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Jazz Festival Draws Over 650 Attendees

On Aug. 2, Gene Hayworth, Executive Director of the Niwot Jazz Festival, gave a wrap-up report to the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID), which provided funding for over half the cost of the free...

 

Preschool through Eighth Grade Education: Where Childhood Thrives and Confidence Takes Root

Special to the Courier from Boulder Country Day School At Boulder Country Day, a commitment to helping each student discover their unique excellence underlies our entire approach — beginning with our firm belief in the benefits of a...

 

Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fundraiser - what's the latest?

The Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fund is into its last group of events in an effort to get to the $100,000 finish line. Headed by Niwot Business Association President Deb Fowler, the effort...

 

Bob Bote Baseball Camp returns to NYS

A Niwot Youth Sports week-long baseball camp was a casualty of Covid-19 for the past two years, but with restrictions lifted, the popular camp returned, as did former camp director Bob Bote. For...

 

Lid approves mural funding

Niwot's historic connection to Native Americans will take on a new look with the installation of four murals in Cottonwood Square shopping center. The Niwot Local Improvement District advisory...

 

A Celebration of Life for Tom Theobald

Thomas Cross Theobald Dec. 18, 1942 - Nov. 10, 2021 A Celebration of Life for Tom Theobald will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 pm at the Left Hand Grange in Niwot. Tom died Nov. 10, 2021, after a long-time illness. His family invites the...

 

Robert Glen Herchenroeder

Robert Glen Herchenroeder of Longmont died May 23, 2022, at age 81. Bob was Assistant Principal at Longmont Junior High School, now Sunset Middle School, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Memorial contributions can be made to the Longmont High...

 

Chip sealing to start

Boulder County Road Maintenance will begin annual chip seal work on county roadways on Tuesday, June 7. The work will take place between 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and is expected to last into early July, weather permitting. A...

 

Local Author-Illustrator Kaz Windness celebrates first children's book

Have you ever heard of a crocodile who was afraid of swimming? That's what inspired Denver-based, local author and illustrator Kaz Windness to write her first children's book, Swim Jim! Debuting this June, The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop is...

 

The Rotary Club of Niwot gets its ducks in a row

When The St. Vrain Rotary Club of Longmont merged with the Rotary Club of Niwot 18 months ago, in addition to members uniting - their fundraising events also combined. One of those events was the annu...

 

Niwot Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 161B held its Court of Honor ceremony to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Wyatt Boyd and Cole Robinson May 16 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. Boyd and Robinson are...

 

Niwot High Graduation May 28

Graduation ceremonies for the Niwot High School Class of 2022 will be held at Niwot High on the football field, Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. Students and faculty will be seated on the field, with...

 

Montgomery wins stock market game

Canon Montgomery, an eighth-grade student at Boulder Country Day School in Gunbarrel, was recognized by the SIFMA Foundation as the Fall 2021 State Champion for Colorado in the InvestWrite...

 

Historic Niwot home with Ukranian roots

The area around in and around Niwot, known as the Left Hand Valley, has deep agricultural roots dating back to the late 1800s in the early settlement days of Colorado Pioneer families such as the...

 

Fire restrictions lifted for unincorporated Boulder County

On May 23, 2022, Sheriff Joe Pelle rescinded the Stage 1 fire restrictions that were in place for unincorporated Boulder County. Recent snow and rain storms have increased the relative humidity within the county and impacted fuels moisture, which...

 

Niwot Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 161B held its Court of Honor ceremony to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Wyatt Boyd and Cole Robinson May 16 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. Boyd and Robinson are...

 

Wang book launch

Niwot’s Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop and Longmont Public Library are jointly hosting a book launch for Denver-based author Andrea Wang on May 21 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the library at 409 4th Avenue in Longmont. Wang is an acclaimed children’s...

 

Poetry, the ABCs of life, and life in the Colorado mountains: author readings at Inkberry Books

Inkberry Books continues its program of author readings on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Since opening in 2018, the bookstore has hosted over 100 authors from Colorado...

 

Around the World - Fun, Culture and Fundraising

Following the huge success of last year's inaugural Around the World Day, the event will return for a second year on May 14th. The day was created based on an idea from Fly Away Home store owner Kathy...

 

Flagstaff Academy teachers named finalists for Educator of the Year

The Colorado League of Charter Schools has named two Flagstaff Academy Charter School teachers as finalists for the 2022 Charter School "Educator of the Year" award. Flagstaff Academy elementary...

 

Flagstaff Academy librarian earns 'Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries' designation

Flagstaff Academy Charter School Librarian Denise von Minden is the only charter school librarian in the state of Colorado to earn a Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries (HESTL) designation....

 

Honoring those who have served

As Veterans Day 2021 approaches, the Niwot Community Association is once again honoring the local men and women who have served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces through the Veterans Banner...

 

New social group forming in Niwot

Are you interested in meeting other locals over the age of 50 in Niwot? Would you like to learn about area activities and clubs? Maybe try a new event or hobby? We’ve heard that this type of group is missing in Niwot and are working to get one...

 

Catch the buzz!

The first Niwot Honey Bee Harvest Festival will take flight on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring hives of fun activity around town. Look for flyers posted with the schedule of the day's...

