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 By Patricia Logan    News    September 23, 2020 

Standing up for feet

The first snowflakes of the season fell like confetti for skiers and other winter sport lovers; a signal that it's time to...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    September 23, 2020 

Niwot farmer works to salvage flattened sorghum

The sorghum crop at the Diagonal and Niwot Road looks like someone having a bad hair day. Some of it is standing up, some...

 

'Peeping' at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan ahead

Spontaneity is so 2019. In 2020, you have to plan ahead, especially if you want to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this...

 

Rangers see more people with masks after posting signs on trails

Complaints are down and mask use is up on trails and Open Space properties, according to Boulder County Ranger Erin...

 

Community helps pull local restaurants through - so far

Local restaurants are hanging on thanks to an outpouring of support from the community, Boulder County grants, loans from... Full story

 

Parents are looking for help with remote school, forming pods and joining hubs

Once a week I help my brother by supervising his eight and 10-year old boys during remote school. Once a week I am reminded...

 

Record heat and fires are the backdrop for a climate stabilization plan

These aren't the kind of records that anyone is proud of: Denver hit a new high mark for 25 days over 90 degrees in August,...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Vandalism taken to a new level on Boulder County Open Space

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who vandalized two Boulder County Open Space properties last...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Sancho's van and food cart stolen

Thieves made off with a van and food cart from Sancho's in Gunbarrel and then drove it to Safeway in Longmont and...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 19, 2020

CU students return to new rules and high expectations

True or false? Will CU students, faculty and staff successfully avoid widespread transmission of the coronavirus when...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 19, 2020

Prairie dog traps vandalized on south side of Niwot

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article titled "Local prairie dogs on the move," originally appeared in the PDF...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 12, 2020

The artist who carved Niwot's tree sculptures passes away

Admirers left flowers, notes and appreciative comments on social media for the artist who brought Native American images to...

 

4-H Dog Project engages kids with dog Bingo and online training

Thank goodness for the dog. Throughout the whole coronavirus lockdown, school closing and restrictions, kids in the 4-H Dog P...

 

A teacher prepares for an uncertain school year

Editor's note: On Aug. 4, as this issue was about to go to press, St. Vrain Valley Schools announced that the 2020-21 school...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 29, 2020

One thing hasn't changed for the scaled-down Boulder County Fair

About now, Clarence Kneebone would be setting up the last metal corral panels, straw bales and exhibit tables at the Boulder...

 

Schools rely on Boulder County Health for reopening decisions

St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) is leaning heavily on science and medical experts as it finalizes back-to-school plans during the coronavirus pandemic. Health...

 

Families can finally connect in person at senior communities

Shirley Olson walks out of the Hover Community Assisted Living Resident, a vision in blue. The 93-year-old is wearing a vest...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 15, 2020

Video: Niwot sidewalk sale a success

Sunny skies and friendly faces were the order of the day at the town-wide sidewalk sale held by Niwot merchants on Saturday,...

 

Niwot entrepreneur pivots his medical business to supply PPE

The market for personal protective equipment, or PPE, operates like the Wild West, as Niwot entrepreneur Dave Rechberger...

 

Boulder Country Club reopens food service after four COVID cases

Food is being served again on the patio of Boulder Country Club. The club's restaurant closed for about 11 days at the end...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 8, 2020

Niwot freshman organizes fundraiser to support racial equality

Everyone should have the same starting point in life. That's what Oliver Fowler believes, and he's taking action to help...

 

Students and families digest school district plans for fall

It's not the school year that parents and students would like, but at least it's better than last spring. That's how several...

 

Counting votes in a pandemic is an even more deliberate process

Counting votes is a careful process to start with, but in a pandemic there is more than politics at stake. Health concerns ov...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 1, 2020

Cattle guards on LoBo Trail get mixed reviews from cyclists

Cyclists don't have to stop and open gates anymore on a section of the LoBo Trail in Niwot. Boulder County is installing catt...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 24, 2020

Disease investigators work to contain a spike in COVID-19 in Boulder County

A significant spike in COVID-19 cases sent Boulder County Public Health looking for reinforcements to help contain the...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 17, 2020

Niwot resident organizes a Zoom conversation to discuss race

Dawn Walton sensed that something was going on. She noticed that some of her neighbors in Niwot and Boulder County were...

