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Colorado gets a 24-karat donation to cover the State Capitol dome in gold

Author: Ernest Luning - September 27, 2011 - Updated: September 27, 2011

The State Capitol’s iconic gold dome will once again be clad with gold mined in Colorado, and the shiny stuff won’t cost taxpayers a cent. That’s because Anglo-Gold Ashanti, owners of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mine in Teller County, is donating 72 ounces of the precious metal to a state preservation effort under way […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.