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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

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

January 4, 2013

  1. Changes to Local RTD Routes
  2. Free Business Social media Workshop
  3. Library Anthology Call for Entries
  4. Open House Call for Colorado Authors
  5. There Should be an App for That

 

Changes to Local RTD Routes

Effective Sunday, January 6, RTD made changes to four local routes based on public comments. Routes 323 and 324 still serve Twin Peaks Mall but no longer go onto the mall property. Route 326 provides north/south service east of Main Street, and Route 327 provides north/south service west of Main. For more information call 303-299-6000 or visit www.rtd-denver.com/ServiceChanges.shtml.

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Free Business Social Media Workshop

“Marketing: Using Social (Business) Media” is a free workshop, open to the public, from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 8, at the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue. This is one in a series of free monthly business workshops at the Library. For more information, call 303-746-3830 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/SmallBusinessSupportWorkshops.htm.

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Library Anthology Call for Entries

Longmont-area residents of all ages are invited to submit entries for the Library Festival Anthology in a variety of genres: fiction, personal narrative, poetry, essay and children’s story. Black and white photographs, drawings and illustrations also will be considered. Work should be 6,000 words or less and appropriate for a general audience. For an entry form and guidelines visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/library or call 303-651-8785 or 303-651-8302. The deadline for entries is February 1.

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Open House Call for Colorado Authors

The Longmont Public Library will host its second annual Colorado Author Open House on Saturday, April 20, as part of the 2013 Longmont Library Festival. Table space for 75 authors will be available, and applications can be printed from www.ci.longmont.co.us/library, or pick one up at the Library Information Desk. The deadline is 5 pm on February 1. Spaces will be filled by a lottery, and authors will be notified of acceptance by email during the week of February 3.

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There Should be an App for That

The City will host the first Longmont community hackathon in March to develop technological solutions to everyday problems. But first we need to identify the issues to work on. The city council is inviting the public to share ideas and help develop a list of apps that can make our lives easier at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 15, in the Longmont Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street. Those suggestions will be used to challenge local techies to spend a marathon weekend developing solutions to benefit our community. Would you like an app to help you find bicycle parking? Maybe you want to find all the public art in Longmont. Or perhaps you’d like to know what fresh produce is for sale this week at the farmers’ market. Whatever your ideas, bring them to this open forum for consideration.

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