20
Sep

State of Lyons, Colorado Public information Meeting - 09-19-2013

 

Video of the  “State of Lyons" public information meeting which was held Thursday, September 19th in the Longmont City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street.

Mayor Van Domelen, Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen and Boulder County Sheriff's Deputies Kevin Parker and Nick Goldberger will gave a briefing on the status of Lyons following the flood.

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20
Sep

Senator Bennet Visits Disaster Assistance Center

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet met with Longmont City Council members, a Lyons trustee, a Boulder County Commissioner and a Nederland representative on Friday at the Disaster Assistance Center.

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet met with Longmont City Council members, a Lyons trustee, a Boulder County Commissioner and a Nederland representative on Friday at the Disaster Assistance Center.

Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs thanks Colorado Senator Michael Bennet for his support during a brief meeting at the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont.

Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs thanks Colorado Senator Michael Bennet for his support during a brief meeting at the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont.

 

 

 

20
Sep

Flood Fundraising in Longmont This Weekend (9/20 - 9/22)

While the Downtown Longmont community is deeply saddened by the loss and destruction that many in our community are facing, we are overwhelmed by those calling to assist, help, volunteer and give.

This weekend, there will be several ways for the community to gather, celebrate Longmont’s strength and donate to those in need in our community.

In partnership with the Longmont Community Foundation, donations can be made to the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go directly toward helping the community recover from the devastation of the recent flooding.

There will be several opportunities to give financial donations to our community members in need.

  • On Friday, September 20 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.  ArtWalk will still be held, although Main Street will still be open to vehicular traffic. Activities will be moved to 4th and 5th Avenues directly off of Main Street.  All participating businesses will have information on how to give and cash or checks can be contributed at the Longmont Community foundation/Longmont Downtown Development Authority booth at 4th and Main near Ziggi’s Coffee.
  • During Oktoberfest at Roosevelt Park on Friday and Saturday, September 20 – 21st, donations can be made to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation for Flood Relief 2013.
  • On Sunday, Fireball Run kicks off in downtown Longmont. Teams will be assisting in raising money for the flood relief in our community. Come help us send off the 40 teams at 8 a.m. on the corner of 5th and Main - participate in the Tiny Tim Center fun run or just come cheer on the participants.

Oktoberfest on YouTube

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Fireball Run on YouTube

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20
Sep

Where To Go To Obtain a Building Permit for Flood Related Damages

The City of Longmont Building Inspection Division will have information available at the Disaster Recovery Center (DAC) about flood damage to homes and how to obtain a building permit to repair the damages, as well as permit applications. Please look for the table just inside the west entrance of the DAC to find the information.

In order to better serve the needs of the residents and contractors, we will be completing all permitting activities at the Development Services Center, 385 Kimbark St, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, where we have a full staff to assist in the process. We will be offering extended hours this Saturday, September 21, from 8am to 2pm, to help answer questions and assist homeowners and contractors in obtaining building permits for flood related damages. We will continue to monitor the activity and offer extended hours as the need arises.

20
Sep

Entertainment Series Filming In Longmont Mobilizes To Assist Flood Effort

ENTERTAINMENT SERIES FILMING IN LONGMONT MOBILIZES TO ASSIST FLOOD EFFORT

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Longmont, Colorado was selected as the official Green Flag City for the 2013 FIREBALL RUN live event & online TV series. Recruitment of the series from Universal Studios Florida was a collaborate effort between City of Longmont Economic Development and Longmont Tourism.

Scheduled live events and filming was to begin this Saturday with celebrity, business leader, and elected leadership arriving from all over the world. Longmont was selected as the official starting line city for the massive 2000 mile, 45 team live action online TV series. Then came the biblical storm. Show producers in Florida closely monitored national news and for a moment it seemed the production would be scrapped in the city; instead the opposite happened.

