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Articles from the July 13, 2022 edition


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  • Art with heart: paintings of Niwot exhibited for people to view and vote

    Patricia Logan|Jul 13, 2022

    A dog on hind legs peeks longingly into the window of Niwot Rental and Feed, a red guitar bursts from the stage at Whistlestop Park as children dance, a golfer tees off with Haystack Mountain in the distance. These are just a few of the iconic images of Niwot and the surrounding area that are on display around town for this year's annual art exhibition, "Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show. Thirty-five pieces have been entered by 16 artists who submitted up to three works each. A panel of judges...

  • LID approves funding for tree carving restoration, Honey Bee Festival & Monarch Improvement Project

    Bruce Warren|Jul 13, 2022

    With seven members present, the NIwot Local Improvement District advisory committee recommended approval of three funding requests at its regular meeting July 5 at the Niwot Inn. The LID collects a 1% sales tax in Niwot’s business district and makes recommendations to the Boulder County Commissioners for expenditures which benefit the business district. Chair Scott Firle was joined by Vice-Chair Eric Bergeson, Treasurer Bruce Rabeler, Mary Coonce, Lisa Rivard, Keith Waters and Cornelia Sawle. Mark Ruzzin was the liaison from Boulder County. T...

  • Boulder County Commissioners Give Conditional Approval to Hillside School Expansion

    Gene Hayworth|Jul 13, 2022

    On Wednesday, July 7, Boulder County Commissioners Claire Levy, Matt Jones and Marta Loachamin conditionally approved the proposed modifications to Hillside School in Gunbarrel, subject to additional conditions drafted during the hearing. The original Special Review and Site Specific Development Plan (SU-03-09), submitted in March 2022, proposed modifications to the school, located at 7415 Lookout Road, to include a new 10,500-square-foot school building with 12 new classrooms for up to 68...

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  • The Story Behind the Name: Hangge Fields at Monarch Park

    Leigh Suskin|Jul 13, 2022

    Last week we wrote about Niwot native Royce Johnson and how in 1974 he made land available to the Gunbarrel Lefthand Valley Boys Baseball, Inc., a non-profit organization now known as Niwot Youth Sports, as a site for "temporary" ballfields. The "temporary" Johnson Fields were used continuously for over 20 years until homes were built on Christopher Court in the Johnson Valley Subdivision in 1994. Ultimately, land that Johnson had donated to Boulder County for a park known as Left Hand Valley...

  • County Commissioner Democratic race down to the wire

    Bruce Warren|Jul 13, 2022

    The race for Boulder County Commissioner in the Democratic primary election had to wait until all corrected and absentee ballots were counted before the results were certain. Ashley Stolzmann, Louisville mayor, had a 42-vote lead over Ealaina Shively, an attorney with the Boulder County District Attorney’s office, after over 55,000 votes were counted. When the last of the corrected ballots were in, her lead increased to 68 votes, with a total of 27,870 votes for her, compared to 27,802 votes for Shively. Though the margin of victory triggers an...

  • NCA July board meeting

    Leonard Sitongia|Jul 13, 2022

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly board meeting on July 6th in the Mountain View Fire Rescue Niwot station conference room. There were two guests from Niwot Youth Sports (NYS), a local non-profit that has launched a new project to make improvements to the Hangge Fields at Monarch Park. There will be several improvements to the fields, but most importantly, a new building to replace the shipping containers and port-a-potties that are currently on site. Fundraising...

  • Road construction

    Staff Report|Jul 13, 2022

    Boulder County Public Works Departments’ Road Maintenance Division will begin annual paving operations on county roadways on Tuesday, July 12. The work will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and is expected to last through August, weather permitting. Work will take place on these projects, in the order listed: • 79th Street between CO Highway 52 and Niwot Road • Monarch Road between 79th Street and the Diagonal Highway • 73rd Street between the Diagonal Highway and Niwot Road • Niwot Road between the Diagonal...

  • Sammy Mayfield at this week's Rock & Rails

    Deborah Cameron|Jul 13, 2022

    Master blues guitarist Sammy Mayfield comes to this week's Rock & Rails stage after playing with a list of major gospel, soul and blues musical legends. During his time as musical director with Solomon Burke, he traveled the world and he's shared the stage with Ike Turner, The Neville Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Richard and others. In recent years, he's continued to produce work and locals can also hear him on the airwaves every other Saturday with KUVO's All Blues radio show....

  • Rock & Rails opened by Mark Oblinger

    Yule Peterson|Jul 13, 2022

    Mark Oblinger and Linda Lawson provided a rare treat for early arrivals at Rock & Rails in Niwot July 7. Oblinger is a Grammy nominee and Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter who lives in nearby Boulder, and he brought Lawson along to join in the performance. Oblinger played his acoustic guitar while singing an eclectic mix of heartfelt soul, rock, and R&B. Lawson accompanied him with a great keyboard mix and vocals. It seemed almost second nature for them to perform together as they played a mi...

  • NYS Rec Softball Season Recap

    Galen Scheidenhelm|Jul 13, 2022

    With the final games played this past week, a terrific Niwot Youth Sports recreational softball season has officially come to a close. NYS softball teams played league games and tournaments through the Indian Peaks Girls Softball Association (IPGSA), which has connected softball teams across the Northern Front Range for nearly 40 years. In all, NYS fielded 13 softball teams, comprised of over 170 players in divisions ranging from 8U to 18U, some of the highest participation numbers the program...

  • Student-Athlete of the Week: Grace Crall

    Jack Carlough|Jul 13, 2022

    Staying active is a must for recent Niwot grad Grace Crall, and she accomplished this need well by playing both basketball and soccer during her successful high school career. In Crall's final basketball campaign with the Cougars, she led the team in three categories: rebounds (110), blocks (12) and assists (30). The senior took particular pride in her rebounding, which as a taller player, was a facet of the game that was drilled into her from an early age. "I think a lot of people don't want...

  • Weekend Waltz

    Kristy Zado|Jul 13, 2022

    Friday night, July 8, was very hot and humid, but it didn't stop the dancers, a huge group of people who gathered at Cottonwood Square Shopping Center to learn the waltz. Dancing Under the Stars is a free dance event that takes place Friday nights all summer. Last Friday was Ballroom Dancing night; dancers were treated to a free lesson on the key steps for dancing the waltz. The lesson started at 7 p.m. and a big circle of dancers moved cautiously on the makeshift dance floor. Initially, the...

  • Second Niwot Jazz Fest in the Books

    Kristin Alger|Jul 13, 2022

    Proving the event has staying power, the Second Annual Niwot Jazz Festival wrapped up Saturday night, June 25, 2022. Approximately 650 people were in attendance throughout the afternoon and evening and enjoyed almost perfect weather and an even better jazz lineup. Keith Waters, the Jazz Festival's Musical Director, as well as CU Music Professor and Inkberry Books co-owner said, "We were really delighted with the way it turned out." Musicians from as far away as New York and Washington, DC,...

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