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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.

Money Monday: How to use your inheritance wisely

Money Monday: How to use your inheritance wisely

I just received a large inheritance, what should I do?
Longmont United Hospital on health: Wildfire smoke can impact your health

Longmont United Hospital on health: Wildfire smoke can impact your health

"Compounds in the smoke put stress on our bodies and can release potentially dangerous molecules into the bloodstream — increasing the chances of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes."
Inside the Ballot Box: A look at the measure to bring wolves back to the Western Slope

Inside the Ballot Box: A look at the measure to bring wolves back to the Western Slope

Proposition 107: Reintroduction of gray wolves. Should the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission restore wolves to Colorado’s Western Slope?
Money Monday: Saving for college

Money Monday: Saving for college

My kid is starting high school and I am recently divorced. Do you have any suggestions for the best way to save for college with the limited time I have? 
Longmont business spotlight: Warrior Playground, where fun and fitness are extreme

Longmont business spotlight: Warrior Playground, where fun and fitness are extreme

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old,” the website states. Rather, “we grow old because we stop playing.”
Longmont Wild: An unexpected killer: blue-green algae

Longmont Wild: An unexpected killer: blue-green algae

Whether blue-green algae are toxic or not depends on the strain.
Money Monday: Home refinance, good idea?

Money Monday: Home refinance, good idea?

How do I know if I should refinance my house? What should I look for to know if that is a good idea?
Inside the Ballot Box: Proposition 113 – The National Popular Vote again

Inside the Ballot Box: Proposition 113 – The National Popular Vote again

What is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and what is it doing on the November ballot? Didn’t the State Assembly already pass that, last year?
Money Monday: Mr. Money Mustache answers Longmont's questions about personal finance

Money Monday: Mr. Money Mustache answers Longmont's questions about personal finance

Mr. Money Mustache, world famous financial blogger who lives in Longmont, answers Longmont's financial questions every Monday.
Inside the ballot box: What initiatives will voters see come November?

Inside the ballot box: What initiatives will voters see come November?

There are less than 100 days until the 2020 General Election. With the Colorado primaries over and the national Democratic and Republican conventions set to fizzle like a wet firecracker, there’s not much left to get excited about before the Nov. 3 General Election.  Except there are the ballot measures.