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Capitol Letters: Legislature challenges the electorate

Capitol Letters: Legislature challenges the electorate

The Gallagher Amendment to the Colorado Constitution prevents the state Legislature from adjusting property tax assessments. So the Legislature threw a Hail Mary pass by referring to the November ballot a measure to repeal the Gallagher Amendment.
Capitol Letters: A historic session in more ways than one

Capitol Letters: A historic session in more ways than one

"The lesson of Longmont is that it takes time and intention to build a less violent community police force, no matter how you name it and no matter how you govern it."
Capitol Letters: Are two new challenges too big for the short second session?

Capitol Letters: Are two new challenges too big for the short second session?

Colorado lawmakers in their second session shortened by COVID-19, will weigh legislation dealing with law enforcement integrity and repealing the Gallagher Amendment.
Locavores & Libations: Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

Locavores & Libations: Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

A local chef and bartender shares a light and refreshing meal to make at home.
The Overhead Bin: What I did this summer

The Overhead Bin: What I did this summer

Very rarely, come September, do parents get asked to write an essay, entitled "What I did this summer." We should, though, because it's chock full of activity.
Peggy's POV: Help My Daughter Wants to Change Her Hair!

Peggy's POV: Help My Daughter Wants to Change Her Hair!

Peggy, It's interesting that you mentioned hair in your intro article. I've got a 14 year old daughter who wants to put red and blue stripes in her beautiful, long, light brown hair. All her friends are doing it and I think they look horrible.
New Column: Peggy's Point of View

New Column: Peggy's Point of View

The Longmont Observer would like to introduce a new column, Peggy's Point of View. Hello! I’m Peggy. I want to introduce myself as a new member of the Longmont Observer. I am writing the column: Peggy's Point of View.
The Overhead Bin: American Swiper

The Overhead Bin: American Swiper

Anyone who’s ever done math homework or helped someone else do math homework has probably wondered “What is the point of this?” I generally follow that up with a rant, “There is absolutely no earthly reason for people to divide fractions!” Finally ra
The Overhead Bin: City Mom, Longmont Mom

The Overhead Bin: City Mom, Longmont Mom

Having recently moved my family from Chicago to Longmont, Colorado, well, what can I say – I miss the sirens. Every four minutes, I wonder if I’ve gone deaf. Back at CU, approximately a hundred years ago, I referred to this place as Longtucky.

Artist Express in our schools - The Live & Give Program

Artist Express Arts Longmont connects visual and performing artists with teachers for 1-2 day workshops or demonstrations, provides stipends to bring professionals into the classroom and assists with special project needs.