A reader asks: What happens to marijuana grow businesses’ waste?

Denverite reader Nancy replied to one of our newsletters with a few marijuana questions.

Trimmer Daniel Newkirk works inside Verde Natural's grow facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) marijuana; pot; weed; verde natural; tommy chong; grow; agriculture; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Trimmer Daniel Newkirk works inside Verde Natural’s grow facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite reader Nancy replied to one of our newsletters with a few questions — she was curious about marijuana. Not how to consume, how much to consume, or anything of that nature. Here were her questions: What happens to the marijuana refuse from grow businesses? Where does it go? Does it have to be handled differently from regular trash that goes to a landfill?



Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour is coming to Denver

Former Vice President Joe Biden is gearing up to tour the country, except this time, it won’t be for political reasons.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is gearing up to tour the country, except this time, it won’t be for political reasons.

Biden will visit the Paramount Theatre on December 2 to promote his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose.”


Garfield Lake Park gets a unique — free — kids’ bicycle library and a new skills course

A new quarter-mile bike route runs around Westwood’s Garfield Lake Park, designed for children to be able to get exercise and for their parents to be able to keep a close eye on their kids.

Garfield Lake Park has a new bike path, July 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) garfield lake park; bike path; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; Mar Lee; denverite;
Garfield Lake Park has a new bike path, July 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A new quarter-mile bike route runs around Mar Lee’s Garfield Lake Park, designed for children to be able to get exercise and for their parents to be able to keep a close eye on their kids.

“This is pretty much a trial. There is not a lot of parks with something like this in it,” said Deak Brown, Denver’s Bike Park Operations Supervisor. “My hopes are that this is standardized. Parks aren’t just basketball courts and baseball fields anymore.”

On Monday, representatives from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Denver Parks and Recreation, Westwood Unidos and other organizations gathered in the park to see the new winding loop dotted with wooden ramp, to talk about how neighborhood kids helped make it happen, and to share details about a new way for area youth to get free access to bikes and exercise.


New Denver Nugget Paul Millsap’s re-introduction to Denver came in Montbello, where he lived as a kid

Millsap lived in Montebello until he was 12 years old before his family eventually moved to Ruston, Louisiana.

Paul Millsap is officially introduced as a new Nuggets player at the Montbello Recreation Center, July 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado nuggets; basketball; sports; montbello recreation center; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Paul Millsap is officially introduced as a new Nuggets player at the Montbello Recreation Center, July 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Paul Millsap was greeted by a marching band and dozens of children wearing his name on the back of their T-shirts as he entered his introductory press conference at the Montbello Recreation Center.

“It’s exciting to welcome Paul Millsap back to Denver and it is wonderful that he is honoring his early roots of growing up in the great community of Montbello,” said Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore, who has lived in Montbello for 20 years.

Millsap lived in Montebello until he was 12 years old before his family eventually moved to Ruston, Louisiana.

“This community helped mold me into the person I am today,” Millsap said. “The hard times, the good times. The words cannot explain what the city of Denver meant to me and my family when we were here.”