Morning Brief: Longmont’s First Coffee with a Cop Event on August 12

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Longmont Public Safety is hosting their first Coffee with a Cop event on Sunday, August 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Ziggi’s Coffee located at 1139 Francis St.

“Coffee With A Cop will be an “open forum” type event. It will not be structured or scripted as we want the interactions between officers and the citizens to be relaxed, casual and genuine. This event is designed to give the community the opportunity to get to know us better. We do hope to provide information on how we can work together to make Longmont an even safer community,” says Longmont Master Police Officer David Bonday.

The event will host ten officers including Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler and Master Police Officer David Bonday.

“Being able to build relationships with the people in our community is a vital part of not only our effectiveness as police officers, but it also helps build trust.  People see police officers every day driving around the city and sometimes forget how important it is to all of us to have good relationships with our community. Being able to meet and talk with community members one on one, face to face, helps build these relationships and also helps provide the community with a better understanding of what we do every day. This relationship building also provides the community the opportunity to learn about who we are, not only as a police officer, but as a person,” states Bonday.

Kathryn Bleeker, director of marketing for Ziggi’s Coffee, stated that Ziggi’s Coffee feels strongly about building community over a cup of coffee and is excited that Longmont Public Safety asked them to host the first Coffee with A Cop event in Longmont.

Longmont Public Safety plans to host several more Coffee with A Cop events throughout the city throughout the upcoming year. “We hope people will take the time to come out and meet their local Longmont officers and spend some time getting to know the people behind the badge.”

Coffee with A Cop is a national campaign that was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011, as a way to interact better with the citizens of Hawthorne. For more information on the Coffee with A Cop national campaign visit their website.

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Longmont Observer, Kakes Studio and Wild Game Team Up for Salsa Event on August 24

Please join the Longmont Observer, Kakes Studio and the Wild Game for a Salsa Night on Friday, August 24. The event will be held at the Wild Game, located at 2251 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.

The event includes professional Salsa instruction by Mamie Kakes from Kakes Studio from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and dancing from 7:30-9 p.m.

Tickets for the dance instruction are $10 and include admission to the dance party following. Tickets for the dance party only are $5.

Tickets available on Facebook, on EventBrite or for purchase at the door.


Mosquito Spray Schedule for August 9, 2018

The City of Longmont has contracted with Vector Disease Control International to fog for mosquitoes on the night of Thursday, August 9, weather permitting.

According to a press release by the City of Longmont, “fogging is triggered when West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes are discovered in Larimer, Boulder or Weld counties and when Longmont traps exceed 100 mosquitoes.” These areas are scheduled for spraying this week:

  • LM-03   Jim Hamm Nature Area
  • LM-09   Mountain View Cemetery
  • LM-10   Garden Acres
  • LM-17   The Shores – Concord Way
  • LM-22   Sandstone Ranch
  • LM-23   Longmont, Union Reservoir
  • LM-27   Great Western / Mill Village
  • LM-34   Longmont Meadowview
  • LM-42   Izaak Walton Park

The code corresponds to a boundary map that can be seen on the West Nile virus web page.

Volunteer Opportunities Available for Downtown Longmont Creative District.

2nd Friday- Friday, August 10 from 6-9 p.m.

Volunteers will help LDDA coordinate performers throughout the district for the Fall Arts Preview. This position will include the assignment of a performance venue for volunteers to monitor. Shift times range from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information or to volunteer email Emelie Torres at

ArtWalk, Saturday, September 15, 4-8 p.m.

The LDDA is hosting a booth that will include activities for children and Downtown information. Volunteers are asked to man the booth in pairs. Shifts are available and all materials will be provided by LDDA. For more information or to volunteer email Del Rae Heiser at

Data Entry

Volunteers as asked to type in “register to win” data on an Excel spreadsheet. This work can be done either in the LDDA office or from the volunteer’s home. Excel or Google Docs are preferred. For more information contact Del Rae Heiser at

In Case You Missed It

The Next Storm/Next Snow Forecast Discussion from the Cherrywood Observatory – August 8th, 2018

SVVSD School Board Agenda for August 8, 2018

SVVSD Back to School Information

Longmont Sustainability Plan Indicators And Metrics From The City Of Longmont

Longmont Police Report: August 6, 2018

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