Friday, March 23, 2012

Golden Stars -- Golden companies, mountaineering center, library, and staff

Yesterday, two remarkable Golden companies received Industry Awards from the Jefferson County Economic Development Commission. ERA, a Waters Company that recently moved to the Coors Tech Center was given a business recognition award. ERA is a market leader in laboratory proficiency testing.  PharmaJet, in the corporate center, was singled out for an innovative technology award, given to  a company in the forefront of new and advanced technologies. PharmaJet has developed a product that delivers liquid pharmaceuticals – vaccines and drugs - through the skin without needles or patches. The device has found a global market. It's terrific to have these companies adding to Golden's vitality.

Tomorrow, Saturday March 24, the Colorado Mountain Club will be holding its 10th Annual MountainFest. The event will feature free outdoor skills clinics, museum tours, open climbing and a climbing competition on the indoor rock wall, slacklining and an expo featuring its hiking, mountaineering, fly fishing, and camping schools, conservation program, mountaineering museum, adventure travel, youth education program, and more. There is also a happy hour with a live band from 4-6:30 p.m.

The library's One Book, One Golden program, continues to invite community members to come together in talking about Growing Up True: Lessons of a Western Boyhood by Craig Barnes.  If you have read the book, you know why the photogenic chickens at Clear Creek History Park are featured in this publicity photo.

Photo By Linda Sorrento
The engaged members of the Golden Good Government League (3GL) have issued a well-deserved shout out to Golden's city staff. In a letter, they state that 3GL "has monitored City of Golden government for more than 30 years" and "can’t help recognizing now the vibrancy and general economic wellbeing seen in our community over the past few years."  3GL "feel[s] especially grateful for all the efforts by the hardworking individuals on City staff" and "believe[s] that the leadership by Mike Bestor and the department heads has allowed Golden to remain in a very healthy financial condition during these more difficult economic times. "  Staff's efforts "ensure our dollars are used wisely have made it possible for our city to continue to improve while other nearby cities have experienced financial difficulties.  Our streets, walkways, parks and bikeways are clean, well maintained and inviting to all, and our city services are top-notch.  Golden looks and feels great!" 3GL wants staff members to know that their dedication is noticed and appreciated.

And, finally, photos of the West Line clearance test.

Sent to the Golden Fire Department by Kent McCreary.
RTD Photo

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