Two inventions from CSM

Two research projects have been chosen to receive funding through the Colorado School of Mines Proof of Concept Fund to aid in bringing the products to the marketplace.

The Mines Proof of Concept Fund is provided by the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, and will be used to develop those research projects into technologies that may be eventually licensed to private companies, or used as the basis for their own start-up companies.

The first chosen project could have application for the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding and clot disorders, entitled “Measuring Blood Clotting Potential in Microfluidic Flow Assays: Keith Neeves, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.”

The second project would help make the production of fuel cells and other industrial processes cheaper - “A Low-cost Sensor for Detection of Catalyst Coking: Jason Porter, Mechanical Engineering Department.”

First ever race on North Table Mountain

North Table Mountain, by special Jefferson County Open Space permit, will be open for a competitive trail race, called the Mesa Run, on May 5.

The 10-mile Mesa Run is a fundraiser, benefiting the Compass Montessori Education Foundation, which supports the Compass Montessori School in Golden. The school has also sponsored the Compass Harvest Festival Race since 2006.

In addition to the competitive 10-mile Mesa Run, there will be a 5K-trail run, and a 1-mile kid’s fun run. The Mesa Festival, following the run, will be open to runners and the public alike. The festival will feature live music by Yo Mommas & Papas, kid’s activities including an obstacle course and a climbing wall, a dog training demonstration, local food trucks, and more.

Race registration is open through May 5. Spaces for the 10-mile Mesa Run are limited to 300.

Registration, details about the finisher’s festival, and information about sponsorship opportunities can be found at 

Clear Creek trail widening

In hopes of relieving some congestion along the Clear Creek Trail as it winds through Golden, the City will be widening the trail in between the Billy Drew Bridge (just west of the Golden Library) up to the Golden RV Park (at the end of 10thStreet).  The trail will be widened from eight feet to 12 feet wide.

The construction project is set to begin in mid-April and will take about two weeks to complete, depending on weather. 

The construction will NOT occur on weekends and the trail should be accessible on weekends as well.  When the trail is not available, there will be detours to get you around the area. Using the sidewalk along 10th Street will likely be the best alternative to the trail according to city officials.

If you have any questions regarding the trail widening project, contact Joe Puhr at


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