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Articles from the July 12, 2018 edition


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  • Boulder Rural Fire works with au pairs

    Jesse Murphy, [email protected]|Jul 12, 2018

    For the last seven years, Cultural Care Au Pair has partnered with the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District for fire safety training for au pairs working in the U.S. that is required by the state. In the late spring/early summer, to return the favor, local au pairs, who are young adults from other countries with childcare experience and a good command of the English language, gather to cook an international potluck dinner for the firefighters. Each au pair makes a dish that represents the au... Full story

  • Rock & Rails Volunteer of the Week: Marco Ramirez

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jul 12, 2018

    Gargoyle Marco Ramirez has both high-minded and pragmatic reasons for volunteering at Rock & Rails. For the Niwot High 10th-grader, helping collect waste at Whistle Stop Park is not only a great way to help the environment, it also helps to foster the town’s “community spirit.” Then there are the more tangible benefits. “If you’re a gargoyle, you get two free slices of pizza from Abo’s and a free drink,” he said. “It takes away a few hours of the day and you don’t have to...

  • Christmas comes early to the Niwot LID

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jul 12, 2018

    The Niwot LID Advisory Committee got a taste of winter at its July 3 meeting, and not just because it was a bracing 56 degrees in the conference room at the Mountain View Fire Station. Though Christmas is still half a year away, a twin bill of holiday-themed funding requests topped the evening’s agenda, giving the committee a preview of some changes in store for the traditional kick-off to the town’s holiday shopping season. Boulder County liaison Mark Ruzzin kicked off the meeting with a...

  • New Little Free Library in Niwot

    Kirk Stewart, Special to the Courier|Jul 12, 2018

    The Little Free Library at The Niwot Fire House Museum held its Grand Opening Wednesday, July 4 after Niwot's Independence Day parade. This Little Free Library is a model of the Fire House Museum building next to the Left Hand Grange. The library is officially registered (#60484) on Little Free Library's world map at www.littlefreelibrary.org. The newest library is provided and sponsored by the Niwot Historical Society (NHS). It was built and painted to match the historical society's Fire House... Full story