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 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 29, 2022 

Skye's the limit

When Skye Messinger was drafted in the 22nd round by the Chicago Cubs coming out of Niwot High School in 2017, he had a difficult decision to make – take the bonus money they were offering, or...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 22, 2022

NBA discusses food trucks

The monthly Niwot Business Association meeting, hosted by Pat Murphy and the Niwot Group-Compass June 14 at their offices at 7916 Niwot Road, included a lively discussion of food trucks and other...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 15, 2022

NHS football field gets new turf

For the first time in its 50-year history, Niwot High School will be able to host a varsity football game at the school this fall. "We should have it ready by the end of August," Athletic Director Joe...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 8, 2022

NHS Girls take 5th at state golf

Niwot High took four golfers to the state Class 4A state championship at Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction May 31-June 1, and the results did not disappoint. "We had a great state tournament,"...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 1, 2022

Cougar boys tie for 2nd at state track

The Niwot High boys track team entered the state Class 4A meet as the defending state champion, and came close to a repeat, finishing in a tie for second with Cheyenne Mountain at 60 points each, just behind Longmont with 76. The Cougars were led by...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 1, 2022

NHS Girls run to 3-Peat

Niwot track and field coach Maurice Henriques celebrated a third straight Class 4A state championship with his girls, which for the first time included his daughter, freshman Eliana Henriques, who ran the first leg (100m) of the winning sprint...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 25, 2022

NHS Girls take 5th in state tennis

Senior Anna Sallee led the Niwot girls tennis team to a fifth-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament in Pueblo May 12-14. Sallee took home the No. 2 singles state title with a hard-fought 6-3,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 25, 2022

Rock & Rails Preview

Rock & Rails, Niwot's signature summer concert series, kicks off the 2022 season on June 2 with popular local guitarist Kevin Dooley opening for Funkiphino at Whistle Stop Park, located at the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 25, 2022

Bert's Friday Night Car Show returns

The Friday night summer car shows outside of Niwot Market return Friday, May 27. Bert Steele, owner of Niwot Market, will park his classic red pickup in the parking lot, and invites other car...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 18, 2022

NHS Girls Soccer drops playoff game

The Niwot Cougars traveled to Monument to take on the fourth-seeded Palmer Ridge girls soccer team in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Niwot entered the playoffs as the 29th seed, with a...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022

LID approves funding for 3 events

The Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) approved five funding requests at its regular meeting May 3, including funding for three popular community events. Scott Firle chaired the meeting, with...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022

Niwot's Leonard Sitongia honored for volunteer work

Niwot resident Leonard Sitongia was selected as one of seven volunteers to be recognized by Boulder County during National Volunteer Week. Sitongia, who serves on the board of directors of the Niwot Community Association and the Niwot Historical...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022

Local realtors recognized for Marshall Fire recovery efforts

Colorado Landmark Realtors, based in Boulder County, was recognized by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® for its Marshall Fire recovery efforts. President and CEO Paul Boomsma announced...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 11, 2022

Out in Leftfield

Tennis Taylor Thulson (Niwot 2018) helped Carleton College to a return trip the NCAA Championships in women's tennis. Carleton College, located in Northfield, Minn., a Div. I program, qualified for...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 11, 2022

Niwot baseball wins 2

A seventh-inning come-from-behind victory over Thompson Valley May 5 sparked the Niwot Cougar baseball team to follow up with an 11-1 mercy-rule win over Adams City May 7. In the Thursday game, two...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 11, 2022

Niwot Track & Field gets ready for state

Getting ready for the state track & field championships which begin May 19 is nothing new for the Niwot Cougars, as both the boys and girls squads are defending Class 4A champions. “We probably have 30 to 40 athletes who have qualified for... Full story

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 4, 2022

Final Four connections

North Carolina has been one of Niwot High grad Luke Kingsley's favorite teams since he was a little boy, according to his wife, Katie Spencer Kingsley, also a Niwot grad. As North Carolina made its...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 4, 2022

Jack Brooker

Niwot pitcher Jack Brooker made quick work of The Academy lineup in the first inning of a 10-8 Cougar win April 30. After retiring the leadoff hitter on a lazy fly ball to centerfielder Brock Rothstei...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 27, 2022

NYS Opening Day kicks off Monarch Improvement Project

Hangge Fields at Monarch Park will host Opening Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 1st, for the Niwot Youth Sports baseball and softball seasons. Ball games will start earlier, but at 10 a.m., NYS...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 20, 2022

Cougars top Northridge 8-7

A double play sealed a come-from-behind victory for Niwot over Northridge April 19, with the Cougars posting a hard-fought 8-7 win. Niwot took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 20, 2022

Another fire causes evacuations near Table Mountain

Wednesday afternoon, April 20, saw another evacuation of homes and animals due to a grass fire, this time near Table Mountain. A large plume of smoke west of Niwot was visible from the Diagonal...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 13, 2022

LID revenues up in 2022

The Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) met April 6 at the Niwot Inn to consider two funding requests, both of which were approved. LID Chair Scott Firle welcomed Jeff Knight to...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 13, 2022

