Miners Alley Presents Regional Premiere of 2012 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, 3/27-5/03

A mega hit on Broadway, off-Broadway and around the world, Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Godspell” March 27 through May 3 with performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30.p.m. and Sunday’s at 6:00 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sun., May 3). Tickets are $26 Adult, $23 Senior and Youth, $15 Children under 12 and are available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden, CO 80401…  Read more…

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Heritage Square to close at end of 2015 season

By Matt Farley

A local institution that has nonetheless struggled in recent years, the majority of the theme park will close for good at the end of the year, property manager Peter Bovis announced Thursday.

“We are announcing the closure of Heritage Square in advance of the season to afford the public the opportunity to enjoy the property, shops and attractions for one final season,” he said…  Read more…

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Heritage Square to close at year’s end

By Raquel Villaneuva and Jonathan Gonzalez

GOLDEN – Heritage Square, the Victorian-themed entertainment village, will close at the end of 2015.

“We are announcing the closure of Heritage Square in advance of the season to afford the public the opportunity to enjoy the property, shops and attractions one final season,” Heritage Square property manager Peter Bovis said in a statement…  Read more…

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2014 All-Colorado field hockey team

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Exclusive: Which Colorado college is ranked best?

By Caitlin Hendee

Colorado continues to push towards preparing college students to advance into jobs in the science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) sectors.

And for Colorado School of Mines, that’s been the mission since the school was founded in Golden in 1874, said Peter Han, chief of staff and VP for external relations…  Read more…

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Possible sale of Applewood Golf Course to developer concerns neighbors

By Josie Klemaier

Applewood Golf Course near Golden could be replaced by 450 houses if Molson Coors and a Denver developer have their way.

Golden-based Molson Coors owns the land the golf course is on and confirmed it is in contract talks to sell it to Denver land developer Carlson Associates.

“As the golf course is not core to our brewing operations, the sale would allow Molson Coors to focus more of our resources on building our global beer business, which is our top priority,” Molson-Coors said in a statement…  Read more…

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Miners Alley Playhouse children’s theater back to Golden

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN — The community in Golden will see some familiar faces in its new children’s theater program.

Miners Alley Playhouse launches the program this week with the help of members of Golden’s former  Heritage Square Music Hall, which disbanded at the end of 2013 when the theater closed its doors.

“When I had a chance to start a children’s theater again, I thought, what better people to do it with than people I had been working with for years and years who truly understand what children’s theater is all about?” said Rory Pierce, a Heritage Square alum brought on to head Miners Alley’s new children’s programming…  Read more…

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The Artful Engineers of Studio NYL

By David Hill

Colorado School of Mines, a small engineering university in the old-west town of Golden, has never been known for its architectural legacy. Most of the school’s buildings, even the historic ones, are unremarkable. But one stands out: Marquez Hall, home of the petroleum engineering department. Designed by the Seattle office of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) with Denver-based partner Anderson Mason Dale Architects, the building dazzles with a gravity-defying cantilevered roof that extends 60 feet over a glass-enclosed entrance lobby… Read more…

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Seeking applicants for vacancy on the Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) was established by Golden City Council in June of 1999. Its mission is to provide leadership, education, and the tools necessary for the Golden community to optimize appropriate economic opportunities…  Read more…

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Golden athletes declare schools

Some of Golden High School’s finest athletes signed a National Letter of Intent for athletics at an accredited college or university last week…  Read more…

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Spring will bring annual tree sale

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but his forecast isn’t stopping the Golden Parks and Recreation Department from announcing its annual spring tree sale.

Parks and Rec will be offering nine deciduous tree species this year exclusively to Golden residents between March 1 and April 15…  Read more…

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In sickness and in health

By Amy Woodward

Love is not easy.

But for couples who are faced with adversity, only those who face the tribulation together discover true love ways.

