Joan Peck, current Mayor of Longmont, CO returns to the Captn's Lounge Studio to explain to the people of Longmont why she's running for a second term. Hosted by Nigel Aves.
Produced by T.G. Lewis for the CiT NETWORK.
Longmont, Colorado, is a city located in Boulder County, in the northern part of the state. Here are some key facts and information about Longmont:
- Location: Longmont is situated approximately 37 miles northwest of Denver and about 16 miles northeast of Boulder. It is part of the Denver metropolitan area.
- Population: As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Longmont had a population of over 90,000 residents. It's possible that the population has grown since then.
- History: Longmont was founded in the late 19th century and named after Longs Peak, one of the prominent mountains in the nearby Rocky Mountains. The city has a rich history, including its involvement in agriculture and the sugar beet industry.
- Economy: Longmont's economy has diversified over the years and includes a mix of industries, including technology, manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. It is home to various high-tech companies and small businesses.
- Education: Longmont is served by the St. Vrain Valley School District, which includes several public schools in the area. There are also private and charter school options.
- Outdoor Activities: The city is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities, with easy access to hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities in the nearby Rocky Mountains and along the St. Vrain Creek.
- Cultural Attractions: Longmont has cultural attractions such as museums, art galleries, and a vibrant downtown area with shops and restaurants.
- Public Transportation: The city offers public transportation services, including bus routes, to connect residents and visitors to nearby areas.
- Community Events: Longmont hosts various community events throughout the year, including festivals, farmers' markets, and cultural celebrations.
- Local Government: Longmont has a city council-manager form of government, with elected officials and a city manager who oversees day-to-day operations.