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Articles from the November 14, 2018 edition


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  • Holiday traditions come to life at Niwot's Enchanted Evening

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 14, 2018

    Niwot’s 2018 holiday season officially gets underway on Friday, Nov. 23 with the 18th annual Enchanted Evening in Old Town and Cottonwood Square. “It is a wonderful family and community event,” Dr. Nancy Bureau, co-owner of Left Hand Animal Hospital commented. She is helping to organize this year’s festival for the Niwot Business Association, along with Chuck and Linda Klueber. “The best part of the evening is enjoying the sense of community that this event brings.” This year’s... Full story

  • Student-Athlete of the Week: Katie Hirsh

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 14, 2018

    The Niwot volleyball team had many weapons at its disposal this season, and one of the most effective was the irrepressible cheer of senior Katie Hirsh. “That girl gets us pumped up and fired up,” head coach Daisha Agho said of the setter turned defensive specialist. “She takes us out of huddles every single time because of her spunk and her attitude. When things are looking down, we look to Katie to get a spark.” Things were certainly looking down for the Cougars at this year’s Class... Full story

  • Niwot cheer cleans up at Rocky Mountain Classic

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 14, 2018

    The Niwot cheer squad is going to have to get a bigger trophy case. On Nov. 3, the Cougars took first place in the varsity show cheer competition at the USA Rocky Mountain Classic in Broomfield and qualified for a bid to the national competition in Anaheim, Calif., next February. According to Head Cheerleader Savannah Parrot, her team’s ‘clean’ routines were the key to victory. “We can’t control how quickly we advance with our skills, but we can control how clean we are with the... Full story

  • Niwot reaches state finals for first time since 1990

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 14, 2018

    Niwot’s weekend at the Denver Coliseum for 2018 Class 4A state volleyball championships had a theatrical quality to it. There were hard-fought rivalry wins, a devastating injury to a key player, inspirational performances and finally, an unlikely trip to Niwot’s first state championship match in nearly three decades. What the Cougars didn’t get was a Hollywood ending. Real-life powerhouse Lewis Palmer saw to that with an anti-climactic sweep in the finals (11-25, 15-25, 10-25). But if... Full story

  • Gunbarrel's Shelby American Collection gets fans' motors running

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 14, 2018

    What can hit 200 mph, has played a part in such beloved films as “Viva Las Vegas,” and has scads of international groupies? It’s the legendary Shelby Cobra and the Shelby Mustang. Gunbarrel is home to a museum that goes above and beyond in honoring the engineering, elegance and triumphant history of the line of autos that racers completely obsess over. The world renowned Shelby American Collection is ironically located on a quiet and unassuming cul-de-sac, in a completely nondescript... Full story

  • Living kidney donor gives health to Niwot's Keesy

    Vicky Dorvee|Nov 14, 2018

    Bob Keesy's kidneys were failing so he asked for someone to give him one of their kidneys. One way he asked was a huge banner on the fence behind his house in Niwot which read, "Bob needs a kidney." He just needed one kidney, but lucky Bob was offered two. UC Health sorted it out and transplanted the one that matched him best. It was a gift from Frankie Dubar-Nelson. Almost four months after surgery, both donor and recipient are back to their normal lives. Dubar-Nelson is doing "super-good" she... Full story

  • Local archaeologist shares discovery about early music

    Dani Hemmat|Nov 14, 2018

    Colorado has rocks that, well, rock. They are called lithophones, and a local archaeologist who first came across these strangely shaped stones 40 years ago is finally sharing their musical story. Longmont archaeologist Marilyn Martorano first laid eyes on the long, baguette-shaped rocks almost four decades ago, as a volunteer at what is now Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in southern Colorado. The clearly hand-shaped stones, which had been discovered in the area, were housed in the... Full story

  • McBride accepts district AD position

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 14, 2018

    Fresh off the heels of his school’s second team state championship of the 2018 fall sports season, Niwot assistant principal and athletic director Chase McBride announced that he will be taking his talents to the next level. Effective after the 2018-19 school year, McBride will replace the retiring Rob Berry as Executive Director of Athletics, Fine Arts, PE and Health for the St. Vrain Valley Schools. “It’s such a successful district and there are such good ADs within the district, that I... Full story

  • Local election results hold few surprises

    Jocelyn Rowley|Nov 14, 2018

    Nationwide, results of the highly anticipated 2018 midterm elections had a little something for everyone, but that was not the case in Boulder County. Locally, democratic candidates received large majorities, as did ballot measures supporting election reforms and oil and gas industry regulations. Here is a look at some (unofficial) results of particular local interest. On average, registered voters in Boulder County cast their ballots at a higher rate than their counterparts elsewhere in... Full story

  • Obituary: Donald Richard Hicks

    Nov 14, 2018

    May 3, 1933 - Nov. 2, 2018  Donald Richard “Dick” Hicks was born on May 3, 1933 to the union of Chester Carl and Anna Louise (Hubbard) Hicks of Olathe, Colorado. He graduated from Western State College in 1955 with a BS degree in Accounting and a minor degree in drafting. Dick married Ann Josephine Warfel on June 14, 1953, in Olathe, Colorado. Dick and his dad operated a logging operation and sawmill for several years. In the early 1960’s, he moved his family to Longmont to work on the... Full story

  • The NCA adds to holiday mood

    Kim Glasscock|Nov 14, 2018

    Inspired by Niwot’s “wonderful” holiday decorations coordinated by the Niwot Business Association, members of the Niwot Community Association board decided at their Nov. 7 meeting that they wanted to contribute to the town’s holiday ambiance by adding some decorations at the west entrance to town along Niwot Road. “The decorations in Whistle Stop Park, our trees and throughout town are just beautiful, but we know the budget is already prioritized and plans are in place at this time,” NCA area 3 representative Pat Murphy said. She... Full story