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 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 3, 2021 

Niwot LID meets with Boulder County Commissioners

Boulder County's newest commissioners Claire Levy and Marta Loachamin got a crash course in the history of the Niwot Local...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 3, 2021 

Niwot falters against Frederick

The Niwot boys basketball team finally broke their season-long losing streak with a rousing 54-45 victory over league foe...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 3, 2021 

Niwot resident launches youth lacrosse clinic

The sport of lacrosse has exploded across Colorado schools and recreation leagues in recent years, and now it's coming to...

 

Niwot boys still looking for first win of 2021

Like a loving parent who catches his child in a conspicuous lie, Niwot head coach Clayton Wittrock said that he was...

 

Nemec records three falls at Severance quad

The wins are still hard to come by for the youthful Niwot wrestling team in 2021, but head coach Bobby Matthews sees promisin...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Hayden Morford

Niwot boys basketball has had its share of drama over the past four seasons, but one moment in an unremarkable C-team game...

 

Niwot swimmers among top in state

The Niwot girls swim team extended its streak of dominating dual victories to three with a 151-35 win over the brand-new...

 

Niwot remembers Eli Buzas

Sue Prahl couldn't hold back her emotions while talking about her dear friend Eli Buzas. "I just remember his huge heart,"...

 

Niwot Business Association presents 2021 budget to LID board

The Niwot Business Association unveiled its 2021 budget at February’s monthly meeting of the Niwot Local Improvement Distri...

 

Niwot wrestling stumbles in early weeks

Much like head coach Bobby Matthews predicted in the preseason, the youthful Niwot wrestling team is still struggling for...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Josh Armas

It would have been understandable if Josh Armas had skipped the 2021 Niwot wrestling season. After all, Boulder County...

 

Niwot boys open 2021 with loss to Roosevelt

The 2021 season didn't get off to a winning start for the Cougars on Jan. 26, but the hard-fought loss yielded some pleasant...

 

Niwot girls show off depth in season opener

It's been nearly a year since the Niwot girls swim and dive hit the pool, but you wouldn't have known it from their...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-MacKenzie Demmel

The Class of 2020 may have lost prom and a conventional graduation to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Class of 2021 is on...

 

Franklin Commons approved with conditions

Plans to resuscitate the Bader House property in Niwot cleared a major hurdle last week when the Boulder County Community...

 

Niwot wrestling forges ahead in 2021

Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there won't be many wrestlers hitting the mat for Niwot in 2021, but bigger isn't...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Gage Gruidel

At 6-feet, 5-inches, Niwot power forward Gage Gruidel may look like a natural-born basketball player, but due to a severe...

 

Niwot Rental and Feed celebrates 40 years

Niwot Rental & Feed co-owner Steve Rollman has seen a lot of change during the store's 40 years at 291 2nd Avenue, but on...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Elizabeth Duncan

Looking over the long list of Elizabeth Duncan's high school achievements, a few words leap to mind: varied, wide-ranging, un...

 

New challenges ahead for Niwot boys basketball in 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic altered the landscape of local high school sports, the 2021 boys basketball season...

 

Niwot LID board prepares for 2021

At its first monthly meeting of the new year, the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Board approved funding for a slew...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Xavier Moy

There were plenty of amazing moments for the Niwot Cougars during their historic win at the 2020 state tennis championships,...

 

Wrestling reversal scores points with Cougars

It turns out there will be a high school wrestling season in Boulder County after all. In a letter to wrestlers and their...

 

When will I be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

On Dec. 30, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that residents aged 70 and older will be...

 

Boulder County says no to high school wrestling

Wrestlers in St. Vrain and Boulder Public Valley Schools will likely miss out on the chance to compete during the 2020-21...

 

Student-Athlete Spotlight

In an age when a forgotten video clip can lead to the withdrawal of a scholarship offer, it's more important than ever for...

 

Lorne Jenkins named to local foundation board

Last month, Lorne Jenkins, a former Niwot resident and CEO of Mini Money Management, was named to the Board of Trustees for...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ashton Campie

Ashton Campie is passionate about the non-American version of "football," so when the 2020 high school boys soccer season...

 

Finish your holiday list with these gifts from the Left Hand Valley

We're in the home stretch of the holiday shopping season, and for those of you with a few names left to check off your gift...

 

Niwot LID board considers 2021 marketing plan

At the final monthly meeting of 2020, the Niwot Local Improvement District's Advisory Committee met virtually to consider...

 

Niwot LID Advisory Committee seeks candidates for upcoming vacancies

Boulder County is seeking applications for three openings on the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory Committee, a...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Charlie Herring

For Niwot first-year coach Nikolas Blume, the 2020 football season will be memorable for many things, and not all of them...

 

Developer submits plans to develop former Colterra property

Boulder-based Palmos Development Corporation [PDC] has submitted plans to build a mixed-use development at 210 Franklin St. i...

 

Niwot runners shine on the national stage

The Niwot cross country teams dominated their Colorado competition during the 2020 season, so they decided to take their act...

 

Pumpkin Pie Project brings taste of tradition to those in need

Due to the recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases, many Thanksgiving traditions are off the table in 2020. But thanks to a...

 

Shop safe and shop local this holiday season

Like it or not, the 2020 holiday shopping season is upon us, and like everything else during the past eight months, it promis...

 

Niwot LID board votes to partially fund Little Shops project

The retail incubator launched by the Niwot Business Association last month got a boost from the Niwot Local Improvement...

 

Going smaller: retail incubator launches in Niwot

Luring new businesses to town has been an ongoing challenge for the Niwot Business Association, so they've decided to start...

 

Gunbarrel school plans expansion

Citing a years-long increase in admission requests, an independent school for students with learning disabilities is seeking...

 

Prahl honored by Colorado Athletic Directors Association

Niwot athletic director Joe Brown employed a bit of trickery to lure longtime Niwot athletics assistant Sue Prahl onto the...

 

Niwot track standout commits to Stanford

Stanford University track and field has claimed another prize recruit from Niwot. Standout Taylor James has announced that...

 

Niwot boys capture second straight Class 4A state title

Coming into the final 100 meters of the 2020 Class 4A state cross country race, Niwot junior Zane Bergen decided it was time...

 

Prok leads Niwot girls to third straight cross country title

Niwot head cross country coach Kelly Christensen knew that the lead pack in the 2020 girls Class 4A championship race would...

 

Cougars fall to Riverdale Ridge in overtime

Niwot head football coach Nik Blume doesn't consider his team's 14-7 overtime loss to Riverdale Ridge on Oct. 16 a moral...

 

Niwot LID 2020 revenues subject to question

It's shaping up to be a busy, but socially distanced winter around Niwot, as the LID advisory committee members considered fu...

 

Niwot captures regional cross country titles

There's not much country to be found in the grassy expanses of Denver's historic Washington Park, but, according to Niwot...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    October 7, 2020

Veterans tribute returns to Niwot

As Veterans Day 2020 approaches, the Niwot Community Association will once again honor the local men and women who have...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    October 7, 2020

Kathy Koehler honored by Rotary Club of Niwot

For her 48 years of "service, dedication, and love for Niwot," the Rotary Club of Niwot honored longtime resident Kathy...

 

Gunlikson clinches berth to state golf championships

Niwot golfer Christopher Gunlikson is heading back to the Class 4A state championships after a largely drama-free...

 

Niwot hangs on to clinch first boys tennis state championship

Longtime Niwot coach Miikka Keronen was nervously watching the finals round at the 2020 Class 4A tennis championships when...

 

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