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

May 16, 2014

  1. Peace Officer Memorial Friday at 1 pm
  2. Join RTD for a Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting
  3. Free Shredding Event This Weekend
  4. Stay Connected During Spring Runoff Season
  5. No Activities Allowed on St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks
  6. Longmont's First EV Charging Station to Open
  7. Volunteers Needed for Longmont Triathlons
  8. Spring Into Summer Event at Youth Center



Peace Officer Memorial Friday at 1 pm

In memory of those law enforcement personnel lost in the line of duty during 2013, the Longmont Department of Public Safety will be hosting a memorial on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1 pm. This will be held on the steps of the Safety and Justice Building, 225 Kimbark Street. This event is open to the public.


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Join RTD for a Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors will host live hour-long telephone town hall meetings between May 19 and June 19. Longmont residents may receive a random telephone call through an automated system invited to listen in on this important public telephone forum. You can tell RTD what you think, ask questions and participate in an electronic poll. If you join in, you will learn the latest about bus and light rail service, RTD’s FasTracks transit expansion program and other projects in our region. If you are not called but would still like to participate, call toll free 1-877-229-8493, ID No. 112070. On Monday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. join RTD Director Chuck Sisk, District O, which covers Boulder, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Jamestown and Ward, portions of Longmont and Superior, and portions of unincorporated Boulder County. On Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. join Director Judy Lubow, District I, which includes Lafayette, Broomfield, Erie, portions of Longmont and Thornton, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Boulder counties.


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Free Shredding Event This Weekend

Safely recycle your personal documents. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday May 17. Please also 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 or visit

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Stay Connected During the Spring Runoff Season

Listen to emergency messages from the Longmont office of emergency preparedness on radio station AM 1670 and get daily river watch updates during the spring runoff season. Other ways to stay connected include visiting the City's preparedness web pages at where you can see live images from cameras placed along the St. Vrain Creek, signing up for reverse 9-1-1 emergency messages, and getting daily weather and snowpack reports.


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No Activities Allowed on St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks

The Longmont City Manager has issued an emergency order that there be no swimming, tubing, boating, or other form of watercraft or other activity on the the St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks within the City of Longmont, until further notice. The river channels remain obstructed by debris consisting of large rocks, concrete slabs, fallen trees, construction materials, and other such debris that has now created a higher level of risk to users of these two creeks and to the community. Given the risks created and increased by the flood, and exacerbated by these channel obstructions and the anticipated higher than normal spring runoff along the St. Vrain and Lefthand Creeks, this order extends throughout the Longmont city limits and applies until cancelled or revoked.

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Longmont's First EV Charging Station to Open

The public is invited to join Longmont Power & Communications at the Longmont Museum, 300 Quail Road, from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 24, to celebrate the installation of Longmont’s first Level 3 electric vehicle charger, as well as the opening of the Museum’s summer exhibit Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. For more information visit

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Volunteers Needed for Longmont Triathlons

Volunteers are needed as course marshals who direct the runners and bikers on the race course, and everyone is welcome! Youth age 14 and younger must volunteer with someone age 16 or older. The Kids Only Triathlon and Try-a-Tri are from 7 am to noon on Saturday, May 31. The Longmont Triathlon is from 6:15 am to noon on Sunday, June 1. To volunteer call Sara Taylor at 303-774-4771 or email


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Spring Into Summer Event at Youth Center

Children and Youth Resources will host the annual Spring into Summer event from 3 to 8 pm on Friday, May 16, at the Youth Center in Centennial Park, 1050 Lashley Street. Enjoy the music, including a live Longmont Idol rehearsal, food, and fun to celebrate graduates’ success and learn about the new opportunities available for children and teens this summer at the Youth Center. For more information call 303-651-8580.

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