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Mountain View’s Public Works Employees: The Town’s Dynamic Duo

On a recent morning in Mountain View, residents could not help but notice that things were abuzz. Truck doors opened and men in work gloves jumped out to begin fixing potholes. Further down the block, No Parking signs indicated an imminent street sweeping. Bright green dumpsters sat beside Town Hall for the annual spring clean-up.

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Resident Engagement Is Vital In Our Town

When I first moved to Mountain View, I found it difficult to stay informed about town plans. I attended a council meeting, but the language and process was intimidating and unfamiliar. I didn’t feel welcomed. I know now that this was simply my own inexperience, and not by design. But the traditional ways Town Hall

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Mountain View Code Review 101

Mountain View Code Enforcement is in full swing with Jake Cooke from Safebuilt appointed as Code Enforcement Officer. Mayor Emilie Mitcham states that residents and business owners are welcome to contact Jake to ask questions if they receive a citation. His contact information is provided on the citations. Although the Town Code is published on

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Town Council Will Work To Update Master Plan

Comprehensive planning is a process whereby a municipality works together to imagine an ideal future for the community. It focuses on the overall growth trajectory of the town as well as the vision and values of the people who live there. Mountain View is an oasis in the Denver metro area. And it’s my belief

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Body Cams, E-Bikes & Mental Health Co-Responders To Join Our Team

The Mountain View Police department is pleased to announce some exciting news as we enter into the fall of 2022. As Chief of Police, I have strived to change the face of the police department in the past three years and have worked alongside my officers and staff to make sure our police department and

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Community Connections

Mountain View residents will notice that this year the town is sponsoring many more community events. The goal is to provide multiple opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other. Additionally, mayor Emilie Mitcham hopes that more events will build deeper relationships between residents and their elected officials and the town’s police department. Successful

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New Code Enforcement Program Begins

Starting this month, residents of Mountain View will be seeing a new person handling code enforcement in our town. Jake Cooke is an experienced Safebuilt Code Enforcement Inspector in several other nearby small towns (Timnath, Castle Pines, Nederland, Foxfield, Morrison and Georgetown) and has been contracted by Mountain View to help with our new enforcement

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Love Lost, Now Rekindled

In 1877, Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor and businessman, recited and recorded a stanza of the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” In so doing, Edison was the first to record sound on a phonograph, a device of his innovation. A decade later, Emile Berliner, a German-American inventor intent on advancing audio technology, developed

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It’s About Time

During 2021, the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters expanded the opportunity for households and individuals to interact comfortably with family and friends, return to the workforce, and restore familiar activity. However, when community members were asked recently to share memories from the past year, neighbors expressed difficulty in recalling both the highlights and

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The Secret Sauce For Long-Term Mountain View Success

Mountain View’s Charter, first adopted in 1972, places the Mayor in a dual role: The Mayor is both the head of the Council and the Town Manager. This, like so much else about Mountain View, is highly unusual. Many other towns go out of their way to prevent elected officials from holding the position of

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Mayoral Vision: An Optimistic Outlook

A local newscaster recently remarked that the reality of Election Day is to see what others are thinking. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, that viewpoint was demonstrated when Mountain View voters unseated the incumbent and selected Emilie Mitcham as Mountain View mayor. In a recent conversation, Mayor-Elect Mitcham shared her initial focus and challenge, intent for

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Stretch Beyond the Holiday – Practice Gratitude

Whether an individual is in the moment absorbing the awe-inspiring scenic beauty along the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, or learning that an ill family member is comfortably celebrating another birthday or yet, while experiencing the excitement of a youthful grandson’s soccer game, these discernible and common events can easily nourish the engaged individual with

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Attend, Become Involved, Vote

For 117 years, the town leaders of Mountain View have competently attended and maintained a sustainable community, forever in defiance of the challenge prompted by the restrictive six-square-block boundary and the limited commercial opportunity within the town. Originally part of the Berkeley Farm founded by John Brisben Walker, the community of Mountain View was settled

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Biking To Victory

Developed in 1817 by German inventor Karl von Drais, the bicycle is a popular item generally acquired in childhood. Yet, if one hasn’t taken a spin since a youngster, muscle memory allows the mature you to again climb back on, and without much difficulty, discover the rhythm of the two-wheeler. More than 1 billion bicycles

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The Soundtracks Of Summer

For many, summer is the ideal season. Sunny, blissful days, thriving gardens and farmers markets, camping and waterpark outings, ice cream and watermelon provide seasonal joy. Music, too, is a notable feature of summer with local evening concerts in the park and weekend music festivals. Whether attending a live performance, charging up the tunes at

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The Summer To Remember

With COVID-19 cases declining across the nation and 50 percent of Coloradans fully vaccinated by Father’s Day, is it possible that many aspects of pre-pandemic life may return this summer? A response in the affirmative may mean that summer 2021 marks a return to a familiar summer. Current publications state that people are eager to

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How Has Your Life Or Perspective Changed?

Since the COVID-19 virus was first reported in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, 2019, its deadly wrath has controlled day-to-day lives worldwide. Adhering to restrictions and health mandates significantly altered and ultimately changed how people learned, worked and interacted. With the formidable Colorado restrictions and imposed county health dictates this year, is it possible that

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