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 By Abigail Scott    News    June 24, 2020

Alivia Bell, Niwot barber shop owner, suffers severe bicycle accident

Alivia Bell has owned and operated the Niwot barber shop for the past thirteen years. Throughout her tenure, she has made las...

 

Mwebaza Foundation organizes community mural to support Ugandan partner communities

Since 2008, the Mwebaza Foundation has been an integral part of our Niwot community. The nonprofit has expanded its partner...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    May 6, 2020

Local jeweler makes hopeful necklace

Jeanette McPherson first started making jewelry out of necessity instead of desire. From 1998 – 2000, McPherson owned...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    April 22, 2020

Vapor Distillery makes and donates sanitizer to community

It can prove difficult to spot a silver lining amidst the current global pandemic. Daily news bombards us with rising...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    April 22, 2020

Local nonprofits get creative to stay afloat

Our local nonprofits do tremendous work in supporting the Boulder County community. However, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    April 15, 2020

Upside down and rightside up living during COVID-19

I always figured if I made it through a Colorado winter living in my built-out Dodge ProMaster cargo van, then everything...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    April 8, 2020

Left Hand Laurel-Lori and Russ Lindemann

Lori and Russ Lindemann moved to the Gunbarrel Estates neighborhood in 1994 with their two children and niece in tow. For...

 

Niwot's places of worship suspend services

In small towns, churches are much more than simply places of worship to gather on Sunday mornings. They provide a space for...

 

Niwot Elementary Children's Book & Art Sale breaks record

This past Wednesday, Niwot Elementary School hosted its 12th annual Children's Book and Art Sale to benefit The Mwebaza...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    March 4, 2020

24th annual Soup, Soup and More community dinner

In the midst of a busy life, it's tempting to overlook the need for good conversation and a home-cooked meal. We spend time s...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    March 4, 2020

Stamp out the winter doldrums with the Shop Niwot Love Niwot Passport

A big part of Niwot's charm lies in its unique retail and dining options, which consistently deliver an experience unlike...

 

Niwot Elementary hosts Mwebaza Foundation Book and Art Sale

Stop by Niwot Elementary School on March 4 and shop the 12th annual Children's Book and Art Sale. Each year, the elementary...

 

New NBA president takes the helm

After 12 years, former Niwot Business Association President Tony Santelli, has stepped aside. Eric Bergeson, owner of Niwot...

 

Niwot Wheel Works to move into former Powder Keg space

For more than two years, the former Powder Keg Brewery space has sat empty on the corner of Murray Street and 2nd Avenue, to...

 

Jeff & Paige Winter Performances at Gunbarrel Brewing Company

Looking for a winter outing that is fun for parents and children? Look no further than Gunbarrel Brewing Company. This treasu...

 

The Lookout Alliance hosts fracking threat presentation

On Thursday, Dec. 12, Lookout Alliance, 350 Boulder County, and Colorado Rising hosted a community forum that discussed threats from proposed fracking development in Boulder...

 

FRCC receives $1 million for manufacturing training

This past year, Front Range Community College expanded its Center for Integrated Manufacturing and added new programs to...

 

Lookout Alliance urges the time to act is now

Oil and gas development in Boulder County is on pause until March 2020, but that doesn’t mean The Lookout Alliance has taken a break. In collaboration with 350 Colorado, TLA...

 

Beyond The Mountain brewery to host inaugural Icculus Day

Beyond The Mountain Brewing Co. in Gunbarrel is one of Boulder County's many awesome breweries just steps from our...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 30, 2019

Lefty's Pizza Celebrates 25 Years in Niwot

Our town is home to many noteworthy eateries offering mouthwatering dishes and a place to catch up with family, friends and...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 30, 2019

Finkel & Garf hosts weekly Pints With a Purpose

Local Gunbarrel brewery, Finkel & Garf, is a beloved staple in the community. Sunday afternoons can be whiled away on the patio with a delicious, uncomplicated beer in hand. T...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 23, 2019

Sprouting wings leads to growing unexpected roots

Last year, my partner and I moved to Niwot for the dual purposes of not wanting to live in Boulder while wanting a place...

