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

April 26, 2013

  1. Free Pharmaceutical Drop-off Day
  2. Report Potholes Via Smartphone or Webpage
  3. Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
  4. Volunteers Needed for Triathlon Weekend
  5. Niwot Road Closed at Highway 119 During Week of April 29
  6. Meeting Scheduled for Pavlakis/Dickens Farm Park


Free Pharmaceutical Drop-off Day

Don’t flush medications down the sink or toilet. Recent studies have shown that it can pass through the treatment plant and enter the river. Bring all your unused medication to Longmont United Hospital at 1950 Mountain View Avenue between 8 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, for this one-day event. All medications are accepted. Visit to learn more.

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Report Potholes Via Smartphone or Webpage

Spring is the most common time for potholes to appear in heavily traveled roads in Longmont. With the recent heavy snow, pothole problems will be more noticeable this year. Although they are hard to repair between frequent storms, City crews are doing their best to address the larger potholes for now. Some repairs are only temporary, and permanent fixes will be completed when the weather warms. Residents can help by notifying the Public Works & Natural Resources Call Center of any pothole problems they see at 303-651-8416. Residents can also report any potholes by completing the on-line form found on the City website. Residents with smartphones can fill out the "Report Street Damage" form by clicking on the "Services" button on the city's mobile site.


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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

It’s the big one! The Friends of the Longmont Library’s Annual Spring Book Sale is open to the public from from 9 am to 4:30 pm on April 26 and April 27, and from 1 to 4 pm on April 28. This is the Friends’ biggest fund raiser, selling Library withdrawals and public donations of used books, DVDs, and CDs. You’ll find bargains galore, with a special discount day on Sunday: $5 a bagful! The Library is at 409 4th Avenue. Call 303-651-8470 for more information.

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Volunteers Needed for Triathlon Weekend

Volunteers are needed for the Longmont Kids Only Triathlon on Saturday, June 1, and the 33rd Annual Longmont Triathlon on Sunday, June 2. Help direct and cheer on the athletes while participating in a great event. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and snacks. For more information visit or call 303-774-4771.

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Niwot Road Closed at Highway 119 During Week of April 29

The Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to close Niwot Road just east of the Diagonal Highway (SH119) on Monday, April 29 for up to five days in order to replace the road surface between the highway and the BNSF railroad tracks. The closure will be in effect 24-hours a day.  All traffic, including bicycles will be directed to alternative routes including 95th Street, 83rd Street, 79th Street and 2nd Ave during the closure.  Closure information along with detour routes will be posted prior to the closure. This closure time and duration is weather dependent and is subject to change. For updates on the closure times and duration, please email to be put on the project notification and closure notification list.

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Meeting Scheduled for Pavlakis/Dickens Farm Park

The Master Plan update for the proposed Pavlakis/Dickens Farm park needs your input on Thursday, May 2, 6 to 8 pm at the City of Longmont Sunset Campus located at 7 South Sunset St. Public meetings were held in February and March where city staff received input on park amenities. Your input helped develop a draft plan for consideration. At this meeting we will look at the Draft Master Plan and hear your comments. The park is located along the St Vrain Creek between Main and Martin Streets. The project goal is to develop a new District Park and trailhead to the St Vrain Greenway trail system. If you need daycare at the meeting site, translation or other special assistance in order to participate in this meeting, please contact Maria Tostado at 303-651-8601 in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.


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