Published on Friday, February 01 2013 20:10
Niwot To Hire Economic Development Director
BY KIM GLASCOCK
Hiring a part-time economic development director for Niwot will take a bit longer than members of the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee had hoped, but the process is moving forward.
The proposed director’s position grew from strategic planning recommendations made by the LID last fall. LID members called for hiring a part-time economic director who would focus on expanding Niwot’s business base and supporting existing businesses.Read more: Niwot to Hire Economic Development Director February 2013
Published on Friday, February 01 2013 20:05
Fire caused extensive damage to a house at 6170 N. 79th Ave. on Jan 13. The owner, Charlene von Schlesien, had left to run errands when the fire was reported. A lack of water and issues with a double ceiling made the fire especially difficult to extinguish.
Published on Friday, February 01 2013 19:58
BY LIZ EMMETT-MATTOX
If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your house, needed to let your pet-sitter in while you were on vacation, or hassled with the keys to a vacation home that you rent out, you might want to check out Lockitron, the brainchild of Cameron Robertson (NHS ‘05) and fellow CU grad Paul Gerhardt.
Robertson said he was always playing around with computers, taking them apart and putting them back together again. While an undergraduate at CU, he and his friend, Paul Gerhardt, started playing around with the idea of connecting different things to the Internet.
Their first idea was a smoke alarm that would send you a text message whenever it went off. However, they realized that smoke detectors tend to go off when the batteries are low, or when someone burns the toast.Read more: Niwot High Grad Cameron Robertson Opens Doors with a Smartphone February 2013
Published on Friday, February 01 2013 19:55
Dalton Request Withdrawn
BY KIM GLASSCOCK
Robert and Sally Dalton have withdrawn their request for a special use permit to allow them to use their Burning Sky Ranch property near Niwot as a reception hall and community meeting facility. They had asked for approval to hold up to 75 events annually at the property at 7723 Oxford Road, just west of the Diagonal Highway.
According to county land use planner Steven Williams, Robert Dalton withdrew the request on Jan. 4. The request had been scheduled for consideration by the Boulder County Commissioners on Jan. 15.
The Boulder County Planning Commission had already unanimously recommended denying the request. Letters opposing the special use request had been sent to the county by 23 neighbors of the property.
Published on Friday, February 01 2013 19:42
A Brief History of Valentine's Day
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Of course we all know that February 14 is Valentine’s Day. If you have a sweetheart (or want one), you might send a card, or give gifts like chocolate, flowers, jewelry or wine.
But if you don’t know the whole story behind Valentine’s day, you’re not alone. In fact, scholars aren’t even sure whether there was one Saint Valentine or two.
The story most widely known tells of a Roman priest named Valentine in the third century who was arrested for marrying Christian couples, including Roman soldiers. This practice was prohibited by the Emperor Claudius Gothicus.