 

Stop expanding the Urban Heat Island effect in Boulder

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect arises when natural environments are replaced with artificial surfaces such as concrete and buildings, which absorb solar radiation differently. When nature is built on, the benefits of natural evaporative cooling...

 

To the Class of 2021

The following is text of Niwot High Student Council President Benjamin Goff's commencement address: In the years of 2002 or 2003, what would eventually be the Class of 2021 came into the world. We cam...

 

Flagstaff Academy launches a Dragon digital art gallery

Flagstaff Academy's Elementary and Middle School Visual Arts program is an important component of the K-8th grade public charter school's Core Knowledge Curriculum and one that also provides much joy...

 

Flagstaff Academy selects new executive principal

The Flagstaff Academy Board of Directors announced that following an extensive hiring process which included a review of feedback from stakeholders, Mrs. Katie Gustafson has officially been hired as...

 

Porchfront Homes launches new venture

Design4Living is a new cabinetry and design company created by the owners of Porchfront Homes, Tim and Mary Coonce. After many years of experience with their building company, the Coonces decided the time was right to set up a comprehensive...

 

Mountain View Fire merger with Rocky Mountain Fire is completed

It's official. Mountain View Fire Rescue and Rocky Mountain Fire District have legally merged, according to an announcement from the newly merged district. "Over the past year the Boards and Staff of each agency worked together to create a...

 

Boulder County to test four-day work week

Beginning Jan. 4, 2021, select Boulder County offices and departments will be piloting a four-day work week for administrative, planning, and non-emergency walk-in services through at least the first four months of the year. While each of the six...

 

Niwot Holiday charm - COVID style

Niwot has long been a destination for old fashioned Christmas charm, with traditional events such as Enchanted Evening, the Holiday Parade, and WINC Holiday Fayre, which provide a festive ambience...

 

US 287 & Isabelle Road intersection safety improvement project underway

Boulder County Public Works, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Concrete Works of Colorado have started a safety improvements project at the US 287 and Isabelle Road intersection....

 

A Culture of Caring: Flagstaff Academy launches canned food drive

In time for Thanksgiving and in the spirit of helping others, Flagstaff Academy, Longmont's pre- K through eighth grade public charter school, is launching a nonperishable food drive to benefit the OU...

 

Niwot senior organizes St. Vrain for the Brain

At Niwot High School, students in the International Baccalaureate diploma programme are expected to complete, among other things, rigorous classes, an extended essay, and a project oriented around...

 

Niwot graduate Matthew Kachensky receives scholarship

Matthew Kachensky, a 2020 graduate of Niwot High School, is the recipient of this year's Molecular Biosciences, Inc., presidential scholarship award. The scholarship covers full tuition and expenses...

 

Flagstaff Academy Smart Start prepares the school for quarter two

The old adage advises that when life presents us with lemons, we should make lemonade! This positive attitude has certainly been the case at Flagstaff Academy, which has had a successful start to the...

 

Boulder Country Day preschoolers get 'adventure' in learning

This fall Boulder Country Day's preschool is taking class outside. Among the many ways BCD has adapted and is thriving this fall is through the expansion of its outdoor spaces. Many new outdoor...

 

Rock & Rails concert series cancelled

Organizers of Niwot's award-winning summer concert series, Rock & Rails, pulled the plug on the 2020 season after holding out hope that gathering restrictions would be relaxed. "We took it month...

 

Boulder Country Day eighth-graders Zoom to graduation

On the beautifully sunny morning of Friday, May 22, Boulder Country Day School celebrated the graduation of their eighth-grade students in a unique way. Families, including loved ones living far and n...

 

Boulder Country Day teacher goes more than the extra mile

On May 18, BCD 3rd grade teacher, Amanda Demler, rode her bike 82 miles to visit all 12 of her students at home. She left her home at 7:00am and rode from house to house on a trip that included 7...

 

Niwot Tavern hosts musical fundraiser

There was much excitement in Niwot over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. In addition to many joyous graduation celebrations and a socially distanced jazz concert at Inkberry Books, there was also a m...

 

Dawson School celebrates 50th graduating class

Since its founding in 1970, Dawson School has strived to nurture and prepare students to bring their best to the world, and the school is celebrating its 50th graduating class this year. "The Class...

 

Boulder Country Day School wishes their Class of 2020 a bright future

Boulder Country Day's Class of 2020 is kind and has always supported our community and each other. As a group they act with integrity, have high expectations of themselves, and will make a positive...

 

NBA launches Niwot gift card initiative

In April, the Niwot Business Association had record attendance for its first ever Zoom meeting, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst the lively discussions, Josh Morin from We Love...

 

Maintain a social distance from young wildlife

Each spring, Colorado welcomes an abundance of new young wildlife across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is partnering with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) to remind...

 

Boulder Country Day School Launches Distance Learning Initiative, 'Bulldogs Connect'

Beginning on March 30th, BCD will launch 'Bulldogs Connect,' their distance learning initiative developed to meet the needs of students and families during the forthcoming school facility closure due...

 

Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund launched

The Longmont Community Foundation has launched the Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund. This Fund is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations in Longmont and the St....

 

Reviving Niwot history in Whistle Stop Park

In 1873, the year the Colorado Central Railroad completed its track, one of the first buildings erected was the Depot. Two years later, the official plat of the town of Niwot was filed on March 30, 18...

 

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