The gold that will be used to replace the gilding on the state Capitol dome is back in Colorado after being transformed into gold leaf in Italy.
Gold mined in Colorado’s Cripple Creek and Victor areas is now on its way to Italy where it will be turned into gold leaf and then returned to the state.
The dome of the Colorado Capitol is going under wraps.
Donations are falling short to make repairs to the state Capitol, despite attempts to raise millions of dollars needed to bring the dome and building back to its original glory.
Colorado’s state Capitol dome is in desperate need of repair. State lawmakers said they haven’t come close to raising the money needed.
Repairs to Colorado’s Capitol dome are facing a six-month delay as expenses to restore the rusting cast-iron dome mount and private fund raising lags.
Colorado’s effort to raise money to repair its rusting Capitol dome is getting off to a rusty start itself.
The campaign to save the Capitol dome got under way on Wednesday. Organizers are also making it easy for people to donate. Residents can make $5 donations by texting the word “dome” to 50555.