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Landscape pros found their calling in high school Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 05:00 AM


HS students learn from an ALCC proA poll conducted by Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado in late 2016 revealed some interesting facts about how Colorado professionals found their way into the landscape industry.

Many started in high school
Perhaps the most compelling statistic reveals 58% of respondents had landscape experience in and around high school years. This applies to longtime pros as well as newbies. Only a handful grew up in family landscape businesses.

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Soft skills matter in Courtney Mayo's classroom Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 04:00 AM


Jessica Moore interviews Green Mountain High studentAfter attending the Landscape Career Pathways training for high school teachers March 9-10, Courtney Mayo of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood returned to her classroom inspired to get her students on board with soft skills as much as hands-on skills. Many of her students participated in mock interviews March 21 with ALCC volunteers Lauren Bloom of Bloom Concrete and Landscape and Jessica Moore and Dylan Hicks of Diggable Designs Landscapes.

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Court case demonstrates the importance of language and grammar in HR documents Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 03:00 AM


GrammarIf you’re clear and concise in your document, does your small business really need to have a lawyer review your employee handbook or contracts? A recent court decision has shown us just how important the details can be when drafting an employee document. A dairy in Portland, Maine may be liable for $10M in overtime pay to drivers—because they didn’t use a serial comma.

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Contact 811 three business days before digging Email
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Written by Colorado 811   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 02:00 AM


Contact 811 three biz days before diggingThis April will mark the tenth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Colorado residents to always click or call 811 at least three business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every state governor across the country, including Colorado.

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GreenCO issues statement on construction defects bill Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 01:00 AM

www.greenco.orgGreenCO has issued a position statement on Colorado's pending construction defects legislation.

Background
Colorado’s housing market has not kept pace with the demand for affordable homes among first-time homebuyers and others with a modest or fixed income. Rising housing costs and soaring rents are now pricing many Coloradans out of the market. Yet, condos and townhomes, which have always provided a pathway to homeownership for renters, now represent a small fraction of Colorado’s housing market.

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