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

May 30, 2014

  1. Coffee with Council at Starbucks
  2. Outdoor Warning System to be Tested on Monday
  3. Traffic Shift and Nighttime Paving at SH 66 and East County Line Road
  4. Water Activities Banned on St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks
  5. Sign Up For Emergency Alerts
  6. Longmont Idol Returns for 7th Season
  7. Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus


Coffee with Council at Starbucks

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, May 31, at Starbucks, 17th Avenue and Hover Street. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Mayor Dennis Coombs and Council Member Bonnie Finley 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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Outdoor Warning System to be Tested on Monday

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, June 2. 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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Traffic Shift and Nighttime Paving at SH 66 and East County Line Road

DeFalco Construction crews have shifted both lanes of traffic on State Highway 66 (SH 66) to the south side of the intersection at East County Line Road for asphalt paving work. This is the first of three traffic shifts that are planned as part of the ongoing City of Longmont intersection improvement project which will widen the intersection, construct acceleration lanes from East County Line Road to SH 66, and replace the existing traffic signal with an improved mast-arm pole system. Please be advised that nighttime paving operations are also scheduled to begin the week of June 1. The proposed schedule includes paving on Sunday (June 1), Monday (June 2) and Tuesday (June 3). Work hours will be between 9 pm and 6 am. Additional traffic shifts and nighttime closures should be expected in this area until the project is completed in mid-June. For more info call the DeFalco Construction Public Information Office at 303-667-9580 or email


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Water Activities Banned on or in 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 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. See the emergency order.

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Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you! If you have a landline telephone, that number is automatically registered with the City’s emergency notification service and you don’t need to do anything. If you would like to register a cell phone number, alternate phone number or email address, visit or call 303-651-8566. Don’t be caught off guard in an emergency.

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Longmont Idol Returns for 7th Season

Longmont Idol kicks off its 7th season at 6 pm on Friday, June 13, at the Longmont Youth Center, 1050 Lashley Street. This competition is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a free, fun-filled family evening while supporting some of our community’s most talented young residents! For more information visit or call 303-651-8580.


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Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying. They can carry West Nile virus, which strikes all ages. This virus can cause a lifelong debilitating illness or even death. In 2013 Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties reported a total of 184 cases of West Nile. Don’t take chances! Follow the “4 Ds” of West Nile prevention:
• Minimize outdoor activity between DUSK and DAWN.
• DRESS in long sleeves and long pants.
• DRAIN standing water, including in pools, birdbaths, tires, and planters and pots.
• Use an insect repellant that contains at least 10% DEET. (Be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions.)
For more information about mosquito control in Longmont visit

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