Niwot baseball posts blowout win

Gale-force winds helped propel the Niwot Cougars to their first victory of the season April 7 with a 21-3 win over Berthoud. Coach Ken Rosales, in his first season at the helm, picked up his first victory after seven losses, several of the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 13, 2022

Silver Creek Boys Swimming off to fast start

Veteran swimming coach Debbie Stewart is pleased with the early-season performance of her squad, which includes boys from Silver Creek and Niwot High schools, as well as a few other schools which...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 6, 2022

Jeff Knight appointed to LID Advisory Committee

Jeff Knight, a Niwot resident since 2005, was appointed to the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) by the Boulder County Commissioners. Knight was designated by the Niwot...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 30, 2022

Left Hand Valley Courier: 25 years in the making

"Late November back in '96...' (to paraphrase an old Four Seasons song - December, 1963), seven of us got together to talk about creating a newspaper in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area. In alphabetical...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 30, 2022

Out in Leftfield

BASEBALL David Bote, son of longtime Niwot High baseball coach Bob Bote, was placed on the 60-day injured list by the Chicago Cubs on March 19 as he continues to recover from off-season shoulder...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 23, 2022

Niwot's Marshall Fire fund grows

Deborah Read Fowler, NBA vice-president and chief architect of Niwot's Small Town/Big Heart fundraising effort to assist victims of the Marshall Fire, reported that the fund is now at $60,160.75 as...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 16, 2022

Familiar Face - Kelly Paquette

If you've dined at Raza Fresa in Niwot (or Ajuua! as it was formerly known) during the last 17 years, chances are good that you've been served by Kelly Paquette. Paquette began her career in the food... Full story

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 16, 2022

The Story Behind the Place(s) - Dodd Water Treatment Plant and Dodd Reservoir

The Dodd Water Treatment Plant of the Left Hand Water District and Dodd Reservoir are named in honor of the Dodd family, which has contributed much to the history and development of the Niwot area....

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 16, 2022

Student Athlete of the Week-Walt Van Riper

When the Niwot Cougar baseball team took the field for the first time March 12, senior Walt Van Riper was on the mound. Van Riper went four innings in the opening 10-9 loss to Skyline in a non-league...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 9, 2022

Tony Engel named volleyball coach at Niwot High

Tony Engel is the new coach in charge of the Niwot High School girls volleyball program, but he is not new to the team. Engel was introduced to parents and players by NHS athletic director Joe Brown...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 9, 2022

Senior-heavy Cougars baseball team welcomes new coach in 2022

With seven seniors, new head coach Ken Rosales has a strong core to build upon in his first season in charge of the storied NHS baseball program, which has five 4A state championships to its credit,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 2, 2022

The Story Behind the Place – Howard L. Morton Water Reclamation Facility

Motorists traveling on 95th Street (also known as Hover Road) near the intersection with Niwot Road notice a sandstone sign on the west side of the road: "Howard L. Morton Water Reclamation Facility,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    February 23, 2022

The Niwot Gig Marks grand opening

The Niwot Gig held a grand opening Saturday, Feb. 19, at the newly remodeled space behind Fan's Chinese Restaurant in Cottonwood Square, with owners Martin Marks and Alana Marks on hand to welcome...

 

Cougar boys come up short against Thompson Valley

A slow start kept the Niwot boys fighting to close the gap against a strong Thompson Valley team Jan. 28 in a game the Cougars eventually lost 74-52. The final score was not indicative of how close...

 

Niwot girls cross-country team and coach honored

Halftime of the Niwot-Thompson Valley boys basketball game provided an opportunity for Niwot athletic director Joe Brown to recognize the Niwot High School girls cross-country team and Coach Kelly...

 

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 Bobby Matthews, who introduced Garin Daum, son of the late long-time Niwot...

 

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 Committee, a nine-member independent board that "prioritizes expenditures of the...

 
 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 of a road rage shooting at around 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 near the...

 

Out in Leftfield

CROSS COUNTRY Taylor James (Niwot) is on the Cross Country roster for Stanford University this fall, but has not officially competed for the Cardinal yet. James, a freshman, will have an opportunity...

 

Out in Left Field

CROSS COUNTRY Lucca Fulkerson (Niwot), a freshman at Princeton University, helped her squad to a second-place finish at the Lehigh Invitational Sept. 3, when all five runners crossed the 6K finish...

 
 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 Kelsey DeBoard, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband Joe. "I think...

 
 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 of the U.S. armed forces, including some 44 veterans with local...

 
 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 Pumpkin Party Oct. 30. In presenting the award, Murphy noted that Breyer was...

 
 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 the store's jewelry display case last week. The rings were displayed on a...

 
 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 Niwot Children's Park after a busy summer. The crew, young and old, picked...

 
 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 host the leadership of all of the non-profit organizations serving the Niwot...

 

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. Thirty Niwot-area residents, both young and old, traveled to the site on...

 

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