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Proposed ordinance would change Colorado Springs utility locates Email
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 05:00 AM

Worker diggingColorado Springs Utilities has proposed an ordinance change for the City of Colorado Springs concerning underground damage prevention safety. As a home rule entity, the city would establish its own utility locates program and would be responsible for enforcement.

Denver offers free PPE for small businesses Email
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 04:00 AM

surgical maskCity and County of Denver launched a program to help small businesses access PPE related to reducing the spread of coronavirus. Last week, a registration form was made available for businesses to register for a free personal protective equipment (PPE) kit.

Overlooked trees that do well in Colorado Email
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 03:00 AM

Fagus sylvatica ‘Fastigiata’ (Dawyck), Upright European BeechIn each issue of Colorado Green magazine, Dr. James Klett at Colorado State University (CSU) recommends plants and trees that have been proven successful in Colorado’s conditions. In the July/August issue of the magazine, Klett repeated some recommendations for trees. When asked why he was repeating the recommendation, he noted that despite the recommendations, the plants’ success in CSU’s woody plant evaluations, and availability at local nurseries, landscape companies seem slow to use these trees.

Safe + Sound Week 2020 offers increased online resources Email
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 02:00 AM

safetyThis week, August 10-16, is Safe + Sound Week, an OSHA initiative that celebrates successful safety programs and encourages workplace safety across the nation. This year, in light of pandemic restrictions, many events are being offered online as webinars.  

CSU online horticulture degree shows remarkable growth Email
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 01:00 AM

Online courseThe official launch in fall 2017 for the Colorado State University (CSU) online Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture enrolled 25 students, and the first student graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the online program in fall 2018. As of spring 2020, enrollment in the online program was 102.

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