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Matt Maenpaa

Matt Maenpaa

Matt Maenpaa has been a Colorado resident for nearly a decade, most of which has been in Longmont. From working in local restaurants and bars to getting involved in the vibrant arts community, he felt rooted in the town. An avid writer, editor and photographer, Matt strives for compassion and integrity. Writing for The Leader is an opportunity to support the Longmont community he calls home.

Recent Work by Matt

Avocet Communications celebrates 41 years in Longmont

Avocet Communications celebrates 41 years in Longmont

“We’ve got the best of all worlds having a national footprint and we’re in one of the most incredible places on earth," said Avocet Communications CEO & President Lori Jones.
Local pastor shares her memoir with Longmont Public Library

Local pastor shares her memoir with Longmont Public Library

Reverend Dr. Paula Stone Williams to speak on her memoir through the library's Authors We Love series.
Rising gas prices lead to fuel theft

Rising gas prices lead to fuel theft

Weld County Sheriff’s Office cautions residents to secure private fuel sites.
Remembering the Past: Longmont visited by Emperor and Empress of Japan

Remembering the Past: Longmont visited by Emperor and Empress of Japan

The quiet Imperial visit was due to Longmont's Japanese-American community.
Colorado Crafted curates local love

Colorado Crafted curates local love

Longmont residents Sarah Welle and Dulcie Wilcox bring local businesses together in curated gift boxes.
An enemy to the natural flora has begun an invasion in Heil Valley Ranch

An enemy to the natural flora has begun an invasion in Heil Valley Ranch

Can’d Aid and Boulder County Parks and Open Space need volunteers to help eradicate the noxious weeds invading the burn scar.
Voting is now live for Longmont’s 2021 Shock Art submissions

Voting is now live for Longmont’s 2021 Shock Art submissions

Voting is held online or in-person at Old Town Marketplace
Boulder County launches pilot program for sustainability packaging

Boulder County launches pilot program for sustainability packaging

Funded by a grant from the EPA, the pilot program addresses sustainable packaging in food and beverage manufacturing.
The results are in for workforce perception study

The results are in for workforce perception study

More than half of Longmont residents polled feel Longmont is safe and welcoming.
Gallery: ArtWalk's Summer on the Streets

Gallery: ArtWalk's Summer on the Streets