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

February 22, 2013

  1. Why is Longmont Smiling?
  2. Free Coffee and Conversation with Council on Saturday
  3. Celebrate Chinese New Year in Longmont
  4. Marketing Plan Essentials Workshop
  5. Apply Now for Citizens Fire Academy


Why is Longmont Smiling?

Longmont is the second happiest city in the nation according to a report from the University of Vermont Complex Systems Center. The study is based on an analysis of Twitter messages that use happy or sad words like "rainbow" (happy) or "earthquake" (sad) and sent from cities across the nation. Longmont placed second behind Napa, California. Read the story online.

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Free Coffee and Conversation with Council on Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, February 23, at Red Frog Coffee, 15 Ken Pratt Boulevard. At Coffee with Council, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council Members Alex Sammoury and Sarah Levison are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Longmont

The Asian-Pacific Association of Longmont invites the public to a celebration of Chinese New Year from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, February 23, at Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road. Enjoy lion dancing, kung fu and qigong demonstrations, Chinese music and food, and much more. This event is free.

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Marketing Plan Essentials Workshop

At this workshop, from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, March 5, you will discuss each component of the marketing plan and receive several worksheets to help crystallize key portions of your plan. The cost is $45 or $35 for Boulder, Longmont or Latino Chamber members; no cost for current or prospective Longmont businesses. The workshop will be held at the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, 528 Main Street. Register at For more information call 303-651-8403 or email

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Apply Now for Citizen Fire Academy

Longmont’s Citizen Fire Academy will be held from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, and Saturday, May 11. Participants will get an overall view of Longmont Fire Services as well as hands-on time doing some of what firefighters do daily. Participants must be Longmont residents and must attend both sessions. The application deadline is Friday, April 12. Find applications and additional information at or call 303-651-8437.

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