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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

Haunt in the 'Mont fundraiser returns

Haunt in the 'Mont fundraiser returns

Tickets for the 2021 return of Haunt in the 'Mont sold out in less than a week.
Accident detours traffic on northbound Colo. 119

Accident detours traffic on northbound Colo. 119

As of 12 p.m. today, northbound Colo. 119 is being rerouted at Airport Road due to a traffic accident. Northbound traffic is being diverted west at Airport Road and north at Ogalalla Road toward 95th Street.
Commissioners connect community through service

Commissioners connect community through service

The city of Longmont is looking for more than two dozen residents to contribute their voice toward issues facing the city.
Longmont Police Explorers are getting ready for a haunted carnival

Longmont Police Explorers are getting ready for a haunted carnival

The family-friendly carnival will feature games, a haunted house and a Nerf zombie target range.
St. Vrain Valley Gala moves to hybrid model

St. Vrain Valley Gala moves to hybrid model

St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation's annual gala fundraiser takes a hybrid approach to make it accessible to all.
Coming out still a struggle for LGBTQ youth

Coming out still a struggle for LGBTQ youth

Although progress has been made, there are many, especially some youth, who still struggle to announce their true identities.
Food Truck Cup makes a 2021 return this week

Food Truck Cup makes a 2021 return this week

The 2021 Food Truck Cup, benefiting the Longmont Food Rescue, will be held Saturday from 2-7 p.m.
Longmont Police Report: October 11, 2021

Longmont Police Report: October 11, 2021

A daily crime report in Longmont.
COVID Testing returning to Innovation Center

COVID Testing returning to Innovation Center

The drive-up testing site is free to the community but an appointment is required.
Gallery: Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Gallery: Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Longmont's Day of the Dead Family Celebration & Gigantes Procession. October 9, 2021
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