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Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition

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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 tragic losses of homes, forest land and wildlife. That's why Rep. Joe...

 

Longmont's story unfolds in historical fiction

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Longmont when settlers first came 150 years ago? If your answer was yes, then look no further--former Courier reporter Amy Scanes-Wolfe has turned her...

 

February review: The Lizards of Palm Beach

I always enjoy partnering with Inkberry Books because I've received great recommendations with such interesting titles. This week, I had the pleasure to review Bruce McDougall's novel, The Lizards of...

 
 By Ben Berman    News    February 24, 2021

New Martian space probe is a joint achievement for the UAE and Colorado

After seven months of travel through 120 million miles of space, a small piece of Niwot is finally circling the Red Planet. Launched on July 19, 2020, the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) reached Martian o...

 

Talented Northridge Grizzlies roll past Niwot girls

The 7-1 Northridge Grizzlies girls basketball team came down to Niwot on Saturday, Feb. 20 to face the 0-8 Cougars. An upset in the 4A Longs Peak League did not occur as the Grizzlies defeated Niwot,...

 

Niwot boys still looking for first win of 2021

Like a loving parent who catches his child in a conspicuous lie, Niwot head coach Clayton Wittrock said that he was "disappointed" rather than frustrated after the Cougars' 57-51 home court loss to a...

 

Nemec records three falls at Severance quad

The wins are still hard to come by for the youthful Niwot wrestling team in 2021, but head coach Bobby Matthews sees promising signs amid the losses that should pay off down the road. "We're getting m...

 

Letter to the Editor (Feb. 24)

To the editor: What can you do about air pollution and the spread of COVID? Many people believe that since wood smoke is a natural substance, it is not harmful. However, smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces is a major part of today's air pollution...

 
 By Adrian Card    News    February 24, 2021

Boulder County 2021 Water Year: Dry forecasted

It seems the old Chinese adage (curse?), "May you be born in interesting times," continues to play on from 2020 into 2021. Atop Covid-19, business pivots from farmers markets and foodservice accounts...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    February 24, 2021

Spring lawn care

The warm weather ahead of the bitter cold snap had many people thinking of spring chores. The recent storms with their snowfall were a welcome drink for parched landscapes, and one of the first...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Forest, Feb. 24)

Meet Forest - Forest is a 2 year old Catahoula Mix. He is wonderful with people and other pups alike. Forest is incredibly smart and hilariously goofy! Who is able to resist a face like that? Forest...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Hayden Morford

Niwot boys basketball has had its share of drama over the past four seasons, but one moment in an unremarkable C-team game two years ago has always stayed with senior Hayden Morford, starting forward...

 

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