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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: Joan Peck, Supporting our city charter

Letter to the editor: Joan Peck, Supporting our city charter

"I support SB-181 and thank the environmental advocacy group, Our Longmont, and its legal counsel for pursuing the ability for Longmont to follow our city charter," Peck said.
FROM THE PUBLISHER: How you can support and sustain news that matters

FROM THE PUBLISHER: How you can support and sustain news that matters

Your support helps us work to make sense of the important local issues in Longmont, bring you a wide array of voices and perspectives, and build a strong foundation for independent, local journalism.
Letter to the editor: Why the attack on Colorado Rising, Salazar?

Letter to the editor: Why the attack on Colorado Rising, Salazar?

"Because the city of Longmont is not fighting to uphold a valid charter amendment, the organization that proposed the amendment, Our Health Our Future Our Longmont, retained Joe Salazar with Colorado Rising to use the new legislation SB-181 to reinstate the ban. "
Excellence and representation: For SVVSD’s 2020 teacher of the year, it’s all about teaching by example

Excellence and representation: For SVVSD’s 2020 teacher of the year, it’s all about teaching by example

Janette Rivera Gonzales shows “relentless love, care, intentionality and creativity”
Longmont Community Foundation holding workshop on organization success in challenging times

Longmont Community Foundation holding workshop on organization success in challenging times

Nonprofit leaders, board members and key volunteers all encouraged to attend.
On Stapp Toyota's philanthropy: Everything touches everything

On Stapp Toyota's philanthropy: Everything touches everything

It is one thing to provide financial support to nonprofits that make up our community, an invaluable contribution, and it takes it to the next level to strive to embody the philanthropic motives.
Veterans Day freebies in Longmont

Veterans Day freebies in Longmont

Here's a roundup of freebies for veterans and active military available on Wednesday. If you have a giveaway or perk for veterans to add to the list, email it to info@longmontleader.com.
Eat pizza or sponsor a wreath to honor Longmont’s fallen heroes

Eat pizza or sponsor a wreath to honor Longmont’s fallen heroes

“It's our job to make sure these veterans are never forgotten.”
Letter to the editor: Tim Waters: Addition by subtraction

Letter to the editor: Tim Waters: Addition by subtraction

I support their efforts. I oppose, however, Executive Director and Chief Litigator, Joe Salazar’s pursuit of this mission through an “addition by subtraction” strategy.
Read for Your Health Book Group being revived virtually at Longmont Library

Read for Your Health Book Group being revived virtually at Longmont Library

The fledgling book group managed only one meeting before COVID-19 brought all in-person library programming to a halt.