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Articles from the May 27, 2020 edition

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 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Video: Great Horned Owls in Twin Lakes

Dozens of great horned owls have made Gunbarrel's Twin Lakes their home for years. See Patricia Logan's video of the owlets from 2018, then read more about the collapse of a prime nesting tree in the...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 27, 2020

Proposed development near Celestial Seasonings raises questions for Gunbarrel residents

In 1969, Mo Siegel made his first herbal blend that would eventually launch his career in the tea industry. Celestial Seasonings was born, and it wasn't long before its one and only factory was built...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    May 27, 2020

Responsible summer recreation: know before you go

In most years, Memorial Day marks summer rolling into full-swing on the Front Range. But this year, the three-day weekend undoubtedly was quite different locally with no Bolder Boulder, less long...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 27, 2020

Athletics remain outlawed in SVVSD through June

Despite the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s move to allow school districts to make their own decision regarding extracurriculars as of June 1, the St. Vrain Valley School District will...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Twin Lakes group asking for Open Space designation for neighborhood fields

The fields south of Twin Lakes Open Space are quietly doing their thing; growing green grass, hosting nests for meadowlarks, supporting voles and mice and the things that eat them, such as raptors and...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    May 27, 2020

Gunbarrel 11-year-old is the talk of the town

Staying occupied has been a challenge for many during quarantine, but not for 11-year-old Simon in Gunbarrel. Simon has remained productive by writing and distributing a newsletter for his...

 
 By Emily Long    News    May 27, 2020

Black Cat Farm experiments with organic pasture cropping

According to Eric Skokan, owner of Black Cat Farm, one of the best resources Boulder County has to offer "is the total quantity of agriculture geeks we have here." This summer, Black Cat Farm is...

 

Torres awarded Pursuit for Education scholarship

Each spring, the Niwot High School Education Foundation awards the Pursuit for Education scholarship to honor "motivated students who recognize the power and impact of post-secondary education," and...

 

ALLAN J. GJOVIG

Allan J. Gjovig, 82, of Niwot, Colo., passed away in his sleep on Friday May 1, 2020, at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont. Al was born May 24, 1937 in Canby, Minn., to the late Herman and Esther... Full story

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Twin Lakes owls had to find a new nest this spring

They were the unofficial, fuzzy, wide-eyed mascots of the fight to preserve the fields south of the Twin Lakes Open Space. But the hollow cottonwood that hosted great horned owls nearly every spring,...

 

Niwot Tavern hosts musical fundraiser

There was much excitement in Niwot over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. In addition to many joyous graduation celebrations and a socially distanced jazz concert at Inkberry Books, there was also a m...

 

Class of 2020 cruises through Niwot

It might not have had much pomp and circumstance, but spirits were high on Friday, May 22 as Niwot High seniors and their families took to their cars to celebrate what would have been the Class of...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Teddy Bear, May 27)

Meet Teddy Bear. He is an 8 year old Samoyed mix, from Oklahoma, via a rescue organization in Lakewood. Teddy Bear is a "cancer survivor." He is a super calm, sweet boy who loves his walks and his...

 

Niwot High senior athlete spotlight

This week we are highlighting seniors from the Niwot boys track and girls soccer teams. Boys Track Harrison Bartlett, Sprints...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 27, 2020

Student-athlete of the Week: Jack Kenkel

As an IB student and multi-sport athlete at Niwot, senior Jack Kenkel didn't choose the path of least resistance in high school, but the Princeton University-bound runner wouldn't have had it any othe...

 

Drive-thru graduation celebrates Flagstaff Academy Class of 2020

When SVVSD canceled in-person learning and activities for the remainder of the 19-20 school year, administrators at Flagstaff Academy leapt into action. If the school couldn't hold a traditional...

 

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