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 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    January 15, 2020 

Postle resigns as NBA representative to LID committee

Citing concerns over the appointment of new members of the Niwot Design Review Committee, member Anne Postle resigned from th...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    January 15, 2020 

Lopez takes third at Frederick Invitational

Niwot heavyweight Jovani Lopez earned his fifth trip to the podium this season with a third-place finish in the 285-pound cla...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    January 15, 2020 

Niwot goes 2-0 to start conference play

The Niwot boys basketball team improved to 7-4 on the year, after picking up another pair of wins as Northern League play...

 

Niwot seniors shine at annual Gary Daum Classic

The Niwot High gym was stacked to the rafters on Saturday, Jan. 4, as the largest field ever took to the mat for the eighth...

 

Niwot girls put the rough in Rough Rider Shootout

The Niwot girls basketball team was without the services of top scorers Lily Sieben and Nikki Sims during the Rough Rider...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Keith Hemenway

Keith Hemenway got a jump start on his New Year's resolution to finish his senior wrestling season strong with a trip to the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    January 1, 2020

Incorporation feasibility study available

Converting the Town of Niwot into a statutory municipality and funding its initial years of operation will "almost...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    January 1, 2020

Boulder City Council will reconsider library district proposal

Proponents of a regional library district got a boost last month when the Boulder City Council agreed to prioritize the...

 

Niwot girls struggle in early weeks of the season

The Niwot girls basketball team fell to 1-5 after dropping the home-opener to Erie 62-25 on Dec. 19. Afterwards, a clearly...

 

Niwot boys stun Erie in home opener

It wasn't quite a Christmas miracle, but Niwot's upset win over the 10th-ranked Erie Tigers on Dec. 19 certainly had fans...

 

Student of the Week: Davita Bird

Davita Bird has always been interested in how things work, so at the suggestion of her mother, an engineer at Seagate, she...

 

Whistle Stop Park building clears county hurdles

Following a prolonged delay, plans for a permanent concession stand in Niwot's Whistle Stop Park got the final nod from...

 

Wrestling Preview

The memorable moments have been few and far between for the Niwot wrestling team over the past few seasons, but fifth-year...

 

Niwot boys basketball preview

Clayton Wittrock isn't sure that the Niwot boys basketball team is ready to contend for a Northern League title, but the...

 

Niwot students compete in NYC cybersecurity event

The honors just keep coming for Niwot students and budding infosec experts Davita Bird, Julia Curd, and Caitlyn Fong. Last mo...

 

Niwot girls basketball preview

The Niwot girls basketball team hasn't been to the Class 4A postseason tournament since 2013, but longtime head coach Terri W...

 

Flagstaff students collect Soles4Souls

The students of Flagstaff Academy showed that a little Respect can go a long way, after collecting more than 1,000 pairs of...

 

Seven Niwot athletes sign early letters of intent

It was another crowded National Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Niwot, as seven athletes made official commitments to...

 

Niwot's Mia Curry wins Class 4A state gymnastics all-around title

Niwot gymnast Mia Curry started preparing months in advance for the 2019 Class 4A state all-around competition, but she...

 

Niwot LID hears from sales tax officials

Though many local businesses have reported lower earnings in 2019, year-to-date sales tax collections in the Niwot Local...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Mia Curry

It may have lacked the life-and-death drama of Captain Ahab's pursuit of Moby Dick across the ocean, but Mia Curry's quest...

 

Niwot's playoff hopes end in Golden

The Niwot boys soccer team found themselves on the wrong side of a quick start and some fortuitous bounces against Golden on...

 

Niwot gymnastics claims 2019 regional title

A surefooted performance on the balance beam lifted the youthful Niwot gymnastics team to first place at the Class 4A Region...

 

Niwot tops Regis Groff in playoff opener

Emotions were high on Niwot's bench after its shutout win over No.18 seed Regis Groff in the first round of the Class 4A...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Joelle McDonald

Joelle McDonald wasn't expecting a life-changing experience when she joined the Niwot girls cross country team as a...

 

A clean sweep for Niwot

The Colorado state cross country meet has produced some amazing athletic achievements over the years, but few top Niwot's in...

