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Decreased COVID restrictions might not bring big changes

The addition of the "purple" on the COVID dial last November made the six color levels more like stepping stones between...

 

Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Locations

Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Locations COVID-19 vaccinations are being provided to those eligible at...

 

To mask or not to mask while using public trails

When COVID first appeared on the public radar last year, there was a lot of inconsistent information around masks, social...

 

Information and vaccines are slow to come

The time window is open, but details have been scarce on how people 70 and over can register and get the COVID-19 vaccine....

 

Beating the odds: one woman's story of surviving coronavirus

On June 11, 2020, a beautiful flower bloomed somewhere in Japan. That same day in Colorado, Gunbarrel resident Beniko Olsen...

 

When will I be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

On Dec. 30, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that residents aged 70 and older will be...

 

Receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

I started to write this article to soothe my nerves, as I sat in my car just prior to my COVID-19 vaccine appointment. I was...

 

Messaging campaign targets critical gaps in COVID-19 workplace practices

Marta Venezuela Moreno is like Santa Claus on a mission, her arms full of clear plastic bags containing goodies she's giving...

 

Task force gives voice to those most impacted by pandemic

Those hit hardest by the pandemic are not often the most vocal, the most visible. A group of eleven people from...

 

Local hospitals try to keep up with COVID-19 while prepping for vaccines

The bad news is that more people than ever are in Boulder County hospitals with COVID-19; the good news is that patients have a better chance of avoiding the most serious or...

 

Vitamin D and other immune boosters may help fight off COVID-19

Chances of getting COVID-19 are as high, or higher, than they've ever been during the pandemic, but there are simple steps...

 

COVID survivors are vital to science and a brighter future

The spike in COVID-19 cases tied to the University of Colorado last month is troubling, but those who have recovered have the...

 

Navigating ambiguous loss, grief, and mourning during COVID-19

Do you feel frazzled, irritable, preoccupied, angry, reactive, or just plain tired? Christine Ruth, M.Div., MS, LMFT, owner...

 

Get the shot, not the flu, especially this year

Locals seem to be heeding the fervent advice of health experts to get a flu shot this year. The King Soopers pharmacy in...

 

COVID-19 strains mental health for many

Amidst the current global pandemic, physical health is often at the forefront of many people's minds. But one facet of health...

 

Boulder Country Club's COVID outbreak is officially over

Boulder Country Club has been moved to the list of resolved COVID-19 outbreaks by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE. The Gunbarrel club had six...

 

4-H Dog Project engages kids with dog Bingo and online training

Thank goodness for the dog. Throughout the whole coronavirus lockdown, school closing and restrictions, kids in the 4-H Dog P...

 

Schools rely on Boulder County Health for reopening decisions

St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) is leaning heavily on science and medical experts as it finalizes back-to-school plans during the coronavirus pandemic. Health...

 

Families can finally connect in person at senior communities

Shirley Olson walks out of the Hover Community Assisted Living Resident, a vision in blue. The 93-year-old is wearing a vest...

 

Niwot entrepreneur pivots his medical business to supply PPE

The market for personal protective equipment, or PPE, operates like the Wild West, as Niwot entrepreneur Dave Rechberger...

 

Boulder Country Club reopens food service after four COVID cases

Food is being served again on the patio of Boulder Country Club. The club's restaurant closed for about 11 days at the end...

 

Students and families digest school district plans for fall

It's not the school year that parents and students would like, but at least it's better than last spring. That's how several...

 

Counting votes in a pandemic is an even more deliberate process

Counting votes is a careful process to start with, but in a pandemic there is more than politics at stake. Health concerns ov...

 

Summer travel is off to a slow start for local inns and Airbnbs

The fireplace in the great room is cold. The chatter of afternoon cheese and crackers get-togethers has been silenced. "It's...

 

Playgrounds and other recreational sites can open with limits

The swings at Lefthand Valley Grange Park in Niwot remain still except for the occasional gust of wind. Yellow caution tape p...

