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  • Explore Niwot trails for health, wellness and fun

    Urszula Bunting|Jul 5, 2023

    The weather has been amazing, and the outdoor air quality in Boulder County is better than most states in North America. It's time to dust off the bikes, hit the trails, and explore the healing power of nature and physical activity. There are seven community trails in Niwot and one regional trail that run through town. The community trails are from 0.6 to 1.5 miles long, mostly with gravel surfaces. They are relatively short and easy, perfect for quick exercise before or after work or a slower...

  • Crossroads 2023 Niwot High School Band concert

    Urszula Bunting|May 24, 2023

    Getting up in the morning is a lot to ask any teenager, and asking students to be ready at 8 a.m. for a dress rehearsal sounds nearly impossible. But not to the Niwot High School band and Wade Hendricks, the NHS Band Director. On May 18, at 8 a.m. sharp, band students were on stage with their instruments and their commitment to one last rehearsal this school year. At this early hour, the Niwot High School auditorium felt subdued. "They are slowly waking up," said Hendricks tenderly. He and two...

  • NHS spring concerts May 17 & 18

    Urszula Bunting|May 3, 2023

    Music is in the air, and May is a busy and exciting month at Niwot High School. While students look forward to summer vacation, they must get through finals, choose courses for the next school year, and complete their projects and assignments. And several young men and women are busy practicing for their last concerts this year on May 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. Niwot High School has a rich and impressive music program led by devoted music directors. Robert (Wade) Hendricks directs Marching Band, Jazz...

  • Self-care in nature

    Urszula Bunting|Apr 5, 2023

    One of the most popular and effective forms of self-care is getting outdoors for physical activity. Incorporating nature into a self-care routine doesn’t have to cost anything (maybe except for investing in a new pair of sneakers), which makes this form of self-care available to just about everyone. Its impact on health and well-being depends on the amount and quality of exposure to nature. Exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind, and current CDC recommendations are at least 150 minutes per week for adults and one hour per day for c...

  • Self-Care is the new healthcare

    Urszula Bunting|Mar 8, 2023

    The current state of health in the United States looks dire. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) statistics state, "Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease... Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of healthcare costs." In addition, the average lifespan of Americans is declining. In 2022, The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported the life expectancy at birth at its lowes...