August 20, 2019

Public Art in Golden

I mentioned that one of our more colorful conversations at last week’s City Council meeting had to do with public art in Golden. The issue came up because of a proposal to install a new bronze statue at the north end of town adjacent to Highway 93. I asked for an explanation of the process […]

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What’s Next With the Helicopters?

I wanted to offer a few more thoughts and clarifications about the Rotors of the Rockies helicopter flights. First of all, I think it’s important that folks in the community understand that City Council did not approve either the ongoing service between Golden and DIA or the promotional event last Thursday. Had Rotors of the […]

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What's Next With the Helicopters?

I wanted to offer a few more thoughts and clarifications about the Rotors of the Rockies helicopter flights. First of all, I think it’s important that folks in the community understand that City Council did not approve either the ongoing service between Golden and DIA or the promotional event last Thursday. Had Rotors of the […]

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Pothole Hotline Contest

I believe next week is the last week of the city’s 2006 Pothole Hotline Contest. Every week the Public Works Department awards a prize to the person reporting the largest pothole that week. The largest pothole as of the beginning of this week was 24” x 30”, which seems rather large to me. I think […]

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TV Time at City Hall

We did it – our first televised City Council meeting. The DVDs and web download version won’t be available until Monday, though, so those of us who were on tv won’t have a chance to see how it looked until then. A few folks sent emails last night saying they thought it worked well but […]

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Effectively Reaching Out to City Council

I energetically welcome folks in the community reaching out to me and to the rest of City Council. I think being accessible to the folks we represent is a critical part of our job. That said, there are more and less effective ways to communicate with your City Council representatives, and I thought I would […]

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Golden City Council Goes Live

At long last, we’ll start broadcasting City Council study sessions and regular meetings on Comcast cable channel 8. You can watch live at 7 p.m. on most Thursday nights, and Comcast is planning to rebroadcast the meetings at various times of day throughout the rest of the week. It’s funny to think that we’ll have […]

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Here Come the Helos

Yup, it's true, helicopter are coming to Golden. As you may have read in the Transcript or heard on the street, the Golden Hotel has a new service providing helicopter transportation between DIA and Golden. I think the helicopters will land at a private land site on the west end of 8th street next to […]

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Golden Fire Department Wins Another Award

Kudos to Kevin Milan of the Golden Fire Department for receiving a 2005 Outstanding Research Award from the Department of Homeland Security. Whether it's in response times or effective fire fighting or research, our fire department excels. We are fortunate to have such an exceptional crew (mostly volunteers) working as hard as they do to […]

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Political Judgments

Judy Denison has a really interesting story on how people make judgments on political issues in tonight’s newsletter. I’ll just post the entire article: MAKING JUDGMENTS ON POLITICAL ISSUES [From: Chris Carroll Wednesday, March 22] Emory study lights up the political brain When it comes to forming opinions and making judgments on hot political issues, […]

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