Published on Saturday, July 28 2012 16:04
LID Budget Talks
BY KIM GLASSCOCK
Funding requests and discussions of a possible 2013 LID budget highlighted the agenda for the July 3 Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee meeting.
LID members unanimously agreed to allocate $3,500 for marketing and promotion of Niwot Left Hander’s Day on August 11 in Cottonwood Square Shopping Center.
Published on Sunday, July 22 2012 22:58
Name The Duck Contest
BY NELLIE NIBNOSE
We’ve had some more great names suggested. Another shout-out goes to Theo Dirks, Sam Kent, Denise Chamberlain and Todd Ahlgrim for making me quack up. You all get extra points for creativity.
To sweeten the pot, Whistlestop Frozen Yogurt in Cottonwood Square Shopping Center has graciously offered a $20 gift certificate to the winning entry. So not only will your name be immortalized in Niwot lore, you’ll have a very sweet reward.
Remember to have your Five Bucks to have a duck in the Courier’s Fifth Annual Duck Race. The $5 suggested donations (the lawyer made me say that) will go to funding the new Niwot Children’s Park. Word on the street has it that there’s going to be a really cool water feature at the park, so our duck will have a place to hang all summer.
Please help Niwot’s dejected Duck find a name. The duck is really tired of those Florida palm trees.
Photo by Vicki Maurer
Published on Saturday, July 14 2012 17:44
Left Hand Laurels: Anne Rose and Katie Rose
As the academic year comes to a close, schools all over the district are recognizing the volunteers who contribute so much to their students. At Indian Peaks Elementary, two of the most committed volunteers are a mother and daughter duo from Niwot.
Anne and Katie Rose do everything from getting clothing, furniture and more into the hands of needy families, running the silent auction fundraiser, organizing the annual carnival, and collecting stuffed animals, to producing the Indian Peaks Elementary yearbook.
According to Indian Peaks Elementary School Principal Judy Orbanosky, Anne Rose is “just like the Energizer Bunny. I see everything she does, and it makes me tired just watching her.”
Anne said, “It all started when I needed extra clothes in the nurse’s office for when kids had accidents or didn’t have enough warm clothes for the weather.” She put the word out at Boulder Country Day School where her children were students at the time, and the donations started coming in.Read more: Left Hand Laurels: Anne Rose and Katie Rose July 2012
Published on Saturday, July 14 2012 17:16
Niwot Gateway Sign Dedicated June 21
With the installation of an eye-catching gateway sign, Niwot takes another step to increase its visibility to travelers along the Diagonal. The dedication ceremony at the first Rock N Rails concert on June 21 marked the final step of a long and sometimes challenging, but ultimately rewarding, process.
When the LID was first approved, Niwot’s business owners started talking about how to use some of the funding to bring more attention and visibility to Niwot.Read more: Niwot Gateway Sign Dedicated June 21 2012
Published on Thursday, May 31 2012 14:28
BY DONNA CURRIE
When Steve and Leslie Kaczeus’ new brewery, Bootstrap Brewing, opens in June, it will be Niwot’s first brewery and what the couple hopes will be a destination location, drawing people from Niwot, Longmont, Boulder, and beyond.
The couple lives in Niwot. “We get to walk to work,” Steve said, but it’s not just proximity that made them choose Niwot for the business. Both Steve and Leslie said that the community in Niwot has been very welcoming.
Starting a brewery is not an easy task. Steve had been home brewing beer since 1993, but “got serious the last four years.” The couple went to a craft beer conference where they fell in love with the culture surrounding beer brewing.
In the high-tech industry where they had both worked, competitors kept secrets. In the brewing world, breweries shared information freely.
Photo by Donna Currie
Leslie and Steve Kaczeus are eager to open their new brewery in Niwot.