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Articles from the July 22, 2020 edition

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Families can finally connect in person at senior communities

Shirley Olson walks out of the Hover Community Assisted Living Resident, a vision in blue. The 93-year-old is wearing a vest that matches the sky. Dark blue mountains and yellow stars decorate the...

 

Ready for takeoff

On July 18, Niwot resident David A. Bruce captured this photo of a juvenile red tailed hawk as it prepared for flight. Bruce and his family have counted the hawk's parents among its neighbors for the...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    July 22, 2020

Tom Smathers says goodbye to Niwot Abo's Pizza after 24 years

If you have had a pizza from Abo's Pizza in Niwot in the last 24 years and 20 days, you owe some thanks to Tom Smathers. Smathers, or "Big Tom" as he is known locally, has been the long-time owner of...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Niwot's Codevilla among nation's best swimmers

Niwot High School girls swim coach Sarah Stamp has run out of superlatives for her top swimmer, Mary Codevilla, who appears on the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association 2019-2020...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 22, 2020

Boulder primary results are on schedule

It has been about three weeks since the primary elections in Boulder County. This election, 55% of Boulder County residents came out to vote. While this may seem like an impressive number-and it is...

 

Niwot High School Booster Club plans wellness initiative

At Niwot High School, there are two parent groups that aim to support students--the Niwot High School Education Foundation and the Niwot High School Boosters, Inc., which supports all athletic teams...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Story behind the place: Ritz Field

Niwot Youth Sports baseball was thriving in the 1990s and was in desperate need of additional fields for its over 500 ballplayers. NYS was limited to local school fields and borrowed land for much of...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

After 11 years, Niwot girls swim head coach Sarah Stamp retires

Eleven years and a slew of accomplishments later, Niwot girls swimming head coach Sarah Stamp is calling it quits. "It was just time to step away and focus on my full time job and my family," she...

 
 By Kate Missett    Opinion    July 22, 2020

A most magical occurrence

In May, a most magical occurrence was in the cards for me, but I had no way to see it coming. When I moved to Colorado, I lost the phone service I used to have in Wyoming and I'd been trying like...

 
 By Emily Long    News    July 22, 2020

Trying to find local food this summer?

The local food scene in the Left Hand Valley is normally thriving in the summer. Things are more complicated this year. In the past, farmers could depend on connecting directly with their customers...

 
 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 22, 2020

Niwot United Methodist welcomes new pastor

The Niwot United Methodist Church welcomed a new pastor earlier this month in Rev. Emily Kintzel, a Colorado native and experienced clergy member. She replaces Rev. Walter "Skip" Strickland, who came...

 

The 'Move Over' law just added a little more to it

On Nov. 26, 2016 my friend Trooper Cody Donahue was killed by a truck that failed to move over while he was investigating a crash. This is a story we hear all too often. Prior to that crash, there...

 

Crayons to Calculators helps local students prepare for learning in the classroom or at a distance

Since 2005, the nonprofit Crayons to Calculators (C2C) program has had a simple mission: to provide local students with the supplies they need to start the school year successfully. Created by a...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 22, 2020

Niwot Children's Park Clean-up Day

Now that Niwot Children's Park has reopened, albeit on a limited basis - no more than 25 people in the park at one time, no more than 10 people in any one group - Niwot resident Elizabeth Wright has...

 

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