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    Feb 28, 2024

    Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]....

  • Let's Wine About "Windy" Winter a success

    Scott Barto|Feb 28, 2024

    Saturday Feb. 24 marked the Niwot Cultural Arts Association's annual Let's Wine About Winter Event across both Second Avenue and Cottonwood Square. However, it wasn't very wintery at 60 degrees, but it was windy. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful day to be outdoors to sample wine and culinary delights as well as support local businesses. Twenty-six businesses participated this year across the two primary hubs of Niwot's shopping district. Approximately 500 tickets were sold this year according...

  • QuikTrip purchases property at CO 119 and CO 52

    Bruce Warren|Feb 28, 2024

    The long-vacant property at the northeast corner of the intersection of Colorado Highway 119 and Colorado Highway 52 was sold Dec. 7, 2023, to QuikTrip Corporation, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for $3.6M. The property has been owned by St. Julien Partners Gunbarrel, LLC, which moved truckloads of fill dirt onto the site after purchasing it from IBM in 1999. Aside from several complaints of musk thistle growing on the property from time to time, there has been little activity since then. The...

  • First Friday Art Walk

    Staff Report|Feb 28, 2024

    Niwot's first First Friday Art Walk of 2024 will be held on Friday, March 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Old Town Niwot and Cottonwood Square. The Art Walk is an evening of enjoying local artist's work displayed throughout Niwot, with outdoor live music by local and regional musicians, weather permitting. Coordinator Anne Postle said, "We are very excited to have both our regular first Friday businesses and some new faces participating for our first, First Friday in 2024." Many businesses stay...

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Rod Archer

    Joan Schaefer|Feb 28, 2024

    Rod Archer smiles modestly when he says, "if I were looking for a job now I would say two words, 'Stanford' and 'Apple.'" Indeed, his story includes his success in combining his mechanical engineering training at a prestigious university with his ability to work with developing technologies at one of the world's most innovative companies. Archer grew up in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, with his parents, a younger sister and a younger brother. He says he was "a good, quiet kid." He chose to...

  • Where Are They Now? - Tara Harbert

    Jack Carlough|Feb 28, 2024

    After receiving support from countless individuals throughout her softball and baseball playing careers, Niwot High School graduate Tara Harbert is now lending her knowledge to the next generation. Harbert, a 2002 NHS graduate who later played on the USA Baseball Women's National Team, spent this past fall coaching junior varsity softball at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. Additionally, she and her fiancé, Bryan, have committed themselves to supporting their three children's...

  • Boulder County Transportation Update

    Peggy B. Graham|Feb 28, 2024

    Welcome to the Niwot Transportation Update, your go-to source for all things related to transportation and mobility in our vibrant community. This monthly column will provide information regarding road and bicycle construction zone updates, maintenance projects such as the annual Boulder County chip seal program, major construction activities including the N. 95th St. (Valmont Road to Lookout Road) Reconstruction Project projected for 2024, RTD and CDOT Colorado 119 Safety, Mobility and Bikeway Project, and the Front Range Passenger Rail...

  • Bill Campbell, ditch rider for Boulder & White Rock Ditch & Reservoir Company

    Peggy B. Graham|Feb 28, 2024

    Bill Campbell has been a ditch rider, formally titled "water superintendent," for Boulder & White Rock Ditch & Reservoir Company (BWRD) since 2016. Campbell said, "They call me a water superintendent, but I call myself a ditch rider because, in the old days, the person in charge of providing water from the ditch to the shareholders would ride their horses along the ditch to monitor the flows." During the irrigation season, a ditch rider controls and maintains ditches with the goal of...

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    Feb 21, 2024

    Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]. Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]....

  • Valentine's Day crash in Niwot leads to arrest

    Bruce Warren|Feb 21, 2024

    Late in the afternoon of Feb. 14, a high-speed chase ended with a two-car collision on Niwot Road near the Niwot High School football field. Multiple reports were made on social media of a vehicle speeding east on Niwot Road across the Diagonal Highway, followed by Boulder County Sheriff's officers and Colorado State Patrol vehicles on Valentine's Day, ending in a collision near Niwot High School. The crash resulted in the speeding vehicle rolling onto its top and crashing into the chain link...

  • NBA re-elects officers, discussed minimum wage, underpass, and events

    Bruce Warren|Feb 21, 2024

    The annual meeting of the Niwot Business Association on Feb. 13 saw the re-election of all current officers and directors. Eric Bergeson of the Niwot Wheel Works and The Wheel House will again serve as president, Deborah Fowler of Slifer Smith & Frampton real estate will continue as vice-president, Nancy Bureau of Left Hand Animal Hospital returns as secretary, and Mary Coonce of Porchfront Homes was re-elected as treasurer. All four officers ran unopposed for one-year terms, and their...

