Morning Brief: City of Longmont Invites Public to Serve on City Boards

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The City of Longmont invites Longmont residents to serve as official advisors to the Longmont City Council.

“The committees serve as advisory groups helping City Council learn about and make decisions on a wide variety of issues that affect the safety, economy and quality of life of Longmont’s citizens and businesses,” states a press release from the City of Longmont.

The time commitment for serving as a board member is usually “a few hours a month
preparing for and attending meetings,” according to the city.

Requirements for serving on a board include being a registered voter of Longmont for at least one year and you must reside inside the Longmont city limits.

Applications can be found online or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 303-651-8649.

The following is a current list of board openings:

  • Airport Advisory Board
  • Board of Environmental Affairs
  • Callahan House Advisory Board
  • Golf Course Advisory Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Housing and Human Services Advisory Board
  • Master Board of Appeals
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Senior Citizens’ Advisory Board
  • Visit Longmont Board

All applications are due to the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. If mailed send to:

Longmont City Clerk’s Office
350 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO  80501

Visit the City of Longmont website for an updated list.

Preparedness Fair (Photo from Longmont Fire, Police and OEM Facebook)

Boulder County Preparedness Fair

September is National Preparedness Month and Boulder County is hosting its 2018 Preparedness Fair. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Barn A.

“Whether it’s natural disasters or unexpected hardships in life, everyone should have the information and resources to recover from such events. The purpose of the 2018 Preparedness Fair is to build resilience by connecting and fostering social capital through linking community members to community resources,” states Laurie Kalinus, AmeriCorps-Ready Corps member for the Office of Emergency Management.

For questions, please contact the Office of Emergency Management, at 303-651-8438 or

View from Button Rock Mountain (Photo from Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park. Facebook)

Lost Hikers Found Near Button Rock Mountain

At 5:30 p.m. on September 12, 2018, a call was received by the Boulder County Communication Center concerning two Longmont hikers who claimed to be lost.

The male and female hikers reported that they were hiking on the Button Rock Trail, in the area of Button Rock Mountain.

First responders and search and rescue crews were able to locate the Longmont residents by using “the latitude and longitude from the hiker’s cell phone, to get in voice contact with them at approximately 8:15 p.m.,” states a media release from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. 

Neither hiker was injured.

Photo from pixabay

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Longmont Police Report: Septemeber 12, 2018 – The Longmont Police report is published as it is provided from Longmont Public Safety. It is only edited to remove the identities and addresses of the people involved.

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