The 3rd Annual Golden Games are May 17-19. Competition events include kayaking, Stand Up Paddling and fly fishing.
There will be a “Paddle with the Pros” clinic, a “Pub Crawl” and Slack Line Clinics/Demos. An estimated 100 athletes will be competing for over $5,000 worth of prizes.
The Golden Games stated goal is to “continuously seek to bring together a wide variety of communities to celebrate outdoor adventure sports through competition, music, entertainment, and lifestyle events in the culturally rich setting of Golden, CO.”
For more information, and a detailed schedule go to www.thegoldengames.com.
Five Golden teachers received teacher recognition awards and $250 each during Teacher Appreciation week.
The Golden Schools Foundation provided the awards and cash prizes. The money is to be used to enrich the teacher’s classrooms.
The winners include:
• Mitchell Elementary kindergarten teacher Robin MacKinnon;
• Kyffin Elementary sixth grade teacher Travis Walters;
• Ralston Elementary kindergarten teacher Kara Tice;
• Golden High School teacher Jeanie Maurer;
• Welchester Elementary second grade teacher Kira Jones.
Parents, principals, students, teachers and staff members were asked to nominate Golden teachers who demonstrate Innovative and effective teaching methods that demonstrate clear academic results for students, commitment to their students, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to create a positive school environment.
For more information about the foundation, its fundraising efforts, and awards, visit www.goldenschoolsfoundation.org
Tera Wineland of Golden, Colorado, is a finalist to win a $1,500 college scholarship through the SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program. Wineland was chosen as one of 10 finalists from a pool of more than 500 applicants. To apply, Wineland submitted an essay about how her experience with her parent’s farm, Good Venture LLC, has shaped her into the person she is today.
The SuretyBonds.com scholarship committee narrowed the field down to 10 finalists, and the public’s vote via Facebook will determine three winners who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to be used toward furthering their education.
Individuals can vote once per day through May 31 at woobox.com/cbaxpu.
Jeffco Parks is rolling in the heavy equipment for the launch of Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club at the Golden Library branch.
Jeffco Parks will supply a backhoe for the summer reading kickoff at the Golden Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, May 31.
Youth are invited to explore and take pictures with the machine, which will be powered off and stationary. A parks staff member will be on hand to answer questions from curious children.
The summer reading program designed for youth is themed Dig into Reading, making the heavy machinery a perfect accessory for the launch party.
Jeffco Parks will also be providing temporary tattoos.
Golden Library, part of the Jefferson County Public Library system, is located at 1019 10th Street in downtown Golden.
The Summer Reading Club runs from June 1 to July 31. Registration is currently open on the library’s website at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.