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neighborhood dispute over longmont homeless services belies deeper divide




in front of the heart of longmont church in the kiteley neighborhood, a weathered tri-colored sign tells passersby "no matter where you are from, we're glad you're our neighbor."but some kiteley residents are not happy with new neighbors they say have recently taken up residence in athletic field pa...



longmont city council reviews homeless services study




there were at least 80 and as many as 100 "chronically homeless" people in longmont at one point last fall, according to a consultant's estimate that city community services director karen roney presented during the longmont city council's annual retreat on friday.roney said the study by intersector...



longmont sets community meeting on services for the homeless




curtis cramer, 65, waits for a bus along ken pratt boulevard at south pratt parkway in longmont in february. cramer, who is homeless, said he was taking the bus to hope, 804 s. lincoln st. (lewis geyer/staff photographer)the longmont housing opportunities team in inviting people to a community round...



with boulder homeless services closures, effect on longmont uncertain




as the boulder outreach for homeless overflow and bridge house prepare to shut services for the homeless in boulder, organizations in longmont that provide services are contemplating whether it will affect their operations.bridge house and boho co-operate a day shelter eight hours a day for five day...



longmont sets community meeting on services for the homeless




the longmont housing opportunities team in inviting people to a community round-table discussion next monday night about services for the homeless .the 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. meeting at the longmont senior center, 910 longs peak ave., is open to the public.individuals, businesses, faith groups, community...



longmont council to consider human services, economic development at friday retr




if you go what: the longmont city council will hold its annual retreatwhen: 8:30 a.m. friday where: longmont museum and cultural center, 400 quail road, longmont more information: the retreat agenda, along with a number of attachments, is available at bit.ly/2l3saj4longmont's city council is to cons...



longmont facebook group steps in to feed homeless, help families with unexpected




staff members with a local nonprofit organization — hope — used to travel around longmont in a van and hand out meals to people experiencing homelessness.due to the changing nature of how boulder county addresses homelessness, now a handful of longmont residents have taken it upon themselves to ...



silver creek high student aims to provide area homeless with blankets




blankets for homeless in longmontwhat: a 17-year-old longmont teen is asking for donations so he can provide homeless people with blankets this winterto donate money: go to gofundme.com/blankets-for-homeless-in-longmontto donate fabric: donate fleece to the project by contacting jill giles through t...



members of longmont public safety facebook groups debate need for censorship




balancing censorship of content with using the speed of the internet as an asset has become a challenge facing longmont residents who run several local "neighborhood watch" facebook pages.constant growth of the memberships in each of the online groups — with titles such as " neighborhood watch lon...



members of longmont public safety facebook groups debate need for censorship




balancing censorship of content with using the speed of the internet as an asset has become a challenge facing longmont residents who run several local "neighborhood watch" facebook pages.constant growth of the memberships in each of the online groups — with titles such as " neighborhood watch lon...



longmont police, city address recent park incidents




longmont has always felt like the safest place to sienna church, a college student who returns to her hometown in the summers. so when she was watching a neighbor's children at roosevelt park on tuesday and heard a loud noise, she initially dismissed the idea that it was a gunshot."a few minutes lat...



longmont police, nonprofits hopeful private security patrols can help with homel




both longmont police and local nonprofit organizations say the private security officers scheduled to begin patrolling downtown this week are "needed" as the city continues to grapple with its rising homeless population.however, both groups also recognized that the long-term solution must be found i...



coordinated entry: boulder county rolling out new system focusing on ending home




on sunday, a new system designed to end homelessness in boulder county will go into effect. the system, called coordinated entry, aims to divert as many people as possible out of the system so they don't become homeless in the first place, and the rest — the chronically homeless with mental health...



early results highlight new approach to solving homelessness in boulder county




the new "coordinated entry" program in boulder county has seen 77 people exit the local system of homeless services, officials report.those 77, however, represent only about a 10th of the people who've come through the program since october, raising the question: if an estimated 700-plus homeless pe...



longmont neighborhood group leaders association to host thursday night mayor, co




longmont's neighborhood group leaders association is sponsoring a thursday night forum featuring the candidates for mayor and city council.the association's regular meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. thursday. the forum, which is open to the public, is expected to run from 6:50 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. in the lon...



'sexually violent predator' christopher lawyer moving to california




lawyer christopher lawyer, a court-designated "sexually violent predator," is set to move to california after a year of bouncing around boulder county.lawyer, 42, had most recently been living at the boulder shelter for the homeless at 4869 n. broadway. but boulder police spokeswoman laurie ogden sa...



longmont city council declines to vote on sidewalk sitting ban




the longmont city council on tuesday failed to bring to a vote the second and final approval of an ordinance that banned lying or sitting down on certain entryways into public buildings with some council members saying it amounted to a target on the city's homeless population. the ordinance would ha...



longmont surveys residents about their city budget priorities




longmont: priority-based budgeting surveylongmont is inviting residents to participate in a priority-based budgeting exercise in which they're asked to divide a hypothetical $100 among several categories of city programs, projects and services. information about priority-based budgeting, as well as ...



boulder city council supports year-round use of homeless shelter




city council members and some homeless advocates are hopeful that a change to the boulder shelter for the homeless management plan will improve, not worsen, neighborhood relations for the shelter.following a three-hour discussion and public hearing tuesday night, the council voted unanimously to app...



longmont police investigate hateful letter mailed to historic westside family




a racist letter sent anonymously to a longmont family last week has spotlighted community fears that donald trump's administration has emboldened messages of discrimination in the months since his election.the letter reads, "you and your family should not be in this white neighborhood. you and your ...



longmont police investigate hateful letter mailed to historic westside family




a racist letter sent anonymously to a longmont family last week has spotlighted community fears that donald trump's administration has emboldened messages of discrimination in the months since his election.the letter reads, "you and your family should not be in this white neighborhood. you and your ...



austin test uses blockchain to provide homeless with digital ids




the city of austin, texas, is testing blockchain technology as a potential solution to homeless identification problems. though blockchain is best known in association with cryptocurrency, we’ve seen various companies launch blockchain-based services including image rights platforms. over past mon...



management of grant-improved park proper despite ownership discrepancy, longmont




editor's note: this story has been updated to correct a statement to reflect that a longmont official didn't believe the grants would have been approved if the city had known the hoa wasn't the properties' owner, and to say that private property owners without any community interest would not be gi...



longmont boy gets birthday wish of sharing cake with local homeless




editor's note: the radliffs' last name was misspelled in a previous version of this story.curtis cramer, a homeless man eating a hot dinner at the journey of longmont church on wednesday night, lit up when the radliffs walked in."oh, who's birthday is it?" cramer asked the five radliff kids as paren...



police arrest teen, seek more suspects after widespread graffiti in longmont nei




a 15-year-old boy has been arrested following reports of widespread graffiti within a quarter-mile radius in a longmont neighborhood.longmont police are still investigating the incidents around the area of 23rd avenue and collyer street, which they believe involved at least one other person, accordi...