Two Residents From the Inn Between Who Are Rebuilding Their Lives

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The Inn Between is an area program that provides transitional housing and works to end homelessness in the St. Vrain Valley area. Two of the residents—Marisol, a single mother of two, and Linda, a single woman who has lived on the streets—agreed to share their stories.

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Senator Campbell Speaks of the Sand Creek Massacre Site

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The stories are interwoven, and thanks to the efforts of retired U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and many others, they will not be forgotten.

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A Tree Grows in Niwot

Twenty people from the Niwot community gathered at Left Hand Valley Grange Park Sept. 22 to plant a clone from the Hygiene champion plains cottonwood tree, believed to be the largest of its species in North America. Community members and representatives from the Niwot Community Association, the Niwot Business Association and the Niwot Cultural Arts Association came bearing shovels, picks, planting soil, mulch, jugs of water and chicken wire to the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was described not just as a ceremony, but one where “we do the work and dig the hole.” 

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The Man in the Arena: New Mixed-Use Development Commemorated

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Cotton Burden’s vision for a derelict block on Longmont’s Long’s Peak Ave., the Roosevelt Park Apartments, was feted on Thursday, Sept. 25. At an outdoor podium the developer announced, “We are at 96 percent leased, and all of our commercial tenants are open for business.” 

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Second Roads Paving Lawsuit Filed

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A second lawsuit filed Sept. 23 by Boulder County unincorporated subdivision homeowners contends that Boulder County Commissioners have breached contracts with developers who built the subdivision roads and then dedicated those roads to public use.

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NHS Grad Annie Waterbury and Her Dog Jude Conquer the Colorado Trail

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You learn a lot about life with your dog when the two of you hike the Colorado Trail together.

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2013 Flood Retrospective: One Niwot Family’s Battle With Rising Waters

2013 Flood Retrospective: One Niwot Family’s Battle With Rising Waters

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In the early morning hours of Sept. 12, 2013, Guy and Marti Korthase lay in bed listening to the rising waters in nearby Left Hand Creek. They live on Robin Drive, in the Brigadoon Glen neighborhood west of the Diagonal Highway and east of 63rd Street—one of the few neighborhoods in Niwot forced to evacuate later that day. 

Guy left before breakfast to see about renting a pump for their crawl space. While he stood outside Taylor Equipment Rental waiting for their doors to open, Marti began preparing breakfast for their houseguests, a bride-to-be who was a family friend, and her fiancée, who’d spent the night. They’d planned to pick flowers that day from Marti’s garden—sunflowers and zinnias they would use in the tablescapes at the bride’s wedding on Saturday—just two days away.

Because the weather had been so hot, they’d left some Aspen saplings they’d planned to use for the wedding arch in the creek. Little did any of them know, the saplings had long since been swept away. 

Marti was making breakfast. “We heard a ‘bang, bang, bang,’” she said. It was her next-door neighbor with her daughter and dog. “I started to tell her, ‘Sure, if things get bad, you can come over.’ [My neighbor] looked at me. ‘Oh, things are bad right now,’ she said.”

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