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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.
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
Guest opinion: Charles Howard, Pentecost at Light of Christ

Guest opinion: Charles Howard, Pentecost at Light of Christ

Every year at Pentecost I get hopeful that unity is a possibility.
Longmont Local: Teaching life through soccer

Longmont Local: Teaching life through soccer

Soccer is like life: unpredictable but beautiful
Letter to the editor: Jean Christopher, I support Tim Waters as Mayor

Letter to the editor: Jean Christopher, I support Tim Waters as Mayor

Longmont resident voices his opinion of Tim Waters as a possible mayor.
Get Growing: Gardening in May

Get Growing: Gardening in May

While the weather is generally nice during May, cold weather can still surprise you
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