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Esperanza means hope

Colorado state minimum wage is $11.10 an hour. But by various exemptions provided by law, many agricultural workers make only $7.25 per hour. That might be enough during the long days of summer, but...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 25, 2019

Kamilla Macar - Left Hand Laurel

Retiree Kamilla Macar is anything but re-"tired." She's incredibly active, positive, outgoing, and caring. Each week, among the long list of other happenings keeping her busy, the 83 year-old will be...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 25, 2019

Capone is cooking up clean cuisines

For Gunbarrel's Mary Capone, food has always played a central role and much of her life has revolved around the heart of the home - the kitchen. The renditions of Capone have included starting a...

 

Doug Richards first in state in cyclocross

Doug Richards' cyclocross skills took him to first place in Colorado in the 60+ men's division on Nov. 24 and then on to the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Washington State where he...

 

Jeff & Paige Winter Performances at Gunbarrel Brewing Company

Looking for a winter outing that is fun for parents and children? Look no further than Gunbarrel Brewing Company. This treasured neighborhood brewery consistently hosts a bevy of year-round, community...

 

Rutherford joins Warren, Carlson & Moore LLC

Niwot's local law firm, Warren, Carlson & Moore LLC (WCM), is excited to introduce the community to their newest member of the team. Attorney Heather Rutherford has taken over much of the firm's...

 

Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms send holiday cheer to troops

During the first week of December, the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms packed and sent 25 boxes full of Christmas goodies to troops deployed overseas. Hattie Steege and her daughter Michelle added some fe...

 

Community Pet Spotlight-Iggy (Dec. 25)

Featured this week is Iggy, who resides in Niwot with companions Dawn and Jeff Server of Meadow Lake Honey. Writes Jeff, "Iggy the bee cat watches over his realm from his favorite warm spot near the...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    December 25, 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas for gardeners

To celebrate the season, sing along with me (with apologies to the original version of the carol). In the final days of Christmas, the garden calls to me: Twelve seeds-a-sprouting – In late winter,...

 

Niwot girls struggle in early weeks of the season

The Niwot girls basketball team fell to 1-5 after dropping the home-opener to Erie 62-25 on Dec. 19. Afterwards, a clearly frustrated Coach Terri Ward had just one thing to say about her team's...

 

Niwot boys stun Erie in home opener

It wasn't quite a Christmas miracle, but Niwot's upset win over the 10th-ranked Erie Tigers on Dec. 19 certainly had fans rejoicing. Led by senior guard Cooper Sheldon, four Cougars scored in...

 

Niwot alum starts company embracing individuality and discouraging bullies

Every year, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators holds contests for up and coming illustrators. In 2017, the Rocky Mountain Branch recognized then-Niwot High School senior Anya...

 

Ring in the New Year in the Left Hand Valley

Our community knows a thing or two about how to throw a party. We may be small, but we are lively, as seen by the turn out at each Rock & Rails, First Friday or Dancing Under the Stars event....

 

Lopez takes seventh at NCCT

Niwot's Jovani Lopez (far left) took seventh overall out of 35 competitors in the 285 lb. bracket at the Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament at the University of Northern Colorado on Dec. 21. It...

 

Codevilla honored at Coaches Invite

Niwot's Mary Codevilla was named the Athlete of the Meet at the Coaches Invite, held at the VMAC on Dec. 21. The sophomore All-American took first in the 100 meter breaststroke, with a time of 1...

 

Niwot Nifties share holiday cheer with Eagle Place residents

Earlier this month, members of the Niwot Nifties 4H Club created and delivered holiday gift bags for residents of the Eagle Place senior living community in Niwot. An annual tradition for the...

 

Student of the Week: Davita Bird

Davita Bird has always been interested in how things work, so at the suggestion of her mother, an engineer at Seagate, she started exploring the world of computer programming as a curious seventh...

 

Trooper Tips from the Colorado State Patrol

One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is sometimes a lot more pleasant than driving on a big highway, it can have its... Full story

 

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