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 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    April 6, 2022

Niwot girls finally open season

Thanks to a snowy start to March, the 2022 golf season was delayed until after spring break, but the Niwot girls seem to have made the most of their extra time to practice. In two events during the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 30, 2022

Local Business Spotlight: Niwot Jewelry and Gifts

Whether you need a necklace clasp replaced, the pendulum on your great-great-grandfather's grandfather clock rehung, or are thinking of popping the question, Niwot's one-of-a-kind, full-service...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Mya McGovern

Mya McGovern has always had a creative side, and, since coming to Niwot High as a freshman in 2020, she has been taking advantage of opportunities to develop it. So far, the sophomore has taken the...

 

Iconic bike race returns to Boulder County

After a three-year absence, one of the most competitive bicycle races in Colorado is returning to Boulder County next month. Modeled after one of the world's oldest single-day cycling competitions,...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Sydney Rothstein

When Sydney Rothstein was six years old, her father started taking her to the late lamented Haystack Mountain golf course where, through a series of outrageous bets and parental indulgence, he didn't...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 23, 2022

Safe Routes to School project resurrected in Morton Heights

A road improvement project first proposed in 2017 is finally underway in Morton Heights, and, when completed later this year, will mean changes for motorists and pedestrians heading to Niwot...

 

Niwot girls soccer holds off Skyline

High school soccer in March is not known for its great weather or its top-notch play, and Niwot's home debut on March 16 against Skyline was a case in point-at least in the first half. Fortunately...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 16, 2022

Questions arise about future of Niwot Post Office

Amid staff shortages and unexpected closures, rumors have swirled around town that the Niwot branch of the U.S. Postal Service could be slated to close, as the 230-year-old agency undergoes major...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Ava Pres

Niwot sophomore Ava Pres started playing the cello as a sixth-grader at Sunset Middle, but long before that, the instrument became a source of fascination to her, thanks to some sibling rivalry....

 

Niwot baseball falls in opener

The Ken Rosales era of Niwot baseball got off to a delayed start, as last week's wintry weather postponed the Cougars' original opening day, scheduled for March 10. So the boys in green got underway...

 

Niwot track and field embarks on bid to defend state titles

The 2022 track and field season officially got underway for Niwot on March 12 at the annual RE-1J meet between St. Vrain Valley district schools. This year the action was out at Mead High, and, as has...

 

Niwot girls golf preview: small but talented team eyes return to state

What the 2022 Niwot girls golf team lacks in size it more than makes up for in talent, and the tight-knit group should be a force to reckon in the postseason, sixth-year golf coach Ed Weaver said. Led...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 9, 2022

Niwot LID board tackles busy March agenda

A second summer concert series and signs for Niwot's new public parking lot were just two of the pending issues before the advisory committee to the Niwot Local Improvement District at its monthly...

 

Local Business Spotlight: The Niwot Group knows Niwot real estate

There's no place in Colorado quite like Niwot, and, with its high quality schools, close-knit community, and bucolic setting, no better place to live, local resident Pat Murphy contends. That was...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Alexis Marez

When Niwot senior and trombone player Alexis Marez learned that he had been named first chair for the All-District honor band earlier this year, he was not sure how to take it. "I guess I shouldn't...

 

Student of the Week: Mercer Stauch

If being a well-rounded student means engaging with a wide range of opportunities for learning and success at school, then the term applies to Niwot senior Mercer Stauch, whose list of high school...

 

No vacancy: Niwot fills nearly all available commercial space

Two years after the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns sent a shock through the local economy, Niwot isn't just back in business, it's booming. Over the past 12 months, shoppers, diners, and retailers...

 

Arts Student of the Week--Jonah Fahlin

Jonah Fahlin has always had an artistic side, which he started exploring through digital art. Since coming to Niwot High, however, the sophomore has taken a more hands-on approach to expressing...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 2, 2022

Unified basketball season ends on positive note

Disneyland bills itself as "the happiest place on Earth," but on Saturday, Feb. 26, it had competition for that title from Niwot High School, where the St. Vrain Valley unified basketball teams came...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 2, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ashlee Wood

Ashlee Wood didn't have much basketball experience when she joined Niwot's new unified basketball team-just what she'd picked up by playing with her brothers and dad in the driveway. But what the athl... Full story

 

Niwot to hold library district town hall

A public meeting to discuss an issue that could be on the November 2022 ballot is coming to the Left Hand Grange (195 2nd Ave.) next month. On March 8, representatives from the Boulder Public Library...

 

Splashing success: St. Vrain Valley Schools officially opens new pool

Just days after her grand finale at the Class 4A state swim and dive championships, Niwot standout Mary Codevilla found herself in the spotlight once again. On Feb. 16, the seven-time individual...

 

'Small Town Big Heart' campaign nears 40% of goal

A campaign launched by Niwot businesses to raise $100,000 for Marshall Fire victims is more than one-third of the way to its goal after just three weeks. According to organizers for the "Small Town Bi...

 

A Niwot champion goes out on top

Earlier this season, Cougars swim coach Kyle Bachrodt said that senior Mary Codevilla "can win any race that she swims," and at the 2022 Class 4A state swim championships on Feb. 11, she proved that t... Full story

 

Niwot wrestling wraps up season at regional championships

If Niwot wrestling's performance at the 2022 Class 4A Region 3 championships had a title, it would be "A Series of Unfortunate Events." It all started with an injury to a top wrestler in the days...

