In wake of suicides, Golden students promote positive school culture

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN —Last school year, Golden High School lost three of its students to suicide.

This year, the Jefferson County School District made the school a pilot for Sources of Strength, a program that gets students involved in supporting their peers and changing school culture.

“I don’t want to bury anyone this year, that’s our goal,” said principal Brian Conroy…  Read more…

Mines wins first place in regional Ethics Bowl

The Colorado School of Mines team “McBride McEthics” won first place during the recent Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl held on the Mines campus.

The bowl, an activity of the Ethics Across Campus program and sponsored by the McBride Honors Program, engaged teams from across the region in arguing and defending their moral assessments of some of society’s most troubling and complex ethical issues…  Read more…

Golden holiday tradition ready to light up the night

By Christy Steadman

On the night of Dec. 4, Goldenites will gather at the top of the hill on 15th Street and Washington Avenue to meet up with old friends, and make new friends.

At 6:30 p.m., with candles or red and green glowsticks in hand, they will walk down the hill.

When they reach the bottom of the hill, they will count down to prompt Santa to turn on the lights…  Read more…

Mines fire extinguishers destined for Space Station Dec. 3

A space payload designed and tested with the help of Colorado School of Mines faculty and students will be launched to the International Space Station on Dec. 3 on the Orbital ATK OA-4 mission aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Once at the ISS, these water-mist PFEs will protect the equipment and lives of astronauts in case of any fire event for years to come…  Read more…

NREL lays off 10 workers after round of buyouts

By Alicia Wallace

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, which recently was seeking to cut research and support staff via buyouts, quietly went through a round of layoffs last week.

NREL laid off 10 employees, said spokeswoman Heather Lammers. The lab also approved 25 buyout applications from mission-support employees this month, she said…  Read more…