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Articles from the December 21, 2018 edition


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  • Obituary: Paul Kent Dorn

    Dec 21, 2018

    Paul Kent Dorn of Niwot, Colorado passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018. He was born on October 11, 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan. He had a love of gemology and genealogy. Paul was generous, gregarious, and also lived life with a flair. During his last stay at the hospital, a nurse looked up at a visitor waiting for Paul. Any other person visiting a patient may have been met with the question, "Are you a family member?" but Paul's nurse looked at the stranger and asked, "Are you Paul's jeweler?" The...

  • Young photographer’s future is in focus

    Dani Hemmat, [email protected]|Dec 21, 2018

    At 17, Josie Whitley is clearly focused on her goals, figuratively and literally. The Niwot High senior is already an accomplished photographer, and has her sights set on one day working for the most well-known publication in our country’s history. “Working for National Geographic,” said Whitley, “that’s my dream in life. It’s a big dream.” Whitley, who grew up in Niwot and Gunbarrel, is displaying her work on the walls at Winot Coffee Company through the end of December, and it doesn’t take... Full story

  • Student-Athlete of the Week: Kate Gallop

    Lindsey Cisneros, Special to The Courier|Dec 21, 2018

    High school senior Kate Gallop has been making a difference in the Dawson School community in more ways than one throughout her tenure at Dawson. She is a dedicated and high achieving student, an empathetic peer leader, and an instrumental player on the Dawson basketball team, as well as the talented soccer goalie on the Dawson 2018 2A State Championship soccer team. According to Gallop, her favorite part of playing sports at Dawson is the comradery and team aspect. She “loves seeing the team gr... Full story

  • Niwot runners ranked among nation’s best

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Dec 21, 2018

    It’s hard to top a state championship for drama, but the Niwot girls’ performance at the Nike Cross National Championships on Dec. 1 may have come close. Seeded 22nd of the 22 teams invited, the Cougars finished fifth overall on the day and cemented their status as one of the most surprising high school cross country teams of 2018. One person who wasn’t surprised was Niwot cross country head coach Kelly Christensen, who said that his team knew they were better than their last-place seed. “Afte...

  • St. Vrain Valley women share their wares and show they care

    Dani Hemmat, [email protected]|Dec 21, 2018

    Some enterprising St. Vrain Valley business owners and entrepreneurs are trying to make a regular habit of meeting up to support each other while helping St. Vrain Valley women in need. The women, who all live within the St. Vrain Valley School District boundaries, gathered together for a pop-up shopping event at Cave Girl Coffee in the Prospect neighborhood of Longmont on Dec. 13. Selling goods and services ranging from hand-crafted natural hand creams to autism-spectrum tutoring, the... Full story

  • Niwot LID Advisory Committee seeks candidates for upcoming vacancies

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Dec 21, 2018

    Boulder County is now accepting applications for two openings on the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory Committee, a nine-member independent board that “prioritizes expenditures of the LID sales tax revenue,” and makes recommendations to the county commissioners. The Niwot LID was formed in 1992 and authorized to collect a half-percent sales tax to pay for street, drainage and other improvements in Old Town. In 2007 following a successful Niwot effort to change state law, vot... Full story

  • Holiday traditions with evergreens

    Josh Morin, Special to the Courier|Dec 21, 2018

    December is here, nights are getting longer and the first official day of winter, Dec. 21, is right around the corner. The familiar sights and scents of evergreen plants are in the air, especially at the entryways and insides of our homes. Evergreen wreaths hanging on doors, Christmas trees strapped to the roofs of cars. This time of year is a great opportunity for many of us to connect with nature, whether it is appreciating the scent from a wreath of cut branches, pruning some branches off...