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Articles from the June 2, 2021 edition

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 By Patricia Logan    News    June 2, 2021

Heroic German shepherd was beloved by Niwot Elementary kids

He was 120 pounds of black and brown love at the end of the school day for kids at Niwot Elementary School. For the past two years Sully the German Shepherd would wait outside the school to pick up...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 2, 2021

Niwot brings back Dancing Under the Stars

The year 2019 saw the end of Boulder's iconic Dancing Under the Stars after 35 years of offering free summer dancing nights in the middle of town. That same year Catherine McHale, a member of the...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 2, 2021

Niwot Jewelry 25th + Pinocchios + Thistle and Ivy = Celebrations

When you hit a major business anniversary there's reason to celebrate. When owners open two businesses in the middle of a pandemic, there's a different reason to celebrate. Adding it all together...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 2, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Shana Oehmke

This month's recipient of the Left Hand Laurel is Shana Oehmke, uber-parent volunteer at Heatherwood Elementary School (HES). Living just three blocks away from the school for the last 15 years, the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 2, 2021

Rock & Rails 2021: Know before you go

Niwot's popular summer concert series Rock & Rails kicks off its 15th season on Thursday, June 3, with local duo Pacheco & Bower at 5 p.m. followed by headliner Mojomama at 6:30 p.m. Admission...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 2, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 13

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) began as a reaction to a regional shopping center proposed by an out-of-town developer in the early 1980s. The concept put forth was that the property kitty-corner from the IBM site on the Diagonal Highway would...

 

Rowley continues tradition of excellence in reporting

Congratulations to the Courier’s editor Jocelyn Rowley for her first-place win in the Colorado Press Association's  Better News Media Contest. Rowley’s Sept. 9, 2020, article “St. Vrain parents group seeks return to in-person...

 

Stop expanding the Urban Heat Island effect in Boulder

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect arises when natural environments are replaced with artificial surfaces such as concrete and buildings, which absorb solar radiation differently. When nature is built on, the benefits of natural evaporative cooling... Full story

 

Obituary: Cheryl "Cherie" Lynn (Ringdahl) Fassbinder, 64,

She was born to the late Robert E Ringdahl of LaCrosse, Wis. and the late Janice Ringdahl of Sarasota, Fla. on September 10, 1955 in LaCrosse, Wis. Cherie graduated from Central High School in 1973... Full story

 

'We were separated physically, but always connected in our hearts'

After a school year filled with upended routines, unprecedented challenges, and, above all, uncertainty, 270 students from Niwot High came together on May 29 to mark the end of their high school...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 2, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week: Micah Sheats

In his final stretch at Niwot High, the dreaded senioritis has eluded pitcher/outfielder Micah Sheats on the baseball diamond. His two-way talent shined on May 22 when he pitched a six-inning shutout...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Sky, June 2)

Meet Sky! Sky is a 3-year-old Blue Heeler mix. If you are familiar with the breed, you know that they are VERY smart and determined pups. Sky is very friendly with people and other dogs alike. He is...

 

To the Class of 2021

The following is text of Niwot High Student Council President Benjamin Goff's commencement address: In the years of 2002 or 2003, what would eventually be the Class of 2021 came into the world. We cam...

 

For IB valedictorian Kruse, math classes add up to success

Carter Kruse didn't set out to get the top grade point average in Niwot High's International Baccalaureate programme this year, but his penchant for hard work and precocious talent for advanced math m...

 

Valedictorian Isuani motivated by new perspectives

Not many high school students relish the idea of delivering an important speech in front of a large crowd of strangers, but Victoria Isuani isn't like many high school students. When the Niwot senior...

 

Niwot Salutatorian Isobel Tuck on graduating

When Niwot High School principal Eric Rauschkolb told senior Isobel Tuck she was salutatorian, it was a surprise. "I didn't expect it at all," she said. "It was a really big shock, but I was really...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Zoe Craven

Recent graduate Zoe Craven is the Arts Student of the Week. Writes her teacher Laura Collier: Zoe Craven is a very talented Visual Arts student. Her work is skillfully executed and well thought out....

 

'In a year where the world made it so hard to connect with each other, we managed to do just that...'

Eighth grade graduation is already a celebratory occasion, but for the 93 members of Flagstaff Academy's class of 2021, the May 26 ceremony was also one last chance to celebrate together, after being...

 

Niwot salutatorian Siddartha Bushan talks linguistics

Technical-minded Siddartha Bushan never gave much thought to his grades during his four years as a student in Niwot's competitive International Baccalaureate program, so he was mostly surprised but...

 

Salutatorian James Magee gets ready to take off for the great white north

By his own admission, Niwot class of 2021 salutatorian James Magee doesn't have the best sense of time management, but he managed to overcome that shortcoming in high school with a good mindset...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 2, 2021

Cougars fall to league foe Northridge

The Niwot girls soccer team faced its first test of the 2021 season when they traveled to Northridge for a match against the undefeated Grizzlies, one of the Cougars' opponents in the new Class 4A...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 2, 2021

Niwot girls escape with a win at Todd Creek

The Niwot girls golf team learned some painful lessons about their short games at the Longs Peak League event at Thornton's Todd Creek Golf Course on May 27. Bedeviled by lightning-fast greens and...

 

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