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Alphabet Soup NCA April 2014

 

 

Alphabet Soup

Liz Emmett-Mattox

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Niwot is home to a number of community organizations, many of which have similar-sounding acronyms. In this series, we will profile these various non-profit groups so that community members might become more familiar with who they are, what they do and how to join.

 

Niwot Community Association (NCA)

Type: Civic/Community

Formed: 1976

Incorporated: 1990

Members: 300 households

Mission: The Niwot Community Association shall strive to maintain Niwot as an independent community with a unique identity by providing a communication link between the residents of the Niwot Community Association Membership Area and Boulder County Government regarding issues affecting our town. This will be achieved through accurate representation of the interests and concerns of the community. The NCA shall also strive to enhance and preserve the quality of life in Niwot through activities and social events which are unique to our town.

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Work Finally Begins On Gunbarrel Center April 2014

 

Work Finally Begins On Gunbarrel Center

Photo by Mary Wolbach Lopert

By Mary Wolbach Lopert

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After years of planning, work is slated to begin on the Gunbarrel Center. The Wolff Company of Scottsdale AZ is developing the 9.3 acre site, which is located on Lookout Road and just to the east of the Gunbarrel King Soopers. The development will consist of a main street with 14 three-story buildings. The center will include 251 market-rate apartments and approximately 29,000 square feet of commercial space. The project is projected to be completed in 18 to 24 months, with the first rental units becoming available in spring 2015.

 

 

 

Taylor Hale Receives Girl Scout Gold Award April 2014

 

Taylor Hale Receives Girl Scout Gold Award

By Denise Knutson

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While listening to a story called “Music and Memory” on National Public Radio, Taylor Hale, senior at Niwot High School, came up with an idea for a Girl Scout Gold Award project. The story explained that when Alzheimer’s patients listen to familiar music, the music often calms and unlocks memories they otherwise seem to have forgotten.

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Skydiving Request Denied March 2014

 

Skydiving Request Denied

By Kim Glasscock

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Boulder County Commissioners denied a request from Independent Skydive Co. owner Jeremy Divan to use property along 79th Street as a skydiving landing site.

The company, which operates out of the Boulder Municipal Airport, applied for a permit to establish a skydiving landing site on 5.6 acres to the east of the homes on the east side of 79th Street. 

Property owners at 5980 N. 79th Street have allowed Independent Skydiving to use the agricultural property for landings since September 2011, but at the Jan. 30 meeting, county commissioners agreed with a Land Use assessment that the site was too small.

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