Supercomputing Drives Wind Power Efficiency

By Tiffany Trader

Wind power is is on track to achieve cost parity with fossil fuels thanks in part to the open-source software tool Simulator for Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) being developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado…  Read more…

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Golden Beer Talks

Dr. Jim White will be the feature speaker for the TED talks inspired Golden Beer Talks on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Windy Saddle at 1110 Washington Ave. in Golden. White will discuss Climate Change and You: What Everyone Should Know…  Read more…

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Cowboy Carnival and Blanket Drive

Adio Chiropractic is holding a free cowboy carnival to help collect 1,000 blankets to donate to local relief organizations. Food, games, hayrides and pumpkin paintings will be part of the fun…  Read more…

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Partial Solar Eclipse from Lookout Mountain

The public can view the partial solar eclipse from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. The eclipse begins at 3:18 p.m. All ages are welcome and the event is free…  Read more…

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Arts and Crafts at Clear Creek History Park

Golden History Museums is offering a series of new Heritage Arts & Crafts classes starting Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. The classes are designed to teach historic skills and crafts to make meals and practice sustainable living. Participants will make festive, decorative, and useful scarecrows for their gardens out of materials found around their homes…  Read more…

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Jeffco 4-H invites youth to open house Oct. 13

Jefferson County 4-H Youth Development Program invites all Jeffco youth ages 5-18 to attend the annual 4-H Open House on 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13. The event will be in the Event Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.

Members and leaders of 4-H will be sharing what they have worked on throughout the year at the 4-H Open House…  Read more…

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Golden nets big league victory over Wheat Ridge

By Daniel Williams

Golden kept its league championship hopes alive with a 4-0 victory over Wheat Ridge Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex.

In the process the Demons dashed any hopes that the Farmers still had about a 4A Jeffco league title.

It was sheer domination for Golden, who scored two goals on the first half and two more in the second half…  Read more…

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Golden honors its greats

By Amy Woodward

Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan’s annual Mayor’s Community Event honored some of Golden’s most generous and most involved residents on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the American Mountaineering Center.

It also featured the event’s special guest and keynote speaker, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and his nationally recognized declaration to put his city on a diet…  Read more…

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Pottery studio fosters artistry

By Amy Woodward

Imagination, mixed with a little bit of color and glaze is Christie Earixson’s specialty at the Golden Kiln pottery studio on 12th street and Washington Ave.

Operating for six months, Earixson has been helping customers tap into their artistic side through pottery painting and fun glass fusion. Her store windows and in store displays are a testament to how creative people can be…  Read more…

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Distiller will take community’s fallen fruit

By Amy Woodward

State 38 Distilling has had a productive year releasing its agave-based spirits in succession from its doubled distilled Blanco to its newly released flavorful gin.

With a sophisticated product list that offers the classics suited for any refined consumer, the decision to embark on fermenting a fruitful brandy seemed like a natural step for State 38 Distilling.

This time, owner Sean Smiley is looking to involve the community in his hunt for fruit to make a true Colorado community brandy…  Read more…

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Getting serious about solar energy

By Amy Woodward

Solar business developers and sustainability coordinators from around Jeffco’s municipalities spoke on progress and expansion for going solar during a paneled discussion at the Golden Community Center on Friday, Oct. 3.

Representatives from Golden, Lakewood, Arvada as well as NREL and community solar developers sat on the panel to discuss city and community efforts in utilizing the sun’s energy to cut costs and build a more sustainable future in Jeffco…  Read more…

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2014 Colorado high school football games of the week for Week 7

CLASS 4A
No. 5 Denver South (4-1) vs. Golden (3-3)
Thursday, 7 p.m., NAAC

The visiting Rebels have lost only to 5A foes (Eaglecrest and Regis Jesuit). … Yes, Trevonte Tasco is a tank and a productive one at that. Now a senior, he has rumbled his way to 1,154 yards rushing, a 9.3 carry average and 11 touchdowns. … Marcus Lindsay has added seven rushing TDs. … Golden is experiencing a resurgence…  Read more…

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Golden History Center highlights Coors’ signs, ads in exhibit

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN — For some, a beer sign is little more than an essential item for a man cave. In Golden, it represents the city’s history.

“Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors” opens Oct. 11 at the Golden History Center and showcases more than four dozen items that advertise Coors beer — and by default, part of the Golden community…  Read more…

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New development authority board drafts plan for downtown Golden

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN — The name will change, but the purpose will stay largely the same.

