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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.
Creative corner: Brotherly love inspires a life's obsession with music

Creative corner: Brotherly love inspires a life's obsession with music

Coveting his brother's classic guitar inspired a life-long passion for music.
How to Use Your Health Plan to Help Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Use Your Health Plan to Help Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, scores of Coloradoans make New Year’s resolutions, especially to improve their health and wealth.
‘It's a lifelong thing': Christmas Bird Count brings people together

‘It's a lifelong thing': Christmas Bird Count brings people together

The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count started in the 1900s and has been going on for more than 120 years.
One of the world's largest butterflies teaches big lesson on poaching at the Butterfly Pavilion

One of the world's largest butterflies teaches big lesson on poaching at the Butterfly Pavilion

At the Butterfly Pavillion in Westminster, researchers and conservationists work to keep illegally traded butterflies safe through education.
Letter to the editor: Joan Peck: Longmont donations to Marshall fire victims coordinated through HOPE

Letter to the editor: Joan Peck: Longmont donations to Marshall fire victims coordinated through HOPE

The giving kindness of people around the state has been amazing but storing the items has become a major concern.
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.