December 18, 2017

CSM Lobbies for Fastest Supercomputer

Colorado School of Mines is competing with at least two other Colorado schools to locate a new $75 million National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer on the Golden CSM campus. Read the CBS4 news story. According the news story, it would run at a petaflop, or 1,000 trillion computations per second, which is three times [...]

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Community Development Block Grants: More Info

Here is a National League of Cities news release I found on the issue I wrote about yesterday – the Bush Administration’s proposed one billion dollar cut to the Community Development Block Grant program. The release has some other info about the conference as well.

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Community Development Block Grants

I’m writing from Washington, D.C. this evening after my first day at the National League of Cities conference.  It is impressive, with thousands of city councilors and mayors from all over the country sharing stories and lessons.  It is interesting, though perhaps not surprising, that so many folks in other communities face challenges similar to [...]

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Bible Flats

A few folks have asked me where the name Bible Flats – the neighborhood north of Highway 58 and west of Washington – came from. Of course I sent an email to Rick Gardner right quick. Rick reports that although the origin of the moniker isn’t entirely clear, he thinks it may have earned the [...]

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Clean Energy Trends

Grist reported yesterday on Clean Energy’s new annual report on clean energy trends. The predictions include that the solar photovoltaics industry will grow from an $11.2 billion industry in 2005 to $51.1 billion by 2015 and that the fuel cell and distributed hydrogen market will grow from $1.2 billion last year to $15.1 billion by [...]

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Main Street 101

On March 21-23 the Golden Hotel will host the Main Street 101 Training conference. Their lit explains that the Main Street Approach was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It’s not cheap – it looks like the general registration fee is $215 – but if you [...]

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Save Money on Gas . . .

If you commute or drive your kids to school you may be interested in knowing more about DRCOG’s “RideArrangers.” RideArrangers offers help arranging vanpools, carpools, and schoolpools (to share the responsibility of driving your kids to school). They help businesses develop telecommuting programs allowing employees to work from home full-time, a few days a week, [...]

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Proposed Senior Housing Exception to the 1% Growth Limit

As you may know, Golden is governed by a 1% annual limit on residential growth. The process (found at Chapter 18.70 of the Municipal Code) is structured so that at the beginning of every year we calculate the number of available building permits and then – more or less – issue them through the year [...]

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Golden’s Brooke Sauer Makes Wrestling History

Hats off to Golden High School senior Brooke Sauer, the first girl ever to qualify for Colorado’s high school wrestling tournament. Sauer went into the Tournament with a 26-12 record. MSNBC also reported that Michaela Hutchinson of Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska earlier this month became the first girl in the nation to win [...]

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Golden's Brooke Sauer Makes Wrestling History

Hats off to Golden High School senior Brooke Sauer, the first girl ever to qualify for Colorado’s high school wrestling tournament. Sauer went into the Tournament with a 26-12 record. MSNBC also reported that Michaela Hutchinson of Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska earlier this month became the first girl in the nation to win [...]

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