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The Longmont Leader is a community news source for residents who care about Longmont’s present and future. We seek to highlight what makes our community special, empower residents to connect with one another and uncover stories with fair reporting. 

What We Cover

The Longmont Leader is a local news website that is 100% focused on the city and people of Longmont. 

From city government to schools, public safety, local business happenings, and events, The Leader strives to be the go-to source for local news. 

As a small team and a new local news site, we may not have a lot of stories to start. We have plans to add more capacity and features on the site over the coming months, so stay tuned.

About Our Company

The Longmont Leader is a part of The Compass Experiment, an initiative co-founded by McClatchy and Google to explore sustainable business models for local news. The Compass Experiment also includes Mahoning Matters, a local news site based in Youngstown, Ohio, which launched in October 2019.

The Longmont Leader was founded with startup funding from Google as part of its Local Experiments Project within the Google News Initiative. 

The Leader is owned and operated by McClatchy, a local media company with 30 newsrooms in communities across the U.S. including the award-winning Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

The Longmont Leader benefits from McClatchy’s expertise and experience in local media but operates independently. All editorial decisions are made by the local team.


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