EDITORIAL: Jeffco school board debacle shows not all recall campaigns are created equal

This is the very reason that Colorado does and should allow for recall of elected officials. It’s a power of the people that must be used with great reservation and prudence, but it’s a power we must never relinquish or dilute, and these three school board members are prime examples of why…  Read more…

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USA Pro Challenge

Race Day Information

The City of Golden is excited to once again be the host of the Stage 7 start for the USA Pro Challenge and we’ll be bringing you a day of fun and excitement in downtown Golden! Here is all of the information you need to enjoy a great race weekend in August!  Read more…

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Golden reschedules Fourth of July fireworks for Dec. 4

By Josie Klemaier

For American retailers, there is Christmas in July, and now for the city of Golden, there will be July Fourth in December…  Read more…

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Golden Fireworks Rescheduled

The City of Golden will hold its fireworks show in conjunction with the Candlelight Walk in Golden on Friday, Dec. 4…  Read more…

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Made in Colorado: brands from our backyard

By Amanda Kesting

KUSA – Over the (nearly) 139 years Colorado has been a state, we have been providing the rest of the country with some pretty incredible innovations.

Do you know these nationally-recognized brands that are made or headquartered right here in Colorado?  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Naughty ninja

Pushback at Buffalo Rose. Golden police reported to a suspicious incident at Buffalo Rose Saloon, 1119 Washington Ave., on July 12. Employees said an intoxicated man entered the bar..  Read more…

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Ball Corp. to close Virginia packaging plant

By Alicia Wallace

Broomfield-based Ball Corp. is shuttering its beverage can end manufacturing plant in Bristol, Va., early next year as part of cost-saving measures, company officials announced Wednesday…  Read more…

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A fine time for an arts festival

By John Akal

There are a lot of reasons that I am proud of living in Golden. It’s a beautiful place with a lot of history and character, the people are friendly, it’s easy to access the rest of the metro area or get into the mountains and it’s bubbling with activities all summer long…  Read more…

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Jeffco health department: use simple precautions to avoid plague

The Jefferson County Public Health department will continue plague surveillance after a squirrel in Golden tested positive for bubonic plague.

“The risk of residents contracting plague is extremely low,” Jefferson County Public Health Director Mark Johnson said in a media release…  Read more…

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Golden’s Miners Alley tells story of ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’

By Clarke Reader

Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse fashioned the perfect production for the dog days of summer — light, airy and full of songs to take the audience away for a couple hours…  Read more…

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Buffalo Bill Days bring Wild West to Golden

By Christy Steadman

Thousands of people flocked to Golden last weekend to enjoy a Wild West weekend during the yearly tradition of Buffalo Bill Days…  Read more…

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Annual party revs up Golden

By Christy Steadman

Hundreds of people packed Washington Avenue between 12th and 13th streets in downtown Golden July 23 for the annual Mopar Big Block Party…  Read more…

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In Custody Death Investigation

At 10:14 a.m. Golden Police were called to the area of Pine Ridge Road and Hwy 93 to assist the U.S. Marshalls with the arrest of a man who had violated parole in Maryland. When officers arrived at his place of employment, the suspect was seen fleeing the area on foot…  Read more…

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Couple performs at Cody’s Wild West in Golden

By Christy Steadman

Joel Martin brings his family to Buffalo Bill Days every year. The Martin family now lives in Conifer, but began the yearly tradition when they lived in Golden a few years ago…  Read more…

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Moments in time along Golden’s Clear Creek

By Christy Steadman

Decked out in swim suits and accompanied with a brightly colored inner tube, they numbered about 50. They came from Amsterdam, France, Ireland, Wales and California — just to name a few…  Read more…

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My name is Javier Mendoza

By Christy Steadman

I was born in San José, Costa Rica, and came to Colorado in 2009. I went to 35 different states looking for the right one, and this is the one…  Read more…

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Jeffco fair offers fun for all in Golden

By Christy Steadman

From bucking broncs to homemade chili, a portable World War II exhibit to bounce houses, this year’s county fair has something for everyone.

The Jefferson County Fair takes place Aug. 7-9 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden…  Read more…

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The future of urban renewal in Colorado (3 letters)

By Tom Atkins

Your article on urban renewal described tax increment financing (TIF) as additional revenues from future development at a site used to pay for the installation of roads and utilities at the outset.

