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 By Kim Glasscock    News    January 12, 2022

Niwot Community Association offers Marshall Fire aid

Niwot Community Association board members agreed at the Jan. 5 meeting that the organization wanted to help Marshall Fire victims that have found shelter in Niwot. Board members Pat Murphy and Mark Brigham, both real estate agents, said several fire...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    October 13, 2021

NCA proposes community garden at monthly meeting

Work on a proposal to create a community garden space in Niwot is starting, Niwot Community Association board member Diane Zimmermann told NCA members at the Oct. 6 meeting. "The first step is to...


NCA to hold annual Clean Up Day on Sept. 18

The Niwot Community Association will hold its annual Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 18 in the parking lot at Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot Road, Niwot. Any NCA member can bring...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    August 11, 2021

Niwot Community Association discusses community garden, National Night Out

Niwot Community Association board members had a bit of a "green-storming" session at their August meeting. Niwot resident Terry Purcell approached the group with the suggestion that Niwot needs a...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    July 28, 2021

National Night Out returns to Niwot

Ever want to see the inside of an emergency vehicle, check out a fire engine pumper or watch K-9 officers and their human handlers strut their stuff? Maybe you'd also enjoy free hot dogs and...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 30, 2021

Chuck Klueber named July 4th Grand Marshal

People strolling along Niwot's Second Avenue looking for a peaceful place to sit in the shade can thank their lucky stars that Chuck Klueber gives his time to Niwot. Klueber, who has been named the...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    May 19, 2021

NCA board: cars only at 4th of July parade

Niwot Community Association board members are sticking to their plans to hold a July 4th motorcade instead of a full-blown parade, even though Boulder County has loosened COVID-19 restrictions on...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 21, 2021

Niwot Community Association holds annual meeting

The Niwot Community Association board of directors has decided not to hold its traditional July 4 parade this year, NCA president David Limbach announced at the group's annual meeting on April 14....

 By Kim Glasscock    News    March 10, 2021

Commissioner Levy to speak at NCA annual meeting

Members of the Niwot Community Association Board are cautiously exploring whether the group will be able to host some of its signature activities in 2021. "Will we see the same Covid-19 restrictions t...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    July 8, 2020

Levy speaks at NCA meeting

Niwot Community Association members heard from Boulder County Commission candidate Claire Levy at their July 1 virtual meeting. Levy, who was uncontested in the Democratic primary, faces Republican Cinda Kochen for the District 1 seat in November. Ko...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 10, 2020

July 4 parade cancelled

The annual July 4 parade in Niwot will not take place this year. Members of the Niwot Community Association Board of Directors agreed at their June 3 meeting that proceeding with the parade "is just...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 8, 2020

NCA coronavirus postponements

The stay-at-home order for Colorado due to the coronavirus has put the Niwot Community Association’s plans on hold. The group met April 1 by teleconference to discuss what should be done about the April annual meeting, the May Clean Up Day and the...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    March 18, 2020

Upcoming Niwot Community Association meetings

The COVID-19 coronavirus has prompted Mountain View Fire Rescue district to close all its stations to members of the public until further notice to protect firefighters and first responders. In light of MVFR’s decision, the Niwot Community Associat...


Niwot Community Association weighs in on incorporation

Niwot Community Association board members unanimously voted Feb. 4 to publicize the results of additional research they have done on the possibility of incorporating Niwot into a municipality. “We are a conduit of information and we want to make...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    January 22, 2020

NCA board hears passenger rail proposal

Passenger rail service from Fort Collins to Pueblo in Colorado could be a reality in seven to 10 years if the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission is successful. Cue the skepticism. But Randy Grauberger, project director for the...


NCA turns its attention to holiday events

After a busy fall coordinating the Niwot Veterans Banner project and taking part in the Great Pumpkin Party and Enchanted Evening, Niwot Community Association board members turned their attention to...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    July 24, 2019

NCA gears up for National Night Out

Want a break from cooking dinner at home one night? Love drones, K9 dogs and good music? Then come to the National Night Out event starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, on Murray Street between...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 26, 2019

Patty Strecker named 2019 4th of July Grand Marshal

Patty Strecker of Niwot is unabashedly red, white and blue patriotic. The co-founder of the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms will serve as the Niwot July 4 parade Grand Marshal, an honor given by the... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 12, 2019

NCA considers a new fix for an old problem

Niwot Community Association board members agreed at their June 5 meeting to try a different approach with Boulder County Commissioners to find a solution for fixing subdivision roads. County officials...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 27, 2019

NCA welcomes area educators to 2019 annual meeting

The Niwot Community Association did one of the things it does best at its April 17 annual meeting for members – connect NCA members with the broader Niwot area community. The group invited the...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 12, 2019

NCA looks ahead to eventful spring

Niwot Community Association board members are gearing up for the group’s busy seasons. Kicking off the spring is the annual membership drive, already underway. Emails have gone out to members... Full story


NCA kicks-off 2019 membership drive

Niwot residents will soon be seeing reminders to renew their Niwot Community Association memberships in their mailboxes, email in-boxes and along Niwot Road. The membership drive will kick off the week of Feb. 17, with an email message to current mem...


RTD holds public forum on Highway 119 project

About 35 people attended a public forum Feb. 7 at the Left Hand Grange in Niwot to give their opinion on proposals for bus rapid transit alternatives along Highway 119 (the Diagonal) between Boulder a...


