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The Story Behind the Name: Johnson Farms and Brittany Place

By the middle of the 19th century, Sweden was in the throes of a national population crisis-the small country's population had doubled from 1750 to 1850, and was still growing. Tillable land became...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Fire House Museum

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, it seems a fortuitous time to talk about the history of the Niwot firehouse. In 1910, concern about fire protection prompted Niwot citizens to acquire a...

 
 By Kathy Trauner    News    June 29, 2022

Regenerative Agriculture

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. Last week’s article was Organic - Does it Matter? The Natural Resources Defense Council offers a simple definition of regenerative agriculture: “farming and ranching in harmony with...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Left Hand Grange

Not unlike other local businesses and attractions, Chief Niwot is the namesake for the Left Hand Grange as the Arapaho word for "left-hand" is Ni-wot. What is interesting about the building known as...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Murray Street

The plat of Niwot was filed in the Boulder County records on March 30,1875, by Porter T. Hinman and Ambrose S. Murray, laying out streets, alleys and lots on both sides of the railroad tracks, but...

 
 By Kathy Trauner    News    June 15, 2022

Eating for a Healthy Planet - First in a 2-part series

Editor's note: This is the first in a 2-part series. Next week: Regenerative Agriculture. Organic - Does it Matter? Food shopping is not for the faint of heart these days. The meat counter alone...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Boulder County Poor Farm

You've likely driven past it many times, glancing at the impressive red brick Queen Anne-style house on 63rd Street, just south of Jay Road, without realizing its historic significance. The property...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Niwot Tribune

When The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop moved into its downtown Niwot home last year, it breathed new life into one of Niwot's most iconic spaces. Owners Carissa Mina and Jerilyn Patterson brought...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Neva Road

We regularly celebrate our town's namesake, Chief Niwot (Left-Hand in Arapaho), for his peace-oriented beliefs and actions. In fact, the stories of his leadership and subsequent betrayal by Col. John...

 

The Story Behind the Name: Coot Lake

We know Coot Lake as a mecca for nature lovers, fisherman, and some of the happiest dogs on the planet, but have you ever wondered how Coot Lake got its name? Is the moniker, by chance, related to...

 

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