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 By Patricia Logan    News    June 16, 2021

New eats and a sleek new building at Boulder Reservoir

A new restaurant is dipping its toes into the dining waters at Boulder Reservoir. Driftwind opened with concessions on June 5...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 2, 2021

Heroic German shepherd was beloved by Niwot Elementary kids

He was 120 pounds of black and brown love at the end of the school day for kids at Niwot Elementary School. For the past two...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 26, 2021

Peep. It's baby bird season at Greenwood Wildlife Rehab Center

I scooped up some scrap hay at a barn where I kept my horse and noticed a dark spot in the midst of the pale green. Between...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 19, 2021

"Tough decision" to remove towering cottonwood

Cottonwood Square in Niwot is about to have one less cottonwood tree. Boulder County Public Works is planning to cut down a...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 12, 2021

Local bobcats create a stir

Bobcats have become a regular feature on the Nextdoor social media platform. Several people have recently posted photos and...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 5, 2021

Veggies and flowers bloom at local farm collective

Pink tulips and crisp lettuce are signs of spring at the new Treehouse Farm Collective a few miles northwest of Niwot. The...

 

Pandemic adds movie magic to NHS musical theater

The "Little Shop of Horrors" has been a big place of opportunity for performers at Niwot High this spring. Students are...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 28, 2021

West side of Twin Lakes to be closed for repairs

The south end of the West Twin Lakes Trail in Gunbarrel will close for up to three weeks for emergency stabilization of a...

 

SVVSD honors its Teachers of the Year

Niwot Elementary's Jessica Easley says she has an amazing job. Her passion for teaching and dedication to her students...

 

Niwot High senior makes virtual music globally

It's not every teen who can find an emergency bandmate in their house, let alone one who can play Zimbabwean music. When...

 

SVVSD Teacher of the Year finalists stepped up in new ways

It's always a great honor to be named a finalist for Teacher of the Year, but this year's group earned recognition in a...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 14, 2021

"Remarkable" spikes in air pollution in northern Colorado this year

Air pollutants east of Longmont were recently measured at the highest ever seen by a scientist with 40 years experience in...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 14, 2021

Niwot knitters make nesting baskets for orphaned wildlife

Life may have started out a little sad for orphaned baby squirrels at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, but they...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 24, 2021

Local farmers get sustainability grants to improve soil and food production

It's all about the dirt. Improving the soil improves the plants, improves the yield, improves the quality and amount of local...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 17, 2021

Cottontail Trail repairs and closures begin this week

Repairs on the Cottontail Trail in Gunbarrel could begin this week, causing a temporary closure to two sections of the...

 

One last race and a lot of great memories for talented Niwot High skier

It wasn't the final run that Niwot High School senior Emily Creek dreamed of, but she's grateful she got to be part of a...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 3, 2021

Compost facility application may be withdrawn to review cost and impacts

Nancy Davis thought a conservation easement meant the land was protected from development. So when she and her husband...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 3, 2021

Left Hand Laurel - Lydia Moy

School volunteer Lydia Moy looks at every opportunity and raises it up a notch. "Your job is not to do 10,000 cutout...

 

Devastating 2020 wildfire season inspires listening and legislation

No one wants to go through another fire season like 2020 with months of dangerous air quality, eerie smoke, raining ash and...

 

Niwot Rental and Feed 'Rolling' with times for 40 years

There aren't many places where you can pick up a bag of birdseed, a bale of alfalfa, rent a Bobcat, buy a plush dog toy and...

 

Lessons from a dog fight

It's been more than two weeks since my neighbors' dog got out, and made a beeline toward me and my dog as we walked down our...

 

Flood-prone trail in Gunbarrel to be fixed

A Gunbarrel trail that washes out nearly every year will get a permanent fix this spring. Boulder County Commissioners...

 

Ivy & Thistle hair salon mixes luxury with a small town feel

It started with putting barrettes in her cat's fur when she was three years old. Liz Edge always knew she wanted to work as...

 

Information and vaccines are slow to come

The time window is open, but details have been scarce on how people 70 and over can register and get the COVID-19 vaccine....

 

Historic farm pieced back together as open space

For more than a century Charlie Stromquist and his ancestors farmed 175 acres northeast of Niwot. Extended family had 405...

 

Biden offers inspiration to those who stutter

A local teen who stutters and his speech therapist have an extra reason to watch Joe Biden give his inauguration speech next...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    January 6, 2021

Dinner in a snow globe is an alternative reality for eating out

Technically, there wasn't a special occasion, but it felt like one. Just going to dinner at a restaurant felt like...

 

Messaging campaign targets critical gaps in COVID-19 workplace practices

Marta Venezuela Moreno is like Santa Claus on a mission, her arms full of clear plastic bags containing goodies she's giving...

 

Affordable housing project in Gunbarrel raises trust issues with city planners

Boulder Housing Partners is now free to close a real estate deal to buy a property for an affordable housing project in...

 

Task force gives voice to those most impacted by pandemic

Those hit hardest by the pandemic are not often the most vocal, the most visible. A group of eleven people from...

 

The 'Niwot Buffer' likely to grow with new Open Space purchase

A 40-acre property west of Niwot has been eyed by Boulder County for years, prized for its views along the Diagonal Highway a...

 

An ancient poem and modern photos come together in a coffee table book

It is hard to find such a wide variety of interests and talents in one person, let alone see them all come together in one...

 

Vitamin D and other immune boosters may help fight off COVID-19

Chances of getting COVID-19 are as high, or higher, than they've ever been during the pandemic, but there are simple steps...

 

Veteran's banner is a tribute to American Indians who served

Pvt. Joe Pacheco was a WWII soldier, a father, an American Indian and much more. His son, who shares his name, wanted to...

 

A veteran's banner inspires a living legacy of devotion to family

When Karen Quinn took her grandson to look at the veteran's banners in Niwot, she didn't know how he would respond. Her grand...

 

A Colorful Halloween

A recycled crayon looks more like candy to a child at a demonstration at Inkberry Books in Niwot on Saturday. Most regular...

 

Mountain View firefighters help with Cameron Peak Fire

His mom cries every time he heads toward the flames of a wildfire. "She acts like I'm going off to war," said Mountain View...

 

Visiting the Sand Creek Massacre site is challenging but worthwhile

History can be learned from books and films and lectures, but a deeper layer of understanding comes from being in the place...

 

COVID survivors are vital to science and a brighter future

The spike in COVID-19 cases tied to the University of Colorado last month is troubling, but those who have recovered have the...

 

Get the shot, not the flu, especially this year

Locals seem to be heeding the fervent advice of health experts to get a flu shot this year. The King Soopers pharmacy in...

 

Parents urged to prepare students for back-to-school anxiety

Things will look different when St. Vrain Valley School District students step into the classroom next week for the first...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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