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Articles from the October 2, 2019 edition


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  • Lithophones – Colorado's first rock music

    Vicky Dorvee|Oct 2, 2019

    The 2019-2020 Niwot Historical Lecture series begins with a bang – a bang on an ancient musical instrument that is. In the first of four planned lectures for the upcoming season, archaeologist Marilyn Martorano, will discuss the lithophone, one of the rarest prehistoric artifacts discovered in Colorado. "I always loved the archeology in the San Luis Valley, it's so diverse - from prehistoric times thousands of years ago to the historic period," Martorano said, "but I never thought I'd be s...

  • Graffiti found at two locations in Niwot

    Jocelyn Rowley|Oct 2, 2019

    Two Niwot attractions sustained minor damage last week, after being tagged by vandals using spray paint and chalk. Sometime between September 24 and 26, graffitists defaced two landscape elements in Niwot's Community Corner Sculpture Park with the decidedly upbeat messages "Love is Real" and "Belivers" [sic], printed in chalk or grease paint. During the same time frame, Wise Buys co-owner Tim Wise discovered orange spray paint marks on the caboose and other structures in Whistle Stop Park. It...

  • Niwot student helps lead the fight against climate change

    Jocelyn Rowley|Oct 2, 2019

    Just one day after leading a large contingent to the Global Climate Strike in Denver on Sept. 20, local environmental coalition The Lookout Alliance co-hosted the Colorado Climate Crisis Teach-In, an event aimed at empowering individuals of all ages to work for climate solutions. Heading up their panel on youth activism was Niwot junior Maya Beauvineau, who is working both in her school and in her community to bring "youth voices" to the fight against what she calls "the greatest threat that we...

  • Boulder County lawsuit against Crestone Peak dismissed

    Abigail Scott|Oct 2, 2019

    Late last month, a judge in Boulder County District Court dismissed 20 of the 34 claims brought in a lawsuit filed by the Board of County Commissioners in 2018 to halt a large oil and gas drilling project proposed by Crestone Peak Resources. The court further determined that the county is responsible for Crestone’s attorney’s and court fees, the total amount of which will be determined at a hearing on Jan.16, 2020. The remaining 14 claims were either settled in Crestone’s favor, or withdrawn by the county. In a statement released on Sept....

  • Agogo Grow

    Catherine McHale, Special to the Courier|Oct 2, 2019

    This piece continues a monthly series about the artworks and artists chosen for Community Corner at Sculpture Park at the corner of 79th St. and Niwot Road. October's feature is "Agogo Grow" by artist Maureen Hearty. "Agogo Grow" is a repurposed steel and aluminum sculpture. Standing roughly 3 feet tall, it features flowers situated amongst the twisting, industrial steel rods. It is accompanied by a large drumstick, encouraging the viewer to play. Fittingly, it's in the middle of the park within...

  • Pumpkin patches are perfect for fall fun

    Carol OMeara, Colorado State University Extension Boulder County|Oct 2, 2019

    October is arriving and with it the annual pilgrimage to pumpkin patches. Prowling in fields or rummaging through bins looking for the perfect jack-o-lantern, we’re all getting into the fall mood. Memorable fall enjoyment is ripe for picking at area farms, and local growers are holding their harvest festivals complete with orange, grey, white, warty, and giant novelty pumpkins. Hop on a hayride or test your skill at navigating a corn maze; you’ll find there’s fun for everyone at area patch...

  • Community Pet Spotlight-Ben & Zianna, Oct 2

    Courier Staff|Oct 2, 2019

    Meet Zianna and Ben, who live in Niwot with their human companions Alexandra, Richard, and Mikhail, and are the first interspecies pair featured in this space. Writes Alexandra, "I never intended to have a huge white dog, but as it happened, Zianna lives with us and enriches our lives to no end. She is like a sister to our son and resembles Nana from Peter Pan. She charms everyone with her beauty, which is so helpful when there is white hair on everyone. She and Ben, our 10 year old cat, are...

  • Gunlikson earns berth to state championships

    Jocelyn Rowley|Oct 2, 2019

    Niwot boys golf coach Ed Weaver knew he had to act after his number one golfer, Christopher Gunlikson, lost six strokes on three holes during the Class 4A Region 3 tournament at Coyote Creek golf course on Sept. 26. The normally even-keeled sophomore went from +2 after five holes to +8 after the eighth, putting him in danger of falling out of contention for a berth to the state championships on Oct. 7. So Weaver stepped-in and gave his top player some unexpected advice. "After number eight, I...

  • Niwot High exchange student hikes Mt. Rotary

    Special to the Courier|Oct 2, 2019

    Niwot High's Paul Cordts, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Cuxhaven Germany, hiked Rotary Peak on Sunday, July 8, with other rotary exchange students in Colorado's Rotary District 5450. Paul is shown with his host family, Julie and Scott Stockert of Longmont. Scott is Sergeant at Arms of the Niwot Rotary Club, which meets Thursday mornings at 7 for breakfast, at the Left Hand Grange Hall in Niwot. Guests welcome....

  • Niwot fends off Erie for second straight shutout

    Jocelyn Rowley|Oct 2, 2019

    Niwot forward Keegan Stobbe has been a dynamo for the Cougars' offense in 2019, but it wasn't until the 56th minute of their non-conference match against Erie on Sept. 26 that the speedy junior finally got the shot that he's been waiting nearly half the season for. "I was just chilling on the 18, basically, and I gave Mason [Wright] a little look," Stobbe said of the sequence that resulted in his first goal of 2019. "He saw me and placed the ball in. It was a weird ball, but I got my head on...

  • Student-athlete of the Week: Andy Worrell

    Jocelyn Rowley|Oct 2, 2019

    Scoring goals isn't Andy Worrell's specialty, but the Cougars' defender knows a good opportunity when he sees it. Luckily for the Cougars, the 6'-6" senior was uniquely positioned to take advantage of one against Littleton on Sept. 24. "Carter [Kruse] played me a great ball across and I knew they couldn't rise up as high as me, so I just went up and tried to make a play," Worrell said of the heads-up play that broke a 0-0 tie in the second half. "It came off my shoulder more than my head, but...

  • Desert Twilight brings out the best in Niwot runners

    Jocelyn Rowley|Oct 2, 2019

    Niwot cross country has emerged as one of the top programs in Colorado, and now it can claim its spot among the best teams in the southwestern U.S., after an impressive performance at the Nike Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Sept. 27. Paced by senior Samrawit Dishon, the Cougars finished first overall in the elite girls 5000M race, with 80 team points. Dishon posted a personal best time of 17 minutes 8.02 seconds to capture third place, followed by junior Taylor James...

  • Local eateries offer autumnal treats

    Abigail Scott|Oct 2, 2019

    Autumn ushers in more than scenic golden aspen groves and crisp fall evenings. Our locally loved Niwot coffee shops, bars, and restaurants have added delicious fall-themed flavors to their menus. From spiced treats to pumpkin-infused eats, here's the round up of area locales that have new fall surprises on their menus. The Old Oak, on 2nd Street, has a beautiful, hand-drawn menu announcing it's fall favorites. Warm coffee-based drinks are hand-crafted by the shop's experienced baristas and are...

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