 

A COVID-19 Odyssey

When longtime Gunbarrel resident Lori Highfill left Colorado on Saturday, March 14, for a week's vacation in her home state...

 

Back to business? Local restaurants navigate new state regulations

When the state of Colorado issued its Safer at Home” guidelines allowing in-person dining at restaurants last week, Edward...

 

Niwot Historical Society calls on Niwot community to help preserve local COVID-19 history

Though difficult to comprehend in our current environment, the events of COVID-19 mark an unprecedented moment in our shared...

 

Coronavirus affects Boulder County's Latinx community differently

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, lay people and experts alike have said that this is a virus that does not discr...

 
 By Adrian Card    COVID-19    May 13, 2020

Food systems and priorities in the time of COVID-19

Eating at home more lately? You are not alone. Consumer food demand has pivoted abruptly over the past two months from about...

 

Some wear masks on the trail, others don't. Who is right?

I was walking my dog on the LoBo Trail through Niwot, wearing a homemade blue-cotton mask, when a group of three runners...

 

Stimulus scams target elderly

In an increasingly digital age, when it's easier than ever to connect with millions of people, it has also become easier to...

 

Living in a New World

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit not only the United States, but the entire world, I know that it is a...

 

Financial planning is more than just money, it's also a mindset

In light of social distancing, numerous businesses have limited operations or closed entirely. However, this means more than...

 
 By Emily Long    COVID-19    April 8, 2020

Tired of Netflix? These local creators are offering content online

Can you imagine how we would all be feeling if this had happened in the '80s? The question came up in a friendly Zoom...

 

Small businesses loans are a mix of hope and frustration

He was number 1,200 in the cue for the Small Business Administration helpline. Two and a half hours later, Michael Tomich...

 

NCA coronavirus postponements

The stay-at-home order for Colorado due to the coronavirus has put the Niwot Community Association’s plans on hold. The group met April 1 by teleconference to discuss what...

 

Additional COVID-19 information and resources

For more information concerning the pandemic response at the local, state, and federal level, visit the following...

 

A bear 'hunt' engages kids and connects the community

An unusual number of bears are showing up in local neighborhoods this spring. Desperate measures are being taken as families...

 

Locals answer the call to make face masks

Two pieces of blue-floral cotton, thread, elastic, experienced hands and a caring heart. That may be all that separates...

 

Beat that quarantine boredom

It seems like everywhere you look there are articles about maximizing your experience during this COVID quarantine. But when you’re not usually working from home and trying...

 

Many local businesses still considered essential

The statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Jared Polis on March 26th in order to stem the spread of COVID-19 exempted...

 

Update from Mountain View FPD

Weld County as well as Boulder County 911 dispatchers are screening patients who call 911 with fever, shortness of breath or...

 

Niwot's places of worship suspend services

In small towns, churches are much more than simply places of worship to gather on Sunday mornings. They provide a space for...

 

Local restaurants trying to survive with new business models

It's not the way Leland Oxley expected to launch his Gunbarrel restaurant, Motherlode. In less than two weeks he opened the...

 

Niwot Market weathers coronavirus storm

On March 12, escalating efforts by state and school officials to stop the spread of COVID-19 touched off a "panic buying"...

 

Niwot businesses are changing hours and services due to coronavirus

Niwot businesses are staying nimble as each day brings new developments in the fight against the coronavirus. A new page on...

 
 By Emily Long    COVID-19    March 25, 2020

Video conferencing in a pandemic

It turns out having a big birthday during a global pandemic is a bit of a bummer. March 20, 2020, was a milestone birthday...

 

Strategies to cope with anxiety as daily life is turned upside down

It happened so fast. Our minds are reeling as we try to cope with a shocking new reality that upended the way we live our lives. But there are many small, manageable things we...

 

Quarantined? Socially isolated? These books will help get you through

While everyone is locked up inside, whether by choice with social distancing or mandated quarantine, you'll probably have...

 

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