Morning Brief: Come on Everybody! Let’s Salsa!

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Would you like to learn how to Salsa? Maime Kakes can teach you how at during the Salsa Night hosted by the Longmont Observer, Kakes Studio and The Wild Game.

On Friday, August 24, join us for a night of Salsa dancing at The Wild Game, located at 2251 Ken Pratt Blvd.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • $10 – includes professional dance instruction and entry to the dance party
  • $5 – includes entry to the dance party

The professional lesson begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dance party at 7:30 p.m.

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

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy Accepting Applications

The Boulder County Sheriff’s office is accepting application for their Citizens’ Academy now through September 13, 2018.

According to a press release from the Boulder County Sheriff’s office, “Participants will receive information on different aspects of law enforcement work in a class room setting, as well as having several hands-on learning opportunities. This is a chance to gain a better understanding of the role law enforcement plays in our community.”

The meeting dates for the academy are Thursday evenings beginning September 27, 2018 through March 28, 2019. The program will break during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Citizens participating in the academy can expect to learn more about the following topics:

  • Patrol
  • Criminal and death investigations
  • Emergency management
  • Identity theft and forensic computer investigations
  • Demonstrations including K9, SWAT and bomb disposal
  • Hands-on training including defensive tactics and tactical decision making
  • Tours of the Communications Center and Jail

The class size is limited to 25 students. Applicants must be 18 years old or older. “Individuals with prior felony convictions or a misdemeanor conviction within the past year are excluded from participation,” states the press release.

Application must be submitted to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. There is a $30.00 fee which covers an academy polo shirt and classroom materials. Applications and additional information can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website.

Questions about the citizens’ academy may be directed to Sergeant Jones at or 303-441-1681 or Reserve Deputy Hershman at

The Longmont Observer Seeks Volunteers

Would you like to help produce your local news? The Longmont Observer can show you how.

What can I help with? The Longmont Observer would like your help with writing articles, video and live-streaming events, podcast editing and Spanish translation.

I would like to help, but I don’t feel like I know how to do those things. Everyone at the Longmont Observer has come in with a different set of skills. We take the knowledge we possess and teach each other. If none of us knew how to do something, we found a way to learn. We can teach you all you will need to know to help us produce quality news for our community.

How do I learn more? Email us at or we invite you to attend one of our meetings. We hold daily, open to the public editorial meetings at 10 a.m. at the TinkerMill, located at 1840 Deleware Pl., Longmont. You can also attend our volunteer meeting on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the TinkerMill.

We hope you consider joining our team.

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