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This Week in Longmont - April 6, 2018

Post Date:04/06/2018 9:17 AM

Shred Your Private Documents for Free
Take boxed or bagged papers to be shredded to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 7. This is for residential documents only; no business documents accepted. Please also take ID and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. For more information, call 303-651-8416 or visit LongmontColorado.gov/solidwaste.

Landlord Alliance Training: Fair Housing Law
Attorney Sam Anderson of the Colorado Civil Rights Division will discuss fair housing law from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 11, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Learn what is required of landlords as well as landlord and tenant rights. This event is free and open to all. For more information call 303-774-4384 or email Susan.Spaulding@LongmontColorado.gov.

All Park Restrooms Open by April 9
Many park restrooms close for winter and reopen in spring (it’s a plumbing thing). The second Monday in April marks the date that all restrooms are once again open from 5 am to 11 pm daily. Restrooms are cleaned and restocked once a day. If you see a problem with a park or greenway public restroom facility, call 303-651-8416 or report it online at ServiceWorks.LongmontColorado.gov.

Waste Diversion Center Hours Change
April 15 marks the start of spring/summer hours at Longmont’s Waste Diversion Center (WDC). The WDC will be open from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm Monday through Saturday (closed on Sundays and holidays). Single-stream recycling bins are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Longmont residents pay no fee to use the WDC; please bring identification and your most recent Longmont utility bill. Find more information about items accepted at LongmontColorado.gov/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Downtown Clean and Green
Start your weekend off by helping spruce up Downtown on Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 11:30 am. The LDDA is seeking volunteers to pick up trash, pull weeds, spread mulch, clean structures, and more in our lovely Downtown. Come with a friend or form a team. Tasty food and t-shirt provided. To sign up visit www.downtownlongmont.com/clean&green or call 303-651-8586. Sponsored by RE/MAX Nexus, City of Longmont, The Roost, BBP, Ace Hardware and Cheba Hut.

Journalists to Deconstruct “Fake News”
Journalists from the Times-Call will share practical tips to help you tell credible news from fake news, plus give a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the news industry, in a free program presented by the Longmont Public Library from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 19, in the City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street. Register online at bit.ly/LibPrograms. No internet? Call 303-651-8472 to register.

Accessibility and Adaptable Technology Fair 
Seniors, family members, and caregivers are invited to the Longmont Senior Center at 910 Longs Peak Avenue from 4:30 to 6 pm on Thursday, April 26, to learn about adaptive services and technologies that can help you and your loved ones age in place. This free event goes beyond grab bars and personal alert devices to address a variety of issues including hearing loss, vision changes, dementia, low mobility, and social isolation. The Spanish-language “Feria de Technología Adaptable y Accessibilidad” will be held from 4:30 to 6 pm on Tuesday, April 17. For more information, call 303-651-8414.

City Streets Get a Spring Cleaning
In spring, the City of Longmont conducts citywide street sweeping on more than 350 centerline miles of roadway to remove dirt, debris and pollutants that build up during the winter. Visit bit.ly/sweepinglongmont for more information on sweeping operations, which are scheduled for April and May. Or, call 303-651-8416. 

Shop Online With Efficiency Works™
Efficiency Works from Longmont Power & Communications has a new online store, and that means new opportunities for your home to save money and energy! Go to EfficiencyWorksStore.com to find efficient LED light bulbs, energy-saving smart thermostats, water-smart low-flow showerheads, and more, with instant rebates on select items at checkout. The selection will keep growing, so check back often. You also can call 877-981-1888 to schedule a $60 home energy audit and find even more ways to save. Take advantage and tune up your home now.

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