The Golden Informer T h e O f f i c i a l City of Golden N e w s l e t t e r Vol. 15, Issue 4 May 2010 Retail Success Funds Improvements page 12 The Truth About Trash page 9 Gearing Up for Golf Season page 19 2010 Golden City Council Jacob Smith Marjorie Sloan Marcia Claxton Joe Behm Karen Oxman Bob Vermeulen Bill Fisher MAYOR DISTRICT ONE WARD ONE WARD TWO MAYOR PRO-TEM WARD THREE WARD FOUR DISTRICT TWO 303-810-6017 303-279-0088 303-526-1214 303-279-1529 303-278-0400 303-218-0080 303-588-3389 E-mail: jsmith E-mail: msloan E-mail: mclaxton E-mail: jbehm E-mail: koxman E-mail: bvermeulen E-mail: bﬁsher @cityofgolden.net @cityofgolden.net @cityofgolden.net @cityofgolden.net @cityofgolden.net @cityofgolden.net @cityofgolden.net To contact the entire City Council, e-mail email@example.com The Golden Informer IN T H IS ISS U E is produced and published Cover photo: Andrew Terrill www.agoldendiary.com monthly by the Golden City Heads Up: Important Upcoming Items .................................................................................................. Page 3 Council’s Corner .................................................................................................................................... Page 3 Manager’s Ofﬁce and mailed as Mayor’s Message: The Responsibilities and Checks and Balances in Golden’s City Government ....... Page 4 a source of news and information Virtual Participation in City Council Meetings ..................................................................................... Page 5 to all residences and businesses Community Summit: Take Two ............................................................................................................. Page 5 inside the City limits. Comments All-Ward Meeting a Success .................................................................................................................. Page 5 on The Informer are welcome. “Silence is Golden:” Ride & Drive Community-Friendly ..................................................................... Page 6 Dog Rules for Golden Parks and Trails ................................................................................................. Page 6 Please write to: City of Golden, Protect Yourself from Theft ................................................................................................................... Page 7 911 10th St., Golden, CO 80401, Save Money and Reduce Your Chemical Footprint ............................................................................... Page 7 A Greener Golden .................................................................................................................................. Page 8 Attn: Karlyn Tilley; Golden’s Award-Winning Trees ............................................................................................................. Page 8 call 303-384-8132; or e-mail Slow the Flow Colorado ........................................................................................................................ Page 8 firstname.lastname@example.org. Golden Sustainability: Let's Talk Trash ................................................................................................. Page 9 Golden Community Calendar ........................................................................................................Pages 10-11 Graphic Designer Sarah Yongprakit Retail Success Helps Improve Golden ................................................................................................. Page 12 The Golden Informer is the proud Community Pride Days Coupons......................................................................................................... Page 13 winner of the City/County Special Mother’s Day Concert ............................................................................................................. Page 14 Communications and Marketing Buffalo Bill Days Call for Parade Entries............................................................................................ Page 14 Association’s prestigious 2005 Beverly Heights in the Loop on i-Neighbors ....................................................................................... Page 14 and 2007 ﬁrst place Savvy and Become a Leader in Golden ................................................................................................................. Page 15 2006 second place Silver Circle national Linking Golden to the World ............................................................................................................... Page 15 awards for city- and county-produced external Golden Community Center Activities Calendar .................................................................................. Page 16 printed newsletters in communities of up to Front Porch News ................................................................................................................................ Page 17 45,000 people nationwide. 2010 Claim Form for 2009 Sales Tax Refund ..................................................................................... Page 18 Sacriﬁcing for Beauty .......................................................................................................................... Page 19 City of Golden Department Managers Mike Bestor Dan Hartman Steve Glueck Susan Brooks Rod Tarullo Bill Kilpatrick John Bales Jeff Hansen Teresa Reilly Karlyn Tilley City Manager Public Works Planning and City Clerk Parks and Police Fire Finance Human Communications Development Recreation Resources 303-384-8010 303-384-8150 303-384-8095 303-384-8014 303-384-8120 303-384-8033 303-384-8090 303-384-8020 303-384-8017 303-384-8132 mbestor dhartman sglueck sbrooks rtarullo bkilpatrick jbales jhansen treilly ktilley @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof @cityof golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net golden.net Page 2 May 2010 The Golden Informer HEADS UP: Important Upcoming Items SPLASH OPENS representatives of primary government bond Splash opens Saturday, May 29 for the dealers, private sector cash managers, or 2010 summer season. Splash passes and ﬁnance directors or investment personnel in punch cards are now on sale at the Golden local governmental entities. Preference shall Community Center for discounted rates. For be given to professionals who live or work more information and specials, visit www. splashingolden.com. within the city limits of Golden. Financial professionals are appointed for B elow is the Golden City Council’s calendar. Regular four-year terms. The Investment Advisory PRIDE DAYS Committee meets at least semi-annually, study sessions are Golden Community Pride Days takes place typically in January and July, during the scheduled for the ﬁrst from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and and third Thursdays work day. Sunday, May 1 and 2. This popular event and regular business For more information contact Finance is provided each year for citizens by the meetings are scheduled Director Jeff Hansen, 303-384-8020 or email for the second and City of Golden as an opportunity to get rid email@example.com. Applications fourth Thursdays of unwanted items and debris. Proof of will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, of each month. All residency is required in order to participate. May 12 at the Ofﬁce of the City Clerk, 911 meetings are at 7 p.m. Please see additional coupons on page 13. For 10th St. Interviews are tentatively scheduled in Council Chambers a complete list of acceptable items, visit www. to be conducted by City Council during the at City Hall, 911 10th cityofgolden.net and click on City News. May 