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Articles from the November 20, 2019 edition

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  • Niwot enchants community with upcoming holiday event

    Hannah Stewart|Nov 20, 2019

    Cities and towns across the country and world ring in the yuletide season in numerous ways: parades of lights, tree lighting ceremonies, holiday craft bazaars, and more. Niwot will be joining in on this practice with the annual tradition, Enchanted Evening. Scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29, the community will come together to celebrate the holidays--there will be musical groups throughout Old Town and Cottonwood Square; local crafters; an ice sculpture demonstration; holiday window contest voting;...

  • Annual Niwot Thai gift sale to help children's home

    Hannah Stewart|Nov 20, 2019

    In 2011, Heather McCarthy and her daughter joined a friend on a trip to Thailand aimed at helping local children there. Overwhelmed by the love and gratitude from those she helped, she was inspired to do more. Her need to serve this community resulted in McCarthy and a few peers starting Charities Within Reach (CWR) and opened up the Promise Home in northern Thailand. What is unique about CWR is the organization is not supported by any major corporation. It is a self-identified grassroots group...

  • New Boulder County Administrator position announced

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 20, 2019

    As of Jan. 14, 2020, the Board of the Boulder County Commissioners will be slotting in a new staff member between themselves and many county departments. The new county administrator role will be filled by Jana Petersen, the current head of Boulder County’s Administrative Services Department. In a letter addressed to Boulder County employees dated Nov. 6, the three-member board of the Boulder County Commissioners stated, “After much discussion over the past year with our leadership staff and with the help of a team of organizational con...

  • Spirit Elk reappears

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 20, 2019

    After a two-month absence, the female elk has returned to the Schultz Family Farm on Hwy. 287 and Oxford Rd. Sometimes she's in the field with Calvin and Chester, the oxen, and other times she hops in with the chickens, goats, sheep or pigs. This is the third guest stay for what farmer Glen Schultz calls the Spirit Elk. He credits the work done on regenerating the farm soil for her love of the land. She comes and goes as she pleases and she partakes of feed available to the oxen. What's...

  • High Altitude Archery offers archers diverse opportunities

    Amy Scanes-Wolfe|Nov 20, 2019

    There is probably only one place in Longmont you can shoot arrows at a dinosaur. High Altitude Archery. And though this archery school allows you to choose between many three dimensional targets-deer, leopard, crow, alligator, and jackalope, among others-hunting is a minor emphasis. According to staff-member "Coach Bob," the school seeks to create "more of an instructional, classroom environment." It prides itself on family-friendly atmosphere with knowledgeable instructors and space to learn....

  • Gunbarrel Dental Center practitioners earn prestigious awards

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 20, 2019

    Following hundreds of hours of continuing education and hands-on courses, and successfully passing rigorous exams, Gunbarrel's Dr. Gerald Savory, DDS, was awarded his Mastership Award and the new owner of the dental practice, Dr. Rachel Barone, DDS, was awarded her Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Savory is the founder of Gunbarrel Dental Center. Less than 2% of general dentists in the United States and Canada have the distinction of earning a Mastership Award and...

  • Seven Niwot athletes sign early letters of intent

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 20, 2019

    It was another crowded National Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Niwot, as seven athletes made official commitments to collegiate programs on Nov. 13. Lexi Crow, Black Hills State University Lexi Crow's collegiate soccer ambitions may be taking her away from Colorado, but the picturesque campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. will be like home away from home, according to the Cougar midfielder. "There's going to be mountains there, and open spaces, and it's green, so it's...

  • Death investigation in Niwot

    Nov 20, 2019

    On Nov. 12, Boulder County Sheriff officers and Mountain View Fire Protection personnel were called to investigate a death at Countryside Condominiums, located off of Countryside Drive just south of Cottonwood Square in Niwot. Personnel responding to the scene found a deceased male in a car, later identified as Niwot resident Kelcey Clarke, 51. The Boulder County Coroner later performed an autopsy, but the cause and manner of death have not yet been released....

  • Community Pet Spotlight (Missy, Nov. 20)

    Nov 20, 2019

    Meet Missy, a "well-behaved" two-year old cat who lives in Gunbarrel with companion Mabel Stewart. Writes Mable: "She is curious, and always needs to be apprised of what I'm reading or writing. She is easily distracted though; here, a sound outdoors draws her attention before I can capture a snapshot of her facing the camera. We're just enjoying a lazy afternoon in Gunbarrel. She's an indoor cat but has lots of open-aired windows to keep abreast of what the squirrels, birds, and butterflies are...