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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.

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mattm@longmontleader.com

Recent Work by Matt

Longmont musician considers "Seeds We Sow"

Longmont musician considers "Seeds We Sow"

New single "Seeds We Sow" takes lessons from wildfires and the pandemic.
Rebranded roller derby returning to Boulder County

Rebranded roller derby returning to Boulder County

Boulder County Roller Derby returning soon, with a focus on revitalizing the sport locally.
First school board meeting of the year celebrates student accomplishments

First school board meeting of the year celebrates student accomplishments

School engagement, athletics and fine art accomplishments were just a few of the remarkable notations in the meeting, as well as SVVSD administration recognizing the school board itself.
Enrollment, graduation numbers on the rise in St. Vrain Valley

Enrollment, graduation numbers on the rise in St. Vrain Valley

Superintendent Don Haddad started the first school board meeting of 2022 with a report full of accomplishments and promise for the future.
High school equivalence opens doors for new futures in Longmont

High school equivalence opens doors for new futures in Longmont

Saturday was an emotional evening for Longmont residents at Calvary Church, as the Open Door High School Equivalency program held a commencement ceremony for the class of 2021. Family and friends gathered to celebrate loved ones who earned their diplomas over the past year.
Unhoused population look for HOPE and shelter in winter

Unhoused population look for HOPE and shelter in winter

Colorado’s winter is underway and though most of the snow is melted from Longmont’s last snowfall, cold conditions add to the challenges faced by the unhoused community.
Take a “Long Range” look at local artists

Take a “Long Range” look at local artists

In the main gallery, four artists are on display in "Long Range," while in the south gallery teen artists take on fast fashion with "Stripping the System."
Boulder County NAACP invites community to “Walk With Me”

Boulder County NAACP invites community to “Walk With Me”

Boulder County NAACP has partnered with local cities and school districts to bring a collection of historic civil rights photography to Boulder County through the end of February.
Longmont gives HOPE to those displaced by Marshall fire

Longmont gives HOPE to those displaced by Marshall fire

Organizations and municipalities throughout Boulder County and the surrounding areas have rallied in support of the thousands of community members displaced by the devastating Marshall fire last week.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley houses furry family members displaced from Marshall Fire

Humane Society of Boulder Valley houses furry family members displaced from Marshall Fire

Humane Society of Boulder Valley continues to care for pets and their owners after the Marshall Fire.
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