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Articles from the June 9, 2018 edition

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  • Student of the Week: Rachel Clark

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jun 9, 2018

    When announcing that horn player Rachel Clark was the recipient of the 2018 John Philip Sousa Award at the Niwot’s band’s final performance of the year, director Wade Henricks told his audience that “high school programs are built around students like Rachel - they are pillars of the band that remain long after the student has graduated. I'll happily live in the house Rachel has helped build.” The John Philip Sousa Award is bestowed annually “in recognition of superior musicianship... Full story

  • Church looks into building habitat homes

    Jesse Murphy, [email protected]|Jun 9, 2018

    The Niwot United Methodist Church has been looking for ways to utilize some of their land on Lookout Road and Mt. Evans Place in Gunbarrel, and Habitat for Humanity homes have been considered. A meeting was held in late May to discuss the proposition with neighbors and members of the church. Some concerns raised during the meeting included impact on water and sewer services and local schools, construction time-line, lot sizes and potential for loss of the view. Dave Emerson with Habitat said that the process began as a way for the church to... Full story

  • Fly Away Home Décor ready to feather nests

    Vicky Dorvee, [email protected]|Jun 9, 2018

    When Niwotians Linda Vehrenkamp and Kathy Trauner met professionally, they instantly bonded as friends. For nearly 30 years they’ve continued their friendship as their lives unfolded; they met and married their husbands, changed careers, added children, and gave time to the community. Now they’ve decided to combine their talents and their kinship in a new business - Fly Away Home Decor. Last fall while driving home from an unsatisfying home décor-shopping trip, Vehrenkamp and Trauner...

  • Niwot’s La’Mar West honored with superintendent’s award

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jun 9, 2018

    Niwot High campus supervisor La’Mar West suspected something might be up when Principal Eric Rauschkolb invited him to an after school meeting with St. Vrain Superintendent Don Haddad last month, but he was absolutely “shell-shocked” when he found out that Haddad was there to present him with a Superintendent's Excellence in Education Award. “I had no idea it was coming,” he said. “I’m not one of those people who is big on awards or titles or anything, so the fact that I got it...