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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.
Celebrate HOPE aims to liven up virtual event landscape

Celebrate HOPE aims to liven up virtual event landscape

Longmont nonprofit takes annual fundraising gala online with a few personal touches.
Centura Health on health: Diabetes — the types, the risks and a potential game-changing treatment

Centura Health on health: Diabetes — the types, the risks and a potential game-changing treatment

In 2018, the American Diabetes Association reported that more than 10% of the U.S. population had diabetes, and that millions may be suffering from this disease but have not yet been diagnosed.
Freelance opportunities available at Longmont Leader

Freelance opportunities available at Longmont Leader

 We are looking for writers who want to share stories of their community with their community.
Ask the Introvert: Fun is relative; for introverts its often work-related

Ask the Introvert: Fun is relative; for introverts its often work-related

Introverts aren’t spoilsports. It’s just that thinking is our inner recreation room, with thick gray matter in place of wood paneling.
Longmont Wild: Bear with us — living with bears

Longmont Wild: Bear with us — living with bears

Colorado is home to only one bear species, the black bear.
Longmont United Hospital's Antony Pearson: Proof of how one person can make a difference

Longmont United Hospital's Antony Pearson: Proof of how one person can make a difference

A short story of a man hidden more deeply in the management side of Longmont United Hospital, yet making a difference and, with humility, knowing it.
Longmont Museum waives fee for first three-class Virtual Art and Sip series

Longmont Museum waives fee for first three-class Virtual Art and Sip series

It is now free to take part in the watercolor series that starts today.
Longmont resident challenges himself to raise money for childhood cancer research

Longmont resident challenges himself to raise money for childhood cancer research

Ocean Babin set a goal to ride 400 miles in September as a part of the Great Cycle Challenge.
Women Who Light the Community honorees; Laura Soto and Norma Fuentes

Women Who Light the Community honorees; Laura Soto and Norma Fuentes

This year, two of the six women being honored are from Longmont and bring diverse representation for the awards and to the community as proud Chihuahuenses.
Centura Health on health: Early detection of breast cancer can save your life

Centura Health on health: Early detection of breast cancer can save your life

"A mammogram can detect cancer sometimes as much as two years before it can be felt as a lump. Catching cancer at the earliest stage offers more treatment options, most notably women with early stage breast cancer are much less likely to need chemotherapy. "