Author: Leah Pinkus

Learning From a Tragic Accident

As a former gold rush town, Golden, Colorado has an extensive mining history. Along with the growth and prosperity that came with the large influx of people in search of gold and other natural resources, the town has seen its fair share of accidents in its 158 years. The White Ash Mine disaster of 1889 was one such incident that will be remembered long into the future. In 1993, The Foothills Genealogy Society of Colorado archived the event in its book “WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado” as “the most serious accident in the history of Golden.” On...

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Hooked on Running

Many people try to run a marathon at least once in their lifetime, training for perhaps a few months prior to the event to build their endurance. Ed Thompson ’71 took this idea several steps further. Thompson didn’t get hooked on running until he was 56 when a coworker detailed his experience running the Chevron Houston Marathon in January 2005. Sparking his interest, Thompson decided to give it a try and signed up for a program to make himself ready for the next Chevron Houston Marathon. “I began run-walking a mile,” Thompson said. “After a couple weeks, I could...

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Mines Alumna Comes Full Circle

From the moment she stepped onto the Mines campus, Denise Dihle ’93 felt at home nestled against the mountains in the small community of Golden, Colorado. She always knew she wanted to be an engineer and felt that Mines was the right size with the right attitude. “Everybody was in the same boat, and sometimes it was sinking, and sometimes it wasn’t,” she said. Twenty-three years after graduating, Dihle still lives in Golden, running her own engineering firm just a short walk from the Mines campus. She is the founder, owner and president of 360 Engineering, a mechanical consulting...

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