City of Golden Weekly Digest

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A parrot enjoys the river

By Christy Steadman

You’d never expect to see a parrot hanging out along Clear Creek. But at least once a week, Hughey can be found perched on her tree outside of the Golden History Center…  Read more…

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Golden recreates the Wild West

By Christy Steadman

Time to step back to the late 1800s.

Buffalo Bill Days takes place July 22-26 in Golden, and the event includes something for everyone to enjoy…  Read more…

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My name is: Nils Barese

By Christy Steadman

A graveyard of guitars

A few years ago, I worked in a music store in Connecticut, which is where I’m from. The owner had been there since about the 1960s. He was a collector and he had all these old-style guitars, but they were all broken. It was sort of a graveyard of old guitars…  Read more…

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Passing time on a rainy day

By Christy Steadman

People, wet from the rain, walked in to the Golden Library.

The library, after all, is a good place to be on a rainy day.

“It’s open all four seasons,” said Golden Library manager Carroll Mannino…  Read more…

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Mark Melancon of Golden High set to make second all-star appearance

There’s going to be another Colorado tie at Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game aside from the three Rockies.

Pittsburgh’s Mark Melancon, who graduated from Golden High School, will be participating in his second all-star game — he made his first appearance in 2013, but didn’t enter the game…  Read more…

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8 great places to relive history in Colorado

A look at eight great places to relive history in Colorado: Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave: Stop by the legendary beer town of Golden to raise a glass to the legendary American whose Wild West show encapsulated and defined the Frontier Age…  Read more…

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Colorado Railroad Museum July Telegrapher

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SourceGas in Golden bought for $1.89 billion by Black Hills Corp.

By Bloomberg News

Black Hills Corp. agreed to buy Golden-based natural gas distributor SourceGas Holdings LLC in a deal that will boost the South Dakota utility’s customer base and cut its exposure to unregulated power markets…  Read more…

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Summertime fun in Colorado’s golden city

By Ron Stern

Golden City, as it was first known, was named after Georgia miner Thomas Golden during the height of the 1859 Pikes Peak gold rush in Colorado. Be sure to stop by the gravesite of William F. Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, who is buried just off Interstate 70 in Golden…  Read more…

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Highway sign ceremony will honor fallen Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Dave Baldwin

By Oscar Contereas

DENVER – A special ceremony to unveil a memorial highway sign honoring the life of Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Dave Baldwin will take place Monday, said Communications Manager with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Sam Cole…  Read more…

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Mines hosting International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability July 13-20

GOLDEN, Colo., July 10, 2015 – Experts and graduate students will gather at Colorado School of Mines to explore the latest developments and future trends in materials used to generate and store sustainable energy.

The fourth International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability takes place July 13 to 20. Previous iterations have been held by the Ettore Majorana Foundation in the medieval village of Erice in in Sicily, Italy; future schools will return to Italy every other year…  Read more…

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Mines engages area students in STEM research, activities

GOLDEN, Colo., July 10, 2015 – On July 8, 160 sixth grade students from the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) spent the morning at Colorado School of Mines, participating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities and touring labs and classrooms…  Read more…

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Washington Avenue, Golden – Golden Moon Speakeasy

Producer Gabrielle Bryant gives us a behind-the-scenes peek at the Golden Moon Speakeasy. it’s reminiscent of the prohibition era as with shelves stocked with authentic absinth and a secret entry way…  Watch…

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Molson Coors taps into Latin American and Caribbean markets

By Joseph A. Mann, Jr.

Despite strong competition from local and regional brands that dominate many markets, Molson Coors is boosting its sales in Latin America and the Caribbean and sees strong growth opportunities for its brands — like Coors Light and Blue Moon — throughout the region…  Read more…

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Gould for Golden

Hello everyone,

We’ve had a busy, if rainy, summer in Golden. A few updates are below and, as always, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

City Manager

Last night we announced that our new city Manager will be Jason Slowinski…  Read more…

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Lake Zurich manager leaving for Colorado

By Bob Susnjara

Lake Zurich’s top administrator is leaving for a job in Colorado.

Village Manager Jason Slowinski announced Friday he’ll formally resign to become Golden, Colorado’s city manager. His resignation will be effective Sept. 1, village officials said…  Read more…

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Colorado students’ science exploded with Space X rocket, but all is not lost

By Laura Keeney and Amy Edelen

Worms, vials of bacteria, a horde of ladybugs and even a few grinning Lego Minifigures were lost Sunday after a cargo shipment headed to the International Space Station  exploded just after launch.

