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Save the Date – El Paso County Excavator Breakfast

Save the date for the El Paso County Excavator Breakfast on April 6, 2018 in Colorado Springs. More information to come.

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By Whitney Cregger
CGA Monthly Update – December 2017

December 2017: The December 2017 edition features a member partnership to promote 811 at nationally televised NCAA basketball games and provides a member’s perspective on the value of volunteering for a CGA committee. This month’s edition also highlights member events held throughout the country to promote 811 and the safe digging process.

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By Whitney Cregger
CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo

There were approximately 379,000 excavation damages in 2016 which cost the United States in excess of $1.5 billion. – DIRT Annual Report for 2016

Learn practical strategies for reducing damages by attending the
2018 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo

Are you committed to preventing damages?

Join us for the largest event in the underground damage prevention industry.

  • Nearly 2,000 participants
  • 80+ hours of education
  • 60+ conference sessions
  • 150+ exhibitors

82% of surveyed attendees believe the information obtained will help them implement change at work

View the Conference Sessions | List of Workshops

Check out these networking opportunities for 2018:


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By Whitney Cregger
2018 Weld County Damage Prevention Awareness Breakfast

Join the Weld County Damage Prevention Council for the 18th annual Damage Prevention Awareness Breakfast on February 7, 2018. Speakers will discuss the current state of safety culture and One Call legislation changes. RSVP by January 26, 2018. Various sponsorships are available, booth fees are $150 and include a 6-foot table and chairs, $500 for large equipment, such as vac truck.

Contact Russ Hartley at or (970) 304-2042 to be a sponsor, donate a door prize or for any other questions.

Click here to RSVP

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By Whitney Cregger
One Call Legislative Meetings

Learn about the new reform proposal to the One Call law and ask questions about how it may impact your organization at the upcoming 811 Legislative Meeting. This meeting will be held in four different locations on three days.

  • Greeley Meeting – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:00am – 11:00am, Double Tree Hilton – 919 7th St. Greeley, CO 80634, click here to RSVP
  • Denver Meeting – Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:30am – 11:30am, Lamar Street Center – 5889 Lamar St, Arvada, CO 80003, click here to RSVP
  • Glenwood Meeting – Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:00am – 10:00am, Glenwood Community Center – 100 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, click here to RSVP
  • Grand Junction Meeting – Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ute Water Conservancy District – 2190 H 1/4 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505, click here to RSVP

Meeting topics:
One 811 Membership, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Enforcement

Panelists: Ray Swerdfeger  – Swerdfeger Construction, Brad Vitale – Xcel Energy, J.D. Maniscalco – Colorado 811

Please RSVP by Dec. 12th, 2017, for questions, please contact Jennifer Wilson at

Download the 2018 Proposed Reforms to Colorado 811 One-Call Law Fact Sheet.

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By Whitney Cregger
Trends in Outdoor Kitchens

Nowadays, outdoor kitchens are more and more popular. They can be faithful copies of indoor kitchens, equipped with all the basic equipment (countertops, refrigerator, sink, oven and storage cabinets), but also with special outdoor cooking equipment (barbecue grill, pizza oven etc.).

As for styles, current trends show a preference for rustic and traditional, as well as for modern and contemporary.

In many cases, especially when it comes to old rural homes, there are dependencies around the house that have lost their usefulness and that can be transformed into rustic outdoor kitchens. The bread oven and the grill must not be absent and the sink has to be integrated into this assembly. The worktop should be made of wood or stone, and massive wood furniture can be used for dining.

As about contemporary style, the defining features are convenience and aesthetics. Contemporary outdoor kitchen mirrors the ones from the interior, gathering most of the equipment under a pergola located in the garden. Ideal furniture is removable and modular; materials are dominated by stainless steel and aluminum, for both furniture and household appliances. For lighting, the spots buried (before digging for lighting installation, make sure specialty services Colorado call before you dig is scheculed first!) in the land around the pergola / pergola, as well as the candles will certainly increase the elegance of the contemporary style.


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By Harriet
2017 Holiday Party and Open House

Friday December 15th from 11am to 1pm at Colorado 811’s office. Please RSVP no later than December 11th to Jennifer Wilson at (303) 205-6304 or

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By Whitney Cregger
Veterans Day Holiday Closure Error

Our sincere apologies…

As you may know, this coming Saturday is Veterans Day and all Federal Holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed on the Friday prior to the Saturday. All locate ticket requests received today, November 9th will be due by end of day on Tuesday, November 14th.

All locate ticket requests processed yesterday Wednesday, November 8th with a locate by date of Friday, November 10th should have been dated as a locate by date of Monday, November 13th.

We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused. The issue has been resolved in our system and will not happen again.

For questions regarding this issue please contact 811 directly. Thank you for your patience in dealing with this matter.

Colorado 811

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By Whitney Cregger
October 2017 CGA Newsletter

The October 2017 CGA Newsletter is now available, download and read it here.

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By Whitney Cregger
Colorado 811’s 2018 Board of Directors Nomination Results

Congratulations to the following nominees who were elected to be on the 2017/2018 Colorado 811 Board of Directors:

Electric Distribution: Brad Vitale, Xcel Energy

Cable Television: Frank Trujillo, Comcast

Electric Cooperative: Cody O’Neil, Holy Cross Energy 

Communications: Thomas Sturmer, Century Link

Government: Gary Behlen, Town of Erie

Tier Two: Eddie Hernandez, Denver Water 

Excavator Director: Toni Pascal, Pascal Construction Company

To contact any of the Colorado 811 Board of Directors, click here.

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By Whitney Cregger