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Book review: "Esperanza's Way"

It feels like it's been a while since I've gotten a fiction selection from Inkberry Books-and I'm so happy it was historical fiction, which is one of my favorite genres. Cindy Burkart Maynard's...

 

Book review: "Musical Chairs"

When I first received James Mitchell's "Musical Chairs: A 76-Year-Old's Quest to Learn Every Instrument in the Orchestra," I honestly wasn't sure how well I would like it. I'm no musician, so I don't...

 

Book review: "Stay Sweet"

I haven't spent much time in the South-sure, I've been to Disney World and I had what felt like an eternity-long layover in Georgia-but after reading Chris Chandler's book "Stay Sweet: Tales of Quirky...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 19, 2023

Where are they now? Phillip Yates

More than 20 years after he graduated from Niwot High School, Phillip Yates can still be found roaming around Niwot. Now, he's usually spotted with a camera, taking photos along the way. Yates enjoys...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 12, 2023

Finding free family fun throughout Niwot this summer

Since Martin Handford's popular "Where's Waldo?" seek and find books came to bookshelves in the late 1980s, they have sold more than 80 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages....

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 28, 2023

Niwot alumna directs social marketing for GoPro

It was 2010, and after her Niwot High School graduation and a summer slinging burgers, Catherine "Katie" Marylander began her first semester at the University of Colorado Boulder, as an undeclared...

 

June book review: "Fogg in the Cockpit"

I joke with my friends that World War Two stories "find me." Somehow, if I'm in a bookshop looking for a new read, there's a good chance that at least one of the books I'm drawn to takes place during...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 31, 2023

NCA sponsors second annual Slepicka tractor show

In 1987, Jerry and Marsha Slepicka bought a lot and, as per county regulation, had to keep it mowed. So they bought a tractor, and that original 1946 John Deere B turned into a somewhat unexpected...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 3, 2023

Where are they now?: Jason Marylander

"Everything I learned, I learned in Jason Watkins' technical theater classes," said Niwot High School grad Jason Marylander. After graduating from Niwot High School in 2008, Marylander enrolled at...

 

Where are they now: Zeb Baker

He may not have finished high school in Niwot, but that doesn't stop Zeb Baker from considering himself a Cougar. While enrolled at Niwot High School from his freshman through junior year in the early...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 12, 2023

Easter egg hunt at Niwot High

Last Saturday, hundreds of people flocked to Niwot High School for the annual pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt, sponsored by The Niwot Group. This is the 44th edition of the event, and it's back...

 

March review: "Never Summer: A Thousand Rainbows"

Some of my friends have called me a "keeper of stories," and as much as I take pride in that title, I don't feel as though I've lived enough to be a keeper of my own stories yet. Instead, I collect...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 29, 2023

A life of service... and golf

In 2019, with only 24 hours until takeoff, Korean War veteran Dick Hall, now 92, had a decision to make. That year, he had been accepted to the Honor Flight, which honors veterans by taking them on a...

 

Sunset Middle School represents at all state choir

Last week, four middle students from Sunset Middle School participated in the 2023 Colorado Middle All State Choir concert, along with students from across the state. In this highly competitive...

 

Open Mic Night: A success for Sunset Middle School fine arts

This year is the start of a new type of performance for Sunset Middle School students. Instead of a typical music concert or art show, the fine arts departments coordinated and organized a showcase...

 

Niwot band Voltage 85 takes the stage in Memphis

The pandemic inspired many people to pick up new hobbies, and it inspired others to further develop their passions into something greater. For Niwot senior Dakota Allison and junior Jasper Allison,...

 

No whining last weekend

People packed Cottonwood Square and Second Avenue last Saturday for the Let's Wine About Winter event, sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association with partial funding provided by the Niwot...

 

Finding the right beat

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop was crowded the last Saturday in January. Twenty two teens squeezed around the table, onto the couches, and on any other available seat in order to learn from young...

 

January review: The Power of Mind

When I first received a copy of The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge by Khentrul Rinpoche, I was excited to see what was in store. I've always been...

 

Familiar Faces at Niwot Market - Terry Purcell and Emily Herrmann

The Niwot Market is at the heart of Niwot, and its team is central to the community's success. Whether it's the people running the pop-up shops or the core staff, it is a place of community. Terry...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 4, 2023

Cioni returning to roots

Sarah Cioni didn't set out to be a florist - she wanted to be a shopkeeper. She founded The Painted Primrose Floral Studio in 2001 and eventually began selling flower arrangements out of the Niwot...

 

An unexpected Christmas tradition

In 1956, Robert Hersh lost his two front teeth just before Christmastime. Now, 66 years later, his granddaughter Ella is missing those same teeth. Hersh made his local paper in Westchester, New York,...

 

December book review: A History of Skiing in Colorado

Sometimes I feel like a "fake" Coloradan because I've never gone skiing. But after reading Abbott Fay's A History of Skiing in Colorado provided by Inkberry Books, I have to say that I am more...

 

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...

 

The Spark brings joy to Niwot with nomadic Nutcracker performance

For the past two weekends Niwot celebrated Christmas in style. A Holiday Market provided shoppers the opportunity to buy local goods and mingle, and throughout town, a theater troupe entertained with...

 

Niwot's holiday market part two

For the second weekend in a row, Niwot celebrated the holidays with a town-wide market. Local vendors, local musicians, treat-tasting opportunities, crafts and more were found throughout...

 

Community shows support for NHS senior

It was well below freezing Friday night when a somber crowd gathered at the Niwot Children's Park. People huddled under the canopy near the reading tree, some had flowers, others were passing out...

