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"Resilient" Cougars fall in softball regionals

Though it was the perfect fall day for outdoor sports, the outcome of a pair of games for Niwot High School's Varsity...

 

Niwot's windy Oktoberfest

A windy Saturday didn't dampen Niwot's Oktoberfest spirits. The weather did, however, cause tossed signs, fallen chairs outsi...

 

Niwot's newest food truck

Anyone looking for dining options while at The Wheel House or Whistlestop Park might have noticed there's a new food truck...

 

A Rock & Rails favorite wins GABF gold following turbulent Covid 19 experience

Blood Orange Kolsch, brewed by Crystal Springs Brewing Company in nearby Louisville, took home gold at the recent Great...

 

Fritz Family Brewers medals at the North American Beer Awards

NIwot's Fritz Family Brewers took home their first medal at the North American Beer Awards for their Export Lager, a...

 

Farow Restaurant is open for business

On Sept. 17, Farow Restaurant (7916 Niwot Rd., Niwot) opened to the public, just a few months after announcing it was taking...

 

Cougar pride on display for homecoming

Niwot community pride was on display during last weekend's homecoming events. Friday afternoon's bright sun and cool...

 

Bootstrap Brewing wins GABF Gold

Niwot-born Bootstrap Brewing has once again medaled at this year's Great American Beer Festival awards. The brewery received...

 

Niwot's bookstores hold readings that support kids' emotional wellness

A pair of bookstore readings this past weekend supported the mental health of some of Niwot's youngest residents. Both...

 

Boulder County holds first public meeting on proposed bikeway

On Aug. 30, Boulder County residents learned more about plans for the proposed CO 119 bikeway between Boulder and Longmont...

 

RAKD helps Niwot get fit one person at a time

A lot of people may have gotten healthier over the summer and want to take their fitness to the next level. Or, they still...

 

Yesteryear Farm show draws appreciative crowds

Who says that the past has to be confined to the pages of a book? Last weekend, history was on a field and in attendees'...

 

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...

 

Honey Bee Harvest Festival brings mead to Niwot

Though Niwot can lay claim to fame as the original home of major craft brewing talent, a different beverage, mead, had its ch...

 

Back-to-school season starts off strong, but challenges remain

It's been a week since students, teachers, and staff started the new school year. After the pandemic created an...

 

Masks required indoors as students, teachers and staff head back to school

The school community was hopeful that when they returned to school this fall masks would not be required in SVVSD schools....

 

Preservation work begins on Eddie Running Wolf sculptures

Some of the most dramatic pieces of public art in Niwot are three works created by the gifted artist Eddie Running Wolf, who...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    July 28, 2021

Wanda Fisher retires from Bank of Estes Park

Things are changing at the Bank of Estes Park in Niwot. Long term vice president and Branch President Wanda Fisher is...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    July 28, 2021

Niwot author honored with Colorado Book Award

Niwot-based author R.L. Maizes' latest book, Other People's Pets, has something new to celebrate. On June 26, her latest...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    July 14, 2021

Rock & Rails finds mid-season groove

Like a lot of other well-loved community activities, last year Rock & Rails faced cancellation in the wake of pandemic...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    July 7, 2021

Farow Restaurant to open in former Lucky Pie space

Since Lucky Pie closed its doors last August, many have been wondering what business might replace it. Finally, it looks...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 30, 2021

Niwot Tavern reopens for dine-in service

Known for the past 14 months for takeout and outdoor concerts that offered a safe outdoor community gathering spot during COV...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 30, 2021

Area farmer asks for return of six-foot rooster

Niwot area farmer Colter Hoyt took to social media to try to encourage the return of a valued farm gateway decoration – a...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 23, 2021

Niwot celebrates blacksmith shop centennial

It's possible to feel the past when you walk down Niwot's historic 2nd Avenue. In a few days, residents will be able to...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 9, 2021

Niwot realtor organizes fundraiser for India

India has been reeling from the effects of COVID-19, with more than 338,000 deaths and nearly 28.5 million cases as of June...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 2, 2021

