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Beebe Draw Farms Authority Launches New Website on Colorado.gov

The Beebe Draw Farms Authority, in partnership with Colorado Interactive, dba Colorado.gov and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, (SIPA), has launched a website on the state’s Pacific platform in Drupal. The new website, www.Colorado.gov/Beebedrawfarms, is a great tool which allows the Authority to better serve its growing community.

“We are very excited about being one of the first websites to move to the Pacific platform,” said Lisa Johnson, district manager of Beebe Draw Farms Authority. “Working with Colorado.gov was fast and easy. Taking only three weeks to re-develop our website, we are now live and eager to show it off to our community!”

The website can be managed by multiple people and updated in just minutes. Beebe Draw Farms Authority has leveraged the calendar feature to keep their community aware of upcoming events and board meetings. It also provides access to community agreements, forms and permits.

The website includes a custom view on the homepage which allows community members to make online payments for several local amenities, such as purchasing a fishing license for Lake Christina, RV storage fees and pool fees.

Established in 2011 and located in Weld County, the Beebe Draw Farms Authority is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the two districts that make up their community. The Authority is also responsible for capital improvements and amenities, as well as any new construction and infrastructure for the area. Each district is made up of five board members with District 1 representing the developed land of which there are currently 55 homeowners, and District 2 which represents the undeveloped land and open space.

Since 2004 Colorado.gov has partnered with SIPA, the state’s oversight body, to accelerate the adoption of e-Government services by placing more Colorado government products, services and information online. Together, SIPA and Colorado.gov provide more than 200 no-cost websites to governments across Colorado.

About Colorado.gov

Colorado.gov is the official website of the State of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. Colorado.gov helps State and local government entities Web-enable their services and is operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Colorado Interactive, LLC. Colorado Interactive builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About Statewide Internet Portal Authority

SIPA, a self-funded government organization established in 2004, serves as the oversight body of the Colorado.gov portal. Colorado.gov is the gateway to Colorado government and it is intended to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for e-Government services. SIPA’s vision is to transform Colorado government service delivery through the use of technology, allowing a single point of contact for members of the public to access state and local government information, products, and services. In addition to free websites built on the Drupal 7 platform, SIPA provides technology solutions including Google Apps for Government, electronic payment processing (credit and debit card), geospatial maps, CRM tools, and cellular mapping solutions.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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