June 24, 2017

The Bell Middle School iSTEM Open House and Other Upcoming Events

An open house for Bell Middle School's new STEM program is this week.

May 1, Bell Middle School Open House (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Program) The open house – focused on this very exciting new iSTEM program at Bell Middle School – starts at Bell at 6:30 p.m. It’s especially geared for students starting 7th grade next year, but it’s open to student, parent, or community member [...]

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My First Book Launch: The Nimble Nonprofit Hits the Streets

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In non-Golden news … last week I published my first book, The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit. We landed a bunch of great reviews on Amazon, held the #1 spot in the Kindle store for nonprofit books (we’re at #3 right now, but I’m still pretty happy about that), [...]

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Golden’s 2012 Sustainability Awards

Every year the Sustainability Advisory Board presents Sustainability Awards to Golden residents and organizations. The three recipients this year are all extremely worthy. From Mayor Sloan’s newsletter: Three 2012 Sustainability awardees were recognized at the [City Council] meeting. Compass Montessori School (through teacher Erik Albright) was singled out for its environmental education program that fosters students [...]

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Jeffco’s Toll Highway Bill: DOA

This is the sort of thing I suspect Jeffco would like to build through Golden. Photo by Flickr user Hytok.

Breaking news in the beltway department: State Senator Betty Boyd and State Representative Vaad decided not to introduce their beltway bill. The bill, which was crafted and pushed by the Jefferson County Commissioners, would have created a super-powerful but unaccountable highway authority that could condemn any land it wanted in Golden in order to build [...]

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“Ethics in Business” Luncheon, City Council Agenda, and Other Upcoming Events

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April 12, Ethics in Business Luncheon It’s at the Denver Marriott West from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You’ll find more info about the event on the Rotary Club of Golden website. April 12, City Council Business Meeting City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda includes awarding the utilities replacement bid, several proclamations, interviews for [...]

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A Final Report to the Community: 2008-2011

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Last week I finished up my last official city project, a final report to the community on what City Council accomplished over the past four years. If you live in Golden, you should have received it in your mailbox, but you can download it as well.

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Radio Golden Episode #3: the Beltway Lawsuit, Jeffco’s Emergency Notification System, Downtown Liquor Licenses, and More

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Radio Golden Episode #3 features an interview with the executive director of one of the environmental groups suing the federal government to stop the proposed toll highway north of Golden. We also cover Jeffco’s emergency notification system, Golden’s Community Wildfire Community Protection Plan, downtown Golden liquor licenses (and especially outdoor seating), and more. Check out [...]

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Memorial Service for Vi Hader on Monday, April 16

This photo (from the May 2005 Golden Informer) shows Vi (right) talking with Rick Gardner and Gwyn Green at Gwyn's City Council farewell party.

Some sad news: longtime Golden resident (and my delightful neighbor) Vi Hader passed away a couple of weeks ago. The Denver Post website has an obituary … Vi lived a very full and fascinating life, and contributed a lot to Golden during the sixty-ish years that she lived here. The memorial service is scheduled for [...]

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Radio Golden Episode #2: Mike Murphy, Sprawl, Rude Trail Users, and More

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Radio Golden Episode #2, featuring an interview with Mike Murphy, discussion about sprawl north of Golden and the library’s potential expansion, a rant about rude trail users, and more is available on the Radio Golden website. You can listen to or download Episode #2 and the Episode #2 Extended Interview, or you can just subscribe [...]

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E-Days and Other Upcoming Events

The ore cart pull ... all the way from Golden to the State Capitol.

March 29-31, Colorado School of Mines E-Days You’ll find details about the ore cart pull and all of the other E-Day events on CSM’s website, but the fireworks show has been cancelled because of the fire ban and may get rescheduled for later in the year. April 5, City Council Study Session City Hall at [...]

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