SUMMER 2017 – Vol.3 Issue 4

811 Day – 811 Run, 5k Run/Walk

Don’t forget to register for the second annual 811 Run on Saturday, August 12th at the Apex Center in Arvada. This family friendly (that includes your pups) 5k run/walk will educate you about 811/Call Before You Dig.

Registration is only $8.11 – this includes a running shirt, 811 cape, breakfast and giveaways. Don’t miss out, register here Not a runner? Help support the event by volunteering, click here for more information.

Expedite is Now Available for Excavator Members

 Colorado 811 is excited to announce the launch of their newest damage prevention software, available exclusively for all CO811 Excavator Members. Expedite allows users to manage locate tickets and positive responses in one centrally organized place. Expedite helps Excavator Members view all tickets that were called into 811 or processed online by one or all employees, on any browser and any device, when the same phone number or business name is used.

Expedite Requirements:

  • The company must be registered with Colorado 811 as an Excavator Member, annual membership fee of $100.00
  • Expedite is intended solely for professional excavators
  • The user will accept responsibility and liability for all functions preformed in Expedite

Download the Excavator Membership application here.

As an Excavator Member you have representation on Colorado 811’s Board of Directors under the excavator category. This will allow you to vote for the Excavator Director and even run to represent your peers on the Colorado 811 Board of Directors.

It’s important to have Excavator representation on the Colorado 811 Board of Directors to know other excavators, hear their point of view and have a voice. Your Excavator Director can be a resource to you and also listen and coach to help in resolving industry issues and make advancements in damage prevention.

Fore more information on Excavator Membership and Expedite, please contact Colorado 811’s Member Services Department at The Excavator Board of Director is Toni Pascal with Pascal Construction, she can be reached at

Colorado 811 Takes on Ride the Rockies
Colorado 811 Ride the Rockies team (from left to right): Marty Mead, Colorado 811 Director of Damage Prevention, Greg Ralph, Purgatory Resort, April Prout – Ralph, Colorado 811 Damage Prevention Liaison, Pat Mead, Comcast, J.D. Maniscalco, Colorado 811 CEO.

Climbing mountains for seven consecutive days on two wheels is no small feat for any athlete, that includes the Colorado 811 Ride the Rockies cycling team. Ride the Rockies is an annual bike tour that brings approximately 2,000 riders together on a seven-day grueling ride over Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. For the fifth year in a row Colorado 811 secured a spot in this monumental cycling event.

The riders kicked off day one by riding from Alamosa to Pagosa Springs with a fierce headwind that continued throughout the day. Day two was Pagosa to Durango where the CO811 team was greeted by Damage Prevention Liaison, April Prout-Ralph. April and her husband Greg hosted the team at their house in Durango for the next few days. Day three was the Durango Loop that headed west out of town, to Hesperus and then around Lake Nighthorse with a fast descent into town. On day four the riders where met with three mountain passes when they rode from Durango to Ridgeway. Day five was a short ride of 32.4 miles which gave everyone a chance for their legs to recover, while enjoying a beer at a local brewery. On day six the route took the cyclists from Montrose to Gunnison and on the last day, day seven, they made the strenuous ride over Monarch Pass into Salida with a much needed tailwind to push them to the finish line.

Nominations and Voting for Board of Directors 

On July 14th nomination emails and letter went out to members of the below categories requesting  each of our members to nominate someone in their category that would like to be part of the Colorado 811 Board of Directors.1.  Cable TV – Frank Trujillo (Comcast)
2.  Communications – Thomas Sturmer (Centurylink)
3.  Electric Co-op – Cody O’Neil (Holy Cross Energy)
4.  Electric Distribution – Brad Vitale (Xcel Energy)
5.  Government – Gary Behlen (Town of Erie)
6.  Excavator Director – Toni Pascal (Pascal Construction Company) – ONE YEAR TERM
7.  Tier Two – Eddie Hernandez (Denver Water) – ONE YEAR TERMNominations end August 7, 2017.Please contact Jen Wilson if you did not receive this email/letter and are currently in one of these categories.

Damage Prevention Agent, John Tendell Retires from CO811

Colorado 811 celebrated the retirement of Damage Prevention Agent, John Tendell on June 30, 2017. John’s journey with CO811 started after he retired from the military in 2006. John is an all-around people person, who radiates positivity with everyone he interacts with. John’s impact on damage prevention could be seen and heard nationwide, this was demonstrated in a song he wrote and produced called “The 811 Song”, which was shared with industry stakeholders at the 2013 Common Ground Alliance Conference and Expo. John plans on returning to the south with his wife Ethel and pursuing his passion of music.


Targeted Attacks on Utility Infrastructure
Paradigm Table Top Event

Colorado 811, in conjunction with Paradigm Liaison Services, will host a pipeline safety and awareness program that will include critical emergency response for threats against our national pipeline system. This table top event will be targeted to emergency responders. For more information on this event please contact Brent Sumner at

Event location and date to be determined. 



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