Monthly Archives: July 2011

Johnne St. Vrain: Signs in County Line construction zone are accurate

Dear Johnnie: Clearly the speed limit in the construction zone on County Line Road is 35 mph. The 35 mph sign is visible when you enter the construction zone. But there isn’t a 45 mph speed limit sign at the … Continue reading

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Johnnie St. Vrain: What is the pond monster on Ute Creek’s 12th hole?

Dear Johnnie: I live in a condo on Ute Creek golf hole No. 12. Last Monday, I watched something very strange happening in the pond right outside my window. There were big circles in the pond near the south end, … Continue reading

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Johnnie St. Vrain: Will Dawson Park be back to normal by Aug. 31?

Dear Johnnie:The drilling and placement of power lines underground from the substation by Dawson Park and McIntosh Lake south down past Twin Peaks Golf Course seems to be complete. The section of Twin Peaks Golf Course that was used for … Continue reading

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Popoff’s woodwork bears looking into

Dear Johnnie: Friday, I saw the photo of the bear Mr. Popoff has carved from a dead tree. I was wondering if you could give us a list of the locations of the other works he has created. — Vee … Continue reading

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Longmont drivers should watch for the high sign

Dear Johnnie: Seems like the city of Longmont is fleecing us again. Check out the handicapped-parking spot right in front of the door at the Times-Call on Fourth Avenue. You will see that the sign is over 9½ feet in … Continue reading

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Reader agrees: McIntosh markers are maddening

Dear Johnnie, I must agree with those who have said that North should be north on any markers. I have been somewhat irritated by the McIntosh markers, but not enough to write in or mention it out loud. I have … Continue reading

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Longmont’s McIntosh Lake markers are due for a correction

Hi, Johnnie: The metal art around Lake McIntosh looks great. However, the art along the sidewalk is on the wrong side. They all need to be repositioned to the opposite side of the sidewalk so the north direction sign actually … Continue reading

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A bird in the house is worth … well … thousands of dollars

Dear Johnnie: I was driving by the city`s rec center the other day and got to wondering about their problem with flickers that was written up in the paper last year. I remember reading about how the woodpeckers were doing … Continue reading

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Johnnie St. Vrain: Post office step is on a lengthy to-do list

Dear Johnnie: For more than four months now, the main post office on Coffman Street has had half of the entrance leading up to the post office blocked with yellow tape. For safety reasons alone, how can a public building … Continue reading

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Francis St. mystery lights will signal crosswalk

Dear Johnnie: What is the purpose of the newly installed signal lights on Francis both north and south of 23rd Avenue? — Marcia Dear Marcia: I took a look for myself, and I too had a difficult time figuring out … Continue reading

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