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

November 8, 2013

  1. Most City Facilities Closed on Monday
  2. Hard-to-Recycle Event on Saturday
  3. Taste of Therapy Fair This Weekend
  4. Run or Walk the Turkey Trot
  5. See Map of Parks and Trail Closures Online
  6. Outgoing Council Reception on November 19
  7. Free Business Assistance Workshop


Most City Facilities Closed on Monday

Longmont city government observes Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, as a holiday. The following facilities are CLOSED: Civic Center, Service Center, Library, Senior Center, Museum, Youth Center, Development Services Center, and Waste Diversion Center. All recreation facilities will be open regular hours. Trash and recycling will be collected one day late this week. The Civic Center will be open at 6:30 pm on Monday for a special council business meeting to swear-in the mayor and elected council members.

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Hard-to-Recycle Event on Saturday

The Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street will hold a Hard-to-Recycle Event from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 9, for materials that are not accepted for curbside recycling. Materials accepted include computers, electronics, televisions, Styrofoam, cell phones, and many others. There may be a fee for certain items. Please bring a copy of your current utility bill to show that you pay the waste management fee. For more information call 303-651-8416.

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Taste of Therapy Fair This Weekend

Recreation Services is hosting a Taste of Therapy Fair from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 9, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S. Sunset Street. (Please enter Izaak Walton from the north – 3rd Avenue and Sunset Street – and travel down the hill.) You can try a variety of alternative wellness options for just $5 for each 15-minute hands-on demonstration. (Please bring small bills.) Appointments are taken at the fair and fill quickly. Doors open at 9:45 am. For more information call 303-651-8404 or visit

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Run or Walk the Turkey Trot

The 39th Annual Longmont Turkey Trot 2-mile and 10K run/walk starts at 9 am on Saturday, November 9, at Altona Middle School, 4600 Clover Basin Drive. Registration fees increase on Friday, November 8. Call 303-651-8406 or visit for more information.

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See Map of Parks and Trail Closures Online

Flood waters caused significant damage to the St. Vrain Greenway in September and repair work is underway in many areas. However, long stretches of the greenway are closed to foot and bike traffic. See a map of park and trail closures at

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Outgoing Council Reception on November 19

The public is invited to a reception honoring outgoing city council members Katie Witt and Alex Sammoury from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 19, at the Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street. For more information call 303-651-8601.

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Free Business Assistance Workshop

A Taste of Business - Helping Your Business Grow is a series of free workshops offered on the second Tuesday of the month. “Financing Options for Growing Your Business” will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 12, at the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue. For more information call 303-651-8403, visit, or email

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