The items — all sent from Colorado schools — were elements of student experiments headed to space via programs funded by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, or  CASIS, and the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, or  NCESSE…  Read more…

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Show & Tell features new twists on Golden collection

More than 80 favorite objects and photographs in the Golden History Center’s Show & Tell exhibit have company this summer, including a newly digitized silent film on view throughout July.

The Four Gun Bandit, released in 1919, stars one-time Golden resident George “Pete” Morrison. Acting in more than 200 films is only part of Morrison’s fame. A talented horseman, he is credited with teaching a young John Wayne to ride, as well as driving a team of oxen in Golden parades…  Read more…

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Energy Department Awards $18M To Develop Valuable Bioproducts And Biofuels From Algae

The Energy Department recently announced six projects that will receive up to $18M in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy security…  Read more…

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Golden Announces New City Manager

The City of Golden is proud to announce Jason Slowinski as the new City Manager for the City of Golden…  Read more…

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Golden council chooses Illinois man for city manager

One man stood out as what 21st Century city management should be, said Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan.

City council selected Jason Slowinski, a man from Lake Zurich, Ill., as the City of Golden’s new city manager during the June 9 council meeting…  Read more…

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Golden Citizens’ Events Survey

In our continuing efforts to help preserve the character of Golden, we are conducting an online citizens’ survey about events in the City of Golden in the future…  Read more…

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Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinics canceled

Due to coverage, the regularly scheduled Vaccine, Microchip & Licensing Clinics at Foothills Animal Shelter on Friday, July 10, Tuesday, July 14 and Friday, July 17, have been CANCELED…  Read more…

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The 24/7 search for killer quakes

By Alexander Witze

At 17 minutes past midnight on Saturday 25 April, Rob Sanders’s computer started chiming with alerts. On his screen, squiggly recordings poured in from seismometers in Tibet, Afghanistan and nearby areas that were feeling the first vibrations from a tremendous earthquake.

Sanders was part way through his shift as an on-duty seismologist at the US Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) in Golden, Colorado. It was his job to work out what was happening — and fast. Within 30 seconds, he began analysing the seismic data and realized it was time to call his boss…  Read more…

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Mines researchers awarded Energy Department’s Nuclear Energy University Program award

GOLDEN, Colo., July 8, 2015 – A research project led by Mines faculty in the G.S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs.

Kip Findley, associate professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, is the principal investigator on the team that includes Michael Kaufman, MME professor and dean of the College of Applied Science and Engineering, and Richard Wright of the Idaho National Laboratory…  Read more…

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Business Q&A: Gold Mine Cupcakes, Golden

Interview with Sara Rutter, owner/baker

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: We are entirely family owned and operated. My sister and I grew up baking with my mom and our grandmothers, so dessert (mainly cupcakes) has always been a huge part of our lives. I always knew that I wanted to own my own business, so starting a cupcake company only seemed natural…  Read more…

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Although no fireworks, Fourth still a hit

Despite windy weather causing the fireworks display to be cancelled for safety measures, there was plenty of fun to be had at the Golden Lions Club’s Fourth of July celebration this year…  Read more…

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My name is: Karen Smith

By Christy Steadman

I help distribute Community Supported Agriculture shares as part of GoFarm. I’m on the board of directors. We feel everybody should have access to affordable, healthy foods.

I’m also on Golden’s Community Sustainability Advisory Board, and promoting local food is consistent with the City’s sustainability goals…  Read more…

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Bikers splash color during Golden Cruise

By Christy Steadman

Splashes of color — every color of the rainbow — filled the Golden Library parking lot.

Hundreds of bicycles were lined up outside of the gated area. There were small bicycles, big bicycles, tandem bikes, a unicycle — even a giant tricycle…  Read more…

 

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Saddle up for the big Golden summer event

By John Akal

Summertime in Golden is a time for celebrations and the season never falls short of fun things to do. But every year we have our own unique “big one” and it’s coming up later this month…  Read more…

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Mines to host international symposium on fluorinated organics in the environment

GOLDEN, Colo., July 7, 2015 – Colorado School of Mines will bring together members of industry, academia and government for FLUOROS 2015, an international symposium on fluorinated organics in the environment July 12-14…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Digest

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GRATEFUL BREAD PURCHASES GRAIN MILL TO GRIND FLOUR IN-HOUSE

Grateful Bread is already one of our favorite bakeries in town, earning the Best Bread award in our Best of Denver 2015 edition — and owners Jeff Cleary and Kathy Mullen are about to make things even better. Starting in August, they’ll be milling their own specialty flours on a custom-made East Tyrolean grain mill that’s being built in Austria this summer…  Read more…

