The Longmont Years: 2009-2011 Breaking the Bloc

In this installment, we pick up in early 2009 after apparent local political burnout – or so I thought.  The previous two years were hectic, to say the least.  Output increased in quantity and quality, both in the written and spoken word.  By the end of ’08 I had gone back to one of my first loves: aviation.  But staying away from local politics was apparently not in the cards. Continue reading

The Longmont Years: 2007-2008 YourHub, LifeBridge, The Bloc, Longmont Advocate, Vote!Longmont, and podcasting

In the previous post, I talked about how we came to end up in Longmont and the beginnings of my (and our, including my wife) various activities there, specifically in the political arena.  This next section only covers 2 years, but insanely busy and active years they were, read on… Continue reading

(Video) Longmont shares Air Force General Shelton’s concerns regarding Light Squared

It was revealed this week that Air Force General William Shelton was pressured by the White House to alter his testimony regarding Light Squared, a Virginia based broadband satellite company (and Obama campaign donor) that has plans to build tens of thousands of ground stations for a wireless network. The general had concerns that the proposed wireless service could interfere with the military’s GPS capabilities.

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Longmont needs you (and your car) to help to make history this Friday for satellite from space photo

How many cars, when placed in a lettered row in a high school parking lot, does it take to spell out the letter “L” in the name Longmont? Five. How many does it take to spell out Longmont? Forty-four. Add the word “Google” and you need a total of 82 cars.

Read the article by the Longmont Examiner about the community effort being planned for a photo shoot from space by Longmont’s own Digital Globe in our city’s continued plan to win the Google Fiber Project…

St Vrain Valley School District opts not to pursue Pres Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ educational grant

St Vrain Valley School Superintendent Don Haddad recently tweeted on his Twitter page that “I realize that there are some people who still do not fully grasp the seriousness of the state’s budget. We will continue to inform.” He hopes to use a series of meetings (schedule found below) to answer and take questions from parents and those affected by the expected current budget shortfall at the state level.

While the district is facing a $11M budget shortfall, Haddad also recently wrote that the SVVSD has opted not to apply for President Obama’s “Race to the Top” grant.

Click here to read the rest of the story at the Longmont Examiner