Call for Artists: Golden Fine Arts Festival

The Golden Fine Arts Festival is put on by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. The shows goal is to present juried art featuring Colorado and national artists in an accessible, beautiful location along Clear Creek and adjacent to our historic shopping district…  Read more…

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Mines PhD candidate receives prestigious environmental engineering research award

GOLDEN, Colo., April 9, 2015 — Colorado School of Mines PhD candidate Bryan Coday will receive the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award, a national award in environmental engineering for graduate students.

The award is given annually by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) in cooperation with the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) to recognize an environmental engineering graduate student whose research contributes to the knowledge pool of wastewater management…  Read more…

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Golden Library is Cleared Out and Under Construction

Instead of cars filling the Golden Library parking lot, there are construction crews working hard to transform the inside of the building into a modern and inviting library. In order to get underway, library employees had to remove all of the books, materials and shelves for safekeeping…  Read more…

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Finalists announced for Colorado Authors’ League competition

By William Porter

Thirty-six writers are finalists in this year’s Colorado Authors’ League competition, the 67th annual contest for this organization of Centennial State scribes.

That’s a higher number than the contest typically produces, but contest chair Peg Brantley says the judges, members of SouthWest Writers in Albuquerque, felt the overall quality justified an additional six finalist slots. (Thirty is the typical cap.)  Read more…

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Library distributing free books for four-year olds April 13-27

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is partnering with One Book 4 Colorado to distribute free books to four-year olds from April 13-27. During the distribution period, families with four-year-old children living in Jefferson County may pick up a free book at any Jefferson County Public Library location…  Read more…

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The Golden Gate Grange presents “Read Write Publish” on April 18

Whether you aspire to write detective stories, gardening tips, cookbooks, romance novels, or a mythological adventure, the art of writing is a powerful path to personal exploration and self-development. Donna DeNomme is a transformational teacher, engaging workshop facilitator, and Master Success Coach. She has served clients and students with their life creative development since 1987…  Read more…

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Gold Mine Cupcakes coming to city

By Amy Woodward

Gold Mine Cupcakes is moving in at 700 12th St. with an expected Grand Opening on Saturday, May 23. Offering more than a dozen, mouth-watering flavors, this family-operated cupcake bakery is another delicious addition to Golden’s unique selection of eateries. Owner Sara Rutter answers a few questions about Gold Mine Cupcakes and what makes them so dang good!  Read more…

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‘Godspell’ spreads message of love

By Clarke Reader

There are some aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry that people are never going to agree on — that’s been the case for nearly 2,000 years.

About one thing there can be little doubt — Jesus knew how to bring the people around him together.

The message of connection and community is at the heart of Miners Alley Playhouse’s production of the 2012 revival of “Godspell.”  Read more…

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New CEO of Denver’s Molson Coors Brewing ready to face headwinds

By Steve Raabe

Mark Hunter had been running Molson Coors Brewing Co. for just six weeks, but the magnitude of his task became immediately clear during the company’s Feb. 10 conference call with analysts.

Transcripts of the call show that the CEO and his executive team used the word “headwinds” seven times. The terms “challenges” and “challenging” were uttered on nine occasions.

Behind the iconic corporate images of bubbling mountain streams and blue skies, turbulence faces the Denver-based brewing giant…  Read more…

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Five Mines students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

GOLDEN, Colo., April 6, 2015 – Five Mines students received the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF), which provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.The following students received awards based on their research proposals…  Read more…

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New coalition plans to steer Denver-area road projects back on track

By Kieran Nicholson

A newly formed transportation coalition in the Denver area plans to steer a long-envisioned western beltway on course after a decades-long bumpy ride.

The  WestConnect Corridor Coalition, a wide-ranging group of transportation stakeholders, will meet Wednesday in Superior with the goal of getting back to the table and moving forward — in unison…  Read more…

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5 Photos From Lookout Mountain That Will Take Your Breath Away

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Golden brewery creates craft beer with Peeps

By Trevor Hughes

GOLDEN – In the shadow of the gigantic Coors brewery, craft brewer Kim Collins has concocted an unholy alliance of sorts to celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring.

