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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.
Veterans Day freebies in Longmont

Veterans Day freebies in Longmont

Here's a roundup of freebies for veterans and active military available on Wednesday. If you have a giveaway or perk for veterans to add to the list, email it to info@longmontleader.com.
Eat pizza or sponsor a wreath to honor Longmont’s fallen heroes

Eat pizza or sponsor a wreath to honor Longmont’s fallen heroes

“It's our job to make sure these veterans are never forgotten.”
Letter to the editor: Tim Waters: Addition by subtraction

Letter to the editor: Tim Waters: Addition by subtraction

I support their efforts. I oppose, however, Executive Director and Chief Litigator, Joe Salazar’s pursuit of this mission through an “addition by subtraction” strategy.
Read for Your Health Book Group being revived virtually at Longmont Library

Read for Your Health Book Group being revived virtually at Longmont Library

The fledgling book group managed only one meeting before COVID-19 brought all in-person library programming to a halt.
Money Monday: Investing during stock market instability

Money Monday: Investing during stock market instability

Ignoring newspaper headlines and financial panics and looking at the great arc of financial history.
This year local Day of the Dead events will have an international reach, here's how you can join, too

This year local Day of the Dead events will have an international reach, here's how you can join, too

This is the first event in a week of festivities, during which people from across the country and globe will come together to celebrate Mexican heritage, Aranda said, adding organizers are expecting over 300 attendees.
Money Monday: Saving to buy a home

Money Monday: Saving to buy a home

Looking to buy a house in the next five to 10 years? Mr. Money Mustache has some advice.
Goblins and ghouls digitally haunt this year's library costume parade

Goblins and ghouls digitally haunt this year's library costume parade

Longmont Public Library turns their annual costume parade into an online slideshow to keep the tradition alive during the pandemic.
Money Monday: How do I downsize enough to no longer have a mortgage?

Money Monday: How do I downsize enough to no longer have a mortgage?

Mr. Money Mustache helps a Longmont resident decide which option will help her realize her dream.
Celebrating sustainabilty: Four local champions of environment to be honored at virtual awards ceremony

Celebrating sustainabilty: Four local champions of environment to be honored at virtual awards ceremony

The third annual Longmont Sustainability Awards will be held virtually Saturday