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Articles from the August 5, 2020 edition

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  • Lucky Pie Pizza says goodbye to Niwot after three years

    Kristen Arendt|Aug 5, 2020

    Saturday, July 25 marked the last day for Lucky Pie Pizza's Niwot restaurant location. The restaurant, located on the southeast corner of Niwot Road and 79th Street, offered Neapolitan-style pizzas, with an emphasis on local, organic ingredients. For three years, the pizzeria built a rotating menu around local offerings. Lucky Pie partnered with Colorado farms whenever possible for a menu that changed with the available local organic produce. In addition to their pizza, Lucky Pie offered a...

  • Fundraiser for the Family of Eddie Running Wolf

    Courier Staff|Aug 5, 2020

    Eddie Running Wolf , an artist who created the Native American tree sculptures in Niwot, passed away on Aug. 5 due to complications from a suspected case of COVID-19. He was 62. He leaves behind his wife Melissa and two sons, Calvin, 23, and Dustin, 21. A GoFundMe has been created to assist the family with medical and funeral expenses. Preston Cates, a family friend, is also holding a fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 9. Below is a letter from Cates to the community: To who this may address, One of my... Full story

  • Niwot artist handcrafts mugs for virtual Sunrise Stampede winners

    Emily Long|Aug 5, 2020

    The Sunrise Stampede is one of the many local events to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite everything, the 35th annual race will still be held this weekend on Aug 6-8, albeit virtually. While the participants will not be able to gather all together, one thing hasn't changed for the 2020 Sunrise Stampede: the awards. Local Niwot artist and craftsperson Mark Rossier is once again creating hand-thrown pottery mugs to give out to race winners and participants. The race managers, Alison...

  • 4-H Dog Project engages kids with dog Bingo and online training

    Patricia Logan|Aug 5, 2020

    Thank goodness for the dog. Throughout the whole coronavirus lockdown, school closing and restrictions, kids in the 4-H Dog Project had something positive to focus on. Leaders got creative with online teaching so that the kids could continue learning how to train and care for their dogs. This weekend, they'll get to show off what they learned at the Boulder County Fair, even if it won't be the event they envisioned when the year started. "She can go super fast, like a torpedo," said 10-year-old...

  • A teacher prepares for an uncertain school year

    Patricia Logan|Aug 5, 2020

    Editor's note: On Aug. 4, as this issue was about to go to press, St. Vrain Valley Schools announced that the 2020-21 school year will begin with "a 100 percent online-learning model for all students" at least through the end of September. When the bell rings and students settle into their desks in a couple of weeks, teachers will find themselves face-to-face with a lot of unknowns. The invisible threat of the coronavirus puts them in a tenuous position of trying to keep themselves, their...

  • Inkberry hosts book launch

    Hannah Stewart|Aug 5, 2020

    In 2018, Keith Walters and Gene Hayworth founded Inkberry Books, and it quickly became a local institution in Niwot. Not only does the store have a variety of books, including new and used titles across a number of genres, it also hosts a variety of events. Two years ago, Inkberry friend and author Kelly Daniels came to Niwot for a book reading of his novel. This year, Daniels is back and excited about promoting his newest work. "I think it's a great way to spend a Saturday evening," said...

  • Boys tennis, softball get CHSAA green light

    Jack Carlough|Aug 5, 2020

    On July 29, the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) announced that boys tennis and softball would join boys golf for the fall 2020 sports season. As of Aug. 2, other fall sports including football and volleyball are still awaiting a verdict. Softball and boys tennis are permitted to begin official practices on Aug. 10 with competition starting as soon as Aug. 13. Health and safety is a top priority and CHSAA has made significant modifications to each sport’s season. Per CHSAA, the softball season will be shortened from 23 to 1...

  • Study launched to improve Diagonal commute

    Lucy Haggard|Aug 5, 2020

    The State Highway 119 First and Final Mile Study, facilitated through transportation non-profit Commuting Solutions, is seeking input on how to make multimodal transportation more accessible to commuters along the Diagonal Highway. The study seeks to complement a Regional Transportation District study, finished in 2019, that considered Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as a way to improve commuter traffic along SH 119 ( RTD found that with projected increases in traffic along the highway,...

  • Community Pet Spotlight (Minni-Aug. 5)

    Aug 5, 2020

    Meet Minni-This sweet and social 11-year-old kitty will make a delightful roommate and companion! Minni is chatty and affectionate and loves to be involved with what is going on. Minni will likely do well with another cat as well as a polite dog in her new home. She is an outgoing girl that enjoys snuggling up with her people, though she prefers not to be picked-up and therefore is hoping to find a home with older children, please. If you'd like to learn more about Minni or would like to...

  • Letter to the Editor (Aug. 5)

    Aug 5, 2020

    To the editor: "Do you have your mask?" A phrase that, in the past, may have only been spoken to a costume-clad child dashing out the door, eager to begin his candy hunt. Or perhaps Bonnie may have said it to Clyde before carrying out one of their infamous heists. Yet today, it is as ubiquitous as, "Do you have your keys?" This small piece of cloth has become a necessity to all. One of our fabulous employees, Yayoi Ide, is helping supply masks to her community and those most in need. Since...

  • Niwot hoopster signs with Park University

    Jocelyn Rowley|Aug 5, 2020

    Kyle Reeves isn't quite sure how his recruiting videos ended up in the hands of the Park University men's basketball Coach Jason Kline, he's just glad they did. When the spread of coronavirus made recruiting a secondary concern for many college athletic programs across the country, the 6-foot, 4-inch Reeves thought the opportunities he fought so hard to earn on the court as a point guard for Niwot might be put on hold for another year. "Someone sent him my films, and he saw them and liked me, so...

  • Boys golf preview: Safety concerns remain ahead of 2020 season

    Jocelyn Rowley|Aug 5, 2020

    Amid the hubbub about the return to play plans for high school sports such as football and cross country, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) quietly gave boys golf the green light to start its season as scheduled during the first week of August. In an announcement dated July 25, CHSAA stated that golf is "able to be played under the current national, state, county and CHSAA health guidelines as they pertain to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," and, as such, plans for the 2020...

  • NHS students share thoughts on the upcoming school year

    Aleah Keppler|Aug 5, 2020

    Editor's Note: Covid-19 has made an impact on almost everyone in the Left Hand Valley, with the announcement of a new online learning schedule at Niwot High School. Students at Niwot are scheduled to complete all of their schoolwork online. This remote learning schedule will tentatively begin on August 18th and last until the end of September. While many are unsure of what the rest of the school year is going to look like, various students are not only worried about the quality of their...