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

June 7, 2013

  1. Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight
  2. Visit Sandstone Ranch This Summer
  3. New Business Efficiency Grant Funding Available
  4. Shredding Event Next Weekend
  5. Bike to Work on Wednesday, June 26
  6. Register for LPC's Renewable Power Program


Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight

The City’s free summer concerts begin tonight with Chris Daniels and the Kings rockin’ downtown at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street. The opening act performs at 6 pm, then the headliners take the stage from 7 to 9 pm. Food and great local brews will be offered for sale from 6 to 9 pm. Please bring your lawn chair and come ready for fun. For more information call 303-651-8484 or visit

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Visit Sandstone Ranch This Summer

The Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center at 3001 E Hwy 119 features hands-on displays on environmental features of the area. A nature trail takes you past several historical buildings near the sandstone bluffs and to a scenic overlook. Numerous species of wildlife and birds are seen frequently on the property, including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks. Visitor Center hours June 4 through October are Tuesdays 9 am to noon, second and fourth Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm, and family nights on June 25 and July 23 from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free, and volunteers are welcome! Call 303-774-4692 or visit for more information.

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New Business Efficiency Grant Funding Available

Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is partnering with Platte River Power Authority to reduce the cost of energy efficiency projects. The Business Efficiency Grant Program can provide businesses and nonprofits up to $5,000, or a limit of 75 percent of total costs, for qualifying projects after all rebates are applied. It also can be used with other efficiency rebate programs. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis through December 1. For more information call 303-651-8386 or email

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Shredding Event Next Weekend

The Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street will hold a free shredding event from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, June 15. Please bring a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill to show that you pay the waste management fee. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.

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Bike to Work on Wednesday, June 26

Riding your bike on BIke to Work Day, Wednesday, June 26, will get you a free breakfast and discounts on after-work refreshments. Beginning at 6:30 am, several Longmont venues will offer free coffee and breakfast snacks to those who ride their bike to work. After work, bicycle commuters are invited to participate in Bike Home when local watering holes offer discounts for bicycle commuters. For a list of morning and evening Bike to Work Day stations visit

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Register for LPC's Renewable Power Program

While LPC already provides 3 percent renewable power as part of its energy mix, some residents and businesses would like to receive more. For those customers, LPC offers its Renewable Power Purchase Program. For more information visit and click on the image of the wind turbine. If you have questions call LPC at 303-651-8386.

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