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Colorado Green NOW: the latest news for the Colorado landscape industry.


Quarantine leads Coloradans to look for landscape improvements Email
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 05:00 AM

Ivy Street Design patio workWith the pandemic keeping people at home for an extended time, some consumers have turned their attention to their yards. Whether they are noticing a few areas in their landscape that are ripe for improvement, starting a vegetable garden for the first time, or looking to create a staycation paradise in their yard, many Coloradans are looking for help in their landscapes.  

Workplace safety is more important than ever Email
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 04:00 AM

Hardhat outdoorsThis year, National Safety Month takes on a sense of urgency as people around the globe deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Workplace safety is more important than ever, and employers have new responsibilities to their employees, their clients, and their communities with regards to safety.

Leo Degenstein received Stan Brown Award Email
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 03:00 AM

Leo Degenstein and Becky GarberThe Stanley Brown Associate Member Distinguished Service Award is presented to an associate member employee who has helped make the industry more professional, is known for outstanding association service and has been a loyal supporter of ALCC and Colorado’s landscape industry. This year’s recipient is Leo Degenstein with the LL Johnson Distributing Company.

In memoriam: Bill "Smitty" Smith Email
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 02:00 AM

Bill Smitty SmithThe Colorado landscape industry mourns the loss of Bill Smitty” Smith, founder of Smitty’s Sprinklers, CentennialHis family shared the following obituary: 

Smitty” -or- “Bill” born Chalmer William Smith Jr. on June 25, 1941. A dedicated family man, a mentor to many and an outstanding member of the community, he passed away Sunday, May 10th, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and two devoted children. Bill is survived by his wife, Myrna Smith; his children, daughter Mary Alice Smith; his son Steve and wife Sarah Smith; sisters Dottie, Joan and Judy. 

In memoriam: Bill Whittaker Email
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 01:00 AM

candleVeteran landscape professional in the Colorado mountain community Bill Whittaker, Whittaker Landscape Services, suffered a fatal injury on May 4th, 2020 in an accident near his home.

“Bill was a man of high integrity, and anyone who knew him will attest to his great attitude and professionalism,” said Matt Mueller, Siloam Stone, Inc. “The landscape industry has certainly suffered a great loss with Bill’s passing.”

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