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Posted: 07/18/14

Help the City Choose New Welcome Signs

The old “Welcome to Longmont” signs will be removed soon, and plans are in the works for new city entryway signs. Give us your opinion on three monument sign designs by taking a five-minute survey at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/survey. The survey is open through July 28.

Civilian Police Academy Open for Applications

Initiated in 1988, the Citizen Police Academy is a 36-hour program spread over 12 weeks, designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Longmont Police Department in our community. The Academy meets from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday nights from August 20 through November 5. Space is limited. The application deadline is 5 pm on August 14. For an application and more information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/community/cpa.htm.

Airport Hosts Movie Night on Friday

Longmont's Vance Brand Airport is hosting movie night on Friday, July 18. The Tom Cruise movie Top Gun will be projected on to the big hangar at the Airport at 8 p.m. It's a family friendly environment and the airport loves having kids come. Refreshments will be available. Please bring your own chairs.

Community Meetings for Building Resilience

Responding to a disaster builds resilience. What worked for you during the flood? What didn’t work for you? What preparations have you made to prepare for other disasters, such as wildfire or drought? The public is invited to an informal discussion to share your experience so that our community can thrive in the long haul – no matter what hits us! There will be five sessions, each focusing on different segments of the community. All meetings will begin at 6:30 pm.

• Monday, July 21, at LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, for Longmont north side neighborhoods
• Wednesday, July 23, at Stephen’s Church, 1303 Bross Street, for Longmont businesses, nonprofits and faith community
• Monday, July 28, at LifeBridge Christian Church with a focus on recreation and public uses
• Wednesday, July 30, at St. Stephen’s Church for Longmont south side neighborhoods
• Thursday, July 31, at St. Stephen’s Church for Spanish speakers.

Call 303-651-8444 for more information in English or Español.

2014-2015 Art on the Move Celebration

The public is invited to join the Art in Public Places Commission in welcoming six new artists and their work at the dedication of Art on the Move 2014-2015 at 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 19, at St. Stephen’s Plaza, 5th Avenue and Main Street. Three sculptures have been installed at this location, as well as at the Civic Center, Waste Diversion Center and Kensington Park. A sneak preview bicycle tour leaving at 4:30 pm from St. Stephen’s Plaza will visit each of the artworks. For more information call 303-651-8924.

Business Plan Essentials for 2014

This workshop, from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, August 12, at the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, 528 Main Street, will help you complete or refine your business plan with an emphasis on understanding your market and developing financials. You’ll also receive additional resources that will help you complete your plan. This is a must for any entrepreneur, especially those seeking funding or in the early stages of business growth. Register at http://www.bouldersbdc.com/workshops.

Free Bus Service in Longmont

The City of Longmont and Boulder County have partnered to provide fare-free bus service in Longmont through 2014. Anyone can ride the local Longmont buses (323, 324, 326 or 327) as much as they want for free! No passes, fares or ID required; jump on and off as much as you’d like. If you use a local bus to access the regional buses (BOLT, L and J) ask the driver for a transfer, which is good for $2.25 off the regional bus fare. For more information, including schedules and maps, visit http://www.longmontbus.com.

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Posted: 07/11/14

FREE EVENT: Enjoy Rhythm on the River This Weekend

Rhythm on the River celebrates the environment, the community, art and music on July 11 and 12 at Roger’s Grove on Hover Road. Hours are 5 to 8 pm on Friday and 7 am to 8 pm on Saturday. Friday’s musical highlights include Chris Daniels and the Kings with special guest Freddy Gowdy at 6 pm and headliner Pure Prairie League at 6:30 pm. Saturday musical entertainment includes Colorado bands playing everything from country and swing to blues, rock, reggae, and Latin music. Enjoy performances in the Longmont Idol competition, the Longmont Youth Theatre Company and others. Meet local artists, visit the World Market vendors, and sample great food, fun crafts and activities for all ages. Parking is free at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr or call 303-651-8404 for more information.

