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 By Kathy Trauner    News    January 18, 2023

Story Behind the Name: Parker Park

Gene Parker was in his late thirties when he and his wife Denise bought a spanking new home in Gunbarrel's Heatherwood subdivision. The year was 1967, and most of Heatherwood was still a twinkle in...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

LID approves funding for Diagonal connection plan

The Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) advisory committee approved a $10,000 expenditure for connectivity planning, accepting a proposal from Niwot architectural firm Fletemeyer & Lee...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 11, 2023

Rock & Rails crew cleans up Whistle Stop Park

The 2022 Rock & Rails summer concert season has long been over, but offseason work continues. Co-managers Vicki Maurer and Dan Hawk organized a crew of 11 to meet up at Whistle Stop Park Jan. 7...

 

Chris Teta Profile

I am a father of one girl and three boys, all of whom played high school sports. Julia and Andrew are Niwot and CU graduates, while Matt is a senior at CU and Callan is taking a snowboarding-focused...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 28, 2022

Jason Champion earns Eagle Scout rank

Jason Champion was awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout rank at a ceremony at the Left Hand Grange Dec. 12. Champion, a member of Troop 161 B of the Boy Scouts of America, has been involved in scouting...

 

Story Behind the Name: Comer Field

Monte Comer was a kid with a lot of friends. He was a fixture on his baseball team in the Gunbarrel Lefthand Valley Recreation Association, or GLVRA as it was known (now Niwot Youth Sports). He had...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 9, 2022

Holiday lighting, dancing and planning on LID agenda

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...

 
 By Jessica Walker    News    October 5, 2022

Records fall at 15th Annual Niwot Trot

After a three year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, downtown Niwot hosted a packed and fast crowd of runners, joggers and walkers for the 15th annual Niwot Trot 5K on Sunday, Oct. 2. The starting...

 

Niwot Trot 5K returns

The Niwot Trot 5k run/walk is back for its 15th year following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This family-friendly race annually draws over 500 participants, both from Niwot...

 

Biff Warren inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame

Niwot attorney, co-founder of the Left Hand Valley Courier, longtime Niwot resident and (extremely) active community member, Bruce "Biff" Warren, received yet another honor this week. Partner and foun...

 

Rock & Rails closes out a successful season

Rock & Rails' second complete season following pandemic interruptions was a notable success. A full slate of musical acts played each Thursday between Jun. 2 and Aug. 25 and included 26 musical...

 
 By Leigh Suskin    News    September 7, 2022

Lobster Fest

On Saturday, September 3, Niwot said farewell to summer in its traditional style–festive and focused, with an eye towards helping others. Lobster Fest was better than ever–the lobster (flown in...

 
 By Yule Peterson    News    August 31, 2022

The bands played on – for JARED

The first Thursday night after Rock & Rails will feature a "bonus" concert, sponsored by the JARED Foundation. Anyone looking for one last night of the summer concert season will have a chance to...

 
 By Yule Peterson    News    August 31, 2022

Nalani returns to her roots in Niwot

The last concert of the Rock & Rails 2022 season opened with the amazing blues sound of Nalani playing the upright bass. Her throaty vocals, accompanied by her bass, made folks want to get up and...

 
 By Yule Peterson    News    August 24, 2022

Community Band opens for Rock & Rails

The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band opened Rock & Rails Thursday night, Aug. 18, at the Whistle Stop Park with a set list ranging from “Stairway to Heaven” to “In Heaven There Is No Beer.” The band, under the direction of...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    August 17, 2022

NBA meeting highlights

The August meeting of the Niwot Business Association was held Aug. 9 at Niwot Market, with 34 members attending. The timely topic of fire prevention, emergency preparations, and insurance coverage gave members useful information in the wake of the...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    August 10, 2022

National Night Out Success

Downtown Niwot's National Night Out event on Aug. 2 was a huge success, with many community members enjoying hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks, courtesy of the Boulder County Sheriff's office. The...

 
 By Yule Peterson    News    August 10, 2022

Good Music Medicine opened Aug. 4 Rock & Rails

The opener at Rock & Rails Thursday night Aug. 4 was the band "Good Music Medicine," featuring Niwot resident Joe Pacheco, and Thomas Dow. The duo played a great mix of folk and blues music....

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    August 3, 2022

LID Revenues Continue to Climb-Lobster on the Menu

Revenues of the Niwot Local Improvement District keep climbing, with the latest report showing $24,878.21 collected in May from the LID’s 1% sales tax, which was more than 25% higher than May 2021 collections. Overall, the year-to-date collections...

 

Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fundraiser - what's the latest?

The Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fund is into its last group of events in an effort to get to the $100,000 finish line. Headed by Niwot Business Association President Deb Fowler, the effort...

 
 By Sydney Rothstein    News    July 27, 2022

Niwot Community Band to play National Anthem at Rockies game

This Friday, July 29, the Colorado Rockies face the LA Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver, and the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band is scheduled to perform the National Anthem to open the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 13, 2022

County Commissioner Democratic race down to the wire

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...

 
 By Yule Peterson    News    July 6, 2022

Derek DeMuth at Rock & Rails

This past week's Rock & Rails concert had a unique opening performance by the talented Derek DeMuth. Despite the threatening weather, many came to enjoy this young artist's great music. Derek...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 29, 2022

Tierro Band takes the stage this Thursday

It's a special moment when a local musician can take the stage at Rock & Rails. That's what will happen this Thursday as Tierro Band with Bridget Law headlines. The group is helmed by guitarist,...

 
 By Yule Peterson    News    June 29, 2022

Stangebyrds Opened June 22 at Rock & Rails

Last Thursday night at Rock & Rails Concert, the crowd was entertained during the opening by the gifted and talented pair known as the Strangebyrds. At 5 p.m. they started their set with a song...

