Hot Tickets: Geology and Cowboys

January 17, 2019
Arthur Lakes Library

The School of Mines Geology Museum will hold one of their free, popular, ED Talks this afternoon from 4-5PM at the Arthur Lakes Library (1400 Illinois St – map). Ed Raines will discuss the geology of Aspen focusing on the Leadville Limestone

Before Aspen became one of the world’s best-known ski resorts, it first achieved wealth and notoriety from its role in the Colorado Silver Boom. This month, Ed Raines, Geology Museum Collections Manager and Mining Historian will present two talks on the geology and the history of the Aspen District.

“The Leadville Limestone: Colorado’s Magic Rock.” Aspen was one of the leading producers of silver, due to the high concentrations of the mineral in the Leadville Limestone formation. This lecture will explore the geology of the Aspen District with an examination of the Leadville Limestone and how “Colorado’s Magic Rock” played such a key role in the deposits found in Aspen.

Berthoud Hall

At the same time (4-5PM) the Geology Department will present a lecture on Uranium Mobility and Accumulation at the Jackpile Mine, Laguna Pueblo, NM. Berthoud Hall, Room #241 (map). Learn more….

City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. This is a study session, which means no public comment. The Public Works Director will give a presentation on how the city’s annual asphalt paving plan is developed, and factors that are used to determine appropriate street maintenance. The Deputy Public Works Director will update Council on the planned utility rate study for the water, sewer and drainage utilities. Magellan Advisors will update council on the Broadband Feasibility Study. After the study session, they will move to executive session (no cameras or public) to give the City Manager his annual review.

American Mountaineering Center

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering starts this evening at 7:30 with a Sampler Showcase. If you’re not sure what this event is about, this is show is a great option, as each of the performers will play a short set (thus, “Sampler Showcase). All shows/all weekend will take place at the Mountaineering Center

Live Music Tonight:
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke, 9PM
GOLDEN HOTEL – Bridgewater Grill Lounge – Teresa Carroll and her Jazz Quartet, 6-9PM
NEW TERRAIN BREWING COMPANY – UllrGrass Band Competition, 6-9PM

Friday Preview
9:30 After ISIS: The Future of the Middle East in the Era of Donald Trump –
Jefferson Unitarian Church

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