Collins put Peeps in her beer. Yes, those brightly colored, sugary marshmallow-y treats that appear around Easter have been made into a craft brew…  Read more…

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Trail Closures at North Table Mountain Park

A small section of Mesa Top Trail, between North Table Loop and Rim Rock Trail, is closed due to flood damage. See map. This section will be restored in 2015. Rim Rock Trail will be closed March 1 through July 31 to buffer prairie falcon territories and allow for successful nesting…  Jeffco.us

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Friends of Apex Park to Steward Pick N Sledge Trail

Much of the September 2013 Flood damage to trails at Apex Park in Golden has been restored. The popular Pick N Sledge Trail had substantial damage in several areas and Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) was concerned about its long term sustainability. JCOS Trail Services  contemplated a complete reroute of the trail to make it more sustainable and had received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to do so…  Read more…

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Mines to feature panel on ISIS crisis, future of Syria April 8

GOLDEN, Colo., April 3, 2015 – Colorado School of Mines’ Hennebach Program in the Humanities is sponsoring a panel discussion on “The ISIS Crisis and the Future of Syria: Options for US Policy” April 8 at 5 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom C.

Hussein A. Amery, Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, will be introducing panel experts on Syria and the Middle East…  Read more…

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How Colorado colleges stack up on value (Slideshow)

By Caitlin Hendee

With Colorado projected to be among the top three states with jobs that require postsecondary training by 2020, many people are finding it is more important now than ever to have a college education.

But with many four-year Colorado universities bumping up tuition higher than the national average, and the national cost of fees and tuition rising by 27 percent and student loan debt mounting to nearly $1.3 billion in 2014, getting the best return on investment is also crucial…  Read more…

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FantasE-Days to magically appear on campus April 9-11

GOLDEN, Colo., April 2, 2015 – Colorado School of Mines will celebrate E-Days with the theme, FantasE-Days, April 9-11. To kickoff E-Days, on April 8, the Alpha Phis will host Alpha-Traz. Members of our community will be put under “Cardiac Arrest,” and booked in the Alpha Phi Jail from 3-7 p.m. on Kafadar Commons. The Residence Hall Association will be organizing a Poker Tournament from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Friedhoff Hall…  Read more…

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Women’s USA Pro Challenge to Finish in Golden

The USA Pro Challenge announced today the confirmation of an elite women’s race, the “Women’s USA Pro Challenge,” to take place over the course of three days, in conjunction with the men’s professional race…  Read more…

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Jeffco Sports Roundup: April 2

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Mines ranks 1st in state, 2nd in nation for best value

GOLDEN, Colo., April 1, 2015 – Colorado School of Mines ranked 1st in the state for best value colleges, according to a report by New York-based SmartAsset, a financial data and technology company. Mines, with a 99.72 affordability index and average starting salary for graduates of $66,700, was ranked 2nd in the nation behind University of Michigan…  Read more…

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Golden Police seize 12-year-old’s phone

By Ryan Haarer

GOLDEN – A recent case involving Golden police seizing a 12-year-old girl’s cell phone for video evidence is a perfect example of what a law passing through Colorado’s legislature is trying to change.

The girl’s cellphone video depicts the March 23 arrest of Dennis Lozoya at a Golden lounge which is owned by his girlfriend, Yolanda Jiron. Police have a protection order against Lozoaya. He is not supposed to be near Jiron…  Read more…

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Why Some Seniors Are Upsizing in Retirement

By Maryalene LaPonsie

When it comes to logical things to do in retirement, downsizing seems like it should top the list. Especially with the kids gone and leaving empty rooms behind, trading in a big house for a condo or more manageable home may be a smart move.

