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Arts Student of the Week - Najla Onofre Valles

"Ever since I was in elementary school," Najla Onofre Valles admits, "I've been wanting to use a guitar and learn how to play it. I just thought it would be something really fun to do." Valles, who...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    January 11, 2023

Let's Wine About Winter 2023

After a brief hiatus, Let's Wine About Winter, one of Niwot's most popular events, is scheduled to return to Niwot on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Suspended for two years, one of the many...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Greta Stauch

Greta Stauch has a passion for choral music. The Niwot High School sophomore describes the music as "a group of people attempting to blend their voices into one sound with as much beauty as...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Aiden Sagner

"There is a kind of closeness in the theater," the musical composer John Kander once said. "The rehearsal pianist, the head carpenter, the stage manager, the star of the show-all are family." Niwot...

 

Students from Sunset Middle School and Niwot High School selected to Colorado All State Choir

Four Sunset Middle School students and nine Niwot High School students have been selected to perform in the Spring 2023 Colorado All State choirs. Charlotte Stauch, Bryce Grayless, Athil Henderson...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Sebastian Aguirre

During the first week of December, the Niwot High School Jazz Band played in an unusual venue. Instead of performing in the school auditorium, where such performances have been held in the past, the...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Mya Wells

Arts Student of the Week Mya Wells has fond memories of the music that surrounded her during her childhood in California. "My mom was born in Mexico. In the morning she'd sing mariachi songs while...

 

Art Student of the Week: ReyLynn Killinger

Although ReyLynn Killinger specializes in beautifully drafted, intricate graphite portraits, the Niwot High School senior gets especially excited when she talks about her work as a make-up artist. "I...

 

Arts Student of the Week Paige Ioerger

For someone who has always been interested in theater, Paige Ioerger knew at an early age that acting was not her calling. "I did a little of it when I was young," Ioerger said, "but I've stepped...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Mark Crochiere

If there is one art form Niwot High School senior Mark Crochiere would encourage people to try, it would be ceramics. "Just try out ceramics," Crochiere says. "It's not for everyone, but you can't...

 

"Noises Off" Opening at Niwot High School on Nov. 10, 2022

By the time the curtain rises for the opening night of the Niwot High School theater production "Noises Off," the student actors and stage crew will have clocked more than 150 hours of rehearsal...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Shefali Joshi

Shefali Joshi has an earnest curiosity about the world which lights up her face when she talks about her studies and her plans for the future. This curiosity led the Niwot High School sophomore to tak...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    October 26, 2022

Farmers Insurance welcomes new owner

Niwot's local Farmers Insurance office is under new ownership. As of Oct. 1, 2022, Lindsey Cumberland became the new owner of the Leigh Suskin Agency, located in Cottonwood Square Shopping Center. Cum...

 

Arts Student of the Week Sophie Arnett-Simon

In seventh grade, Sophie Arnett-Simon traveled with her family to New York City for spring break. While they were there, they saw "Wicked" on Broadway. The moment the show started, Arnett-Simon knew t...

 

Art Student of the Week: Kaitlyn Duncan

Discipline is a trait Kaitlyn Duncan developed at an early age. Duncan, the Niwot High School Arts Student of the Week, is a section leader in the Niwot Band flute section. Growing up, she tried to...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    October 12, 2022

Colorado Landmark Realtors Acquired by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF)

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF), an independent brokerage firm headquartered in Avon, Colorado, with 34 offices located throughout Denver, the Vail Valley, Summit County and the Roaring...

 

Arts Student of the Week: John Hu

Keynes Chen, the Niwot High School Orchestra Director and the Assistant Director of Band, said his student, John Hu, "has shown dedication and strong leadership ever since he was a freshman at NHS."...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Paige Hahn

When you listen to Paige Hahn talk about her daily schedule, it is easy to get the impression that this dynamic Niwot High School junior never sleeps. Her coursework in the high school International...

 

Danae Shanti Thrive opens in Una Vida

Danae Shanti, author of the book, Wise Inside: 7 Easy Steps to Access Your Intuition and Live with Confidence, recently relocated her business, Danae Shanti Thrive, to Una Vida, the new meditation/com...

 

Art Student of the Week: Ruby Walker

"Every child is an artist," Pablo Picasso once said. "The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." In her four years in the art program at Niwot High School, Ruby Walker has matured as an...

 

Art Student of the Week: Hannah Rudolph

Niwot High School student Hannah Rudolph has an energetic optimism that drives her to succeed. She is an artist, a singer, and a cheerleader. She plays guitar and she played flute for three years in...

 

New faculty and staff at Niwot High School

When the 2022-2023 school year kicked off at Niwot High School this year, the faculty, staff and students offered a warm welcome to a new registrar, a new counselor, and eleven new teachers. The facul...

 

Art Student of the Week: Jessi Lehman

Niwot High School senior Jessi Lehman clearly remembers her experience as a trumpet player in middle school. "There were definitely a lot more boys in the trumpet section," Lehman said, "Pesky middle...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    July 20, 2022

Renovations at the Niwot Post Office

From June 17 through June 23, 2022, the Niwot Branch of the U.S. Postal Service closed for renovations. According to Adam Lambing, Sales Service Distribution Clerk, it took two days to move...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    July 13, 2022

Boulder County Commissioners Give Conditional Approval to Hillside School Expansion

On Wednesday, July 7, Boulder County Commissioners Claire Levy, Matt Jones and Marta Loachamin conditionally approved the proposed modifications to Hillside School in Gunbarrel, subject to additional...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    July 6, 2022

NCA Annual 4th of July Parade

Businesses, community groups, and others handed out candy, flowers, flyers, books, t-shirts, and other mementos as the Niwot Community Association's Annual 4th of July Parade got off to a rousing star...

 

Art Student of the Week: Jude Dow-Hygelund

Jude Dow-Hygelund graduated from Niwot High School this spring and has been accepted to CU Boulder to study piano performance. Wade Hendricks, Jude's teacher at the high school, spoke highly of his...

 

Art Student of the Week: Eli Rose

When Eli Rose was in sixth grade, they remember watching their best friend learn to draw. "I thought it was so cool to be able to make something like that," Eli Rose said. "That's when I really...

 

Art Student of the Week

Niwot High School freshman Claire Plath started her theater career at Altona Middle School, where she made the Honor Roll in sixth and seventh grades. Claire first became interested in theater after h...

 

Art Student of the Week: Claire Plath

Niwot High School freshman Claire Plath started her theater career at Altona Middle School, where she made the Honor Roll in sixth and seventh grades. Claire first became interested in theater after h...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    Sports    May 18, 2022

Raptors are runner-up at 4A State Swimming & Diving Championships

The Silver Creek Raptors, defending state champions from 2021, came close to defending their title, finishing second in Colorado's 2022 Class 4A State Swimming & Diving Championships. The Raptors,...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    May 4, 2022

Niwot Rental & Feed Sale Pending

In a January 2021 Left Hand Valley Courier article celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Niwot Rental & Feed store, founder and co-owner Steve Rollman said he had no plans to relocate or retire...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    May 4, 2022

Niwot dropped from Boulder Library District boundaries

Plans for the Boulder County Library District have taken a new direction, and the proposed district boundaries no longer include Niwot. Though the Boulder City Council passed a resolution to move ahea...

 

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