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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.
Joan Peck: Letter to Longmont residents

Joan Peck: Letter to Longmont residents

"Our city manager did not hesitate to dispatch first responders and support staff to help contain the fires and assist where needed," Peck said.
Letter to the editor: Lynette McClain: Air quality monitoring is alarming and urgent

Letter to the editor: Lynette McClain: Air quality monitoring is alarming and urgent

"he monitoring and reporting by Boulderair provides an important function for Longmont residents to monitor their local air quality," McClain said
Holiday pet adoptions are actually helpful, say animal protection groups

Holiday pet adoptions are actually helpful, say animal protection groups

Holiday pet adoptions are encouraged
Letter to the Editor: Karen Dike: Let's take action now to clean up our air

Letter to the Editor: Karen Dike: Let's take action now to clean up our air

"City staff says all is fine, but why did CDPHE even mention it if it didn't mean anything," Karen Dike asks.
BEYOND LOCAL: Dating app users are disclosing STI and vaccine status and queer apps are leading the way

BEYOND LOCAL: Dating app users are disclosing STI and vaccine status and queer apps are leading the way

Apps allow people to find more partners easily, but it doesn’t mean the apps are increasing STI transmission.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Give the gift of tech literacy with that device

BEYOND LOCAL: Give the gift of tech literacy with that device

Smartwatches are becoming popular gifts for children and teens
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein

BEYOND LOCAL: Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein

While the demand for protein has grown, there has also been an increased interest in and demand for meat and dairy alternatives
Creative Corner: Local artist showcase their crafts

Creative Corner: Local artist showcase their crafts

A list of events to support the arts and, perhaps, finish some holiday shopping
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Support and collaboration with health-care providers can help people make health decisions

BEYOND LOCAL: Support and collaboration with health-care providers can help people make health decisions

Shared decision-making is a patient-centred approach to health choices that considers a patient’s values as well as clinical evidence.
Letter to the editor: Taking care of our future

Letter to the editor: Taking care of our future

Being a parent is hard.
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