If you live in the Northern Colorado area, you may get a little nerve-racked, as helicopters will be taking to the skies.

This may be useful information if your pets are afraid of loud noises, or for those that suffer from PTSD. Though there is no "schedule" or provided flight plans, the copters will be out on Mach 21, and March 22, 2024.

Fort Collins

When I think of low-flying helicopters, my mind flashes to the movie, "Die Hard" when the feds are come in with their gunship helicopters, intending to eliminate the bad guys. It was a great "John McClane" scene, but this will be nothing at all like that.

Who's Bringing in These Low-Flying Helicopters to Northern Colorado?

According to the Reporter-Herald, The Platte River Power Authority will be contracting out the helicopters, so they can get photos/video of their transmission lines.

Who is the Platte River Power Authority, Exactly?

Established in 1973, the Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit power utility that serves Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Estes Park.

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Platter River Power Authority's Rawhide Energy Station began operating in Wellington, Colorado in 1984. The coal-burning facility provides nearly half of Platter River Power Authority's annual energy.

It is scheduled to be taken off-line in 2029.

Platte River Power Authority in Wellington, Colorado
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Where Will the Helicopters Be Flying in Northern Colorado?

During the two days of low-flying routes (3/21 and 3/22,) they'll be in the Loveland, Fort Collins and Longmont areas; exact areas were not released.

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My friends, let me introduce you to one of our new favorite restaurants for breakfast in all of Colorado, Maggi's Kitchen. It's a quiet locally owned and run cafe in Longmont, Colorado, just west of I-25 and Hwy 119. Open daily from 6 am until 2 pm, they specialize in some of the best homestyle breakfast and lunch in the state. Plus, they're super adorable!

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