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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition


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  • Niwot and the art of bicycle maintenance

    Jennifer Simms, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

    Boy Scout Troop 161 of Niwot joined Eric Bergeson and Fernando Tapia at Niwot Wheel Works to learn about the intricacies of bike maintenance on Monday, Sept. 25. The boys, under the leadership of troop master Justin Brooks, are working on their Boy Scout Cycling Badge, which is a required merit badge for the Eagle Scout level of achievement. The boys learned how to properly repair a flat and practiced replacing the tube. They also learned how to do a basic safety check and keep their bikes... Full story

  • Soccer: Niwot extends unbeaten streak to nine with wins over Greeley Central and Brighton

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

    After an eight-day gap between games, the Niwot boys soccer team finally returned to the pitch last Thursday, but the Cougars didn’t exactly pick up where they left off. After back-to-back six-goal games against Green Mountain and Northridge, the Cougars mustered just two goals in 78 minutes against an underachieving Greeley Central team, and needed a late penalty kick from Jonathan Jimenez-Flores to finally dispatch the troublesome Wildcats 3-2. For Niwot head coach Stephen Dimit, the effects... Full story

  • Softball: Niwot bats come up big against Fort Lupton

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

    Jaila Johnson and Reagan Wills combined for six hits, five RBI, and two stolen bases last Saturday to lead Niwot to a 12-7 win over Ft. Lupton. Senior Aleris Law also had a pair of hits, while her younger sister Calista Law knocked in a pair of runs in the Cougars’ fifth win of the season. Junior Savannah Rafkin batted in two runs with her first triple of the year, tying Johnson for team lead in RBI with 22. She is now hitting .542 on the year, second behind Johnson (.640). Nikki Sims...

  • John Richard Dyni

    Oct 5, 2017

    John Richard Dyni of Boulder passed away on September 24, 2017, at age 85. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Anne Dyni, his son Robert of Gibsonia, PA, his daughter Elizabeth Reigel of Orcas Island, WA., and three grandsons, Christian, Evan and Joseph. John and Anne were both involved with the Niwot Business Association since its inception and have actively supported Old Town Niwot’s growth and progress. John’s ashes will be scattered over his USGS field project area by the Civil Air Patrol, Jeffco Sr. Squadron. In lieu of flowers,... Full story

  • Voting open for 1910 fire cart

    Jesse Murphy, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

    Voting is now open for Colorado’s 2017 Significant Artifacts contest, and the Niwot Historical Society has another item on the list this year. Kathy Koehler said that this is just the second year the society has been nominated and selected for the voting. Last year was the blacksmith door burned with various cattle brands. “To us it is precious because we have not been in this contest except for the last few years because no one had entered any Niwot artifacts in it until last year with the... Full story

  • Volleyball: Niwot fends off Thompson Valley for 8th straight conference win

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

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  • Cross Country: Niwot teams test their mettle in AZ regional meet

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

    The Niwot cross country teams turned some heads at the Desert Twilight XC Festival in Casa Grande, AZ last weekend with surprise third-place finishes for both the boys and the girls. More than 100 teams from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas competed in the meet, which is held on a lighted course after sundown. Niwot’s runners ran in the Sweepstakes race, which featured more than 200 runners from the region’s top cross country programs. Led by freshman Taylor James, who...

  • Tulips and time sought for garden project

    Jesse Murphy, [email protected]|Oct 5, 2017

    The Niwot Community Association is looking for anyone interested in volunteering time and/or tulip bulbs to help fill a space on Niwot Road between the Diagonal Highway and Franklin. Pat Murphy, a member of the NCA, said that several people have already donated bulbs, but more are needed, and help is always appreciated. “We took over that strip of land and we’re going to be planting flower beds,” Murphy said. “People can help however they see fit, we welcome all that we can get.” The sections can be selected as a memorial to a loved...

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