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Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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 By Courier Staff    News    August 26, 2020

"Save the Post Office" rally draws small crowd in Niwot

On Saturday, Aug. 22, about a dozen people gathered at the Niwot post office (150 Murray Street) to protest recent actions by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and "Trump Administration policies"...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Vandalism taken to a new level on Boulder County Open Space

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who vandalized two Boulder County Open Space properties last week where an estimated $100,000 of damage was done to utility vehicles,...

 

Boulder Country Club's COVID outbreak is officially over

Boulder Country Club has been moved to the list of resolved COVID-19 outbreaks by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE. The Gunbarrel club had six positive cases, including employees working in the restaurant and a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 26, 2020

Fall is a good time to foil garden fungus

I wish I were a painter. I think the immediate effects of that creative energy would be very rewarding. Sometimes that's what I pretend I'm doing when I garden, but in extreme slow motion, especially...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 26, 2020

Fire departments host virtual town halls about coming merger

By January 2021, two local fire districts will be merged into one. Mountain View Fire Rescue will absorb Rocky Mountain Fire District, with the combined district covering about 250 square miles,...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 26, 2020

Niwot grad starts super scooping business

They say that dogs are man's best friend, but everyone knows they can also be high maintenance friends. With the demand for cuddles and attention, dogs also come with responsibilities: grooming,...

 

Niwot softball falls to Roosevelt in home opener

A relentless Roosevelt RoughRiders offense spoiled Niwot softball's home opener by a score of 18-0 on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Cougars dropped to 0-3 on the young season and are still looking to hit...

 
 By Emily Long    News    August 26, 2020

Social distancing service opportunity at Jack's Solar Garden

Jack's Solar Garden met several milestones over the past few months. The experimental agrivoltaic farm and solar power plant in South Longmont on 95th Street is on track to start delivering power...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Sancho's van and food cart stolen

Thieves made off with a van and food cart from Sancho's in Gunbarrel and then drove it to Safeway in Longmont and shoplifted, according to owner Shawn Camden. He said the vehicle was parked behind...

 

Niwot cross country aims for repeat state titles

Fifth-year Niwot head coach Kelly Christensen is grateful that the 2020 high school cross country season is proceeding, even if in a modified form, but he was also quick to acknowledge that, like...

 

Niwot tennis speeds towards postseason

The Niwot boys tennis team opened the abbreviated 2020 season at a breakneck pace, winning four times in a week while going 27-1 in match play. But so far, the road to undefeated has been pretty...

 

Families, teachers navigate 'weird' first week of SVVSD online learning

Tens of thousands of students returned to school in St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) last week for what will undoubtedly be an unprecedented academic year. First graders through high school...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Sam Keronen

Captain Sam Keronen has one goal for his upcoming senior tennis season: win the elusive Class 4A state championship for Niwot. "I want to win it individually and I want to win as a team," he said. "I...

 

Local equestrian crowned grand champion

´╗┐Isabella Steiner, age 16, a junior at Niwot High School, is shown here jumping her horse Cool Toddy at the Summer in the Rockies show series at Colorado Horse Park. Steiner won grand champion of...

 

Get out and vote

If you have not yet done so, you have until Aug. 31 to vote for your favorite piece in the 2020 Why Not Niwot ? juried art show. The winner will receive a cash prize for the People's Choice Award....

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Romeo, Aug. 26)

Romeo-This polite and gentle four-year-old fellow is ready to join a forever family of his own. Romeo has an energy level that would be a great match for hikes in mountains as well as cuddling on the...

 

Not-So Plein Air in Niwot

On a sunny, but smoky day in August, plein air artists paint what they see at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Franklin Street. The artists were set up on the northeast corner near the now- shuttered...

 

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