By Anne Dyni 

Yesterday's News - Old Engine #10


Courtesy of Anne Dyni

Engine #10 was decked out every Fourth of July for the parade down Second Avenue in Niwot. Dick Hicks and Mike Holubec always looked forward to getting behind the wheel once again for the annual event.

It's a service we take for granted today - our local fire department. But until the late 1960s, Niwot's fire protection came from Longmont, which at the time had only one truck assigned to cover rural calls.

All of that changed in 1968, however, when the Left Hand Men's Club formed Niwot's volunteer fire department. Only Mike Holubec and Pete Plantiga had any previous experience, so they were...

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