Aug 29

Commissioners Visit Glo Park

Posted on August 29, 2022 at 11:07 AM by Deborah Churchill

Jefferson County Commissioners pose for a photo during a Glo Park site tour. The Board of County Commissioners joined Lu Cordova, Governor’s Office and Director, Global Energy Park (Glo Park), along with other key stakeholders, on a site tour of the proposed Glo Park area in Golden on August 12, 2022.

Glo Park will be the center of collaboration between industry, government and academia focused on the global transition toward clean, renewable, sustainable energy solutions. It is directly adjacent to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Key attributes include:

  • Global Innovation Campus
  • Net-Zero Facilities
  • NREL Collaboration Opportunities
  • World Class Location

To learn more about Glo Park and to stay engaged, visit their website at Global Energy Park.  

Aug 26

Commissioners Visit Air Tanker Base

Posted on August 26, 2022 at 10:07 AM by Deborah Churchill

Jefferson County commissioners pose for a photo with an air tanker base group inside an airplane. On Monday, August 22, Commissioners visited Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to tour the Jeffco Air Tanker Base. Scott Hedrick and others from the US Forest Service provided an in-depth tour and background on the Base’s role in the intergovernmental system of aerial firefighting.

The Air Tanker Base has been at Jeffco since the 1960s and has provided crucial support to numerous fires along on the Front Range and throughout Colorado. Additionally, the Commissioners received a tour of a Neptune Aviation BAE-146, a large air tanker contracted by the State of Colorado for firefighting support this summer.  The large air tanker has been primarily based at Jeffco through 2022 and can deliver 3,000 gallons of fire retardant per mission.

To learn more about the Base, visit the Forest Service USDA page.

 

 

 

Jul 18

County Commissioners Celebrate New Pilatus Facility

Posted on July 18, 2022 at 3:48 PM by Deborah Churchill

Pilatus-Ribbon-Cutting_2022-07-15On Friday, July 15, County Commissioners Kraft-Tharp and Dahlkemper attended the grand opening celebration for Pilatus’ new U.S. Paint Facility in Broomfield, CO. Attendees enjoyed a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony followed by facility tours.

Located at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) for 26 years, the latest building expansion for the U.S. Completions Centre is a $15 million investment and will bring 25 job opportunities with projected growth as the fleet and production continue to increase.

Pilatus’ latest installation exemplifies their commitment to Colorado and partnership with RMMA.

For more information regarding the new facility and Pilatus visit www.pilatus-aircraft.com.