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This Week in Longmont July 10, 220

A recap of this week's news and events from the city of Longmont.
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This giant ball made of cowgirl hats is among the works featured in "Because the World is Round" exhibit by Terry Maker on display at the Longmont Museum through Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy of Longmont Museum)

NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF LONGMONT
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The Longmont Museum is open
The Museum is opening with a host of new procedures in place to help ensure your safety, including enhanced cleaning, limitations on the number of people allowed in the building at a time, signage for physical distancing, and reduced hours. Our temporary reopening hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visitors age 3 and older are required to wear masks at the Museum. Disposable masks will be available free of charge. For more information, visit www.longmontmuseum.org.

Now enrolling: summer child care
Recreation Services is offering a modified version of the Longmont Summer Day Camp adapted to COVID-19 guidelines with full-day, on-site child care at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Child care is available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for youth ages 5 to 13. Boulder County and Weld County CCAP participants accepted. Visit LongmontColorado.gov/SummerDayCamp for enrollment information. Call 303-774-4827 or 303-774-3795 with questions.

Five-week closure of Ninth Avenue from Airport to Hover
The city of Longmont is planning a full closure of through traffic on 9th Avenue between Airport Road and Hover Street for approximately five weeks through Aug. 14. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of work crews and the public during road construction and asphalt paving operations for the Ninth Avenue Improvements project. Current project information and traffic impacts can be found on the project website at bit.ly/9th-ave-improvements. If you have questions or concerns about the project, call the Project Hotline at 720-504-6308 or email 9thImprovements@gmail.com.

Learn how to attract the right wildlife
We love to have songbirds in our yards and are surprised and delighted if we see a deer in our neighborhood, but we don’t like the skunk under our deck or the squirrel eating our birdseed. Join Sharon Bokan from Boulder County Extension as she addresses both sides of wildlife: how we can invite them onto our properties but also how to not create a problem. Register and browse other volunteer events and educational opportunities at bit.ly/join-us-calendar.  

Expand your outdoor water savings
Have you already audited your sprinkler system? Take it to the next level by adding rain sensors, Wi-Fi irrigation controllers or matched precipitation (MP) rotator sprinkler heads. Receive a rebate for all qualifying irrigation equipment with Efficiency Works! Rebates are limited. Learn more and apply today at bit.ly/water-rebates or call 303-651-8416.

Stay safe — call before you dig
In summer, yard work and construction projects have a lot of people digging … and if you’re not careful, you could dig right into a utility line! Remember, Colorado law requires you to call 811 at least 48 hours before you do any excavation work so that all utilities in the area can be notified and mark their lines with paint or flags. Breaking a utility line can be expensive and even dangerous for services like power or gas lines, so always call before you dig. For more information, visit bit.ly/call-before-you-dig.

Tell us what you think about LPM 
In January, the Longmont City Council approved a contract with Longmont Public Media to provide public, educational and governmental video services for the community on Comcast Channel 8. It’s been six months, and we want your feedback. Please complete a 5-minute survey at Engage.LongmontColorado.gov. You also can add your ideas to the idea board and “like” the ideas you see from others.

Main Street lane closures expand outdoor dining and shopping
Single lane closures both north and southbound along Longmont’s Main Street began July 6. The closure, which will include the parking stalls and adjacent lane along Main Street will be continuously monitored but could be in place until mid- to late-September. Northbound lanes will be closed from north of Second Avenue to Sixth Avenue. Southbound lanes will be closed from south of Sixth Avenue to Fourth Avenue. The closure will allow restaurants and retailers to expand outdoor dining and shopping, as well as offer opportunities for visitors to Main Street to enjoy the expanded outdoor space. 

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