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  • Lindy hops and swing beats light up Cottonwood Square

    Madison Shaw|Jul 10, 2024

    On Friday July 5, dancers from all over gathered for the first swing dance evening of Dancing Under the Stars this summer. At 7 p.m., dancers moved cautiously towards the makeshift dance floor for dance lessons led by Tom Masterson, one of the event organizers. Participants of all ages and skill levels joined in, learning the basic steps of swing dancing. Masterson let attendees take their time, stepping in when he felt it was necessary. With his swing dance crash course, the dancers were ready...

  • Salsa rhythms light up Niwot's summer evening

    Madison Shaw|Jul 3, 2024

    Dancing Under the Stars opened up its 2024 season on June 28 in Cottonwood Square in front of The Little Shop and WiNot Coffee Company. The event brought together dance enthusiasts and curious newcomers for an evening of dancing. While weather threatened to disrupt the night, a thunderstorm quickly moved through Niwot at the very beginning of the evening, leaving the crowd with a cloud-covered sky and an occasional sprinkle, a much-needed cool-off for those on the dance floor. The night began...

  • Tigers take the trophy: Erie boys lacrosse postseason honors

    Madison Shaw|Jul 3, 2024

    The Erie High School boys lacrosse team capped an extraordinary season by clinching the state championship, an impressive milestone marking the program's first-ever state title. Led by Coach Nick Mandia, who was named the Class 4A Northern Coach of the Year, the team showcased its dominance, ending the season with a stellar 15-3 overall record and a perfect 5-0 conference record, finishing first in the 4A Northern League. The Tigers' triumphant journey culminated in a commanding 14-6 victory...

  • Mead girls lacrosse scooping up postseason awards

    Madison Shaw|Jul 3, 2024

    In only their second season, Mead High School's lacrosse team, comprised of girls from all across the St. Vrain Valley School District, ended the year as State Runners-Up. Under the guidance of Coach Katie Coleman, they finished the season first in the 4A Northern League with an overall record of 17-2, with numerous postseason accolades complementing their performance on the field. Niwot senior Anne Booth, a captain and the backbone of the Maverick's defense, earned the prestigious title of...

  • Niwot Jazz Festival 2024: A journey through jazz

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    The Niwot Jazz Festival, held on June 22 in Cottonwood Square, once again brought a symphony of sounds and community spirit to the Niwot community. As the third iteration of this beloved event, the festival showcased a remarkable lineup of talented musicians, drawing in jazz enthusiasts from as near as local areas and as far away as North Carolina. With an estimated 300 to 400 attendees, the festival reaffirmed its place as a cornerstone of Niwot's cultural calendar. The festival kicked off with...

  • Dancing Under the Stars returns to Cottonwood Square for another season

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    Dancing Under the Stars is back and ready to light up the night on Friday, June 28. The festive tradition, now its fifth year in Niwot, promises an enchanting evening of salsa dancing under the stars in Cottonwood Square from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Originally founded by Tom Masterson in the early 1980s, the event "started at the University of Colorado's Memorial Center and was very popular," said Masterson. "We had over 100 people dancing with us, and it has always been a completely free program,...

  • Cougars girls tennis team serves up postseason results

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    Niwot High School’s girls tennis team had an impressive season, finishing third in the 4A Region 5 League with a 7-5-1 overall record. Under the experienced leadership of Head Coach Aimee Hites, who has been at the helm for about 15 years, the team showed remarkable skill and tenacity. The Cougars’ roster featured a mix of seasoned seniors and promising underclassmen. Sophomore Saha Kolli emerged as a formidable force on the court, earning a 4A All-State Second Team honor. Kolli’s performance in the No. 1 singles spot was admirable, achie...

  • Silver Creek boys swim and dive makes a tidal wave in postseason awards

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    The Silver Creek Raptors made waves this season, not only claiming the Class 4A state championship, but also securing second place in the 4A Northern League and earning numerous postseason accolades. Under the guidance of Head Coach Debbie Stewart, the team, which is comprised of talented swimmers and divers from Niwot High School, Mead High School, Erie High School, Dawson School, and Silver Creek High School, showcased the strengths of their athletes, leading to numerous honors and new school records. James Story, a junior from Mead High...