 

Front Range Community College offering nursing bachelor's degree

Colorado is suffering from a shortage of nurses with four-year BSNs degrees - needing as many as 500 new nurses to fill the void. Looking forward, that figure is expected to...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 16, 2019

Fringe celebrates National Pizza Month

Fringe Pizza (5400 Spine Rd., Boulder) is celebrating National Pizza Month throughout the month of October with its newest...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 9, 2019

Fall Flavors Part II

With the first snowfall predicted for Oct. 10, Boulder County restaurants are closing up patios for the turn season. That...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 2, 2019

Boulder County lawsuit against Crestone Peak dismissed

Late last month, a judge in Boulder County District Court dismissed 20 of the 34 claims brought in a lawsuit filed by the Board of County Commissioners in 2018 to halt a...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 2, 2019

Local eateries offer autumnal treats

Autumn ushers in more than scenic golden aspen groves and crisp fall evenings. Our locally loved Niwot coffee shops, bars,...

 

Niwot High students strike for climate change awareness

The controversial topic of climate change resides at the forefront of Front Range residents' hearts and minds. Living next...

 

Sunset Middle School to host 4th annual Spartan Fall Crawl

Autumn brings crisp mornings, spiced treats, shorter days, and, for many excited Sunset Middle Schoolers, the annual Spartan...

 

Classic Looks Celebrates 30 Years of Business

Classic Looks in Cottonwood Square celebrated its 30th anniversary on Aug. 15. The salon has been a fixture in this...

 

The Niwot Trot returns for its 14th year

On Sept. 22, the highly anticipated Niwot Trot road race returns once again to the tranquil streets of Niwot.This year marks...

 

Family Village Co-op reopens its doors

Family Village in Longmont is modeled on a communal premise which many societies depended on only decades ago. In the past, f...

 

Mwebaza Foundation completes Project Uganda: Cougars/CDC Creating Classrooms

Last year, Mwebaza Foundation set the goal of outfitting Niwot Elementary’s sister school, Mwebaza Infant Primary School...

 

ABLE to Sail Benefit Concert This Week

ABLE to Sail is a Longmont-based youth empowerment camp that seeks to help kids of all ages gain self-esteem, overcome...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    August 21, 2019

Lookout Alliance presents effects of oil & gas production

In February, Colorado State University played host to the Medical Symposium on Health Effects of Oil & Gas Development...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    August 21, 2019

Sunset Middle teachers enjoy the first week back

Heading back to school is often a mix of emotions for students and teachers alike. For many students, the end of summer is...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    August 14, 2019

Mwebaza Foundation fosters cross-cultural understanding

The Aug. 22 Rock & Rails Tip Jar recipient is The Mwebaza Foundation, founded right here in Niwot. The Mwebaza Foundation...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    August 7, 2019

Meet the Shire horses from Niwot's July 4th Parade

Casey MacKenzie’s calm energy mirrors that of the Shire horses she has spent over a decade raising. Just stepping onto the...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    August 7, 2019

Niwot Florist under new ownership

A quick perusal of Niwot Market is all it takes to notice a new aesthetic throughout the floral department. That’s because...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 31, 2019

Good oil and gas regulations make good neighbors

The Lookout Alliance gathered on Wednesday, July 24 at The Left Hand Grange (195 2nd Avenue, Niwot) to discuss newly released...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 31, 2019

My Mom's Pies has closed its doors - for now

Anyone walking down Murray Street from 2nd Avenue was often treated to sweetly scented wafts of freshly baked pies emanating...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 24, 2019

Commissioners vote to keep oil & gas moratorium until March 2020

We’re fortunate to live in a state whose geography and geology is diverse and varied, yielding dramatic landscapes that...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 24, 2019

Resurrected Niwot Garden Club meets for second time

Reminders of Niwot’s historic garden club, originating in 1938, are easily spotted around Boulder County. From the gazebo...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 17, 2019

Front Range Community College unveils new facility

Front Range Community College, located in Longmont, is gearing up to open another branch in its Center for Integrated...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 10, 2019

Via Mobility provides transportation options

Niwotians will agree that Rock & Rails is a great way to bring the community together each week, hear some killer live music...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 10, 2019

Sculpture Park's Newest Resident - Meriwether Prairie Dog

Behold, the simple prairie dog. Cute, occasionally controversial, almost always an afterthought when contemplating our...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 3, 2019

Niwot High grad launches companion care program Mon Ami

In 2018, Mary Gillett graduated from Niwot High School and headed west for Stanford University. During her first year, she...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    July 3, 2019

Jody Evans sparks joy and connection with hula hoops

Jody Evans didn’t start hula hooping with the intention of forming a business from the activity. Instead, she took up hula...

 

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