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The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Still time to push for H-2B cap relief Email
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Friday, April 28, 2017 10:45 AM

Save the H-2B program

We will have another week to push for H2B cap relief. Please keep up your outreach to your lawmakers.

House Floor Today
The House meets at 9 a.m.

STOPGAP FUNDING: The House plans to vote on H.J. Res. 99, which would extend government funding through May 5. The continuing resolution would keep in place the terms of two previous CRs, Public Law 114-223, which ran through Dec. 9, and Public Law 114-254, which runs through today. Funding under the CR would be at an annualized rate of about $1.07 trillion. The measure also would extend health-care payments for retired coal miners.

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Southern Chapter Day of Service supports landscape education Email
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 07:00 AM

 

ALCC Southern Chapter Day of Service, Falcon HighOn Friday, April 21, 31 members of ALCC’s Southern Chapter donated their talents at Falcon High School in the Colorado Springs area to create an outdoor learning laboratory. The learning lab will provide open-air classrooms for a new landscape curriculum the school is implementing fall of 2017 in partnership with the Landscape Career Pathways Program.

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Designs By Sundown is the people's choice for use of color Email
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 06:00 AM


Designs by Sundown, ELITE for Use of Color - People's ChoiceDesigns By Sundown, based in Littleton, earned The ELITE Award for Use of Color – People’s Choice for 2017. The award from Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, was bestowed after the public was invited to vote online at alcc.com and via social media.

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How secure is your business? Email
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 05:00 AM

 

Locked shedEarlier this month, a landscape crew in Snellville, GA was fired upon by thieves when crew members tried to stop them from stealing equipment off their truck. Thefts such as this are becoming widespread per Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director of the Georgia Urban Ag Council, and that is why the organization has spent the last year collecting information from victims of landscape theft to share with local law enforcement.

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Raising the bar with a hired gun Email
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 04:00 AM


Raising the bar with a hired gunTo improve your company's performance, sometimes you need to bring in a hired gun, someone who has a strong track record of performance, a clear vision for improvement, and a commanding personality.

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