Good, open communication is key to any operation. As a local business owner and rancher, we count on Community Counts to stay connected with our community, local operators and contractors and continual road reports. We have been able to utilize Community Counts to inform contractors and operators in the Piceance Creek basin of any cattle drives or open range grazing that would affect driving the roads. I feel it not only keeps them informed but keeps us and our livestock safer. It’s so easy and convenient to send out a quick e-mail to Community Counts and within hours and sometimes minutes the email is forwarded to hundreds of people and even on Facebook. Community Counts also hosts a community get-together to have the opportunity to connect faces with names and learn of any major operations or events that are planned for the year in our area so all potentially involved or affected can prepare. I’m so grateful for the connections Community Counts has and continues to offer!