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 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 1, 2020 

"Covid Dreams" exhibit comes to Inkberry Books

Like most of us, local artist David Bjorkman watched with anxiety as coronavirus crept across the globe during the early...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    July 1, 2020 

Niwot's James named Gatorade Girls Track Athlete of the Year

Track standout Taylor James didn't get a chance to win any big races for Niwot in 2020, but she still claimed a big prize at...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 24, 2020

Planning commission approves parking lot with conditions

Plans for a multimodal parking facility adjacent to downtown Niwot got the preliminary go-ahead from the Boulder County Plann...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 24, 2020

Cougars football resumes workouts

With just 60 days to go before the Nikolas Blume era of Niwot football kicks off, the first-year head coach expected to be...

 

Niwot High campus supervisors receive commendation

Around lunchtime on February 20, a scary situation unfolded outside of the entrance to Niwot High School when a belligerent...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 10, 2020

Niwot neighbors show support for Black Lives Matter

Valerie Cannistraro doesn't consider herself an activist, but in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of the...

 

Boulder County awards emergency grants to 11 Niwot businesses

Last week, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners announced that it has awarded funding to 11 businesses in Niwot...

 

Omnia Sol brings Niwot singers together-from a distance

Staging a multi-part choral performance featuring seven dozen voices is challenging even under normal circumstances, but add...

 

Back to business? Local restaurants navigate new state regulations

When the state of Colorado issued its Safer at Home” guidelines allowing in-person dining at restaurants last week, Edward...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 3, 2020

Rock & Rails postponed for now...

Warm summer nights in June traditionally herald the return of music lovers to Niwot's Whistle Stop Park for the annual Rock &...

 

Student of the Week: Audrey Rhoadarmer

For Audrey Rhoadarmer, being editor of the Niwot High yearbook was more like holding a part-time job, albeit one with no pay...

 

Torres awarded Pursuit for Education scholarship

Each spring, the Niwot High School Education Foundation awards the Pursuit for Education scholarship to honor "motivated...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 27, 2020

Student-athlete of the Week: Jack Kenkel

As an IB student and multi-sport athlete at Niwot, senior Jack Kenkel didn't choose the path of least resistance in high scho...

 

Drive-thru graduation celebrates Flagstaff Academy Class of 2020

When SVVSD canceled in-person learning and activities for the remainder of the 19-20 school year, administrators at...

 

Lavrouk and Stokes named NHS valedictorians

Besides having the best grades in Niwot High's Class of 2020, co-valedictorians Anton Lavrouk (IB) and Tim Stokes...

 

Salutatorian Julia Curd to pursue passions at Duke University

Niwot High salutatorian Julia Curd thrives on competition, whether in the classroom, on the stage, or at the keyboard, and...

 

Student Council President has leadership in her future

When the coronavirus pandemic cancelled athletics and in-person learning for Colorado schools, it was a shock to the system...

 

Chivers wins Founding Director Scholarship

Recognizing her "positive impact on" the school community, The Niwot High School Education Foundation has awarded senior...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 20, 2020

Student-athlete of the Week: Julea Trank-Greene

When Julea Trank-Greene came to Niwot as a freshman, she thought her path to high school athletic success would end on a...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 13, 2020

Student-athlete of the Week: Maedee Trank-Greene

Pringles® may not represent the Platonic ideal of a potato chip, but its stackable shape makes for a fascinating...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 13, 2020

Niwot LID debates small business relief

On Tuesday, May 5, the Niwot LID advisory committee gathered via videoconference for its first monthly meeting since March....

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 13, 2020

Boulder County offers grants to small businesses

Last week, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners launched the Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 13, 2020

Niwot Senior Sports Spotlight: Baseball

The 2020 Niwot baseball team had just three seniors on the roster, but what they lacked in numbers, they more than made up fo...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 13, 2020

Niwot Senior Sports Spotlight: Girls Tennis

Girls tennis was one of the few Niwot programs to complete matches before the coronavirus pandemic put a premature halt to...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 6, 2020

Niwot's Prahl honored by Colorado athletic directors

Sue Prahl doesn't see anything special about her 25-year tenure with the Niwot High athletics department, so when she learned...

