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  • Boulder Symphony Fundraiser raises roof at the Tebo Garage

    Leonard Sitongia|Aug 17, 2022

    The Boulder Symphony held its largest fundraiser of the year surrounded by the Stephen Tebo Car Collection at Tebo Garage in southwest Longmont on Friday, Aug. 12. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, and fine music by members of the Symphony, while touring the Tebo collection of rare, historic and unique automobiles. A Bruce Springsteen autographed guitar was among the many generous donations available for bidding in both silent and auctioneer-led live auctions. Niwot's Tony Santelli, a Boulder...

  • Niwot Design Review Committee Community Meeting: Niles Family Dentistry

    Leigh Suskin|Aug 17, 2022

    On Wednesday, August 10, the Niwot Design Review Committee held a virtual public meeting to review the proposed deconstruction of the current structure and new build of a dental office at 364 2nd Avenue.The purpose of this meeting was to provide feedback to the applicant in advance, explained Andrea Vaughn, Planner for Boulder County. "This committee serves as a referral agency for the site plan review." The presenter of the proposed plan for the new Niles Family Dentistry building, Katherine...

  • Abo's Pizza and local businesses still reeling one week after fire

    Leigh Suskin|Aug 17, 2022

    Abo's Pizza and nearby businesses are still recovering from the Aug. 6 fire that started in the early hours at Abo's. Fire investigator Doug Saba explained that fire personnel forced entry into Abo's Pizza to confirm the building did not have any victims. Thankfully, due to Mary Jo Wysocki's quick call to 911 upon arriving to open Winot Coffee on Aug.10th at 5:30 a.m., the damage to area businesses wasn't worse. As of press time, no official cause has been determined, and the fire investigation...

  • Photo of the Week

    Aug 17, 2022

  • Rep. Karen McCormick discusses Veterinary Technician regulation

    Katrina Stroud|Aug 17, 2022

    On June 9, 2022, Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 22-1235, the revised Veterinary Practice Act that includes regulation of veterinary technicians. The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT) have worked jointly since late 2020 to provide for regulation of veterinary technicians as part of the Sunset Review of the Veterinary Practice Act. On Aug. 11, State Representative Karen McCormick spoke at the...

  • All About the Brass opens Rock & Rails

    Yule Peterson|Aug 17, 2022

    The Rock & Rails concert opener Aug.11 was the high energy sound of All About the Brass, a Longmont-based group. The band played favorites from a wide variety of genres, ranging from James Brown's "I Got You" to "You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to "Smooth" by Santana. Other tunes included Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper" with "more cowbell" from Niwot native Katie Warren, Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," and Vance Joy's "Riptide," with the...

  • Quemando spices up Thursday's Rock & Rails stage

    Deborah Cameron|Aug 17, 2022

    Residents who've been fine-tuning their Latin ballroom dance moves in Cottonwood Square will have their chance to shine when Quemando takes the stage at this week's Rock & Rails. The band is well known in the area, having performed at the Niwot Jazz Festival in June. The band has also opened for acts like Sheryl Crow at Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and Oscar De Leon. We talked to Quemando's founder, Eric Schneider, to get a preview of this week's high-energy show. Q: Thanks for talking to me today. Can...

  • NBA meeting highlights

    Bruce Warren|Aug 17, 2022

    The August meeting of the Niwot Business Association was held Aug. 9 at Niwot Market, with 34 members attending. The timely topic of fire prevention, emergency preparations, and insurance coverage gave members useful information in the wake of the Aug. 6 Abo’s Pizza fire in Niwot. Although the topic had been planned early in July, the presentation by representatives of Mountain View Fire Rescue, Leigh Suskin and Lindsay Cumberland of Farmers Insurance in Niwot was especially timely. Mountain View Fire Rescue community outreach officers e...

  • Relocation efforts underway for Gunbarrel prairie dogs as Celestial Seasonings development moves forward

    Kristen Arendt|Aug 17, 2022

    In July 2021, the Boulder City Council greenlighted the development of a 9.8-acre parcel of land near Celestial Seasonings in Gunbarrel, a long-time home to a large prairie dog colony. Over a year later, the first stage of the project is underway. The controversial development project, which will add 230 apartments, a cafe, library, art space, community areas, mobility hub, and green space to the land along Spine Road, has been a source of tension between Gunbarrel residents and the City of...

  • The Wandering Jellyfish anniversary bash

    Hannah Stewart|Aug 17, 2022

    People continuously wandered in and out of the historic Niwot Tribune building on Second Avenue, now home to The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, as the business celebrated its first anniversary, and the community showed up in support. The bookshop, which largely caters to children's literature, opened last summer in historic downtown Niwot. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, co-owners Carissa Mina and Jerilyn Patterson organized a day-long event Aug. 13 with multiple activities for patrons to...

  • Boulder County Transportation updates

    Leonard Sitongia|Aug 17, 2022

    Several transportation issues that could affect Niwot residents and visitors are in the news. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved a five-year plan that is the largest overhaul of the system since the 1970s. However, the plan is to return service to only 85% of pre-pandemic levels. Not all services will return from being suspended during the pandemic. RTD’s changes will include returning the FF2 express bus between Boulder and Denver to service, along with the LX bus service between Longmont and Denver. On the other hand, the...

  • Kore That Awakening Purchase Completed

    Staff Report|Aug 17, 2022

    The Niwot Cultural Arts Association's effort to raise $25,000 to purchase a sculpture from Ukrainian artist Egor Zigura was a success. NCAA Treasurer Vicki Maurer reported that the funds have been transferred to Zigura's agent, based in New York, to complete the purchase. The NCAA's sculpture park committee, Lisa Rivard, Anne Postle and Jill Whitener, set out to raise enough money to purchase the sculpture for Niwot's Sculpture Park at the southwest corner of Niwot Road and 79th Street, on...

  • NES Sidewalk

    Aug 17, 2022

  • Niwot Boys Tennis off to a solid start

    Bruce Warren|Aug 17, 2022

    Niwot Boys Tennis Coach Aimee Hites returns with high expectations for her youthful but experienced squad. "Our goal is to win state," Hites said. "We're super young, and super talented." The Cougars started off with a 7-0 win over Frederick High School Aug. 11, and have already seemingly picked up a second victory by forfeit as Skyline High's team reported only three players out for tennis for this week's match. Things will get tougher with Alexander Dawson School on Aug. 18, followed by Class...

  • Niwot boys soccer beginning new season with increased hunger

    Jack Carlough|Aug 17, 2022

    In what could have been considered a transitional season following the graduation of eight seniors, the Niwot boys soccer team continued its winning ways last fall and reached the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Last season was fun, said seventh-year head coach Stephen Dimit, but the Cougars are now setting the bar a little higher. "This is a hungry year," Dimit said. "They had a lot of fun last year, but I think they also really want to build on what they started. That's a great...

  • NHS 50th Anniversary

    Aug 17, 2022

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