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  • Ceremony honors military veterans with local connections

    Kristin Alger|Nov 9, 2022

    On Sunday, Nov. 6, approximately 100 members of the Niwot community came together in Cottonwood Square to honor military veterans at the fourth annual Veterans Banner ceremony. The event, jointly sponsored by the Niwot Community Association (NCA) and the Niwot Business Association (NBA) began at 1:30 p.m. with a patriotic concert by the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band. The colors were presented by Niwot Boy Scout troop 161 followed by the National Anthem performed by the band....

  • Trick or Treat? Behind the scenes of Niwot's Haunted House

    Bruce Warren|Nov 9, 2022

    Now it can be told. For well over 20 years, long-time Niwot resident and real estate agent Pat Murphy has sponsored, organized, funded and championed the Great Pumpkin Party on the Saturday before Halloween, and whenever there is a vacant commercial space in town, she has been quick to ask if it can be used for a haunted house as part of the event. Murphy has often worked with the Niwot High School Key Club to construct and staff the haunted house, and this year was no exception. Except that it...

  • Exploring more stories behind Niwot veterans' banners

    Kristin Alger|Nov 9, 2022

    As Niwot continues to honor veterans in the month of November, you'll find stories behind some of the banners displayed in Cottonwood Square and on 2nd Avenue. James Albert Zander, U.S. Navy, WWII - Born in Saginaw Michigan in 1915, Zander was a civilian flight instructor for the Army Air Corps before joining the Navy as a pilot. Stationed in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and Hawaii, Zander spent most of his time in C-47s, F6F Hellcats, and Corsairs, transporting troops and supplies...

  • Photo of the Week

    Nov 9, 2022

  • Photo of the Week – Yours?

    Nov 9, 2022

    Calling all photographers, intentional or accidental! The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Photo of the Week feature is open to any area resident who personally photographs Niwot-Gunbarrel area sights, including people (with permission, of course), buildings, animals, birds, plants, flowers, events, or anything else. Naturally, there are a few rules to follow: • 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 numbe...

  • View November art at The Old Oak Coffeehouse and Winot Coffee Company

    Deborah Cameron|Nov 9, 2022

    November has brought new art to Winot Coffee Company in Cottonwood Square and The Old Oak Coffeehouse on 2nd Avenue. Winot Coffee Company is featuring art from Jacque Michelle, a local artist and art educator who specializes in colorful, expressive acrylic-based work. Her pieces typically depict lush landscapes and bright, floral arrangements, and she teaches her technique to others from her Boulder studio. She also takes students on trips to Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico, and this...

  • Home on the Grange

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 9, 2022

    Upcoming Grange Events Niwot Community Connection monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. This month's guest speaker will be Laurie Algar who will present "Growing Up Disney," an engaging look at her father's 4-plus decade career with Walt Disney. Algar's presentation is filled with vintage photos from her Disney childhood, original animation sheets, memos from Walt Disney, and more. In addition to the traditional catch-up on group activities, announcements, and other news, the NCC will...

  • Thank you, poll workers

    Katrina Stroud|Nov 9, 2022

    The midterm elections are over now. Gone are the grassroots days: the annoying text messages from congressmen, the aggressive attack ads, and the campaign literature slipped under your doorstep. All of it is finally over – until the next election. Our local poll workers deserve our thanks for protecting our democracy and the right to vote. To an outsider, being a poll worker may seem like an easy job: you sit down all day, direct voters where to vote, and count the ballots. What more can there possibly be? Well, a lot actually. Poll workers, d...

  • Crime remains low in Niwot

    Katrina Stroud|Nov 9, 2022

    According to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, crime in Niwot remains relatively low. In the past year, there have only been three auto thefts in the Niwot area. “One was a trailer that was stolen out of the parking lot at the church on 95th Street,” Pelle said. “The trailer was recovered in Denver and there were no suspects…One automotive was a puffer: a truck that was running outside of Gunbarrel [Import] Motors. That car and the suspects were apprehended in Broomfield…And the third one was a vehicle stolen from the Niwot park-n-ri...

  • Niwot UM Church trunk or treat

    Staff Report|Nov 9, 2022

    Niwot United Methodist Church's Trunk or Treat "was a big success with 80 kids plus parents," according to organizer Janet Gates. "So many characters were represented - super heroes, witches, Minion's, Harry Potter, Toy Story, Beetlejuice and many more. It was a beautiful fall day and fun was had by all." The church parking lot featured 10 decorated trunks on Sunday, Oct. 30. Families collected treats and had fun playing cornhole and Giant Jenga. Upcoming community events at NUMC include an...

  • Holiday lighting, dancing and planning on LID agenda

    Bruce Warren|Nov 9, 2022

    All nine members of the Niwot Local Improvement District advisory committee (LID) were present for the Nov. 1 meeting at the Niwot Inn. Treasurer Bruce Rabeler reported that revenues continue to climb as collections through August are up over $26,000 from a year ago. He noted that with an approval of the loan funding request on the agenda, the LID would have approved over $222,000 in expenditures for 2022. The 2022 LID budget is only $170,000, but Rabeler reminded the committee that the budget is set at 80% of collections from two years ago....