20 Council meeting. St., unless otherwise noted. Council does TRASH HAULER ORDINANCE HELP “RENEW” GOLDEN not normally meet on At the May 13 regular City Council meeting, The Golden Urban Renewal Authority the ﬁfth Thursday in Council will hold a public hearing on the (GURA) has two appointments that will any month. proposed amendments to the Trash Haulers expire in June. GURA commissioners ordinance that will authorize a single hauler May 6 provide policy direction and oversight to staff to provide service to approximately 3,800 Rescheduled Business on a variety of downtown redevelopment Meeting residences, and an option for an additional issues ranging from light pole banners to 1,400 that currently reside within several May 13 major construction projects. GURA meets homeowners associations. If the ordinance Regular Business publicly on the second and fourth Monday is approved, that same evening the contract Meeting for the single hauler will be awarded. See evenings of each month. Appointments are page 9 for more information. for ﬁve years. For more information on the May 20 responsibilities and activities of a GURA Regular Study Session FINANCE EXPERT NEEDED commissioner, call 303-279-4162 or visit May 27 The City of Golden has a term expiring for a www.gura.com. No Council Meeting ﬁnancial professional to serve in a voluntary Applications are provided by the City capacity on the City’s Investment Advisory Clerk or from the City’s web site, www. Council’s upcoming Committee. The purpose of the committee cityofgolden.net, under Boards and agendas, packets and is to review and monitor the City's cash Commissions and will be accepted until 5 meeting minutes are management and investment results, develop p.m. on May 12 at the Ofﬁce of City Clerk, available online under City Hall, 911 10th St. Applications can be the City Council link at and recommend investment policies to dropped off, mailed, emailed to clerks@ www.CityofGolden.net. City Council, and assist in the selection of investment facilitators and managers. cityofgolden.net or faxed to the City Clerk Public comment Applicants should be knowledgeable in the at 303-384-8001. Interviews are tentatively is welcome on the ﬁnancial arena, with experience serving as scheduled for May 20 in the Council agenda at all regular representatives of banks or trust companies, Chambers at City Hall, 911 10th St. business meetings. The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 3 MAYOR’S MESSAGE The Responsibilities and Checks and Balances in Golden’s City Government By Mayor Jacob Smith E veryone remembers learning about the three branches of government in school – legislative, executive, and judicial – and how the framers of the Constitution balanced these three branches against each other, creating a system of checks and balances that helps prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful. Local governments like Golden’s typically work quite differently, often relying instead on a “council-manager” form of government. In the council-manager system, the voters elect the City Council which then hires a professional city manager to actually run the city’s operations. In turn, the Council focuses on setting the city’s vision and priorities and ensuring the city manager’s accountability to community goals. This is different from the “strong mayor” systems that large cities like Denver often have, where the mayor directly runs the city government and has wide decision-making authority and the City Council has a more limited role. The authority of the City Council and mayor thus spans all three branches: they have legislative authority (the Council writes and amends the municipal code and adopts the budget), executive authority (the Council hires and gives direction to the city manager, who is responsible for city operations), and judicial authority (the Council hires the municipal judge and itself acts as a judge on many land use issues). As a result, each individual in Golden has three representatives on the Council: their ward councilor, their district councilor, and the mayor. And Council must have a majority vote of four to move forward, which helps ensure that the broader community interests are always considered. In addition, by virtue of his or her professional city management background, experience, staff resources, and working full-time in the role, the city manager also wields a great deal of inﬂuence which should balance with the authority of the Council. In fact, the council-manager form of government was a response to the corruption of political machines in the 19th century and early 20th century. The idea was that by professionalizing the city management role and keeping the voters responsible for electing community leaders, we would see better run cities and more voter accountability. Term limits and the citizen initiative process provide two additional checks and balances. The popularly elected mayor (which only began in Golden in 2003) is a full member of the Council but is also charged with providing a leadership role on the Council. City councilors also serve as advocates for community members. On neighborhood issues you should look to your ward and district councilor, and on community-wide issues you should look to the Mayor. Finally, I want to highlight what a blessing it is that partisan politics don’t play a role in Golden’s elections or Council deliberations. Everyone on the Council brings their own values and political perspective to the table, and we acknowledge that we sometimes see things differently, but we tackle our work in a strong spirit of respectful pragmatism. We are there to resolve Golden’s challenges and chart our course for the future. It is by no means perfect, but over the years Golden’s citizens have created a strong, balanced, and effective system of city government. Page 4 May 2010 The Golden Informer Virtual Participation in City Council Meetings I n early April, the City of Golden meeting and click on the e-Comment is 24 hours prior to a meeting which launched a new tool that creates link next to the postedAgenda. Citizens allows the City Clerk’s ofﬁce time to enhanced citizen participation in can complete an on-line form and format the comments and send them City Council meetings and encourages formally weigh-in on particular items to Council for review. involvement from a broader audience. with a more informed opinion. This e-Comment will also beneﬁt Citizens unable to attend a meeting tool provides a convenient alternative administrative staff, allowing them to are now able to review upcoming to in-person testimony while allowing collect, track and manage responses meeting materials and provide the public voice to be heard. prior to a meeting, giving Council public comment on particular agenda "While we always appreciate members a “snapshot” of how the items. This new technology, called written letters and e-mails to Council, public feels on particular items. e-Comment, is in addition to the the e-Comment feature is fast and This new service, along with the live and taped streaming of Council easy," says City Clerk Susan Brooks. City’s streaming media solution, is meetings already available. "We take comments during meetings, provided by Granicus, a San Fran- Prior to a meeting, citizens can but good ideas are best served with cisco-based company specializing in log onto the City’s website www. plenty of time for due consideration." government transparency and citizen cityofgolden.net, to ﬁnd an upcoming The cut off time for the comments participation technology. COMMUNITY SUMMIT: TAKE TWO All-Ward Meeting a Success The ﬁrst attempt at a Golden Vision 2030 Community Summit