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Articles from the October 28, 2020 edition

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 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 28, 2020

Stern will be Niwot's first person to go to the stars

NASA released a statement on October 14 announcing planetary scientist and associate vice president of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Dr. Alan Stern, will be the first private sector scientist...

 

Not quite canceled: celebrating Halloween in 2020

There have been more tricks than treats in 2020, and among the former is the hobbling of many local Halloween traditions, such as Niwot's Great Pumpkin Party. For many area families, finding an...

 

Mountain View firefighters help with Cameron Peak Fire

His mom cries every time he heads toward the flames of a wildfire. "She acts like I'm going off to war," said Mountain View Fire Protection District Lt. Chris Queen, who has been a firefighter for 34...

 

Niwot Historical Society hosts lecture on the history of women's suffrage in Colorado

2020 marks the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed women the constitutional right to vote in the United States. However, this year does not mark the 100th year of women...

 

Proposition 117: Voter Approval Requirement for Creation of Certain Fee-Based Enterprises

It's important to stop and carefully consider a ballot proposition when both the opponents and the proponents agree that the ballot language is confusing. Thanks to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights...

 

Proposition 116: State Income Tax Rate Reduction

Based on population (5.691 million) and income data from 2018, 96.74% of Coloradans had a taxable income of $150,000 or less per year. That means that only 3.26% of the state's population made...

 
 By Emily Long    News    October 28, 2020

Jack's Solar Garden creates Artist on the Farm residency

For several months, artist Rachael Scala visited Jack's Solar Garden weekly to gain inspiration for a series of large scale multimedia sculptural pieces of art. Her process was time and resource...

 

NHS environmental club hosts first ever ribbon project to raise awareness ahead of election

In the past few years, Niwot High School's Environmental club has grown in size, but also in civic engagement. Previously, they have gone before the Boulder County commissioners about environmental...

 

Letter to the Editor (Oct. 28)

The CalWood and the Lefthand Canyon Fires have impacted our community. I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to those who have lost their homes and have been evacuated. I also want to thank our first responders who have stepped up to keep us... Full story

 

Fifth annual Colorado Pollinator Summit goes virtual

Earlier this summer I wrote about June being Colorado Pollinator Month. The City of Boulder celebrates Pollinator Appreciation Month in September. More and more people are becoming aware of the import...

 

Niwot rallies to help local firefighters

Last week, Renee and Bill McDermid of the Hampton Inn in Gunbarrel needed help feeding firefighters working on the CalWood and Left Hand Canyon fires, as many area restaurants were closed for dining....

 

TROOPER TIPS: Watch Your Lane

If you have spent anytime in the military, you have heard the term "Watch Your Lane." It means keeping your eye on your target on the rifle range. In the civilian world, I'm referring to the lane...

 

Niwot track standout commits to Stanford

Stanford University track and field has claimed another prize recruit from Niwot. Standout Taylor James has announced that she will be taking her prodigious talents to Palo Alto next fall, following...

 

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