Did you now that small businesses and consumers across the country are falling victim to a group of criminals that are impersonating utility representatives?
That's why the Energy Institute is supporting Utilities United Agains Scams (UUAS) - a coalition of utility companies who have joined together to safeguard customers from fraud committed by scammers.
These scammers are contacting business owners and consumers via telephone, mail, email, or door-to-door and demanding immediate payment or personal information. They are also falsely threatening to disconnect or suspend utility services if immediate payment is not received.
UUAS and utility companies are working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify, and prosecute scammers as well as raise awareness of these scams and educate customers like you.
Here's how you can spot and avoid being scammed:
Dear bicycle and pedestrian advocacy partners:
As you’re aware, approximately 500 Coloradans die in road accidents every year; and bicyclists and pedestrians account for 12% of these tragic fatalities. In our work Towards Zero Deaths, I’m excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge. This effort is designed to address the unique safety needs of bicyclists and pedestrians.
The RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge is a partnership with the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN)’s Imagine Colorado in an endeavor to utilize innovative technology to improve the state’s transportation system. This Challenge is asking entrepreneurs, idea makers, communities and others to develop inventive technological solutions to protect bicyclists and pedestrians in Colorado. A total of $500,000 will be awarded to winners of the Challenge.
Here’s how it works:
The RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge is open to all Coloradans over the age of 18 who want to submit ideas either individually or in teams. The Challenge consists of two tracks designed to not only solicit great ideas, but also actionable concepts.
Track One, Idea-thon:
Track Two, Do-athon:
The call for proposals opens today and all entries must be submitted through Imagine Colorado via https://www.imagineco.us/en/challenge/roadx-bicycle-pedestrian-challenge. Proposals may be submitted in English or Spanish. All proposals are due February 27, 2017. Finalists will be selected on March 31, 2017. To learn more about RoadX, visit https://www.codot.gov/programs/roadx.
We’re looking forward to seeing Colorado’s most innovative ideas and helping transform Colorado’s transportation system into one of the safest and most reliable for all users. I encourage you to share this information with others and to participate in this creative Challenge.
Training for future ski rangers and natural resource management workers possible through a new partnership between Colorado Mountain College and White River National Forest. Students will get hands-on field training while earning college credit.
Roaring Fork Events reports that the US Capitol Christmas Tree is coming to Centennial Park on November 17th (Thursday) and they will be hosting a celebration. This may be a good opportunity to stay open late and get some extra business. The event itself runs from 4-7pm. There will be live music, a tunnel of lights, ornament decorating, hot chocolate & cookies, crosscut tree demo, art vendors, a movie at the library, Junior Ranger training, oh yeah and a big tree! Click for more info or contact Emily Arrendondo, 816.812.9882, email@example.com.
Last Tuesday’s episode of “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?” features camping and rafting trip in Glenwood Canyon. The show is a spinoff of “The Bachelor” aired on Freeform (formerly ABC Family).
Gov. Hickenlooper presented Alpine Bank with the 24-Karat Gold Award on behalf of the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. Alpine Bank was honored for creating a first-of-its-kind, clean-energy partnership between a for-profit and nonprofit that expands community-generated solar and supports families facing financial hardship. Alpine Bank received the award for a creative initiative that put solar credits into the hands of a nonprofit committed to helping low-income families.
The Riviera Supper Club, 702 Grand Ave., under new ownership of Jonathan Gorst celebrated Grand Opening on Oct. 28.
Gorst is a gifted pianist with a Broadway resume. He and other entertainers perform live music starting at 7 p.m. 7 days a week. “The Riv” was recently featured in MTN Magazine.
The Colorado Department of Transportation announces that the Eighth Street bridge is open. Commuters will be able to use the route from Seventh Street to Midland Avenue.
Motorists can expect alternating traffic on Thursday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 21 while crews complete bridge guardrail installation.
Construction activity in the area will continue, as the remodel to the Eighth Street and Midland Avenue intersection receives final touches and crews move east. Pedestrian access will continue to be maintained.
The Eighth Street connection, a new roadway that directly connects motorists from Midland to Grand avenues will be ready for motorists in mid-November.
For more information about the project call or text 970-618-9897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head on over to Gregory Park in West Glenwood Springs and take the kids on a “StoryWalk.” Read pages of a picture book on posts along the trail and have fun with the suggested activities. Then go over to the Glenwood Springs Library and check the book out.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!