 

Summer travel is off to a slow start for local inns and Airbnbs

The fireplace in the great room is cold. The chatter of afternoon cheese and crackers get-togethers has been silenced. "It's...

 

Playgrounds and other recreational sites can open with limits

The swings at Lefthand Valley Grange Park in Niwot remain still except for the occasional gust of wind. Yellow caution tape p...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 10, 2020

'Happy camper' never sounded so sweet as summer activities begin

Budding O'Keeffes and Monets will soon have paint brushes in hand at Sunflower Art Studio in Gunbarrel, though there will be...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 3, 2020

No Open Space designation for Twin Lakes fields

The future of the fields south of Twin Lakes in Gunbarrel is still up in the air. TLAG, Twin Lakes Action Group, had...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 3, 2020

The story behind the place: Cottonwood Trail

The fur is about to fly. One place to see the faux June snow is the Cottonwood Trail, just south of Jay Road and east of the...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Video: Great Horned Owls in Twin Lakes

Dozens of great horned owls have made Gunbarrel's Twin Lakes their home for years. See Patricia Logan's video of the owlets...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Twin Lakes group asking for Open Space designation for neighborhood fields

The fields south of Twin Lakes Open Space are quietly doing their thing; growing green grass, hosting nests for meadowlarks,...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Twin Lakes owls had to find a new nest this spring

They were the unofficial, fuzzy, wide-eyed mascots of the fight to preserve the fields south of the Twin Lakes Open Space....

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 20, 2020

'The excruciating hour' and other adventures in online schooling for young kids

When historians write the history of the coronavirus pandemic, they might want to add this description of online learning...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 20, 2020

Safe housing for seniors gets more attention during pandemic

Three out of every four COVID-19 deaths in Boulder County have been in a long-term care facility. Each of the more than 40...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 13, 2020

Animals finding permanent homes as Longmont Humane Society slowly reopens

The day before the Longmont Humane Society re-opened on Saturday, there were a suspicious number of animals already on hold f...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 13, 2020

Left Hand Laurel - Diane Zimmermann

She howls, sews masks, plots to honor grads, helps kids learn, gets them moving, organizes the occasional birthday car-parade...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 6, 2020

Inspirational messages in a field of grass stop people in their tracks

The idea was hatched over dinner as Jeff and Cheryl DeLong sat out on their back deck in Niwot. Jeff said he thought it...

 
 By Patricia Logan    Business    May 6, 2020

Boulder County businesses are being advised on how to reopen

Many Boulder County businesses are just days away from reopening and there is a lot to learn. That's why Boulder County...

 

Graduates invited to join parade to celebrate their accomplishment

Make a float out of your car and come celebrate with a graduation parade. That's what a mom in Heatherwood is telling...

 

Some wear masks on the trail, others don't. Who is right?

I was walking my dog on the LoBo Trail through Niwot, wearing a homemade blue-cotton mask, when a group of three runners...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 29, 2020

The scramble for small business loans goes on

Timing and relationships have been key to the success of several local small businesses that received loans in the first...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 22, 2020

2nd Ave Hair says goodbye to Niwot after 24 years

The quiver in Nancy Armstrong's voice tells the story. She knows it's time. But she is still struggling with her choice to cl...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 15, 2020

Bees and their keepers are busy this time of year

It's tempting to start waging war on those early dandelions, but before you dig in, keep in mind that bees are counting on...

 

Flagstaff Academy principal wins leadership award

They call her Mama G., but students and teachers at Flagstaff Academy can now refer to their middle school principal as...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 8, 2020

The story behind the place: Neva Road

Head toward the mountains on Niwot Road and you'll run into a big zig north at 45th before you zag back west. It seems like...

 

Small businesses loans are a mix of hope and frustration

He was number 1,200 in the cue for the Small Business Administration helpline. Two and a half hours later, Michael Tomich...

 

A bear 'hunt' engages kids and connects the community

An unusual number of bears are showing up in local neighborhoods this spring. Desperate measures are being taken as families...

 

Locals answer the call to make face masks

Two pieces of blue-floral cotton, thread, elastic, experienced hands and a caring heart. That may be all that separates...

 

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