 

Niwot High math teacher honored by district

The socially distant version of the annual Tribute to Teachers awards may have lacked the glamour of a gala, but that didn't...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    April 29, 2020

Niwot parking proposal moves ahead

The Niwot Business Association's application to develop up to a 50-space multimodal parking facility on vacant land between...

 

Graduation on hold until July for SVVSD seniors

To be sure, the local seniors in the class of 2020 are missing some notable high school rites of passage, but assuming...

 

NBA offers support to struggling Niwot businesses

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns have taken a steep toll on Niwot businesses, and the path to recovery is sti...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    April 22, 2020

1950s artifacts donated to Niwot Historical Society

Last week's surprise winter storm might have seemed out of place in April, but as a recently donated artifact to the Niwot...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week

By the time she reached high school, senior keeper Quinn Gossett thought her soccer playing days were well behind her, but...

 

Grable Howie's "Centennial State" earns invite to CU workshop

Grable Howie isn't used to writing songs on command, but when the talented junior was tapped to represent Niwot High in the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    April 15, 2020

Kilt Farm helps fight food insecurity in Boulder County

As the economic impacts of the coronavirus shutdowns continue to accumulate, more and more families are seeking supplemental...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    April 8, 2020

'Easter Bunny' arranges special delivery for the troops

Pat Murphy of Niwot Realty didn't get a chance to hand out candy and prizes at Niwot's annual Easter egg hunt this year, but...

 

Preparing for "new normal" at Dawson School

Just a few short weeks ago, the long-term closure of schools seemed unthinkable, but the coronavirus pandemic has abruptly...

 

Niwot Market weathers coronavirus storm

On March 12, escalating efforts by state and school officials to stop the spread of COVID-19 touched off a "panic buying"...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Abby Eidsness

Fourth-year varsity lacrosse defender Abby Eidsness didn't realize it at the time, but mom knew best when it came to the...

 

Abrupt 'Coronacation' leaves area students with questions

A bonus week of Spring Break sounds like a dream come true for students, but, at Niwot High School, reaction to the St....

 

Spring sports season on hold until April 18

Citing "concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," the Colorado High School Activities Association has extended...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Lily Sieben

The 2019-20 Niwot girls basketball season is one that most of its participants would rather forget, but senior Lily Sieben wi...

 

Girls golf preview: Talented veterans spark state title hopes for Niwot

Fourth-year coach Ed Weaver has sky high expectations for the 2020 Niwot girls golf program, and it's not hard to see why....

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 4, 2020

Familiar Faces: Otto and Tiny Ahlgrim

Arlene "Tiny" Ahlgrim (née Obrecht) can recall with perfect clarity the day in the late 1950s when the dashing 18-year old...

 

A new twist on an old classic comes to the NHS stage

You know they're creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, but perhaps you didn't know that the Victorian-inspired Addams Family...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 4, 2020

Niwot makes early exit from basketball playoffs

Senior point guard Cooper Sheldon was philosophical following Niwot's three-point loss to Air Academy Kadets in the first...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 4, 2020

Student-Athlete of the Week: Cooper Sheldon

A lot of students play basketball in high school, but few inhabit the sport the way Niwot's Cooper Sheldon does. The six-foot...

 

Using technology to boost Mobility for All

For many of us, hailing an Uber for a ride home from the brewery or buying a bus ticket to Coors Field takes just a few taps...

 

Lopez and Torres bow out at state wrestling championships

Niwot seniors Jovani Lopez and Daniel Torres accomplished much more than they thought possible during their four-year high...

 

Codevilla captures two titles at Class 4A state championships

There weren't very many Cougars in the pool at the 2020 Class 4A swim and dive championships, but what the Niwot state squad...

 

Two Cougars advance to state wrestling championships

Niwot wrestler Daniel Torres was restless as he watched his lighter teammates take on their first opponents at the Class 4A R...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Jovani Lopez

Jovani Lopez got more than he bargained for when he joined the Niwot wrestling team as a ninth-grader, but the senior...

 

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