Niwot Jewelry 25th + Pinocchios + Thistle and Ivy = Celebrations

When you hit a major business anniversary there's reason to celebrate. When owners open two businesses in the middle of a...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 26, 2021

Inching back to normal: Locals respond to new public health guidelines

When the Center for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed the mask wearing mandate for fully vaccinated individuals, it caug...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 19, 2021

Classic car shows return to Niwot

Niwot Market and Niwot Tavern are teaming up this summer to bring hot rods, muscle cars, lowriders and live music to...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 12, 2021

Plante: New retailer is a haven for houseplant hobbyists

A tip from a Gunbarrel reader led the Courier to this new store, dedicated entirely to the sale and care of houseplants, at...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 5, 2021

Gift Guide: Keep it local this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're considering how to show appreciation to someone special, there are...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 5, 2021

Niwot Around the World Day

For months, Niwot has been the site of a string of events to give residents a reason to safely gather during the pandemic...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 28, 2021

Fritz Family Brewers gets closer to opening day

Last week's unexpected spring storm may have snarled traffic, but it didn't stop Cory Buenning from showing up at his future...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 28, 2021

North Metro water suppliers ask customers to conserve

As warmer spring weather takes hold and homeowners enact plans for lawncare and landscaping, North Denver Metro water...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 21, 2021

Back on stage: Rock & Rails to resume in 2021

Last year, Niwot's signature summer music series, Rock & Rails, went off the rails thanks to pandemic-related safety...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 21, 2021

Boulder County holds virtual meeting on Hwy. 287 transportation planning

Last fall, Boulder County kicked off its planning process for the future of Highway 287 with an extensive feasibility study f...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 14, 2021

Niwot Sidewalk Sale returns on April 17

One of last year's favorite Niwot downtown events, the Sidewalk Sale on 2nd Avenue and at Cottonwood Square, is set to...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 7, 2021

Co-founder Terry Olkin talks about Left Hand Robotics sale to Toro

Recently, Longmont-based Left Hand Robotics experienced one of the biggest transitions a company can have. The beloved region...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 31, 2021

The Flower Bin celebrates 50 Years in business

A trip to the Flower Bin is a spring ritual for many homeowners. The nursery is their resource as they're planning their...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 31, 2021

Blessings Day Spa opens in Cottonwood Square

This past month, the Niwot business community grew larger with the opening of Blessings Day Spa in Cottonwood Square. With ow...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 24, 2021

Tip Top Savory Pies to open Gunbarrel location

Savory pies, whiskey barrel roasted coffee on nitro, and New Zealand-style ice cream are just some of the items customers...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 17, 2021

Gunbarrel's Beyond the Mountain Brewing begins distribution

This month, Gunbarrel-based Beyond the Mountain Brewing announced that it will begin distributing to liquor stores...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 17, 2021

DRF Real Estate earns B Corporation status

2021 is getting off to a good start for one Niwot business. DRF Real Estate, LLC, has been certified as a B Corporation, an...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 3, 2021

Pinocchios is open for business with new owners

With its large front windows, bright red sign, and prominent patio area, it's hard to miss Pinocchios Restaurant as you...

 

Little Shops at Niwot to return March 1

The Little Holiday Shops at Niwot, the Cottonwood Square microbusiness retail store that closed its doors at the end of last...

 

Get to know the Niwot Business Association

Most Niwot residents know that the Niwot Business Association (NBA) offers business support and networking, and also hosts...

 

Teacher of the Year Nominations now open

In a year full of challenges, educators have gone above and beyond to support their students. Teachers have been placed in...

 

Celebrate the weekend with Niwot's Après Ski pop ups

On Saturday Jan. 30, Niwot's downtown will be transformed into a festival worthy of any Colorado ski town. A subcommittee of...

 

1914 House reopens

There's good news for anyone looking for more variety when they eat locally in Niwot. As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 ,...

 

Jump Start January with Niwot's Fun Run

As part of Jump Start January, everyone is invited to join in a community fun run. Runners should meet in front of Niwot...

 

Barista art comes to The Old Oak Coffeehouse

For more than a year and a half, The Old Oak coffeehouse has displayed local art to their caffeine-craving customers. Now...

 

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