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H-2B update on FY21 appropriations Email
Written by JOhn McMahon   
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:00 AM
H-2B visa program

This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee released draft FY 21 spending bills on its website to aid in House-Senate discussions on a final spending package for Fiscal 2021, which began on October 1. The federal government is currently operating under a temporary spending bill, or continuing resolution, that runs through Dec. 11.

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CEO update: COVID, ProGreen, safety Email
Thursday, November 05, 2020 04:00 PM

Good afternoon,

ALCC is watching closely as Colorado’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise. We will keep you apprised of any changes or restrictions that may affect your landscape company. Remember that as regulations and safety protocols change, it is important that we follow the rules as an industry and show that we are doing everything for safe practices.

We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and that your businesses continue to serve clients while adhering to updated 2020 safety protocols.

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COVID update: Denver and Adams Counties return to Safer at Home Level 3 restrictions Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:00 AM

In the face of rising cases of coronavirus and of hospitalizations, City and County of Denver and Adams County have returned to Level 3 Safer at Home restrictions.

Adams County announced the change last Friday, with the increased restrictions taking effect Wednesday, October 28 at 5:00 PM:

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Colorado shines at NALP Awards of Excellence 2020 Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 05:00 AM

Colorado Green NowSeven Colorado-based landscape companies were recognized at the NALP LANDSCAPES event, held virtually this year. Most of the sixteen Awards of Excellence were earned by projects found along the Colorado Front Range. Two more Colorado companies received safety awards as well. Read on for the full list of winning work.

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Exam prep available for Commercial Pesticide Applicator exam Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 04:00 AM

Colorado Green NowOnce again, the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association and Colorado State University Extension have partnered to offer the Commercial Pesticide Applicators Exam Prep Seminars. The seminars, presented virtually via Zoom this fall, are designed to help participants prepare for and pass the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Commercial Pesticide Applicators Licensing Exam.

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Questions answered regarding enforcement of new sprinkler head law Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 03:00 AM

Colorado Green NowThe ALCC/GreenCO lobbyists have looked into the rules around Colorado House Bill 19-1231, “New Appliance Energy and Water Efficiency Standards,” which prohibits the sale and installation of non-pressure-regulated spray heads in irrigation systems as of January 1, 2021. There have been questions from the irrigation community regarding use of spray heads already in stock and about enforcement of the new law.

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WaterSense Awards recognize City of Aspen, Northern Water, and Toro Company Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 02:15 AM

Colorado Green NowALCC'S Colorado Green Now email on October 28 failed to include Northern Water's WaterSense Award. An updated version of the article follows. We regret the error.

A Colorado city, a Colorado water provider, and a veteran green industry company were among those recognized at the annual WaterSense awards. City of Aspen and Northern Water Conservancy District were named Partners of the Year, and Toro Company was honored for Excellence in Outreach and Training. The award winners were announced October 7 during a WaterSmart Innovations webinar held in lieu of the cancelled conference.  

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WaterSense Awards recognize City of Aspen and Toro Company Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 02:00 AM

Colorado Green NowA Colorado city, a Colorado water provider, and a veteran green industry company were among those recognized at the annual WaterSense awards. City of Aspen and Northern Water Conservancy District were named Partners of the Year, and Toro Company was honored for Excellence in Outreach and Training. The award winners were announced October 7 during a WaterSmart Innovations webinar held in lieu of the cancelled conference.  

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Coloradans asked to participate in COVID-19 exposure notification app Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 01:00 AM

Colorado Green NowThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is asking Coloradans to install and participate in the state’s new COVID-19 Exposure Notification service that launched on October 25th. According to a CDPHE representative:

One of the key tools to slow the spread of COVID-19 is right in your pocket. CO Exposure Notifications is a system developed in partnership with Google & Apple to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by anonymously alerting users who have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You may have already seen the push notification pop up on your smartphone to access this service. It is meant to complement existing state-wide efforts without compromising the privacy of its users.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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