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This Week in Longmont - September 27, 2019
Coffee with Council is This Saturday
Longmont City Council will host Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, September 28, at the Public Works facility, 375 Airport Road. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice, and the coffee’s on us! Council Members Finley and Christensen are scheduled to attend. For more information call 303-651-8649.
Learn How to Ride RTD
The City of Longmont is sponsoring a free “How to Ride RTD” workshop from 6:30 to 8 pm on Tuesday, October 1, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. Learn about locating a stop; reading a schedule; selecting the best transit option; fares and passes; specialty rides such as SkyRide to DIA; Local, Limited, Regional and Express services; FlexRide; and how to access RTD transit by bicycle. No registration required.
Many Park Restrooms to Close for Winter
Many park restrooms close in fall to prevent damage to above-ground plumbing. The City places portable toilets in several high traffic areas for use throughout the winter. See a complete closing schedule at bit.ly/park-restrooms. Park shelter reservations are not accepted for winter months, but shelters still can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Special permits are required if you’re holding a large event, charging admission, or serving or selling alcohol. Find more information at LongmontColorado.gov/parks.
RTD to Host Service changes Meeting
RTD has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, October 1, at 6 pm at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road to discuss service changes to the Longmont/Denver (LD) buses proposed for January 12, 2020. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes. For more information visit https://www.rtd-denver.com/service-changes/january-2020.
The City of Longmont Launches New Online Resources for Planning and Development
The City of Longmont has created a suite of online resources to clarify Planning and Development activities throughout the City. The Development Handbook is a comprehensive yet simple guide to Longmont’s Development process, guiding applicants through each step, from pre-application to Certificate of Occupancy. The Fee Manual is a compliment to the Handbook, listing fees related to most development projects. The Interactive Planning Map provides information such as locations of active developments in the City, parks, bike routes, school, Envision land uses, subdivisions in the city, zoning information and much more. Check out these resources by visiting LongmontColorado.gov/planninganddevelopment.
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, October 5. 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/WasteServices.
Hear the Story of Lucile at the Library
From 7 to 8 pm on Thursday, October 10, Polly E. Bugros McLean will discuss her book “Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family’s Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High” at the Library, 409 4th Avenue. The book explores the life of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones, who was born in Denver to emancipated slaves from plantations in Virginia. Register online at bit.ly/LibPrograms. No email? Call 303-651-8472 to register.
Mental Health and the Immigrant Experience
SAM L@tino (Supporting Action for Mental Health Latino Committee) will present “We Are Not Alone! Mental Health and the Immigrant Experience” from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday, October 11, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Mental health expert Sonia L. Liggins will identify the challenges faced by many immigrants and how they affect the mental health of our children, youth and families. An open discussion to share information to help better support Latino families in our community will follow. This event will be in Spanish with English interpretation. Call 303-651-8580 for more information.
Seeking Turkey Trot Sponsors and Volunteers
Bronze and Silver Gobbler sponsorship opportunities are available for the 45th annual Longmont Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 9, at Altona Middle School. Your message will reach more than 2,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators! If you’d rather volunteer, you can be a course marshal to cheer on the racers and direct them on the course. Call 303-774-4771, email Sara.Taylor@LongmontColorado.gov, or visit LongmontColorado.gov/donate for more information.
In 2015, author Veronica Kirin set out to discover what America’s oldest residents think about technology. She traveled almost 12,000 miles to interview 100 elders, including two Longmont residents, about how technology has changed society over the past 100 years. Kirin brings insights and stories of that research to the Longmont Public Library at 409 4th Avenue from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 3, in her program “Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows about Technology that You Don’t.” Register online at bit.ly/LibPrograms. No email? Call 303-651-8472 to register.