Thursday, May 21, 2020

Greeley population surpasses Boulder’s

New construction in Greeley. Image credit: Google Maps
 
The NFRMPO region continues to grow quickly. According to Census Bureau statistics released today. Greeley has grown to become the 11th largest city in Colorado, and Fort Collins is ranked as the fourth largest. Greeley surpassed Boulder, with about 3,000 more people living in the Weld County city. Berthoud is among the fastest rowing municipalities in the region, growing 15.5 percent between 2018 and 2019.

The Greeley Tribune analyzed Census Data throughout Northern Colorado. Read the article here.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Greeley Center for Independence rebranded to Adeo

Adeo's new logo. Image credit: Adeo

Weld County Mobility Committee member, Greeley Center for Independence, has undertaken a revamp and will now be known as Adeo. Adeo, meaning "to this point" in Latin, will continue offering all the same programs under the new program. These programs include Adeo’s Brain Injury Service; Adeo Physical Therapy; Adeo Fitness; Adeo Home Health; Adeo Housing, including Hope Apartments at Adeo; and the Hope Warm Water Pool at Adeo. The new rebranding represents the organization's geographic reach beyond Greeley and the wide array of programming they do.

Read more about the new rebranding in the Greeley Tribune and visit the new website.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Air Quality Awareness Week: Fun Air Quality Activities and Educational Materials #AQAW2020

NFRMPO Staff talk to residents about air quality and transportation at summer outreach events. Check the Calendar for events this summer.

Today is the last day of Air Quality Awareness Week but that does not mean it is the end for learning more about air quality! There are lots of fun educational materials and activities for kids (and the adults that help them!) learn about what contributes to poor air quality and what you can do to help improve our air. 

Click the links below to download the materials:

More educational materials and activities can be found on these websites:




Thursday, May 7, 2020

Air Quality Awareness Week: Ground-Level Ozone in Colorado #AQAW2020

Image Credit: Regional Air Quality Council
The Denver Metro and North Front Range regions are designated by the EPA as being in non-attainment for ground level ozone. The infographic above from the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), the designated planning agency for ozone in the region, explains what contributes to ground level ozone.

Want to learn more about how Air Quality impacts transportation planning and the work that the NFRMPO does? Visit the Air Quality page on our website.

Want to know where ground-level ozone comes from in Colorado and how you can help improve our air quality? Visit the Simple Steps. Better Air. website and make sure to check back Friday for air quality educational resources!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Air Quality Awareness Week: Where’s Your AQI Coming From? #AQAW2020

Image Credit: Air Data - Multiyear Tile Plot from EPA.gov

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a tool produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to communicate current air quality conditions in a specific area. The AQI is calculated based on the concentration of pollutants in the air and assigned a corresponding value between 0 to 300+. AQI values below 100 generally represent satisfactory conditions, between 100 and 200 can be hazardous to sensitive populations, and anything over 200 is considered hazardous to everyone.

Knowing current AQI can help people make real-time decisions on outdoor activities and reduce your exposure to unhealthy levels of pollution. Current air quality conditions can be found using the AirNow tool from EPA.

The EPA also provides historical AQI from the past 25 years, as seen in the image above, and is used to analyze trends over time. The Historical AQI Data tool can be found here.

To learn more about AQI and how it is calculated visit the Air Quality Awareness Week website

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Air Quality Awareness Week: Asthma & Your Health #AQAW2020

Great Western Trail in Severance, Colorado
Image Credit: NFRMPO Staff
Today is World Asthma Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness on the disease that affects more than 24 million Americans. Air pollution, particularly ozone and particulate matter, are known to trigger or worsen the symptoms of asthma. You can stay informed about air quality in your area by checking the Air Quality Index (AQI) or by signing up for updates during ozone season (June 1 through August 31) from the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC).

For more resources on how air quality can affect your health visit the Air Quality Awareness Week website by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Want to help contribute to better air quality in our region? Consider combining car trips or getting out on one of the many bicycle and pedestrian trails in the North Front Range!


Monday, May 4, 2020

Air Quality Awareness Week is May 4-8 #AQAW2020

May 4-8, 2020 is Air Quality Awareness Week in Colorado and throughout the nation. The theme for this year's Air Quality Awareness Week is "Better Air, Better Health!". Each day a different topic will be highlighted to raise awareness and education about air quality, what contributes to air quality, and how it impacts you! Interested in knowing what the Air Quality Index (AQI) is in your community? Use the tool from EPA to find out!

Monday's Topic: Wildfires & Smoke

Image Credit: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Learn about how wildfires and smoke affect air quality and actions you can take to be prepared for fire season by visiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website AirNow.gov. You can also check up-to-date information on the Fire and Smoke Map at airnowfire.app.cloud.gov.


Friday, May 1, 2020

Weld commissioners to host telephone town hall about government functions during COVID-19 pandemic

Image Credit: Weld County
Weld County Commissioners will host a Telephone Town Hall on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. During the town hall commissioners will update residents on the state of the government during the COVID-19 pandemic and the county’s plans moving forward. Residents will be given the opportunity during the Town Hall to ask the commissioners questions.

Further information can be found in the article from the Greeley Tribune or on WeldGov.com.

Meeting Details:
Monday, May 4, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Call in Number: 877-229-8493
ID Code: 119533

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The $31 million Prospect Road-Interstate 25 makeover

Progress continues on the I-25 and Prospect Road bridge construction project. The Coloradoan has a video showing the progress. The bridge has not seen major work since it was built in 1966. Watch the video on the Coloradoan.

I-25 North Express Lanes Project team will close WCR 44 May 4-8

Weld County Road (WCR) 44, east of the I-25 frontage road, will be closed from 7 a.m. on Monday, May 4 through 5 p.m. on Friday May 8 for the installation of a 6-inch pipeline across the roadway.

Detour routes to access I-25 include SH60 and WCR 34.

The work on WCR 44 is part of the I-25 North Express Lanes project: Berthoud to Johnstown, which will add an Express Lane in each direction of I-25, replace aging bridges, improve interchanges, and create bus transit infrastructure along I-25.

More information on this closure and the overall project is available on CDOT's website.