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

April 25, 2014

  1. Drop Unwanted Medicine at Longmont United Hospital
  2. Purge Your Spurge This Weekend
  3. Coffee with Council on Saturday
  4. Project Sticker Shock to Target Adults Who Provide Alcohol to Youth
  5. Catch the Wind at Sandstone Ranch
  6. Core Connections Open House on Wednesday
  7. New! Pay Sales and Use Taxes Online

 

Drop Unwanted Medicine at Longmont United Hospital

Don’t flush medications down the sink or toilet. Drugs can pass through the wastewater treatment plant and enter the St. Vrain River. Bring your unused medication to Longmont United Hospital at 1950 Mountain View Avenue between 8 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 26, to be disposed of properly. All medications from residents are accepted. For more information, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/pwwu/enviro/rx.htm or call 303-651-8416.

 

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Purge Your Spurge This Weekend

Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed that can take over landscapes and endanger people, plants and wildlife. Pulling and digging are the most effective ways to remove this weed, and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 26, you can take your bagged spurge plants to the Boulder County Fairgrounds and receive free native plants in exchange. Be sure to wear gloves, long sleeves and eye protection when pulling spurge as all parts of the plant are poisonous. For more information about this event, call 303-651-8451 or email jim.krick@ci.longmont.co.us.

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Coffee with Council on Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, April 26, at Red Frog Coffee, 15 Ken Pratt Boulevard. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council members Polly Christensen and Jeff Moore are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

 

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"Project Sticker Shock" to Target Adults Who Provide Alcohol to Youth

The City of Longmont’s Youth Council along with support from the Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance kicks off “Project Sticker Shock” a youth-led initiative to change adult attitudes about selling and providing alcohol to minors. Project Sticker Shock kicks off with a media event outside of Lucky’s Liquor on April 26, at 11:30 am. “Project Sticker Shock” materials were created by the youth involved in the City’s Youth Council, to remind the general public of the consequences of underage drinking and providing alcohol to minors. Read more at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/news/pr/2014/stickershock.htm.

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Catch the Wind at Sandstone Ranch

Join Longmont Recreation Services and Longmont Power & Communications from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 26, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sandstone Ranch. This free event offers activities for the entire family: make your own kite and pinwheels, learn about electricity, make an old-fashioned doll, learn the science of wind with a hands-on wind tunnel, and “meet” original ranch homesteaders Julia and Morse Coffin. And don’t miss story time at 11 am. For more information call 303-651-8404.

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Core Connections Open House on Wednesday

The public is invited to a special open house from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 30, at the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street. Get connected to information on the various activities planned or underway between Downtown and the intersection of Main Street and Ken Pratt Boulevard. Learn more about the important projects that will further strengthen this core area of Longmont. For more information visit www.bit.ly/focusonsouthmain and www.stvrainblueprint.com.

 

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New! Pay Sales and Use Taxes Online

Businesses can now pay City of Longmont sales and use taxes online. Visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/finance/sales_tax and select “Sales and Use Tax Form (File/Pay)” in the menu on the left. If you’d like to learn more about sales and use tax, reserve your place at the sales tax seminar from noon to 2 pm on Wednesday, May 16. Email sales.tax@ci.longmont.co.us or call 303-651-8674.

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