WINTER 2017 – Vol.4 Issue 2

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.

Click here to RSVP

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

Member Services Updates and Reminders

New to Member Services
Colorado 811 is excited to welcome Carlie White into the Member Services department this year. Carlie joined CO811 3 years ago and has been a great asset.

Contact Information and Mapping Updates
The Member Services team would like to remind registered member facilities to keep contacts and areas of notification up-to-date to ensure that the correct personnel within an organization are notified. We look forward to providing support and assistance when needed, if you have any questions or need to make contact or mapping updates, please email the Member Services Department at

New version of Web Ticket Management
Colorado 811 will start testing the functionality of a HTML version of the Web Ticket Management System software available to all Tier One members in February. Migration to the new software for existing users will occur in the beginning of March 2018. Member Services will contact each company currently using WebTMS to schedule training and migration.

2018 Holidays
Have you communicated your holiday closures to 811? If your company is closed on a non-federal holiday and you have communicated these closures to 811, you will receive a courtesy call for emergency locates and damages to the after hours phone number that was provided. Remember 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.

Reminder – Member Responsibilities

Whether you are a Tier One or Tier Two member your responsibilities as a utility owner/operator includes:

  • Receive excavation notifications
  • Determine if underground facilities are within the proposed excavation area
  • Locate and mark underground facilities within two business days not including the day of the call
  • Make caller/excavator aware if no underground facilities exist in the proposed excavation area
  • Respond to emergency and/or damage notifications
  • Maintain accurate representation of underground facilities at Colorado 811
  • Maintain up-to-date contact information at Colorado 811
  • Must report damages to the Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) within 90 days of restoration

Rose Bowl Parade Float 

Colorado 811 kicked off 2018 by partnering with eight other One Call centers across the country to gain national press coverage of the 811 message during the Rose Bowl Parade.  Read more about the press coverage from this joint public awareness campaign here

We are excited to announce that our float won the Animation Award!

CO811 Employee Spotlight: Caitlin Carr

How did you get started working at Colorado 811?  
Colorado 811 was referred to me by a staffing agency (who actually found me). I had an interview with the 811 and lead me to fall in love with them. I’m here 4 years later teaching agents everything I know and have experienced!
What is your favorite part about your role in damage prevention?
I would have to say my favorite part is being able to educate the new agents on our processes to help them ensure that excavators can dig safely at each job!
What interests do you have outside of work?
I have many interests outside of work! Well I have a three-year-old son that makes me laugh every single day, otherwise hanging out with friends and family, play games (card or board), I recently started playing virtual reality on the PlayStation 4.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself. 
I recently traveled by airplane for the first time at the age of 27 and since then I have wanted to do nothing but travel by plane.

Colorado 811 Liaison Spring Trade Show Schedule 

Find the Colorado 811 Damage Prevention Liaisons at these upcoming industry trade shows:

Greeley Farm Show — Jan 23 – 25, 2018
Colorado Springs Home and Landscaping Show — Jan 26 – 28, 2018
Energy Exposition 2018 — June 21 – 22, 2018
ProGreen Expo — Feb 13 – 16, 2018
Colorado Garden & Home Show — Feb 24 – March 4, 2018
Greeley Tribune Home and Garden Show — March 2 – 4, 2018
Boulder County Home and Outdoor Living Show — March 24 – 26, 2018
Fort Collins Home and Garden Show — April 7 – 9, 2018
Home Builders Association — April 9, 2018 
Durango Home & Ranch Show — April 28 – 29, 2018

Reminder to Register for the 2018 CGA Excavation Conference and Expo

 It’s not too late to register for the 2018 CGA Excavation Conference and Expo. The event starts Monday, March 5 and ends on Thursday, March 8. To register for the conference and expo, click here.

Colorado Springs Excavator Breakfast 

For more information about this event please contact Todd Griffeth at