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 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 28, 2021 

Niwot Real Estate becomes The Niwot Group

After nearly five decades of buying and selling property in Niwot and surrounding communities, independent realtor Pat...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 28, 2021 

Fritz Family Brewers opens Niwot taproom

After months of renovations, upgrades, and minor bureaucratic hassles, the beer is finally flowing at Fritz Family Brewers...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 28, 2021 

Niwot Barber Shop's Alivia Bell is grateful for community support

It's been just over a year since Alivia Bell of Niwot Barber Shop was seriously injured while riding her bike in Longmont,...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 28, 2021 

Friday night car show: A hidden gem

Niwot resident Brian Foster was looking for a "project car" when he spotted something special in an out-of-the-way garage in...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    July 28, 2021 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Taylor James

The Niwot track and field program has produced its fair share of talented athletes, most notably Elise Cranny, who will be re...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 21, 2021

Countdown is on for Fritz Family Brewers

The taps are shined, the kegs are chilled, and even the cuckoo clocks are synchronized as the staff at Fritz Family Brewers...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 21, 2021

'There's a story with every one of those cars'

Bert Steele doesn't consider himself a "car guy," but he definitely appreciates the classics. So when the COVID-19 pandemic...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 21, 2021

Grant-A-Dream Foundation targets 'caregiver burnout'

Everyone knows about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which provides getaways to critically ill patients, but Broomfield mom Ann...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 14, 2021

Niwot LID board approves additional funding for parking lot

Changes mandated by Boulder County and rising material costs led to approximately $30,000 in unanticipated expenses during...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 14, 2021

New England favorite makes long-awaited return to Niwot

Summer in Niwot hasn't been quite the same since Lobster Bash left 2nd Avenue, but the late, lamented community feast is...

 

A new look for Niwot High

It's not an "extreme" makeover, but Niwot High is having a little work done before the 2021-22 school year begins. Last month...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 30, 2021

Making history: Niwot's record-setting weekend at the Class 4A state track & field championships

To say that Niwot's track and field teams turned in a historically dominating performance at the 2021 Colorado Class 4A...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 23, 2021

Niwot parking lot takes shape

After being delayed during much of March, April, and May due to permitting issues at Boulder County, construction of a...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 23, 2021

'Meet me at the spa': a blessed grand opening in Niwot

While touring Blessings Day Spa (7960 Niwot Road, B9) during its grand opening celebration on June 19, more than once I...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 23, 2021

Niwot girls make early exit from soccer playoffs

It wasn't easy for Niwot girls soccer coach Jenna Machado to find the positives after the Cougars' 7-0 loss to Windsor in...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 23, 2021

Niwot girls wrap up season at 2021 Class 4A state golf championships

The Niwot girls golf team didn't win any titles at the 2021 Class 4A state championships, but after a resilient performance...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 16, 2021

Emily Creek claims No. 3 singles title at state tennis championships

Decorated Niwot athlete Emily Creek called it a career at the Class 4A state tennis tournament on June 12, but not before...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 9, 2021

Niwot LID considers NBA's revised 2021 budget

The Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee held its latest monthly meeting virtually on June 1. The meeting was...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 9, 2021

Familiar Face – Ed Nuhfer

Ed Nuhfer has become a familiar face over his cumulative 17 years in Niwot thanks to everyday walks with Zion, his dog, and...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 9, 2021

Niwot girls tennis claims regional crown

The Niwot girls tennis team is heading back to the Class 4A state championships after a dominating performance at the Region...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 9, 2021

Niwot girls advance to Class 4A state golf championships

Battling high temperatures and pesky tree-lined fairways, the Niwot girls golf team held on for second place at the 2021 Regi...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 9, 2021

Niwot dominates at 2021 Boulder County Championships

Not even the hottest temperatures of the year could keep the Niwot track and field team from yet another record-breaking*...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 9, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week: Halie Ostrom

Like Goldilocks, it took recent Niwot graduate Halie Ostrom a few tries before she found the sport that checked all the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 2, 2021

Rock & Rails 2021: Know before you go

Niwot's popular summer concert series Rock & Rails kicks off its 15th season on Thursday, June 3, with local duo Pacheco...

