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Around 9:00 a.m., the Golden Police Department, with assistance from the Golden, Fairmont and Pleasant View Fire Departments and Alpine Search and Rescue conducted a highly coordinated, extensive and meticulous search for 87 year old James Mitchell. The search area encompassed several miles of paths and trails, rugged hillsides and residential areas, which unfortunately did not result in locating Mr. Mitchell.
The investigation into Mr. Mitchell’s disappearance continues. The Golden Police Department is asking for the public’s help. If you saw something or know something, please call us. We are asking the media to air and publish Mr. Mitchell’s photographs and story.
James Mitchell is 5’10” and weighs 180 pounds. He has blue eyes and thinning gray hair. He was last seen wearing a blue fleece vest, red plaid short-sleeved shirt, khaki cargo pants and black athletic shoes with Velcro closures. Mr. Mitchell possibly suffers from dementia and does not have any identification or a cell phone with him.
The Golden Police Department would like to thank the Golden, Fairmont and Pleasant View Fire Departments, Alpine Search and Rescue, members of the public and the family and friends of Mr. Mitchell who came out to help in the various searches that have occurred over the past two days.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Golden Police Department at 303-384-8045.
The Golden Community Center pools will reopen on Friday, December 15, 2017 after an eight week closure to renovate the pool’s mechanical systems and pump room. This renovation replaced the behind the scenes filtration and water treatment systems that ensure clean water for the pools.
New filters, chlorine delivery units and ultraviolet purification systems (UV) have been installed. This project brought the GCC pump room up to industry standards and goes beyond current Health code requirements for decontamination systems. The hot tub will have a delayed reopening and will be available beginning Friday afternoon.
The Golden History Museum, in celebration of its forthcoming 80th anniversary in 2018, is embarking on a full renovation of the museum’s public spaces. The initiative called Discovery Awaits will transform the museum into a warm, welcoming, and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing our past. The renovation includes new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City’s collection of historic objects. With the vision of “always something new to discover,” the renovated Golden History Museum brings the behind-the-scenes practices of object discovery and preservation to the front of the house.
Beginning December 31, 2017, the Golden History Museum will close temporarily to the public during construction and installation. Golden History Museum anticipates reopening in early summer of 2018. During this period, GHM will continue to offer public programs at alternate locations around Golden.
Until then, the museum is open six days per week through Dec. 30, 2017, with the exception of Christmas and Christmas Eve, and admission is free from now through closing!
For more information about Discovery Awaits and museum programming, visit the GHM events page.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!