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  • Voting for Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show begins Friday

    Jennifer Wagner|Jul 3, 2024

    One of Niwot's greatest assets is its rich dedication to the arts and this Friday provides yet another opportunity to get involved. The "Why Not Niwot?" Juried Art Show is underway with a chance for Niwot residents to vote for their favorite piece of work. The Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) website describes the event: "Each year local and regional artists submit works depicting the look, feel, and/or essence of the Niwot community, a vibrant and vintage Colorado town on the Front...

  • Kidney donation successful seven years post-op; others still in need

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 26, 2024

    It has been almost seven years since Niwot resident Jim Eastman received a kidney from Loveland resident Scott La Point, and both men are doing very well. The two men, still friends, talked about the excitement of the original procedure. La Point said, "I called up Jim and asked him what he was doing a week from Thursday." Eastman cut in, "I thought he just wanted to meet up for coffee or something else." La Point continued, "I said, 'no I don't want to get coffee or go for a bike ride, we have...

  • House Blend Band Summer Concert Series expands

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 12, 2024

    The second concert in the 2024 House Blend Band Summer Concert Series in front of The Old Oak Coffeehouse at 136 2nd Avenue in Niwot is set for this Saturday, June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. This concert will feature songs by Chicago, Elton John, and multiple Motown jams, along with other hits from the 60s to the 2000s. The free event will close 2nd Avenue from Murray Street to Franklin Street that evening. It is recommended to bring your own chairs as seating is limited. Spaghetti and meatballs made...

  • Tickets available for Niwot Lobsterfest

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    Niwot's Lobsterfest is returning this Saturday, June 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Whistle Stop Park. While there have been over 100 tickets sold, there are still tickets left for the event, which is capped at 200 people. A $95 adult ticket includes entrance, a "Cape Codder" welcome cocktail, lobster, sides, designer cookies, and ice cream. At a cost of $35 for children, tickets include lobster mac and cheese, sides, designer cookies, ice cream, a juice box, and a fun-filled goodie bag. Beer, wine,...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Eliana Henriques

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    "Track has always been something I enjoyed," said rising Niwot High School senior Eliana Henriques. "I hope to participate on a college team after I graduate from high school next summer. It has been a challenging past few years, but I feel like I'm finally making a comeback." Henriques' sophomore year track season was cut short due to injury when she hit a hurdle while running in March 2023. She tore her ACL and later had surgery in April 2023, followed by a lengthy nine months of physical...

  • 10 Niwot High School students to compete at Nike Outdoor Nationals

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    From June 12 to June 15, 10 local Niwot High School students will compete in various track and field events at the Nike Outdoor Nationals Tournament held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. They are attending the tournament as part of REAL Training, a local club team consisting of students from Centaurus High School, Legacy High School, Montrose High School, Niwot High School, and Riverdale Ridge High School. The 10 Niwot students will join seven students from the other high...

  • 20 Niwotians place in the top 20 at Bolder Boulder 10K

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    On Memorial Day, over 48,000 participants lined up to race the Bolder Boulder 10K. Out of that number, a whopping 242 participants live in Niwot, with 125 women and 116 men participating. With so many participants, runners are timed based on age and gender instead of just the finishing time and place. In addition to the amateur racing categories, the Bolder Boulder, which first started in 1979, has expanded to include Elite categories and an International Pro Team Challenge that attracts...

  • Gunbarrel family recovering from garage fire

    Jennifer Wagner|May 29, 2024

    It has been a little over two weeks since the May 11 fire that changed the lives of the Holicky family forever. The fire, which was contained mostly to their garage, caused smoke damage to the walls and ceiling of the family's Gunbarrel-area home. Fire damage to the ceiling exposed asbestos into the rest of the home, ultimately making the fire damage much worse than first thought. The belongings in the garage were completely destroyed by the fire, but most of the items in the house were also...

  • Sprout City Farms farms with Jack's Solar Garden

    Jennifer Wagner|May 22, 2024

    For Liza McConnell, Research Farm Director for Sprout City Farms, farming and working at Jack's Solar Garden is a multi-sensory experience that began as a passion for cooking good, fresh food. "Really freshly grown food is a wonderful experience - the flavor, color, and vibrancy is just amazing," said the Niwot resident. "The first time eating food directly from a farm really made an impression on me." Helping others experience the same fresh food and finding regenerative farming practices that...

  • Girls tennis ends the season losing seven seniors

    Jennifer Wagner|May 22, 2024

    The Niwot High School girls tennis team had an eventful week competing in the Class 4A state championships. In the individual competition held May 9-11 at Pueblo City Park, four students took home third-place trophies. Sophomore Saha Kolli placed third in No. 1 singles by defeating Megan Fields from Pueblo County, 6-0 and 6-0, in the first round and Joanna Carter from Severance in the quarterfinals, 6-1 and 6-2, before losing to Lila Moldenhauer from Kent Denver, 6-1 and 6-1, in the semifinal round. She then defeated Haylee Hussmann from Air...

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