 

'We were separated physically, but always connected in our hearts'

After a school year filled with upended routines, unprecedented challenges, and, above all, uncertainty, 270 students from...

 

For IB valedictorian Kruse, math classes add up to success

Carter Kruse didn't set out to get the top grade point average in Niwot High's International Baccalaureate programme this yea...

 

Valedictorian Isuani motivated by new perspectives

Not many high school students relish the idea of delivering an important speech in front of a large crowd of strangers, but V...

 

Niwot Salutatorian Isobel Tuck on graduating

When Niwot High School principal Eric Rauschkolb told senior Isobel Tuck she was salutatorian, it was a surprise. "I didn't...

 

'In a year where the world made it so hard to connect with each other, we managed to do just that...'

Eighth grade graduation is already a celebratory occasion, but for the 93 members of Flagstaff Academy's class of 2021, the...

 

Niwot salutatorian Siddartha Bushan talks linguistics

Technical-minded Siddartha Bushan never gave much thought to his grades during his four years as a student in Niwot's...

 

Salutatorian James Magee gets ready to take off for the great white north

By his own admission, Niwot class of 2021 salutatorian James Magee doesn't have the best sense of time management, but he...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 2, 2021

Cougars fall to league foe Northridge

The Niwot girls soccer team faced its first test of the 2021 season when they traveled to Northridge for a match against the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 2, 2021

Niwot girls escape with a win at Todd Creek

The Niwot girls golf team learned some painful lessons about their short games at the Longs Peak League event at Thornton's...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 26, 2021

Rock & Rails 2021 lineup announced

A combination of familiar favorites and new sounds will be making their way to the Whistle Stop Park gazebo this summer when...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 26, 2021

Niwot girls still undefeated in 2021

Behind a high-scoring offense, the Niwot girls soccer team improved to 5-0 on the year with lopsided wins against three...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 26, 2021

More records fall for Niwot girls

It was another record-setting weekend for the Niwot girls track team, as they competed in back-to-back meets at Roosevelt...

 

Arts Student of the Week - Anna Enssle

Anna Enssle is a freshman at Niwot High, but has taken on some challenges that are normally confronted by older students. In...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 26, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week: Kiera Flanagan

With 10 goals and 2 assists in five games, speedy senior Kiera Flanagan has led the Niwot girls soccer team to a 5-0 start...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 19, 2021

Flanagan powers Niwot girls to rout of Roosevelt

A slow start gave way to an avalanche of scoring, as the Niwot girls soccer team cruised to a 9-0 victory over Roosevelt on...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Alex "Goose" Williams

Alex Williams joined the Niwot High theater tech crew as a freshman, hoping to learn more about stage lighting and design....

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 19, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week: Joaquin Herrera

When Joaquin Herrera enrolls at Adams State University in August, he will become the first student in his family to attend...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 12, 2021

Niwot LID approves funding for three more summer events

Niwot's summer calendar will look more like its pre-pandemic norm, after the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Jacob Pennington

For Niwot High band director Wade Hendricks, students like Jacob Pennington don't come around very often. Both a talented...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 12, 2021

Mixed doubles: Niwot girls split season-opening matches

The Niwot girls tennis team found itself on both sides of a 4-3 final score during the opening week of the 2021 season, which...

 

Moving on up: 15 Niwot athletes headed to college ranks

The past year has been challenging for prospective college athletes, particularly those who missed their junior seasons of...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Nguyen Pham

Junior Nguyen Pham is a talented student in Niwot High's IB art program who prefers to let her artistry do the talking. She...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 5, 2021

Double the disappointment: Niwot volleyball bows out at regionals

Niwot fans were in high spirits as the players took the court at the Class 4A Region 7 volleyball tournament on May 1, eager...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 5, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week Ismael Dominguez

Senior forward Ismael Dominguez didn't earn the nickname "Big Game Ish" by accident. His penchant for being in the right plac...

 

Arts Student of the Week - Juliette Molina

Niwot freshman Juliette Molina has been appearing on stage since age seven, but when the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled live...

 

Curry shines as Niwot finishes takes third at state gymnastics

On April 24, the fast-paced 2021 gymnastics season wrapped up at the Class 4A state championships with a familiar name on...

 

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