Published on Friday, November 30 2012 20:06
Letters to the Editor
Your article about the Intersection Improvement Project answered some, but not all, of my questions. In the middle of the Great Recession, why is CDOT spending tax dollars on this type of project?
I’ve lived in Niwot over 20 years and it is beyond me why this non-essential spending is occurring now. Why is it imperative to put in a concrete intersection? Why do we need better road drainage in a decade of drought? What are “water quality ponds” and do they come with ducks?
No really, why do we need ponds in the median? When is the government going to learn that taxpayers want spending to be lean and meaningful?
— Dave Miescke
While we were expecting a projected $1,000 donation for the Niwot Children’s Park from Lefthander’s Day, we have been pleasantly surprised that the event champions, after closing the books, are able to contribute $1,500 to the Niwot Children’s Park fund. This is a wonderful example of the Niwot community and the Niwot businesses coming together to make a significant contribution to a project that will benefit the entire community for many years to come.
This would not have been possible without the efforts of event champions Tara Shaheen of the Niwot Tavern, and Allison Steele of the Niwot Market, who deserve a special thanks for a great job, well done for Niwot. They performed in spite of some 11th hour cancellations - the band cancelled two days before and children’s games organizers cancelled on the day of the event.
The Lefthanders Day volunteers, including the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, did a great job making the event enjoyable to all who attended. Dan Hawk of Edward Jones managed the alcohol booth with a crack team pouring Left Hand Brewery and Boot Strap Brewery beverages.
Tom Smathers of Abo’s Pizza did a magnificent job arranging the substitute music that was beyond good. Dancing and fun prevailed during a great celebration of Niwot’s name heritage.
Niwot Business Association
An open letter of Thanks to Rosemary Bruce:
You have been a great friend over many years. First as a fellow beekeeper and now since 2007 you’ve provided needed ambulatory equipment for Lynn, such as walkers, wheelchair and anything else deemed necessary to keep him going. Thanks for all the caring and interest in his welfare before his passing away Oct. 23, 2012.
Published on Wednesday, October 31 2012 17:19
Meeting Thursday November 15th , 6 pm, 1777 Broadway (corner of Canyon + Broadway)
October 29, 2012
To the Editor:
We are currently residents of Gunbarrel North & have owned our home for 12 years.
We are writing to protest the proposed Alexan at Gunbarrel Flats development that is currently up for site review. As committed residents we see several problems if this project is allowed to go forward.
Published on Saturday, October 27 2012 17:45
Why I Will Vote Yes on 3A
BY BRUCE WARREN
State funding of our public schools has been cut once again, leaving it up to local school districts to make up the difference. Until Colorado state legislators have the political courage to fix state law to provide the tax revenue we need, we will continue to suffer long lines to get a driver’s license, delays in the justice system, inadequate housing for inmates, lack of rehabilitation program resources, and inequities in taxation, just to name a few.
But the one area we, as citizens, have an opportunity to address directly this fall is funding for local schools. The mill levy override on the ballot for the St. Vrain Valley School District does not provide increased funding for education, but merely tries to close some of the gap created by the loss of state funds.
Public education is so important to our future that it hardly seems necessary to say so. A cursory review of history indicates that Western civilization has advanced due to public education, and developing nations continue to struggle largely because of poor or non-existent public education systems.
St. Vrain Valley schools, led by Niwot High School, are some of the most highly ranked schools in the nation. Businesses locate here because of excellent schools.
By approving the mill levy override we have a chance to insure that we maintain that level of excellence.
Vote “Yes” on Ballot Issue 3A.
Published on Wednesday, October 31 2012 15:15
Lefthander’s Day donates more than $1,500 to Niwot Children’s Park
To the Editor:
While we were expecting a projected $1,000 donation for the Niwot Children's Park from Lefthander’s Day, we have been pleasantly surprised that the event champions, after closing the books, are able to contribute $1,500, to the Niwot Children's Park fund. This is a wonderful example of the Niwot community and the Niwot businesses coming together to make a significant contribution to a project that will benefit the entire community for many years to come.
This would not have been possible without the efforts of Event Champions, Tara Shaheen of the Niwot Tavern , and Allison Steele of the Niwot Market, who deserve a special thanks for a great job, well done for Niwot. They performed in spite of some 11th hour cancellations - the band cancelled two days before and children's games organizers cancelled on the day of the event.Read more: Lefthander’s Day donates more than $1,500 to Niwot Children’s Park 10.31.12
Published on Thursday, May 17 2012 10:30
Letters to the Editor JUNE 2012
NO VOTE ON PID ADVISORY BALLOT
Dear Editor,In the June time frame, there will be a very important advisory ballot concerning whether to put a proposal on the November ballot to create a special taxing district (PID) in Niwot for street resurfacing. We believe this approach is ill advised and will cost Niwot residents considerably more in taxes than is reasonable. Read more: Letters To The Editor June 2012