Businesses and Utilities Slowly Return to Normal May 2014

Businesses and Utilities Slowly Return to Normal

By Liz Emmett-Mattox

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It has taken a long time and a lot of work, but for area businesses and utilities, things are returning to business as usual, at least for some.

Haystack Mountain Golf Course

During the worst of the flooding, Haystack Mountain Golf Course owner Lois Ebel called her general manager, Mike Hammerstone, and said, “The golf course is gone.”

Of course it wasn’t exactly gone, but even after the water receded, greens were buried in silt, rocks, and branches, and other debris littered the fairways. The water rushing through Left Hand Creek had washed away trees and even a bridge that connected the two sides of the course.

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New BrewFest at Whistlestop Park May 2014

New BrewFest at Whistlestop Park

By Liz Emmett-Mattox

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On Saturday, May 10, Whistlestop Park will play host to 26 local breweries, all of which have opened in the last five years.  

Attendees can choose from over 70 beers and ciders to sample, enjoy live music from local bands Filthy Children and Thunk, and nibble on tasty treats from area food trucks.  

Regular admission is $35 and includes unlimited tastings, a commemorative sampling glass and a program guide with information on all the breweries. 

 

VIP admission is $80 and includes all of the above plus an extra hour of tastings, cheese and chocolate sampling, an event t-shirt, round-trip shuttle service and one drink ticket to the after-party at Bootstrap Brewing.  

 

Gates will open at 12 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and at 1 p.m. for regular ticket holders. Shuttle service will be available from locations in Boulder, Gunbarrel and Longmont.  

 

Bootstrap Brewing Company, one of the featured breweries, will host an after-party starting at 5 p.m. with live music by Cat Jerky.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Bicycle Longmont.  

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newbrewfest.com.

 

Work Begins at Niwot Children’s Park May 2014

Work Begins at Niwot Children’s Park

Special to the Courier

 

Work began at Niwot Children’s Park on Friday, April 25th. Taddiken Tree Service cleared dead and damaged vegetation and pruned the remaining trees at Niwot Children’s Park, donating all of their services to the project. Thanks to Niwot resident and General Manager Josh Morin.  A group of volunteers met at the park at 101 First Avenue on April 26 under the direction of Tim Wise to spread mulch and clean up the park. Other volunteers, including landscape architect Jim Fletemeyer of Fletemeyer & Lee Associates, and Jason Emory of Boulder Land Surveying are donating their professional expertise to assist in park design and construction.

Alphabet Soup NCA April 2014

 

 

Alphabet Soup

Liz Emmett-Mattox

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Niwot is home to a number of community organizations, many of which have similar-sounding acronyms. In this series, we will profile these various non-profit groups so that community members might become more familiar with who they are, what they do and how to join.

 

Niwot Community Association (NCA)

Type: Civic/Community

Formed: 1976

Incorporated: 1990

Members: 300 households

Mission: The Niwot Community Association shall strive to maintain Niwot as an independent community with a unique identity by providing a communication link between the residents of the Niwot Community Association Membership Area and Boulder County Government regarding issues affecting our town. This will be achieved through accurate representation of the interests and concerns of the community. The NCA shall also strive to enhance and preserve the quality of life in Niwot through activities and social events which are unique to our town.

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Work Finally Begins On Gunbarrel Center April 2014

 

Work Finally Begins On Gunbarrel Center

Photo by Mary Wolbach Lopert

By Mary Wolbach Lopert

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After years of planning, work is slated to begin on the Gunbarrel Center. The Wolff Company of Scottsdale AZ is developing the 9.3 acre site, which is located on Lookout Road and just to the east of the Gunbarrel King Soopers. The development will consist of a main street with 14 three-story buildings. The center will include 251 market-rate apartments and approximately 29,000 square feet of commercial space. The project is projected to be completed in 18 to 24 months, with the first rental units becoming available in spring 2015.

 

 

 

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