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  • Back on stage: Rock & Rails to resume in 2021

    Deborah Cameron|Apr 21, 2021

    Last year, Niwot's signature summer music series, Rock & Rails, went off the rails thanks to pandemic-related safety restrictions. This year, event organizers are doing everything they can to get it back on track. "Right now, we have most of our regular favorites ready to return on the stage," said Satir DeMarco, who is in charge of arranging performers, managing the stage and emceeing the event. "We know people like to get out and dance. And we need to come together to comfort and...

  • Boulder County holds virtual meeting on Hwy. 287 transportation planning

    Deborah Cameron|Apr 21, 2021

    Last fall, Boulder County kicked off its planning process for the future of Highway 287 with an extensive feasibility study focusing on bus rapid transit, or BRT. As part of that effort, on April 14, officials held the second in a series of transportation-focused virtual public meetings. The online information session was attended by approximately 38 people, according to Jeff Butts, the County's multimodal transportation planner. Butts helped run the meeting and has been key to coordinating comm...

  • How does Niwot work? – Part 7

    Bruce Warren|Apr 21, 2021

    Left Hand Grange No. 9 is the oldest institution in Niwot, and the oldest active Grange in Colorado, organized Dec. 20, 1873 and chartered in 1874, before Colorado was even a state..Since then the Grange has evolved from an agrarian organization serving a largely agriculture-based community, to a town center which continues to support the semi-rural character of the community and the values that have sustained the organization for over a century. The Grange building at the southwest corner of Se...

  • Niwot Community Association holds annual meeting

    Kim Glasscock|Apr 21, 2021

    The Niwot Community Association board of directors has decided not to hold its traditional July 4 parade this year, NCA president David Limbach announced at the group's annual meeting on April 14. NCA board members agreed that it's too hard to predict what Boulder County's COVID-19 incidence rate and restrictions will be in July. "It would be nearly impossible to plan a traditional parade that doesn't promote gathering," said Limbach. Instead, the NCA will host a "motorcade parade" to bring the...

  • Death Notice (April 21)

    Apr 21, 2021

    Former Niwot High School student, Cruz Gutierrez, died Sat. April 10, 2021 at age 19 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Cruz attended Niwot High School during his freshman and sophomore years, from 2015-2017. Services have been held. Visit Cruz Gutierrez Obituary - Longmont, CO ( to leave condolences.... Full story

  • Community Pet Spotlight (April 21, Pita)

    Apr 21, 2021

    Meet Pita - Pita is a 1-year-old pitbull/pug mix. And yes, you heard that correctly. She is just as sweet as can be and loves snuggling with her toys and blanket on these cold, late spring days. Pita is currently playing the days away at Bowhaus. She gets along great with other dogs and also enjoys loves and attention from all her two-legged friends. Pita is part of the foster program at Bowhaus, Bowhaus2ANewhaus. If you are interested in meeting or any of our other foster dogs, please visit...

  • Volunteering – it couldn't happen without you

    Vicky Dorvee|Apr 21, 2021

    April is National Volunteer month, a moment when the US acknowledges and honors the impressive impact volunteers make by giving their time and energy. We can all make the world a better place by volunteering in big and small ways, and while pitching in, you're also bringing health and happiness to yourself. Here's a list of nearby organizations where volunteers make a huge difference. Note: For the past year, we've been told to stay socially distant during the pandemic, but many organizations...


    Popping-up in Niwot for the Sidewalk Sale

    Apr 21, 2021

    Though the sun wasn't shining much for Niwot's first Sidewalk Sale of 2021, several enthusiastic vendors turned out to sell their wares in the open air on Saturday, April 17. Meanwhile, retailers and restaurants offered special discounts, while musicians provided the soundtrack. Niwot's next sidewalk sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 29....

  • Leave young wildlife alone--help keep Colorado's wildlife wild

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife|Apr 21, 2021

    How can you help the next generation of young wildlife? Leave them alone. If you see an injured animal, call your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office. Do not approach, move or feed the animal. Each spring, Colorado welcomes an abundance of new young wildlife across the state. As wildlife becomes more visible in backyards, trails and open spaces, CPW and local parks receive an increase of office visits and calls from concerned people who report they "rescued" young wildlife that appeared...

  • SVVSD Teacher of the Year finalists stepped up in new ways

    Patricia Logan|Apr 21, 2021

    It's always a great honor to be named a finalist for Teacher of the Year, but this year's group earned recognition in a pandemic year that brought unforeseen challenges to them, students and schools. Their principals praised them for finding new and creative ways to engage and support students, while adapting to teaching virtually or in socially distanced and masked classrooms. Each St. Vrain Valley School District has three finalists and will eventually have a winner chosen from their school...

  • Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

    Gael Lester, K-2 Principal, Flagstaff Academy|Apr 21, 2021

    Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world as an opportunity to focus on taking care of our planet, and all of her inhabitants. The theme for this year's Earth Day is how together we have the power to "restore our Earth." At Flagstaff Academy, there are many activities happening that nurture the idea that together everyone in our school community can make a difference in restoring our Earth. The school's kindergarten "Dragons" will be learning about the "3 Rs."...

  • Arts Student of the Week-Teyha Laughlin

    Jocelyn Rowley|Apr 21, 2021

    Teyha Laughlin has excelled in Niwot High's visual arts classes, but was hoping to expand her creative horizons during her senior year. So under the mentorship of art teacher Beth Collier, she has pursued an independent study that has taken her art in exciting new directions. "Teyha is a senior now, and she has been in one or another of my art classes every year since she was a freshman," Collier wrote about the talented portrait artist. "She is creative, funny, and such a hardworking student. I...

  • Niwot girls golf gets a head start on spring sports

    Jocelyn Rowley|Apr 21, 2021

    It's been nearly two years since the Niwot girls golf team played its last round, but head coach Ed Weaver isn't mourning the lost 2020 season. With two proven veterans and some promising new prospects in 2021, he's focused on picking up right where the Cougars left off-with a Class 4A state title in their sights. "What I'm trying to do is just business as usual," he said about how his team weathered the long layoff. "Not looking backwards and just looking to today and forward and trying to...

  • Niwot gymnastics clinches 2021 regional title

    Jocelyn Rowley|Apr 21, 2021

    With a score of 169.375, the Niwot gymnastics team claimed first place at the Class 4A Region 3 meet, held April 15 at Overland High School in Aurora. The Cougars were led on the day by Mia Curry, who scored 35.800 to place first in the individual all-around standings. The junior, whose home school is Silver Creek, posted top scores in floor (9.3) and bars (8.925), and took second overall in vault (8.75) and beam (8.825). Joining her as all-around competitors for the Cougars were veterans Ava...