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May 3, 2013

  1. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Longmont Style
  2. Apply Now for a City Board or Commission
  3. Free Sales and Use Tax Seminar
  4. Free Landfill Drop Day
  5. Oligarchy Ditch Flow to Increase
  6. Recycle Your Plastic Bags


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Longmont Style

Longmont’s 11th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 4, at Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. Enjoy music, dance, shopping, a car show, great food, and the famous Chihuahua contest. This is a healthy, family-oriented, alcohol- and tobacco-free event, and admission is free. For more information visit

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Apply Now for a City Board or Commission

The City of Longmont can use your passion, your opinions, and your desire to share in the vision for our community. City Council currently is recruiting to fill vacancies on several advisory boards and commissions. Applicants must be registered voters of Longmont for at least one year prior to serving and willing to serve for terms that last from three to five years. To learn more about the vacancies and any special requirements and to apply online, visit Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through Friday, May 17, at 5 pm. For more information, call 303-651-8649.

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Free Sales and Use Tax Seminar

Do you have questions about the business sales and use tax in Longmont? A free seminar that will answer all your questions will be held from noon to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15, in the Study Session Room at the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a Downtown Longmont gift card. To register, call 303-651-8674 or email

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Free Landfill Drop Day

The City of Longmont is offering residents an opportunity to take one level pickup load free of charge to the Front Range Landfill at 1830 Weld County Rd 5 in Erie from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 11. Please take a copy of your current utility bill and a photo ID to show that you are a City of Longmont customer. For more information call 303-651-8416.

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Oligarchy Ditch Flow to Increase

Due to the current drought that all of Colorado, and the Saint Vrain Creek Basin in particular, is experiencing, Union Reservoir is only half full. Union Reservoir is presently in priority and will be allowed to begin filling. The Oligarchy Ditch is the filler ditch for Union Reservoir and diverts from the Saint Vrain Creek, west of Longmont. Throughout May the flows in the ditch will fluctuate from day to day and after Monday, May 6, the flows in the Oligarchy Ditch will be high and will range between 50 and 70 cubic feet per second. Residents are asked to be aware of conditions in the Oligarchy Ditch and be especially careful with children and pets around the ditch in the coming weeks. In addition, the pedestrian underpasses along the greenway could be impacted. Up to date Oligarchy Ditch diversion information is available online at: For additional information please call the Public Works & Natural Resources Department at 303-651-8376.

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Recycle Your Plastic Bags

You can now recycle plastic shopping, newspaper, dry cleaning and ziplock bags at the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street. Simply drive up to the window attendant between 7:30 am and 5:45 pm Monday through Saturday for directions to the appropriate bin. Bags must be empty, clean and dry with no tape or stickers. Plastic food wrap, black trash bags and bubble wrap are not accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.


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