Congratulations to our Seller who Just Sold her darling Historic Eastside home in Longmont. 430 Emery St. Longmont, CO 80501
Several downtown Longmont streets will be closed to traffic Saturday for ArtWalk, an evening of art, music, children's activities, exhibitions, music, and more! Photo Credit: Longmont Times Call, Russell Sample, 5, paints a picture during ArtWalk in downtown Longmont Closures as follows: Main Street will be closed between Third and Longs Peak avenues between 3 and 9 p.m. Southbound traffic will detour at Ninth Avenue and northbound traffic at Third Avenue. Also, Fourth Avenue will be closed from Main Street to the alley east of Main from 1:30 to 9 p.m., and from Main west to Coffman Street from 3 to 9 p.m. Fifth Avenue is to be closed from Main to the alley to the east from 2 to 9 p.m., and from Main Street to the alley west from 2 to 9 p.m. Visit http://artwalklongmont.org/ for more information!
Hiking with your parents up a rocky trail doesn't always sound like a ton of fun for kiddos just being introduced to the mountains and all the fun they present. Sometimes kids need a goal for the trip, something that makes it special for them. Photo Credit: nps.gov Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan covers "10 Things to Do with Kids at Rocky Mountain National Park" in her recent article on MyRockyMountainPark.com 1. Become a Junior Ranger Photo Credit: nps.gov 2. Go horseback riding 3. Take a hike Add purpose by hunting for wildflowers (no picking!), looking for animal signs, sketching, a scavenger hunt (but just a photo scavenger hunt - everything needs to stay in its RMNP home:) 4. Go Camping 5. Attend a Family Ranger Program 6. Go Fishing!! 7. Paddle a Canoe 8. Walk on the Tundra 9. Have a picnic 10. In the winter, there's a wonderful sledding area at the Hidden Valley Snow Play Area Visit MyRockyMountainPark.com for details on planning the perfect mini vacation to Rocky this summer! Have fun out there!
We just lowered the price on this beautiful custom home in Longmont's Sundance Community! Now priced to sell at $725,000.00! 1849 Sundance Drive | Longmont, CO 80504 Custom, luxury-built home in the sought-after Sundance Neighborhood. Private community pool and clubhouse, surrounded by Ute Creek Golf Course and Jim Hamm Nature Preserve. Views of the back range and easy commuting! More photos and information here! http://www.tourfactory.com/1927244
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The Akashinga are one of Africa's only armed female anti-poaching units and they're protecting one of the largest elephant populations left on the continent. Photo Credit: Left to Right, LadyFreeThinker.org, GirlTalk HQ, International Anti-Poaching Foundation Part of the Lower Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe is a former trophy hunting reserve and, sadly, many of the animals are still threatened by poachers. These women, unafraid of who they may encounter, are often arresting local poachers that could be their neighbor or live in a nearby village. But, their focus is on their animals and duty to protect them so they won't disappear forever. These women are changing the face of conservation forever.
The 2017 Longmont Water Quality Report is hot off the presses! You can download the full report here. Below are the highlights. Spoiler: We have incredible water quality standards. So where does Longmont's water come from? The City of Longmont’s drinking water is all surface water that comes from streams, lakes and reservoirs. The sources of Longmont’s drinking water are: The St. Vrain Creek Watershed and the Colorado and Fraser Rivers via the Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) project. As our water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive materials. It can also pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Image Credit: City of Longmont 2017 Water Quality Report And, how is it treated? Step 1. Coagulation — Aluminum salts and chemicals called polymers are mixed with the water to make the particles in the water stick together. Step 2. Flocculation — The coagulated particles are slowly mixed so that they can collide and form larger particles, known as “floc.” Step 3. Sedimentation — Water flows through a large tank which allows the “floc” to settle to the bottom of the tank and be removed. Step 4. Filtration — Water is passed through filters made of sand and anthracite coal to filter out remaining particles. Step 5. Disinfection — Chlorine is added to kill any remaining bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. Step 6. Fluoridation — Fluoride is added to help prevent tooth decay. Step 7. Stabilization — Small amounts of soda ash (sodium carbonate) or sodium hydroxide are added to make the water less corrosive to pipes and plumbing. Image Credit: City of Longmont 2017 Water Quality Report The State-certified City of Longmont Water Quality Laboratory, performs many of the tests on your drinking water. Contract labs are also used for tests that the Water Quality Laboratory does not do in-house. 10,206 tests were performed on the City’s drinking water last year, 9186 of which were performed by the City’s Water Quality Laboratory. These tests ensure that the water delivered to your tap meets or exceeds the standards set by the EPA and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Last year, as in years past, our tap water met all EPA and State drinking water health standards. We're proud to live in a city that safeguards our water to such a high standard! READ THE FULL REPORT HERE
Erik Stensland, a local photographer and author from Estes Park just won the Benjamin Franklin Award for his latest book, ‘Whispers in the Wilderness’.
Stensland owns and operates Images of RMNP, and is well known in the close-knit Estes Park community.
MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY Tundra, Rocky Mountain National Park The tundra explodes with wildflowers in early summer in Rocky Mountain National Park as the Never Summer Mountains try to hold on to their remaining snow. This dynamic scene that reoccurs ever summer is simply stunning. It is as if the world can't help but break into song with the arrival of summer. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Whispers in the Wilderness is a compilation of small essays inspired by the natural world around Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Learn more about Stensland and the award in the video below.
City of Longmont Waste Services is encouraging everyone to make a pledge to create a new recycling or composting habit this Spring. What is the 21-Day Challenge? The #LoCo21DayChallenge is hinged on the notion that it takes 21 days to instill a habit and asks participants to make a personal commitment to create a new habit to reduce waste and decrease our individual environmental impacts. Learn more about the challenge and sign up for the opportunity to win prizes and be part of the greater good! CLICK TO SIGN UP! Share your progress on our Facebook page!
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