Golden 911 dispatch may move, but service expected to stay

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN — At Golden’s City Hall and Police Department, anyone can walk in during regular hours, pick up a phone with a direct line to dispatch and use it to report a minor auto accident, pick up a hotel or food voucher, or request a VIN inspection.

When Golden joins the planned consolidation of the region’s dispatch units, the dispatchers who answer those requests will move to a central location outside of Golden…  Read more…

Mines researcher, NREL part of $3.56M study on wind energy

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 3, 2016 – Colorado School of Mines Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Kathryn Johnson, who also holds a joint appointment as a scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was one of six researchers who received a $3.56-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a low cost of energy 50-MW turbine. The small-scale design will produce more than six times the power output of the largest current turbines, be longer than two football fields and have blades that resemble a palm tree…  Read more…

Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Environmental activists are rethinking how we inhabit our planet — and you can too at the 10th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF). This year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and compelling storytelling. CEFF is now the largest film festival of its kind between the coasts and is often the only place you will be able to see these inspiring films. CEFF celebrates the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences…  Read more…

Chinese TV show films a day at Shelton Elementary in Golden

By Christy Steadman

On a recent day in Angie McWilliams’ first-grade classroom at Shelton Elementary School, Chinese students Kevin Zhou and Antonio Liu stood at the front and taught students how to say some words in Chinese.

In another class, teacher Melissa Lozano’s first-grade students were taking turns working in small groups with Mandy Meixing and Angela Liao, also visiting from China.

And China’s “Kids’ English” film crew was capturing it all on tape…  Read more…