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

August 2, 2013

  1. Longmont's Spraying Efforts Significantly Reduce the West Nile Mosquito Threat
  2. Two Special Days at the Museum This Weekend
  3. Outdoor Warning System Test on Monday
  4. Fire Muster on Saturday, August 10
  5. Free Landfill Drop Day
  6. City Hosts Sales and Use Tax Seminar


Longmont's Spraying Efforts Significantly Reduce the West Nile Mosquito Threat

The results from Longmont’s mosquito trapping show that the City’s spraying efforts successfully reduced the number of mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus (WNV). The overall mosquito counts are down from previous results. More importantly the vector index for West Nile Virus dropped from 1.18 to 0.32, well below the 0.75 threshold. The City of Longmont is now back to its normal integrated pest management program. This program includes collecting and evaluating mosquito traps on Sunday nights and spot spraying (if necessary) on Wednesday nights in areas that have greater than 100 mosquitoes. The City of Longmont Spray Schedule appears every Tuesday in the Longmont Times-Call in conjunction with the Boulder County Mosquito Control Program ad. Colorado Mosquito Control will be honoring shut-off request from residents.

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Two Special Days at the Museum This Weekend

This Saturday, August 3, is Grandkids Day at the Longmont Museum. Grandchildren receive free admission with a paying grandparent. On Sunday, August 4, the Museum will open one hour early, at noon, for parents and children with special needs who benefit from a less busy and distracting environment. Grandkids Day and Special Needs Early Open Day occur at the Museum on the first weekend of every month. For more information call 303-651-8374.

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Outdoor Warning System Test on Monday

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, August 5. The system is tested the first Monday of every month 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 is not the first Monday of the month at 10 am, seek shelter immediately and tune to local media for information.

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Fire Muster on Saturday, August 10

Join the Longmont Fire Department for the 2013 Fire Muster on Saturday, August 10. The parade on Coffman Street will begin at 9:30 am and travel from Longs Peak Avenue south to 4th Avenue. The Fire Block with parade displays, demonstrations, children’s area, and food vendors will be open from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information visit

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Free Landfill Drop Day

The City of Longmont is offering residents an opportunity to take one level pickup load free of charge to the Front Range Landfill at 1830 Weld County Rd 5 in Erie from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 10. Loads must be covered and secured for transport. Please take a copy of your current utility bill and a photo ID to show that you are a City of Longmont customer. For more information call 303-651-8416.

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City Hosts Sales and Use Tax Seminar

Do you have questions about the business sales and use tax in Longmont? A free seminar that will answer all your questions will be held from noon to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, August 14, in the Study Session Room at the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a Downtown Longmont gift card. To register, call 303-651-8674 or email

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