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Midterm Debate (photo by Matt Steininger)

Post Midterm Debate Survey

Help us by providing your thoughts on the midterm debate that the Longmont Observer and League of Women Voters Boulder County co-hosted on Oct. 6, 2018.


Andy Eppler (Photo courtesy of Andy Eppler)

Op-Ed: Andy Eppler – My Voter’s Guide

Here I am once again, sitting in my living room pouring through all the information about the upcoming local election. Every time I sit down to write one of these voters guides, I go through a phase in the beginning where I sort of can’t believe I’m actually doing it. I don’t feel like I am some political genius who has all the answers. In fact, every time I write one of these I have to learn a lot about the local issues. Continue reading.


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Things to do in Longmont This Weekend

A look at events in Longmont over the weekend.



IPCC 1.5℃ Report: Here’s What The Climate Science Says

The world’s climate scientists have spoken: if we want to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5℃ we probably can. But it will be tough, given where we’re starting from.

That’s the conclusion of a new report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The focus on 1.5℃ is the result of years of international negotiation. Starting in 1994, a central aim of the UN’s climate change efforts (the Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC) was to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. Much was written on what this meant, particularly the word “dangerous”. Read more.

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Dr. Don Haddad October 2018

Scott Converse and Don Haddad talk about guns in schools, the AA+ bond rating of the school district, how the latest $260 million bond is being spent and its effects, the fiscal responsibility awards the district was recently awarded, the incredible new Innovation Center that the SSVSD just opened, how one of the district’s teachers is a finalist for ‘teacher of the year’ and other topics related to Longmont’s schools. Listen here.

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