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 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...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 20, 2019

Out in Leftfield

RUNNING Maddy Jalbert (Niwot) ran the San Francisco 50mi/50K Endurance race May 18. Jalbert, who now resides in Los Angeles,... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Editorial: Broken Trust in Niwot

The Boulder County Commissioners (BOCC), whose job includes the governance of Niwot, abdicated that role to a Land Use Department whose “arrogance of power” as Niwot resid... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    January 2, 2019

David Bote - now everybody knows his name

For players’ weekend, major league baseball allows players to put a nickname on the back of their jerseys. For David Bote,... Full story


Out in Leftfield (Winter 2018)

VOLLEYBALL Sarah Falk (Niwot) played 10 matches for Sacramento State this fall, seeing action in 14 sets. Falk, a redshirt...

 By Bruce Warren    News    November 7, 2018

Sculptures installed at Community Corner

Niwot’s Economic Development Director Catherine McHale welcomed a crowd of over 30 people to the dedication of nine pieces... Full story


Out in Leftfield (Fall 2018)

VOLLEYBALL Sarah Falk (Niwot) has played eight matches for Sacramento State this fall. Falk, a redshirt freshman, is a middle...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 4, 2018

Messinger plays for USA in Taiwan

Skye Messinger, University of Kansas infielder, has a couple of weeks off before heading back to school August 18th, but...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 13, 2018

Out in Leftfield

FOOTBALL Mitch Webster (Silver Creek) will be a junior linebacker for Augustana University this fall. Webster saw action in...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 8, 2018

Out in Leftfield (Summer 2018)

BASEBALL David Bote, son of former NHS Baseball Coach Bob Bote, earned his third promotion to the Chicago Cubs’ major... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    News    June 14, 2018

Colterra starts rebuild process

Colterra restaurant in downtown Niwot has submitted a request for Site Plan Review Waiver to the Boulder County Land Use Department as the first step in its effort to rebuild... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 25, 2018

David Bote debuts for Cubs in Colorado

David Bote drove the second pitch he saw to the wall in right-center for the Chicago Cubs Saturday night at Coors Field,...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 12, 2018

Baseball: Cougars split with Centaurus

With a young team, you never know when things might start coming together. After winning two out of three in Arizona to get in the win column, albeit against some weaker...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 6, 2018

Out In Leftfield

TRACK & FIELD Valarie Allman (Silver Creek) is back for her senior year at Stanford after redshirting last season. Allman... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 4, 2018

Niwot Baseball gets hot in AZ

After an 0-5 start to the season, the Niwot Cougars were looking to get well in the Arizona sunshine, and it turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Niwot faced...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 9, 2018

Out in Leftfield

BASEBALL David Bote, son of former Niwot High Baseball Coach Bob Bote, is in his first major league spring training camp with the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, AZ. Bote, playing...

 By Bruce Warren    News    January 2, 2018

Courier loses one of our own

It is with great sadness that we report the heartbreaking news that Ed Navarro, longtime sports photographer for the... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    News    January 2, 2018

Courier loses one of our own

It is with great sadness that we report the heartbreaking news that Ed Navarro, longtime sports photographer for the Courier, passed away Dec. 31 after a battle with...

 By Bruce Warren    News    December 7, 2017

Six Churches Give Thanks

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Gunbarrel hosted a Thanksgiving Eve service Nov. 22, with six area churches participating. The ecumenical service, which has been a... Full story


Local Athletes to Compete in College

Mackenzie Fidelak - Stanford For as long as she can remember, Niwot volleyball standout Mackenzie Fidelak has had Stanford Un... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    News    November 2, 2017

Golden Hammer Award to Kathy Koehler

The 2017 Golden Hammer Award for volunteer service to the Niwot Community was presented to Kathy Koehler at the Great...


Jazz On 2nd Ave “Fantastic”

Howard Treppeda, founder and chief organizer of Niwot’s Jazz on 2nd Ave, was more than pleased with the seventh edition of...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 18, 2017

Out in Left Field

FOOTBALL Alex Oelsner (Niwot) is a freshman slotback at Northwestern this fall. Oelsner, who played tight end and linebacker...

 By Bruce Warren    News    August 11, 2017

Porter in top 40 at World BMX race

Reid Porter of Niwot finished in the top 40 in the BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, SC. Porter, at eight years old,... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 10, 2017

Boulder Ironman 70.3 brings over 2,000 athletes

Cool weather greeted 2,151 participants in Boulder’s half-Ironman Triathlon on August 5. The event began at Boulder...

 By Bruce Warren    News    August 4, 2017

Student-athlete of the Week: Jaryd Meek

Jaryd Meek plays a variety of roles for the Niwot Cougar baseball team, both in the field and at the computer. Meek,... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 4, 2017

New NHS Boys Basketball Coach

Eric Hejl (pronounced “Hail”) has been named the new Niwot High School boys basketball coach, replacing Preston Hardy, who resigned in June for family reasons, including...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 19, 2017

Martinez and Goldfarb excel

Niwot’s Legion B baseball team has had to overcome a lack of varsity experience as players battle against other local teams’ experienced lineups. One of the reasons is tha...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 12, 2017

Out in Left Field

BASEBALL Former Niwot High teacher and baseball coach Bob Bote has been hired to coach Standley Lake High School next...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 29, 2017

Student-Athlete of the Week: Jake Sims

Jake Sims graduated from Niwot High School last month with a 3.71 GPA, and was a multi-sport athlete for the Cougars, but he...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 28, 2017

Pete Sprenkle Field dedicated

The Boulder Valley Girls Softball Association (BVGSA), along with the Boulder Valley School District and the Foothills... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    News    June 24, 2017

Niwot pot shop challenge fails

Boulder County District Court Judge Norma Sierra upheld the decision of the Boulder County Commissioners which approved a marijuana retail dispensary for property on the... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 21, 2017

Niwot cheerleader wins national title

Shayla Amaya-Sidoti has been a cheerleader since she was five years old, and it paid off in a national championship at age...

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 15, 2017

Out in Left Field

SOFTBALL Nicki Blue (Niwot) finished her season with a 10-12 win-loss mark for South Carolina, which ended the season with a... Full story

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 15, 2017

Laughery takes 8th in Ironman Boulder

Gunbarrel resident and Niwot High grad Colin Laughery spent nine hours last Sunday doing what he loves - swimming, biking...

 By Bruce Warren    News    June 1, 2017

Assessment valuation errors corrected

Boulder County Assessor Cynthia Braddock sent out notices to many residents in the county on May 15 advising that the assessment notice mailed on May 1was incorrect....

 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 24, 2017

Stager named National MaxPreps Athlete of the Year

Tommy Stager, student-athlete from Niwot High School, has been named the recipient of the MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year Award, presented in conjunction with the United...

 By Bruce Warren    News    May 12, 2017

Children’s Park damage repaired, clean-up day complete

The rescheduled spring cleaning of Niwot Children’s Park saw 18 people, young and old, show up to rake wood chips, pick up...


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