ended early due to a classic Colorado spring snowstorm. The Summit was remarkably well T he second annual All- Ward Meeting attended in spite of the weather, and there was visible brought more disappointment from participants as they bundled up than 100 residents to leave. A sincere thanks to the following restaurants to Golden High for their generous donations of food: Lil' Ricci, School on April Empanada Grill, El Dorado Mexican Food, Ali Baba 14. Mayor Jacob Grill, Bridgewater Grill, Haru Sushi, Jimmy John's, Smith addressed Pizza Hut, Briarwood Inn and Golden Grounds. the entire crowd Mayor Jacob Smith spoke to Golden The Summit has been rescheduled and will be held to talk about residents at the All-Ward Meeting. from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 at Golden High important issues like transportation, economic vitality and School, 701 24th St. the possibility of going to a single trash hauler. He also spoke The goals for this event will remain the same: about Golden’s newest pedestrian bridge and plans for new to decide how our values will drive the future of trails, which brought a round of applause from the crowd. After our City. All are welcome, so bring your family the Mayor’s speech, all of the Ward and District Councilors and friends. held break-out sessions to address speciﬁc concerns for their Over the course of the last year, the Golden neighborhoods. The biggest topic of discussion was the community weighed in on what makes the City possible routes for a circulator bus in Golden. Many residents special, unique, interesting, and at times, challenging. in Ward One who live along Illinois Street spoke out against This Summit will focus on taking that information that street being used for the bus route. The meeting provided and reﬁning it to deﬁne a set of guiding principles for residents with an opportunity to meet their Councilors and growth and change in Golden. Mayor, as well as give the City feedback on what it is doing Remember to stay tuned for the second Community right and what needs improvement. Residents also got to meet Summit, which will be held on June 5. For more dozens of City staff members who were on hand to answer information about Golden Vision 2030, visit: www. questions and provide information about projects happening cityofgolden.net/goldenvision2030. in Golden. Thank you to everyone who attended! The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 5 “Silence is Golden:” Ride & Drive Community-Friendly I n the United States there has many drivers alter the equipment the level emitted by the mufﬂer been a long standing afﬁnity by replacing or removing the originally installed on the vehicle. for customized vehicles. This original system. This action makes The “Silence-is-Golden:” Ride love affair with custom vehicles has it illegal to operate the vehicle & Drive Community-Friendly been culturally embodied in movies on public streets anywhere in Partnership, is a community like American Grafﬁti with those Colorado. The resulting noise can partnership program which began amazing street rods and Easy Rider be heard and often times felt a in May of 2008. This program or Wild Hogs, with the “chopper” substantial distance away. created a cooperative with the motorcycles. With the ever increas- Essentially, the law requires businesses and local events ing numbers of baby-boomers any motor vehicle operated on a that speciﬁcally attract custom reaching the age of retirement (or highway to be equipped with an vehicle operators. second childhoods), the numbers adequate mufﬂer that is maintained There are three equally important of these customized vehicles have to prevent any excessive or unusual components of this partnership: also been on the increase. noise. Installing a cut-off, bypass (1) Educating motorists that they Although new vehicles have or similar device is prohibited, as is are expected to ride and drive exhaust systems mandated to meet any modiﬁcation that will amplify quietly. federal noise control standards, or increase the noise emitted above (2) Engineering through restoring the legal exhaust system to in- DOG RULES FOR GOLDEN clude bafﬂes, or ride quietly enough that the vehicle doesn’t PARKS AND TRAILS draw police attention - (police Warmer weather attracts many people and won’t be looking for illegal their four-legged friends to Golden’s parks exhausts but they will be and trails. As a reminder, here are the basic rules listening for them). whi need to be followed in order to make the which (3) Enforcing the law and issuing outdoo experience good for everyone. outdoor trafﬁc citations to motorists 1. You must pick up after your dog. Plastic bags are provided in who draw audible attention to most areas, but it is best to bring your own. their illegal mufﬂers. 2. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, no matter how well the dog is trained. To review all of the laws and 3. It is unlawful to tie a dog outside of a vehicle or to a table if it is requirements in the Model Trafﬁc aggressive or destructive. Code and the Colorado Revised 4. Be courteous to others. Statues regarding illegal mufﬂers, 5. Remember, not all people enjoy dogs. visit www.dot.state.co.us. Click 6. Do not allow people who are unable to control the dog to be in on Permits/Documents, then possession of it. If the dog gets loose it is your responsibility. Trafﬁc Manuals & Guides and 7. Beware of rattlesnakes for both dogs and humans. select Various Federal & State of 8. Do NOT lock dogs inside of vehicles. The temperature inside of Colorado Trafﬁc Manuals. a car can be lethal on a sunny day. The City of Golden will 9. Do NOT drive with dogs unsecured in the back of a pickup continue to welcome custom truck. vehicle motorists and hope that 10. Make sure your dog is properly licensed and has the tags on the all will enjoy their visit while they collar to prove it. ride and drive in a community- friendly manner. Page 6 May 2010 The Golden Informer Protect Yourself from Theft T he City of Golden has from vehicles to victimize all taken during the break-in, recently experienced a high over again. change your door codes as soon number of car break-ins, TIPS: as possible. known to police as the crime of ﬁrst- • ALWAYS lock your car. Most • Examples of items sought degree criminal trespass. While not often, cars are targeted because by criminals: IPODS, stereo all of these types of crimes can be they are left unlocked making faceplates, GPS units, purses, prevented, there are ways to reduce for easy access. wallets or backpacks, sporting your risk of being a victim. • Try to park in well lit and well equipment, laptops, credit cards, FACTS: traveled areas. checkbooks, identiﬁcation, cell • In 2009 137 vehicles were • Don't leave anything of value phones, even spare change and reported broken into. That in the car. cigarettes. means one in 124 citizens was • If you must leave valuables in The Golden Police Department the victim of a car break-in your vehicle, make efforts to does not want you to be the victim during the year. hide items from plain view. of this type of crime. Please help • The average cost of a broken • Do not leave portable garage us help you. Together we can car window is $400. Insurance door openers in plain view. Your signiﬁcantly decrease the prevalence deductibles are often higher than garage door opener combined of these crimes in Golden. that, which means unexpected with personal information from out of pocket expenses. your vehicle can make you Please report suspicious activity - • Victims of car break-ins often a victim of a home burglary, 303-384-8045. become victims of identity as well. Whether or not your Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline - theft. Criminals use items stolen garage door opener has been 303-384-8034. Save Money and Reduce Your Chemical Footprint W ashing clothes and dishes has come a long way since the days of toiling over a wash When too much laundry detergent is used, it stays on rinse cycles. During the second rinse, check the rinse water. Is the water basin and using bars of soap. But, clothing and skin. soapy and sudsy? If so, modern washers call for modernized Using only the reduce the amount used washing habits and in general, use a amount needed again for another two lot less soap or detergent. can help reduce weeks and test. The goal Conserving detergent means skin irritation and is to have rinse water less is going down the drain and environmental with minimal suds. into the environment while clothes contamination. Dishwasher: Try and dishes are just as clean. Many At the same time, using one-third of the detergents contain fragrances and we can all save amount of dishwasher chemicals called surfactants, which, money and reduce soap for two weeks. over long periods of time, can be waste. Reducing our chemical Check the water during the ﬁnal harmful to ﬁsh and other aquatic footprint, saving money, preventing rinse cycle. If it’s still soapy or wildlife. New technology and new water pollution, and keeping clean sudsy, reduce again. manufacturing processes mean that are easy! All household products: Watch dishwashing and laundry detergents Laundry: Try using one-third of labels for the ingredients that are much more effective and the amount of detergent and fabric include fragrance and triclosan. concentrated than they have ever softener for two weeks. At the end of Try to avoid these harmful been. In other words, less is more! two weeks, run your washer with two ingredients. The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 7 A Greener Golden P lease join the City of Golden container. and the Center for ReSource Master Gardeners from the Conservation from 9:30 a.m. Jefferson County Cooperative to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Extension will answer questions on 1465 10th St. to kick-off the 2010 various yard and garden topics. growing season. The Table Mountain Garden Garden Party at 1465 10th St. The Center for ReSource Club will offer helpful, local garden Conservation will be distributing advice, information on club activities, Visit our booths featuring: Gardens-in-a-Box. Pre-ordering membership and have specialty • Local farms offering member- is required. To order, visit www. plants for sale. ship and delivery of this season’s ConservationCenter.org. The City’s Environmental produce The Golden Community Garden Services Division and the Water • Free sprinkler inspections will host garden tours for the 2010 Treatment Plant will be on hand to to maximize your water grand opening and highlighting the celebrate National Water Week by conservation at home beneﬁts of community gardening. providing information about water • Compost bins and gardening Golden’s Sustainability Board conservation and water quality. Tours supplies will be offering free compost. We of the drinking water treatment plant • Xeric plants from local encourage you to bring your own will be offered throughout the day. nurseries Golden’s Award-Winning Trees SLOW THE FLOW COLORADO I n celebra- tion of Arbor T he City of Golden is sponsoring the Center for ReSource Conservation to offer free sprinkler inspections through Slow Day, the City of Golden planted the Flow Colorado. This inspection program a tree at Mitchell is available to residents of Golden. HOA’s Elementary and commercial sites may also be eligible. School in April. Slow the Flow Colorado is a professional Some of the service provided at no charge that will help schools’ fourth pinpoint any problems with your sprinkler graders, teachers system, measure the precipitation rate, and community determine how evenly water is covering the members took part in the planting. Representatives from intended area and determine the root depth the Colorado State Forest Service were on hand to provide and soil type. information and support. Inspectors will also help you customize At the event, the City was awarded the Tree City USA your watering schedule. You will learn easy award by the National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation sprinkler maintenance, how to make your with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. lawn healthier and more beautiful and you Department of Agriculture Forest Service. This is the 20th will be doing your part to conserve Colorado’s year in a row Golden has received the award, which is given water. The inspection takes about two hours to recognize environmental improvement and encourage and inspections run from June until August. higher levels of tree care throughout America. The City If you receive water from the City of Golden also received the Growth Award, which demonstrates that AND you have an operating underground a community has gone above and beyond the average in irrigation system, you can complete the request demonstrating a commitment to tree propagation and care. form online at www.ConservationCenter.org or call 303-999-3820 x217. Page 8 May 2010 The Golden Informer Environmental Issues Let’s Talk Trash O ver the one of three service levels. Each p a s t service includes weekly Our Town, Our Future year, trash service, bi-weekly ACCOLADES FOR 2030 City Council recycling service, lease has considered a variety of of two carts, and twice- annual pick up of yard C ongratulations to the Golden Vision 2030 Group for winning the Silver Award programs to waste. Prices are estimated in the category of Community improve the as monthly charges but Outreach/Public Education by current system of trash and would be billed quarterly: the Denver Regional Council of recycling collection in the city. • 32-gallon trash cart plus 96- Governments (DRCOG). The After soliciting bids from local gallon recycling cart = $5.04 award celebrates ways in which waste haulers and an unprecedented • 64-gallon trash cart plus 96- local governments inform and amount of public input, Council gallon recycling cart = $9.79 involve the public in projects will hold a public hearing to • 96-gallon trash cart plus 96- and issues. Each year DRCOG amend the City’s trash ordinances gallon recycling cart = $15.59 takes time to celebrate the and consider contracting with In comparison, Golden residents outstanding achievements of EDS Waste Solutions to provide who were not part of a homeowner’s its member governments and service to Golden’s low-density association paid an average of other partners. Golden Vision residential areas. The public $25.07 each month for trash and 2030 was honored at an awards hearing is scheduled for Council’s recycling services in January. So the ceremony on April 28. May 13 meeting and residents are savings with a single hauler could encouraged to attend and provide be substantial. would have the option of joining input to Council. Optional services would include the City’s program. If approved, households (single- a curbside green waste pickup For additional information on families, attached homes, and ($5.85), tags for extra trash ($2.65) the proposed program, please townhomes) would be billed for and large-item pickup. Because visit www.cityofgolden.net/solid trash and recycling service through many homeowners associations wasteandrecycling or call Chris the City’s existing water billing have existing trash contracts, Naber, Environmental Services, at process. Residents may choose homes within an active HOA 303-384-8117. ENERGY EFFICIENCY