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Here’s the original announcement with information about the presentations.
No videos, sorry!
The year’s first City Council/Mayoral Forum took place at the Longmont Progressive Center this evening and featured questions covering a wide variety of topics posed to eight of Longmont’s candidates. 73 citizens (not including candidates) packed 723 Main for the standing room-only event moderated by John D’Amico.
Questions focused on such topics as affordable housing, small business climate, downtown and mall development, Latino-based issues, train noise and others. Due to the impressively sizable number of questions submitted online and in person at the event, not all questions were able to be addressed.
Candidates in attendance included:
Sean McCoy (Ward 3)
Ron Gallegos (At Large)
Sarah Levison (At Large)
Dennis Coombs (Mayoral)
Paul Tiger (Ward 1)
Suzzanne Painter (Ward 1)
Brian Hanson (Ward 1)
John Daniels (Ward 1)
Bonnie Finley (Ward 3) and Brian Bagley (Ward 1) were unable to attend due to prior commitments and current Mayor Bryan Baum and Council candidate Heath Carroll (At Large) declined their respective invitations to participate in the forum.
Friday, August 26 at 6:30pm at 723 Main St. (The Progressive Center) Longmont citizens gathered to discuss the Fair Farm Bill over a potluck dinner.
Representatives of Food & Water Watch spoke and there was a lively discussion!
FRL was there and here’s a few pictures of the event (click to enlarge).
Longmont Youth For Equality (LYFE) had three representatives, all of whom graciously agreed to be photographed with Lady Liberty as a fitting backdrop.
Thanks for stepping up folks, we’re glad you’re here.
To find more information about upcoming events or to connect with Longmont’s Progressive community, go to http://www.723main.org/
Despite being held at 9am on a Monday in Loveland, the Town Hall in Loveland for Cory Gardner was packed. FRL was there and we’ve got photos and video. Please note: all photos and video are free for use if attributed ‘Courtesy of FreeRangeLongmont.com’ – please.
Main Street in Longmont was filled with classic cars, cruising just like the old days. I grabbed my camera and got some photos of these wonderful chariots!
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Float Winners of Fair Parade 2011
(Submitted by Becky Everitt)
MOST CREATIVEAND ORIGINAL FIRST UNITED
MOST OUTSTANDING 3 MARGARITAS
BEST USE OF THEME LONGMONT ELKS LODGE 1055
COMMERCIAL FLOAT: 1ST- ROCKY MOUNTAIN KAWASAKI
2ND – BOULDER COUNTY FAIR GARDENS KELLY J BAND
3ND- COLORADO POND PROS
ORGANIZATIONAL FLOAT: 1ST – LONGS PEAK FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHUCRH
2ND – HOVER HOME /ST VRAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
3RD – FAITH BAPTIST SCHOOL / CHURCH
MARCHING GROUP: 1ST- NAHUCALLI FOLKLORN DANCE GROUP
2ND – AMERICAN LEGION POST 32
BANDS: 1ST- LONGMONT HIGH SCHOOL TROJAN BAND
2ND – NIWOT HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND
3RD – ST VRAIN VALLEY COMBINED HIGH SCHOOL
OPEN CLASS: 1ST – LEFTHAND LIBERTY
2nd – MARTIN PERCIVAL SCHOOL
OF IRISH DANCERS
3RD – SCORNAVACIO MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
HORSEBACK RIDERS: 1ST – BOULDER COUNTY FAIR ROYALITY
2ND – COLORADO HORSE RESCUE
RIDING GROUP: 1ST – HOOF-N-IT TRAIL RIDERS
2ND – KIOWA CREEK COACHES LLC
3RD – BOULDER COUNTY SHERRIFF’S OFFICE
ANTIQUE VEHICLE: 1ST – JIM & JEWELL DUNCAN
2ND – ST VRAIN MANOR
3RD – TRISA BAXTOR
CUSTOM & RESTORED CARS: 1ST – ColoRODans
2ND – GEORGE TOMASEVICH
3RD – ANDY TAYOR
4-H / FFA CLUB: 1ST – GOATS & GALORE 4-H CLUB
2ND – PIONEERS 4-H CLUB
On Thursday evening, May 19th, Judy Lubow and I went to the Plaza Hotel where there was a Republican fundraiser featuring Cory Gardner. There were also 9 or 10 people from Ft. Collins and one man from Thornton. Yes, it was raining. Some of the suits showing up for the Gardner fundraiser seemed upset; maybe because they couldn’t park next to the door, or maybe because they couldn’t show off their Gucci sunglasses. We could spot the Gardner donors a mile away.
We Longmont folks made some contacts with the other protestors and told them about 723. No, we didn’t tell the Republican supporters, just the demonstrators. In spite of the rain, the protestors had a rousing good time. Lots of signs and lots of good cheer.
I attended the Wisconsin Solidarity protest at the Denver capitol building – what an incredible event!
Huge turnout, at least a thousand union supporters of all ages. There was a tiny counter-protest… it was so cute!![flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626115695280″]
Look – even St. Reagan said that being in a union is a basic human right.
What the videocameras don’t see. The unguarded emotions, the tete-a-tetes, the back-row confabs. The real action goes on during the intermission!
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Sorry Alex, just couldn’t find your good side tonite![flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157623479154063″]