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Articles from the April 29, 2020 edition

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Words of hope in an unlikely place

As the struggle against the global coronavirus pandemic continues, a Niwot resident living near the LoBo Trail has left a larger-than-life message of hope for the community. Look for a new story...

 By Kristen Arendt    News    April 29, 2020

Virtual Boulder County Farmers Market: Fresh farm produce to go

With spring well under way, Boulder County's local farms are beginning their first round of harvests with lots of spinach and leafy greens as well as onions, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cucumbers...

 By Kristen Arendt    News    April 29, 2020

Familiar Faces: Alison, Seth and Bert Steele

Niwot Market has long been a staple of the Niwot community. But in recent weeks, with grocery stores and grocery store employees deemed essential during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, the market has...

 By Patricia Logan    News    April 29, 2020

Some wear masks on the trail, others don't. Who is right?

I was walking my dog on the LoBo Trail through Niwot, wearing a homemade blue-cotton mask, when a group of three runners came toward me. None wore masks. One coughed about 25 feet in front of me. I...

 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 29, 2020

Candidate Levy brings a wealth of experience to commissioner race

One Friday morning, Claire Levy sat in her basement, sewing masks for health care workers in Boulder County. She lives in district one of Boulder County and is currently running unopposed for its...

 By Patricia Logan    News    April 29, 2020

The scramble for small business loans goes on

Timing and relationships have been key to the success of several local small businesses that received loans in the first round of funding from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The $350...


Community Pet Spotlight (Al-April 29)

Meet Al - Al is thought to be a Norwegian Forest Cat, about seven years old. Al decided that he would live at Niwot Rental and Feed about five years ago, that they had a good thing going on. Two...


Cheryl Lynn Fassbinder

Cheryl "Cherie" Lynn (Ringdahl) Fassbinder, 64, of Longmont, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 in Florida. She was born to the late Robert E. Ringdahl of LaCrosse, Wis. and the late Janice... Full story


A Thank You To Niwot

As I was at home dealing with all of the aspects of the Covid19 experience, I was contacted by so many people from our community. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful. I want to thank the community for all of their support and true kindness they have... Full story


Death Notice

Gunbarrel resident Margaret “Margo” Tucker died April 20, 2020, at age 96. No service is planned at this time.... Full story

 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 29, 2020

April book review: 'The Inevitable Past' inevitably hard to put down

Inkberry Books has partnered with the Left Hand Valley Courier again to bring you a riveting historical fiction account of familial history that deals with ghosts, dreams, and even politics across...


Niwot High math teacher honored by district

The socially distant version of the annual Tribute to Teachers awards may have lacked the glamour of a gala, but that didn't make it any less special to Megan Schlagel, recipient of Niwot High's 2020...


Dorm life at CU Boulder in the age of coronavirus: 'It's really weird'

At the University of Colorado Boulder, campus has been a little quieter this spring with the March 11 announcement that in-person classes would be moved online. Five days later, CU recommended all students living in dormitories move back home. But...

 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    April 29, 2020

Niwot parking proposal moves ahead

The Niwot Business Association's application to develop up to a 50-space multimodal parking facility on vacant land between the BNSF railroad tracks and Murray Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, is...

 By Carol OMeara    News    April 29, 2020

Grow and Give offers free on-line vegetable course

Gardeners are good at sharing with others. We offer advice, give seeds and seedlings or leave zucchini on doorsteps of neighbors. In good or difficult times, gardeners rise to help with small...


Student-athlete of the Week: Milo Ostwald

Running in the hallways at school is usually grounds for a reprimand, but for speedy Niwot basketball forward Milo Ostwald, it resulted in an invitation to join the track team instead. Two years...


Graduation on hold until July for SVVSD seniors

To be sure, the local seniors in the class of 2020 are missing some notable high school rites of passage, but assuming Colorado's social distancing measures continue to ease through summer, a...


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