  • Niwot Community Association Membership Day and Cleanup Day in the works

    Leonard Sitongia|Feb 21, 2024

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) board held its monthly meeting at the Left Hand Grange hall on Feb. 14. Membership Director Johnny Barrett reported that a membership drive will begin soon. The manager of the NCA's annual Cleanup Day, John Barto, reported that planning is very nearly finished, with all contacts made, approvals in place and a date of May 18 set. These two activities are related because the cost for non-members of the NCA to drop off yard waste, scrap metal, some types of...

  • Meet Your Neighbor - Lamar "Dewey" Parker

    Joan Schaefer|Feb 21, 2024

    What could be better than growing up in a little mountain town with plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, shoot BB guns, and slide down steep slopes? Not much, according to Niwot resident Lamar "Dewey" Parker. Parker was raised in northern Utah and describes his childhood as "idyllic in many respects." However, there were difficulties within his family and his parents divorced when he was 12 years old. After the divorce his mother's financial resources were limited. Parker began...

  • LID approves funding for 2nd Avenue summer concerts and Lucky Niwot Day

    Bruce Warren|Feb 14, 2024

    The House Blend Band is back for a fourth summer of concerts on Second Avenue. The Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) approved funding for the popular concerts, now known as 2nd Avenue Concert Series, based on an application from the Niwot Business Association, presented by Michael Tomich and Patty Machen of The Old Oak Coffeehouse. Tomich explained that there would be five concerts this summer beginning May 18, an increase of one over last year. The headliner for the...

  • Second Avenue's women-owned businesses

    Deborah Cameron|Feb 14, 2024

    Second Avenue has one of the oldest concentrations of independent small businesses in Niwot but it's also known as a place with a long history of female entrepreneurship. That history continues to the current day. "When we started there were a lot of women-owned businesses in town, and there still are," said Jan Kahl who owns Niwot Jewelry & Gifts with her son, Jason Scarbrough. Angie Miltersen, who owns Few of a Kind Vintage + Mercantile, sought out Niwot as a place to run her first...

  • Who is going to fix subdivision roads?

    Scott Barto|Feb 14, 2024

    Road maintenance and development has been, and continues to be, a concern for residents within the Niwot and Gunbarrel communities. The degeneration of roads within residential subdivisions and neighborhoods are very apparent and only continue to get worse as time goes on. So how do they get improved? Well, it's not that simple. Issues regarding road maintenance are not new and have been prevalent for decades. It wasn't until the mid-2000s that residents started really noticing the...

  • Niwot author Paul Gibb and "Haunted by Hiroshima"

    Bruce Warren|Feb 14, 2024

    Paul Gibb grew up in a family with a father who worked on the Manhattan Project, and a mother who was an anti war activist. The Niwot resident described his first novel, "Haunted by Hiroshima," to a standing-room-only audience at Inkberry Books Feb. 10, saying, "I've rewritten the lives of my parents. It's been wonderful therapy for me. Growing up I could feel the tension." Gibb grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts, where the Manhattan Project, processing uranium and plutonium for use in atomic...

  • Vandals deface LOBO trail underpass in Niwot

    Bruce Warren|Feb 14, 2024

    Vandals struck Niwot late Sunday evening, defacing the LOBO Trail underpass at Niwot Road with graffiti. Niwot resident Tim Hughes reported the incident to the Courier on Monday, and the matter was reported to Boulder County Parks and Open Space that evening. Hughes sent photos and wrote, "I noticed it Monday morning, so it likely occurred Sunday night. We can see it from our house. It is spray paint on the concrete as shown, on both sides of Niwot Road and on the path itself on the [south]...

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    Feb 7, 2024

    Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]....

  • Niwot High School continues to excel

    Jessica Walker|Feb 7, 2024

    When it comes to the multitude of success stories coming out of Niwot High School these days, the statistics speak for themselves. Academically, NHS remains the only school in the St. Vrain Valley School District with an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, in which there is a 40% participation rate. An impressive 72% of students are taking at least one IB or Advanced Placement (AP) class. And, NHS students currently boast one of the highest SAT scores in the district at 1103 and one of the highest PSAT composite scores in the State of Col...

