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    ACROSS 3. video 5. Unified 6. Lakeland 8. soccer 9. Carnival DOWN 1. Kilpatrick 2. emotions 4. enrollment 7. ninth 8. Stapp... Full story

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    May 8, 2024

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    May 8, 2024

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    May 8, 2024

    Calling all photographers, intentional or accidental!• The photograph must be submitted in jpg format via email to [email protected] in high resolution. • Please include a caption describing the photo, your name, email address and phone number. • By submitting a photo, you agree that the Courier, in its sole discretion, may publish it in any medium at any time and in any way it determines in return for your name appearing in print and bragging rights....

  • Courier Cookbook Chocolate Chip Cookies

    May 8, 2024

    Chocolate chip cookie recipes bring out some pretty strong feelings. People insist theirs are "the best." The most cited recipe, of course, is the "Nestlé Toll House cookie recipe" found on the back of bags of Nestlé chocolate chips. However, there are so many variations. Melted butter? Dark or light brown sugar? We have narrowed down some of the best for you to experiment with. Enjoy! BEST EVER SALTED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES Submitted by Natalie Fare Courtesy of Wood and "These are f...

  • Heatherwood Elementary holds annual Carnival

    Jessica Checkas|May 8, 2024

    Heatherwood Elementary School held its annual Carnival on May 3, a windy spring day in a field of freshly blooming dandelions at Heatherwood Elementary School. The Carnival is the school's spring fundraising event and was significantly larger than last year's Carnival. Mara Oleson, co-president of the Parent Teacher Organization Board, or PTO Board, said that the carnival sold 350 wristband-tickets for kids and estimated that about 450 people attended. "I became active in Heatherwood's PTO last...

  • Upcoming 1914 House closure evokes sadness, gratitude, concern, and a story

    Joan Schaefer|May 8, 2024

    "Shocked," "I can't believe it," and "Oh, no!" were community members' immediate reactions to last week's announcement that Old Town Niwot's beloved 1914 House restaurant will close at the end of July. The shock changed to both sadness and gratitude, and then to concern over the future of other restaurants in Niwot and Boulder County. A couple of days later, a very frequent diner at 1914 House related his personal story of his relationship with the staff and other guests. The Niwot Community...

  • CO 119 Safety, Mobility, and Bikeway Project update

    Peggy B. Graham|May 8, 2024

    Part two of a three-part series covering RTD regarding TABOR's impact, RTD Northwest Rail and Front Range Passenger Rail, and an update on key state legislation. Commuting Solutions, a Louisville based organization dedicated to finding innovative transportation options connecting commuters to their workplaces, has strongly advocated for the CO 119 Safety, Mobility, and Bikeway Project. It held a membership meeting on April 24, providing a comprehensive update on the project, including its team,...

  • "Be More Like Bert" video now online

    Vicky Dorvee|May 8, 2024

    A tribute song written by local musician Kevin Dooley for Bert Steele is now available online in video format. Recorded on Feb. 7, 2024, at the Left Hand Grange, the video is a montage created by Niwot's Social Media Coordinator Kristina Rugg using content from the recording session and photos provided by the Steele family. Niwot Market owner Bert Steele passed away on August 7, 2023. In December 2023, Dooley composed a song in his honor to be played at the dedication of Steele's memorial bench...

  • Arts Students of the Week Hunter and Chase Maasen

    Gene Hayworth|May 8, 2024

    Fraternal twins Hunter and Chase Maasen have very different ideas about playing music. For Hunter, music is like a car. "It seems basic to most people," he said. "You move the stick shift and it drives. Nothing else to it. But to the engineers, it's a complex machine of moving parts having to do everything exactly right at the exact right time to create a movement forward. Music to me is like a car, complex, filled with melodies and harmonies, bass, emotions, soul, complexity, and people miss...

  • 1914 House - "There is opportunity here"

    Joan Schaefer|May 8, 2024

    Last Friday, soon after the upcoming closure of 1914 House was announced, Nick Mastronardi was feeling both nostalgic and proud of what his team had accomplished at 1914 House. He said they had "a great run" as he reflected upon the good times, and suggested ways a new owner might move the popular restaurant forward. After purchasing the building in 2014, Mastronardi embarked on a complete remodel with the exception of maintaining the historic facade. He believes that creating a very warm,...

