first_img“We’re raising awareness that the city of Boulder has the highest risk of flash flooding in Colorado because of its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, the number of people who live and work within the Boulder Creek floodplain, and the numerous other drainage basins running through the city,” said Lacey Croco, CU-Boulder emergency manager. The University of Colorado Boulder will test the Campus Alerts text-messaging system on Tuesday, April 3, at noon in coordination with the annual flood siren testing, which begins Monday, April 2.“We’re raising awareness that the city of Boulder has the highest risk of flash flooding in Colorado because of its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, the number of people who live and work within the Boulder Creek floodplain, and the numerous other drainage basins running through the city,” said Lacey Croco, CU-Boulder emergency manager.At noon on Tuesday, emergency management staff will send an alert by text-message and email to all individuals signed up through CU-Boulder’s Campus Alerts, and post test alert messages on http://www.colorado.edu and the Emergency Information Line at 303-492-4636 (INFO).In addition to distributing educational materials on flood safety, volunteers with laptops will be available in the University Memorial Center on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help students, faculty and staff sign up for the Campus Alerts system. Campus community members with a colorado.edu, cu.edu or cufund.org email address can sign up to receive an alert by text message, email or both at http://www.colorado.edu/alerts.The Boulder Office of Emergency Management begins testing of the countywide emergency sirens on April 2. The siren tests will occur the first Monday of each month from April through August.“Flash flooding can occur in the city of Boulder rain or shine,” Croco said. “Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are a good sign of flash flooding potential, but what people may not realize is that it can be a sunny day in the city and storming up in Boulder Canyon.”During an emergency, the sirens are used to alert residents to potential danger from a flood or other immediate threat. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County.The CU-Boulder Campus Alerts system has more than 29,380 subscribers including students, faculty and staff members. The campus conducts at least two tests of the text-messaging system each year.After they receive the test message, users are encouraged to add Campus Alerts to their phone contacts so that in the case of an emergency the alert will display as received from the university. Users who have changed phone numbers or switched carriers since signing up should log in to the system to update their contact information. They can log in by going to http://www.colorado.edu/alerts. Answers to frequently asked questions and support information also are available on the site.For information about the text-messaging system go to the CU-Boulder website at http://www.colorado.edu/alerts. Any user who expected to receive an alert and didn’t, or who needs help signing up for the system, should call the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or email [email protected]: Malinda Miller-Huey, CU media relations, 303-492-3115 Lacey Croco, Emergency Management, 303-492-6820 Categories:EnvironmentNews Headlines Published: March 29, 2012 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_imgFor the Romero, they wanted to improve the turn in speed to help you initiate a turn faster. They did this by giving the outer edge of the center knobs a larger, longer footprint with the ability to flex out and help transition onto the side knobs. From there, the side knobs follow the curve of the tire and have a sipe to help them mold around the terrain and move with you just a bit to extend the time it’s gripping. They say this gives them a more noticeable limit so you can reel it in before they’ll lose traction. The Aliso is more square edged with softer rubber for terrain where you want to just let the tire dig into the ground. The center knobs sit a little taller to bite into soft dirt and loam. But they made them a little bigger, too, so there’s more platform for them to roll on when you’re on harder ground. The side knobs are well supported to add more cornering support when you do hit the harder dirt, too.Both are 60tpi with 27.5 and 29er in 2.4 and 2.6, each with two casings. The ST (Super Tough) weighs 1150-1300g with a double reinforced casing bead to bead. HO (High Output) loses the extra reinforcement to come in between 800-900g. Prices from $59.99 to $64.99. All available by mid-May.PanaracerUSA.com Panaracer is making a bold claim for Road Tubeless, saying their all-new EVO4 road bike line offers the lightest tubeless tire on the market. It’s the star and start of the new EVO4 series that they’re launching, available in 23, 25 and 28 widths. The 700×28 is just 240g, retail is $69.99 and they’re available end of May. And you’ll have casing and tread options depending on the type of riding you’re doing, plus a new sealant that uses ground walnut shells to help seal cuts. There’s goodies for gravel and mountain bike riders, too…These will come in standard, non-tubeless clincher versions, too, and replace the EVO3. Only the Race A model has a tubeless option for now, but all Race A versions come with their puncture-protection layer Protite under the tread (read more about that below), and Race D gets Protite bead to bead with a little extra material throughout to enhance durability. Both A & D models use a smoother, more traditional road slick outer contact patch. The Race C also uses Protite and uses a fine-grain tread to add just a bit of wet weather performance.Gravelking gets plussed, but not like thatThere’s a new GravelKing+ is not “plus” sized. Rather, the “+” means there’s more reinforcement for better puncture protection without losing the suppleness people like about them. They use their Protite material in a bead to bead layer, then infuse an additional nylon breaker layer with ProTite and put that under the tread cap. They say Protite is ~2.5x more puncture resistant than Kevlar, and lighter. It only adds about 12g per tire, and about $5 more to the price. It’ll be an option for all 650b sizes and all 700c widths from 32 to 50. Available mid May for $54.99.Behind it is a new sealant that uses ground up walnut shells, which they say react with the other ingredients to accelerate the flow of the material into the puncture hole, yet reduces how much it’ll spray out of the hole. They say it’ll seal up to a 6mm hole almost instantly.Named Seal Smart, it’s labeled as low allergen, however the key ingredients are natural latex and walnuts, so presumably “low” means there’s only those two. And it has virtually no odor. Retail is $6.99 (4oz, good for two MTB tires) to $19.99 (16oz), available in May direct from Panaracer USA, with a larger shop size coming.Panaracer (really, finally) ready to enduroWith their new Romero and Aliso enduro mountain bike tires, Panaracer wanted to hit two main design points: one that’s rounder and harder, and one that’s a bit more square edged and softer. The designs look familiar because they knew if their tread designs looked too far out there, people would skip over them. But the actual knob and pattern design is unique in subtle ways.last_img read more

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