  • NCA November Board Meeting

    Leonard Sitongia|Nov 9, 2022

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly board meeting Nov. 2 in the Mountain View Fire Rescue Niwot Station conference room. Terry Larsen, NCA Treasurer, reviewed the Association's finances through her detailed spreadsheets and then launched the process for developing next year's budget. Two annual events are prominent in budget planning: the Niwot Clean-Up Day in May, and the 4th of July Parade. The NCA has been working on restoring the mural in the LoBo Trail underpass under...

  • Troops Thank Cookie Moms

    Nov 9, 2022

  • Arts Student of the Week: Mark Crochiere

    Gene Hayworth|Nov 9, 2022

    If there is one art form Niwot High School senior Mark Crochiere would encourage people to try, it would be ceramics. "Just try out ceramics," Crochiere says. "It's not for everyone, but you can't find out until you try. It's an intimidating thing to start. But I would encourage people to try it out. You never know." It is a passion he enjoys sharing. According to his art teacher, Beth Collier, "Mark is a very inspiring Advanced Ceramics student. He is so hard working and creative." From a very...

  • Student Athlete of the Week: Raiden Stahly

    Jack Carlough|Nov 9, 2022

    Raiden Stahly, Niwot High School football's only four-year varsity member this season, played his final high school snap on Nov. 4 in the Cougars' finale against Denver North. It was a mix of emotions, but all of them were real for the tight end/outside linebacker. "Going into it I was excited and sad," said Stahly, who also lent his voice to the National Anthem prior to the game. "I saw the end of the season and (my) high school career ending. (There are) a lot of good people on my team and...

  • "Noises Off" Opening at Niwot High School on Nov. 10, 2022

    Gene Hayworth|Nov 9, 2022

    By the time the curtain rises for the opening night of the Niwot High School theater production "Noises Off," the student actors and stage crew will have clocked more than 150 hours of rehearsal time. Two casts alternate shows on Nov. 10th, 11th, and 12th, performing on a magnificent set designed by Jason Watkins, the NHS teacher in charge of stage technology. To design the set, Watkins used inspiration from pictures online and made a 3-D model to figure out the inner workings of it, making...

  • Niwot loses 23-15 in a back-and-forth season finale

    Isaac Stephens|Nov 9, 2022

    Niwot High School football ended its season Nov. 4 in a matchup against the Denver North Vikings. In one of their closest games of the season, Niwot had a fighting chance all the way up to the final seconds. Niwot's passing game looked a lot stronger this week, highlighted by receiver Parris Lee who caught multiple passes for a total of almost 80 yards. Niwot's run game was also moving as running back Jesus Rosas strung together multiple long runs for a big day on the ground. On the other side...

  • NHS Volleyball sweeps first round of playoffs

    Bruce Warren and Chris Teta|Nov 9, 2022

    Niwot High School girls volleyball made short work of its first round opponents in the state playoffs Nov. 5, sweeping Pueblo East High School and Steamboat Springs High School, 3-0, 3-0. Niwot entered the regionals as a host team, seeded seventh against Pueblo East (30) and Steamboat Springs (18). Jade West, a member of the NHS volleyball team, began the morning with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem. The first match against Pueblo East saw the Cougars trade points early. A great...

  • NYS Flag Football Superbowl crowns new champs

    Jessica Walker|Nov 9, 2022

    Niwot Youth Sports hosted three simultaneous flag football championships on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Niwot High School. At the end of the day, three new Super Bowl Champions were crowned. In the JV Division, the Bills and the Colts battled it out in the wild card game early in the morning. The Colts started the year rather cold, with only one victory in their first six games, but made a roaring comeback late in the season and kept that streak going with a win over the Bills. Next up were the Broncos...

  • Niwot soccer advances to quarterfinals, but loses to defending state champions

    Bruce Warren|Nov 9, 2022

    Stephen Dimit, head coach of Niwot High School boys soccer, was sad to see the season end, but proud of his players after they suffered a loss in the quarterfinals of the state 4A playoffs. "We knew it would be a really tough game," Dimit said. "They just have so many ways to beat you," referring to Northfield High School, which won the 4A championship last season with a perfect 20-0 record. The Cougars battled Northfield throughout the game, but came out on the short end of a 2-0 score. The...

  • Niwot gymnastics takes third at State, Kylee Schlepp wins individual title

    Jack Carlough|Nov 9, 2022

    Considering her team's youth, Niwot High School head gymnastics coach Marisa Purcell was more than pleased with her Cougars following the final event of the Class 4A team state championships on Nov. 4. "They've worked so hard in trying to put it all together and it hasn't [come together] kind of all season," Purcell said. "So the fact that this whole meet overall has just come together [was great]." That hard work culminated in a total score of 176.525 and a third-place team finish at State - Pa...

  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Nov 9, 2022

  • Answers to November 9, 2022 Courier Crossword Puzzle

    Nov 9, 2022

    ACROSS 1. Playoffs 4. Vault 7. Sofa 9. Art 10. Line 11. Poll 12. Weed 15. Insurance 16. Banners 17. Noises 18. Stahly 19. Cornhole 20. Haunted 23. Watkins DOWN 2. Affordable 3. Mural 5. Twin 6. Pelle 7. Steelers 8. Rosas 13. Disney 14. Hansen 21. Dogs 22. Faust...

  • Lost and Found

    Nov 9, 2022

    Found in downtown Niwot on Monday, October 31, 2022. Could have been lost at the Halloween parade. Diane Von Ferstenberg prescription glasses with photo sensitive lenses in a cloth case. Contact info: [email protected]...

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