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Gary Daum Classic offers opportunity to support family

The 2022 edition of the Gary Daum Classic at Niwot High School began with the traditional welcome by NHS Wrestling Coach...

 

Boulder County seeks Niwot candidates for appointed committees

Boulder County is seeking applications for one opening on the Niwot Business Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 1, 2021

Road rage shooting in Heatherwood

Heatherwood resident David Joseph Waters, age 39, was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after Boulder County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report...

 

Out in Leftfield

CROSS COUNTRY Taylor James (Niwot) is on the Cross Country roster for Stanford University this fall, but has not officially...

 

Out in Left Field

CROSS COUNTRY Lucca Fulkerson (Niwot), a freshman at Princeton University, helped her squad to a second-place finish at the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 17, 2021

Change coming to Niwot restaurant

The Italian restaurant in Niwot, currently known as Pinocchio's Incredible Italian, will soon have a new name according to...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 10, 2021

Veterans honored in Niwot ceremony

A crowd of almost 100 gathered at the intersection of Franklin Street and Second Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 7, to honor veterans...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 3, 2021

Breyer receives 2021 Golden Hammer honor

Niwot realtor Pat Murphy presented the 2021 Golden Hammer Award to long-time Niwot volunteer Julie Breyer at the Great...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 27, 2021

Theft on 2nd Avenue

Liz Gould, proprietor of boutique shop Little Bird on 2nd Avenue in Niwot, reported the theft of several large rings from...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 27, 2021

Fall clean-up at Niwot parks

Volunteers from Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot came out on a brisk fall Saturday morning Oct. 23 to clean up the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 6, 2021

Niwot LID Advisory Committee reviews five-year strategic plan

After a five-hour meeting to review its five-year strategic plan, the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee decided that the best course of action would be to ho...

 

Long delayed visit to Sand Creek Massacre site finally realized

Silence and Respect. Thus reads the first trail sign greeting visitors at the Sand Creek Massacre National HIstoric Site....

 

Northern Arapaho Sovereign Nation becomes sister city with Longmont

For the first time in the 65-year history of the Sister Cities program of the United States, a sovereign nation entered into...

 

Burden inducted into Boulder County Business HOF

Though his induction into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame was delayed a year due to the pandemic, Niwot resident Cot...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    August 4, 2021

Niwot's Elise Cranny shines at Olympics

Niwot's downtown was packed on Friday, July 30 – at 4:00 a.m. Over 200 fans of Niwot High grad Elise Cranny packed Niwot...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    August 4, 2021

Sand Creek Massacre site visit rescheduled

A trip to the site of the Sand Creek Massacre site in southeastern Colorado is back on track – 17 months after the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 28, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 21

"Sheriff Joe" has a very different connotation in these parts than in Arizona. Joe Pelle has served as Boulder County Sheriff...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 21, 2021

How Does Niwot Work - Part 20

Water goes down the drain. In Niwot’s early days, homes had a septic system with a leach field to collect wastewater. While these systems worked well, they could lead to...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 14, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 19

Early farmers in the Niwot area relied upon wells and cisterns for a domestic water supply, as did the residents of Old Town...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 7, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 18

Fire protection in Niwot goes back at least 100 years, as evidenced by the Firehouse Museum next to the Left Hand Grange in...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 30, 2021

Sarah Cioni comes back to Niwot

Sarah Cioni is synonymous with beautiful flowers, arranged in stunning arrays that create a perfect ambience for weddings...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 23, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? – Part 16

It's not easy being a high school coach, and baseball and softball coaches have extra duty to keep their programs running. Wh...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 16, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? – Part 15

Softball was not added as a high school sport for girls in the St. Vrain Valley School District until after the 1991-1992 school year. Although the Boulder Valley School...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 9, 2021

How Does Niwot Work - Part 14

Niwot High School Boosters, Inc., is a non-profit parent organization that supports all activities at Niwot High School,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 2, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 13

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) began as a reaction to a regional shopping center proposed by an out-of-town developer in the early 1980s. The concept put forth was...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 26, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 12

Niwot is an affluent community, and it's also a generous community. And if you're looking to make a bigger impact with a few...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 19, 2021

How Does Niwot Work – Niwot Community Band

"I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy.....Born on the 4th of July" The line from "Yankee Doodle Dandy" fits the Niwot Community...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 12, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 10

Eli Buzas brought the idea of forming an education foundation to Niwot High School from Florida when he moved to Colorado in...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 12, 2021

Josh Strid – Student Athlete of the Week

Niwot High catcher Josh Strid was set to take on varsity catching duties for the Cougars in 2020, but the season was cancelle...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 5, 2021

How does Niwot Work?