 

Dishon leads Niwot girls to second straight state title

Niwot senior Samrawit Dishon was holding on to a slim lead heading into the toughest stretch of the state cross country race...

 

Niwot boys claim first Class 4A state title

There were plenty of emotions to go around after the Niwot boys' inspiring win at the 2019 Class 4A state cross country...

 

Familiar Face - Sue Prahl

It's 6 p.m. on a Friday night in late October, and the unseasonably warm afternoon is quickly giving way to an autumnal...

 

Niwot drops final league match to Longmont

On Oct. 24, the Niwot volleyball team closed out Northern League play for 2019 with a three-set loss to the Longmont Trojans...

 

Incorporation study nears completion

The informal committee preparing a report on the feasibility of incorporating Niwot is set to release its findings in the coming weeks, according to Mary Coonce, co-owner of...

 

Broncos nutritionist to speak at Niwot High (Nov. 5)

Denver Broncos team nutritionist Bryan Snyder, RD is giving a presentation on athlete diet and fitness in the large gym at Niwot High School (8989 Niwot Rd) on Tuesday, Nov....

 

Left Hand Laurel - Kristin Bjornsen

In late 2017, Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen was at an impasse. Following a "spectacular loss" in her lawsuit against...

 

Cross Country: Niwot dominates at Class 4A Region 3 championships

There wasn't much mystery about the team winner of the Class 4A Region 3 girls cross country race, after Niwot's top five...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Bella Steiner

Dealing with a quirky teammate is an unwelcome annoyance for most high school athletes, but Niwot sophomore Bella Steiner...

 

Martin posts hat trick in win over Northridge

The Niwot boys soccer team extended its win streak to eight with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Northridge Grizzlies...

 

Haystack neighbors: 'We're not harassers.'

Brigadoon Glen residents Martin and Kim Magill want to set the record straight about what they term "the commercialization...

 

Niwot cruises to 2019 regional title

Due to the early bout of winter on Oct. 10, the Class 4A Region 5 boys tennis tournament may not have started as expected,...

 

Student-athlete of the Week: Nikki Sims

The Niwot softball team is headed back to the playoffs after a thrilling 2019 season that saw dramatic wins and...

 

Gunlikson competes at state golf championships

Niwot golfer Christopher Gunlikson finished in 45th overall at the 2019 Class 4A State Championships, held Oct. 7-8 at the...

 

Niwot earns trip to postseason

Niwot softball wrapped up its dramatic 2019 regular season with a tough extra-innings loss to Northridge on Oct. 9. The...

 

Meet Joe Bartko, the voice of Niwot football

Public speaking comes naturally to Cougar’ football announcer Joe Bartko, who seemed destined for a life behind the...

 

Ninjas invade 4th annual Fall Crawl

On Friday Oct. 5, a cadre of tweenage ninjas-in-training jumped, swung, and climbed their way through a colorful obstacle...

 

Turnovers cost Niwot in loss to Eagle Valley

The Cougars had a devil of a time hanging onto the football in their wrenching 18-14 loss to Eagle Valley, and not even a...

 

Niwot falls to Longmont in five-set heartbreaker

Volleyball fans were treated to a free emotional roller coaster ride during Niwot's gripping match against arch-rival...

 

Niwot blanks Thompson Valley at home

The Niwot boys soccer team extended their winning streak to four with a 3-0 victory over Thompson Valley on Oct. 3. Junior...

 

Student-athlete of the Week: Cole Toothaker

It's been a whirlwind fall for second-year drum major Cole Toothaker and the Cougar marching band, but a scary moment over...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    October 2, 2019

Graffiti found at two locations in Niwot

Two Niwot attractions sustained minor damage last week, after being tagged by vandals using spray paint and chalk. Sometime...

 

Niwot student helps lead the fight against climate change

Just one day after leading a large contingent to the Global Climate Strike in Denver on Sept. 20, local environmental coaliti...

 

Gunlikson earns berth to state championships

Niwot boys golf coach Ed Weaver knew he had to act after his number one golfer, Christopher Gunlikson, lost six strokes on...

 

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