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The Longmont Leader accepts letters to the editor and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff. To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com.
Capitol Letters: Aspirations vs execution on climate change

Capitol Letters: Aspirations vs execution on climate change

Governor Polis created a lot of buzz among climate activists by threatening to veto a bill that’s not even out of committee
Guest Essay: Mary Headley, Helping transform agriculture from climate problem to climate solution

Guest Essay: Mary Headley, Helping transform agriculture from climate problem to climate solution

I learned how agriculture can become part of the climate change solution.
Guest essay: Elliot Moore, Culture matters

Guest essay: Elliot Moore, Culture matters

Culture is the story of us.
Letter to the editor: Jane Meagher, The Republican Party: Who we are

Letter to the editor: Jane Meagher, The Republican Party: Who we are

"Republicans are compassionate, caring, practical, loving, reasonable, optimistic and enthusiastic about life.  "
Get Growing: Starting off small

Get Growing: Starting off small

You may have to get creative when gardening on a small scale
Letter to the editor: Shari Malloy, Protecting Longmont's natural areas

Letter to the editor: Shari Malloy, Protecting Longmont's natural areas

We are all learning how essential protecting the natural environment is to our survival.
LTE: Ingrid Moore: Time to put up or shut up

LTE: Ingrid Moore: Time to put up or shut up

Colorado lawmakers are leading the nation in common-sense proposals to solve these issues.
Guest column: Preparing for the “New Normal”

Guest column: Preparing for the “New Normal”

We need to be prepared that the "old normal" might not be coming back, and we don't know yet what the "new normal" is going to be.
Letter to the editor: Tony Pearson MD, Longmont United Hospital celebrates Doctors' Day

Letter to the editor: Tony Pearson MD, Longmont United Hospital celebrates Doctors' Day

The Longmont Leader accepts contributions, photos, and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics.
Letter to the editor: Greg Tafel, Stances that reek of desperation

Letter to the editor: Greg Tafel, Stances that reek of desperation

"It is imperative that the American people see our political leaders as partners in working together to improve our common lot."