 

November book review: Cloudbreak, California

I don't read memoirs very often, which is a shame because they are so unique and interesting. That's certainly the case with Kelly Daniels' book Cloudbreak, California. What is perhaps most unique...

 

Results are in: Pumpkin Walk success

Throughout October, 100 households (including three from out of state) participated in the 2022 Niwot Pumpkin Walk. The goal was to kickstart holiday shopping and explore retail businesses in the downtown area. Participants visited various...

 

Small win for one, big win for the community

Terry Purcell, of the Niwot Market, lives car-free by choice. With a community like Niwot, commuting is easy with a bicycle, but recently, someone stole his. "People say, 'Hey, I don't see your...

 

Media matters, especially for local communities

Approximately 30 people gathered in the auditorium at the Longmont Museum for the second installment of the Media Matters series on Oct. 30. This segment, titled "Media Matters Part II: The Local...

 

Crafting something new

After 25 years as a kindergarten teacher in Boulder, Mindy Upton changed industries and moved to Niwot. She just opened up a craft space called Blue Sky Craft Studio on Niwot Road and it's already...

 

Una Vida and Inkberry team up for book launch

Last week’s book review, Hidden Buddha: Lama Rinzen in the Hungry Ghost Realm, was officially released Tuesday. To celebrate, author Jim Ringel, Inkberry Books and Una Vida Meditation & Movement are hosting a joint celebration at 3 p.m. Saturday,...

 

October Book Review: "Hidden Buddha"

Thanks so much to Inkberry Books for this great recommendation from Jim Ringel. This is the second installment of the Lama Rinzen mystery series and Hidden Buddha: Lama Rinzen in the Hungry Ghost...

 

September Book Review: "Wise Inside"

This book is not a casual read. It is a quick one, sitting at just over 100 pages, but it definitely shouldn't be rushed. This month, Inkberry Books lent me Danae Shanti's book Wise Inside, and I...

 

New lecture series begins from Niwot Historical Society

Railroads are like the veins going to and from the heart of the country. In years past, they were numerous, a near constant; today, they almost seem like something from the past. Similarly, as there are increasingly more talks about sustainable energ...

 

Niwot Marshall Fire Fund gets boost from Brisket & Bingo

The Garden Gate Cafe's dining room was packed Friday, Aug. 14 for Brisket & Bingo, a fundraising event hosted by The Garden Gate Cafe, A Few of a Kind Vintage + Mercantile and Deborah Fowler -...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 31, 2022

Honey Bee Harvest Festival educates and entertains

Saturday was sunny, with few clouds in the sky, little to no breeze and full of camaraderie. For the Second Annual Honeybee Harvest Festival, Second Avenue and Cottonwood Square were crowded with vendors and pedestrians, all there to celebrate and...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 31, 2022

NHS Grad at Westminster Dog Show

When Gina Piffarerio first joined 4H, she likely didn't expect to find herself one day at the Westminster Dog Show. This past June, that's just where she and her rottweiler found themselves at the pre...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 17, 2022

The Wandering Jellyfish anniversary bash

People continuously wandered in and out of the historic Niwot Tribune building on Second Avenue, now home to The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, as the business celebrated its first anniversary, and...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 10, 2022

Local Musician of the Week: Nalani

The turning signal clicked and the sound of tires rolling on pavement sounded in the background as Nalani made her way to a meeting. But inside the car, she was on the phone talking about why she...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 3, 2022

July Book Review: "The Suffering of Lesser Mammals"

I almost forgot how much I enjoy short stories. There's something so special and ephemeral about them that you don't really get with novels. So when Inkberry Books recommended Greg Sanders' collection...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 27, 2022

Local Musician of the Week: Michael Holubec

It was the early 2000s and six men thought of forming a band. That day, Last Men On Earth (LMOE) was born–even though it was one coin flip away from being called "Kamel Toe." One of those men was...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 29, 2022

Local Musician of the Week: Kristin Henry

Kristin Henry is a character. She's enthusiastic and excited to talk about everything from music to musicals, to her new favorite movie (Everything Everywhere All At Once). She sat down at a table...

 

Traditions in jewelry

One might say that the jewelry business is in Jan Kahl's blood. Her father was a jeweler in Boulder and she eventually took up the mantle; now she and her son run Niwot Jewelry and Gifts on 2nd...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 22, 2022

June Review: Black Earth

This month's Inkberry Books Review is special for a couple of reasons. First, it's very timely considering current events; Black Earth by Jens Mühling is a nonfiction account of the author's journey...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    Sports    June 1, 2022

Something witty about athletic training

If you were to walk into the athletic training room in Niwot High after the school day is over, you might see tennis balls flying through the air and an array of athletes practically climbing over...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 25, 2022

May review: The Heart of it All

Inkberry Books came through with yet another fascinating story. Justin Courter's The Heart of it All is a little bit mid-life-crisis, a little rebellious and extremely engaging. We first meet...

 

Niwot High hosts the Centennial State Ballet for spring performance of Don Quixote

The air was electric at the Longmont Dance Theater. Dancers flitted about the studio, chatting, practicing their moves, and making sure everything was ready for rehearsal. Clap, clap,...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 20, 2022

Boulder County Commissioners hear presentation about HWY119 makeover, and the community pushes back

More than 60 people joined the County Commissioner’s virtual meeting on April 14 regarding a proposed makeover of Highway 119, commonly known as the Diagonal Highway. After introductions, the Planning Unit of Community Planning and Permitting...

 

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