability programs. This
Task      Force     were      to                                                       included the fiscal impact
identify major barriers to                                                             of such programs, ongoing
walkability or opportunities                                                           City responsibilities, and
to improve walkability in                                                              the likely effectiveness and
the community, provide                                                                  viability of recommended
specific recommendations Best Practices. Photo courtsey of Lloyd Athearn                programs. The task force’s
to City Council and staff                                                               final       recommendations
for the 2009-2018 Capital                BIKEaBIlITy                                    included providing more
Improvement Plan (CIP), and to The Bicycle Task Force goals                     education about previously existing
prioritize by walkability to schools, as were to review the City Bicycle        programs provided by the county
an alternate means of transportation, Master Plan, assess changes and           and state, direct Community Block
then by recreational activities. improvements made in the plan since            Grant Funds to existing grant and
Based on these goals and priorities, it was adopted in 2003, make specific      loan programs for rehabilitation
the task force came up with fifteen recommendations on updating the             of owner-occupied single family
top recommendations for the CIP plan, and provide recommendations               homes which are cost burdened,
beginning with the Jackson Street for the CIP that would make it easier         partner with existing programs
corridor from 13th to 24th streets, for citizens to bicycle for recreation or   such as the Colorado Housing and
the US Hwy 6 and 19th Street transportation. They were to prioritize            Finance Authority or the Colorado
intersection, Ford Street from 7th to these recommendations the same            Housing Assistance Corporation,
10th streets, and enhanced signage of way as the Walkability Task Force.        and direct contribution of City
trail crossings. They also made over Policy recommendations included            of Golden funds to develop new
20 policy recommendations such having a Bicycle Coordinator for the             programs.
as ensuring all new developments City, a permanent Bicycle Advisory                City Council and staff appreciate
include complete sidewalks, sidewalk Board, and continued establishment         all of the hard work of the task forces
replacement quality standards, signal of a bicycle friendly community.          in making these recommendations.
timing, and ideal sidewalk design. CIP recommendations began with               To view the full report of any of
Importantly, an appendix was improving general bikeability at the               the task forces, log on to www.
added to the report to include ADA local elementary schools, improving and follow the
recommendations.                         the railroad crossing at 44th and      Boards and Commissions link.
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           Golden Police Celebrate Their Volunteers

         olunteers and members
         of the Golden Police
         Department gathered at the
Table Mountain Inn on the evening
of Sept. 18 to celebrate the volunteers
and thank them for their many
contributions to the department and
the City. During 2007 the volunteers
logged 2,025 hours performing
tasks in Support Services, Evidence,
Records, Patrol, Investigations and
the annual National Night Out event
“Golden Night in the Park.” This
year they are on track to exceed that
number. Without their support many
of the tasks they perform would not
be accomplished. Their presence and Volunteers John Wengrovius, Dan Thoemke and Bethany Thomas
help are greatly appreciated.
                                        about 30 volunteers who participate the Golden Police Department, contact
   The police department has 15
                                        on an as-needed basis.               Jan Martynuska at 303-384-8106 or at
volunteers who commit to volunteer
                                          If you would like to volunteer for
time on a regular basis. The have