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will soon cede its involvement with the city’s downtown area to the Downtown Development Authority.

City Council will review the development plan at an Oct. 23 public hearing. The plan is a guiding document and the draft says it has built on previous documents, such as Golden Vision 2030 and the 2011 citywide comprehensive plan…   Read more…

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ABIGAIL GEORGE

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?

I’m the owner and chef in the kitchen. My husband Zachary and I got started almost six years ago with just an idea that evolved into Barrels & Bottles Brewery [in Golden, Colo.] We love craft beer, great wine, and food along with good company, so opening a brewpub just seemed natural…  Read more…

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Jefferson County works with tech bootcamp to get at-risk youth jobs

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN — Kevin Snow was homeless when the job he thought he secured as a computer technician for Goodwill was given to someone else.

Joel Azoulay dropped out of high school as a junior, uninterested and unengaged and short of the credits he needed to graduate

Neither one of these young men — 24 and 19, respectively — has a college degree, and both admit that, less than a year ago, they were at risk of falling further into their bad situations. Today, they each make living wages as web programmers at Golden-based Web consulting and online appointment website BrieBug Scheduling…  Read more…

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Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden wins $50,000 in grant funding

Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden has received a $50,000 grant in a national animal rescue competition.

The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge asked 50 participating shelters to find more homes for animals in June, July and August of 2014 than they did over the same period in 2013, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said in a news release Tuesday…   Read more…

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5 Star Gluten Free opening a bakery in Golden

Have a hankering for a hot cinnamon roll or a flavorful egg and veggie sandwich or healthy smoothie? How about a fresh loaf of bread or some waffles to take home for the weekend? Did you say you’re going to a dinner party and need to take a pie?  Read more…

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Largest cobblestone building west of the Mississippi: Golden’s Armory Building

By Fran Loft

In early 1912 the U.S. Army and the Colorado National Guard – Company A – the Engineer Corps decided to build an Armory building in Golden. By spring James Gow, a Golden native, was preparing the blueprints. Initial plans were for the building to be made of brick. By fall the site at 1301 Arapahoe Street had been selected…  Read more…

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Golden nets big league victory over Wheat Ridge

By Daniel Williams

Golden kept its league championship hopes alive with a 4-0 victory over Wheat Ridge Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex.

In the process the Demons dashed any hopes that the Farmers still had about a 4A Jeffco league title.

It was sheer domination for Golden, who scored two goals on the first half and two more in the second half…  Read more…

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Alameda an offensive monster – Highlights: Golden, Wheat Ridge win again; Pomona pounds Bear Creek

By Daniel Williams

After starting their season 0-3 the Demons have won three straight games — all in blowout fashion.

After a 7-7 halftime score Golden came out on fire in the second half scoring 13 third quarter points and 12 more in the fourth quarter…  Read more…

 

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Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer Kayaks the Rapids of the Grand Canyon

By Jayme Moye

On September 27, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer completed his toughest challenge since his 2001 summit of Mount Everest: kayaking the highly technical whitewater of the Grand Canyon. In case that doesn’t register, that’s a blind man in a single kayak — not a tandem — negotiating some of the most difficult rapids in America…  Read more…

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Colorado Mines coach Bob Stitt builds wins in present, stadium later

GOLDEN — Bob Stitt was standing at the far edge of the football practice field on the Colorado School of Mines campus, hands in his sweat-shirt pocket, staring at a heap of metal.

On a recent cool, gray afternoon, the 50-year-old coach of the Orediggers was gazing at the construction site down a steep slope 200 yards away, where tons of steel and concrete are quickly forming what he said will soon become the finest NCAA Division II football facility in the country.

“We’ve been talking about it for over a decade and have been planning it for a long time,” Stitt said of the $21 million stadium set to open its gates July 15, 2015. “We’re excited to see it finally come to fruition.”  Read more…

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Jeffco jail escapee Travis Sandlin still at large

By Jesse Paul

Authorities say an inmate who  escaped from the Jefferson County jail on Sunday night is still at-large after a roughly two-day search.

