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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.
The Stewart Family Foundation celebrates namesake's 88th birthday with $100,000 donation to TLC Learning Center

The Stewart Family Foundation celebrates namesake's 88th birthday with $100,000 donation to TLC Learning Center

Lila Jean Stewart loved three things, one of them the children at TLC.
Inside the Ballot Box: C is for charity

Inside the Ballot Box: C is for charity

Constitutional Amendment C, which was referred to the ballot by the state Legislature, would change the age requirements for charities able to conduct charitable gaming and would allow them to pay those who help with such games.
Out Boulder County creates health care database for LGBTQ+ community

Out Boulder County creates health care database for LGBTQ+ community

Out Boulder County hopes to increase understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and health needs through the database.
Ask the Introvert: Exploring your questions about introvert life, work and happiness

Ask the Introvert: Exploring your questions about introvert life, work and happiness

"Even if you don’t think of yourself as introverted, you may find some helpful info here. Why? Because, to paraphrase Ben Franklin, we assume our differences divide us only to find we share common ground."
Longmont author spotlight: Collin Brantmeyer

Longmont author spotlight: Collin Brantmeyer

Today’s spotlight is on Collin Brantmeyer and his new book “Death of a Car Salesman.” Brantmeyer lives in Longmont with his wife and son.
Centura Health on health: Your health and safety is our top priority

Centura Health on health: Your health and safety is our top priority

"The team at Longmont United Hospital appreciates that fears around contracting COVID-19 are real for many. Still, my colleagues and I are equally fearful of the risks associated with ignoring other medical complaints."
United Way Day of Caring rallies volunteers for Longmont nonprofits

United Way Day of Caring rallies volunteers for Longmont nonprofits

Communitywide day of volunteering allowed people to connect virtually and in person.
Joan Peck letter to the editor: What are safe lots?

Joan Peck letter to the editor: What are safe lots?

Some residents want to live in their vehicles. They consider their RV or sleeper camper their home.
Ruby Bowman letter to the editor: Prairie dogs were here first

Ruby Bowman letter to the editor: Prairie dogs were here first

"The truth is that prairie dogs and other native wildlife were here first, before the advent of farming, ranching and recreation," said Bowman.
For community, in community: Longmont United Hospital through the eyes of three women

For community, in community: Longmont United Hospital through the eyes of three women

"With the changes in our society during this pandemic happening lightning fast before our eyes, Mary, Alissa and Adena left no doubt in the common table around which we sat, that Longmont United Hospital is here to answer the growing needs and to walk with the Longmont community every step of the way."