                    Winter Safety Tips From Golden Fire
          s the seasons change and we make our way         plenty of fluids and, if needed, stop shoveling for the
          into winter we would like to remind everyone     day. Watch out for slippery surfaces.
          of a few safety tips to make the snowy months       Make sure your car is also ready for winter. Have
safe and enjoyable.                                        it winterized and have an emergency kit that you can
   Have a home emergency kit with essential items that     put in the vehicle. Go out only if you must during bad
can be used if the power goes out or you get snowed in.    winter driving conditions!
A couple of good ideas include, but are not limited to:    If you are driving and you get stuck you should:
• Blankets;                                                • Stay with your car;
• Flashlights;                                             • Call for help if you have a cell phone. If you do not
• First-aid kit                                                have a cell phone make sure someone knows where
• Canned food & opener;                                        you are going, when you are expected back and the
• Water (1gallon a day per person for at least three           route you will take prior to leaving.
    days);                                                 • Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes
• Medication;                                                  every hour or as needed. Move around as mush as
• Radio                                                        possible to help keep yourself warm.
   Dress appropriately for the weather.                    • Leave your overhead light on at night so you can be
   You should layer your clothes and add gloves and a          seen and tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna
hat to prevent loss of body heat.                              for rescuers to see.
   When shoveling snow avoid overexertion. Heart           Always remember to be alert to changing
attacks from shoveling heavy snow are a leading cause      weather conditions, avoid any unnecessary
of deaths during the winter. Take frequent breaks, drink   travel and be safe!
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                               Golden Community Center
                                  activities calendar
      Check out the programs offered this fall at the Community Center
Gourmet Gifts from the Kitchen                 in future events! Teams can be formed         10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
What could be better than a basket of          with schools, scout troops or friends.        Nov. 22
gourmet delights? Learn how to create          Competitions are an additional fee.           Fee: $18 Resident,
easy, delicious culinary delights for             Ages: 7- to 14-years                             $21 Non-Resident
unique gift giving. We’ll make herb               5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays
vinegar, French tapenade, herb garden             Nov. 4 to Nov. 25                        advanced Care
seasoning mix, marinated goat cheese/sun          Fee: $50 Resident,
                                                         $55 Non-resident
                                                                                           Babysitting Courses
dried tomato parfait, holiday spiced nuts                                                  This course is designed for the pre-teen
and easy English Toffee. Recipes and                                                       (11-13 years) and helps them prepare
generous tastings included. Take home          rockin’ rockets Workshops                   for those first babysitting opportunities.
vinegar, herb mix, spiced nuts and toffee.     Prepare for LIFT OFF! Take an out           Students will learn to identify their own
   Ages 14 years and older                     of this world ride into the fascinating     responsibilities such as routine child care
   6:30 to 8: 30 p.m. Tuesday                  world of rocketry as you build and          duties (feeding, bathing and diapering).
   Nov. 18                                     launch different kinds of rockets in        They will also understand basic child
   Fee: $15 Resident,                          the SpaceTime ROCKIN’ ROCKETS               development and be able to provide
         $30 Non-resident,                     Workshops. Learn about the science          activities for the developmental stages.
   Additional $15 material fee payable to      of rocketry, craft your own SpaceTime       Also stressed will be home and fire safety,
   instructor                                  Cosmic Cruiser, explore the challenges      infant and child CPR, rescue breathing
                                               of space travel by building and launching   and choking procedures. Bring a sack
Digital Photography                            different kinds of rockets and much more.   lunch to class. No refunds for no shows.
With a digital camera, you’ll know if             Age: 6- to 12-years                         Age: 11 years and older (no
Uncle George lost his head at the family          10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday                 exceptions)
reunion! No waiting to get the pictures           Nov. 8                                      9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
back to see if you aimed correctly, had           Fee: $18 Resident,                          Nov. 8
your thumb over the lens or missed the                  $21 Non-resident                      Fee: $65 Resident, $70 Non-resident
action. “What you see is what you get”
and if you don’t like it, delete the picture
and try again! This course will teach          Space Explorers                a VENuE WITh a VIEW
you to use your camera and enhance the         Workshops
photos by cropping and shading. Your           Get ready for an
friends will love you when you erase           amazing journey into
wrinkles and remove extra pounds with          the Final Frontier! With
Photoshop Elements®!                           SpaceTime’s Space
   Ages 18 years and older                     Explorers Workshop you
   10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursdays                will get to experience
   Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 27)        what it’s like to explore
   Fee: $70 Resident,                          the cosmos by taking a
         $75 Non-resident
                                               virtual journey to an alien         ocated at the base of the foothills, the Golden
                                               world, experiencing life            Community Center is a venue with a view!
Golden Jr. Engineers Club                      on other worlds by taking        Perfect for weddings, graduations and other events,
(JFll Prep)                                    an anti-gravity boot planet   put your mind at ease with the support of professional
Work in groups to create from LEGO             hike, making alien space      staff members and the convenience of an adjoining
Dacta™ kits and design and build moving        slime, driving remote         caterer’s kitchen.
mini-fig-sized models to solve challenges.     controlled robots and            Call Larry Rock at 303-384-8133 for availabil-
You can also form your own Jr. FIRST           rover and much more!          ity, facility tours and rates. Make your event special
LEGO League Team™ and compete                     Age: 6- to 12-years        – have it at the Golden Community Center.

Page 16 November 2008                                                                                       The Golden Informer
                    recreate 5K – a Successful
                        Community Event
        he summer season wrapped
        up with 167 runners,
        joggers, and walkers at
the Golden Parks and Recreation
Department’s First Annual Recreate
5K on Saturday, Sept. 27. Food and
goodie bags were provided by local
sponsors with entertainment by City
of Golden staff. Recreate 5K was
successful in its mission to provide
a self-funded community event
promoting health and wellness and
engaging all levels of racers from
elite runners and joggers to families
with strollers and members of the
four-legged variety!
   “For the first year of Recreate 5K,
we were elated with the number of
participants. Race day registration
alone had over 50 registrants,”
said Angela Shea, Recreate 5K
Coordinator and Golden Community
Center Wellness Coordinator. “The
community embraced the event and
enjoyed time with their families,
including their dogs.”
   The Golden Parks and Recreation
Department is looking forward to
Recreate 5K in 2009. In the week
following the race, participants who
provided an email address on their
registration form received a five-
minute survey seeking information
to assist staff in improving
Recreate 5K. Anticipated changes
for 2009 include a new race route
and additional sponsors. Look
for information on Recreate 5K
2009 at
parksandrec. If you would like to
make a suggestion for Recreate 5K
2009, email Angela Shea at ashea@