The Niwot Business Association, known informally as the NBA, is the organization that gets most things done in Niwot's...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 5, 2021

Whistle Stop Park Eagle Scout project

Jason Champion has spent many nights at Niwot's Rock & Rails summer concert series, volunteering as a Gargoyle for...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 28, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 8

Women's International Niwot Club, or WINC, as it has come to be known, has been active in the Niwot community for 11 years, t...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 21, 2021

How does Niwot work? – Part 7

Left Hand Grange No. 9 is the oldest institution in Niwot, and the oldest active Grange in Colorado, organized Dec. 20, 1873...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 14, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 6

The Rotary Club of Niwot is currently the only nationally chartered service club meeting in Niwot. While the Niwot area has in the past had Optimists,Lions, Jaycees and...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 7, 2021

Pancakes for Easter

Pat Murphy and Niwot Real Estate couldn't go another year without an Easter celebration. But rather than host an Easter egg...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 7, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 5

Pat Murphy is known for many things in Niwot, including organizing the annual Easter egg hunt and the Great Pumpkin Party,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 31, 2021

How Does Niwot Work - Part 4

The Niwot Cultural Arts Association, often referred to as the NCAA, has nothing to do with March Madness, or intercollegiate...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 31, 2021

Out in Leftfield

BASEBALL Ford Ladd (Niwot) finished his collegiate career as a pitcher at New York University and has joined the coaching...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 24, 2021

How things get done in Niwot – Part 3

The Niwot Future League, or NFL as it is commonly referred to, is another one of Niwot’s accidentally sports-themed acronym groups. With the Niwot Business Association...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 10, 2021

How things get done in Niwot – Part 2

The plat of Niwot was filed in the Boulder County records on March 30, 1875 by Porter Hinman and Ambrose Murray, laying out...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 3, 2021

How things get done in Niwot

Thirty years ago Niwot's 2nd Avenue was a mess whenever it rained or snowed. No curb and gutter, no streetlights, and...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    February 3, 2021

Ceremony blesses tree carving preservation efforts

It has been six months since the death of Arapaho artist Eddie Running Wolf due to the coronavirus, but his memory and his...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 22, 2020

Niwot Children's Park Clean-up Day

Now that Niwot Children's Park has reopened, albeit on a limited basis - no more than 25 people in the park at one time, no...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 15, 2020

Out in Leftfield

GOLF Kelsey Webster (Fairview) of Gunbarrel was named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar for the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 13, 2020

Kalyca Zarich runs 100 miles for health care workers

When COVID-19 cancelled the 100-mile run she had been training for, Kalyca Zarich decided to plan her own run, and benefit...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 25, 2020

Patrick Perry – Ranger scout and inventor

Patrick Perry, a 2001 graduate of Niwot High School, was an important part of the 2000 NHS 4A state baseball championship...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    January 1, 2020

Out in Leftfield

VOLLEYBALL Mackenzie Fidelak (Niwot) was part of Stanford's NCAA national championship team, which defeated Wisconsin Dec....

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    September 4, 2019

Homecoming parade returns to Niwot

After a one-year hiatus, the Niwot High School Homecoming parade returns to downtown Niwot on Thursday, Sept. 12. The...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 31, 2019

Good Government in action – July 4th parade

This column is designed to highlight good and bad government in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area. Readers are encouraged to email...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 26, 2019

Out in Leftfield (June 26)

BASEBALL David Bote, son of long-time Niwot baseball coach Bob Bote, has solidified his position with the Chicago Cubs this s...

 

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