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Twin Lakes Affordable Development Meets with Resident Opposition

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A proposal by Boulder County Housing Partners to build affordable housing units on an undeveloped 10-acre parcel near Twin Lakes in Gunbarrel met with strong opposition from the majority of the more than 80 people attending an Aug. 13 informational meeting.

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That's a Wrap: Jazz on 2nd Ave.

Crowds flock to Niwot jazz event despite lightning and heat

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The fifth annual Jazz on 2nd Ave (J2A) event in Niwot Aug. 13-15 featured saxophonist Nelson Rangell, who introduced “Somewhere in the World” by explaining the song’s sentiment as: “We’re all in this together.” The happy faces in the crowd told the same story, where the shared experience of the music created bonds among the throngs who sat underneath the tents, or in groups wherever they could find some shade throughout the weekend’s 90-plus degree heat.

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Balancing Act -

Teacher athletes discuss their challenges and rewards

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As area schools reconvene this month, many teachers who are also athletes find their schedules suddenly full, balancing the challenges of the two, sometimes competing, roles. When a teacher also happens to be an elite competitor, there are real logistical challenges, as the training regimen can be extreme and, along with perseverance and dedication, incredible discipline is required to continue to compete on the national stage while juggling a teaching load.

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Sunset Middle School Hires New Staff

And readies to bring the IB Middle Years Program on board

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The staff at Sunset Middle School has been busy this summer, with more than 20 of its teachers attending trainings for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program and/or an iPad instructional camp. Sunset’s plan is to be ready to apply for an IB Middle Years Program verification visit in the spring, with official visits to be scheduled in early fall of 2016.

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Parenting - Schedule out of whack? Get the family back on track for school

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It’s back to school time and excited parents are preparing to take back their homes and their schedules. Kids are excited to see more of their friends again. But for many families, this annual transition can be challenging. During the summer break things like bedtime, meals and cleanup chores can fly out the window. With school approaching, the goal is to create structure and organization to reduce the stress of going back to school. In particular, parents tend to ask for help with getting kids out the door in the mornings and getting them to bed at night. So let’s look at some ways to address those routines.

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NHS Grad Receives Scholarship from WSU

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Niwot High School (NHS) graduate Taylor Keffeler (2013) received a $1,000 Orville E. and Marion Hudson Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Athletic Training at Washington State University (WSU), in addition to a $1,500 scholarship from WSU’s College of Education. The awards are given to students who show outstanding academic performance as well as professional promise. 

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Out in Leftfield Aug 2015

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SWIMMING

Liam Gately, son of Left Hand Valley Courier Editor Pam Martin’s partner, qualified for the Olympic Trials to be held in Omaha next summer. Gately, a 16-year-old junior at Berthoud High School, swims for the Loveland Swim Club in the summer, and became one of the youngest club members to qualify when he posted a time of 15:41.03 in the 1500-Meter Freestyle in San Antonio Aug. 9 at the Phillips 66 US Senior Nationals. 

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