Travis Sandlin, 32, the first person ever to escape from the county jail, is considered dangerous. Law enforcement said Monday they believe Sandlin might be connected with two vehicles that were reported stolen since his escape, one of which was found off Interstate 70 in the high country…  Read more…

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Scott Strong—Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for AMS (Applied Math and Statistics)

By Katrina San Nicolas

Scott Strong is not your typical college mathematics professor. He bounds into class with more energy than all 30 students combined, uses the room as a coordinate system to model quadric surfaces, and always manages to evoke many more questions than calculus can possibly answer. Professor Strong is the epitome of an engaging lecturer, challenging each and every student who steps into his room to consider the real world application of a subject often considered too abstract.

While many CSM professors can say that they have been teaching here for a long time, Scott Strong can additionally say that he has a student perspective on this university…  Read more…

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GABF 2014 Colorado medal count: The kids are all right

By Eric Gorski

The depth and breadth of Colorado’s brewing scene was on display Saturday at the Great American Beer Festival awards, with medals going to the state’s largest and most legendary brewer, independent craft brewing trailblazers and, perhaps most notably, an impressive number of small breweries making their festival debuts…  Read more…

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Twin Cities Marathon: Tyler Pennel wins in his first-ever marathon

By Andy Greder

With about five miles left in the 33rd Twin Cities Marathon, Tyler Pennel was in the lead and could see his parents setting a pace ahead of him.

Chris and Terry Pennel, of Golden, Colo., were in the prime viewing spot in the media vehicle and looking back at their son. They saw a 26-year-old man who had what it took to win his debut marathon…  Read more…

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Escaped Jeffco inmate a sex offender, could be in stolen car

By Jesse Paul

GOLDEN — Authorities in Jefferson County continue to search for a registered sex offender inmate who escaped from the jail’s maximum security pod late Sunday.

“He had about a 30-minute head start on us,” Jacki Kelley, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said during a Monday morning news conference.

Deputies are searching for Travis Sandlin, 32, who is  the first person ever to escape from the Jefferson County Detention Facility. He is considered dangerous…  Read more…

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Inmate becomes first to escape jail outside Denver

Officers were searching for an inmate who escaped Sunday night from the Jefferson County Detention Facility in Golden, Colo., just outside Denver, authorities said.

Travis Sandlin, 32, broke out of the jail’s maximum security pod, Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, told The Denver Post…  Read more…

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Risks and Rewards of Fracking – an Educational Forum

Paul Belanger, Ph.D. geologist and paleoclimatologist, will open with an overall statement of the risks and rewards of fracking. Representatives from the Sierra Club and the industry will give pro and con arguments followed by discussion moderated by Paul. Written questions may be submitted to the panelists by the audience…  Read more…

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KNOCK YOUR BOOTS OFF!!! CHILI COOK-OFF AND BEER TASTING!!! EVENT IN GOLDEN, COLORADO, 80401

By Erik Gruenwald

It’s time for the Knock Your Boots Off!  Chili Cook-off and Beer Tasting!  And this one is happening in Historic Golden, Colorado on October 20th from 12 – 5 p.m. on Arapahoe Street between 12th and 13th Streets.

This fifth annual event is sponsored by Coors Distributing Company and the Golden Chamber of Commerce…  Read more…

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19 Worthy, Weird, and Wild Moments from the Great American Beer Festival

4. Music on the Mountain. John Driskell Hopkins (of the Zach Brown Band) played on the mountain top in Golden, Colorado on Tuesday night for a pre-GABF celebration thrown by New Holland Brewery and Carhartt…  Read more…

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Miners Alley Playhouse announces its 2015 season

By Deb Flomberg

The arrival of October also signifies the approaching end of the 2014 theater season in Denver. Of course, that means the announcements of the 2015 seasons have been pouring in from theater companies all over the state. Another theater company has released its season for next year, with a lot of fascinating, fun and classic shows to look forward to. There are musicals, plays, dramas and comedies all coming to one of the most beautiful little theaters in the state of Colorado…  Read more…

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Wheat Ridge beats Green Mountain – Soccer highlights: Golden records 16 shots on goal but still falls at Littleton

By Daniel Williams

Golden had its four game winning streak snapped by Littleton after a 3-0 loss Saturday at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

The Demons were shocked by a Lions in a match that could shape the way the league championship plays out. But it wasn’t for lack of effort…  Read more…

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Pomona pounds A-West – Golden red hot after second straight shutout victory

By Daniel Williams

Golden gets second huge win of season

All of the sudden Golden football is red hot after beating Lincoln 40-0 Friday at All-City Field.

