The Dark Skies Promotion and Designation bill will fund grants to areas seeking International Dark-Sky Association recognition. One such area is Paonia, where a group of residents have been trying to get Dark Sky policies off the ground. However, it's not certain Paonia will receive a grant, as the bill allows for only four applicants.
If the town received the grant, much of the money would go to lighting changes, but it could also go toward dark sky events for the community. Check out Cassie Knust's full article to read what Dark Skies Paonia chair Aaron Watson thinks about the grant.
What do you think about the bill? Are you happy to see the state supporting Dark Skies? Do you think the funding ($35,000 in total) will make a difference?