However, not all seniors are buying into the idea that they need to downsize their living arrangementsonce they stop working. In fact, a 2014 Merrill Lynch survey of 3,638 adults, including 2,192 baby boomers, found that half of pre-retirees who expect to downsize in retirement don’t do so. What’s more, 30 percent of those surveyed actually moved into larger homes after they retired…  Read more…

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How to hit the trails this spring

By Glenn Wallace

A relatively dry winter, and above-average temperatures this spring means the dreaded “mud season” has largely come to an end along the Front Range, including in Jefferson County.

“There’s quite a bit of anticipation,” said Erik Sanders, a Golden resident who enjoys mountain biking as well as trail running. “Trails are actually not too bad, drying out really quickly.”  Read more…

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Easter bunnies prepare for city’s egg hunt

By Amy Woodward

The children’s Easter Egg Hunt in Parfet Park is one of the shortest events held in Golden.

Each year, hundreds of kids aged 0 to 12 assemble on the grassy park and scramble to collect as many Easter eggs as possible.

“The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 10:02,” said Paul Jones, Kiwanis club member…  Read more…

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Mines students go lights out

By Amy Woodward

Colorado School of Mines students were among the millions of participants who took part in a world-wide effort to lower humanity’s carbon footprint during the annual Earth Hour celebration…  Read more…

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Golden City Lodge finds century old message

By Amy Woodward

On St. Patrick’s Day, Masonic members of the Golden City Lodge at 400 10th Street retrieved a historical document during their spring cleaning.

Past Master Byron Walker found a well-kept declaration from the Grand Lodge of Ireland, the second oldest established Masonic lodge in the long history of the Free Mason’s fraternal heritage…  Read more…

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All ears for Easter events

By John Akal

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s Easter Egg hunting season so find that Easter bonnet and get ready to chase down Peter Rabbit’s trail.

This year there are some great hunting grounds here in Golden, but make a note that they will be running their events on Saturday, April 4 instead of on Easter Sunday…  Read more…

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3-stage women’s race added to USA Pro Challenge 2015

By John Meyer

BRECKENRIDGE — With the combination of a dream coming true and severe sleep deprivation, elite cyclist Mara Abbott had to fight back tears Tuesday when it was announced the  USA Pro Challengewill add three stages for women this summer.

Abbott raced in a women’s World Cup on Sunday in northern Italy and spent all day Monday traveling to attend a media conference here, where the Women’s USA Pro Challenge will begin Aug. 21 with a time trial. Fort Collins and Golden will host stages the following two days…  Read more…

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What exactly IS a charter school?

Some 7,500 students currently attend Jefferson County’s 17 charter schools. Enrollment at these schools is growing faster than in district neighborhood schools. Why are parents sending their children to these schools in unprecedented numbers? Why are they drawing so much attention nationally and more specifically in Jeffco?  Read more…

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Physics Professor Collins talks academic publishing

With plenty of humor, Physics Professor Reuben Collins shared insights into the world of academic publishing, particularly the challenges it is facing, via his Faculty Senate Distinguished Lecture on March 26.

Collins opened with the story of how he came to be editor-in-chief of Applied Physics Letters. A year-and-a-half ago, “I was interested in trying something different,” he said. He’d always enjoyed writing, so he took up an offer to update a textbook. Then a colleague called and asked him to apply for the APL post.

“I didn’t know what that was,” Collins said. “So I said ‘yes.’”  Read more…

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Heritage Road says goodbye to traffic signals

By Amy Woodward

The Heritage Road Improvements Project will commence in the following weeks, causing road closures and detours that will impact commutes.

On Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Shelton Elementary at 420 Crawford St., a public meeting will be held to discuss phasing plans for the project that starts at Eagle Ridge Road and ends at Berthoud Way…  Read more…

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Miners Alley Presents Regional Premiere of 2012 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, Now thru 5/3

A mega hit on Broadway, off-Broadway and around the world, Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Godspell” tonight, 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.

