Should You Call Denver Colorado Your New Home?

Denver is the capital city of Colorado, and so many people enjoy living there. Not only do you get the benefits of being in the big city, but you also have all kinds of great places to visit in Colorado. For example, there is Monarch Mountain near Salida, Colorado, which I can tell you is one of the coolest cities in the state, during wintertime. My church youth group went skiing and snowboarding there, and it is just an absolutely gorgeous place.


That is just one of the mountainous places that is close by that Denver residents can enjoy. Of course, Denver can be home base, and it is quite the city. If you’ve never been there, you’re going to feel like a tourist at first for quite some time, but that’s just fine. There are all kinds of attractions and great new places to visit. For example, you can stop by the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Zoo, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway and Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour.

Those are just a handful of the top attractions in Denver, Colorado. Have you ever been to the great city of Boulder? This is considered to be one of the best cities in Colorado as well. If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Stand,’ that is the city featured in the film. Now, are you ready for kind of an odd reason why many people are moving to Colorado? The state recently legalized marijuana, and so many people have moved there for that reason, too.

In fact, one of my friends voiced that as one of her biggest reasons for moving to the state with her partner. She was all smiles about that. Last time I heard, she was still living there, too. When living in Denver, other attractions you want to visit include Union Station, Washington Park, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Molly Brown House Museum and the Great Divide Brewery. Which of these attractions would you like to visit first?

Denver isn’t just a large city with plenty to do, as it’s also the most populated city. As you can imagine, you get all four seasons when you’re in Denver, as it has a very nice climate. There is going to be plenty of snow though, so if you’re not used to colder winters, it’s time to get familiar. Hey, that’s when you can go skiing, and many people enjoy those wintertime activities for a few months.

Denver has a booming economy. Do you have a job there already? If not, then there are many major employers that you could apply with before your big move. Just to put a number to it, Denver’s economy ranks #18 in the nation out of all US cities. My brother owns a search marketing firm there called – A Denver company.

Where are you moving from? Moving isn’t easy, but it sure is going to be fun considering your new home is Denver, Colorado. Get ready to start familiarizing yourself with a great US city, and hopefully you will enjoy your new home.

Welcome to the Gold Lab Colorado Blog!

The Gold Lab at the University of Colorado was established in 1971 by Dr. Larry Gold upon his arrival at the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Starting with basic research on bacteria and bacteriophage, the lab shifted its focus to human disease following the invention of the SELEX process in 1989. While at the university, Dr. Gold served as the chairman of the department from 1988 to 1992.

Dr. Gold is one of a handful of people associated with the beginnings of biotechnology in Colorado. He cofounded an early biotech company, Synergen, and then founded NeXstar, a company that discovered Macugen, a drug to treat age-related blindness. Dr. Gold is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Currently Dr. Gold serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SomaLogic, a proteomics company. The Gold Lab today focuses on the utilization of biological and information technology to improve healthcare.

Opinion – When Everyone’s A Techno Journalist, No One Is


CNN wants people who wear Google Glass (who actually call themselves “Glass-holes”) to become the news organization’s eyes on the world.

Otherwise, the network risks having to hire journalists. And nobody wants them.

News organizations have put a lot of time and effort into eliminating actual journalists from journalism. Many local news producers are replacing the camera operators in their studios with robots.

Just last year, the powers that be at the Chicago Sun-Times laid off all of their photographers. After all, anyone can take a photo, right? Who needs a professional when everyone has a phone on his or her camera?

Maybe the people who say such things have seen the photography of Robert Capa, Arthur Fellig or Dorothea Lange. If they have, however, they obviously don’t know the difference between amateur and professional or consider it just too expensive.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter. Soon everyone will be a photojournalist with cameras built right into their glasses. And to paraphrase a line from “The Incredibles,” when everyone’s a photojournalist, no one will be.

Still, Tech Times reports the brave new world is almost here.

It starts with CNN asking all the Glassholes out there to submit their videos and photographs.

“We launched a new feature that invites you to share photos and videos with CNN directly from Google Glass,” Tech Times quotes Katie Hawkins-Gaar, CNN’s iReport editor.

Tech Times reports iReport is part of the trend in wearable technology, making CNN the first-ever major news network to let its audience and readers contribute their videos and stories directly through the Google Glass device.

Oh, goody.

This is more than just an old warhorse whining about his industry changing and pushing out his old drinking buddies. Journalists, by God, serve a function in society. Journalism is not something any ol’ someone can do.

What the Sun-Times, CNN and other news organization are doing is passing out Swiss army knives on the street and telling everyone that they’re now “citizen surgeons.”

Start remove those gall bladders!

Journalism is not just dumping facts, opinions and images in front of the public. It is (or damn well used to be) about putting those elements in a meaningful context and adhering to a rigid code of conduct and ethics.

While more than a few people flouted those codes, there were always editors with hiring and firing authority to enforce them. There was an organization in place to make sure the public received the most responsible version of the news.

Schools of journalism made people spend four years and thousands of dollars to obtain degrees that assured everyone that journalism is a craft and profession. It’s not a hobby you can take up by buying the latest tech.

There’s a fine line here.

Journalism is not a credentialed profession. You do not need a license or a passing score on an exam to practice journalism. The First Amendment guarantees that everyone is invited to the party.

To get in, however, you used to have to get past the bouncer — a curmudgeonly old $#@& called an “editor.” Even Superman had to get his approval before filing his first story at the Daily Planet.

The real danger of life without editors is that “news” without perspective and background will be simply thrown out at the public.

That’s no way for people in a free and open society to get the information they need for self government.

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