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 By Hannah Stewart    Education    July 8, 2020 

Niwot Elementary's Odyssey of the Mind team goes to world competition

Much of what students learn in school is something called "crystalline knowledge," or knowledge that is based on...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 8, 2020 

Democrats lead at the polls - Loachamin declares victory in Boulder County primary

*Editor's note; The following results are unofficial pending July 8 ballots to be added, including "reserve ballots for...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 1, 2020

Mountain View Fire Rescue and Rocky Mountain Fire District to merge in 2021

Boulder County is home to 22 individual fire districts, but that will soon change when two districts merge next year. Rocky...

 

SVVSD and NHS celebrate Seal of Biliteracy

In the fall of 2019, St. Vrain Valley School District formally announced its participation in awarding the Seal of...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 17, 2020

Dem. candidates Marta Loachamin and Jonathan Singer on need for police reform

Since the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has once again come to the forefront of...

 

Senior Rachael Triplett on graduation

For graduating senior Rachael Triplett, much of her career at Niwot High School has been marked by her involvement in clubs...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 3, 2020

Candidate Kochen brings a diverse background to commissioner race

When Cinda Kochen was a high school student, a classmate came to her, asking if she would help him win the race for class pre...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 27, 2020

Proposed development near Celestial Seasonings raises questions for Gunbarrel residents

In 1969, Mo Siegel made his first herbal blend that would eventually launch his career in the tea industry. Celestial...

 

Senior Nicholas Valin on graduating and the future

Niwot senior Nicholas Valin wasn't always the confident, aspirational young adult he is today. In fact, after going to...

 

Senior Lauren Squire on graduation and what is to come

For the past four years, Lauren Squire has walked the halls and fields of Niwot High School. In that time, she has made frien...

 

Coronavirus affects Boulder County's Latinx community differently

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, lay people and experts alike have said that this is a virus that does not discr...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 6, 2020

Candidate Singer has big dreams for commissioner seat

Even as a student at Fairview High School, Jonathan Singer volunteered for Boulder County. "I've been sort of bitten by the...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 6, 2020

Sunset Middle students use passion for 3D printing to help during COVID

When Krista Chiaravalle was first asked to leave her biology teacher position at Niwot High to join Sunset Middle School's...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 29, 2020

Candidate Levy brings a wealth of experience to commissioner race

One Friday morning, Claire Levy sat in her basement, sewing masks for health care workers in Boulder County. She lives in...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 29, 2020

April book review: 'The Inevitable Past' inevitably hard to put down

Inkberry Books has partnered with the Left Hand Valley Courier again to bring you a riveting historical fiction account of...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 22, 2020

Candidate Loachamin hopes to make history and change in Boulder County

In school, students are taught the basics of government; there's a president for the country, governors for states and...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 22, 2020

Niwot park and ride to receive renovation

Buses are a common sight for those living in Boulder and Longmont, but they are easily forgettable since they seem to simply...

 

Stimulus scams target elderly

In an increasingly digital age, when it's easier than ever to connect with millions of people, it has also become easier to...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 15, 2020

Easter was still social for worshippers, even with social distancing in place

Easter was different for everyone this year: there were no community egg hunts or egg rolls, and for those who hold the...

 

Financial planning is more than just money, it's also a mindset

In light of social distancing, numerous businesses have limited operations or closed entirely. However, this means more than...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 8, 2020

This isn't Boulder's first or last pandemic

In September 1918, a group of soldiers came from Montana to the University of Colorado, in Boulder. Within a week, nearly...

 

Beat that quarantine boredom

It seems like everywhere you look there are articles about maximizing your experience during this COVID quarantine. But when you’re not usually working from home and trying...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 25, 2020

The 2020 census has come to Boulder County

In 1787, the United States' founding fathers wrote the census into the constitution and since then, there have been 22...

 

Quarantined? Socially isolated? These books will help get you through

While everyone is locked up inside, whether by choice with social distancing or mandated quarantine, you'll probably have...

