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Articles from the November 11, 2020 edition

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  • Veteran's banner is a tribute to American Indians who served

    Patricia Logan|Nov 11, 2020

    Pvt. Joe Pacheco was a WWII soldier, a father, an American Indian and much more. His son, who shares his name, wanted to honor him for all those things, so he and his brothers got him a banner as part of the Niwot Veteran's Banner Project. "You don't see a lot of praise for those American Indians, no matter what tribe you're in, that had joined the service and fought for their country," Joe Pacheco said. "He, like everyone else, wanted to serve their country." Pvt. Pacheco didn't talk much...

  • Left Hand Animal Hospital offers free pet CPR class for first responders

    Kristen Arendt|Nov 11, 2020

    Veterinarian Dr. Crystal Conner has devoted her career to helping animals ever since graduating from CSU's veterinary school in 2007. In June 2016, she joined Niwot's Left Hand Animal Hospital after several years of working as an emergency veterinarian. Connor's work helping animals in the local community extended to a pet CPR training that she offered for first responders in Boulder County, a class that she has previously taught to firefighters and medics with the Mountain View Fire District...

  • Niwot celebrates Veterans Day a bit differently

    Hannah Stewart|Nov 11, 2020

    In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, all fighting as a result of World War I officially ended with the signing of an armistice with Germany. Since then, it has been a day around the world to remember those events and those who served. In 1954, various veterans' organizations within the United States banded together to have Armistice Day be renamed to Veterans Day. While Memorial Day honors those who died while in the military service.Veterans Day celebrates all who have...

  • Familiar Face – Jane Leland Langdon

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 11, 2020

    Jane Leland Langdon's art expresses what's in her heart - a genuine love for life and others. You've seen Langdon's oil and watercolor paintings in Niwot and Boulder County businesses and homes. She's the Niwotian you just can't help but notice because of her lovely large smile and easy laugh. I met Langdon years ago waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store where she struck up a conversation and I was thrilled that we continued to cross paths again and again. This Familiar Face column...

  • Boulder Country program brings local produce and education to child care centers

    Emily Long|Nov 11, 2020

    In Boulder County, a program called Farm to Early Care & Education (Farm to ECE) is helping change how some of our littlest citizens view new and strange fresh fruits and vegetables. The program, begun in 2015, serves the highest need and lowest income children across Boulder County by providing nutrition education and local produce to care centers for children from two-and-a-half to six years old. To qualify for the Farm to ECE program, child care centers must have some element of subsidized...

  • Art is brightening Niwot's coffee houses in November

    Deborah Cameron|Nov 11, 2020

    Coffee houses can unite communities together around a love of caffeine, conversation, and the arts. At the beginning of this month, Niwot's coffee houses welcomed two area visual artists to their walls. The Old Oak Coffee House is presenting work by mixed media artist Alicia Varga for its monthly showcase while Winot Coffee is displaying work by astrophotographer Jim Miller. The two installations couldn't be more different. Miller's photographs are colorful long-exposure shots that take views...

  • Niwot welcomes local dancers to celebrate cultural traditions

    Hannah Stewart|Nov 11, 2020

    In indigenous Mexican culture, death was never something to be necessarily feared; instead, it was seen as a part of life. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico in 1519, not only did they bring disease and violence, but they brought their own culture, namely religion. Over time, traditional indigenous rites were mixed with Catholic ones, similar to many other traditions world wide. The result is el Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, that takes place on Nov. 2; with Nov. 1 being e...

  • Going smaller: retail incubator launches in Niwot

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 11, 2020

    Luring new businesses to town has been an ongoing challenge for the Niwot Business Association, so they've decided to start growing their own. Last month, the group launched the Little Holiday Shops of Niwot, a new retail project to help fledgling entrepreneurs get off the ground. "We've been working on it for about a year," NBA member and project leader Leigh Suskin said about the initiative, which was set to debut in March 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our intention was...

  • Gunbarrel school plans expansion

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 11, 2020

    Citing a years-long increase in admission requests, an independent school for students with learning disabilities is seeking Boulder County's approval to add a classroom building to its one-acre campus in Gunbarrel. In an application filed with the county's Permitting and Planning Department, the Hillside School, located at 7415 Lookout Road in Gunbarrel, is requesting a modification of the site's existing development plan to allow for the construction of a 10,500 square-foot building that will...

  • Niwot pitching coach Colin York takes head job at Frederick

    Jack Carlough|Nov 11, 2020

    After spending two years as head coach of Niwot’s junior varsity baseball team and two years as NHS varsity pitching coach, Colin York’s Niwot reign came to a close in October as he accepted the head baseball coaching position at Frederick High School. “I am incredibly excited for him,” said Niwot head coach Adam Strah. “I think he's going to do a great job. I think he's ready.” York’s ability to be a rock for Niwot was one of his best attributes according to Strah. A constant and calm presence isn’t a bad trait to have in this chaotic year. ...

  • Prahl honored by Colorado Athletic Directors Association

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 11, 2020

    Niwot athletic director Joe Brown employed a bit of trickery to lure longtime Niwot athletics assistant Sue Prahl onto the field at halftime of the Oct. 29th Niwot-Lewis Palmer football game, where he surprised her with a presentation of the Colorado Athletic Directors Association's 2020 Award for Distinguished Service. Prahl's win was announced by CADA last April, but the award presentation had to be delayed due to the ongoing pandemic....

  • A friendly reminder about recycling

    Karen Copperberg|Nov 11, 2020

    Over the past few months, the free recycling containers located near the Niwot Loop Trailhead (79th St. & Highway 52) have been filled to overflowing with trash and other non-recyclable materials, which could lead to removal of the service by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division. The county has contracted with Western Disposal to empty and replace the containers at the Niwot Drop-Off Center three times per week- Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Western Disposal charges the county...

  • Community Pet Spotlight (Nov. 11)

    Nov 11, 2020

    Meet Miso This sweet and gentle four-year-old kitty loves people and will make a wonderful companion during the approaching cold winter nights. Miso is very affectionate and has a wonderful purr that she shares easily. Miso will likely do well with another kitty as well as a polite dog in her new home and would prefer a family with older children who will be able to appreciate her desire to get to know new friends slowly. To learn more about Miso or to make an appointment to come in for a visit...

  • Letter to the Editor (Nov. 11)

    Nov 11, 2020

    As the fires burn on we are faced with the reality of our world today. As we have felt the smoke collecting in our lungs, irritated eyes, difficulty to breath, and the inability to leave our houses, there is nobody that can say they haven’t experienced the first hand effects of manmade global warming. We must reflect and find the effort and will to fight for the health of our futures and the planet and assure our politicians and their policies do the same. One of the issues of the heart of the climate crisis and inside Boulder County is f... Full story