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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.
Letter to the editor: Slacktivism vs activism

Letter to the editor: Slacktivism vs activism

What are you really doing to make change?
Homegrown Brilliance

Homegrown Brilliance

These five people are doing amazing things with their lives, and they have one thing in common — they are all products of St. Vrain Valley Schools
Three Tips to Help Block Blue Light in an Increasingly Remote World

Three Tips to Help Block Blue Light in an Increasingly Remote World

Use the 20-20-20 rule or other rest tactics.
Creative Corner: Local artist explores the Zen of tea

Creative Corner: Local artist explores the Zen of tea

Ricci creates pottery pieces to use in Japanese tea ceremonies.
The Pathway to Career Readiness

The Pathway to Career Readiness

Discussing career-technical education and work-based learning
Michael Clinton: What is it about our species that makes conflict seem like such a forgone conclusion?

Michael Clinton: What is it about our species that makes conflict seem like such a forgone conclusion?

Remember these words from Jewel: “In the end, only kindness matters.”
Summer is on its way. Summer camps begin enrollment

Summer is on its way. Summer camps begin enrollment

Longmont has summer camps for almost any age.
Creative Corner: Letting art guide her, one local artist finds peace in her work

Creative Corner: Letting art guide her, one local artist finds peace in her work

"During the pandemic, I went through a phase of trying a new art hobby every month."
Engineering Healthier Communities

Engineering Healthier Communities

St. Vrain students use their passions for STEM to serve and make advancements in the health and sciences fields – now and for the future
What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health

Heart disease doesn’t just occur in older women. Young women, especially those with a family history of heart disease, should also take precautions.
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