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Articles from the September 23, 2020 edition

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Wheel House bar and café opens on 2nd Avenue

On Sept. 17, as Niwot finally enjoyed the cooler temperatures of a late summer afternoon, the doors opened at The Wheel House bar and café at 101 2 nd Ave in Niwot. The new gathering spot is an exten...

 

COVID-19 strains mental health for many

Amidst the current global pandemic, physical health is often at the forefront of many people's minds. But one facet of health and wellness that people may be neglecting is their mental health. The Wor...

 

Hybrid learning approved for St. Vrain students

St. Vrain Valley School District students will soon be seeing each other, their teachers and staff again in person. Though being face-to-face will not be quite the same with everyone required to wear...

 

Fall into fun at upcoming Niwot events

Though most traditional fall events had to be shelved in 2020, autumnal-themed fun is still on the agenda in Niwot, courtesy of two brand new offerings from the Niwot Business Association. "In COVID t...

 

Dr. Patrick Kalenzi details Ugandan childhood in 'Tears Run Dry'

While this is not explicitly an Inkberry Book, it was a book recommended by one of the paper's readers. I've said before that I enjoy memoirs and expressed hope that I'd read more nonfiction, so I...

 

Standing up for feet

The first snowflakes of the season fell like confetti for skiers and other winter sport lovers; a signal that it's time to get gear and bodies in shape. As ski season approaches, a Niwot business...

 

Niwot farmer works to salvage flattened sorghum

The sorghum crop at the Diagonal and Niwot Road looks like someone having a bad hair day. Some of it is standing up, some sticks out sideways and the rest is flattened. Heavy wet snow combined with...

 
 By Adrian Card    News    September 23, 2020

Final call for 2020 local produce

It is a grand understatement to assert that life has been an interesting ride for 2020. Our food system and consumer behaviors during this time have made it through some challenging adjustments and st...

 

Election 2020: Proposition 118 - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

In 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with bipartisan support. Many have called the act historic since it allowed employees to better balance their work and...

 

Niwot alum releases new musical single

Love is fickle, love is kind, love "is a many splendored thing." The idea of "love" has been written about numerous times, in countless ways, and now Niwot High School alum Daniel Fiamengo is writing...

 

Flagstaff Academy Smart Start prepares the school for quarter two

The old adage advises that when life presents us with lemons, we should make lemonade! This positive attitude has certainly been the case at Flagstaff Academy, which has had a successful start to the...

 

Niwot tennis clinches 2020 Class 4A Region 5 title

We may be living through unprecedented times, but there was nothing new about Niwot's dominating performance at the 2020 Class 4A Region 5 championships on Sept. 18. Led by senior Neil Wilcox at No....

 

Niwot football seizes fall season

A lot of things had to go right for Niwot football to have a fall season, and somehow, they did. In early August, The Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) postponed football's fall...

 

Niwot softball loses heartbreaker to Berthoud

Back in mid-August, Niwot softball opened its season against Berthoud. It was not a competitive affair and the Cougars lost 15-0 in three innings. On Friday, Sept. 18, the two teams reconvened, this...

 

Cougar golfers pick up steam heading into regionals

The Niwot boys golf team learned some painful lessons about their short games at the final Longs Peak League event of the 2020 season, held at Thornton's Todd Creek Golf Course on Sept. 17. Bedeviled...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Lucca Fulkerson

Lucca Fulkerson didn't start her decorated cross country career at Niwot, but if everything goes according to plan, the speedy senior will be capping it off with the Cougars next month as they win...

 

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