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

April 4, 2014

  1. Outdoor Emergency Warning System to be Tested Monday
  2. Changes Coming to FLEX Service
  3. Don't Miss the Spring Branch Collection
  4. Apply Now for a City Board or Commission
  5. Clean-Up Green-Up Begins Saturday
  6. 2014 Longmont library Festival: April 6-12
  7. Free Shredding Event on April 12


Outdoor Emergency Warning System to be Tested on Monday

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, April 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.


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Changes Coming to FLEX Service

FLEX, Northern Colorado’s regional bus route connecting Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont with RTD connections to Denver and Boulder, will be making route changes beginning in May. The changes include moving the Fort Collins terminus to Transfort’s new South Transit Center. Riders who wish to continue into Fort Collins can transfer there, free of charge, to multiple local routes. To learn more about this and other changes, attend the FLEX open house from 4:30 to 7 pm on Monday, April 7, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. For more information visit

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Don't Miss the Spring Branch Collection

Longmont residents can enjoy free, curbside tree limb pick-up in April. Bundled limbs will be picked up at residences north of 9th Avenue April 7 – 11 and south of 9th Avenue April 14 - 18. Important: you must place your bundled tree limbs out at curbside by 7 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week. Leaves, trash and other debris will not be accepted nor will non-bundled branches or oversized piles. Find all the requirements at or call 303-651-8416.


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Apply Now for a City Board or Commission

The City of Longmont can use your passion, your opinions, and your desire to share in the vision for our community. City Council is recruiting to fill vacancies on several advisory boards and commissions. Applicants must be registered voters of Longmont for at least one year prior to serving and willing to serve for terms that last from one to five years. To learn more about the vacancies and any special requirements, and to apply online, visit Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through 5 pm on Friday, May 23. For more information, call 303-651-8649.

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Clean-Up Green-Up Begins Saturday

Residents and businesses are invited to help spruce up Longmont this spring, and the 2013 flood created plenty of new projects! The kick-off for the month-long “Clean-Up, Green-Up” campaign will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 am on Saturday, April 5, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse (18 S. Sunset Street). Enjoy coffee, juice and doughnuts as you get your assignment and instructions. If you can’t participate on the kick-off day, you can still volunteer through April 30. Call 303-651-8446 or email

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2014 Longmont Library Festival: April 6-12

Join us at the Library for a week of free events celebrating your public library! Meet Colorado authors; compose a poem with Colorado’s Poet Laureate, David Mason; write your family history; and hear stories (and get treats) from around the world. For more information, visit or call 303-651-8472.


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Free Shredding Event on April 12

Recycle your personal documents safely and securely. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 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 call 303-651-8416.

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