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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

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

April 12, 2013

  1. Hackathon This Weekend at Skyline High School
  2. Waterline Flushing Begins Next Week
  3. Museum Holding LEGO Competition
  4. Taste of Wellness Therapy Fair
  5. Discover the Districts This Weekend
  6. Library Festival Continues with Authors and More


Hackathon This Weekend at Skyline High School

More than 50 students, developers and programmers will be participating in the a weekend Hackathon in hopes of creating apps that will enhance communication between Longmont residents and its local government on April 12-14 at Skyline High School, 600 E. Mountain View Ave. Sponsored by the City of Longmont and tech giant Western Digital, the Hackathon is a weekend marathon event designed to bring together the community's best minds in an attempt to design and create software and apps that enhance City services. The City of Longmont will open up its computer information system (open data sets) and allow these young wizards to take a hack at software and app development.

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Waterline Flushing Begins Next Week

On April 15, the City will begin the annual flushing of water lines to keep water quality high and to ensure that fire hydrants are operational. You may notice low water pressure, discolored water or no water for short periods when flushing is taking place in your neighborhood. Please limit water use, and avoid using hot water when flushing is occurring in your immediate area. For the weekly schedule visit or call 303-651-8468.

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Museum Holding LEGO Competition

The Longmont Museum is holding a competition for original LEGO artwork. LEGO enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enter in one of four age categories to compete for prizes. Winning works will be displayed in special museum cases at the Longmont Public Library, the Longmont Senior Center and the Longmont Civic Center. Every participant will receive one free admission to the Longmont Museum’s summer LEGO exhibit. All entries must be brought to the Museum at 400 Quail Road on Saturday April 27, between 9 am and 5 pm, or Sunday, April 28, between 1 and 3 pm. For more information, visit

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Taste of Wellness Therapy Fair

Don’t miss the 16th Annual Taste of Therapy Fair from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 13, at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Try a variety of alternative wellness options for just $5 for each 15-minute session. Table and chair massage, reflexology, acupuncture, energy work, and readings are just some of the offerings. Appointments are taken at the fair, and early time slots fill quickly. Doors open at 8:45 am, so come early! Admission is free. For more information call 303-651-8404 or visit

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Discover the Districts This Weekend

You’re invited to two great events in downtown Longmont next weekend. From 6 to 9 pm on Friday, April 12, the LDDA and St. Vrain Valley School District present musical acts and student art in conjunction with “Second Friday.” Visit galleries, arts organizations and downtown merchants for special promotions. During “Shopping Saturday” on April 13 purchases at participating businesses will be discounted by 8.075 percent, coincidentally the amount of sales tax you pay! (Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.) Everyone attending Second Friday or making a purchase on Shopping Saturday can enter a drawing to win special products and gift cards from participating businesses. For more information visit

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Library Festival Continues with Authors and More

The Longmont Library Festival continues through Saturday, April 20, with four big events. You’re invited to a youth poetry slam on Monday, a talk and slide show with photographer John Fielder on Wednesday, a writer’s workshop with author Bill Ellis on Thursday, and the Colorado Authors’ Open House on Saturday. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and a schedule visit or call 303-651-8472.

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