West Nile Threat Level Goes from Low to Severe

Boulder County Public Health has confirmed that three mosquito pools in Longmont have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The current vector index is .91. When the vector index is at 0.75 or higher we are more concerned and want to make sure people take additional precautions.” Boulder County Public Health officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to protect themselves. Keep safe this summer, and remember the 4Ds:

1. Use DEET-enhanced insect repellent or alternative.
2. DRESS in long sleeves and pants.
3. Avoid the outdoors from DUSK until DAWN.
4. DRAIN standing water outside your home

Longmont residents can sign up to receive a weekly e-mail about mosquito activity in the city. Get information on how to protect yourself, and find out if there will be localized pesticide spraying in or near your neighborhood. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/selectalert to sign up and visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/westnile for more information.

Free Shredding Event on June 12

Recycle personal documents safely and securely. Bring boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, July 12. Please bring identification and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Community Meetings for Building Resilience

Responding to a disaster builds resilience. What worked for you during the flood? What didn’t work for you? What preparations have you made to prepare for other disasters, such as wildfire or drought? The public is invited to an informal discussion to share your experience so that our community can thrive in the long haul – no matter what hits us! There will be five sessions, each focusing on different segments of the community. All meetings will begin at 6:30 pm.

• Monday, July 21, at LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, for Longmont north side neighborhoods
• Wednesday, July 23, at Stephen’s Church, 1303 Bross Street, for Longmont businesses, nonprofits and faith community
• Monday, July 28, at LifeBridge Christian Church with a focus on recreation and public uses
• Wednesday, July 30, at St. Stephen’s Church for Longmont south side neighborhoods
• Thursday, July 31, at St. Stephen’s Church for Spanish speakers.

Call 303-651-8444 for more information in English or Español.

Kanemoto Park Open House

Design for the Kanemoto Wading Pool Replacement Project is underway, and public input matters. Two concept plans have been prepared and will be available for review and comment at an open house from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday, July 15, at Kanemoto Park. City staff and consultants will be available for questions and discussion. Call 303-651-8448 or email paula.fitzgerald@ci.longmont.co.us.

Community Night at Sandstone Ranch - Bats!

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free book signing and lecture for children and adults by Rick Adams at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 15, at the Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center, 3001 E. Ken Pratt Blvd. Dr. Adams’ research encompasses the ecology, evolution, and development of bats. His book “Bats of the Rocky Mountain West: Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation” will be available for sale. For information call 303-774-4692.

Free Bus Service in Longmont

The City of Longmont and Boulder County have partnered to provide fare-free bus service in Longmont through 2014. Anyone can ride the local Longmont buses (323, 324, 326 or 327) as much as they want for free! No passes, fares or ID required; jump on and off as much as you’d like. If you use a local bus to access the regional buses (BOLT, L and J) ask the driver for a transfer, which is good for $2.25 off the regional bus fare. For more information, including schedules and maps, visit http://www.longmontbus.com.

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Posted: 07/03/14

Most City Facilities Closed for Holiday

Longmont city government observes the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 4. These facilities will be CLOSED: Civic Center, Service Center, Development Services Center, Museum, Library, Senior Center, Youth Center, St. Vrain Memorial Building, Centennial Pool and Waste Diversion Center. The Hazardous Materials Management Facility in Boulder also will be closed on Friday and Saturday. The Longmont Recreation Center will open from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunset Pool will open for lap swim from 10 am to 1 pm and for lap and open swim from 1 to 5 pm. Roosevelt Activity Pool will be open regular hours.

Free Bus Service in Longmont

The City of Longmont and Boulder County have partnered to provide fare-free bus service in Longmont through 2014. Anyone can ride the local Longmont buses (323, 324, 326 or 327) as much as they want for free! No passes, fares or ID required; jump on and off as much as you’d like. If you use a local bus to access the regional buses (BOLT, L and J) ask the driver for a transfer, which is good for $2.25 off the regional bus fare. For more information, including schedules and maps, visit http://www.longmontbus.com.

