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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

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

July 19, 2013

  1. Citywide Mosquito Spraying Begins Friday Night
  2. First Annual Ann Henson Weed Pull at Button Rock Preserve
  3. Three More Summer Concerts
  4. Art on the Move to Dedicate New Works
  5. Volunteer to be a Reading Mentor
  6. Family Night at Sandstone Ranch


Citywide Mosquito Spraying Begins Friday Night

The City's contractor, Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC), will conduct a citywide spraying for mosquitoes that may be carrying West Nile Virus on Friday, July 19 at 9 pm and a second application on Monday, July 22 at 9 pm weather permitting. CMC will apply a pesticide called AquaLuer 20 20, a permethrin based adulticide. The spraying process will produce a very fine mist that will be released from trucks into the air, killing mosquitoes on contact.  Most of the spraying will be conducted when adult mosquito activity levels are at their highest between 9 pm and 2 am. Call CMC at 303-558-8730 for more information.

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First Annual Ann Henson Weed Pull at Button Rock Preserve

Come and join the City of Longmont Natural Resources Division at beautiful Button Rock Preserve for a day of noxious weed education and pulling on Saturday, July 20 from 9 am to noon. This first annual event is part of a statewide campaign called Pulling for Colorado. The day will begin at 9 am with noxious weed identification training. Afterwards, we will join with our community to pull noxious weeds in the foothills that are threatening Button Rock Preserve and conclude at noon. There will be food, refreshments, and giveaways. Please bring leather gloves and a shovel and dress for working in tall, scratchy vegetation. Please call Natalie Wehrwein by email or by phone at 303-774-4867.

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Three More Summer Concerts

Enjoy three free concerts this week in the City’s summer concert series. At 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 23, hear Gasoline Lollipops at Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. At 10 am on Thursday, July 25, take your children to the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue, to hear Colin O’Brien. And on Friday, July 26, dance to Girls on Top! at the last of the Downtown Summer Concerts beginning at 6 pm at 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street. All concerts are outdoors; take blankets or lawn chairs to sit on, and don’t forget your insect repellent. For more information visit

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Art on the Move to Dedicate New Works

July in Longmont means a new year of Art on the Move artwork. This year, Art in Public Places will dedicate six new sculptures at 7 pm on Friday, July 19, at St. Stephen’s Plaza, 5th Avenue and Main Street, in conjunction with ArtWalk. 2013-14 artists include Reven Swanson, Sue Quinlan, Scott Mohr, Madeline Weiner, Bill Vielehr and Andrew Libertone. Find locations, titles and more information on the artworks at For more information about Art on the Move or the Art in Public Places Program, call 303-651-8924.

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Volunteer to be a Reading Mentor

The City of Longmont is working toward having all our children reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade, and you can help. Reading League volunteers mentor students in kindergarten through 3rd grade who read below grade level. Each mentor receives training then meets with his or her assigned student every week to cover vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. For an application or to learn more about the program, call 303-774-3762 or visit “Reading League.”

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Family Night at Sandstone Ranch

The Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center at 3001 E Hwy 119 hosts Family Night from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 23. Bring a picnic and enjoy games, crafts and s’mores at this beautiful historic property. To reach the Visitor Center, use the east entrance to Sandstone Ranch off Highway 119 east of County Line Road and park in the lot at the top of the hill. Admission is free. Visit or call 303-774-4692 or for more information.

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