Making the most of it

By Christy Steadman

The world has a limited number of natural resources, and Goldenites realize they have the best of all worlds, said Theresa Worsham, the City of Golden’s sustainability coordinator.

“We live in a really unique geographical area,” Worsham said. “The Golden Valley has so much we want to preserve and protect.”  Read more…

Reworking the Nutcracker for a younger audience

By Clarke Reader

For many families, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet is a traditional part of the holiday season.

The original show isn’t exactly child-friendly, and so Rory Pierce, director of Miners Alley Playhouse’s children’s theater program, decided to tweak the show into something the younger audiences can also appreciate…  Read more…

Battle Looms Over Proposed Car Dealerships Next to Dinosaur RidgeBattle Looms Over Proposed Car Dealerships Next to Dinosaur Ridge

By Alan Prendergast

A long-running battle over efforts to develop 130 acres of land at the southwest edge of the sprawling Denver metroplex is headed for a showdown in the next few weeks. During a Jefferson County planning hearing the evening of Wednesday, December 7, opponents of the project are expected to raise a host of concerns about placing car dealerships in close proximity to scenic vistas, fragile dinosaur tracks and open-space trails…  Read more…

Pig Patrol wins CECS Senior Design

Pig Patrol, a team of seven mechanical engineering seniors at Colorado School of Mines, received first place in the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Fall Senior Design Trade Fair on December 1, 2016. They designed an integrated cleaning and inspection pig (ICIP) that can collect data more frequently and affordably, without interrupting the pipeline flow…  Read more…

Only in Colorado: Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

By Terri Cook

If you’ve ever climbed one of Colorado’s fourteeners, you know just how difficult it can be to make it to the top. From that lofty elevation, it seems nearly impossible that anyone could push him or herself nearly twice as high into the so-called “death zone”—the altitudes above about 26,000 feet where there’s not enough oxygen for humans to survive…  Read more…