  • Heatherwood Educational Advisory Team begins community process to envision possible future program options

    Anna Lyttle|May 8, 2024

    Members of the Heatherwood Educational Advisory Team were feeling hopeful, inspired, and empowered at the close of the second meeting of the group on April 29. The team is beginning a community engagement process to develop recommendations for future programming and other educational experiences to help increase Heatherwood Elementary School's enrollment in future years. The Boulder Valley School District is among numerous school districts across the country that are facing the challenges of...

  • Niwot High School's 2024 Music Awards Night

    Scott Barto|May 8, 2024

    Niwot High School is no stranger to excellence. Niwot is "Home of the Champions" in many areas including sports, academia, and of course, music. Students from all grade levels who are involved in band, choir, mariachi, and/or orchestra were recognized for their achievements in the world of performing arts on Wednesday, May 1. The evening began by recognizing students, by grade, who had received varsity letters (just like in sports) and other achievements. Students who have earned enough points,...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Sage Xiong

    Jack Carlough|May 8, 2024

    The Niwot High School boys volleyball program, fresh off its second varsity season, will soon likely have its first player advancing to the college level. After receiving an offer he couldn't refuse, senior Sage Xiong plans on taking his talents to Lakeland University, a Division III college in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Xiong led Niwot in assists (617) this past season as the Cougars' primary setter. "I got a pretty good scholarship to go play there," said Xiong, an Erie High School student who...

  • Niwot High School's first Unified Theater performance

    Fred Zorgdrager|May 8, 2024

    During the final class of the day on Friday, May 3, Niwot High School offered its first-ever Unified Theater production, "Descendants: The Musical." Unified Theater was first introduced to Niwot High School this year through its semester-long class, which brings together students with and without special needs through theater. Friends and families of the performers were invited to attend along with the students of Niwot High School. The performance was a showcase of Niwot High School's...

  • Niwot baseball heating up at the right time

    Jack Carlough|May 8, 2024

    Fueled by cold bats and inconsistent gloves, the Niwot High School varsity baseball team entered the final day of April riding an eight-game losing streak. However, while their frustrations grew with every narrow defeat, the Cougars never lost faith that their struggles would cease. At Mountain View High School on Tuesday, April 30, the Cougars' trust in themselves was finally rewarded in a 10-8 win over the Mountain Lions. Junior left fielder Jagger Kilpatrick cranked his first high school...

  • NHS girls soccer to state playoffs

    Bruce Warren|May 8, 2024

    The Niwot Cougars will head to Lutheran High School in Parker for the first round of the state Class 4A girls soccer playoffs on Wednesday, May 8. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m., with the 12th-seeded Lutheran Lions hosting Niwot, which finished the season at 8-3-4, giving the Cougars the 22nd seed. Lutheran closed out its 9-4 regular season with a 1-0 loss to Mullen, which is seeded 15th. "I'm excited to see them," Cougar Coach Stephen Dimit said. "They were a finalist last year and finished...

  • Niwot sends five lines to state girls tennis tournament

    Bruce Warren|May 8, 2024

    The Class 4A Region 5 tournament, held at Niwot April 30, saw the Cougars send five lines to the state tennis tournament at Pueblo City Park, with play beginning Thursday, May 9. Erie High School had the best result, sending six lines to the tournament. At No. 1 singles, Niwot's Saha Kolli finished second to Erie's Nanoha Nakamura. Niwot's Tracy Yu won the No. 2 singles final over Stella Rulon of Longmont, 6-4, 6-3. Yu is doing double duty this spring as a member of Niwot's girls soccer team as...

  • Niwot High School boys volleyball season ends during play-in tournament

    Isaac Stephens|May 8, 2024

    The Niwot High School boys volleyball season has come to an end as Niwot split games during their round-robin play-in tournament. Niwot was placed in the eighth group with 17th-ranked Legend High School and 8th-ranked Cherokee Trail High School. The Cougars came in as the 9th-ranked team out of 24. The Cougars played their first matchup against Legend, making quick work to take the match 3-1, giving the Cougars a fighting chance for one of the eight playoff seats up for grabs in the state tournament. Disaster struck for Niwot when they took on...

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