Latest reports say that two 17 year-olds have been arrested in connection with the fire at the Golden West Milling Company building:
As recently as 1996, the structure was deemed to be solid and there was a proposal by a local preservation-minded architectural firm to renovate the Mill to hold the Longmont Museum.
If you look closely (double click on the picture to get a larger view), you can perhaps see the name being revealed on the top of the building, almost as a last reminder to us about the significance of this structure to Longmont's history.
Those words weren't evident before (picture from early 2008), as they were covered up in paint, with the checkerboard pattern:
The brick administration building doesn't appear to be damaged.
No doubt, we'll see a lot of this torn down now. It was going to happen anyway with the RTD FasTraks station being planned for this area but it's still a sad day for Longmont.