REBATES Last Chance for Waived Fees ARE FINALLY HERE! As part of a $20 million statewide for Solar Permits energy efﬁciency program, the Colorado Governor’s Ofﬁce will be offering cash for your clunker appliances and rebates T he Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is offering waived permit fees for all residential solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installations until May 31. for energy efﬁciency improvements CSAB will waive all plan review and permit fees for solar for your home. Check out www. projects, although homeowners will still be responsible for RechargeColorado.com to ﬁnd out what the building use tax. The fee waivers can reduce the payback appliances and remodeling efforts qualify period of a solar investment by about one year. Call a local for the rebates and how to apply. solar installer or Xcel Energy to ﬁnd out if solar is right for your home. The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 9 GOLDEN COMMUNITY CALENDAR Through May 23 May 6 JSO Fantastique, The PinchHitter Ladies Only! Sample Tour Special Mother’s Day Concert A baseball comedy complete with A girl’s night out on the town The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra an actual game of baseball in with more than 40 merchants will have its season closing concert the audience. Dinner and a show in downtown Golden. 4 to 8 at 3 p.m. at The Green Center, or show only. Heritage Square p.m. Tickets are $12.50 per Colorado School of Mines, 924 Music Hall, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. person. Purchase tickets at the 16th St. Tickets are $17 with Dates and ticket prices vary. For Golden Visitor’s Center, 1010 discounts for seniors and students. information, call 303-279-7800 or Washington Ave. $5 off Mom’s ticket. For more visit www.hsmusichall.com. information call 303-278-4237 or GHS Community Concert visit www.jeffsymphony.org. Through May 31 The Golden High School Thin Air: An Exhibit on Percussion Ensemble and Drum May 10 Line will host a Community Arts & Commerce Golf Tournament Altitude and Oxygen Concert at 7 p.m. in the school The “Arts & Commerce” Golf Come explore the relationship gymnasium, 701 24th St. Tickets Tournament will be at Rolling Hills between altitude, oxygen, energy are free but donations are greatly Country Club, 15707 W. 26th Ave. and endurance at the American appreciated. For more information, All proceeds beneﬁt the Foothills Mountaineering Museum, 710 contact Dr. William Graves at Art Center and the Golden 10th St. Also, discover how your firstname.lastname@example.org. Chamber of Commerce. Individual body reacts to altitude! Visit www. entry fee $175. Tournament info at mountaineeringmuseum.org for May 7 Golf Shop 303-279-7858. Register admission and ticket information. Golden Civic Foundation Birthday at Chamber of Commerce, 1010 The Golden Civic Foundation is Washington Ave. Through July 10 celebrating its 40th birthday by Robin Hood May 10 through June 18 holding the 19th annual Good The Heritage Square Children’s News Social from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Boot Camp Challenge Theatre presents Robin Hood. American Mountaineering Center, A six week ﬁtness program Fun for kids of all ages. Tickets 710 10th St. For more information designed for all levels of ﬁtness. are $6. Heritage Square Music or to make a reservation, call Monday, Wednesday and Friday Hall, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. For Chuck Baroch at 303-278-9697. from 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. at the information, call 303-279-7800 or Golden Community Center. Cost is visit www.hsmusichall.com. May 8 and 9 $240. For information, contact Kim Mother’s Day Galloping Goosefest Cragg at 720-628-2901 or kim@ May 5 Enjoy Mother Goose stories, a Wild bootcamp-challenge.com. Beneﬁt Concert Goose egg hunt and the famous Girl Scout Troop 1967 will Galloping Goose railcars. 9 a.m. May 12 and 13 hold a concert with local bands to 5 p.m. at the Colorado Railroad Pops Concert to raise money for Habitat for Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. Adult Golden High School’s Vocal and Humanity. 7 p.m. at the Golden admission is $12. Admission for Instrumental Music Program High School auditorium, 701 24th Mom is free. For more information presents its Pops Concert at 7 p.m. St. Tickets are $5. For tickets or call 303-279-4591 or visit www. in the school theatre, 701 24th more information, contact Kate at coloradorailroadmuseum.org. St. Tickets are $3 at the door. For 720-233-2791 or email beneﬁt_ more information, contact Ms. email@example.com. May 9 Mother’s Day Angela Becker at 303-982-6306 or Page 10 May 2010 The Golden Informer Dr. William Graves at wgraves@ jeffco.k12.co.us. MAY 2010 Kyfﬁn Elementary Cougar Tracks Cougar Tracks is a 1K kids race FREE Use Sales and and a timed 5K fun run. 8 a.m. May 15 Conﬂuence Concert at Kyfﬁn Elementary, 205 Flora Way. To register visit www. Tax Workshops Golden Community Choir’s active.com/running/golden-co/ The City of Golden is hosting FREE Conﬂuence world premier concert. kyfﬁn-cougar-tracks-2010. Sales and Use Tax workshops taught by our professional staff of auditors 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Registration is $20, students are and geared toward individuals who Church, 9200 W. 10th Ave., $15. Registration closing date is need to learn sales and use tax Lakewood. Tickets are $15 with May 13. For more information, concepts on an in-depth level. discounts for kids, students and contact Lorie at lorie.callahan@ The workshops will be held in the seniors. For more information, visit omnibussystems.com. Golden City Hall Conference Room, www.goldencommunitychoirs.org. City Hall, 911 10th St. May 29 June 2, 2010 ............ 8 to 10 a.m. May 15 and 16 The Splash Opens Relay For Life of Golden The Splash Water Park at Fossil July 7, 2010 .............. 8 to 10 a.m. A fun-ﬁlled overnight event Trace, 3151 Illinois St., opens for Sept. 1, 2010 ............. 8 to 10 a.m. designed to celebrate survivorship the season on Saturday, May 29. 10 Although these classes are free, and raise money to help the a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For information, space is limited. American Cancer Society. 5 p.m. to rates and hours of operation visit Please call 303-384-8024 7 a.m. at Bell Middle School, 1001 www.splashingolden.com. for your reservation. Ulysses St. For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/ May 31 FREE goldenco or email Carla at Carla. Memorial Day Maniscalco@gmail.com. May 16 Tell them you read about them in the Golden Informer! Mozart “Requiem” The Golden Concert Choir will Building Use perform the Mozart “Requiem” with the Loveland Orchestra Tax Workshops The City of Golden is hosting FREE at 3 p.m. at the Golden High Building Use Tax Workshops taught School Auditorium, 701 24th St. by our professional staff of auditors. Tickets are $15 with discounts Classes are geared toward individuals for kids, seniors and students. For more up to date information who need to learn about building use For more information, visit www. or other things to do in Golden, tax concepts on an in-depth basis. goldencommunitychoirs.org. visit www.2HourVacation.com. The workshop will be held in the Golden City Hall Conference Room, Information is subject to change. Please use contact information to conﬁrm the details of City Hall, 911 10th St. an event. To list a community event happening in Golden here, please send your listing to: May 6, 2010 .............. 8 to 10 a.m. Golden City Hall, Communications Dept., 911 10th St., Golden, CO 80401, Aug. 4, 2010 ............. 