Morning Brief: Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

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Next week, June 25-29, the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) will be hosting ribbon cuttings for ServPro-Longmont and SoundWell Music Therapy.

ServPro-Longmont is a commercial and residential restoration service. Their ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 4-5 p.m. at 1910 Pike Rd. Unit C, Longmont.

SoundWell Music Therapy “works with people from all walks of life, and of all levels of being, to experience enhanced mental health and well-being,” according to the LACC website. Their ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, June 29 from 4-5 p.m. at 1361 Francis St., Suite 201D, Longmont.

LACC ribbon cuttings are free and open to the public to attend.

Boulder County Parks & Open Space hosts Barnyard Critter Day, Sunday, June 24

Agricultural Heritage Center, Longmont, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This following is a press release from Boulder County Parks and Open Space and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service. 

Boulder County Barnyard Critter Day (Photo courtesy of Boulder County Parks and Open Space)

Boulder County Parks & Open Space will host a free event, Barnyard Critter Day, on Sunday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Heritage Center in Longmont.

Barnyard Critter Day features:

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Sheep herding with border collies
  • Birds of Prey Foundation with live raptors (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Volunteer naturalists with wildlife mounts, beekeeping, and wool spinning
  • Boulder County mounted law enforcement
  • Resident pigs, draft horses, minis, sheep, goats, and chickens.
  • Food will be available for purchase from a local food truck (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • And many more activities!

The Agricultural Heritage Center provides a glimpse into the history of agriculture in Boulder County. The site focuses on the years 1900 to 1925 when local families prospered as farmers and witnessed the coming of the Modern Age.

Chickens at Boulder County Barnyard Critter Day (Photo courtesy of Boulder County Parks and Open Spaces)

Site highlights include two restored barns, interactive museum exhibits in the red barn, 1909 farmhouse furnished with items from the 1910s, heirloom garden filled with varieties commonly grown in the early 1900s, outhouse, blacksmith shop, and old farm machinery.

     When: Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
     Where: Agricultural Heritage Center, 8348 Highway 66, Longmont 
     Cost: Free
     Contact:  Jim Drew, 303-776-8688 or jdrew@bouldercounty.org

No pets, please.

St. Vrain Greenway Trail Reopens at Sandstone Ranch

The following is a press release from the City of Longmont and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service. 

Trail Status Map Capture (Provided by the City of Longmont)

The St. Vrain Greenway between County Line Trailhead and the Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center is now open to the public. The trail was destroyed in the 2013 flood that
severely damaged much of Longmont.

Restoration of this portion of the greenway was completed as part of the first phase of
Longmont’s Resilient St. Vrain Project (RSVP), an extensive, multi-year undertaking to restore the St. Vrain Greenway and improve the St. Vrain Creek channel to protect people and property from future flooding.

Bicyclists and pedestrians planning to travel the trail are reminded that no dogs are allowed on this portion of the St. Vrain Greenway. City Council directed this restriction to protect this unique landscape and its important wildlife habitats.

Much work was completed during the closure. In addition to rebuilding the trail, creek banks were stabilized to provide protection from future flooding. Nearly 200,000 native plants also were added to help re-establish wetlands habitat for fish and wildlife.

A temporary closure to this portion of the St. Vrain Greenway is anticipated later this summer when an existing oil and gas well located very near the trail will be plugged and abandoned by the well owner, TOP Operating. That closure is anticipated to last for several weeks, during which time the public will see large rigging equipment on the site. Signs will be posted notifying users of the closure once a date is set.

St. Vrain Greenway Status Update

Users can see current trail sections open across Longmont and get details on closures at
LongmontColorado.gov/trail-status.

  • A July reopening is anticipated for the St. Vrain Greenway between the Left Hand
    Greenway and Main Street (RSVP City Reach 1). After reopening, this portion may experience periodic closures as construction begins on Dickens Farm Nature Area.
  • A detour, including some on-road portions, are in place surrounding the South Pratt
    Parkway Bridge replacement. This detour is clearly marked to help users cross South
    Pratt Parkway on Boston Avenue. This detour will be extended along Boston to Coffman
    Street later this summer after a pedestrian bridge crossing St. Vrain Creek east of the
    Pratt bridge is removed for construction.
  • This fall, Resilient St. Vrain work will require closure of the greenway between Main
    Street and the BNSF Railroad Bridge (at Price Road). A detour route will be clearly
    marked with signs and on-road striping where appropriate.
  • The St. Vrain Creek waterway remains closed to public access between South Pratt
    Parkway to 119th Street, per City order issued in May 2017. (This is basically from
    Budget Home Center on the west to the Sugar Mill on the east.) Activities prohibited by
    the closure order include fishing, tubing and general creek access. This closure is for
    public safety during construction in and near the creek.

For more information, visit LongmontColorado.gov/ResilientStVrain or call 303-651-8416.


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