Avenue Flashes: Around here, ski and board season never ends

By John Akal

Have you been listening to the weather reports lately? Did you hear the “S” word? That’s right, it’s been snowing up in the mountains!

If you are a skier or snowboarder, you’re probably already looking through the closet for your clothing and gloves, checking out your gear to see what kind of damage you did last season and looking for the sales at the ski and sport shops…  Read more…

Mines honorary doctorate recipient inducted into Nat’l Mining Hall of Fame

Mines honorary doctorate recipient Stanley Dempsey was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame at their 29th Annual Induction Banquet, held on September 24 in Las Vegas, NV. Dempsey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering Degree by Mines in 2006 after a long-standing career in which he’d had success in many roles, from geologist to lawyer to corporate executive…  Read more…

Mayor’s Awards for Excellence Nominations Due Soon!

Mayor Marjorie Sloan is gearing up for the 7th annual Mayor’s Awards for Excellence event, and she needs your nominations to tell us who in the Golden community has really made a difference! This year, the City of Golden is teaming up with the Colorado School of Mines for this event to highlight our partnerships and how we can work together to make Golden even greater…  Read more…

New FIERF professor to keep Mines’ focus on forging

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Kester Clarke plans to continue the department’s longstanding commitment to the forging industry by pursuing innovative research, recruiting students and encouraging diversity as the new Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation Professor…  Read more…

“Ignite the Night” at Mines’ Homecoming on Oct. 5-8

Homecoming is an annual event that Mines students and alumni look forward to each year. This year’s festivities will be held on Oct. 5–8 and will feature new and traditional events for Orediggers to come together and show off their Mines pride. “Our theme is ‘Ignite the Night,’” said Mines Activities Council Homecoming and Outreach Chair, Cassidy Steen. “I like the idea of our alumni coming back and igniting their memories and having students come out and ignite their passions.”  Read more…

CS professor to improve mine safety

While the U.S. continues to look for new energy sources, our reliance on mining for rare minerals grows. Unfortunately, miners often work in dangerous environments where there is a risk of mine explosions, fire, poisonous gases and flooding in tunnels. Mine accidents have killed over 40,000 mine workers worldwide in the past decade…  Read more…

City Council to hear Appeal of Special Use Permit for Mixed Income Housing Project

On September 22, 2016, the City of Golden received a request that City Council conduct a review of the decision made by Planning Commission on September 7 to approve a Special Use Permit, allowing a proposed redevelopment project at 2350 Ford Street to include 100% residential uses rather than the otherwise required maximum of 75% of the building square footage being dedicated to residential uses. This project has been a topic of discussion in the community, and Council wants all residents to understand the scope and process requirements for such a Council review, which has been scheduled for the regular City Council meeting on October 13 , 2016 at 6:30 p.m….  Read more…

Mines Geology Museum receives transformative gift

A gem of Golden tourism, the Mines Geology Museum displays will shine even brighter thanks to a most generous and mysterious donation. Through a gift from her estate, Hilja Herfurth donated $1.75 million worth of minerals, gems, and meteorites to the Geology Museum. In addition, she left cash donations of $200,000 to the Geology Museum and $200,000 to the Mines general scholarship fund…  Read more…