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

COVID update Oct. 19: Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe Counties issue new public health orders Email
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 AM

City and County of Denver updated its public health orders in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Public and personal gatherings are limited to five (5) people (effective through November 16), and masks are required outdoors (effective immediately, indefinitely). Read the update to the order.

Adams County and Arapahoe County have issued updated public health orders limiting gatherings and limiting alcohol sales.

Welcome to the new Colorado Green NOW Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 05:00 AM

We've refreshed the look of Colorado Green NOW, but we'll continue to deliver timely information for the Colorado green industry on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. If you're interested in advertising, see our 2021 media kit, with opportunities for both digital and print advertising, is now available. Contact Martha Dickenson at 303 257-6499 with questions. Send story tips and feedback on the new design to [email protected].

Failure to call 811 could mean costly fiber optic damage Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 04:00 AM

Calling 811 for utility locates before you dig is important for even more reasons than safety. As more communities establish fiber-optic cable for internet access, severing a fiber-optic line could become a serious financial and customer service issue for your landscape company.

SBA proposes changes to increase eligibility for contracting and loan programs Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 03:00 AM

The US Small Business Association (SBA) has proposed changes to the small business size standard in eight sectors. These revisions are meant to increase the eligibility of small businesses for contracting and loan programs. SBA is asking for public comments on these changes by December 1.

Go for a fall look with Sustainable Landscape Management Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 02:00 AM

Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) Colorado has three primary goals for the Colorado landscape industry:

  • Create a blueprint for all professionals who maintain landscapes.
  • Increase water conservation and reduce plant loss.
  • Raise the level of professionalism.

When it comes to maintenance, the basic rule is to apply the right maintenance practices at the right time. One sustainable practice of SLM that applies to this time of year is leaving some leaves in the landscape.

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