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Articles from the March 23, 2022 edition


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  • County tractor removed from Little Gaynor Lake

    Hannah Stewart|Mar 23, 2022

    Earlier this month, a piece of Boulder County earth moving equipment fell into Little Gaynor Lake, south of Oxford Road between 95th Street and Highway 287. Mike Foster, agricultural resources manager with the county, said that the county had installed equipment called "solar bees" in the lake to help reduce odor complaints; they do this by churning the lake water. Due to decreased water levels, these bees were no longer floating and instead stuck in the mud; as such, they needed to be removed....

  • Hillside School receives conditional approval for expansion

    Mary Wolbach Lopert|Mar 23, 2022

    On Wednesday, March 16, the Boulder County Planning Commission reviewed a revised Hillside School's proposed expansion application, submitted on Nov. 10, 2021. The Planning Commission approved the Community Planning and Permitting staff's determination that it met all applicable criteria for the Boulder County Land Use code for Special Review and recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) conditionally approve the application. The school described the purpose of the application,...

  • Safe Routes to School project resurrected in Morton Heights

    Jocelyn Rowley|Mar 23, 2022

    A road improvement project first proposed in 2017 is finally underway in Morton Heights, and, when completed later this year, will mean changes for motorists and pedestrians heading to Niwot Elementary. According to Boulder County public works engineer Dave Webster, Morton Heights Concrete and Safe Routes to School Project has been delayed by both design changes and the pandemic over the past several years, but is now on track to wrap-up this summer. "All improvements impacting access to the...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Mar 23, 2022

    It is with profound sadness and an incredibly heavy heart that I share with you the news that Cinder has crossed the rainbow bridge. Cinder was not my dog but was adopted on Jan. 16 and lost by his adopters when he bolted from their car without a leash. Our team of search and rescue volunteers had shared numerous posts all across social media and I had wanted to make sure those who had been following, those who had kept a watch out for him, those who expressed their deep concern for his...

  • Boulder County seeks community input on conceptual site plans for fairgrounds update

    Kristen Arendt|Mar 23, 2022

    Over the last 41 years, the Boulder County Fairgrounds has grown from a site singularly focused on hosting the Boulder County Fair to a multi-purpose venue supporting a wide variety of community events. While the fairgrounds is still home to the Boulder County Fair, it now hosts 1,500 annual events drawing over 400,000 visitors. It also operates as an evacuation center in times of disaster. Even as the use of the fairgrounds has dramatically increased in recent years, the facilities have not...

  • Local psychologist and counselor to speak at 2022 TEDxCU

    Hannah Stewart|Mar 23, 2022

    Upon losing her father in adolescence, Dr. Patti Ashley knew she wanted to be a counselor. Since then, she has earned degrees in special education, early childhood education and psychology. She has been a licensed, professional counselor since 2000 and in addition to developing courses for physicians, hospital wellness programs and others, she owns and operates Authenticity Architects. Next month, she will be bringing her 40 years of experience to the TEDxCU stage with her talk "Demystifying...

  • Time to wake up the garden, or is it?

    Deryn Davidson, Colorado State University Extension Boulder County|Mar 23, 2022

    Our clocks have sprung forward, longer days are upon us and warmer weather is on the horizon. Of course, we should be prepared to get blasted with more cold days and hopefully some snow, but we are well on our way to the spring gardening season. What does this look like for you and your outdoor spaces? Are you itching to get out and start clearing and cleaning up your garden beds in preparation for things to green up? If so, I can relate, but I'm here to say, don't do it! It's important to know...

  • Photo of the Week (March 23)

    Mar 23, 2022

    Just after sunrise on a frosty morning in Niwot, March 18, 2022...

  • Niwot's Marshall Fire fund grows

    Bruce Warren|Mar 23, 2022

    Deborah Read Fowler, NBA vice-president and chief architect of Niwot's Small Town/Big Heart fundraising effort to assist victims of the Marshall Fire, reported that the fund is now at $60,160.75 as of March 16. The Niwot Business Association's goal is to raise $100,000 from the Niwot community. Several Niwot businesses have hosted fundraising events, and students at Niwot High School have joined the effort. Donations are being administered by the Community Foundation for Boulder County, and so...

  • Niwot girls soccer holds off Skyline

    Jocelyn Rowley|Mar 23, 2022

    High school soccer in March is not known for its great weather or its top-notch play, and Niwot's home debut on March 16 against Skyline was a case in point-at least in the first half. Fortunately for those in the Cougars half of the stands, the home team was able to overcome the sluggish start, and eventually came away with a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Afterwards, third year head coach Jenna Machado explained that the youthful team has yet to find its identity, but the new dynamics are starting...

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