Helicopter to string power line cable

Platte River Power Authority plans to use a helicopter to string conductor cables between new transmission towers along a ridge on the eastern edge of Horsetooth Reservoir.

The work could begin as soon as Monday, weather permitting. The flights will take place between Spring Creek Dam and the Horsetooth Tap substation located in Stout.

To comply with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, vehicle traffic on nearby roads will be stopped when the helicopter carries payloads across roads. The helicopter will not fly directly over homes or businesses while carrying payloads.

Deadline to apply for Larimer 101 nears

Monday is the deadline to apply for admission to a nine-week informational course on how county government functions – Larimer County 101: A Journey Through Larimer County Services.

The class will meet 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from April 5 to May 31 in Fort Collins. Admission is free but limited to 30 participants. Applications are online at www.larimer.org/news/larimer101.htm.

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