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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.
Creative Corner: Local musician uses music to discuss racial justice

Creative Corner: Local musician uses music to discuss racial justice

Music helped Smith work through the challenges of being Black in Boulder County. 
Creative Corner: Longmont sculptor uses stone from native home of Zimbabwe

Creative Corner: Longmont sculptor uses stone from native home of Zimbabwe

SaToro Tafura grew up in a family of artists
Home ownership: What to do after your roof is damaged by hail

Home ownership: What to do after your roof is damaged by hail

Ask three basic questions to determine if a roofer is a fit for you.
Get Growing: How to identify and pick common Longmont weeds

Get Growing: How to identify and pick common Longmont weeds

It's important to be able to identify weeds and pull them before they get too big
Guest opinion: Marcia Martin explains why she is running for another council term

Guest opinion: Marcia Martin explains why she is running for another council term

Since 2017, I’ve done a lot to make living in Longmont better, Martin said.
Guest opinion: Joan Peck announces candidacy for Longmont Mayoral seat

Guest opinion: Joan Peck announces candidacy for Longmont Mayoral seat

Joan Peck, currently serving her second at-large term on Longmont City Council.
Creative Corner: Good vibrations used for peaceful healing

Creative Corner: Good vibrations used for peaceful healing

Hildebrandt combined her love for music and passion for healing to help others
Guest column: 5 Tips for Supporting Brain Health During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Guest column: 5 Tips for Supporting Brain Health During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Guest opinion: Lyn Lowry: Locals should get to weigh in on how government uses COVID Relief Funds

Guest opinion: Lyn Lowry: Locals should get to weigh in on how government uses COVID Relief Funds

Longmont and Boulder County should host public forum to help decide where to spend the funds, Lowry said.
Guest opinion: Gary Lloyd The Longmont Arts and Event Center: An idea whose time has come

Guest opinion: Gary Lloyd The Longmont Arts and Event Center: An idea whose time has come

LPAI is a group of nonprofit organizations, involved with the promotion and support of the performing art