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Articles from the January 2, 2019 edition

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  • It's A Laughing Matter: A Bucket Of Ash

    Mary Wolbach Lopert|Jan 2, 2019

    What is it about hair? If we listen to the ads, it’s just one more body part we need to feel overly self-conscious about. From the picture-perfect Breck Girls of the 40s and 50s to the Miss “If I have just one life, let me live it as a blonde” Clairol girls, to the poker straight hair of the 60s and the Afro of the 70s, hair is one of the root causes of why women are so dissatisfied with themselves. I know, because I’ve made most of these companies rich. As a child I whined, because I wanted Toni Jr. perm and Spoolies, while as a teenager I ran... Full story

  • Gunbarrel author Ellen Korman Mains to speak at Boulder Book Store

    Jocelyn Rowley|Jan 2, 2019

    Gunbarrel-based author and teacher Ellen Korman Mains will be appearing at the Boulder Book Store (1107 Pearl St.) on Jan. 10 for a discussion of her moving memoir, Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust. Published in October, Buried Rivers recounts Mains' melancholy childhood in Montreal as the daughter of Polish Holocaust survivors, and her later attempts as an adult to reclaim her Jewish family's interrupted history. It is also the story of her spiritual quest as a practicing... Full story

  • Zack Ackerman Is back

    Special to the Courier|Jan 2, 2019

    Zach Ackerman came back for the music. Ackerman, who suffered a debilitating brain injury as a result of complications from surgery in the summer of 2017, played trumpet in the Niwot High School Band. He also played football at NHS, and was active in scouting before his injury. As a sophomore, Ackerman also joined the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, playing trumpet for several community events. As a result of that experience, he joined the brass section of the Community Band as part of a brass quintet, performing Christmas... Full story

  • Obituary: Shannon Mae Rutherford

    Jan 2, 2019

    Shannon Mae Rutherford (Bennett) passed away on Dec. 2, 2018. She will be sorely missed by everyone who had the honor to know her. Her journey of life began in McCook, NE, on Sept. 25, 1981, born to father Kelly Bennett and mother Mellody Kehr. Shortly after birth, the family relocated to Colorado. In April of 1988, Vista, CA, became her home until the age of 16 when she moved back to Colorado in 1997. She continued her studies in high school and worked as a waitress for Rev. Taylor's and... Full story

  • What tripped up Treppeda's

    Vicky Dorvee|Jan 2, 2019

    After 22 years of business, Howard Treppeda’s namesake restaurant sits empty. Preparing and serving food is what Treppeda’s career has been all about. It’s what he trained for when he took classes at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and at the Culinary Institute of America. It was what he did when he worked at a café in Amsterdam, eateries in Massachusetts and New York, and as the head chef of a restaurant in Connecticut. Naturally, it was what he did after he transplanted from the East Coast to Colora... Full story

  • Familiar Face – Regina Sidoti

    Vicky Dorvee|Jan 2, 2019

    Serving food is what Regina Sidoti has been doing for as long as she can remember. Sidoti, 45, works at two restaurants in Niwot and a third restaurant in Longmont. You also can find her working concessions at Bronco games and other sporting events. Her can-do attitude and easy, outgoing smile are emblematic of her optimistic outlook. Sidoti is a very candid, genuine person who believes we all are more alike than not. She said, “There’s a little piece of you in every person.” That’s why it’s a... Full story

  • David Bote - now everybody knows his name

    Bruce Warren|Jan 2, 2019

    For players’ weekend, major league baseball allows players to put a nickname on the back of their jerseys. For David Bote, a Chicago Cubs infielder who spent his formative years on the baseball fields of Niwot , the choice was easy - “Boat.” For the few baseball fans who weren’t watching when Bote hit a 2-out, 2-strike, bottom of the ninth, grand slam, walk-off homerun to beat the Washington Nationals, 4-3, on national TV last August 12, the correct pronunciation of his last name is “Bo’-tee” wi... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor (01-02-19)

    Jan 2, 2019

    To The Editor: I read with interest the letter from Niwot commercial property owners on the bias shown by Boulder County land use staff on the 2nd Avenue development moratorium. They might also have questioned the seeming disinterest of County Commissioners in guiding the outcome. Niwot is subject to the whim and caprice of non-elected land use staff, many new on the scene due to high turnover. I have to laugh recalling a meeting at the Grange with Land Use Director Dale Case on the proposed local marijuana shop. Despite the County’s Special U... Full story

  • Local craft brewers taking wait and see approach to grocery store sales

    Jocelyn Rowley|Jan 2, 2019

    The most substantial update in more than a decade took effect in Colorado’s oft-lamented liquor laws on Jan. 1, 2019, when the sale of full-strength beer and wine was finally allowed in grocery and convenience stores statewide. Though welcome by most, especially chain retailers and mass-market brewers, the new law is largely regarded as a blow to independent liquor stores, who stand to lose a big chunk of their daily sales. Bridging the uneasy gap between the two are independent craft b... Full story

  • New aviation club takes off at Niwot

    Jocelyn Rowley|Jan 2, 2019

    For Niwot freshman Francis Bunting, flying isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifelong passion. So when he learned that his new school didn’t have an Aviation Club, he decided to take matters into his own hands. “My dad is a United pilot, and my grandfather before him was an Air Force pilot, so it runs in the blood,” he said. “I wanted to involve other kids who are passionate about the same thing. So, as soon as school started, I went to my math teacher, Ms. Rickley, and got a sponsor.” Bunting recru... Full story

  • Where in the world…? (1-02-19 issue)

    Nellie Nibnose|Jan 2, 2019

    Editor’s Note: We had one straggler from the Dec. 12 issue. Here’s what Laura Staisiunas wrote “Walking to Niwot Realty, of course!” Now for the first Where in the world…? for 2019. Baa, baa white sheep, Are you made of stone? Yes, I am. Yes, I am. But where’s my home? Go down LCCVth Street Look down the lane. Just ignore the ducks, Because they are a pain. You’ll have to really look, Since I’m to the east. But it won’t take long, To find this pretty beast....