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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thoughts on Longmont Startup Week

By Lachlan Quintana Two weeks ago, tech companies, food companies, and local startups invaded the city of Longmont! Longmont was able to bring out what it has always been hiding. The community of has always been...

Do Vouchers Actually Expand School Choice? Not Necessarily — It Depends On How They’re...

Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat  Who benefits most from private school voucher programs: families with few options or the schools themselves? This is a hotly debated question among supporters and critics of school vouchers, and is especially relevant...

Thirty Years: The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

By Jeffrey A. Roberts CFOIC Executive Director Happy birthday to us – and a shout-out to some of Colorado’s original freedom-of-information fighters. Thirty years ago, on Aug. 3, 1987, 24 representatives of various news and public-interest organizations...

Water Safety

  The Longmont Observer regularly publishes stories by our residents called Member Voices. This article falls into that category.  It does not, necessarily, represent the views of the Longmont Observer.   By: Paul Tiger About 150 years ago...

Wayne Williams’ Missed Opportunity

The real problem is not voter fraud, it’s how few people vote by Denise Maes - Public Policy Director of the ACLU of Colorado On June 28, Secretaries of State across the country received a letter...

NextLight Privacy Policies And Supporting Municipal Internet Infrastructure

By Scott Converse In light of the recent discussion about net neutrality, online privacy and what, exactly, does NextLight do in this area I asked Tom Roiniotis, the Director of Longmont's NextLight Gigabit Internet Service...

Why We Need A Non Profit Local News & Media Source

It's become very clear we need a local non profit media entity that replaces the tired old newspaper model and the 'one size fits anyone' algorithm driven future offered by social media. The Longmont Observer...

Longmont’s Train Noise Problem

The Longmont Observer regularly publishes stories by our residents called Member Voices.  This article falls into that category.  It does not, necessarily, represent the views of the Longmont Observer. By Richard Jacobi, a local physician and...

A Night at Rosalee’s

Rosalee’s pizza, what a wonderful story. Years ago! The owners of Rosalee’s met in culinary school, fell in love, and decided they wanted to open a pizzeria together. But they had to make sure...

Efficient Emissions Testing

Twice! Twice this week I went to the AirCare Colorado Emissions Testing Facility off of Airport Road, and twice I spent less than 25 minutes for the whole operation. Not bad for getting both...
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