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Articles from the March 29, 2018 edition

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  • Why not appreciate Niwot’s art?

    Vicky Dorvee, [email protected]|Mar 29, 2018

    Maybe it’s the splendor of the glorious view of the mountains. It could be the peacefulness and beauty of the rural setting. Whatever the case, the vibe in Niwot inspires many artists. The seventh annual Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show will be tapping into that creativeness by offering a showcase for pieces featuring Niwot. Sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) and hosted by businesses throughout town, 30 artists will display their entries beginning Friday, April 6, in conjunc...

  • Jackson Cloud Band takes local music scene by storm

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Mar 29, 2018

    When Niwot student Jackson Cloud’s eponymous band beat out Golden-based Thunder and Rain in the final round of the Oskar Blues Battle of the Bands contest last month, it is fair to say he was a little awestruck. At the tender age of 17, Cloud and his blues-infused classic rock combo band outplayed five other competitors to claim the 2018 crown and will perform on the Oskar Blues BolderBOULDER Expo Stage during the iconic race, which commemorates its 40th anniversary in May. “I was surprised... Full story

  • Niwot edges Skyline 1-0

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Mar 29, 2018

    The Niwot girls soccer team restored some balance to the universe with a narrow 1-0 win over cross-town rival Skyline at home on March 20. Junior Sierra Kepler and Kiera Flanagan combined for the game’s lone score, a rebound goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half. However, for most of the game, the players battled the elements almost as much as they battled each other, as the windy conditions sometimes made the ball’s path unpredictable. Head coach Stephen Dimit said...

  • In search of a kidney

    Jesse Murphy, [email protected]|Mar 29, 2018

    Those heading south of Niwot on 79th Street have noticed a big banner sign that reads “Bob NEEDS A KIDNEY”, along with a website and a phone number. Calling that number will lead you straight to Niwot resident Bob Keesy, and he is, in fact, in need of a kidney. Keesy’s kidney troubles began in the late 1990’s. A medication he had been taking for 15 years, along with an incident of severe dehydration and pneumonia, did irreversible damage to his kidneys. Despite having no family history...

  • County places hold on incentive program

    Jesse Murphy, [email protected]|Mar 29, 2018

    Boulder County Transportation Director George Gerstle announced last week that the county has suspended the subdivision paving incentive fund. The reason, he said, is due to issues with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Specifically the timeliness, frequency and amounts of reimbursements the county will receive as a result of the 2013 flood. “Until we have a better handle on how we’ll be reimbursed we want to make sure we’re not over-committing the county budget,” Gerstle said. “We’re trying to be conservative and make sure...

  • Open records case to appeals court

    Jesse Murphy|Mar 29, 2018

    In a case that began last year, Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen is now taking her lawsuit against Boulder County to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Bjornsen’s suit alleges that the Boulder County Commissioners have violated the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) and the Colorado Open Meetings Law (COML). The issue stems from documents concerning the Twin Lakes area and the county’s use of open space. After many petitions and not getting the information she wanted from the county, Bjornsen filed suit when the documents she requested came... Full story

  • Local craft beer market shows signs of maturing

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Mar 29, 2018

    The abrupt closure of Powder Keg Brewing Company earlier this month may have been a shock to its Niwot neighbors, but industry insiders have seen the signs of a plateau in the craft beer market for a while. After years of red-hot growth in brewery openings and sales volume, the demand for new craft beer is leveling off and brewers are starting to feel the pinch as consumers increasingly spend their recreational dollars elsewhere. “Absolutely, the market is tightening,” Odyssey Beerwerks...