I woke up this morning and checked here. Barolas solved part of the code and allowed me to get the rest. Barolas said that starting from the capital L and skipping 3 letters yielded "Locust is finding you a problem. Come to the pond."
I tried it out and found it was skipping every 3 characters, including spaces. That's what the Howler meant with the 3s and the 3 skips.
But Barolas's solution on yielded part of the code. I tried it from the beginning of the code, and found this:
Aol nlnd?e wtL hoyece uadsrat y s iaasmf etf eiprnr doyibonluge mfysio.gu u Wraie l pltr hoyiboslu e omlu.it s Ctaoetmn e s tutono r uitssh ees. t pi
After skipping 3, and starting from the beginning after reaching the last letter of the first pass turns into this:
A new year same problems. Will you listen to us? Locust is finding you a problem. Come to the pond the day after you figure this out at sunrise.
I'm going out there tomorrow morning. Setting my alarm to 5:00 A.M. I'm bringing my camera, and recording the whole thing. I'm not telling my parents, though. They wouldn't let me go outside if they had any idea what was going on, and I can't let that happen.
And the pond is only 50 feet at most from my back porch. I can run fast enough if I need to.
Thank you, Barolas, for figuring that out.