8 to 10 a.m. or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings should include the date(s), Classes are free, the event name and a brief description of the event, which may include cost, location and contact information. Submissions must be received by the ﬁrst of the month prior but space is limited. to the issue you would like them printed in (i.e., Jan. 1 for the February issue). Please call 303-384-8024 Call 303-384-8132 with questions or for more information. for your reservation. The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 11 Retail Success Helps Improve Golden Golden Town Center retail project opened in 1999. I f you lived in Golden about 10 such as public safety, parks years ago, you might remember maintenance and snowplowing discussions about two new and street maintenance. A large retail projects that have since percentage of the sales taxes also become established elements in our went to capital improvement community. Both the Golden Town projects such as U.S. 6 bike path, Center at Ulysses Street and South aesthetic improvements for the Golden Road (the site of the King Washington Avenue bridges over Soopers), and the Interplaza stores Highway 58 and Clear Creek, on Colfax (the site of the Home public art and museum expansion. Depot and Kohl’s) only occurred The funds also paid for one third with the help of economic incentive of the construction costs for Fire Interplaza retail project opened sales tax sharing arrangements Station #1 (911 10th St.) and the in 2000. approved by the City Council at the sustainability, “walkability” and Totals: time. Given that there was a certain “bikeability” improvements. Sales Tax Collected Through 2009 amount of controversy about the two From when the stores opened in .................................$30,180,578 agreements, you might also wonder 1999-2000 through 2009, the results Rebated Amount............$7,107,216 how they worked out economically of the agreements were as follows: Net sales tax to Golden for the City. Project Name .................................$23,073,362 Both were sales tax sharing agreements where the City did not Interplaza Of this $23 million dollars of sales provide any up front assistance to (including Home Depot and Kohls) taxes that we would not otherwise the two projects. Rather sales taxes Sales Tax Collected Through 2009 have received, over $10 million went were remitted by the businesses in .................................$19,093,978 to our capital improvements fund to the two projects, with one third Rebated Amount............$3,700,000 build community projects, and about of the sales tax returned back to Net sales tax to Golden $13 million was used in the general the individual projects to help .................................$15,393,978 fund to provide services. repay the extra development In addition to the tremendous costs associated with the projects. Golden Town Center amount of sales taxes these projects There was a cap on the maximum (including King Soopers) have generated and will continue to amount for each agreement and a Sales Tax Collected Through 2009 generate for many years, they also time limit for the rebate as well. .................................$11,086,600 pay signiﬁcant amounts of property Both agreements are completed, Rebated Amount............$3,407,216 taxes each year, and have provided and all sales taxes are now kept Net sales tax to Golden hundreds of full and part time jobs by the City to provide services ...................................$7,679,384 for the community. Page 12 May 2010 The Golden Informer MUNITY PRIDE DAYS OMSaturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2 C As part of the City of Golden’s Community Pride Days event, Golden residents may use the following coupons, good for one free hazardous chemical drop at the Rooney Road Recycling Center, and one free curbside appliance pick up from Complete Recycling. Use the City Shops drop-off site at 1300 Catamount Drive for other rubbish. 2010 City of Golden Golden residents only FREE HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL DROP Good for one FREE household hazardous chemical drop. Value of $20 for up to 75 pounds of hazardous household chemicals, 10 gallons of latex paint, 4 ﬂuorescent bulbs, unlimited volume of motor oil, and unlimited car batteries. A per-pound fee will be charged depending on material type and amount for all items over 75 pounds total — call for more information or pricing. You can bring: Antifreeze Drain cleaner Lacquers/paint Radiator ﬂushes Automotive batteries Furniture polish Oven cleaner Rodent poison Batteries Floor cleaner/wax Paint thinner/remover Waste oil Rooney Road Recycling Center, 151 S. Rooney Road Some limitations apply. www.rooneyroadrecycling.org NO DROP OFFS WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT • Wed. & Sat. only DROP OFF FROM: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Call 303-316-6262 MAY 5 TO MAY 29, 2010 2010 City of Golden Golden residents only FREE APPLIANCE PICKUP Good for one FREE curbside appliance pickup and recycling. Appliances and Items accepted include: Call Complete Recycling for details Washers Microwaves Air conditioners Stoves at 720-219-9604 Dryers Grills Water heaters Ovens (You may have to leave a message.) Dishwashers Refrigerators Scrap metal Propane Tanks Compactors Freezers Barbeques Batteries PICKUP MUST TAKE PLACE BY MAY 16, 2010 The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 13 Special Mother’s Day Concert T he Jefferson Symphony which he wrote to commemorate Orchestra (JSO) will be Golden’s 150th birthday. The score presenting “Fantastique”, was presented to the Golden City a special Mother’s Day Concert Council on Oct. 22, 2009. At the Feb. on May 9, which will include a 21 concert this year, Golden Mayor special performance of the Golden Jacob Smith proclaimed, “Golden’s Overture. sincere gratitude to Dr. David Guest cellist, Rodney Farrar, will Ackerman, Dr. William Morse, be joining the 90-member orchestra. Chair Dennis Orr and the entire Farrar was involved in developing Jefferson Symphony Orchestra for the Suzuki Method of cello teaching your contribution to Golden’s 150th in this country. This is a teaching anniversary celebration and your style which minimizes judgment continued musical regalement of and brings the pure joy of musical the Golden community.” expression to the student. “Fantastique” will be performed at Rodney Farrar, Guest Cellist JSO will be performing retired 3 p.m. on May 9 at the Green Center, tickets, or to make a donation call Associate Conductor David Colorado School of Mines, 924 16th 303-278-4237 or visit the new JSO Ackerman’s Golden Overture St. For more information, to buy website at www.jeffsymphony.org. Beverly Heights in the Loop on i-Neighbors “Suddenly we are real neighbors to a lot more folks!” i-Neighbors lets you: • Find neighbors with similar T hanks to Councilor Marjorie Sloan and a handful of local residents, the people interests. • Share information on local companies/services. of Beverly Heights are using • Organize and advertise local www.i-Neighbors.org to stay events. informed about goings-on in their BUFFALO BILL DAYS CALL neighborhood. • Offer opinions on local projects. FOR PARADE ENTRIES i-Neighbors is a free service Members can access Due to the absence of that increases social contact and neighborhood email lists, local records, the Buffalo Bill Days participation at the neighborhood directories, shared photo albums, Committee is asking all level. Golden’s own Beverly Heights a neighborhood messaging system, organizations who had has used the site to keep tabs on things an opinion polling tool and a entries in last year’s