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Vandals damage labs at Colorado School of Mines, causing extensive damage

By Deb Stanley

GOLDEN, Colo. – Authorities are investigating a break-in at the labs at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

School officials told 7NEWS the unauthorized access happened in the General Research Laboratory (GRL) on Saturday night…  Read more…

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Golden hosts first women’s stage race in USA Pro Challenge

In August, Golden will have a unique opportunity to watch the top women pro cyclists race when the USA Pro Challenge comes through town…  Read more…

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Kids, veterans benefit from Golden bike drive

By Christy Steadman

In Audrey Lobb’s opinion, everybody deserves to own a bicycle.

That’s why her 5-year-old son Elijah’s decision to donate the bike he outgrew to the ADIO Chiropractic bike drive made her so proud…  Read more…

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Golden Lions Club awards scholarships

2015 Golden High School scholarship winners recently attended a Golden Lions Club meeting with their parents where their received their $1500 awards…  Read more…

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Seeking Vendors for Jefferson County D.A.’s Safety Fair

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s office has vendor space available for their 7th Annual Community Safety Fair on Saturday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue, in Golden…  Read more…

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Vandals May Have Caused Millions In Damage At School Of Mines Research Lab

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – There’s been a break in the case after two men broke into a lab at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and caused damage that could be in the millions of dollars.

School officials told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann that two people were being interviewed Monday night about the incident. But police are not saying if they’re the suspects who somehow got into the secured-access building…  Read more…

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A dozen Colorado breweries medal at U.S. Open Beer Championship

A dozen Colorado breweries — from old standbys to new arrivals — took home 19 medals over the weekend in the U.S. Open Beer Championship, an international competition that drew 4,000 entries.

Taking top honors among the locals was AC Golden, the MillerCoors craft beer incubator that finished ninth place among all competing breweries on the strength of two golds and a silver…  Read more…

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Teen inmate admits to guard attack, escape at Denver-area youth detention facility

By Jesse Paul

An inmate at a juvenile corrections center in Golden who was accused of severely beating a 65-year-old employee in an attack and escape from the facility last summer pleaded guilty Monday to four counts in the case…  Read more…

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Golden Fire Department Apologizes For ‘Lack Of Communication’ After Canceling Fireworks

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Some people who were hoping to enjoy the fireworks display in Golden Saturday night were disappointed to find out they were canceled by the fire department.

Golden Fire Department Chief John Bales told CBS4 that because of the strong winds Saturday night there was a potential danger of fireworks landing on people and buildings at the Colorado School of Mines campus…  Read more…

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City working on a plan to reschedule fireworks show

The City of Golden is working on a plan to reschedule the 4th of July fireworks show for another date this year. As soon as we have a date confirmed, we will let you know…  Read more…

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Part of Washington closed due to water main break

Washington Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street is closed due to a water main break, and repairs are expected to take all day…  Read more…

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Golden Schools Foundation launches Academic Summer Boot Camp

GOLDEN, July 2, 2015 – In an effort to support the Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) mission to promote improvements in student achievements and teaching excellence we have developed a program to support student academics during the summer…  Read more…

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PHOTOS: Parts of Golden’s Heritage Square to close at end of year

A number of amenities at Heritage Square will be closing at the end of the year, including shops at the Victorian Village, the Alpine Slide and more…  View photos…

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THE ELEVEN BEST MINIATURE-GOLF COURSES IN THE DENVER AREA

By Brad Weismann

I have a confession to make. I am a miniature-golf, um, connoisseur. The lure of the Lilliputian links is strong. Like croquet and badminton, it’s a pursuit that is both genteel and ridiculous…  Read more…

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Colorado School of Mines coach talks about ‘deteriorating’ basketball skills in high school

By Brent W. New

As far as the game of basketball has traveled to fit inside television sets and gyms worldwide over the past decades, the skills of its players have taken a giant step backward.

At least so decrees Pryor Orser, the men’s basketball coach at Colorado School Mines…  Read more…

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At summer’s end, Heritage Square in Golden will be only memories

By Josie Klemaier

GOLDEN — After 56 years as a classic-style amusement park and a roadside attraction from a bygone era, Heritage Square in Golden is closing.

The carnival-style amusement park and its amenities will continue to operate, but the local business owners and the Victorian-style village will shutter by December…  Read more…

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