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The Utility Notification Center of Colorado
Memorial Day 2018 – Holiday Closure

Colorado 811 will be closed Monday, May 28th, 2018 for Memorial Day. This means the Contact Center will only process Damage and Emergency Requests on the 28th. Normal Locate Requests processed on Thursday, May 24th will be due Tuesday, May 29th at 11:59pm. Normal Locate Requests processed on Friday, May 25th will be due on Wednesday, May 30th at 11:59pm. For any questions or concerns regarding holiday closures, please contact our front desk at (303) 232-1991.

Reminder to Colorado 811 Members:

  • Mark by (Locate By) dates are NOT scheduled on any Federal Holiday
  • The phone number for Colorado 811 to call during holiday closures should be the same as your after hours number
  • If your organization is a non-participant in after hours notification, you WILL NOT be notified on holidays

 

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By Whitney Nichols
SENATE BILL 18-167 Signed MAY 25, 2018

Senate Bill 18-167 was signed on today, May 25, 2018 by Colorado Legislators. This legislation is aimed at improving safety by enhancing the One Call system (also known as the 811 system) in Colorado by the implementation of an enforcement program, allowing engineering firms to submit locate tickets for subsurface utility engineering and transitioning to a one-tier or true One Call system.

Download the latest version of the Senate Bill 18-167.

Download the Senate Bill 18-167 Press Release.

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By Whitney Nichols
2018 Mock Line Strike – Save the Date

Colorado 811 will be conducting a free PipelineResponse and Mock Line Strike. The purpose of this course is to educate excavators, contractors, public officials and emergency responders about pipline safety and awareness.

The Mock Line Strike features a simulated natural gas release caused by unsafe digging practices. Attendees will witness response procedures as local emergency responders and utility operators work in unified command to resolve the situation.

September 19th, 2018

  • Emergency Responder Registration: 9:00am
  • PipelineResponse: 9:30am
  • Excavator Registration: 10:00am
  • Mock Line Strike: 10:30am
  • Lunch/Giveaways: 11:30am

Jefferson County Fairgrounds15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd. Golden, CO 80401

Click here to Register!

For more information contact Jeannette Wood at 316-880-8008 ext 1022 or [email protected].

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By Whitney Nichols
7th Annual Western Slope Damage Prevention Golf Tournament

Friday, June 22, 2018  |  Adobe Creek Golf Course  |  Fruita, CO

Hole Sponsorships go to support the Western Slope Damage Prevention Council’s ongoing Community and Construction Awareness programs. All proceeds from Mulligan sales will be donated to Kids Aid and The House.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the last place teams.

Player Info:

  • Registration 7 am
  • Shotgun Tournament begins at 8 am
  • Team of 4 – $300
  • Individual Player – $75
  • Mulligans – $5 each or 3 for $10 (maximum 3 per player)
  • Lunch is included

 

Sponsor Info:

  • Hole Sponsorship – $150 per hole
  • Beverage Cart Sponsorship – $125

 

To Register, sponsor or with any questions please contact Julie at [email protected] 720-788-8705 oLinda at [email protected] 970-256-2880

Western Slope Damage Prevention Council meets every third Wednesday of each month at 2190 H ¼ Rd at 9:30am.

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By Whitney Nichols
PHMSA Hazmat Safety Research and Development Forum

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Hazmat Safety Research and Development Forum is scheduled for May 16th and 17th at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center. The forum will be attended by industry representatives, modal authorities, federal and state officials. PHMSA will present the results of recently completed projects, brief attendees on new project plans, and solicit stakeholder input on current and future research projects.

An official announcement about the R&D Forum will be published in the Federal Register soon, but in the meantime, please feel free to circulate this email to your peers and other interested parties.

LOCATION:

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Boardroom and Conference Center,        420 10th St SW, Washington, DC 20594

DATE & TIME:

Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

REGISTRATION:

Please pre-register for these meetings athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P7CMR3R.
Conference call-in and “live meeting” capability will be provided. When available, details will be posted at:
https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/research-and-development/hazmat/rd-meetings-and-events.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Eva Rodezno or Rick Boyle, Research and Development, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590.

Telephone: (202) 366-8799 and (202) 366-2993.

EMAIL:

[email protected]
[email protected]

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By Whitney Nichols
YVEA Contractors Breakfast – May 3rd

Please send your RSVP’s to [email protected] or by phone (970) 871-2242.

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By Whitney Nichols
YVEA Contractors Breakfast – May 2nd

 

Seating is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] or by phone (970) 871-2242.

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By Whitney Nichols
811 Run 2018 – APEX CENTER IN ARVADA, CO

Registration for the 811 Run 2018 Now Open!