Longmont Celebrates the Holiday with Fireworks at Fairgrounds

Longmont celebrates the Fourth of July with a free fireworks display at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (Hover & Boston) at 9:30 pm. There is no parking on the fairground. For the best view of the fireworks, park at a nearby shopping center and either walk to the fenced area in front of the Jack Murphy arena or watch from anywhere within a one mile radius of the fairgrounds. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at the fairground’s Nelson Road (south side of facility) entrance. Handicapped parking permits will be required. Listen to the music synchronized the fireworks at KRCN 1060AM. Please leave pets at home and keep them inside, as fireworks can be stressful for animals.For more information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/fire/fire_safety/fireworks.htm.

Outdoor Warning System Test on July 7

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, July 7. The system is tested the first Monday of every month, April 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 isn’t the first Monday of the month at 10 am, seek shelter immediately and tune to local media for information. Read more at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/emergency/outdoorwarningsystem.htm.

Dickens Farm Park Design Open House

The 2013 flood altered this proposed park site, and the master plan now requires revision. The public is invited to see two concept plans for the site, share feedback and ask questions from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, July 10, at the Parks Department building at 7 S. Sunset Street. For more information call 303-651-8448 or email paula.fitzgerald@ci.longmont.co.us.

Sign Up for West Nile e-Alerts

It’s West Nile mosquito season, and Longmont residents can sign up to receive a weekly e-mail about mosquito activity in the city. Get information on how to protect yourself, and find out if there will be localized pesticide spraying in or near your neighborhood. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/selectalert to sign up.

Enjoy Rhythm on the River July 11-12

Rhythm on the River celebrates the environment, the community, art and music on July 11 and 12 at Roger’s Grove on Hover Road. Hours are 5 to 8 pm on Friday and 7 am to 8 pm on Saturday. Friday’s musical highlights include Chris Daniels and the Kings with special guest Freddy Gowdy at 6 pm and headliner Pure Prairie League at 6:30 pm. Saturday musical entertainment includes Colorado bands playing everything from country and swing to blues, rock, reggae, and Latin music. Enjoy performances in the Longmont Idol competition, the Longmont Youth Theatre Company and others. Meet local artists, visit the World Market vendors, and sample great food, fun crafts and activities for all ages. Parking is free at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr or call 303-651-8404 for more information.

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June -

Posted: 06/27/14

Have Coffee with Council on Saturday, June 28

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, June 28, at Ute Creek Golf Course, 2000 Ute Creek Drive. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council members Brian Bagley and Gabe Santos are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

Button Rock Reserve Remains Closed

Button Rock Preserve and Ralph Price Reservoir are closed to the public until further notice. As work continues to rebuild County Road 80 that provides access and to clear logs and debris from the reservoir, the area remains dangerous. The public is asked to stay away so that repairs can proceed as quickly as possible. For updates visit http://bit.ly/flood-info.

Sign Up for West Nile e-Alerts

It’s West Nile mosquito season, and Longmont residents can sign up to receive a weekly e-mail about mosquito activity in the city. Get information on how to protect yourself, and find out if there will be localized pesticide spraying in or near your neighborhood. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/selectalert to sign up.

Roger's River Run 5K Run/Walk

Sign up now for the annual Roger’s River Run 5K Run on Saturday, July 12. Participants will enjoy a new course around Golden Ponds with a beautiful mountain view. Free parking is at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, and the race begins at 7:30 am in the parking lot on Boston Avenue across from the fairgrounds. Race includes a free Prairie Breakfast that spectators can enjoy for $3 cash. Preregistration is $17 for adults and $15 for youth 14 and younger and seniors 60 and older. Race-day fees increase $5. For information or to register, call 303-651-8406 or visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr.

Longmont Voters Approve $20 Million Bond Issue

Longmont voters have approved the issuance of $20 million in bonds to rebuild the St. Vrain creek through Longmont to safely carry the 100 year flood flows. With approximately 69% support, voters recognized the destruction and devastation of the September 2013 floods and decided to rebuild the community to be more resilient and safe for current and future generations. The project will extend from Martin Street on the east to Airport Road on the west and will be one of the largest public works projects ever undertaken by our City.

Range Safety Volunteers Needed

Range Safety Volunteers help prevent problems on the firing range at the City of Longmont Firearms Training Facility through their diligence in educating users on range safety rules, providing range supervision, and enforcing safety rules, policies and procedures. For more information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/volunteer/sj_volunteers.htm.