parade like the neighborhood calendar, carpooling tool. to contact them regarding perennial planting exchanges and City Council may pursue this an application for the 2010 mountain lion sightings. Residents e-outreach tool in other neighbor- parade. The deadline for entries can use the site in many ways, hoods of Golden. If you’re interested is July 1. Please call Bart Jones including announcing garage sales in participating in i-Neighbors, you at 720-988-7041 or email and advertising babysitters. The can contact City Council at council@ Bart_Jones@mcafee.com. site has elicited reactions like, cityofgolden.net. Page 14 May 2010 The Golden Informer Become a Leader in Golden ARE YOU: to create more informed citizens a graduation dinner. • Ready to get involved with your and to build for them a network The presenters for the sessions city of information resources. The are city and county ofﬁcials, county • Interested in meeting new Leadership Golden program consists school ofﬁcials and other members people of a series of seminars that provide the participants with knowledge of the community, depending on the • Wondering how the city functions of the relationship between subject of the session. The class size • Have questions about the arts, government, education, business is limited to 20, in order to provide recreation and justice systems and the community of Golden. a better opportunity for group in Golden The seminar series includes a interaction with the presenters. If you answered yes to any of Leadership retreat and City facilities For more information about the these, then Leadership Golden may tour, presentations on Golden history, government, education, program, brochures and applications, be for you! The Leadership Golden program arts and recreation, participating visit www.leadershipgolden.org, call is offered once a year and runs from in the community, justice, public 303-279-7243 or 303-886-5795, or August to May. Anyone who lives ﬁnance, growth and development go to any of the following locations: in Golden, has a Golden address, and an experience in governing in Avenue Gifts, Creekside Jewelers, works or has a business within the the form of a mock City Council meeting. The emphasis is on these Golden Community Center and the city limits is eligible to participate in this tuition-free program. areas as they function within Golden Visitors Center. The deadline Leadership Golden is designed Golden. The series culminates with for applications is August 1. Linking Golden to the World A unique system of language learning is happening in our community, and it has become a The Interlink takes place on four different campuses world-wide, and Program program of solidarity for world CSM is the U.S. headquarters. It citizens visiting our city. provides international students Conversation, a joint in the program with English program offered by the as a Second Language (ESL) Golden Community Center’s training, cultural orientation Front Porch and the Interlink and academic preparation Language Center at the to assure a successful and Colorado School of Mines memorable educational (CSM), gives older adults experience in the U.S. the chance to help Interlink "Conversation" participants building friendships. students practice English and Participation in Conversation have made the students feel welcome enjoy new friendships that grow in Golden, and the students are is required in the Interlink program. during the sessions. learning from the experience of Conversation runs on Thursdays at The program began 12 years ago social bonding and cultural sharing. 10:30 a.m. when college classes are as a way to meet students’ requests to Students leave Golden with the in session. talk with Americans while attending impression of generosity and warmth If you wish to get involved in their nine week term. from the citizens, and the volunteers Conversation and be placed on the The older adult volunteers from the love the interaction and ask to call list, please contact the Front Front Porch who attend Conversation participate on a regular basis. Porch at 303-384-8130. The Golden Informer June 2009 Page 15 Golden Community Center activities calendar Check out the programs offered at the Community Center To register, visit www.goldenrec.com Russian Kettlebell play and outdoor play. Each week Guide to Chemical Contaminant- Russian Kettlebell classes will be will have a different theme and Free Grocery Shopping arriving at the Golden Community snacks are provided. Registration Learn which chemical Center this summer. A 'kettlebell' or is open ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served, and contaminants may be lurking in ‘girya’ is a traditional Russian cast continues until the program is full. the food you buy. Attend this iron weight and is considered the This activity is not available for workshop and take steps to protect ultimate tool for extreme ﬁtness. online registration. The registration your health, drinking water and the There is a separate fee for this class. and emergency forms are available environment. The workshop has For more information contact Guest on-line at www.cityofgolden.net/ no registration fee, but you must Services at 303-384-8100. parksandrec, select Recreation register and pay a material fee and then Preschool. Turn in the directly to the instructor. Golden Sun Preschool Camp registration form, immunization Age: 13 years and older Your child will enjoy a variety of record and Emergency Packet in Tuesday, May 18 activities including arts and crafts, order to be processed. 6 to 7:15 p.m. circle time, stories, interactive Age: 3-5 years $10 Material Fee - payable directly to instructor ABRAKADOODLE® Wilderness First Aid SPARKS CREATIVITY Learn practical skills and drills in ® self-reliant medical training for T he Abrakadoodle creative arts program will arrive at the Golden Community Center emergency or disaster preparedness in the wilderness or foreign setting. in June for ages 18 months A test will be administered at the through adult. Abrakadoodle® end of class and a card is awarded is dedicated to cultivating for those who pass. You must attend creativity, taking a different all three classes to get the card. The perspective in exposing class meets requirements for Scouts, Abrakadoodle creations. participants to creativity in the camps, guides and experiential world of color. The program offers classes for painting, sculpture, collage, teachers and is approved by the mosaics, digital design and more. The classes ignite the imagination, but American Camping Association also build motor, language, social and cognitive skills. and is an appropriate lead-in to Established in 2002, Abrakadoodle® has a partnership with Crayola® Wilderness First Responder. and uses only the ﬁnest art materials in classes. According to the Age: 14 years and older Americans for Arts (www.americansforthearts.org), young people Tuesday and Thursday, who participate in the arts for at least one full year are three to four May 4 and 6 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, excel 5 to 9 p.m. in creative writing and related pursuits, participate in math and science Saturday, May 8 fairs and become student leaders. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Abrakadoodle visit www.abrakadoodle. $150 Resident, $155 Non-resident com or rec.cityofgolden.net to register for an upcoming session and (registration within two weeks get creative! of class) Page 16 May 2010 The Golden Informer For more information: • Stop by The Front Porch, upstairs at the Community Center, 1470 10th St.; • Call 303-384-8130; • Subscribe to the Front Porch Newsletter ($8/year); • Check out the Recreation Check out the Golden Community Center’s Front Porch - brochure; or designed speciﬁcally for people 50 and older. • Visit www.cityofgolden.net/ The Front Porch offers respite and entertainment, coffee, healthy snacks and cookies. page.asp?navid=334 There is a full schedule of games, sports, social events, trips and volunteer activities. Shoot some pool, surf the internet, work on a puzzle, or just relax before you hit your next ﬁtness class. Here’s what’s happening this month: Celebrate Health! 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, May 7 and June 4 Free – Registration required. Free blood pressure checks and healthy goodies; chair Bring your favorite pen, a pad of paper or a special massanges, reﬂexology sessions and footcare with journal and an open mind! Chalyce for minimal cost. “Murder in Hollywood!” Call 303-384-8130 to make your appointment. Adams Mystery Playhouse - #15175 Receive the Front Porch News online! Friday, May 14 - Visit www.cityofgolden.net (Active Older Adults) Register/Cancel by May 10 or email email@example.com to get 5 to 10:30 p.m. on the email list. $55 (van, dinner) Join us on the set for the ﬁlming of a major WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH…. Hollywood movie where YOU are an "extra" in the Caring for Your Parent, Caring for Yourself "big dining room scene." Costumes are encouraged! A presentation to identify some of the typical healthcare, mental health, insurance, housing and Denver Fireﬁghters Museum Tour - #15180 other issues that adult children will face in planning Wednesday, May 19 - for their parents’ future and well being. Register/Cancel by May 12 Saturday May 15 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $15 (van, admission, bring $$ for lunch) Free, registration required Learn about Denver Fire Station One and ﬁreﬁghting in Denver, past and present. Lunch at the Old Coots and Codgers Club Spaghetti Factory. Gentlemen 50+ here’s a chance to socialize and join with like-minded geezers in the pure pursuit of Body Worlds, Denver Museum of Nature & Science - frivolity. Plan to meet, to socialize, create and plan #25040 activities. $2 for light refreshments. First Thursday of Thursday, May 27 - Register/Cancel by May 20 each month. 3:15 to 9 p.m. Starting Thursday, May 6 $26 (bring $$ for early dinner downtown) 7 to 9 p.m., Meet in the Front Porch BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, an all-new exhibition, will reveal – through the MAY EVENTS lenses of anatomy, cardiology, psychology and Women’s Writing Workshop - #15170 culture – how the heart nourishes, regulates Thursday, May 6 - Register/Cancel by May 4 and sustains life. The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 17 2010 Claim Form for 2009 Sales Tax Refund The sales tax refund is limited to senior, low-income or disabled individuals who have lived within the city limits of Golden for at least 90 consecutive days in 2009 and cannot be claimed as a dependent on any other person’s tax return. The refund amount for 2009 is $50. This will be adjusted for partial year residency in Golden. Please check one box only: Senior Refund (must be 65 years or older) Low Income Refund Proof required. Attach a photocopy of one of the following: • State of Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate approval notiﬁcation • Proof of Medicaid beneﬁts • Proof of LEAP eligibility • Proof of eligibility for food stamps Disabled Refund Proof required. Attach a photocopy of one of the following: • State of Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate approval notiﬁcation • Proof of full beneﬁts from Social Security Disability Income, SSI or the Department of Human Services • Proof of total disability from a public or private insurance plan Please print or type: Name: Mr(s). Age: Date of Birth: Name: Mr(s). Age: Date of Birth: Address: Golden, CO ZIP: Phone: How many months did you reside in the city limits of Golden during 2009? months Were you claimed as a dependent on any other person’s income tax form? yes no Signature: Signature: This form must be submitted by no later than April 15, 2010. Refund Donation Option: You have the option to donate your refund to a City of Golden program or department by checking one of the boxes below: Golden Volunteer Fire Department Golden Cemetery Golden Senior Front Porch Other City program or department (please identify): Ofﬁce Use Only: Account #013031-6190 STR Vendor # Received Payable Sacrificing for Beauty Y ou may have noticed that as soon as the snow melted at Fossil Trace Golf Club, the fairways and tees were covered with ugly brown holes. What you may not know, is that this process, called aeration, is a temporary sacriﬁce the course must make to be beautiful the rest of the season. Above: The picturesque To maintain the superior Hole #18. playing surfaces for Fossil Left: A member of the Trace guests, greens are aerated Fossil Trace Turf Care in the spring and fall. Spring Crew. aeration took place in April. During aeration, beautiful and promotes deeper turf surfaces get a chance to rooting, thus helping take a deep breath and get the grass plants stay some much needed water and healthy. In most cases, nutrients. Unfortunately, this it’s done by removing maintenance practice temporarily have deep, healthy roots. Good 1/2-inch cores (those plugs you causes unsightly greens and rough roots demand oxygen. In good sometimes see near a green or in playing surfaces. If this is the case, soil, they get the oxygen from tiny fairways) from the compacted soil, why does Fossil Trace aerate twice pockets of air trapped between soil allowing for an infusion of air and per season? and sand particles. water that brings a resurgence of Preventative maintenance is an Over time, the trafﬁc from growth. The spaces are then ﬁlled integral part of successful golf golfers’ feet (as well as mowing with sand “topdressing” that helps course management. Golfers view equipment) tends to compact the the soil retain air space and makes it aeration as an inconvenience soil under the putting green – easier for roots to grow downward. that takes the perfect greens out imagine 40,000 guests walking Now that spring aeration is over, of quality play for a week or so, through your back yard. When our beautiful plush green “country pulling cores from the greens and soil becomes compacted, the air club” conditioned course beckons leaving holes that can affect putting pockets on which the roots depend all players. for up to 10 days before healing. are crushed, and the roots are Lesson and clinic dates and Like so many things, the quality essentially left gasping for air. times can be found at the Golden of a good putting green is more than Without oxygen, the grass plants Community Center website, rec. skin deep. In fact, the condition of a become weaker and will eventually cityofgolden.net, Fossil Trace green has a lot to do with what goes wither and die. clubhouse, 3050 Illinois St., or the on below the surface. In order for Aeration is a mechanical process Fossil Trace Golf Club website, grass to grow at 1/8-inch, it must that creates more air space in the soil fossiltrace.com. The Golden Informer May 2010 Page 19 PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID GOLDEN, CO PERMIT #26 POSTAL PATRON When you live in Golden, there’s two hours of fun, two minutes from home. So we suggest getting away by staying right here. Get a double scoop of ice cream and meander down Washington Avenue. Stroll through our amazing art galleries or museums. Shop in one of our unique stores. You’ll be surprised at all there is to do right here under your nose. Visit 2HourVacation.com for more great ideas.