 

Niwot LID vacancy goes unfilled

The Niwot Local Improvement District’s advisory committee may be without a Niwot Community Association representative for at least the next few months, after the Boulder Board of County...

 

Rock & Rails returns to Niwot for 16th year

The popular weekly concert series Rock & Rails is returning to Niwot's Whistle Stop Park for 13 shows in 2022, and organizers are gearing up for another great summer of live music and family fun...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Aliyah Backus

As both a featured performer and student dance director for Niwot High's upcoming production of "Mamma Mia", senior Aliyah Backus doesn't have a lot of leisure time these days. But the talented...

 

Unified sports brings inclusion to the court

When Ashlee Wood heard about the new unified basketball team coming to Niwot High, she was excited about the chance to test her burgeoning skills on the court. "My brothers actually started playing...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ryan Gray

Outside of the Cougar cheer squad, you probably won't find a student with more unabashed school spirit than Niwot junior Ryan Gray. Whether it's cheering on the home team at a state tournament, or...

 

Dual celebration as Niwot girls swim wins inaugural meet at new facility

It has been three long seasons since the Niwot girls swim team has had a home pool, but with the opening of the Aquatic Center of St. Vrain Valley earlier this month, its wandering days are over. On...

 

Niwot Market adjusts to new supply chain challenges

To paraphrase Forrest Gump's mama, a trip to the grocery store these days is like a box of chocolates-you never know what you're going to get because several items on your list are probably out of...

 

Revenues continue to climb in Niwot LID

At its first monthly meeting of 2022 on Jan. 12, the Niwot Local Improvement District advisory committee approved two funding requests from the Niwot Business Association, heard an update about the pa...

 

Local teams reunite at St. Vrain All District Meet

After a pandemic hiatus in 2021, the girls swim and dive teams from St. Vrain Valley high schools renewed their friendly rivalry at the annual All-District Meet, held Jan. 15 at Mt. View Aquatics...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Mary Codevilla

With five individual state championships and a Class 4A record to her name, there isn't much territory left for standout Mary Codevilla to conquer in high school swimming. But she still has lofty...

 

Left Hand Laurel: Deborah Read Fowler

On the gusty morning of Thursday, Dec. 30, Niwot realtor Deborah Read Fowler and her family were on US Highway 36 headed to Breckenridge when they noticed something alarming: a plume of dark smoke ris...

 

Gary Daum Classic returns to Niwot High

After a truncated 2021 high school season, full-scale wrestling tournaments are back in 2022, and, locally, that means a packed house at Niwot High for the ninth annual Gary Daum Classic, held Jan....

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Bryce Nemec

Niwot football's historic 2021 season will be remembered for many reasons, not least the dominating performance of senior Bryce Nemec, a difference-maker on both sides of the ball. Appearing in all...

 

Omicron variant sweeps Boulder County

For a growing share of Boulder County residents, the 2021 holidays brought at least one unwelcome visitor-the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, local testing sites...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    January 5, 2022

New year, new parking lot? Long-delayed project nearing completion

After a series of false-starts and long delays, the 14-space public parking lot on the west side of downtown Niwot could be open to cars in the coming weeks, according to representatives of the Niwot...

 

Road Warriors: Volunteer crew handles traffic during Niwot events

Behind any community event in Niwot, there is an unsung army of volunteers, handling details and logistics that most attendees overlook. Among them is the Niwot road crew, a group that has been...

 

Boulder County seeks Niwot candidates for appointed committees

Boulder County is seeking applications for one opening on the Niwot Business Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory Committee, a nine-member independent board that "prioritizes expenditures of the...

 

Walking in a Flagstaff wonderland

The holiday spirit was in overdrive at the inaugural Festival of Lights, a dazzling open-air celebration held at Flagstaff Academy (2040 Miller Drive, Longmont) on Dec. 9. The event featured 20 origin...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Rowan Osgood

The Niwot girls swim team has faced its share of challenges over the past few seasons, from lack of a home facility, to a coaching turnover, and, of course, the myriad complications due to the...

 

Spelling bee returns to Niwot Elementary

Her winning word may have been 'mystified', but fifth grader Sylvia Madry was anything but as she outlasted 11 other contestants to take first place in the 13th annual Niwot Elementary spelling bee, h...

 

Niwot High Arts Student of the Week-Tessa Whittaker

Senior Tessa Whittaker hasn't been a Niwot High student for long, but she's making up for lost time in the school's vocal music department, according to choir director Laura Walters. Though a recent...

 

Niwot girls win two out of three to open the season

It's still early in the 2021-22 winter sports season, but it's not too early for the Niwot girls basketball team to have a better record than it did in its 2020-21 campaign. Behind an impressive...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Madison Tajchman

The 2021-22 Niwot girls basketball team is on the path to redemption after posting just two wins during the prior two seasons. Helping lead them there is senior captain Madison Tajchman, a...

 

Think local when considering your year-end giving

In 2020, charitable giving rose to an all-time high in the U.S., even as many Americans struggled with uncertainty and disruptions. While that is good news for the nation's non-profit organizations, t... Full story

 

Arts Student of the Week-Julian Wu

Niwot sophomore Julian Wu took up photography as a middle schooler and has been seeing the world a little differently ever since. "Photography is a really great medium of art," he said. "You just...

 

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