June 24, 2019

Council Considers Agreement to End Jefferson Parkway Fight

After another long negotiating session yesterday, Golden, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Jefferson Parkway jurisdictions reached a tentative agreement to end the two decade-long beltway fight. We’ve got details up on the city’s web site. City Council will be considering and probably voting on the potential agreement at a special meeting on December […]

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Golden’s Community Accountability Report

One of my projects during my term as mayor was the creation of a Community Accountability Report sharing with Golden residents the city’s performance on a range of issues that directly impact our quality of life in town. Unlike most government reports, which focus on lists of actions taken, this report focuses more on outcomes: […]

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Shelton’s “Reflections” Awards Ceremony

“Reflections” is one of Shelton Elementary’s coolest events. Students are invited to create an original work of art in visual arts, photography, literature, film production, music composition, or dance choreography. I swung by Shelton a couple of weeks ago to sit in on the PTA meeting and then to watch the Reflections awards ceremony. It […]

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2011 Golden Election Results: Marjorie Sloan, Saoirse Charis-Graves, and Marcie Miller

Golden’s 47th mayor will be Marjorie Sloan, and she’ll be joined on the dais by Saoirse Charis-Graves and Marcie Miller. The results in all three races were decisive. Mayor: Marjorie Sloan – 69.91% Wayne Weber – 30.09% City Council District 1: Saoirse Charis-Graves – 55.47% Richard Feltes – 44.53% City Council District 2: Marcie Miller […]

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The Golden Gallup Returns!

But this year it’s a mix of the old and the new . . . The old: a great community event, a challenging (but fun!) course, and a great charitable cause. The new: the cause this year is the Golden Schools Foundation, a home-grown nonprofit promoting excellence in Golden’s schools. The details on this year’s […]

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The Golden Municipal Election 2011: My Recommendations

It’s that time of year . . . Ballots for this year’s election are in the mail, and many folks around Golden have already received them. For your ballot and your vote to count, your ballot must be received by 7pm on Tuesday, November 1. I think it’s safe to mail it until October 27, […]

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FWS Toll Highway Hearing Thursday Evening

Here’s the city’s official alert about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service public hearing Thursday evening. Please come if you can, and either way please consider submitting written comments by the October 31 deadline as well. Citizens concerned about proposed Jefferson Parkway toll road can make their voices heard Public encouraged to speak out at […]

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2011 “State of the Community” and Mayor’s Awards for Excellence Wrap-Up

Last week Rotary Club of Golden and other sponsors hosted the “State of the Community” and Mayor’s Awards for Excellence event at Fossil Trace. The first photo includes all of the folks receiving Awards for Excellence this year along with the two selection committee members who presented the award and myself. I was really pleased […]

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2011 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence Recipients Announced

One of the best parts of my role as mayor is recognizing people in Golden who do extraordinary things to make our community better. The Mayor’s Awards for Excellence are one particularly important way of doing that, and I’m thrilled to announce the 2011 recipients of the award. Matt Burde for his vision, initiative, and […]

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Rocky Flats Toll Highway Environmental Assessment and Public Meeting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that they are planning to publish their Environmental Assessment on the proposed sale of the Rocky Flats right-of-way by the end of this week. The Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority proposed purchasing the right-of-way for use in their proposed Jefferson Parkway toll highway along the east side of […]

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