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Memorial Services Set for City Attorney

on January 7, 2008 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Memorial Services Set for City Attorney

Memorial services for long-time Golden City Attorney and President of Windholz & Associates law firm Jim Windholz will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Windholz, 65, died of heart attack on Jan. 1 while in California to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Beth Lind, who died on Christmas Day.

Windholz had been appointed and served as the City Attorney in Golden since January 1990. He also served as the City Attorney in Lafayette since May 2004 and in Sheridan since October 2002. His firm wrote the Charter that made Sheridan a home-rule city. Other public agencies his firm currently represents include the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


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Golden City attorney dies – Jim Windholz

on January 2, 2008 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Golden City attorney dies – Jim Windholz

The long-time City Attorney for the cities of Golden, Lafayette and Sheridan, Jim Windholz, 65, president of Boulder-based Windholz & Associates law firm, died of a heart attack Jan. 1. Windholz was in California to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Beth Lind, who died on Christmas Day.

Windholz had been appointed and served as the City Attorney in Golden since January 1990, in Lafayette since May 2004 and in Sheridan since October 2002. His firm wrote the Charter that made Sheridan a home-rule city. Other public agencies his firm currently represents include the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


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Golden nets financial award

on October 22, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Golden nets financial award

The Certificate for Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Golden by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its 2006 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

 

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

 


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City to Broadcast Candidates Forum

on October 11, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on City to Broadcast Candidates Forum

The City of Golden is broadcasting the Leadership Golden Alumni Association’s candidates forum, sponsored by the Golden Transcript and Golden Good Government League. The candidates running for office in […]


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Mountain Lion sighted in Golden area

on September 4, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Mountain Lion sighted in Golden area

A mountain lion was reported to have lunged at a large picture window of a home in the 300 block of Cliff Lane shortly after dark Aug. 30. The homeowner said she heard a loud bang on the glass near where she was standing and turned around in time to see a large mountain lion circle her back patio twice before disappearing into the open space behind the home, which is near Peery Parkway and Partridge Circle on the western edge of North Table Mountain.

 

The Golden Police Department has reported a higher than usual volume of calls related to mountain lions this year, but this is the first report of aggressive behavior. The Golden Police Department has notified the Colorado Division of Wildlife of the incident.


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Golden Mayor to oppose Broomfield, Northwest Parkway deal

on August 28, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Golden Mayor to oppose Broomfield, Northwest Parkway deal

olden Mayor Chuck Baroch and Mayor Pro Tem Jacob Smith will attend tonight’s Broomfield City Council meeting to speak during the public comment period shortly after 6 p.m. against […]


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Golden fire fatal

on August 26, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Golden fire fatal

Fire in Golden Terrace West Mobile Home Fatal

Golden, Colo. — Aug. 25, 2007 — A fire in a mobile home at Golden Terrace West early this morning was fatal.
Golden Fire Department received a call at 2:48 a.m. from a neighbor who reported seeing smoke at 250 B St. Upon arrival at the scene, the Fire Department’s first entry crew discovered a deceased victim in the home.


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Golden shaping up urban forest

on August 21, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Golden shaping up urban forest

Golden, Colo. — Aug. 21, 2007 — Citizens of Golden are helping to shape the future of the City’s urban forest through surveys currently in progress as part of the City of Golden Tree Project, a scientifically-based approach to increasing environmental benefits from trees growing within the City limits.

“The goal of the Golden Tree Project is to determine how trees can contribute to enhanced energy and water conservation and improved air quality throughout the City and other urban areas of Colorado’s Front Range,” said Golden City Forester Dave High. “Longer term, it will enable better decisions by developers, urban planners and homeowners about using trees to deliver the most benefit for the least cost.”


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Clear Creek dangerous during runoff

on May 15, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Clear Creek dangerous during runoff

While Clear Creek can be an enticing place to cool off in the hot summer months, the City of Golden would like to remind citizens that the creek is extremely dangerous and has taken many lives. Currents are so fast, especially during the spring runoff season, they can easily knock a person off their feet and sweep them down the river.

The Golden Fire Department’s swift water rescue team regularly pulls people to safety who have been innertubing and swimming in the creek. When using Clear Creek for recreational purposes, citizens should take all necessary safety precautions. You should never swim or innertube in the creek, especially without proper safety devices (including a life vest and helmet). Young children should never be allowed to play near the creek’s banks.


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Golden launches tree project

on May 8, 2007 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Golden launches tree project

Golden, Colo. — May 7, 2007 — The City of Golden has partnered with the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) to conduct the Golden Tree Project, a scientifically-based approach to increasing the environmental benefits from Golden’s urban forest.

“The right tree in the right place can lower energy and water consumption, improve air quality, and reduce the effects of global warming,” said Carol Lyons, IES executive director. “Through this collaboration, Golden will be a leader in demonstrating the potential of trees to reduce the negative effects of urban development on our environment.”

The goal of the Tree Project is to identify how trees can be used to optimize energy and water conservation, air quality, and carbon sequestration, a key element in global warming. IES team members will collect tree and building information at selected sites throughout Golden. This information will be evaluated to develop recommendations to obtain the greatest environmental benefits from the City’s urban forest.


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