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Articles from the January 27, 2021 edition

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Franklin Commons approved with conditions

Plans to resuscitate the Bader House property in Niwot cleared a major hurdle last week when the Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting department issued a conditional approval of the...

 

Flood-prone trail in Gunbarrel to be fixed

A Gunbarrel trail that washes out nearly every year will get a permanent fix this spring. Boulder County Commissioners approved the realignment and resurfacing of the Cottontail Trail that runs north...

 

Celebrate the weekend with Niwot's Après Ski pop ups

On Saturday Jan. 30, Niwot's downtown will be transformed into a festival worthy of any Colorado ski town. A subcommittee of Niwot Business Association members has created a celebration of...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 27, 2021

Generosity was on full display at the light show

Some folks string dainty lights on their Christmas trees, hang their ornaments and call it a wrap for their holiday decorations. And then there’s Chuck Rodgers’ 30+ years of making holiday magic...

 

1914 House reopens

There's good news for anyone looking for more variety when they eat locally in Niwot. As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 , the 1914 House (121 2nd Ave.) is reopening for limited dine-in seating and...

 

Ivy & Thistle hair salon mixes luxury with a small town feel

It started with putting barrettes in her cat's fur when she was three years old. Liz Edge always knew she wanted to work as a hairstylist. In high school she nurtured an entrepreneurial spirit and...

 

'Watch the birdie' in your own backyard

"Spring has sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is?" - children's rhyme Turns out the birds are all around, you simply need to take the time to look. Time, which some folks have...

 

Five Niwot High forensics students compete and succeed at Colorado Cup

In 1925, the National Speech and Debate Association (formerly the National Forensic League) was created to "provide recognition and support for students participating in speech and debate...

 

Niwot High duo starts student newspaper

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is typically defined by its accelerated and demanding academic level. But as it touts itself as a "world school," part of the curriculum extends beyond...

 

Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants conference goes virtual

Gardening with native plants is not a new concept. There are people who have been doing it for a long time, but it's not what I would call, mainstream. It is, however, gaining in popularity as people...

 

Fun in the January sun

On Jan. 23, a dedicated group of local runners donned hats, gloves, and masks to get a jump start on their January in the four-mile Niwot fun run. Afterwards, participants enjoyed hot chocolate and...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Jan. 27, Kai)

Meet Kai - Kai is a sweet pup who loves to run, jump and play. He is a 1 year old cattle dog mix. Kai is sweet and loving with other dogs and kids alike. His favorite thing to do is to be outdoors...

 

Niwot wrestling forges ahead in 2021

Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there won't be many wrestlers hitting the mat for Niwot in 2021, but bigger isn't always better, according to longtime head coach Bobby Matthews. And what the...

 

Silver Creek welcomes district swimming pool

In April 2020, the St. Vrain Valley School Board authorized an architect design contract for an eight-lane swimming pool to be added onto Silver Creek High School. Nearly a year later, construction is...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Gage Gruidel

At 6-feet, 5-inches, Niwot power forward Gage Gruidel may look like a natural-born basketball player, but due to a severe illness during infancy, he has had to work harder than most to achieve his...

 

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