 
 By Deborah Fowler    News    June 22, 2022

The Galloping Geese Ride Again

The weekend of June 25-26, BikeMS Colorado will take place to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. MS is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts t...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 15, 2022

Mojomama headlines this week at Rock & Rails

Mojomama is no stranger to the Rock & Rails stage and each year the award-winning rhythm and blues band is pleased to return. Jessica Rogalski, the band's co-founder and soloist, talked to us abou...

 
 By Yule Petersen    News    June 8, 2022

Rock & Rails kicks off

This year's Rock & Rails season kicked off–appropriately–with the high-energy funk music of Funkiphino. Niwot's free summer concert series runs every Thursday night, June through August, in Wh...

 
 By Deborah Fowler    News    June 1, 2022

Niwot Summer starts with Rock & Rails

Rock & Rails is a well-loved, much-attended community event in Niwot's very own Whistle Stop Park. As the recipient of the 2006 Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence for Best Promotional...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 25, 2022

Rock & Rails Preview

Rock & Rails, Niwot's signature summer concert series, kicks off the 2022 season on June 2 with popular local guitarist Kevin Dooley opening for Funkiphino at Whistle Stop Park, located at the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022

LID approves funding for 3 events

The Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) approved five funding requests at its regular meeting May 3, including funding for three popular community events. Scott Firle chaired the meeting, with...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 6, 2022

Jeff Knight appointed to LID Advisory Committee

Jeff Knight, a Niwot resident since 2005, was appointed to the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) by the Boulder County Commissioners. Knight was designated by the Niwot...

 

Whistle Stop Park may live up to historic name

Do you like Rock & Rails? Have you ever ridden the Winter Park Ski Train? A summer version of that train may be coming to Niwot on Thursday evenings for our town's summer concert series. The word...

 

Left Hand Grange kicks off farm series with Ollin Farms

Left Hand Grange is going to be helping the community get to know local growers this season by hosting a series of farm-related mini-talks. The lead two events in the series will be a pair of...

 

Fence damaged at Whistle Stop Park

Damage to the fence on the east side of Whistle Stop Park was discovered recently. It appears that a vehicle crashed into the fence, breaking off two sections of the rail fence sometime before Feb....

 

Rock & Rails returns to Niwot for 16th year

The popular weekly concert series Rock & Rails is returning to Niwot's Whistle Stop Park for 13 shows in 2022, and organizers are gearing up for another great summer of live music and family fun...

 

Be the change you wish to see in 2022

Like it or not, 2022 is just around the corner, and if your plans for the new year involve bettering the world, there's no better place to start than your own community. The Left Hand Valley is home t...

 

Think local when considering your year-end giving

In 2020, charitable giving rose to an all-time high in the U.S., even as many Americans struggled with uncertainty and disruptions. While that is good news for the nation's non-profit organizations, t... Full story

 

Historical Society offers Niwot winter notecards

Since 1993, the Niwot Historical Society has been on a mission to collect, preserve, and share memories from the town's rich and storied past, which stretches back nearly 150 years. Starting...

 

Niwot LID committee hosts community groups

As part of the effort to update the town's five-year strategic plan, the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee invited leaders from more than a dozen local community organizations to a...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 3, 2021

Breyer receives 2021 Golden Hammer honor

Niwot realtor Pat Murphy presented the 2021 Golden Hammer Award to long-time Niwot volunteer Julie Breyer at the Great Pumpkin Party Oct. 30. In presenting the award, Murphy noted that Breyer was...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 27, 2021

Fall clean-up at Niwot parks

Volunteers from Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot came out on a brisk fall Saturday morning Oct. 23 to clean up the Niwot Children's Park after a busy summer. The crew, young and old, picked...

 

Great Pumpkin Party returns to Niwot on Oct. 30

What has thousands of legs and puts on a disguise to invade downtown Niwot each October? The annual Great Pumpkin Party and Parade, a family-friendly celebration of all things fall and Halloween....

 

Niwot LID board seats newest member at October meeting

In its first face-to-face meeting since March 2020, the Niwot Local Improvement District advisory committee heard a request to fund Niwot Holiday Magic, discussed the recent strategic planning...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 1, 2021

RISE Benefit Concert is made to entertain

Sometimes you just have the music in you, and other times you just wanna get the music in you. Either way, the annual RISE Benefit Concert in Niwot will help satiate music lovers of all ages. The very...

 

Niwot Troop 161 welcomes new scouts

Niwot Boy Scout pack 161 resumed in-person meetings on Monday, Aug. 23 at Whistle Stop Park. The boys, leadership, and parents were pleased to conduct their meetings in real life rather than online....

 

Catch the buzz!

The first Niwot Honey Bee Harvest Festival will take flight on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring hives of fun activity around town. Look for flyers posted with the schedule of the day's...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    August 4, 2021

'Nantucket comes to Niwot'

Niwot isn't anywhere near the North Atlantic coast, but it was hard to tell the difference at the July 31 Lobster Fest at Whistle Stop Park. Between the freshly-caught seafood and the persistent drizz...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    August 4, 2021

Putting the lobsters in Lobster Fest

Cooking fresh lobster and serving it to a crowd is a challenge in any circumstance, but doing it in a land-locked state like Colorado state adds another level of difficulty. Luckily for organizers of...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 14, 2021

New England favorite makes long-awaited return to Niwot

Summer in Niwot hasn't been quite the same since Lobster Bash left 2nd Avenue, but the late, lamented community feast is making a comeback. On July 31, the Niwot Business Association is hosting the...

 

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