Volunteer at Rhythm on the River

Join more than 300 citizen volunteers to help make this year’s Rhythm on the River festival, July 11 and 12 at Roger’s Grove, a huge success! Several positions are available, and all volunteers receive a keepsake T-shirt to wear at the event. Register to volunteer at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr. For more information call 303-651-8415 or 303-651-8495.

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Posted: 06/20/14

Coffee with Council on June 28

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, June 28, at Ute Creek Golf Course, 2000 Ute Creek Drive. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council members Brian Bagley and Gabe Santos are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

Volunteer at Rhythm on the River

Join more than 300 citizen volunteers to help make this year’s Rhythm on the River festival, July 11 and 12 at Roger’s Grove, a huge success! Several positions are available, and all volunteers receive a keepsake T-shirt to wear at the event. Register to volunteer at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr. For more information call 303-651-8415 or 303-651-8495.

QuickBooks Essentials Workshop

This class is an introduction to the basic functions of QuickBooks. It covers several topics from the initial setup to creating the financial reports that summarize the health of your business. The workshop will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Thursday, June 26, at the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, 528 Main Street. The course is free for Longmont business and $45 for businesses outside Longmont. To register visit http://www.bouldersbdc.com.

Second Annual Ann Henson Weed Pull

The public is invited to help clear Sandstone Ranch of noxious weeds from 8 to 11 am on Saturday, June 28. Volunteers will receive training in weed identification then be let loose to pull those weeds from the grounds of Sandstone Ranch. The exact location will be given to those who register. Participants are asked to bring leather gloves and a shovel. Please RSVP at michael.podshadley@ci.longmont.co.us or 303-651-8452 by June 27.

Police Volunteer Opportunity for Youth

Longmont Police Explorers gain practical experience in policing, experience positive leadership from adults and youth, and have the opportunity to take on leadership roles themselves. In return, the Explorer program offers young men and women ages 14 to 21 the chance to experience police career opportunities. For more information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/volunteer/explorer.htm. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 27.

Sign Up for West Nile e-Alerts

It’s West Nile mosquito season, and Longmont residents can sign up to receive a weekly e-mail about mosquito activity in the city. Get information on how to protect yourself, and find out if there will be localized pesticide spraying in or near your neighborhood. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/selectalert to sign up.

Button Rock Preserve to Remain Closed

Button Rock Preserve and Ralph Price Reservoir are closed to the public until further notice. As work continues to rebuild County Road 80 that provides access and to clear logs and debris from the reservoir, the area remains dangerous. The public is asked to stay away so that repairs can proceed as quickly as possible. For updates visit http://bit.ly/flood-info.

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Posted: 06/13/14

Tuesday City Council Meeting Cancelled

Several members of the Longmont City Council are attending the annual Colorado Municipal League (CML) conference next week and the June 17 council meeting is cancelled. Founded in 1923, the Colorado Municipal League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing services and resources to assist municipal officials in managing their governments and serving the cities and towns of Colorado. http://www.cml.org/annual-conference/

Shredding Event on Saturday

Safely recycle your personal documents at no charge. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, June 14. Please also bring identification and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416 or visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste .

Volunteer at Rhythm on the River

Join more than 300 citizen volunteers to help make this year’s Rhythm on the River festival, July 11 and 12 at Roger’s Grove, a huge success! Several positions are available, and all volunteers receive a keepsake T-shirt to wear at the event. Register to volunteer at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr. For more information call 303-651-8415 or 303-651-8495.

St Vrain Creek Masterplan Meeting on Thursday

The St. Vrain Creek Coalition will hold a community meeting regarding the master planning process for St. Vrain Creek from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, June 19, in Barn A at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road. The master plan will help determine what happens after spring run-off, what the next step is for creek recovery, what the final creek and road alignments will be, and how agencies, landowners, and the community will work together. The public is invited to provide ideas for this plan. For more information visit http://www.BoulderCountyCreekPlan.org or call 720-407-4786.