  • Get ready to Wine About Winter in Niwot

    Deborah Cameron|Feb 7, 2024

    Although Pawxatawney Phil has determined spring is right around the corner, based on last weekend's storm, winter seems determined to hang around. One upcoming event might offer some relief: Let's Wine About Winter in Niwot. Sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, the annual Let's Wine About Winter event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 24 to welcome community members in from the cold with wine, art, food and hospitality. Kristin Alger, who is co-chair of the event with Anne Postle,...

  • Left Hand Laurel Rick Clark and Bob Stadtherr

    Jonathan Epstein|Feb 7, 2024

    Rick Clark and Bob Stadtherr are the latest recipients of Left Hand Valley Courier's Left Hand Laurel for their contributions to local music - most notably, as members of the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band. The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, formed in 2005, is iconic in the Niwot community. The band plays at local events such as Rock & Rails, the July 4th Breakfast and Parade, Enchanted Evening, the Christmas Holiday Parade, and Niwot High School basketball...

  • Meet Your Neighbor

    Joan Schaefer|Feb 7, 2024

    Jeff Server says he is a person who notices and appreciates details. He has applied these talents as a videographer and landscape photographer, as a gas industry accountant and as an active volunteer at Niwot events. He and his wife Dawn Reeb Server have lived at Meadow Lake Farm off of N. 79th Street for six years. Server, the second of four boys, grew up in Ames, Iowa. When he was 14 he joined a summer field crew of about 100 to 150 young men. They detasseled the corn in preparation for...

  • Focus on Farm Families

    Peggy B. Graham|Feb 7, 2024

    Niwot has a rich tradition of farming dating to the late 19th century. Many farm families still work their great-grandparents' farms and pass the tradition forward. The Courier plans to focus periodically on some of our local farm families. If you know a farm family in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area we should feature, please contact us at [email protected]. Jill Belue is a fourth generation farmer and the water records manager for Boulder & White Rock Ditch & Reservoir Company (BWRD), which...

  • Home on the Grange

    Vicky Dorvee|Feb 7, 2024

    February at the Left Hand Grange gives the public opportunities to be part of a number of social interactions that are unique to this community. Whether you're ready to get up and dance, or like to sit and listen to music, be amongst a vibrant group of your neighbors, or learn about the soil your food is grown in, this month's activities at the Grange will bring you happiness and gratification. Community Dance Sessions Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 21 and 28, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Teacher and choreographer...

  • Courier Cookbook

    Feb 7, 2024

    Dark Fudgy Brownies Submitted by Camryn Bell "Delicious every time!" Ingredients: •2/3 cup Double-Dutch Dark Cocoa •1 1/2 cups granulated sugar •1/2 cup confectioners' sugar •3/4 teaspoon salt •1 cup all-purpose flour •1 tablespoon espresso powder •1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional •1/2 cup (vegetable oil •2 tablespoons brewed coffee •3 large eggs Directions: •Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" square pan. •In a large mixing bowl, whi...

  • Business Profile

    Maria Karagianis|Feb 7, 2024

    Lyndsey Cumberland, the owner of Farmers Insurance in Niwot's Cottonwood Square, purchased the Farmers Insurance agency from Leigh Suskin in October of 2022. The new owner of Farmers has been licensed as an agent since 2009. Cumberland was born in Minnesota and moved with her mom to Colorado in 2002. After graduating at the top of her class from high school "on the Western Slope," Cumberland said she had many adventures and interesting careers, including selling insurance and serving as a region...

  • Opposition to tennis facility plans strategy

    Fred Zorgdrager|Feb 7, 2024

    Residents from Gunbarrel, Niwot, Boulder, and other surrounding areas met at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Gunbarrel on Feb. 4, 2024, to discuss the "Tennis Center of the Rockies" proposed to be built at 5701 N. 79th Street in unincorporated Boulder County. The proposed membership tennis club would include at least 26 tennis courts, two large bubble covers, a clubhouse, two swimming pools, eight padel courts, twelve pickleball courts, volleyball and beach tennis courts, septic fields...

  • Niwot's Pete Brandes completes fourth ultra-marathon

    Kristin Alger|Feb 7, 2024

    While most of Niwot was suffering below zero temperatures on Jan. 13 and 14, Niwot resident Pete Brandes was basking in the sunshine and 70+ degree temperatures in Hawai'i. But don't think he wasn't suffering too. Brandes was there to compete in the aptly named Hurt 100, an ultra-marathon on the island of Oahu. Brandes said the joke at the race was to be prepared for overnight temps to be five (degrees) below..."below 70 degrees that is." Brandes finished in an impressive 16th place with a...