In “A Dose of Devotion, How Couples Living with Multiple Sclerosis Keep Their Love Strong”by Rhonda Giangreco and Jeanne Lassard, tales of love tested are explored through a compilation of stories shared by couples from across the nation who are working together to love better with multiple sclerosis…  Read more…

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Mines hosts Girls Lead the Way STEM event for high school students

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 10, 2015 –More than 130 females from area high schools attended the third annual Girls the Way Conference Feb. 7 at Colorado School of Mines. The Mines collegiate section and Rocky Mountain professional section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosted the event.

“This conference is a great opportunity for our campus to give back to the community by providing a fun, educational and interactive activity for high school girls around the state,” said Mines SWE officer and event organizer Carly Conley…  Read more…

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GHS School PTA to hold chili cook-off

On Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6-8:30 p.m., the GHS School PTA will hold a chili cook-off and silent auction in the high school cafeteria and gym. Stop by to taste and cast your vote or register online to participate in the cook-off at goldendemonspta.org/chili/…  Read more…

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Seeking applicants for vacancy on the Historic Preservation Board

Are you interested in the colorful and varied history of Golden? Then perhaps you should consider applying for the current vacancy on the Historic Preservation Board…  Read more…

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Colorado Cleans Up in National Bouldering Competition

By Marissa Isgreen

Competitors from Colorado cleaned up in Saturday’s bouldering championship at the USA Climbing competition held in Madison, Wisc. According to the San Jose Mercury News, six Coloradoans took home top spots.

Daniel Woods and Alex Puccio, both originally from Texas and now living in Colorado, each secured their ninth U.S. championship in bouldering…  Read more…

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Funding request for Armory

By Amy Woodward

Calvary Episcopal Church is looking to transfer ownership of the Armory Building to the Golden Community Commons Board (GCC), a local nonprofit that was created to oversee the use of the Armory building.

But significant funding is required to pay off the purchasing debt for the building, and GCC is looking to the city to assist with loan pay-backs from the Golden Civic Foundation that would come with the Armory’s ownership transfer from Calvary to GCC…  Read more…

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Friendly feet on the street

By Amy Woodward

Saturday morning runs with the Foothills Running and Cycling Club in Golden looks similar to the reunion of long lost friends.

After joyful greetings are exchanged, club members pair-off with their running buddy as they begin the nearly four mile run up and down the Clear Creek path before reuniting for breakfast at Café 13…  Read more…

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Interview with Mohammad Jafari and Will Anglin about their participation at the 2015 ABS National Championships

On February 6th and 7th, 2015 we had the pleasure of sponsoring Earth Treks Golden Climbing Team Coach/Routsetter: Will Anglin and Earth Treks Golden Member/Climber Mohammad Jafari.

Both Will and Mohammad made it to Semi Finals where Will placed 17th…that’s right! In the top 20!!! Mohammad moved on to finals and on Saturday evening, after a exciting and amazing performance by all the competitors at the ABS National Championships, Mohammad was announced the overall winner in the men’s category…  Read more…

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An island unto itself

By Clarke Reader

Being the playwright of the moment is a tricky position to manage, and few playwrights are able to hold on for very long.

Ireland’s Martin McDonagh is more than just a writer of the moment. He has firmly established himself as a peer of writers like Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams — playwrights who were able to churn out reliably brilliant work over and over again.

Now Miners Alley Playhouse is taking audiences to a remote island off the coast of Ireland in 1934 with its production of McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan.”  Read more…

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LORRAINE G. WAGENBACH

Widow of Bill Wagenbach, passed away peacefully on 2/6/15. Lorraine was an author, a historian, and an active community volunteer…  Read more…

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Cause of Friday’s fatal fire in Golden determined

By Wayne Harrison

Golden Fire investigators have determined the fire Friday afternoon started on the victim’s bed, when a cigarette caught the bedding on fire.  The victim made her way to the bathroom, but was found deceased on the bathroom floor at Ulysses Senior Housing complex, 1152 Ulysses St…  Read more…

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Feb. 26 Thirsty Thursday at the American Mountaineering Museum

Join us at the American Mountaineering Museum (710 10th St, Golden, CO) on Thursday, February 26th for an evening of live bluegrass tunes by Drama Americana, beer by Breckenridge Brewery…  Read more…

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African-American history on track: Railroad Museum film showings

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Black History Month 

“Black on Track: African-American Connections & Stories” is the title of a new documentary showing Saturdays in February at the Colorado Railroad Museum…  Read more…

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Fire and Fatality at Senior Living Complex in Golden

Golden Fire Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire and fatality at the Ulysses Senior Housing complex in Golden. Just after 1:30 p.m. dispatch got a call from a passerby who saw smoke coming out of a window at 1152 Ulysses Street. Fire crews arrived in six minutes to the home. Upon entry, they found active fire and a deceased female inside…  Read more…

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Woman found dead after fire at senior living community in Golden

By Jesse Paul

Firefighters responding to a blaze in a patio home at a senior living community in Golden on Friday afternoon found a woman dead.

The fire began at about 1:30 p.m. at the Ulysses Senior Community complex on the 1100 block of Ulysses Street, according to the Golden Fire Department…  Read more…

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Golden nonprofit wants $250,000 from city to repurpose Armory building

By Josie Klemaier

Golden Community Commons,  the nonprofit guiding the use of the historic Armory building in Golden, has asked the city for a total of $250,000 to help get the organization off the ground.

“In order to approach major foundations and potential benefactors, (Golden Community Commons) must demonstrate that the vision and mission of (Golden Community Commons) is supported financially by the Golden community,” a letter requesting the funds said. “We have a growing list of individual donors, but nothing would speak louder that [sic] a significant gift from the city itself.”  Read more…

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Some lovely v-day suggestions

By John Akal

It used to be a running joke on television situation comedies where the husband would forget Valentine’s Day and have to scramble to find a last minute gift and card for his true love. Guys, in this day and age, if you forget the occasion you are up a creek with no paddle, OK? Every store you walk into has a prominent display of red hearts and candy and cards set up so you can’t miss it and your smart phones will probably be blowing up with reminders from every app you ever installed…  Read more…

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Colorado School of Mines lands big gift from international mining company

By Cathy Proctor

Colorado School of Mines in Golden has received a $1 million gift from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation to support renovations and upgrades to the university’s Edgar Mine, an experimental mine facility in Idaho Springs that dates to the 1870s…  Read more…

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Mountain climber Giles Toll leaves land, family history as legacy

By Elizabeth Hernandez

A third generation Coloradan with a fierce regard for the outdoors, Giles Toll leaves a legacy of land to enjoy.

Toll, 88, died on Jan. 29, at home with his family…  Read more…

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Top 10 Mining Colleges and Schools in the United States

By Robert Spence

The mining industry is one of the most competitive industries in the world. It’s not easy for job seekers with no experience to break into. At the very least, mining companies will expect potential employees to have some qualifications relevant to the resources industry, if not a deep level of expertise. Because of that, education is essential.

The United States is home to some of the most prestigious mining and engineering schools in the world.  If you’re looking to make a name for yourself in the mining sector, these schools are the cream of the crop…  Read more…

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Colorado School of Mines receives $1 million gift from Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 5, 2015 — The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation made a $1 million gift to Colorado School of Mines to support extensive renovations and upgrades to the Edgar Mine, the university’s experimental mine facility located in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

“This significant investment by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation will not only strengthen earth sciences education programs at Mines, but also foster ongoing innovation in the mining engineering industry, facilitate expanded training for mine safety and rescue operations, and create a modern facility for experiential learning and community outreach,” said Mines President Bill Scoggins. “We’re grateful for Freeport’s leadership in this endeavor, and we are excited to work together to preserve and enhance this unique resource and to create a fitting showcase of the 21st century mining industry.”  Read more…

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Research examines intrusion of toxic vapors into indoor air

