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Golden Games and Greener Golden

This is the weekend for the Golden Games.  Lots of people will be kayaking, slacklining, stand up padding, fly fishing, and generally playing on Clear Creek all weekend.  You are invited to watch or participate!  Check the Golden Games website to see the schedule of events, and the weather report and the USGS monitoring page to see the conditions.


The City is having some technical difficulties with their broadcasting equipment, so they were unable to broadcast last night’s City Council meeting live.  They’ll post an audio recording of the 5/14 City Council meeting, as well as recordings of the 5/12 EdComm, 5/11 GURA, and 5/7 Public Art Commission meetings as soon as possible.  In the meantime, they plan to accelerate their plans to buy new equipment this year.


The annual Greener Golden event takes place tomorrow morning from 9-noon.  If you ordered a Garden-in-a-Box, that’s where you go to pick it up.  They will also have xeric plants available to purchase on the spot.  The event takes place at the Golden Public Works Building, 1445 10th Street (map).

  • Kick-off the growing season with the City of Golden for the 6th annual Greener Golden celebration.
  • Pick up your pre-ordered Garden in a Box. Individual xeric plants and water wise products will also be available for sale.
  • Tour the Golden Community Garden and learn about opportunities to participate.
  • Have your questions answered by CSU Extension Master Gardeners and Master Composters.
  • Learn about the City’s Environmental Services programs, including water conservation and free sprinkler inspections.
  • Check out different varieties of xeric grasses, including a new “Dog Tuff” species that is resistant to pet impacts.
  • Find out how to deal with your green waste and how best to divert these materials from the landfill.
  • Pick up free compost to amend your garden soil. Bring your own container to fill – buckets, trash cans, old potting mix bags, etc.