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A Tree Grows in Niwot

Twenty people from the Niwot community gathered at Left Hand Valley Grange Park Sept. 22 to plant a clone from the Hygiene champion plains cottonwood tree, believed to be the largest of its species in North America. Community members and representatives from the Niwot Community Association, the Niwot Business Association and the Niwot Cultural Arts Association came bearing shovels, picks, planting soil, mulch, jugs of water and chicken wire to the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was described not just as a ceremony, but one where “we do the work and dig the hole.” 

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The Man in the Arena: New Mixed-Use Development Commemorated

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Cotton Burden’s vision for a derelict block on Longmont’s Long’s Peak Ave., the Roosevelt Park Apartments, was feted on Thursday, Sept. 25. At an outdoor podium the developer announced, “We are at 96 percent leased, and all of our commercial tenants are open for business.” 

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Second Roads Paving Lawsuit Filed

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A second lawsuit filed Sept. 23 by Boulder County unincorporated subdivision homeowners contends that Boulder County Commissioners have breached contracts with developers who built the subdivision roads and then dedicated those roads to public use.

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NHS Grad Annie Waterbury and Her Dog Jude Conquer the Colorado Trail

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You learn a lot about life with your dog when the two of you hike the Colorado Trail together.

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What's Cooking? Oct 1 2014

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If you crave crunchy foods as a snack, but you’re trying to eat better, you can make your own garbanzo bean snacks that are lower in fat and higher in protein than typical chips. 

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NHS Announces National Merit Semifinalists

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Niwot High School recently announced five student semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP)—a tremendous honor for them and their school. The semifinalists named are:

Pierce Finley,

Katherine Gillett,

Madison Junker,

Isaac Ng and

Emma Robbins.

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Out in Leftfield Oct 1 2014

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BASEBALL

Matt Hawley (Niwot) is teaching elementary school in Fort Morgan and is the head coach for the JV baseball team. While at Niwot High, Hawley pitched a shutout for the Cougars against Fort Morgan, and during his interview, the principal remembered the game. Hawley came away from the interview with a good feeling, and got the teaching position a short time later, as well as an offer to coach baseball. His younger brother, Brett Hawley (Niwot), is teaching and coaching baseball in the Denver Public School System. 

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