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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

Welcome to the City of Longmont's weekly e-News update.

January 13, 2013

  1. Tell the City Council Your App Ideas
  2. Learn About Longmont Sister Cities at Annual Meeting
  3. Oligarchy Ditch Repair to Close Bike Path
  4. Slim Your Energy Waste-line in 2013
  5. Second Saturday Free at the Museum


Tell the City Council Your App Ideas

The City will host the first Longmont community hackathon in April to develop technological solutions to everyday problems. But first we need to identify the issues to work on. The city council is inviting the public to share ideas and help develop a list of apps that can make our lives easier at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 15, in the Longmont Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street. Those suggestions will be used to challenge local techies to spend a marathon weekend developing solutions that benefit our community. Would you like an app to help you find bicycle parking? Maybe you want to find all the public art in Longmont. Or perhaps you’d like to know what fresh produce is for sale this week at the farmers’ market. Whatever your ideas, bring them to this open forum for consideration. Visit for more information.

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Learn About Longmont Sister Cites at Annual Meeting

The public is invited to the Longmont Sister Cities Association (LSCA) annual meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, January 17, in the City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street. Learn about the LSCA and its student exchange program with Chino, Japan, and Ciudad Guzman, Mexico, and hear about plans for 2013. For more information contact Jeanie at 303-772-4620.

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Oligarchy Ditch Repair to Close Bike Path

Two repair projects began last week on the Oligarchy Ditch between 5th Avenue and 9th Avenue east of Alpine Street. A concrete diversion structure north of 5th Avenue that provides sprinkler water for Rothrock Dell Park and Rocky Mountain Elementary School will be replaced, and broken concrete channel lining south of 9th Avenue will be replaced with a clay lining. The bike path from Longs Peak Avenue to 9th Avenue will be closed until Friday, March 1. An on-street detour is available. For more information call 303-651-8328.

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Slim Your Energy Waste-line in 2013

Your business can trim its “energy waste-line” in 2013 with rebates from EnergySmart. Businesses and commercial property owners in Boulder County can get assistance from expert energy advisors and rebates on eligible energy efficiency projects. $250,000 in rebates are available for projects completed between January 1 and April 13, or until the funds are gone. Call today! Rebates are distributed first-come, first-served until they run out. To learn more, call 303-441-1300 or visit

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Second Saturday Free Day at the Museum

This Saturday, January 12, the Longmont Museum’s special exhibition AMP’D: Powering Longmont 1912-2012 will be open free of charge. The exhibition features a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family, from a plasma globe to a hand-powered generator. The Museum is located at 400 Quail Road, just east of Main Street in south Longmont. For more information call 303-651-8374 or visit

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