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 By Bruce Warren    News    September 22, 2021 

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...

 By Bruce Warren    News    September 22, 2021 

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...

 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


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