NCA discusses additional holiday decorations

Contributing to Niwot’s festive holiday decorations around town was on the minds of Niwot Community Association board members at their Dec. 5 meeting. The NCA put up holiday decorations this year... Full story


The NCA adds to holiday mood

Inspired by Niwot’s “wonderful” holiday decorations coordinated by the Niwot Business Association, members of the Niwot Community Association board decided at their Nov. 7 meeting that they wanted to contribute to the town’s holiday ambiance... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    August 10, 2018

NCA welcomes Chief Beebe to board meeting

Mountain View Fire Rescue District Chief Dave Beebe met with Niwot Community Association (NCA) board members Aug. 1 to discuss the district’s proposal to put a mill levy increase on the November ballot. MVFR includes Niwot and some of unincorporate...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    July 20, 2018

NCA July 2018 grants

Niwot Community Association board members are drafting possible guidelines for groups and individuals requesting grant aid from the NCA. “We’ve noticed an uptick in funding requests to groups in Niwot and it would be good to have some guidelines...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 15, 2018

NCA Grand Marshal of 2018

A dedication to problem-solving on Niwot’s behalf is among the reasons Niwot Community Association board members chose former chair Dick Piland to serve as the 2018 Grand Marshal of the town’s... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    May 11, 2018

Annual clean-up day in Niwot

The Niwot Community Association will hold its annual Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 in the parking lot at Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot Road, Niwot. The event is free for NCA members; non-members will pay a $40 per carload fee....

 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 12, 2018

NCA discusses thefts, public improvement districts

Niwot and Gunbarrel residents should be extra cautious about clearing out valuables and locking their vehicles along with making sure their garage doors are down, Boulder County Sheriff’s Department Commander Mike Wagner told Niwot Community... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    March 23, 2018

NCA looks to annual meeting next month

Niwot Community Association Board of Directors are gearing up for the organization’s annual meeting in April. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Left Hand Grange, 195 Second Avenue, Niwot. All NCA members are invited to...


NCA development scale

Recent infill development in downtown Niwot has prompted Boulder County land use officials to reconstitute the Old Town Niwot Design Review subcommittee. The subcommittee had lost members and stopped meeting over the years, but with the current... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    January 12, 2018

NCA 2018 Leadership

The Niwot Community Association Board will see some changes in leadership for 2018. At the Jan. 3 NCA meeting, President Dick Piland announced that he will not run again when his current term ends in April. Piland has served as NCA president since...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    July 22, 2017

June Niwot Community Association Meeting

Following a successful July 4 parade, the Niwot Community Association board has turned its attention to working with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office to hold a National Night Out event in Niwot. The National Night Out will be held at 6 p.m.... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 16, 2017

Frea named parade Grand Marshall

Niwot resident and volunteer Riki Frea said she was “completely shocked” when she was told she had been selected as Grand Marshall for this year’s Niwot July 4 parade. The Niwot Community... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    May 5, 2017

NCA welding signs

A need for sturdier event, detour and road closed signs in Niwot led to a spring project for welding students at St. Vrain Valley School District’s Career Development Center (CDC). “This is a win-...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 28, 2017

NCA honors Storz, Breyer and Anderson

Three “absolutely outstanding volunteers” were honored by the Niwot Community Association at its annual meeting April 19. Heidi Storz, Julie Breyer and Neal Anderson were recognized for their service to the organization and Niwot. “We are so ap... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    March 18, 2017

NCA membership March 2017

As the membership drive for the Niwot Community Association kicks into high gear, the town is sporting banners at some town entrances, posters and brochures in Niwot businesses, and Burma Shave-style signs along Niwot Road -- all urging Niwot area...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    January 20, 2017

NCA discusses "Lovely bench" and roads

A “very lovely” park bench donated by the Niwot Community Association remains “rather homeless” in Niwot as NCA members work to find an agreed-upon location for the bench, NCA Board members were told at their Jan. 11 meeting. The metal park...


NCA discusses 2017 budget

Niwot Community Association (NCA) board members agreed at the Nov. 2 meeting on a 2017 budget that shows the group finishing the year in the red, but approved it with the understanding that membership revenues are being conservatively estimated for... Full story


NCA discusses 2017 budget

Niwot Community Association (NCA) board members agreed at the Nov. 2 meeting on a 2017 budget that shows the group finishing the year in the red, but approved it with the understanding that membership revenues are being conservatively estimated for...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    October 22, 2016

NCA discusses SVVSD bond measure

Niwot Community Association (NCA) board members agreed to continue the group’s policy of serving only as an information conduit for the Niwot/Gunbarrel community when St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) officials asked for the group’s... Full story


No NCA candidate forum

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) has been stymied in its efforts to host a debate among Boulder County Commissioner candidates. Schedules for the candidates were already filled, Kim Hawksworth, NCA events chairperson, explained. “We found a... Full story


Planning Commission OK's affordable housing in Gunbarrel

Members of the Boulder County Planning Commission voted 4 – 3 to support changing the land use designation to medium density for 20 acres in the Twin Lakes area in Gunbarrel at its Sept. 21... Full story


NCA to hold candidates forum

The Niwot Community Association plans to hold a candidates’ forum in early October for the four candidates for two open seats on the Boulder County Board of Commissioners. Democrat incumbent Deb Gardner of Longmont is being challenged by Republican...

 By Kim Glasscock    News    August 11, 2016

Boulder County roads tax approved

Boulder County residents will have the chance to vote in November on a proposal to increase property taxes to fund road projects in both municipal and unincorporated areas of the county. At their August 4 meeting, Boulder County Commissioners... Full story

 By Kim Glasscock    News    July 30, 2016

BOCO Firm appeals again

Boulder County residents donated more than $10,000 in less than 36 hours to take their legal fight to the Colorado Supreme Court in a bid to force Boulder County Commissioners to rehabilitate and repave county subdivision roads without new taxes. Bou...


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