Program: Steve Harelson, CDOT Engineer
Steve’s presentation gave a brief history of CDOT funding, prioritization for road projects and updates on hwy 285. In 2004, an environmental assessment was done on 285 to prepare for the changes that needed to be made to the highway. From that assessment, the interchange updates for Richmond Hill, Shaffer’s Crossing and Deer Creek were initiated. The next intersection to be updated will be at Pine Junction. Passing lanes will be added in South Park.
The State CDOT funding for projects had previously been via six regions of the State. The current funding priorities, with changes required by the slowed economy, are set per request of County Commissioners of the State. The gas tax, which has funded projects, has not been raised since 1993.
The 2035 Plan is looking at bridges that need to be replaced; at this time 128 bridges in the State are rated below the 50 score and are eligible for Federal assistance for replacement.
Nancy Lynch, Bill Downes, John Fitzsimons, Chris (Finn’s new neighbor, just retired from the Air Force)
District Award: the Presidential Citation
Bill Downes, Assistant District Governor, presented Conifer Rotary the Presidential Citation to Club President, Suzanne Barkley!!!!!
The Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge, August 16 & 17, 2013 is coming together well. All of the cook teams (32) have been selected; the judges have made a commitment and we have 14 brewers of wine and beer. There is room yet for more vendors; all members are asked to approach potential businesses to participate. The event will start at 3 pm on Friday, August 16, and run to dark; there will be a BBQ dinner and 3 bands. Saturday, June 17, there will be a pancake breakfast, put on by the Veterans. The event will open at 10 a.m. Judging of the BBQ teams will happen mid-day and the awards will be made at 5 pm. Volunteer leaders for the last 5 committees: Vendors: Leslie; Advertising: Suzanne; Technical Services: Barry S; Traffic control: Ed S/ Hugh M; Rental setup: Dennis S. The whole Club membership will be needed for this event. Thanks all!!!
Thank you note from the Interact Club for the support from Conifer Rotary for the Murder Mystery Dinner.
The Bailey Country Store will open this Saturday, Bailey Day!! Congrats to Jim Myer and team.
The 285 Corridor Coupon book advertising materials are ready to go out to all the businesses along 285. This project will become the primary funding for the 285 BackPack Project. All businesses owners!!! Think about submitting your ad for this worthwhile project!
Mt. Evans Hospice/Home Care Freedom Run: July 4
Planning-for-Mountain-Veterans meeting at the Bear’s Inn, Tuesday June 18, 5-pm. Anyone interested in helping identify how to help our Vets, please plan to attend. The Women in Business group is also looking at ways to help our Vets. The American Legion is sponsoring a motorcycle rally this summer.
Highway clean-up: June 22. Sign up with Mark to help.
Today (June 11) is the final day for nominations for Ethics in Business Award and the Unsung Hero Award. Contact Mark Rehm today if you have a nomination.
Watch the website (rotaryconifer.org) for photos of our recent events. We don't have much fun!?!?!?
Sign up for the Club Picnic and passing of the gavel: Sunday June 30, 4pm, at Steve and Calisse Browne’s home. Bring the family and perspective members and a dish to share!
50/50: Angela for gas!!