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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: Teaching high school students how to respond to sexual harassment reaps benefits

Letter to the Editor: Teaching high school students how to respond to sexual harassment reaps benefits

It’s apparent that sexual harassment is part of everyday life. Recent Times-Call opinion pieces by Ralph Josephsohn and Sally Lyons-Ragin considered the effect that this noxious behavior has on adult women in the workplace.
Opinion: Thinking About Tomorrow's City Council

Opinion: Thinking About Tomorrow's City Council

To Whom It May Concern: The purpose of this communication is to support the candidacy of Ron Gallegos for an at-large seat on the Longmont City Council for the 2017 municipal election. To begin, I have had the pleasure to speak with Mr.
Opinion: Passive Voice, Active Voice

Opinion: Passive Voice, Active Voice

I thank The Longmont Observer for hosting their Ward 2 City Council Candidates’ Debate and choosing such a serious, in-depth format.
Opinion: Why You Should Re-elect Jeff Moore to Longmont City Council

Opinion: Why You Should Re-elect Jeff Moore to Longmont City Council

I am writing to encourage you to vote for Jeff Moore on Nov. 7 and re-elect him for City Council, Ward 2. Full disclosure -- Jeff is my husband.
Vote Yes on Windy Gap Ballot Question 2J

Vote Yes on Windy Gap Ballot Question 2J

By: Jeff Moore The Windy Gap November ballot issue will ask voters to decide whether they support the City Council’s decision to approve building storage for Longmont at Chimney Hollow Reservoir for 10,000 acre feet (acft) recommended by the Longmont
Let’s Get Positive - Positively Neighborly!

Let’s Get Positive - Positively Neighborly!

by Carol Pranschke Neighbors Cultivating Community. That’s what the first Loomiller Park Positivity Fest was supposed to be all about. And Saturday, August 12 dawned bright, but by 2 p.m., the clouds were rolling in.
Indian Films are Now in Theaters Close to Longmont

Indian Films are Now in Theaters Close to Longmont

U.S. distributed Indian films need the support of northern Colorado theater goers and Longmont plays an important part. Longmont is the geographical hub for Northern Colorado and because of that, we are home to many communities.
Thoughts on Longmont Startup Week

Thoughts on Longmont Startup Week

By Lachlan Quintana Two weeks ago, tech companies, food companies, and local startups invaded the city of Longmont! Longmont was able to bring out what it has always been hiding.

Do Vouchers Actually Expand School Choice? Not Necessarily — It Depends On How They’re Designed

Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Who benefits most from private school voucher programs: families with few options or the schools themselves? This is a hotly debated question among supporters and critics of school vouchers, and is especially relevant as U.S.
Water Safety

Water Safety

The Longmont Observer regularly publishes stories by our residents called Member Voices. This article falls into that category. It does not, necessarily, represent the views of the Longmont Observer.