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Julie Baxter

Julie Baxter

Julie Baxter is a Colorado native who has worked in newspapers nearly all of her life.

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Paroled murderer shot, arrested after standoff in which explosion created 'fireball' in Longmont hotel room

Paroled murderer shot, arrested after standoff in which explosion created 'fireball' in Longmont hotel room

The man, who sustained at least one gunshot wound according to police, was transported to an area hospital. No guests or staff at the Residence Inn were hurt in the explosion.
Good Life Refuge throwing birthday bash with pigs that paint

Good Life Refuge throwing birthday bash with pigs that paint

The Good Life Refuge will celebrate its second birthday on Saturday with the launch of "Piggies that Paint,” a free Zoom event that will include a 30-minute sanctuary tour and 30 minutes of observing several potbellied pigs creating two “pigtastic” masterpieces.
Revised fall high school football season will feature two crosstown games

Revised fall high school football season will feature two crosstown games

CHSAA announced league alignments on Wednesday
Celebrate HOPE aims to liven up virtual event landscape

Celebrate HOPE aims to liven up virtual event landscape

Longmont nonprofit takes annual fundraising gala online with a few personal touches.
Cameron Peak fire, Colorado's largest active wildfire, grows into flatter land

Cameron Peak fire, Colorado's largest active wildfire, grows into flatter land

Firefighters had to temporarily retreat because of the growth but the fire spread into flatter ground which gives crews a better chance to fight the fire on the ground and from the air, fire managers said.
Friday night lights will return this fall after all

Friday night lights will return this fall after all

St.Vrain Valley School District’s high schools will be bringing football and cheer and dance back for fall with practices starting Sept. 24 and games starting Oct. 8
La YMCA ofrecerá cuidado de niños para el aprendizaje remoto a estudiantes de SVVSD

La YMCA ofrecerá cuidado de niños para el aprendizaje remoto a estudiantes de SVVSD

Establecimientos de la Y en toda la región están ofreciendo un programa de aprendizaje remoto y cuidado de niños para estudiantes desde kindergarten hasta quinto grado de los distritos escolares de St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, Weld RE-5J y Thompson.
YMCA offering remote learning child care for SVVSD students

YMCA offering remote learning child care for SVVSD students

Y locations across the region are offering remote learning and child care programs for kindergarten through fifth grade students in St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, Weld RE-5J and Thompson school districts. 
Dead fish along shore of Union Reservoir not dying from something in water, per city

Dead fish along shore of Union Reservoir not dying from something in water, per city

“There is nothing in the water killing the fish. When we have high winds and hot temperatures it is very common to have these small fish die," said John Brim, a senior ranger with Longmont Parks and Open Space. 
The little fish that could: Despite COVID-caused changes to program, St. Vrain students, partners reintroduce redbelly dace into wild

The little fish that could: Despite COVID-caused changes to program, St. Vrain students, partners reintroduce redbelly dace into wild

While “innovation” in the Innovation Center’s name conjures up images of robotics and aeronautics and other high-tech fields, it doesn’t exclude conservation. “Although it’s not a biology center or an ecology center, they’re innovating how to raise these fish,” Boulder County Parks and Open Space wildlife biologist Mac Kobza said.