Public Invited to Discuss Golf Fees

The public is invited to attend the Longmont Golf Course Advisory Board meeting at 7 pm on Monday, June 23, at the Twin Peaks Golf Course clubhouse, 1200 Cornell Drive, for a discussion of proposed 2015 fees. More information is available at http://www.golflongmont.com.

Vote in the June 24 Election

The City of Longmont is conducting a special election regarding the issuance of bonds to help finance storm drainage improvements. All active Longmont voters, regardless of party affiliation, should have received a mail ballot with the Longmont question. If you have not yet received your ballot or if you are an unaffiliated voter and would like to participate in a party primary in addition to voting in the Longmont Special Election, please contact the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder at 303-413-7740. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_clerk/election/ballot.htm

StART Walking and Biking Art Tours

You’re invited to join Art in Public Places on foot or on bike to learn about the extensive public artwork in Longmont. Free tours are 60 to 90 minutes at a comfortable pace. At 8:30 am on Saturday, June 21, StART Walking from the Left Hand Creek Park pavilion, 1800 Creekside Drive. At noon on Wednesday, June 25, StART Biking at the Civic Center plaza, 350 Kimbark Street. For information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/aipp or call 303-651-8924.

 

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Posted: 06/06/14

Longmont to Hold Special Election on June 24

The City of Longmont is conducting a special election regarding the issuance of bonds to help finance storm drainage improvements. All active Longmont voters, regardless of party affiliation, should have received a mail ballot with the Longmont question. If you have not yet received your ballot or if you are an unaffiliated voter and would like to participate in a party primary in addition to voting in the Longmont Special Election, please contact the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder at 303-413-7740.

Public Invited to Longmont Youth Center 30-year Celebration

Join the Longmont Youth Center staff and other City leaders for the center's 30-year anniversary celebration Friday, June 13, 5 pm at 1050 Lashley Street. Festivity highlights include musical performances by teen artists and members of local band Mojomama, games for children and teens, and complementary food tickets for the first 100 in attendance. Guest speakers from the earliest days of the Youth Center’s founding will recall how and why it came into existence. Current and former youth clients of the Youth Center will give testimony to how programs have changed their lives. City and community leaders are also slated to share their thoughts. More info at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/news/pr/2014/youthcenter30years.htm

Downtown Summer Concerts Begin This Week

For five Fridays starting in June, Downtown Longmont and City of Longmont Recreation and Golf Services give you the chance to dance in the street and enjoy great live music from regional artists. The series begins on Friday, June 6, with Cat Jerky and Last Men on Earth. Gates open at 5:30 pm, the music starts at 6 pm, and the headliner takes the stage at 7 pm at 4th Avenue and Main Street. Bring your family and your chairs to sample some great local food and drink from downtown businesses. Admission is free! For more information visit http://www.downtownlongmont.com.

Second Annual Landlord Fair on June 11

The public is invited to the second annual Landlord Fair from 6:30 to 8 pm on Wednesday, June 11, at Roosevelt Park, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Find out about resources that can make your job as landlord easier. Meet with attorneys, collection agencies, contractors, housing agencies, locksmiths, remediation companies, property investment advisors, translation services and many more services that serve the rental market. Admission is free. For more information call 303-774-4384 or email susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us.

Fun at Sandstone Ranch!

Plan to attend two fun events this week at Sandstone Ranch, 3001 E. Highway 119. At 10 am on Friday, June 13, enjoy Critter Puppet Theater and story time and make a crafts project. The cost is $2 per parent and child and is payable at the ranch. From 10 am to noon on Saturday, June 14, meet award-winning writer Priscilla Stuckey, author of “Kissed by a Fox and Other Stories of Friendship in Nature,” who will read from and sign her book about a universe where people and place are not separate and where other creatures respond to human need. For more information call 303-774-4692

Sign Up for West Nile Virus Alerts

It’s West Nile mosquito season and Longmont residents can sign up to receive a weekly e-mail about mosquito activity in the city. Get information on how to protect yourself. Find out if there will be localized pesticide spraying in or near your neighborhood. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/selectalert/ to sign up.

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