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  • Third Annual Around the World Day in Niwot May 20

    Deborah Fowler|May 10, 2023

    The Niwot Business Association is bringing back Around the World Day on Saturday, May 20, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting throughout the day until 4 p.m. The event was brought to life during the pandemic as a way to get people out and about in Niwot late in May when temperatures warm up. The popularity of the event with businesses and shoppers alike led to it becoming a much-anticipated annual event. This year will be the third annual Around the World Day, where local businesses throughout...

  • Property Tax Valuation increase

    Deborah Fowler|May 10, 2023

    The time has come for most of us to find a Property Tax Valuation notice in the mail. This year you will notice a significant increase in your home's value. There's good news, and then there's just news. First let's talk about Tax Assessor's Value vs. Market Value. Tax Assessor's valuation, also referred to as "Actual Value," is determined by real market data, "like" property comparisons, and information derived from property appeals. "Market Value," or the price that a property will sell for...

  • Scout Troop 161 holds Court of Honor

    Deborah Fowler|Sep 28, 2022

    ​​Scout Troop 161 held a Court of Honor on Sept. 12 where both Boy and Girl Scouts were awarded merit badges for their badge work over the summer and rank advancements. Many of the scouts had attended the week-long Camp Cris Dobbins at Peaceful Valley in the early summer. They quickly learned camp evacuation procedures as forest fires raged around the camp. As a result of this experience, each scout who attended the camp received an additional fire evacuation badge. Additional skills acq...

  • Niwot Rotary Peach Sale is on

    Deborah Fowler|Jul 27, 2022

    One of the ways The Rotary Club of Niwot serves our community is through gifts to local charities. One of their main fundraising events is the sale of cases of delicious Palisade Peaches each year, and orders are now being taken. Funds raised are given to the Rotary's partner charities. This year the Rotary Club of Niwot has a goal of selling 1,000 cases of peaches in addition to selling peach jams and vinegars. The Peach Sale fundraiser has a goal of raising $8,000 this year, that will in turn...

  • The Galloping Geese Fly through Niwot

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 29, 2022

    Niwot's Galloping Geese bike team was grateful for the cooler temperatures this past weekend as they completed the BikeMS Colorado. On June 25, they started in the early hours from Broomfield and cycled 68 miles, ending in Fort Collins where they were greeted with live music, cold beer and rest tents. The route brought them, and nearly 1,500 BikeMS riders, hurtling through Niwot between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. with a welcome rest stop at Niwot High School. The following day, they put in another 67...

  • Rotary Club of Niwot gives check to NCAA Ukraine Sculpture campaign

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 22, 2022

    The Rotary Club of Niwot, through its grant program, was able to make a generous donation of $2,000 to the Niwot Cultural Arts Association to assist in the purchase of the "Kore That Awakening" sculpture in Niwot Sculpture Park. The donation will ultimately be money sent directly to the sculptor Egor Zigora, who along with his family and studio, fled Ukraine at the beginning of the attack by Russia. The sculpture park is located at the Community Corner of Niwot, on the southwest corner of Niwot...

  • The Galloping Geese Ride Again

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 22, 2022

    The weekend of June 25-26, BikeMS Colorado will take place to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. MS is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information to the brain, and between the brain and body. Nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States, according to a study funded by the MS Society. Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. Each year, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 t...

  • Dancing Under the Stars back again for 3rd Season

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 15, 2022

    Life is better when you dance...so get your dancing shoes on. Dancing Under the Stars is back and the season is now extended! Starting Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m., Dancing Under The Stars will kick off its third season in Niwot. Located outside some of Cottonwood Squares independent stores, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, this coveted event continues all summer long, with plenty of free parking in the shopping center and surrounding areas. Dancing Under the Stars started in Boulder, offering...

  • Boy Scout Troop (BSA) 161G Court of Honor

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 15, 2022

    The BSA Troop 161 Boys Troop has been operating out of Niwot for over 50 years. In April of 2021, the Left Hand Grange approved the BSA 161G troop, which started with 6 female scouts from the surrounding areas. Two to three times a year, troops hold a Court of Honor where they award their scouts with merit badges earned, rank advancements and other awards which have been worked on throughout the year. On June 6th, the BSA 161G troop held their second court of honor, recognizing eight female...

  • Niwot's first 2022 Sidewalk Sale

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 8, 2022

    Niwot had a busy start to the first week of June, with Rock and Rails opening on Thursday night, June 2, followed by the First Friday Art Walk, and the first of two Sidewalk Sales on Saturday. Local retail businesses offered special promotions and musicians played all day around town in the brilliant sunshine. A few pop up vendors dotted around, storytellers and bubbles plus the popcorn truck with kettlekorn and shaved ice providing a wonderful atmosphere for shoppers and diners all day. The...

  • Niwot Summer starts with Rock & Rails

    Deborah Fowler|Jun 1, 2022

    Rock & Rails is a well-loved, much-attended community event in Niwot's very own Whistle Stop Park. As the recipient of the 2006 Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence for Best Promotional Event, Rock & Rails benefits many who volunteer to make all the magic happen. The free summer concert series takes the stage at Niwot's Whistle Stop Park at 1st Avenue and Murray Street in historic downtown Niwot, Colorado, and is produced by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association in conjunction with the Niwot...

  • Five Kingdoms comes to Niwot

    Deborah Fowler|May 18, 2022

    Niwot will host the next Five Kingdoms dinner to benefit the newly re-formed Slow Food chapter in Boulder. Brandon Pitcher launched 5 Kingdom dinners over 15 years ago to highlight a new approach to food, by focussing on protozoa, algae, plants, animals and fungi. Pitcher’s philosophy is that by eating these five food groups, we are creating an ecosystem of sustainable food on earth, which is better for the planet, and better for our health. Pitcher hosts regular dinners with an educational focus and to also benefit non–profit org...

  • House Blend Band 2022 - bigger and better

    Deborah Fowler|May 11, 2022

    Back by popular demand, the House Blend Band will start its 2022 concert series after Around the World Day in Niwot on Saturday, May 14. The eight-piece band, consisting of Old Oak Coffee House owners Michael Tomich (lead singer, keyboard, guitar) and Patty Machen (viola, mandolin and percussion), Michael's daughter, Paris Tomich (Lead vocals and percussion), and local Niwot/Boulder/Longmont residents Andrew Bunin (bass guitar, backing vocalist), John Lawrence (Drummer), Eric Ottem (trumpet, har...

  • Fun Fundraising at Around the World Day

    Deborah Fowler|May 11, 2022

    Niwot is renowned for its strong community and generous fundraising efforts. So the NBA (Niwot Business Association) and NCAA (Niwot Cultural Arts Association) were able to incorporate two fundraising elements into the Niwot Around the World day on May 14, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each business participating in the day by "dressing up" as a country will have a collection box for Ukraine - the money collect will go towards the purchase of the sculpture, Kore That Awakening, sculpted by Ukranian artist Egor Zigura in his Ukrainian...

  • Egg-cellent Hunt Returns

    Deborah Fowler|Apr 20, 2022

    The long-awaited return of Niwot's very own Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Pat Murphy and team (Tara Littell, Ann Mills and Todd Goad) from The Niwot Group at Compass, with help from the Niwot Market crew and the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms, was a huge success. The weather was perfect on the morning of April 16th for the 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt event at Niwot High School with Colorado's blue skies above, crisp spring temperatures, with lots of smiles and fun. The Easter Egg Hunt historically...

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