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County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.

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This page contains links to information that is currently important to Larimer County residents. The information is time sensitive, open to public comment, or just plain useful right now. The contents of this page will change on a regular basis.

September 15 Deadline to Apply for Senior Tax Exemption LARIMER County Senior Citizens who want to apply for the senior property tax exemption have until Tuesday, September 15, 2015 to do so. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. Once an exemption application is filed and approved by the assessor, the exemption remains in effect until a disqualifying event occurs. There are several qualifications Seniors must meet. The application form is available in the Larimer County Assessor’s Office at 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins, and online. Contact Assessment Specialist Steve Graham at 970-498-7073, for information.

Annual Bixpo/Larimer County Workforce Symposium to Feature More Than 50 Speakers The Larimer County Workforce Center and BizWest Media again join forces to host the annual Bixpo/Workforce Symposium on Thursday, September 17 at The Ranch in Loveland. This year’s event - “People, Productivity and Profits” – focuses on two major themes: Filling Skills Gaps through Strategic Partnerships Supporting Your Workforce to Meet Business Goals

The event features more than 50 speakers, panelists and BixTalk presenters sharing innovative models, best practices and proactive strategies that address workforce challenges. Registration available at

Apply Now! Larimer County Academy (Ages 18-25) Applications are being accepted for the Larimer County Academy (LCA), a new program offered by the Board of Larimer County Commissioners aimed at engaging an 18-25 year old demographic in county governmental affairs. The class meets monthly, October through April. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 21st.

Larimer County Conservation Corps Hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Friday, September 18, the LCCC is hosting one of the largest environmental film festivals in the nation, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at CSU's Lory Student Center Theater. The festival offers stories of adventure and conservation, paired with stunning cinematography. They have selected 10 films that offer audiences a journey into some of the most beautiful places on earth, complemented by stories of inspiration, activism and finding solutions to restore our planet. Register online.

Small Grants for Community Partnering Applications are due on Friday, September 18th for this year's Small Grants for Community Partnering Program (SGCP). The Larimer County Natural Resources Open Lands Program offers up to $2,000 per project per year for community projects that connect people to the land in Larimer County. The SGCP program is a way to give back a portion of Help Preserve Open Spaces 1/4-cent sales tax funds in Larimer County. To see if your program qualifies visit the web site.

Larimer County 2014-15 Community Report Now Available! The 2015 Larimer County Community Report summarizes how you benefit, directly and indirectly, from the services Larimer County provides as well as how Larimer County measures the performance of some of those services.

Nominate Now! Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Awards The 21st Annual Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Awards program is underway. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015. Nominate online, or print and send the form in. Since the program began in 1995, 74 awards have been presented.

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