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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.
Opinion: Paul Tiger--First Use

Opinion: Paul Tiger--First Use

I’ve just returned to Longmont after a vacation that took our family through five states and a Canadian province by rail. A unique feature of travel by rail in the US is the view of water treatment plants.
Opinion: Adam Steininger-- Outrageous Outrage Over Disagreeing with Disagreement

Opinion: Adam Steininger-- Outrageous Outrage Over Disagreeing with Disagreement

I am proud to be a committed supporter of the LGBTQ community. Have I always been this way? No, I wasn't this way when I was a teenager in the 90s because I was raised in a conservative Christian household.
Opinion: Ruby Bowman--We are not made of money

Opinion: Ruby Bowman--We are not made of money

I was taken aback when I read the city council gave the go-ahead for the ice rink/pool complex to proceed as a ballot issue.
Opinion: Linda Gordon--Rogers Road Appeal Letter

Opinion: Linda Gordon--Rogers Road Appeal Letter

My name is Linda Gordon and I’m a homeowner in unincorporated Boulder County that is finally getting absorbed into the city of Longmont. Rogers Road runs east and west from Hover Street to Airport Rd.
Capitol Letters: Impact: Longmont

Capitol Letters: Impact: Longmont

But last month Impact: Longmont told us that that one way for Colorado to achieve the 53% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions it needs by the year 2030 involves reducing total vehicle tailpipe emissions by 1/3.
Opinion: Bheema Bachus--Rent Control is About Integrity

Opinion: Bheema Bachus--Rent Control is About Integrity

The debate over rent control in Longmont is beginning to brew, as city council candidates such as myself, my opponent Schuyler Trowbridge and Ward III candidate Susie-Hidalgo Fahring all express more openness to the concept than the current city council.
Opinion: Kevin Gallagher--Rogers Road

Opinion: Kevin Gallagher--Rogers Road

When the citizens of Rogers Road appealed the Longmont Planning & Zoning Commission approval of the HMS Mountain Brook development on Rogers Road, we were delighted that the City Council voted to send the plat back to planning with conditions for the transportation, drainage, and wildlife reports to be completed, and until FAA approval is received to build so close to a runway approach.
Opinion: Adam Steininger--Good Omens is a Sign of Goodness in a Nice and Accurate Way

Opinion: Adam Steininger--Good Omens is a Sign of Goodness in a Nice and Accurate Way

The new Amazon Prime show, Good Omens, is in the news as a new low for the cancel culture but should be in the news for its contemporary positive message to humankind.
Impact: Longmont

Impact: Longmont

Take House Bill 1261, "Climate Action Bill to Reduce Pollution." It is an aspirational bill, setting goals to reduce Colorado's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but not specifying how it will be done.
Opinion: Shari Malloy--Stand With Our St. Vrain Creek Clarifies Position on Development

Opinion: Shari Malloy--Stand With Our St. Vrain Creek Clarifies Position on Development

As organizer of Stand With Our St. Vrain Creek I wish to clarify our groups position on development which has lately been mischaracterized.