A masterful retelling of the original sensation, with crisp new arrangements and an injection of contemporary references, “Godspell” (2012) is every bit as delightful as the original and its uniqueness is strong enough to allow it to stand alone without eclipsing its predecessor…  Read more…

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Mines Band visits Jamaica for music, engineering adventure

Eleven members of the Mines Band, along with Teaching Professor & Music Program Director Bob Klimek, Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association Board President Ray Priestley ’79 and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Cathy Skokan, spent Spring Break (March 9-13) in Jamaica…  Read more…

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3-D printing tech gives tortoise new life, is shaping manufacturing

By Jason Blevins

Cleopatra doesn’t seem impressed with her new coat. But the red plastic shell will likely save the teenage leopard tortoise’s life.

“This is a very good feeling,” said Colorado Technical University design student Roger Henry, who spent 600 hours tweaking software and assembling prototypes of the custom 3-D-printed shell for the malnourished Cleopatra…  Read more…

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Beautiful Junk Sale

By Bree Davies

An estate sale, garage sale and charity event rolled into one, this weekend’s Beautiful Junk Sale is certain to bring out the treasure hunters and bargain seekers, an estimated 2,000 people over two days. Put on as a fundraiser for the Action Center, a Jeffco nonprofit helping homeless and at-risk families, this three-decades-strong tradition puts its donated goods on display like a well-organized yard sale — spread across one very big yard…  Read more…

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Samson Energy LLC Donates $5,000 to Support Golden Library Remodel

(Lakewood, Colo. – Mar. 23, 2015) Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) and Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) are pleased to announce that Samson Energy LLC is supporting a naming opportunity in conjunction with the upcoming remodel of the Golden Library. Samson Energy’s $5,000 donation will support the addition of a fireplace in the library’s new community living room…  Read more…

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2015 All-Colorado wrestling team

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Colorado close to legalizing distillery pubs

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State patrol seeking witnesses in fatal crash west of Denver

GOLDEN, COLO. — The Colorado State Patrol is looking for witnesses in a fatal crash early this morning.

Troopers said the crash happened around 4:45 a.m. on westbound Interstate 70 just east of mile marker 256, which is near the intersection with Colorado 470…  Read more…

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Colorado close to legalizing distillery pubs

By Brandon Rittiman

DENVER – In the state’s apparent quest for new and exciting ways to allow people to get buzzed, you could soon see a new type of bar opening up in Colorado: the distillery pub.

With dozens of new distilleries opening up, the idea is to give the emerging craft liquor business a leg up in Colorado with an extra business model already available to brewers…  Read more…

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Mount Zion M going dark for Earth Hour

At 8:30 p.m. on March 28, the iconic LED-lit M on Mount Zion west of Golden will go dark for one hour as part of an Earth Hour observance at Colorado School of Mines…  Read more…

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Mines wins TMS Materials Bowl

Colorado School of Mines has once again won the Materials Bowl, held by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society at its annual meeting and exhibition March 15 to 19 in Orlando.

The Mines chapter of the Material Advantage Student Program defeated Georgia Institute of Technology in the final…  Read more…

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Entertaining while making a living

By Amy Woodward

Local entrepreneur and small business owner Kathy Hawke of Jester’s Entertainment has been providing creative face painting services and other forms of fun entertainment to kids and adults for many years. She is usually found at the First Friday Street Fair and Golden Farmers Market…  Read more…

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Golden Girl Scout enriches STEM for students

By Amy Woodward

For young women involved in Girl Scouts, earning a Gold Award places them among a select group of women who have taken on the task of creating a lasting project to improve their community.

Christina Bear, 17, of Golden, became a part of that 100-year-old history when she earned her Gold Award after successfully creating and sustaining a STEM enrichment program for minority students through Horizons, a summer student enrichment program under Colorado Academy in Denver…  Read more…

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GT 0326 state of the city

By Amy Woodward

In what was his last State of the City address, City Manager Mike Bestor, gave a summation of the city’s accomplishments in 2014, with a synopsis of some of Golden’s future projects, all delivered to the audience in Bestor’s signature repartee…  Read more…

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Fun memories and a rocking musical

By John Akal

Wow, we have a busy weekend coming up here in Golden with lots of interesting events. So, instead of my usual introductory banter, let’s get to it!  Read more…

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