Monday, September 8, 2014

Longmont Twin Peaks Mall Demolition

The view from Sunday, September 7, 2014 (they were working).  The Art Deco-style entrance and the Dillards store are still standing but probably not for long.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Labyrinth In Progress

Some lawn has been carved away at the church in my neighborhood, in preparation for the construction of a labyrinth.  Will be interesting to see how it turns out. 

In the background on the right is the ongoing restoration of the Left Hand Creek area along Missouri Avenue, after the 2013 flood:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Turkey Plant Going Down Fast

As mentioned earlier, the old poultry processing plant in  downtown Longmont was sold and the site will be re-developed into a combination business/residential area.

It didn't take long for the sheet metal walls to start coming down, likely being recycled for a few bucks.

Panels are coming down fast, and they are working on Sunday over Labor Day weekend.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 Venus de Miles Cycling Ride

A cool, fall-like morning greeted riders of the annual testosterone-free Venus De Miles cycling ride, which offers three distances and starts in Longmont's Prospect neighborhood.  It's hard to believe that this is the seventh edition.  Last year's event, scheduled for late September, was canceled due to the big flood.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Travel Posts Will Happen Elsewhere

For reasons explained here, from now on, I'm separating out travel posts from this Longmont-focused blog. 

It's been a busy Spring and Summer so check out my new Stranger In Your Town adventures.

Kanemoto Park Bridge Update

A heavy-duty crane was brought back to the neighborhood yesterday, I'm assuming it will be used to put the Kanemoto Park pedestrian bridge back over Lefthand Creek.

Backing up a bit, I wasn't sure back in May if the bridge was going to be preserved but yes, it was, they lifted it away so that the destroyed anchoring/foundation could be rebuilt.

Here's what it looked like on June 2, with the bridge moved aside.  You can see the flood-damaged foundation on the other side of the creek.

Back to today (August 3)

In addition to the bridge repair, a lot of work has been done to rebuild the creek banks in this area.  For many days in June and July, there was a steady express of  trucks that were hauling dirt, gravel, and sand from Weld County.

The sidelined bridge set to be back in action soon, after almost a year of being out of operation.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July 2014 from Longmont

Thompson Park in Longmont.