This description perpetuates misconceptions about how TIF works…  Read more…

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Plague confirmed in Golden, Jeffco advises simple precautions

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) received confirmation today that a squirrel located at 15th and Jackson has tested positive for bubonic plague. Postings are being placed around the area today with information reminding citizens to take simple precautions to avoid exposure. Jefferson County Public Health feels very comfortable with allowing Buffalo Bill Days to proceed as planned, but advises the public to be aware…  Read more…

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Important information: Tree Squirrels Confirmed to have Plague in Parfet Park in Golden

Jefferson County — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) received confirmation today that squirrels located in Parfet Park have tested positive for bubonic plague. Postings are being placed around the area today with information reminding citizens to take simple precautions to avoid exposure…  Read more…

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Lakewood crash leaves woman dead, boy injured; distracted driving suspected

By Jesse Paul

A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 6 in Lakewood on Thursday afternoon left a 51-year-old woman dead and a boy injured.

Police say the wreck happened about 4:45 p.m. when the driver of a black Ford Focus eastbound on U.S. 6 became distracted and drifted out of his lane…  Read more…

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Mines students help explain geology in Ansel Adams exhibit at Foothills Art Center

GOLDEN, Colo., July 24, 2015 – You know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” So imagine only having one hundred words to explain a photograph.

That was the case for six students, who as part of their final project in ‘Photography, Geology and Mountaineering’ — led by professors Paul Santi (Geology and Geological Engineering) and Tina Gianquitto (Liberal Arts and International Studies) — had to examine a group of photos and prepare exhibit labels for the Foothills Art Center…  Read more…

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Free Program Helps Residents Save Money on Water

As sizzling summer temperatures heat up the month of July and outdoor sprinklers start soaking lawns again, a free program is helping homeowners protect themselves against rising water bills…  Read more…

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Powerful, efficient ceramic fuel cells could enable in-home production of electricity from natural gas

GOLDEN, Colo., July 23, 2015 – The development of affordable and efficient ceramic fuel cells that could be used to power homes, the culmination of five years worth of work by Colorado School of Mines researchers, is featured in the July 23 issue of Science magazine.

The research, led by Mines Professor Ryan O’Hayre, would enable more efficient use of natural gas for power generation through the use of fuel cells that convert the chemical energy of a fuel source into electrical energy close to where it is used…  Read more…

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Payne Institute for Earth Resources named thanks to $5 million investment

GOLDEN, CO, July 23, 2015 — Colorado School of Mines’ premier policy institute for earth resources has a new name: the Payne Institute for Earth Resources.

Thanks to a $5 million investment by Jim and Arlene Payne, the institute will move forward with plans to expand its leadership and reach…  Read more…

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Golden Police to add drone to department’s tool kit

By Josie Klemaier

Golden’s police chief wants to add what he says will be “an incredibly valuable tool” to his force: an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Chief Bill Kilpatrick gave a presentation to city council at a study session last week, getting their nod of support to pursue the purchase of a remote-controlled aircraft, commonly called a drone…  Read more…

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ABEJAS BRINGS BUZZ TO DOWNTOWN GOLDEN

By Mark Antonation

Restaurant veterans Brandon Bortles and Barry Dobesh — known to their friends as “the Bs” — are putting their collective experience and collective nickname to use in a new restaurant called Abejas that they’re opening in Golden later this summer. Abeja is Spanish for “bee,” and although the restaurant won’t have a Spanish or Mexican menu, Bortles explains that bees are a crucial link in the chain that leads from the field to the seasonally driven menu that will be the focus at Abejas…  Read more…

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Buffalo Bill Days is here!

Saddle up, folks -it’s time for Buffalo Bill Days!

Buffalo Bill Days is Golden’s largest annual event, attracting more than 40,000 visitors to town. The event dates back to the 1940′s when it began as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave…  Read more…

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Splash closures this weekend

This Friday the lap pool at the Splash will be closed at noon. The ENTIRE Splash facility will the be closed Saturday and Sunday for the State Swim Meet…  Posted here…

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My name is Marc Richard of Golden

By Christy Steadman

The nod of approval

I am a chef. Cooking is all about the nod. Seeing somebody eat what I’ve cooked, and they do a nod of affirmation that it’s good, that’s when I feel my reward…  Read more…

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Golden’s Buffalo Bills Parade names grand marshals

By Christy Steadman

Colorado Community Media’s own John Tracy and his wife, Jane, will be recognized as grand marshals in the Buffalo Bill Days 2015 Best of the West Parade…  Read more…

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Retiring Golden city manager leaves record of achievement

By Christy Steadman

Mike Bestor knew from the beginning Golden was a place where things were going to happen — a place with potential.