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  Check out the Golden Community Center’s Front Porch - designed                      For more information:
specifically for people 50 and older. The Front Porch offers respite and            • Stop by The Front Porch,
entertainment, coffee, healthy snacks and cookies. There is a full schedule of         upstairs at the Community
games, including bridge, dominoes and mah jonng. Shoot some pool, surf the             Center, 1470 10th St.,
internet, work on a puzzle, or just relax before you hit your next fitness class.   • Call 303-384-8130,
  Here’s what’s happening this month:                                               • Sign up for the Front Porch
Celebrate health! health Fair                              for $7 per year and
                                                           receive it at home.      • Check out the Recreation
  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7
                                                           http://www.cityof-         brochure, or
  Free blood pressure checks and healthy goodies!
  Chair massages, $13 for 15 minutes                      • Visit
                                                           asp?navid=334                page.asp?navid=334
  Reflexology sessions, $13 for 15 minutes
  Footcare with Chalyce, $15 per pedicure
This will be a comprehensive health day, with lung             TrIPS & TOurS
testing, a seminar on healthy living at any age, and       Mid life! The Crisis Musical
spinal thermography screenings.                               Join us on our popular excursion to the Boulder
                                                              Dinner Theater.
athletics & Wellness                                          5 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 5;
For a complete schedule of exercise programs, stop in         Class registration #35045
at the Front Desk for information or visit                    $55 (van and admission)                                            Register/Cancel by Nov. 3

Games, Classes & Clubs                                     Miramonte Castle, Manitou Springst
Enjoy everything from Book Club, Bridge, Pinochle,         A tour of the castle and gardens with lunch in the
Dominoes, Mah Jongg, Billiards, Quilting, Pottery          Queen’s Parlour Tea Room.
and more.                                                    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13;
                                                             Class registration #35050
Volunteer activities                                         $18 (van and admission; bring money for lunch)
Whether you want to sew, collect cans, provide               Register/Cancel by Nov. 11
administrative duties, or converse with International
School of Mines students – we have people who could        alaska - slide show with Dick Boley
use your help!                                             Wild and beautiful adventures in Alaska. We provide
                                                           the popcorn!
     receive the Front Porch News online!                    11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 17;
     The Front Porch News is now available on our            Class registration #35055
          Web site, and you can also receive the             Free
           newsletter via email! Or you can subscribe        Register/Cancel by October 24

Page 18 November 2008                                                                        The Golden Informer
                           Announcing the Historic Downtown Golden

The Golden Informer
                                          OPEN HOUSE
                                   November 21, 22 & 23 ★ 10 am - 6 pm*

                                                                                                                                                     the reflectivity of the lettering.
                                                        (*merchant hours may vary)
                                                                                                                                                     for refurbishing. The work will repair
                                                                                                                                                              Welcome Arch that hangs

                                                                                                                                                     Repair work on the arch began the
                                                                                                                                                     over Washington Avenue is missing.
                                                                                                                                                              that Golden’s signature
                                                                                                                                                              y now, many have noticed

                                                                                                                                                       While the arch is getting worked
                                                                                                                                                     fading and peeling paint on the panels
                                                                                                                                                     and the structure, and will also boost
                                                                                                                                                     arch being removed and taken away
                                                                                                                                                     week of Oct. 13 with sections of the

                           Come and Enjoy                                  Jingle All the
                            Holiday Fun                                    Way to Golden
                           ★ Sales
                                                                            Entry Rules
                           ★ Special Events                      Stop by the Golden businesses listed on this
                                                                 Jingle Card to be eligible to win several great
                           ★ Product Sampling
                                                                                                                                                     Nov. 17 and Nov. 21.

                                                                 prizes, including a Flatscreen TV.*
                             and Much More!
                                                                 Get your Jingle Card stamped at each
                                                                 business you visit, beginning November 21ST.
                                                                 You must get all stamps to be eligible for
                                                                                                                                                     rust spots in several areas. Much of
                                                                                                                                                     on, the metal frame and supports will

                                                                                                                                                     as well as sidewalk closures for safety
                                                                                                                                                     the work being done is dependent on

                                                                                                                                                     reasons. Businesses will remain open
                                                                                                                                                     restrictions along Washington Avenue,
                                                                                                                                                        During some of the maintenance,
                                                                                                                                                     to be reinstalled in sections between
                                                                                                                                                     the weather, but the arch is expected

                                                                                                                                                     there may be occasional parking
                                                                                                                                                     also be getting a facelift to remove

                            2HOURVACATION.COM                    One card, per person, per visit.
                        Name:                                    Once you have your card completely lled,
                                                                                                                                                     5 and 6.