REGISTER NOW


811 Run Description:

What: The 811 Run is a public awareness event to highlight the safety message – Know What’s Below**. Call 811 before you dig.** This certified 5k run is only $8.11 and takes place at the Apex Center in Arvada, CO. T-shirts are included with registration. This family-friendly (including your four-legged furry family members) run/walk will start at 8:11 a.m. and will have a post-run safety expo that will include utility companies, entertaining industry related demonstrations, music, prizes and other giveaways.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: August 11th 2018 @ 8:11am 

Where: Apex Center in Arvada, CO (13150 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80005)

Cost: $8.11

REGISTER NOW

Course Map

Sponsorship Information

We are now accepting sponsors for the 811 Run, download the 2018 811 Run Sponsorship Packet. For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marty Mead at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there! To see photos from the 2017 811 Run, click here.

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By vmaniscalco
National Safe Digging Month 2018

April 1st marks the start of National Safe Dig Month in Colorado and across the country. On this page you will find Colorado 811’s various campaigns to promote Safe Digging Month. You will also find resources to help your organization support and promote safe digging practices during the month of April.

To view the 2018 Governor’s Proclamation, click here.

To view and download CO811’s 2018 Safe Digging Month press release, click here.

To view and download CO811’s Safe Digging Month social media messages, click here.

COLORADO FIRE STATION BANNER CAMPAIGN

In 2017 Colorado 811 partnered with fire stations across the state to hang banners outside of their fire stations in hopes to reach more local communities to spread the safe digging message. For the 2018 banner campaign, CO811 is asking the fire stations to hang the banners again, but get creative in sharing the messages on social media through the Safe Dig Month Banner Photo Contest.

The contest will start on April 1st and end on April 30th. The stations must take a creative photo displaying their banner and post it to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #SafeDigMonth and #CO811. The winning fire stations will receive a $750 King Soopers gift card.

2017 Safe Dig Month Banner Contest winner – Federal Heights Fire Rescue

Follow Colorado on Facebook and Twitter to see photos from the various fire stations.

CAN YOU DIG IT? GAME!

Join CO811 for a month-long web promotion beginning April 1, 2018. “Dig” for prizes each day of April with a virtual shovel into 1 of 20 virtual “dirt piles” in hopes of finding a prize underneath. Get ready to win $8,500 of great prizes during the month. Users may return to www.Safedigging.me each day for another chance to win until April 30.

The promotion allows visitors one dig per day. However, bonus questions are included as well, to not only give users the ability to learn more about 811 and the importance of safe digging, but also to earn an extra “dig” to double a user’s chances of winning a prize every day. Be careful! Dig in the wrong area and you could hit a water, gas, power, phone or sewer line, resulting in no prize for that particular day. Lucky diggers have the chance to win an iPad, Apple Watch, GoPro, Beats Headphones, Macbook Air, Amazon Alexa, XBox 360, Call 811 shirts and mugs and gift cards from VISA, iTunes, Amazon and Starbucks. Contact 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.

Lowe’s Tree Wrap Partnership

Colorado 811 and 811’s nationwide are working with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to share an important message – call before you dig. By placing an 811 safe digging partner sticker and “Call 811 before you dig” message on the planting instructions of tree wraps, customers are reminded of the importance of locating underground utilities before beginning a project. Visit any Lowe’s store nationwide. #811Lowes

Home Depot Tree Wrap Partnership

We have exciting news! 811 and Home Depot have collaborated to share the Call Before You Dig message on all of their tree wraps nationwide! Georgia 811 Corporate Communications Manager, Megan Estes, secured the national partnership with the world’s largest home improvement store in 2017 with a scheduled debut for the 2018 growing season. By the end of February 2018, there were over 500,000 wraps already distributed and that number will only continue to grow throughout the Spring. So next time you find yourself in Home Depot, make sure to visit the gardening department to snap a photo with our 811 tree wraps. Share your photo on social media with #811HomeDepot so we can all participate in this exciting new partnership.

 

CU Buff Partnership

Colorado 811 is teaming up with the Colorado Buffaloes to promote 811 to students, alumni and Buff fans during the month of April. Keep your eye out for collaborative social media posts from the CU Buffs and CO 811! We will also be partnering with the Buffs for their 2018 football season.

 

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By Whitney Nichols
CO811 Email Address Spoofed

Attention:

If you receive or have received an email from ‘Melrae’ or ‘Member-Services’ from any domain listed below and a .DOC attachment please do not open the attachment or click on it.

@co811.org
@uncc.org
@zimbra.co811.org

Please let your IT department know about these emails or if you have already clicked on these attachments.

We apologize and are diligently working to find and correct the problem.

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By Whitney Nichols