So he worked hard to get his job as city manager. He studied the city’s financial reports. He read old newspaper articles…  Read more…

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Golden man shot early morning July 20

A Golden man remains in the hospital in critical condition after being shot in the 800 block of Kilmer Street in Golden at about 2 a.m. July 20…  Read more…

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U.S. SENATOR PETE DOMENICI ADVOCATES FOR TREATING PRODUCED WATER FROM OIL & GAS OPERATIONS FOR BENEFICIAL USE

GOLDEN, COLORADO, JULY 21, 2015—Former U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici has announced that he has joined IX Power Clean Water as a paid Board Member. A Golden, Colorado-based company with offices in New Mexico, IX Power Clean Water has commercialized a breakthrough process for cleaning “produced water” from the oil and gas industry, mining operations, and industrial processes…  Read more…

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Kristian Bush to perform at Buffalo Rose

Kristian Bush, a GRAMMY award winning country music performer, will be live in concert at the Buffalo Rose July 25.

The show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Avenue in Golden…  Read more…

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Clear Creek calls out to all for fun

By Christy Steadman

Some people chose to sit on the rocks at the finish line. Others sat on the rocks about halfway through the course.

But whether watching or doing, the mixed crowd of competitors and spectators shared something in common — a love of river sports…  Read more…

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Golden company recognized for Orion contributions

By Christy Steadman

Employees of Golden-based Paradigm, a division of the Nuclear Filtration Technology, received an award July 15 for their part in the success of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft flight…  Read more…

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Golden middle schoolers see science project explode, but still aim for the stars

By Christy Steadman

The red wiggler worm project that 60 Bell Middle School eighth-graders worked on all school year — and which won a rare chance to ride into space — exploded with the failed SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on June 28…  Read more…

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Join the PAWty at Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden is celebrating five wonderful years in their beautiful new building and they are throwing a big party. Join the PAWty at Foothills on Saturday, August 1, at the shelter…  Read more…

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Jeffco’s Bully Busters

It’s a problem that just refuses to go away. Bullying. By one estimate, one in three students say they’ve been bullied at school and the consequences are often tragic…  Read more…

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Intersection closure at Heritage Rd and Eagleridge Dr

On Monday, July 20, 2015, the intersection of Heritage Rd and Eagleridge Dr will be closed in order to build the remaining curb lines of the Heritage Rd Project, and complete the underground infrastructure…  Read more…

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Golden reader logs 10 millionth minute as Jeffco readers surpass summer reading goal

Shawn Tateyama of Golden is the lucky reader who logged the 10 millionth minute in Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. She receives a family prize of four Firehouse Subs and bragging rights in Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge…  Read more…

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Urban renewal backlash gains strength across Colorado

By John Aguilar

Urban renewal in Colorado, a decades-old strategy used by dozens of communities to replace or rejuvenate aging or derelict shopping malls and neighborhoods, has been under fire.

Earlier this year,  Littleton passed a first-of-its-kind ballot measure in the state dramatically curtailing the power of its urban renewal authority. Wheat Ridge voters  will decide on a similar measure in November…  Read more…

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DOE awards Mines researchers $9M for algal fuels research

GOLDEN, Colo., July 16, 2015 – The Department of Energy recently announced funding for algae-based biofuels including up to $9 million for research involving a group at the Colorado School of Mines in collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and other academic and industrial partners…  Read more…

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The very model of a modern major hospital

By Clarke Reader

As the health care profession changes, so must the way health services are provided.

In neighborhoods across the metro area, residents are seeing smaller primary care facilities and emergency rooms spring up as a means to offer care that is more local and connected…  Read more…

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Blue Moon Celebrates 20th Under Real Blue Moon

Those with a penchant for The Old Farmer’s Almanac or astronomy will know that on Friday, July 31, there will be a blue moon. No, the moon won’t be blue (unless there are  atmospheric conditions conducive to it); it will be the second full moon in one month.

That’s good timing for the MillerCoors craft brew unit by that name, as it will celebrate its 20th year on this planet this month…  Read more…

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Five Things I Learned About the Future of Solar Power and the Electricity Grid

By Varun Sivaram

Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, the Energy Department’s  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was established in 1977 to help bring new energy technologies to market. Today it is one of seventeen national laboratories overseen by the Energy Department and the only one whose sole focus is renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development…  Read more…

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