The shows Executive Producer refused to let a biblical storm change their view on Longmont. “It was decided amongst show leadership we will stick with this city and see it through. We have over 100 of the countries most progressive business leaders and influential industry leaders from all around arriving into Longmont. While here, we’re going to help these people get back to normal.” Said Sanchez.

FIREBALL RUN Teams will meet tomorrow at 9:00 am at Longmont Meals on Wheels. Together they will serve as “Celebrity Delivery Drivers” expediting meals throughout Longmont in vehicles ranging from a 1978 Rolls Royce, to several Ferraris, even the Time Car from Back to the Future. Celebrity drivers include Astronaut Jon McBride, Lamborghini Legend Valentino Balboni, Longbeach Grand Prix Winner Shea Holbrook, World Champion Wake boarder Tarah Mikacich, the Co-host of car warriors on SpeedChannel, Ray McClelland, renown stunt driver Artie Malesci, 2 Ohio State Representatives, the Mayor of Riverside California, and an entire barrage of business and elected leaders from all around. “This is awesome. These people from other cities putting our interests over theirs.” Said Karla “More than an entertainment series. FIREBALL RUN is good people, having a great time, doing the right thing”, said Matthew Morak, the shows Community Affairs liaison.

In addition to serving meals, FIREBALL RUN organized an impromptu telethon for this Saturdays live event taping. All drivers will man phones eliciting their families, friends, and fans to make cash donations to the City of Longmont Foundation. 100% of the proceeds to be use exclusively to support the flood effort.

FIREBALL RUN is the Most Epic Adventurally in America® a gripping and emotional 8 day, 2500 mile, life-sized trivia game, where America serves as the game board; 40 driving teams compete for glory, bragging rights, and a plastic road sign, all while aiding in a massive effort to recover America's missing children. The highly popular online TV episodic series is watched world wide by an audience of 1.7 million and has aided in the recovery of 38 missing kids. Last year the show earned $44 million in positive exposure for its previous Green Flag City, Independence Ohio. The event is taped live and the public is encouraged to come out and meet the celebrities and check out the cars beginning at 8 am this Saturday September 21st in Roosevelt Park.

The show can be seen live at FIREBALL RUN’s site www.FIREBALLRUN.com/live. Entire episodes are available at www.fireballrun.com

FIREBALL RUN contact (407) 224-5403 [email protected]
Longmont contact Hanna LaForrest (720) 438-9577 [email protected]

19
Sep

State of Lyons public information meeting TONIGHT 9/19

There will be a “State of Lyons" public information meeting today, Thursday September 19 at 7:00pm in the Longmont City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street (go in through double glass doors and head down stairs).
Mayor Van Domelen, Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen and Boulder County Sheriff's Deputies Kevin Parker and Nick Goldberger will give a briefing on the status of Lyons.  The meeting will be streamed on Channel 8 on www.thelongmontchannel.org.  

Residents who leave Lyons will be required to show the appropriate pass to reenter.  

Lyons Reentry Pass Information: Passes will be available at Lifebridge Church off Hwy 66 in Longmont, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Residents can pick up their pass any day.  Vehicle entrance for businesses is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Entrance time for residents, is 12-2 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Residents can stay from 12:00pm to 7:30 p.m. if necessary.  The entrance and exit times allow us to coordinate access with other entities so we don’t overload the checkpoint.

 

19
Sep

Be Aware of Electric Lines During Clean Up Efforts

Residents are asked to be aware of possible buried electric lines, fiber optic cables, and exposed conduit  in any areas requiring digging during clean-up and recovery. Damaging an electric line could cause significant danger and service interruptions for you and your neighbors and exposed conduit may contain high-voltage power lines.  Damage to fiber optic cables may disrupt communication critical for to the recovery effort.

Longmont Power & Communications customers: to schedule a time to have your utility lines identified, contact the Utility Notification Center of Colorado at 811. To notify LPC about exposed conduit, please contact 303-776-0011.

19
Sep

City of Boulder and Boulder County to open Disaster Assistance Center today 9/19

There are now two centers – one in Longmont and one in Boulder - that county residents can use to get information & request assistance.
 
