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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...

 

Rotary Club of Niwot honors Students of the Month

Recently, three Niwot High students were recognized by the Rotary Club of Niwot for their outstanding achievements in and out of the classroom. The three were introduced at a recent Rotary Club...

 

Boulder Country Day students challenged in seminar

From Jan. 7 – 10, all Boulder Country Day middle school students participated in the BCD Seminar. The seminar is modeled after the Aspen Institute Seminar and is intended as an opportunity for BCD...

 

Boulder County schedules open houses for public review of Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Following the 2013 flood, the state-funded Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) has been re-mapping the regulatory floodplain of the most affected waterways in Colorado. In 2017 and 2018, Boulder County adopted comprehensive zoning map amendments...

 

Trooper Tips from the Colorado State Patrol

One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is sometimes a lot more pleasant than driving on a big highway, it can have its...

 

Annual window decorating contest winners

Niwot's annual window decorating contest, sponsored by Left Hand Animal Hospital, drew an unprecedented number of participants at Enchanted Evening on Nov. 29. With 23 businesses included in Old Town...

 

Niwot High students honored by Rotary

Three Niwot High students were recently honored by the Rotary Club of Niwot as Students of the Month. From left, senior Keith Hemenway (October), senior Maisey Jefferson (September), and senior...

 

Dawson student works with veterans to launch teen mental health program

During a recent summer job, Dawson senior Spencer Sampliner encountered and was moved by the stories of veterans and mental health issues brought on by high-stress battle situations. He then made an i...

 

Niwot High exchange student hikes Mt. Rotary

Niwot High's Paul Cordts, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Cuxhaven Germany, hiked Rotary Peak on Sunday, July 8, with other rotary exchange students in Colorado's Rotary District 5450. Paul is...

 

Local Girl Scout troops Reach for Peak

Girl Scout Troops 70179 and 73928 joined forces and spent the weekend at Sky High Ranch in Woodland, Colo., competing at the 32nd annual competition, Reach for the Peak. Six Boulder girls Gracie...

 

ASSE International seeks host family in Niwot area for Vojtech from the Czech Republic

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs student Vojtech, from the Czech Republic, is seeking a host family in Niwot, Colorado area. Vojtech has met all of the academic and character qualifications necessary to be accepted as an exchange student...

 

Internationally known teacher joins Mountain Shadows

Mountain Shadows Montessori School in Boulder is honored to announce that Joni Perry will be joining their teaching team in the 2019-20 school year.  Perry is known both nationally and...

 

Chip sealing of county roads starts this week

Boulder County’s Transportation Maintenance Division has started its annual chip seal work on county roadways. The work will take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through...

 

Dawson Students to compete in Wildwater World Championships

Dawson School’s canoe and kayak team, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, will be represented by four students at the Wildwater World Championships in Bosnia this July. Dawson's Charlie...

 

Vandals damage Niwot Children’s Park

Recent vandalism at Niwot Children’s Park, and across the street at Whistle Stop Park, has prompted the Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) to install security cameras at the sites. Tim Wise, a...

 

Engaged and relevant learning at Dawson

Dawson School recently held two of its students' favorite annual events - Rube Goldberg Day and El Mercado. While one teaches science and engineering and the other is focused on Spanish, both are exam...

 

Boulder Country Day celebrates 30th Anniversary

Boulder Country Day School held its 30th anniversary celebration on April 17 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. The event included performances by alumni musicians Foxman James, senior...

 

Dawson welcomes Chinese, Spanish exchange students

Dawson School teaches language and world cultures to students K-12; by middle school, students can choose between studying Spanish, French and Mandarin, and by upper school, they can choose to apply f...

 

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