 

Working out under quarantine: Training for Warriors shares tips and insight

The gym and personal fitness industry sees an annual increase in participation around the new year. But in light of the...

 

Tips to make any COVID-19 quarantine more bearable

Reports of empty store shelves have been racking the nation almost as much as all the other COVID-19 updates. Some of the...

 

Schools and districts trying to stay ahead of coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over the news, especially recently in Boulder County after a substitute teacher at...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 11, 2020

March book recommendation: '49 Buddhas'

The Left Hand Valley Courier and Inkberry Books are partnering for another book review. I love being part of this...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 11, 2020

Local author comments on writing, spirituality and tying them together

If you lived in Boston in the 1980s, you probably saw an episode or two of "We Don't Knock," a guerilla television show...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 4, 2020

Local author presents book and message of kindness at Inkberry

Confused faces and the question "What's wrong with your dog?" follow Michelle Pendergrass and her three-legged pooch Murphy...

 

Free feminine products debated at local schools

On Feb. 26, Scotland made global history by passing the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill, officially making tam...

 

NHS starts new tradition of 'Wish Week'

Niwot High School students are no strangers to helping the community. Whether it's individual teams having Breast Cancer...

 

Niwot forensics team builds on past toward the future

Over the years, speech and debate kids have often joked, "We don't cut up dead bodies, but we might quote them." First...

 

Niwot alum discusses dreams and New York performance career

"We seem to forget that if everyone wanted to be like Einstein, everyone would look at scientists the way they look at...

 

February Book Recommendation

The Courier has recently partnered with Niwot, Colorado's own Inkberry Books for periodic book reviews.. Approximately once p...

 

From entrepreneur to author: A Niwot man's literary success

"I wanted to show my children the whole parent, not just the parent they saw growing up, but the whole person," said Len Gold...

 

School districts recognize progressive Colorado voting laws with a week of awareness

As a college graduate, Congressman Joe Neguse founded an organization called New Era Colorado, which strove to amplify voter...

 

SRO Underwood has dream job at Niwot High

Imagine this: it's baseball season for Colorado schools and ball fields across the state are filled with young boys, eager to...

 

Western novelist comes to Inkberry

"The West" can mean a lot of different things to people--everything from "Gunsmoke" with its crime-fighting marshall, or the...

 

Niwot alum's musical talents get professional

At some point in many children's lives, they want to be famous athletes, actors or rockstars. Most children don't fulfill...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 8, 2020

Local flower shop Juniper & Twin wins 'historic' award

According to Susy Tallman, owner of Niwot's Juniper & Twine Floral and Gifts, "Flowers make people happy." Tallman, who...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 1, 2020

Airport noise may decrease with Neguse's proposed act

According to statistics from the Boulder Municipal Airport (BMA), in 2017 there were 33 total complaints regarding aircraft noise. These statistics go back as far as 2009 and...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 1, 2020

Building community by building the East Side Art Institute

President John F. Kennedy once said, "If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to...

 

Rutherford joins Warren, Carlson & Moore LLC

Niwot's local law firm, Warren, Carlson & Moore LLC (WCM), is excited to introduce the community to their newest member...

 

Niwot alum starts company embracing individuality and discouraging bullies

Every year, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators holds contests for up and coming illustrators. In 2017,...

 

Niwot alum shares healing and storytelling through her filmmaking

Author Jonathan Gottschall once said, "We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind...

 

Board of Education report shows lower enrollment for Niwot schools

Every year starting in August, school districts across the state start analyzing enrollment numbers and other demographic...

 

Niwot alum opens apothecary to help locals' health

According to IQVIA, a health information and technology company, 3.79 billion prescriptions were filled by pharmacies across...

 

Niwot enchants community with upcoming holiday event

Cities and towns across the country and world ring in the yuletide season in numerous ways: parades of lights, tree lighting...

 

Annual Niwot Thai gift sale to help children's home

In 2011, Heather McCarthy and her daughter joined a friend on a trip to Thailand aimed at helping local children there....

 

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