                        ____________________________________     please write your name, phone number,
                        Address:                                 and address in the area provided. All cards
                        ____________________________________     must be turned in by December 12TH to
                                                                                                                                                                                               Welcome arch Maintenance

                                                                                                                          Bingo Card on Back Page!

                        ____________________________________     the Golden Visitors Center, Golden Hotel,
                                                                                                                                                     during those times.

                        ____________________________________     Avenue Gi s, or Golden Sweets.
                        Phone:                                   DRAWING WILL BE DECEMBER 13TH.
                                                                 PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE.

                        Email:                                    * In lieu of the Grand Prize TV, you may choose to
                                                                 receive $500.00 in Chamber Bucks good at participating

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                                                                                                                                                     Olde Golden Holiday on Parade, Dec.
                                                                                                                                                     in time for the Candlelight Walk and
                                                                                                                                                        The arch should be back in place
                                                                                                                                                     Prsrt stD
                                                                                                                                                 U.s. PostaGE PaiD
                                                                                                                                                    GoLDEn, co
                                                                                                                                                    PErMit #26

                                                                        POSTal PaTrON

       Announcing the Historic Downtown Golden
                                November 21, 22 & 23 ★ 10 am - 6 pm*
                                                                (*merchant hours may vary)

                                                                                                                 Jingle All the
                                                                                                                Way to Golden
                                                                                                                     to win a
                            (Jingle Card rules on inside back cover)                                            Flat Screen TV!
          J                            I                        N                           G                           L                           E
       THE ALLEY                                                                                                  MEYER HARDWARE
                              CASTLE PEAK GRILL        DEL’S TONSORIAL PARLOR GOLDEN QUILT COMPANY                                        SPIRITS IN THE WIND GALLERY
                              1518 WASHINGTON AVENUE     1210 WASHINGTON AVENUE       1108 WASHINGTON AVENUE      1103 ARAPAHOE STREET      1211 WASHINGTON AVENUE
                                   303-384-0370                303-279-6172                303-277-0717               303-279-3393                 303-279-1192

  ASTOR HOUSE MUSEUM/                                                                  GOLDEN SWEETS
CLEAR CREEK HISTORY PARK      CHELSEA OF LONDON              THE DOVE INN                                              PAPRIKA            TABLE MOUNTAIN VISION CLINIC
                                                                                      1299 WASHINGTON AVENUE
                              1203 WASHINGTON AVENUE          711 14TH STREET                                    1112 WASHINGTON AVENUE       1224 ARAPAHOE STREET
      822 12TH STREET                                                                        Suite 100
                                   303-271-9565                303-278-2209                                           303-278-8183                 303-271-1400
        303-278-3557                                                                       303-216-0778

  1212 WASHINGTON AVENUE      1200 WASHINGTON AVENUE          809 15TH STREET            1310 FORD STREET            717 12TH STREET           700 12TH STREET #130
        303-279-0200               303-278-4593                303-279-3922                303-279-9997               303-215-1414                 303-278-1709

                                                                                       HIGHER GROUNDS          PAT’S BACKDOOR FRAMING
 BABY DOE’S CLOTHING          CREEKSIDE JEWELERS       FOSS BUILDING WINE & SPIRITS                                                       VINTNER’S CELLAR OF GOLDEN
                                                                                                                 1205 WASHINGTON AVENUE
  1116 WASHINGTON AVENUE      1206 WASHINGTON AVENUE    1224 WASHINGTON AVENUE #4        803-B 14TH STREET                                       700 12TH STREET
        303-279-8100               303-279-4246                303-279-3373                303-271-0998                                            303-216-9463

                                     D’DELI               GOLDEN HOTEL &
BLUE CANYON BAR & GRILL                                                               JUNA, your boutique!             PICKETS              WINDY SADDLE CAFÉ
                              1207 WASHINGTON AVENUE     BRIDGEWATER GRILL
  1301 WASHINGTON AVENUE                                                              1205 WASHINGTON AVENUE     1118 WASHINGTON AVENUE      1110 WASHINGTON AVENUE
                                   303-279-8020               800 11 STREET

        303-271-0731                                                                        303-278-2111              303-278-1601                 303-279-1905

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