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This Week in Longmont - December 15, 2017

Post Date:12/15/2017 11:10 AM

Project ALERT Community Meeting
Project ALERT is a new effort by residents for residents to give residents the knowledge and tools they need to strengthen their neighborhoods. The next class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Thursday, December 21, at the OUR Center, 220 Collyer Street. You’ll learn what to do about common code violations, about new services for our local homeless population, and how to prepare for winter storms. Call or text Richard at 303-845-2785 to reserve your place. If you use Facebook, check out their group page called Empowered Neighbors Longmont. 

Longmont Gets Day in the Sun With SolSmart Bronze Award
Longmont will be presented with a federal SolSmart Bronze designation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, recognizing the city’s efforts to make it faster and easier to “go solar.” SolSmart designations go to communities that have worked to reduce the “soft costs” of installing a solar energy system, such as permitting, financing, and other non-hardware expenses.

Golf Longmont Expo Special Discounts
Get 40% or 60% off golf rounds at the City’s three beautiful courses with two Expo Special discounts. For $99, get two 18-hole rounds at Ute Creek and Twin Peaks golf courses, including cart and range balls. Or, treat yourself to several shorter rounds with the $75 Sunset Expo Special, which includes five 9-hole rounds with a cart. The Expo Special makes the perfect holiday gift – or stock up for yourself! Visit to purchase your Expo Specials today. 

Recreation & Golf Gift Certificates
Still looking for a gift? Give a gift of fun and wellness with Longmont Recreation & Golf Services. You can purchase Recreation gift certificates in any amount and redeem them in person, over the phone, and online for drop-in classes, activity registration, and passes. To purchase, visit the Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road, or the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. Purchase golf certificates at any City golf course or at

Start Winter Break with a Cozy Day of Reading
Kick off a great break from school with a Winter Break Read-in at the Library, 409 4th Avenue, from 11 am to 4 pm on Monday, December 18. Children and teens can enjoy a full day of reading and chilling – snacks provided! The main children’s area will be set up for lounging, and teens can get comfy in the teen’s area. No registration required. 

See “The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher”
In two storytime sessions, librarians at the Longmont Public Library will bring a holiday favorite to life with a live performance of “The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher.” Stop by the Library at 409 4th Avenue for a 10:15 am or 11 am performance on Tuesday, December 19. This special storytime is fun for all ages, and no registration is required. 

Holiday Tree Recycling
From December 26 through January 7 the City of Longmont provides four satellite Christmas tree drop-off locations: Roosevelt Park - parking lot south of 8th Avenue (by pool), Garden Acres Park - west side of parking lot off 18th Avenue, Kanemoto Park - parking lot off of S. Pratt Parkway, and Centennial Park - east parking lot off of Alpine Street. Please remove all holiday decorations and light strands. You also can recycle your tree at the Waste Diversion Center, 140 Martin Street, from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Saturday. For more information visit or call 303-651-8416.  

Share Your Holiday Lights with LPC
There’s nothing like a bright string of lights to welcome the holidays, and Longmont Power & Communications would like to see and share some of your favorite Longmont displays. Take a photo of a display that you love – whether it’s a gentle and sweet indoor glow or an outside array that’s more brilliant than Las Vegas – and email it to or send it by private message to the Longmont Power & Communications Facebook page. We’ll put some of our favorites in a Facebook photo album, with the photographer’s name, for everyone to see. And remember to check out safety tips for your own decorations in the November City Line at

City Holiday Schedule
Longmont city government observes the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 25. All City facilities will be closed. Trash, recycling and composting collection will be one day later than usual throughout the week.  
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