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January book review: 'Shifting Forward'

When Inkberry Books gave me a copy of Carrie Jane Knowles' new book, I knew I was in for a treat, but I didn't know that I wa...

 

South Longmont welcomes new yoga studio

In 2010, Nicole and Gerry Wienholt made a dream into reality as they opened the first Yoga Pod in Boulder. During that time,...

 

2022 Fitness trends might just come from the heart

It’s two weeks into the New Year and everyone knows what that means–New Year’s Resolution time. Many Americans will make some sort of decision related to health and...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 5, 2022

As Boulder County burned, Niwot became a safe space

For much of Thursday Dec. 30, Coloradans were glued to various news sources, waiting for updates about the Marshall Fire, whi...

 

Colterra property to undergo redevelopment

In the early hours of the morning in Oct. 2017, a fire broke out on the 200 block of Franklin Street in historic Niwot....

 

Centennial State Ballet wows with 10th annual performance of The Nutcracker

After pausing mid-season due to the pandemic, the Centennial State Ballet (CSB) was elated to return to Niwot High School to...

 

Gift ideas for the bibliophile in your life

Books are wonderful gifts because of their versatility. Especially now with the holidays, they allow you to travel to...

 

Longmont Meals on Wheels expands to include pet care

Meals on Wheels ((MOW) provides so much more than hot food to its clients in Longmont and Niwot. The organization also provid...

 

December book review

Grief is a difficult thing. On one hand, we're often told to go through the stages, heal and move on. But on the other hand,...

 

Front Range Community College reaches the community through the stars

On a chilly Thursday night, the courtyard behind Front Range Community College's (FRCC) classroom building was dark and...

 

Wandering Jellyfish hosts first holiday author fair

Jane Austen, by way of the character Caroline Bingley said, "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading." This...

 

From Nest to Wings helps students fly into higher education

One day in 2012, a group of moms got together for lunch. All of them had gone to college, and all were part of PEO...

 

Longmont forms committee to evaluate formation of a library district

Many see libraries as central fixtures of a community, but many also simply see libraries as buildings that house books and...

 

Headline Niwot artist Ana Maria Hernando hosted by Denver Botanic Gardens

When she was five years old, Ana Maria Hernando knew she wanted to be an artist. "I just love drawing and painting and I...

 

Amendment 78 would transfer power of custodial funds to legislature

Every year, the state of Colorado receives money–custodial funds–from the federal government, settlement dollars from lawsuits and through gifts and grants. These funds...

 

Boulder forms library district advisory committee

On Oct. 6, the City of Boulder announced the formation of the Library District Advisory Committee (LDAC). This committee is...

 

SVVSD candidate profile: Natalie Abshier

What do the technology industry and education field have in common? According to Natalie Abshier, both require active...

 

SVVSD candidate profile: Sarah Hurianek

Education is in Sarah Hurianek's blood–a number of family members were and are educators, and she has worked in early...

 

Proposition 119 promises funds for education, and a new government agency

On Nov. 2, Coloradans will be asked to vote on a measure that would raise taxes on marijuana sales, divert funds from the State Trust Lands and create a new state...

 

SVVSD candidate profile: Karen Ragland

As a self-proclaimed "serial volunteer and community member," SVVSD Board of Education member Karen Ragland has been...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    October 6, 2021

October book review: The Afterlife Road

I'm back with another Inkberry Books review and I'm very excited to share my thoughts. Author Brice Austin takes readers on s...

 

The Boulder Apple Tree Project seeks expansion

On a cool, cloudless Sunday morning, people flocked to the space between the Museum of Natural History and the Mary Rippon...

 

Niwot seeks to have zero waste events

Niwot's summer concert series Rock & Rails is a special event. But it doesn't just provide the setting for people to...

 

Boulder County looking for volunteer youth mentors

Thirteen years ago, Boulder County saw a gap in its service to its younger residents. The Integrated Managed Partnership for...

 

CU Boulder hosts annual scholarship-fundraising bicycle race

Early on the morning of Sept. 12, cyclists flocked to the University of Colorado, Boulder to participate in the Buffalo...