  • Boulder County reappoints Satir DeMarco to Design Review Committee

    Bruce Warren|Feb 7, 2024

    As an unincorporated community, Niwot relies on Boulder County for day-to-day governance, and the two appointed advisory boards that directly affect Niwot are the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory Committee (NLIDAC), and the Niwot Design Review Committee. The Niwot Design Review Committee is charged with reviewing development applications and proposed changes to properties in the Niwot Rural Community District I, which includes the Old Town business district. Some regulations apply to the entire district, while others apply only...

  • Dooley to record his musical tribute to Bert Steele

    Vicky Dorvee|Feb 7, 2024

    Local musician Kevin Dooley was asked to perform six days before the Bert Steele memorial bench dedication ceremony. He responded, "I would be honored to do that. Bert was a dear friend and it would mean a lot to me to be there." Steele, the owner of Niwot Market and beloved community supporter, passed away suddenly last August after a short illness. A special bench surrounded by flagstones with many of Steele's philosophical sayings was unveiled at the memorial dedication in front of the...

  • Niwot Town Talk: 2024's First Snowstorm

    Deborah Cameron|Feb 7, 2024

    Last weekend, Niwot and the entire Front Range was blanketed by more than 4 inches of heavy, wet snow. The large flakes quickly accumulated, making driving a slush-filled challenge for anyone who ventured outside, especially later in the afternoon. Anyone staying inside was able to see a frosted, snow-globe effect to anything beyond the panes of their window. We went to Old Town and Cottonwood Square to talk to community members about their snowy experience. The snow didn't deter visitors....

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    Jan 31, 2024

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  • Master Plan draft presented to NCA members

    Leonard Sitongia|Jan 31, 2024

    The working draft of the Niwot Master Plan 2023 was presented to the Niwot Community Association (NCA) on Jan. 23 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. The master plan is the first step in imagining how Niwot might look in the near and distant future, and includes an update to the 2012 Transportation & Connectivity Plan that has guided Niwot projects for the past decade. This vision for Niwot has been developed by the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) in conjunction with...

  • Changes at Perry, Roane & Henley, CPAs

    Bruce Warren|Jan 31, 2024

    CPAs and Niwot residents Don Perry and Dayna Roane joined forces in Niwot in 2010 to form the accounting firm, Perry & Roane, P.C. In addition to their professional accounting and tax services, the partners were active in the community, providing pro bono services to a wide range of Niwot area non-profits, including Niwot Youth Sports, the Niwot Business Association, the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, and Left Hand Grange No. 9. While Perry retired from the firm several years ago, he...

  • WinterFest Fun For All

    Scott Barto|Jan 31, 2024

    Niwot is known for its great small-town feel and numerous community events. The inaugural WinterFest event on Saturday, Jan. 27, did not disappoint. WinterFest brought food, games and carriage rides from Cottonwood Square to 2nd Avenue. Vendors, musicians, and activities were scattered through Niwot including Nothing Bundt Cakes in Cottonwood Square and Sweet Maple Cotton Candy at the Emporium on 2nd Avenue. A steady flow of attendees participated throughout town. However, the real hit was the...

  • Tennis facility opposition meeting change

    Jan 31, 2024

    The location of the Feb. 4 meeting of local residents opposed to the application for the "Tennis Center of the Rockies," to be built on 79th Street just north of Lookout Road, has changed since the Courier’s Jan. 24 article regarding the matter. The meeting will still be on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. but at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 7077 Harvest Road (on Lookout Road near 71st Street), in Gunbarrel....

  • Meet Your Neighbor

    Peggy B. Graham|Jan 31, 2024

    Your neighbor, Sean Tufts, his wife Orly Ripmaster, and their two sons live just east of Niwot on a 48-acre farm. Tufts is the managing partner of Optiv, a cybersecurity consulting company focusing on critical infrastructure installations. Tufts is also well-known for his football career as a middle linebacker for the University of Colorado Buffaloes (2000-2003) and then for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Tufts was born in 1982 in south Denver near County Line Road, where subdivisions once...

  • Spotlight on our Neighborhoods: Old Town Niwot magic

    Kristin Alger|Jan 31, 2024

    With roots dating to 1875, Old Town Niwot, the area on 2nd Avenue between Niwot Road and Murray Street, has always been a mixture of the familiar and the new and is widely considered to be the historic heart of town. John Nelson, a local carpenter, is credited with building the first commercial structure on Second Avenue in 1905. Most of the remaining shops in the first block were completed by 1915 and include the home of the oldest operating Grange in Colorado. These buildings comprise the...

