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Articles from the March 30, 2022 edition

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 By Clare Voyant    Opinion    March 30, 2022

RTD unveils new eco-friendly transit system

With gas prices trending higher and expected to stay that way, the financially-troubled Regional Tribulation District (RTD) announced last week that it will eliminate bus routes between Longmont and...

 

Anarchy erupts in Niwot neighborhood

A group of extremists concerned about onerous parking regulations in Boulder County briefly seized a residential block in the Morton Heights neighborhood last week. Calling themselves FREE CAR Niwot,...

 
 By Warren Piece    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Rockin' Rails to feature rap and hip-hop

Organizers of the popular Rockin' Rails concert series announced that the new lineup will feature rap and hip-hop artists this summer. "The Sooper Bowl half-time show was so popular that we decided...

 

Whistle Stop Park may live up to historic name

Do you like Rock & Rails? Have you ever ridden the Winter Park Ski Train? A summer version of that train may be coming to Niwot on Thursday evenings for our town's summer concert series. The word...

 

Infrastructure law doling out money to pave subdivisions

Boulder County is at long last getting funds to pave orphaned subdivision roads. Money from the federal infrastructure law is being filtered through the county and distributed to individuals so they...

 
 By Warren Piece    Opinion    March 30, 2022

GUNI Trail established

Residents of Niwot and Gunbarrel, long overlooked by the powers that be in Longmont and Boulder, have begun to do something about it. The LOBO Trail, which reputedly runs from Longmont to Boulder and...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 30, 2022

Covid-19 Testing at the Boulder County Fairgrounds ends

The COVID-19 testing service at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is in the process of closing. The site ended its vaccine clinic on March 20, and the last day of testing operations are scheduled to be...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 30, 2022

Niwot residents nurture a trend toward hiring people with autism

Niwot's Casey Grothus is heading to California next month to give a presentation at the corporate headquarters of a major tech company in Silicon Valley. It's something he never imagined as a child...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 30, 2022

Left Hand Valley Courier: 25 years in the making

"Late November back in '96...' (to paraphrase an old Four Seasons song - December, 1963), seven of us got together to talk about creating a newspaper in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area. In alphabetical...

 
 By Maria Karagiais    News    March 30, 2022

Left Hand Laurel-Kate Head

Reading nightmarish news about the Ukraine crisis and doing nothing wasn't working for Kate Head, owner of Pebble Arts Jewelry. "Like everyone in the world, I was feeling helpless. The news was...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    March 30, 2022

Egg-cellent tradition to return to Niwot

Remember to bring your basket, because April 16, is the 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot Road. The event is organized and sponsored by the Niwot Group at Compass (Pat...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    March 30, 2022

New Northrop Grumman facility opens in Gunbarrel

On March 24, Northrop Grumman Corporation opened its newest facility in the Longbow Office Park in Gunbarrel with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility includes a radio frequency research lab,...

 

March book review: A Sea Change

Special thanks to the Inkberry Bookshop for recommending A Sea Change by local author Will Barnett. Something of note, Barnett wrote the novela as his high school senior project, and it was written,...

 
 By Vicki Maurer    News    March 30, 2022

LHVC: This was then

In celebration of 25 years, the Courier staff thought it would be fun to give a brief summary of articles from Volume 1, Issue Number 1 of the Left Hand Valley Courier, published April 1,...

 
 By Adrian Card    News    March 30, 2022

New survey documents Boulder County agricultural constraints

Farming and ranching in the urban interface has unique challenges and opportunities. Boulder County, with roughly one-third of its 740 square miles (157,000 acres of 470,000 acres) on the plains, is...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 30, 2022

Local Business Spotlight: Niwot Jewelry and Gifts

Whether you need a necklace clasp replaced, the pendulum on your great-great-grandfather's grandfather clock rehung, or are thinking of popping the question, Niwot's one-of-a-kind, full-service...

 

Photo of the Week (March 30)

On March 26, a wildfire erupted in southwest Boulder, near the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The fire quickly grew to nearly 200 acres, prompting the evacuation of 19,000 residents in the...

 

NHS students conduct food drive

Niwot High senior Tyler Atkins manned a table in front of Niwot Market on Sunday, March 27, collecting donations for the school's food pantry. Atkins and partner Sadie Connolly (not pictured)...

 

'Under the Marshall Stars'

From last month's issue of Niwot High's student newspaper, the Green + Black, comes this cartoon by Daniela Garcia titled "Under the Marshall Stars."...

 

Flagstaff Academy awarded Colorado 'Schools to Watch'

Flagstaff Academy's middle school is once again being recognized as a Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch by The Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE). Flagstaff is the only...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 30, 2022

Out in Leftfield

BASEBALL David Bote, son of longtime Niwot High baseball coach Bob Bote, was placed on the 60-day injured list by the Chicago Cubs on March 19 as he continues to recover from off-season shoulder...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Mya McGovern

Mya McGovern has always had a creative side, and, since coming to Niwot High as a freshman in 2020, she has been taking advantage of opportunities to develop it. So far, the sophomore has taken the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 30, 2022

Niwot set to introduce boys volleyball program in 2022-23

It took a little longer than expected, but Niwot will officially welcome boys volleyball as a varsity sport in the 2022-23 school year. The anticipated offering will mark the lone boys volleyball...

 

Trooper Tips: Blinker Etiquette

The blinker is the most misused item in a vehicle. It's a great tool to have when trying to communicate with fellow drivers. What an invention – a system that lets others know what you're thinking...

 

Iconic bike race returns to Boulder County

After a three-year absence, one of the most competitive bicycle races in Colorado is returning to Boulder County next month. Modeled after one of the world's oldest single-day cycling competitions,...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Sydney Rothstein

When Sydney Rothstein was six years old, her father started taking her to the late lamented Haystack Mountain golf course where, through a series of outrageous bets and parental indulgence, he didn't...

 

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