 

Niwot got jazzy

Visitors to Cottonwood Square were able to enjoy their brunch in style thanks to the Jazz Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 4....

 

Niwot honors bees and their advocate - Tom Theobald

On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Niwot community celebrated bees for their contribution to our world--without them, flowers would...

 

NHS welcomes new teaching crew

Tuesday, Aug. 17, marked the first day of school not only for incoming freshman students, but for nine new teachers at Niwot...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 18, 2021

Niwot's Cotton Burden elected to Boulder County Business HOF

From the time Cotton Burden was in the sixth grade, he knew he would be a lawyer. After a stint in the Navy as an aircrewman...

 

Running into the new school year

This August marks the 36th annual Sunrise Stampede organized by the St.Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation. Founded in...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 21, 2021

For Sarah Cioni, Niwot is Belle Terre

On July 14, across from the Niwot Market, friends and curious community members found themselves at Sarah Cioni's new shop...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 21, 2021

Sew, interested in learning a new skill?

Since her college days, local seamstress and designer Allie Olson has loved to sew her own clothes. Her mother taught her the...

 

Community is important as ever for the Crayons to Calculators program

Boulder Valley's Impact on Education has been around for nearly 40 years, and the Crayons to Calculators program is one of...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 7, 2021

And all that jazz

Niwot residents will soon have another reason to come together and celebrate. This September, the Niwot Cultural Arts...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Midsummer book review: The Other Room

If you're looking for a quick easy read, this book isn't exactly it. It's certainly quick and thriller-like, but it's so...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 30, 2021

Children's bookstore sets up shop in Tribune building

For Carissa Mina and Jerilyn Patterson, books are magical. "They're worlds within pages, full of possibilities." This belief...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 16, 2021

Boulder County farmers markets cultivating community this summer

In the mid-1980s, a group of local farmers dreamed of having a market, and the Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM)...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 2, 2021

Niwot brings back Dancing Under the Stars

The year 2019 saw the end of Boulder's iconic Dancing Under the Stars after 35 years of offering free summer dancing nights...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 26, 2021

Boulder City Council votes to move toward a library district

When the pandemic hit last year, the City of Boulder had to scramble to reallocate funds and resources. The Boulder Library...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 26, 2021

May book review: A Musical Affair

The Courier is partnering with Inkberry Books again, and I've got quite the story for you. The minute I realized...

 

College inequities start early, Niwot teacher pushes back

If a high school student were to look up the average cost of a four-year college in Colorado, they'd likely find a figure...

 

Niwot's Cathy Carter wins SVVSD's Innovative Curriculum Award

Cathy Carter is passionate about math. She also has a passion for empowering both students and teachers, especially when it...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 28, 2021

County commissioners hold meeting to discuss racial inequities

Last week, the Board of County Commissioners announced that there would be a special presentation from the Department of...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 28, 2021

Light at the End of the Tunnel summer concert series kicks off at Old Oak Coffeehouse

Saturday, April 24 marked the first of five concerts hosted by The Old Oak Coffeehouse on 2nd Avenue in Niwot. According to...

 

Niwot sophomore selected to serve as State Thespian Officer

Even when Niwot sophomore Audrey Asbury was a child, she loved music and would run around the house singing. At age five,...

 

IB CAS project activates environmental awareness in student

Niwot senior Maya Beauvineau has a strong connection to the outdoors. From maintaining her chicken coop to participating...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 31, 2021

March book review: Goose Summer

This week, we've partnered with Inkberry Books to bring you a review of Carol Samson's short story collection called "Goose...

 

Partners head outdoors to complete CAS project

Niwot students in the IB program are expected to spend 18 months on their CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) projects. That...

 

Senior MacKenzie Demmel runs a successful CAS fundraiser

Niwot senior MacKenzie Demmel seems pleased to have participated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and her...

 

NHS student speaks at environmental concerns press conference

The Colorado State Legislature passed HB 19-1261 in 2019 to confront the global climate crisis. A year later, the governor's...

 

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