  • Boulder County Seed Swap swaps more than seeds

    Peggy B. Graham|Jan 31, 2024

    Seed swaps are events where gardeners and farmers exchange seeds to help people garden inexpensively and reduce seed waste. The swap also provides a networking opportunity to build community, share local gardening information, and dispense education from experts such as CSU Master Gardeners and Growing Gardens. The swap works locally to keep plants for future generations. The Second Annual Boulder County Seed Swap was held on Jan. 27 at the Niwot United Methodist Church on Lookout Road. The swap...

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    Jan 24, 2024

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  • Niwot High School's Addison Ritzenhein named Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Player of the Year

    Jack Carlough|Jan 24, 2024

    The vast majority of banners inside Niwot High School's main gym celebrate team championships. A select few, however, are hung in honor of individual achievements. Coming off a stellar sophomore season on the NHS cross country team, Addison Ritzenhein will soon have her name immortalized twice. After receiving the Gatorade Colorado Girls Cross Country Player of the Year award on Monday, the state championship-winning runner earned the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Player of...

  • Women-owned businesses in Cottonwood Square

    Deborah Cameron|Jan 24, 2024

    As one of two main hubs of small businesses in Niwot, Cottonwood Square brings together a variety of retail stores. Businesses range from restaurants to clothing stores, and from florists to fitness studios. A surprisingly high number of these enterprises are run, either in whole or in part, by women. Many owners have several things in common. They enjoy the Niwot community and the support it gives local businesses. They also share a "give back" or "pay-it-forward" attitude. "I feel like Niwot i...

  • Meet Your Neighbor - Joyce Johnson, 90 Years of Resilience

    Joan Schaefer|Jan 24, 2024

    In a world that sometimes seems to create isolation, the Courier is launching a new feature entitled "Meet Your Neighbor." We hope you enjoy getting to know some of the fascinating people who live in our community. Joyce Johnson has lived in Niwot for 32 years. Her determination, friendly nature, sparkling eyes and kindness mask the many hardships and tragedies she has faced throughout her long life. The first word Johnson uses to describe herself is "resilient." She was raised in Connecticut...

  • Proposed tennis club on 79th St. generates opposition

    Scott Barto|Jan 24, 2024

    Open areas are dwindling as urban areas continue to be developed into more densely populated regions. One location being proposed for development is a vacant parcel on the west side of 79th Street between Lookout Road and Highway 52, next to the Church of the Lookout. An application for development of the parcel to be a private tennis club, "Tennis Center of the Rockies," was dated Nov. 22, 2023 and formally filed with Boulder County on Dec. 5, 2023. Many Gunbarrel residents met on Dec. 17,...

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    Jan 17, 2024

    Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]....

  • Four Boulder County advisory board positions open

    Bruce Warren|Jan 17, 2024

    Four Niwot-area appointed positions on Boulder County advisory boards are open for applications, which close on Friday, Jan. 19. Niwot Design Review Committee The Niwot Design Review Committee's primary role is to act as a referral agency for proposals within the Niwot Rural Community District I (NRCD I), which consists of the first block of 2nd Avenue between Murray Street and Franklin Street, plus the historic Bader House property. According to the county website, "The committee does not have...

  • Short-Term and Vacation Rental license changes

    Scott L. Malan|Jan 17, 2024

    In two separate split-decision votes at their Jan. 9 meeting, Boulder County Commissioners approved sweeping changes to the Boulder County Land Use Code and Boulder County Licensing Ordinance 2023-02 regarding regulation of Short-Term and Vacation Rentals in unincorporated Boulder County. The complexity of the issues and passion of public opinion were once again on full display at the Jan. 9 meeting which lasted eight hours, including nearly four hours of public testimony both in favor of and opposed to the proposed changes. On the two votes,...

  • WinterFest is in the air

    Jonathan Epstein|Jan 17, 2024

    In years past, the Niwot hosted Apres Ski Day, a fun winter event that included winter treats and activities around town. This year, the revamped event has changed its name to "WinterFest" and will be held on Jan. 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The name was changed to better celebrate the season and let the community know that no one needs to go skiing before enjoying all the activities. WinterFest is sponsored by the Niwot Business Association (NBA) with most of the funding coming from the Niwot...

  • Familiar Face – Staci Pencis

    Gene Hayworth|Jan 17, 2024

    When Staci Pencis walked into the Garden Gate Cafe two years ago to borrow a cane, she had no idea she would be leaving the Café with a job. Pencis' son, Sy, was putting together a costume for Senior Day at Skyline High School, and he needed a cane to complete his outfit. "He had a hospital gown and an adult diaper," Pencis said. "And he needed a cane." She placed a message on Facebook and soon heard back from Dawn Dunlap, manager of the Cafe, who offered to lend them one. When Pencis came to...

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