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

May 31, 2013

  1. Outdoor Warning System Test on Monday
  2. Visit Sandstone Ranch This Summer
  3. Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Friday
  4. Volunteer at Rhythm on the River
  5. Business Plan Essentials Workshop
  6. Longmont Landlord Resource Fair


Outdoor Warning System Test on Monday

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, June 3. The system is tested the first Monday of every month through August. Other than for testing, the system will be used only to notify the community when immediate action should be taken. If you hear the sirens and it is not the first Monday of the month at 10 am, seek shelter immediately and tune to local media for information.

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Visit Sandstone Ranch This Summer

The Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center at 3001 E Hwy 119 features hands-on displays on environmental features of the area. A nature trail takes you past several historical buildings near the sandstone bluffs and to a scenic overlook. Numerous species of wildlife and birds are seen frequently on the property, including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks. Visitor Center hours June 4 through October are Tuesdays 9 am to noon, second and fourth Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm, and family nights on June 25 and July 23 from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free, and volunteers are welcome! Call 303-774-4692 or visit for more information.

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Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Friday

The City’s free summer concerts begin this week with Chris Daniels and the Kings rockin’ downtown at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street. The opening act performs at 6 pm, then the headliners take the stage from 7 to 9 pm. Food and great local brews will be offered for sale from 6 to 9 pm. Please bring your lawn chair and come ready for fun. For more information call 303-651-8484 or visit

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Volunteer at Rhythm on the River

You’re invited to volunteer at the city’s largest free community event celebrating the environment through music, art, and entertainment. Opportunities include greeting event guests, encouraging racers, selling merchandise, filling and handing out water bottles, assisting with arts and crafts, and more. Call Kari at 303-651-8495 or Theresa at 303-651-8578, or register online at

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Business Plan Essentials Workshop

Complete or refine your business plan with an emphasis on understanding your market and developing financials. Each business plan component will be explained, along with information about additional resources that will be helpful in completing each section. This workshop will be held from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, June 4, at the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, 528 Main Street. The cost is $45 or $35 with Boulder or Longmont Chamber membership. It is free to current and prospective Longmont businesses. To register visit

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Longmont Landlord Resource Fair

The Longmont Landlord Fair will be held at Roosevelt Park (Longs Peak Avenue at Coffman Street) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12. Landlords, property managers, and anyone else who is interested are welcome to attend. EnergySmart, locksmiths, collection agencies, the Better Business Bureau, contractors, property investment advisors, remediation companies, translation services, housing agencies, attorneys, and many more will be on hand to speak with you. Two food trucks also will be on site to help make the event a festive affair. For more information call 303-774-4384 or email

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