After three straight losses to open their season the Demons have now won back-to-back games outscoring their opponents 77-0 in the process…  Read more…

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Falling for the symphony

By John Akal

Now that fall has officially arrived we can start looking forward to a little cooler weather and our activities begin to move from outdoors to indoors. The summer festival season was terrific this year but now it’s time to check out some other seasonal activities.

Sunday, Oct. 19 marks the beginning of the 62nd season for the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. I like to highlight this group’s events because they truly are one of Golden’s treasures but you may not know much about the history of this organization…  Read more…

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A titan of titles at the Jeffco Library Foundation & Friends; fall Whale of a Used Book Sale, Oct. 24-26

The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will hold their annual Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Oct. 24-26 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden). Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Admission to the sale is free.

The Friends Preview Sale will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, and is open to Friends members only. To join, download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or join at the door that night…  Read more…

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Golden principal: “There will NOT be a walk out” in Jeffco protest

By Jesse Paul

At Golden High School, there will be no student walk-out on Thursday.

That’s what the school’s principal, Brian Conroy, hopes at least after meeting with pupils in a discussion about the  Jefferson County Board of Education and controversy boiling around it.

“At this point, walking out of school is counter-productive,” Conroy said in a letter to parents and students on Wednesday. “The message many of our student leaders is trying to convey are becoming muted by the negative attention that the walk-outs are producing.”  Read more…

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“Dylan Went Electric” review: Musician going nowhere gets left behind

By Claire Martin

GOLDEN —  “Dylan Went Electric,” a world premiere by Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell, captures a moment in 1969 when the cadence of the  Folk Song Army started faltering.

The production at  Miners Alley Playhouse takes place entirely in a run-down Greenwich Village bar, a hangout for barflies, dropouts and wannabes with even less wanna than be… Read more…

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Golden History Center highlights Coors’ signs, ads in exhibit

By Josie Klemaier.

GOLDEN — For some, a beer sign is little more than an essential item for a man cave. In Golden, it represents the city’s history.

“Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors” opens Oct. 11 at the Golden History Center and showcases more than four dozen items that advertise Coors beer — and by default, part of the Golden community.

“Every time I learn more about the company, I meet retirees and hear their stories,” said  Mark Dodge, curator for Golden History Museums. Coors brewery “is a fascinating component of Golden’s history.”  Read more…

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Radical Reels coming to Golden Oct. 9-11

The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming Oct. 9-11 to Golden, Colo.

There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding or paddling than by attending the 2014 edition of the Radical Reels Tour! We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops and mind-blowing powder…  Read more…

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Jefferson Symphony season opening concert

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will present its season opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. The opener will featuring guest artist Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo soprano, singing Songs of a Wayfarer and Gershwin selections, as well as the popular William Tell Overture, Die Toteninsel and The Incredible Flutist: Suite…  Read more…

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Historically inspired arts and crafts classes offered at Clear Creek History Park

GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 1, 2014– Golden History Museums is offering a series of new Heritage Arts & Crafts classes starting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 that teach practical historic skills and crafts to make tasty meals and practice sustainable living.

Historian and instructor Priscilla Marshall explains, “My classes are never about listening to a lecture. They’re designed so that participants can use their own creativity and imagination as they apply first-hand the information they hear in class.” Marshall has over 20 years’ experience in the field…  Read more…

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Raising Capital for your Startup: a How To

This month’s Jeffco Innovators’ Workship features John R. “Grizz” Deal discussing “Raising Capital – the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.”  Read more…

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The beautiful and the rare Action Center hosts bi-annual sale

By Clarke Reader.

The Action Center is giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping early with its bi-annual Beautiful Junk Sale.

The event will be at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, and 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. On Oct. 17 there will be an early bird opening at 7 a.m. that costs $20…  Read more…

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Jeffco 4-H invites youth to open house Oct. 13

By Lisa Sholten.

The Jefferson County 4-H Youth Development Program invites all Jeffco youth ages 5-18 to attend the annual 4-H Open House on Monday, October 13, 2014.  The Open House will be held in the Event Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Avenue, Golden.

Members and leaders of 4-H will be sharing what they have worked on throughout the year at the 4-H Open House…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Church trashed

Church trashed. Golden police went to First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden, on Sept. 8 where the reporting party showed officers where trash had been strewn on the front lawn and trash cans had been “relocated.”  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Possible beer brand scam

Rooting roommates. Golden police went to the areaof La Veta Pass Avenue on Sept. 3, where the resident reported items missing from he believed were taken by former roommates he evicted…  Read more…

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