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Articles from the March 8, 2018 edition


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  • Powder Keg Brewery to close

    Jesse Murphy and Vicky Dorvee, [email protected]|Mar 8, 2018

    Powder Keg Brewing Company, located at 101 Second Ave. in Niwot, will be closing its doors for good this weekend after almost four years of operation. The company announced via social media late last week that effective March 10, they will be done. Their post read as follows: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Powder Keg Brewing Company, effective Saturday, March 10, 2018. Powder Keg fought long battles with rent costs that outpaced sales growth, on-premise sales that d...

  • Girls Soccer: Niwot looks to defend Northern League title

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Mar 8, 2018

    The graduation of standouts Kailee Stobbe and Maddie Barkow left two giant holes in the Niwot girls soccer team lineup, but head coach Steve Dimit isn’t panicking. With 13 varsity players returning this year and a group of very promising underclassmen joining them, Dimit believes the Cougars have all the tools they need to defend the Northern League title and make another deep run in the postseason. “We have a good, young crew,” Dimit said. “Everybody came back with something new, and I was rea...

  • The verdict is in: Niwot’s Mock Trial team is State-bound

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Mar 8, 2018

    Niwot High’s Mock Trial team is generating real buzz in local legal circles, and deservedly so. Led by senior captain Kynzie Clark, Niwot upended perennial powerhouse Fairview High School to take first place at the Boulder County regional mock trial tournament, held Feb. 8-10 at the Boulder Justice Center. With the win, Niwot secured a berth in the upcoming State Mock Trial Tournament, scheduled for March 9-10 at the Weld County Justice Center in Greeley. A win there, and the team earns a t...

  • NHS Theater to auction Hamilton tickets

    Jennifer Simms, [email protected]|Mar 8, 2018

    Attending a Niwot High School theater production is always a treat. But this March, the audience could walk away with an even bigger prize. During the March 10 matinee performance of The Foreigner, the theater department will be auctioning off four tickets to the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, currently playing a sold-out run at Denver’s Buell Theater. The Hamilton tickets, along with other items donated by local Niwot and Longmont businesses will be part of a silent auction held in the NHS a...

  • Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary

    Karen Copperberg, [email protected]|Mar 8, 2018

    An outstanding lecture on the life of William F. Cody by Steve Freisen was enjoyed by a crowd of at least 120 people on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Left Hand Grange in Niwot. As the first 2018 speaker at the Niwot: Then & Now lecture series, sponsored by the Niwot Historical Society, Friesen entertained the crowd with many anecdotes and details of the life of Buffalo Bill. Friesen had been the director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave on Lookout Mountain overlooking Golden for 21 years before... Full story