You Belong – at the Longmont Library Festival

When Judith Anderson became Director of the Longmont Library, one of her goals was to find a way to support readers and local writers, while simultaneously showcasing all the library has to offer. As a result of that goal, she and the library staff hosted the first...

STEM makes a splash in St. Vrain Valley Schools

The statistics are clear: with the high growth rates in the past decade projected to continue, STEM jobs will play an increasingly prominent role in the workforce of the future. To do its part to better prepare students to work in or interact with careers in the areas...

Growing Green Roofs

The next frontier in green building is higher than the eye can see – on the tops of buildings. Roofs are sprouting vegetation, and it is helping the environment. Two Longmont companies are involved in the green, or vegetative, roof movement: Roof Check Inc., and...

The Sun Shines for Everybody

Achieving net-zero-energy status is the dream of many environmentally savvy homeowners. A net-zero-energy house uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional home, with the balance of its energy needs supplied by renewable technologies, according to...

Feed your brain

  Where Bibliophiles Buy Local As big-box bookstores disappear from malls and main streets, and e-books lure readers away from the printed word, a small, independent bookseller has opened in downtown Longmont. Brainfood Bookstore, a one-of-a-kind literary and art...