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This Week in Longmont - October 4, 2019
Hear Renowned Doctor Speak on Healing Trauma
From 6 to 9 pm on Monday, November 11, Dr. Bruce Perry, a renowned neuroscientist and author, will speak about traumatized children - and adults - and their need for a healthy community to buffer pain, distress and loss caused by earlier trauma. In this presentation at Vance Brand Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Avenue, Perry will provide specific ideas on what each of us can do to be part of building a healthy community. He is the author of the bestseller “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog.” For more information and to register visit LongmontColorado.gov/BrucePerryCommunity.
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.
Attend “Environment and Us” Workshops
In early October, as part of the development of the Just Transition Plan, Longmont’s Sustainability Program will host “Environment and Us” workshops on how our environmental decisions affect our community in different ways. To learn how you can attend, visit bit.ly/jtp-get-involved or call 303-651-8416 and press 6.
New Resources for Planning & Development
The City of Longmont has created a suite of online resources to clarify planning and development activities throughout the city. The simple, comprehensive Development Handbook guides applicants through each step, from preapplication to certificate of occupancy. The Fee Manual lists fees related to most development projects. The Interactive Planning Map shows locations of active developments, parks, bike routes, and schools, as well as Envision Longmont land uses, subdivisions, zoning information and more. Check out these resources at LongmontColorado.gov/PlanningandDevelopment.
Fall Harvest at Sandstone Ranch
Visit the Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center at 3001 Sandstone Drive from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, October 12, to enjoy pumpkin painting, crafts, games, music, and more. All ages welcome. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent. There is a $3/person or $10/family suggested donation collected at the event. No registration needed, but volunteers are. Call Robin at 303-774-4692 for details.
Win $50 Gift Card in LPC Coloring Contest
There’s still time to show off your coloring skills and win a $50 Downtown gift card in the Public Power Week coloring contest from Longmont Power & Communications. Coloring sheets and contest details are available at LongmontColorado.gov/PublicPowerWeek. You can pick up hard copy sheets at the Longmont Public Library, the Longmont Youth Center, the Longmont Museum, the Longmont Recreation Center, and the Longmont Civic Center. All entries must be received by Saturday, October 12, and all ages are welcome. Grab a crayon and have fun!
Halloween Zombie Shoot
Zombies are taking over the Range! Come help save the world at the Longmont Department of Public Safety and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Firing Range and Training Center, 10916 County Road 5, on the weekends before Halloween. Dates are Fridays, October 18 and 25 (5 to 10 pm) and Saturdays, October 19 and 26 (1 to 10 pm). Participants maneuver through a “House of Horrors” using Simunition handguns in an attempt to retrieve the antidote. For more information and to register, visit LongmontColorado.gov/rec (keyword “zombie”).
Flush Smarter With a Niagara Stealth Toilet
Is your water bill too high? The reason could be your toilet! Save water and money without sacrificing style by upgrading your old toilet to a new high-efficiency version. The City of Longmont and Resource Central are offering you a brand-new Niagara Stealth toilet for only $85 ($160 value). A limited number are available. Visit ResourceCentral.org/Toilets or call 303-999-3820 to purchase yours today.
Keep What You Sweep!
When you sweep or rake leaves, be sure you “keep what you sweep.” It’s a violation of City code to sweep debris into the street, and it affects the productivity of street sweeping. And don’t forget about the special curbside collection of bagged leaves beginning in late October. Find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood at LongmontColorado.gov/WasteServices.
Recruiting Temporary Workers for the 2020 Census
The recruiting of hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census – often described as the nation’s largest civilian mobilization — is now underway. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting 2.7 million people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The week of October 21, 2019, the Census Bureau will host 2,020 recruiting informational events around the country. This is your opportunity to learn more about the jobs so you can earn some extra income while helping your community. Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Just visit 2020census.gov or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations.