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Articles from the May 23, 2018 edition


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  • William Sykes Yoh

    May 23, 2018

    William Sykes Yoh, age 100, joined his beloved Becky in heaven on Friday, May 11, 2018. He, and his twin brother Bob, were born in Eureka, Pennsylvania on Dec. 19, 1917 to Reverend Paul and Helen (Sykes) Yoh. He attended Ursinus College, his father’s alma mater, and during World War II, he served stateside in the US Army Air Corp. Bill married Rebecca Yard on May 8, 1944, in Milton, Pennsylvania, and resided in the Philadelphia area until 1983 when he and Becky made the old school house in N... Full story

  • Niwot girls claim silver at Class 4A track & field championships

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|May 23, 2018

    Neither rain, nor cold, nor Valor Christian could dampen the spirits of junior Maggie Smith and the Niwot girls 4x400M relay team on the gloomy final day of the 2018 Class 4A State track & field meet, held May 17-19 at Jeffco Stadium. With a time of 3 minutes, 55.64 seconds, Smith, Erika Timbang, Kelia Portis, and freshman Taylor James cruised to the state title in the mile relay, beating Valor by more than 1.5 seconds, and putting a bow on a impressive weekend that saw the Niwot girls score... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 23, 2018

    Alzheimer’s support group An Alzheimer’s support group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. This class is free and open to the public, no registration required. The events are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Niwot United Methodist Church, 7405 Lookout Road, Gunbarrel. Open House Boulder Rural Fire Rescue will be hosting an open house with fire engines, hoses, a bouncy castle, face painting and many demonstrations throughout the event, which is free and open to the public. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jun...

  • Niwot Youth Sports home run derby

    Bobbie Turner, Special to the Courier|May 23, 2018

    The Home Run Derby kicked off the Opening Weekend of Niwot Youth Sports baseball May 5. With the first clicks of the bats and the smell of fresh cut grass, the boys of summer have arrived. “We had a blast at the MLB Junior Home Run Derby last weekend,” organizer Bobby Turner said. “Niwot Youth Sports had good representation with the Cougars 13U team. Several boys had multiple home runs with the win going to Josh Lurie, a student at Altona Middle School.” “Josh has been a standout on the NYS Coug...

  • Editorial: Tariffs and unintended consequences

    Mary Wolbach Lopert, [email protected]|May 23, 2018

    …In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin – 1789 There is one thing I’ve learned in life – everything has a consequence. But it’s the unintended consequences that often catch us by surprise. Tariffs have been in the news lately. Simply put, (thank you Google) a tariff is “a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.” Tariffs are said to protect jobs and goods. If a tariff is placed on materials coming into the country, those materials, either finished or unfinished, w...

  • Rock & Rails is back — but no dogs

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|May 23, 2018

    The 13th-annual Rock & Rails summer concert series kicks off on June 7 and organizers are gearing up for another great summer of live music and family fun on Thursday nights at Whistlestop Park. Opening acts take the stage at 5 p.m., for an hour, followed by a headliner, with music resuming around 6:30. There is no charge for admission, and seating is “bring-your-own” on a first-come, first-serve basis. Leading things off this season is longtime local guitarist Dean Himes in the early show, foll...