We spend 90 percent of our time indoors (according to the EPA) without realizing that the air we breathe could be potentially dangerous to our long-term health. Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Tissa Illangasekare has spent the last five years researching how volatile organic compounds, which are commonly entrapped as non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) or dissolved into groundwater to produce plumes, affect our indoor air concentration…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Thief recognized at sock box

2 Theft case blows over. A tenant at 600 Corporate Circle, Golden, reported the possible attempted theft of an aluminum trailer parked at his unit Jan. 19…  Read more…

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Miners Alley Playhouse Presents THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Now thru 3/8

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” is a comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film his documentary Man of Aran…  Read more…

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February South Golden Update

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February 7th — Coffee with a Councilor
February 5th Council Agenda
Apply: Boards & Commission vacancies
Golden Walks
City Council 2015 Planning Calendar
Share/Subscribe – South Golden Update
Saoirse’s Office Hours
Share/Subscribe to South Golden Neighborhoods Newsletter
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Fraunhofer ISE and NREL publish report on the status of concentrator photovoltaics

The German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg) and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL (Golden, Colorado), have compiled a study that describes the status of both the current market as well as the state-of-the-art for concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology…  Read more…

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Planting and Caring for Seedling Trees Workshops

The Golden District Office of the Colorado State Forest Service will host workshops Feb. 7 and 21 on planting and caring for seedling trees in conservation projects. The workshops will be held at 1504 Quaker Street, Golden, at 10 a.m. on both days…  Read more…

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The West Chamber announces Annual Business Awards

The West Chamber is proud to announce the 2014 Award Winners to be honored at the 67th Annual Chairman’s Inaugural Celebration in Jefferson County. Each year the West Chamber honors businesses, organizations, and individuals that help make Jefferson County an excellent place to work, live, or visit. The West Chamber will be presenting the following awards…  Read more…

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I-70 eastbound reopens in Golden after semi-trailer fire

By Jesse Paul

Interstate 70 eastbound was closed Tuesday afternoon for more than three hours in Golden because of a semi-trailer fire…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Digest

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Clear Creek: A Year Through the Lens

Pictures taken everyday throughout a year to show the variety of weather Golden Colorado has to offer…  View photos…

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Seeking Applicants for Board Appointments

If you have ever considered becoming involved with your City government, now is your chance. By joining a board, you are serving your fellow citizens and the City. The Golden City Council is currently recruiting applicants to fill terms expiring on the Parks and Recreation Advisory BoardDowntown Development Authority BoardPublic Art Commission, and Fire Pension Board – Citizen Representative…  Read more…

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Dominating Demons

By Scott Stocker

Golden just might want to change the name of freshman Haley Bass to Haley Bassketball.

Indeed, Bass, who stands in at 5-foot, 5 inches, is certainly a rising star on the girls basketball courts in the Jeffco League and in Colorado. She also helped lead the way for the Demons last Thursday as they defeated visiting Arvada, 72-15…  Read more…

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Sweetheart Book Sale

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Library Foundation, the Golden Library will be hosting a “Sweetheart Book Sale” on Friday, Feb. 6, with a stack of romance novels starting at 50 cents each for paperbacks. The books can be found in the Golden Library Meeting Room at 1019 10th Street in Golden…  Read more…

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Love Locks Valentine’s Day Promotion

The Foothills Art Center is featuring an assortment of locks in the Gift Gallery from Wednesday, Feb. 4 through Valentine’s Day. A $10 requested donation includes a lock, two keys, access to decorating supplies and placement of the lock on the Foothills Art Center’s gate of love…  Read more…

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Golden Beer Talks

The next Golden Beer Talks will be on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Windy Saddle Cafe, 1110 Washington Avenue in Golden. Doors open 6 p.m., and those eager to stake a table are welcome earlier, as the cafe will be open…  Read more…

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Grateful Bread Retail Sale

The Grateful Bread will be holding its first Public Retail Day of 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 7. To take part, sign up on for the email list which will notify subscribers the list of breads that will be available that day as well as the opportunity to pre-order items for pick up…  Read more…

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