Governor John Hickenlooper and Viaero’s own Executive Vice President/CFO, Mike Felicissimo announced the 2018 Pedal the Plains route at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, April 25th. This year’s route includes the towns of Kiowa, Bennett and Limon. “Viaero loves to sponsor the ride because northeastern Colorado is our home. This route is about seeing where your food comes from, and showing the eastern plains, the beauty, and the farming activity,” said Mike Felicissimo.
On Monday, April 2nd, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a law to expand broadband internet service within rural Colorado. The law is designed to allocate $100 million dollars towards construction of infrastructure, which will increase internet download speed capacities to a minimum of 10 megabits per-second. Broadband service has long been considered a standard for both household and professional internet users, but the availability has been lacking in rural communities such as northeastern Colorado. The expansion of broadband capacity will help bring the same advantages the state’s urban dwellers enjoy to those who live and work in rural Colorado communities.
The 7th Annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour offers cyclists scenic routes highlighting agricultural towns in the eastern Colorado plains. Riders get a firsthand experience of heartland values and a chance to honor the communities we call home.
Clouds, and the weather conditions that create them, are stunning to watch. Viaero has a new way to keep an eye on the sky in your area with our new Twitter account, @ViaeroWXCams, or through live feeds on our website! But did you know that these cameras play a vital part in community safety and weather reporting?
Get ready to rock this summer at the Bobstock Music Festival! We are just a few weeks away from Viaero’s favorite free concert of the year and the musical lineup does not disappoint. Get a taste of who you’re going to see at Bobstock this July 7 and 8.
On March 18, a grass fire broke out north of Lake McConaughy, near Ogallala, Nebraska. The fire destroyed eight homes, damaged another 16 homes and buildings, and burned 800 acres of land. Twenty fire departments responded to the blaze before it was contained.
On March 6, a wildfire started in northeast Colorado near the South Platte River and burned more than 32,500 acres of land in Logan and Phillips counties. With the help of 120 brave firefighters and equipment from 17 local fire departments, the fire was contained on March 8. Drought conditions and 40 - 60 mph winds fueled the wildfire, which spread 26 miles across Interstate 76.
When you have next to nothing, every little bit counts. Numerous local charitable organizations throughout our communities do what they can to help those in need. These organizations can’t accomplish their missions alone: they need our help.
The hardworking residents who live in the rural communities of southern and eastern Colorado are capable of making the best of any situation, but decreasing population and fewer job opportunities haven’t made things easy. Factories and plants are moving to more densely populated locations along the Front Range, taking jobs and people with them. Many factories have gone out of business altogether.