Environmental Engineering in Colorado STEM classrooms

Water-Energy Education for the Next Generation, a Colorado School of Mines Research Experience for Teachers sponsored by the National Science Foundation, kicked off its first summer training with nine teachers from Colorado public schools. The eight-week summer program focused on impacting K-12 STEM curricula by infusing standards-based, active-learning lessons with current research in the water-energy nexus…  Read more…

Major Traffic Shift in Golden Begins Tonight (July 25)

Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, construction crews will begin the process of diverting traffic on US 6 through Golden onto newly constructed ramps. This conversion is at the intersection of US 6 and 19th Street, the main thoroughfare into downtown Golden and onto the Colorado School of Mines campus. The conversion will take all night, but besides very slight delays, traffic will be able to go through on both US 6 and 19th Street during the process….  Read more…

Peaks to Plains Trail Opens July 28

After more than two years of challenging construction in Clear Creek Canyon, Jefferson County and Clear Creek County announce that a 3-mile segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail will open to the public on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at noon. The two organizations partnered to build a 4-mile segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail along Clear Creek and U.S. Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon. The final mile is currently under construction and will open in 2017. The project is aided by a $4.6 million grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, awarded in 2012…  Read more…

Unsecured truckloads of rock create hazard near Golden

By Chris Halsne

GOLDEN, Colo. — We’ve all heard the sound: That infuriating snap of rock, gravel and debris thrown at a vehicle by big-rig drivers.

No cover on a gravel truck

Genesee resident Dick Shaw has had two windshields cracked in less than a year. Both times the incidents occurred along the same stretch of highway near the Morrison/Golden exit off Interstate 70…  Read more…