Boulder County, Colo. ---The City of Boulder and Boulder County are opening a joint Disaster Assistance Center at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5495 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder. This center, along with the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont, is available all to Boulder County residents impacted by the flood.
 
The Boulder Disaster Assistance Center is located just northwest of Flatirons Golf Course, on the northwest corner of Arapahoe and 55th Street, next to Premier Credit Union. It is open to serve residents throughout Boulder County.
 
The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week until the need subsides. Residents are encouraged to come to the center for the help they need or to get answers to their questions. The public is asked to bring paperwork that can assist in verifying identification and residence, and that provides information that can be useful in helping determine what assistance they may qualify for. These documents include driver’s licenses, utility bills, social security cards, insurance policy paperwork and other identifying information.
 
At the assistance center, residents can get information about help with shelter and other housing needs, food, clothing cleanup and recovery assistance, and much more. A wide range of government and non-profit organizations will be on hand to help residents with emergency assistance and long-term needs.
 
Organizations that will be on site include: FEMA, Red Cross, Salvation Army, State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs, Boulder County Housing and Human Services and Public Health, city and county Planning and Public Works, Mental Health Partners, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Southern Baptist, Community Food Share, and others.
 
The Longmont Disaster Assistance Center, at 1250 South Hover, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears.
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that all residents who are seeking assistance through FEMA register at www.disasterassistance.gov. Residents can do this at the Disaster Assistance Center in Boulder or prior to going to the center. Anyone denied FEMA coverage initially is encouraged to read the entire denial letter, as it may contain information about supplying insurance information or other documentation in order to receive assistance.
 
The generosity of the community around Boulder has been enormous, with offers of financial contributions and volunteers. Volunteers should register online at www.helpcoloradonow.org. Cash Donations are being accepted at www.unitedwayfoothills.org.
 
For City of Boulder flood recovery information, go to www.boulderfloodinfo.net. Boulder County flood assistance and recovery information is available at www.bouldercountyflood.org. The websites provide information about assistance and resources available for those affected by the flood, as well as guidelines and precautions for beginning cleanup efforts on your property.

19
Sep

Lyons residents that need help can find assistance at the Longmont Twin Peaks mall

 

Lyons at Twin Peaks Mall

The Town of Lyons was devastated by the 2013 flood. Lyons residents that need help can find assistance at the Longmont Twin Peaks mall.

19
Sep

ADVISORY FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY STAN GARNETT - September 18, 2013

District Attorney Stan Garnett is advising Boulder County residents to exercise caution in the wake of the flooding disaster this week. Local officials have been told by FEMA that in similar circumstances elsewhere, scammers posing as FEMA agents have visited residents whose properties have been damaged, and offered to assess their properties – for a fee. Agents of FEMA will not ask for a fee for the assessment process.

Stan Garnett advises; “Official identification is carried by all FEMA representatives. Always check ID before you let anyone into your home. To date we have not received any reports of similar scams operating in this area, but we advise Boulder County residents to be vigilant in their dealings with clean-up companies, contractors, builders and other agencies.”

Residents who want to check out a business can contact the Community Protection Division of the District Attorney’s Office, at 303 441 3700, and are also advised to follow the tips below:

• Do not contract with workmen who come door to door claiming that they have been hired by a neighbor. Check out their trucks/cars for local addresses, phone numbers. Note the license plate numbers.
• Get more than one estimate (in writing on company letterhead/forms) for repairs or service.
• Check out any company with whom you think you want to do business with the Secretary of State, the Better Business Bureau, and the District Attorney’s Office.
• Check to see if the contractor is licensed via Boulder County Land Use website (303-441-3930). Boulder County has stringent building regulations and a license will ensure that your builder is familiar with those regulations.
• Don’t pay the full price for contract work until the service is completed and you’re satisfied with the work.
• Better yet, use a contractor that is locally established and recommended by friends or family.

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