  • NHS girls soccer strikes through postseason awards

    Madison Shaw|Jun 19, 2024

    The Niwot High School girls soccer team had an impressive 2024 season. Under the guidance of Coach Stephen Dimit, the team finished the year 8-4-4 and secured a spot in the state tournament. The team's hard work was evident throughout the season, resulting in several players receiving postseason accolades. Seniors Paige Russell and Margaux Boyer led the charge, both serving as team captains who played pivotal roles in the midfield and defense, respectively. Russell scored three goals and had...

  • Hot Lunch on a hot night at Whistle Stop Park

    Madison Shaw|Jun 12, 2024

    After the opening night concert was cut short due to a thunderstorm, concertgoers were eager to get back on the dance floor at week two of Niwot's Rock & Rails summer concert series at Whistle Stop Park. The event featured a summery night of fantastic music, dancing, and community energy from 5 to 9 p.m. The evening began with The George Street Duo, which took the stage from 5 to 6 p.m. The talented pair, featuring lead singer George Street on guitar and Niwot resident Joe Pacheco on bass, capti...

  • NHS boys volleyball aces postseason awards

    Madison Shaw|Jun 12, 2024

    The Niwot High School boys volleyball team had an impressive showing in the Northern Conference postseason awards, with five players and their coach receiving accolades for their standout performances this season. Leading the way were sophomores Charlie Kirtland and Diego Kheng, who were named to First Team All-Conference. Both players also earned an All-State Honorable Mention for Class 5A. Kirtland led the team with 209 digs and 397 receptions. He was second in assists with 38 and third in...

  • Swinging success: NHS girls golf postseason awards

    Madison Shaw|Jun 12, 2024

    The Niwot High School girls golf team had a remarkable season, finishing third in the Longs Peak League under the guidance of Coach Ed Weaver. Wendy Cheruiyot had an outstanding season, finishing second individually in the league and earning accolades on the All-State Second Team for Class 4A, as well as the Long's Peak All-Conference Team. As a freshman, Cheruiyot's performance was exceptional, demonstrating skill and composure on the course. In the state tournament, Cheruiyot was the Cougar's...

  • Niwot High School's first Hall of Fame ceremony

    Madison Shaw|Jun 5, 2024

    As Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Joe Brown closed out Niwot High School's inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony, the echoes of applause reverberated through the auditorium, leaving a lasting impression on attendees. The five inductees – Tiny Koehler, Sue Prahl, Art and Debbi Stapp, Terri Ward, and Biff Warren– accepted the honor with grace, each telling stories the audience will not soon forget. On June 2, students, teachers, family, and friends gathered to recognize excellence. Dir...

  • Hot Lunch Band headlines this week's Rock & Rails

    Madison Shaw|Jun 5, 2024

    After the opening night concert was cut short due to a thunderstorm, fans are eager to attend week two of Niwot's Rock & Rails summer concert series on Thursday, June 6 at Whistle Stop Park. Concertgoers will be able to enjoy music, dancing, drinks, food trucks, activity booths, and people-watching from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The June 6 event features The Hot Lunch Band, based in Denver, as the headliner. The band will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Known for their high-energy funk, The Hot Lunch Band...

  • Night of Champions: Academic and athletic excellence at Niwot High School

    Madison Shaw|Jun 5, 2024

    The Night of Champions ceremony unfolded with an air of anticipation and excitement as students, teachers, parents, and community members gathered to recognize the exceptional achievements of Niwot High School individuals and teams throughout the school year. From academic brilliance to athletic prowess, the event summarized the student body's spirit of dedication and perseverance. Eric Rauschkolb, Niwot High School's Principal, opened the June 2 formalities, setting the stage for an evening fil...

  • Niwot High School's inaugural Hall of Fame induction honors our champions

    Madison Shaw|May 29, 2024

    Niwot High School announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class, "honoring a group of five remarkable individuals who have woven themselves into the very fabric of our school and community: Tiny Koehler, Sue Prahl, Debbi and Art Stapp, Terri Ward, and Biff Warren," in a press release. The Night of Champions Celebration will be held in the Niwot High School auditorium on Sunday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. to not only celebrate the school's inaugural Hall of Fame inductees, but also the achievements of...

  • Niwot Youth Sports to host ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Madison Shaw|May 29, 2024

    After a weather delay on April 28, Niwot Youth Sports President Pat Longseth is eager to cut the ribbon on the new Niwot Youth Sports Monarch Improvement Project building. The end-of-season celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony is now scheduled for Sunday, June 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hangge Fields at Monarch Park. The six-field complex, with access off of Highway 52 just west of 79th Street, is now home to a building that includes permanent restrooms, a concession area, and equipment storage...

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