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 By Hannah Stewart    Business    June 22, 2022 

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...

 

Niwot Natural Medicine's Dr. Janine Malcolm steals the show at NBA meeting

Cimmini's was packed last Tuesday for the monthly Niwot Business Association meeting. It might have had something to do with the refreshments provided by the popular Italian restaurant, and it might...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 13, 2022

Inkberry hosts local author and activist Danielle SeeWalker

It was sunny and windy Saturday afternoon as a dozen community members met outside Inkberry Books. The event that day was a book reading and question and answer session with local author and activist...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 6, 2022

First Friday was a time for community

Cottonwood Square, the Niwot Sculpture Park, and Second Avenue were buzzing with activity at the First Friday Artwalk on the first day of April. Various businesses offered refreshments, and many...

 

Senior Will Barnett publishes first book

Late one night, Shining Mountain Waldorf senior and avid reader Will Barnett was flipping through A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. While this night might have started like any other, it proved t...

 

March book review: A Sea Change

Special thanks to the Inkberry Bookshop for recommending A Sea Change by local author Will Barnett. Something of note, Barnett wrote the novela as his high school senior project, and it was written,...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 23, 2022

County tractor removed from Little Gaynor Lake

Earlier this month, a piece of Boulder County earth moving equipment fell into Little Gaynor Lake, south of Oxford Road between 95th Street and Highway 287. Mike Foster, agricultural resources...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 23, 2022

Local psychologist and counselor to speak at 2022 TEDxCU

Upon losing her father in adolescence, Dr. Patti Ashley knew she wanted to be a counselor. Since then, she has earned degrees in special education, early childhood education and psychology. She has...

 

Niwot High is even more green

Niwot's silver and green take on new meaning as the school has been recognized by the Youth Sustainability Board as a Green Star School. The program is part of a collaboration between Eco-Cycle and sc...

 

February book review - 'Food, Festival and Religion'

Partnering with Inkberry Books for these monthly reviews is always a pleasure, because I'm exposed to authors and topics I wouldn't usually choose for myself. This was certainly the case with...

 

Buzzing past the competition

A group of school children sits or stands at the front of the class, one apart from the rest. One, or perhaps a few adults sit at a table facing the children with a crowd of parents and students...

 

Inkberry Books to host author event with Francesca Howell

Many have dubbed America to be a melting pot of cultures that has coagulated into something unique. Other scholars argue that the country is more of a tapestry, where some cultures are maintained and...

 

The Little Shop's grand re-opening

Sarah Campbell has always had a passion for fashion and community. Over the years, she has tried on a variety of career hats. Locally, she participated in the Little Holiday Shops and even a previous...

 

Niwot music scene expands with new music school

Growing up in Skåne, Sweden, Martin Marks and his brother, Mike, loved music. "It can be life-changing or just something that brightens your day but without it, our lives are certainly empty," said...

 

Sarah Cioni gives back to Marshall fire victims

The 17th century is considered the "Golden Age" of Dutch painting. Many are familiar with such masters as Rembrandt, and what was particularly notable about Dutch painting at the time was its...

 

NHS student publishes first poetry collection

Sofiya Ivanova has always been creative, dabbling in creative writing and songwriting, but poetry is what really captures her interest. "It feels holy," she said, almost wistfully, describing the...

 

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 was also in for a surprise. Her upcoming book "Shifting Forward," which will...

 

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, Yoga Pod quickly grew and was even franchised so that the Wienholts could...

 

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 wellness, especially with the ever-present COVID pandemic wreaking havoc in...

 
 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, which spread quickly across the Marshall-Superior-Louisville area of Boulder C...

 

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. While no one was physically hurt, the community felt the loss of Colterra...

 

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 perform The Nutcracker this year. The 2021 production marks the company's...

 

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 different places and times, all while staying comfortably snug at home. Whether...

 

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 provides wellness checks, and because of those checks, they were inspired to star...

 

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, it's not clear how long those stages "should" last, and we can be...

 

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 still. But voices could be heard; behind a massive tree, a white dome hid, 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 is a sentiment shared by many bookworms and writers alike, and it's also a...

 

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 International, which seeks to help women with their higher education goals. With...

 

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 movies. Libraries have the opportunity to provide so much more than that....

 

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 love the sensation of being lost in creating," she said. Hernando was born in...

 

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 are generally set aside to fund particular legislative programs, for...

 

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 an advising body, rather than a decision-making body, and the council chose...

 

SVVSD candidate profile: Natalie Abshier

What do the technology industry and education field have in common? According to Natalie Abshier, both require active listening and negotiation. She believes that her experience as both a business...

 

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 childhood education for over 20 years. In addition to her on-the job...

 

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 agency. This agency, the Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program (LEAP)...

 

SVVSD candidate profile: Karen Ragland

As a self-proclaimed "serial volunteer and community member," SVVSD Board of Education member Karen Ragland has been involved in the local educational community since 2007. She started in parent...

 
 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 seven relatively short journeys with various characters in The Afterlife Roa...

 

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 stage on the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) campus. The group was made...

 

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 chat and hang out while listening to live music. Rock & Rails was also the...

 

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 Adolescent and Child Community Treatment (IMPACT) director at the time was...

 

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 Bicycle Classic (BBC). In years past, the BBC saw approximately 1,200...

 

Niwot got jazzy

Visitors to Cottonwood Square were able to enjoy their brunch in style thanks to the Jazz Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 4. Sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) and with the work of...

 

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 have fewer pollinators and we certainly wouldn't have honey without them. In...

 

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 High School. From new science teachers to a new counselor, the NHS faculty...

 
 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 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Leeds Business School at the...

 

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