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Morning Brief: Colorado Latino Festival Week, June 18-24

The Barrio E' and the Latino Chamber present the 3rd Colorado Latino Festival. This year the festival has grown from one day to an entire week, June 18-24.

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The Barrio E' and the Latino Chamber present the 3rd Colorado Latino Festival. This year the festival has grown from one day to an entire week, June 18-24.

The event will be held in downtown Boulder, CO, with the main event taking place on Sunday, June 24 at Boulder Central Park from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will feature various Latin music groups, food vendors and a car exhibit.

"The event is free and will focus on ACTIVISM, a theme adopted this year to bring

consciousness to the power of people. We are urging people to take action on environmental, civic, and social matters, become more engaged in their communities, to seek positions on organizations that need to diversify their boards and leadership, " states a press release sent to the Longmont Observer.

The entertainment for the event will include: entertainment of two stages, hands-on activities, resource tables, bouncy castles, kids activities and Latin cuisine. There will also be various artists and vendors representing countries such as: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil,

Venezuela, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Chile and other Latin American

countries and the U.S.

"The community is invited to come learn and participate in different activities for youth and adults, visit the sponsor booths and obtain information about Latino resources and organizations.

The following is the schedule for the week of festivities.

Provided by a press release for the Colorado Latino Festival


West Entrance Closure of Longmont Civic Center Begins June 1

Longmont Civic Center Closes West entrance for construction (Photo courtesy of The City of Longmont)

On Friday, June 1, 2018, the west entrance of the Longmont Civic Center will be closed due to the parking garage renovation project. The west entrance, or main entrance of the building located on Kimbark Street, will remain closed throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to end in early spring of 2019.

Throughout the construction phase, entrance into the building can be accessed via the south entrance located on 3rd Avenue, east entrance located on Emery Street, or the north entrance accessed from Kimbark Street.The north entrance to the Civic Center provides ADA accessibility.

Project Background

The $5 million parking garage renovation project is needed to update the failing existing post tension supports of the structure, which were installed when the garage was built in 1975. To bring the building to code standards, new external post tension supports will be installed and new concrete overlay will be applied.  Although the garage is in need of structural repairs, the offices located above the garage are safely supported.  Offices located above the garage include: City Manager, Finance, Utility Billing, Human Resources, Risk Management, Neighborhood Resources, and Community Development Block Grant.

Project Information

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 720-340-1843 or email the team at

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

Family Village: A Longmont Cooperative

By Valerie Sexton

Longmont will soon have a new space downtown for families searching for a greater sense of community. Family Village is set to open in June with the goal of fostering community by providing support and connection, childcare, wellness classes and space for working or relaxing.

Located at 350 Terry St, Family Village will offer many opportunities for families to come together, such as yoga and meditation classes, book clubs, as well as special events, like date nights, throughout the year.

For more information, please visit The Family Village website at or email Family Village at

Longmont Observer News

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