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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

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

August 23, 2013

  1. Close Out the Summer with Festival on Main
  2. Tell the City What You Think About Comcast
  3. Special End-of-Summer Recreation Hours
  4. Get Ready for the Fireball Run
  5. Mosquito Spraying Continues in Specific Areas
  6. Act Now for Deal on EnergySmart Assessment

 

Close Out the Summer with Festival on Main

Plan to be on Main Street in downtown Longmont from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, August 23, for the 13th annual Festival on Main. There will be lots of activities for children, street performers, dancers, arts activities, food vendors, and three stages with live music. Tickets for the bungee trampoline and water ball activity are only $5. Among the seven bands to perform are Mojomama, The Steve Manshel Band, Sammy Dee Morton, and Los Amos de la Sierra. Parking downtown is free, and handicap parking is available at Longmont Christian School, 550 Coffman Street. For more information visit www.festivalonmain.com.

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Tell the City What You Think About Comcast

The City of Longmont soon will be negotiating a franchise agreement with Comcast, the city’s cable TV provider. You’re invited to fill out an online survey to let the City know what you think of your cable service. You can find the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/comcast_renewal

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Special End-of-summer Recreation Hours

The Longmont Recreation Center at 310 Quail Road will be closed from Sunday, August 25, through Sunday, September 1. It will reopen on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, with holiday hours from 10 am to 4 pm. Centennial Pool has modified hours from 5:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday, August 26, through Friday, August 30, and special 7 am to 5:30 pm hours on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1. For more information, call 303-651-8404 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec.


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Get Ready for the Fireball Run

Longmont is pleased to be the host city for the start of the annual Fireball Run, a cross-country adventure rally that also helps locate missing children. Plan to visit the pre-race activities on Friday, September 20, at the Marriott hotels on Dry Creek Road and in Roosevelt Park on Saturday, September 21. Then catch the green flag start at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 22, at 3rd Avenue and Main Street. This event is broadcast live on the Internet at www.fireballrun.com. If you can’t make it to the starting line, tune in to watch the action online and to see Longmont shine.

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Mosquito Spraying Continues in Specific Areas

The City of Longmont and its contractor Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) continue to implement an "integrated pest management program" to combat mosquitoes that might carry the West Nile Virus. This program focuses on first attacking mosquitoes in their larval stage before they become airborne. This is the best method since it eliminates mosquitoes before they hatch. However, some localized spraying is still necessary. The City of Longmont Spray Schedule appears every Tuesday in the Longmont Times-Call and on the City's website.

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Act Now for Deal on EnergySmart Assessment

LPC residential customers can now get an EnergySmart residential energy efficiency assessment for just $70 – nearly half off the regular $135 fee for Boulder County residents. The assessment is performed by a professional energy auditor and provides the homeowner with a road map for future energy efficiency improvements and information on rebates that can help pay for project costs. For more details, visit www.energysmartyes.com or call 303-544-1000.

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