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The Longmont Leader accepts op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Do you have something you would like to share about the community? Is there a topic that you are particularly passionate about? Let us know. 

To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff.

Alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Longmont Leader accepts contributions, photos, and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics.
Get Growing: Starting off small

Get Growing: Starting off small

You may have to get creative when gardening on a small scale
Capitol Letters — Doing what we can about firearm safety

Capitol Letters — Doing what we can about firearm safety

There’s always an emotional reaction when a mass shooting or a series of mass shootings goes down.
Colorful characters: Former Mayor Ralph Price's vision on water secured today's water supply

Colorful characters: Former Mayor Ralph Price's vision on water secured today's water supply

Price saw to the completion of the Button Rock Dam which provided 16,000 acre feet of water storage.
Get Growing: Sure you can start sunflowers indoors, but their rapid growth means you don't have to

Get Growing: Sure you can start sunflowers indoors, but their rapid growth means you don't have to

Sunflowers grow extremely fast, they also develop very deep roots.
Capitol Letters: Passage of Senate bill would mark step toward improving juvenile justice

Capitol Letters: Passage of Senate bill would mark step toward improving juvenile justice

"The bill would establish an official category of diversion that is pre-arrest. That’s really important."
Ask the Introvert: Working your way is secret to innie career success

Ask the Introvert: Working your way is secret to innie career success

"While I can’t speak for the often-mysterious ways of hiring managers, I do think that how, when and where we work can make a job more appealing to introverts"
Get Growing: March is time to start more seeds indoors and out

Get Growing: March is time to start more seeds indoors and out

We’re getting warmer weather every now and then, but we’re not out of the woods yet. While you can attempt to plant a few things outside — with row coverings to keep in warmth at night — you’ll still want to start seeds inside.
Capitol Letters: Bipartisanship still exists. This bill is one example

Capitol Letters: Bipartisanship still exists. This bill is one example

"In this time of hyper-partisanship, HB21-1139 makes a good parable about participatory democracy. It is a matter that can be discussed by a diverse group civilly, and on which people can question each other without rancor and even change their minds. It’s a good reminder that we don’t have all the answers."
Colorful Characters from Longmont’s History: William DuBois’ vendetta leads to murder and his own death

Colorful Characters from Longmont’s History: William DuBois’ vendetta leads to murder and his own death

“The story of William Dubois is a good example of how different perspectives lead to quite different histories. His friends thought that he was unjustly persecuted by local leaders.  Those leaders thought he was an outlaw and a cold-blooded murderer. In the end, we know that both Ed Kinney and William Dubois died violent deaths, and their friends mourned their passing.”