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  • Bee kind, Bee aware, Bee festive this weekend

    Patricia Logan|Aug 24, 2022

    A sweet Saturday is on tap as the Honey Bee Harvest Festival brings swarms of family-friendly activities, goodies and know-how to Niwot. The second-annual event expands on last year's festivities with a full schedule from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown and in Cottonwood Square. "Seems like there are so many topics to share," co-organizer Victoria Keen said. "The more I learned, the more I was amazed." The fascinating story of bees will be shared through a speaker series at the Left Hand Grange....

  • Left Hand Laurel - Leigh Suskin

    Maria Karagianis|Aug 24, 2022

    Born in Kansas, educated at an Ivy League college in Massachusetts and having worked as a management consultant for 20 years at the Watergate Building in Washington, D.C., Leigh Suskin – owner of Farmers Insurance Agency in Cottonwood Square – is truly a Renaissance woman. Whether serving root beer floats at Niwot's "National Night Out" celebrating first responders, or studying for her Ph.D. in East/West psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, or raising her...

  • Jazz Festival Draws Over 650 Attendees

    Special to the Courier|Aug 24, 2022

    On Aug. 2, Gene Hayworth, Executive Director of the Niwot Jazz Festival, gave a wrap-up report to the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID), which provided funding for over half the cost of the free festival. The event, sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, marked its second year of bringing live jazz to Niwot. To measure the success of the festival, volunteers conducted an hourly attendance count and handed out surveys to gather information about those attending. Everyone who compl...

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  • Business Profile: Juniper & Twine Florals and Gifts

    D. Jones|Aug 24, 2022

    "A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality." - Donatella Versace No quote could more accurately describe Juniper & Twine Florals and Gifts. Juniper & Twine provides one-of-a-kind floral arrangements, using the highest quality plants and flowers, plus gifts for every occasion. They excel in creating floral packages for weddings, subscriptions, holidays, parties and more. Conveniently located inside Niwot Market, Juniper & Twine is the perfect spot to pick up a quick hand-...

  • Hazel Miller closes out Rock and Rails 2022 season

    Deborah Cameron|Aug 24, 2022

    For years, beloved Colorado performer Hazel Miller has been part of the annual Rock & Rails lineup. Fans have packed her performances for a night of blues and boogie among friends and neighbors. We talked to Miller in advance of her Thursday, Aug. 25 performance to see what attendees can expect when she takes the stage this year. Q: Welcome back to Niwot for Rock & Rails. How are you feeling about closing out the series this Thursday? A: Well, we've been playing a gig for more than a decade and...

  • A look back: NHS 50 year Celebration

    Kristy Zado|Aug 24, 2022

    Mary Beth Almquist was secretary-treasurer of Niwot High's very first graduating class. Almquist was also the first person to graduate from Niwot High School in 1974. Almquist's memories of graduation day 48 years ago remain sharp. "Graduation was held inside the school in the gymnasium because the outside grounds weren't finished," Almquist said. "There were open fields behind the school and we had a huge parking lot but that was about it." 'Almquist had the distinction of being first to...

  • Preschool through Eighth Grade Education: Where Childhood Thrives and Confidence Takes Root

    Special to the Courier|Aug 24, 2022

    Special to the Courier from Boulder Country Day School At Boulder Country Day, a commitment to helping each student discover their unique excellence underlies our entire approach — beginning with our firm belief in the benefits of a preschool-through-eighth grade community. While a student body ranging from age 2 ½ to age 14 is certainly a diverse group, we have observed first-hand, year after year, the positive impact of an educational environment that promotes growth and maturity, while also encouraging children to remain connected to the wo...

  • Una Vida Grand Opening

    Katrina Stroud|Aug 24, 2022

    Kristian Dura is the owner of a new meditation/community center in Cottonwood Square in Niwot. The name of her business is Una Vida, which translates to "one life" in Spanish. Dura came up with the name when she was working at a retreat center in Argentina. While she was living there, her coworkers would repeat their mantra, "Your life, my life, one life," meaning, we all share the same human spirit no matter who we are or what background we come from. And so, Dura wanted to create a center...

  • Families can find community and support at the Niwot Learning Collective (NLC)

    Leigh Suskin|Aug 24, 2022

    Moments after meeting Elizabeth Amabile and Whitney Johannson, it already feels like you've known them for ages. With such love and empathy, these experienced and dedicated educators share about themselves and their aspirations for this new business and the kids, parents and siblings that can take a sigh of relief now that they have this marvelous resource. They finish each other's sentences–an unintentional demonstration of this collaborative and supportive environment. The two former c...

  • Community Band opens for Rock & Rails

    Yule Peterson|Aug 24, 2022

    The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band opened Rock & Rails Thursday night, Aug. 18, at the Whistle Stop Park with a set list ranging from “Stairway to Heaven” to “In Heaven There Is No Beer.” The band, under the direction of Debbie Benson, featured 24 of the approximately 30 local musicians who perform with the band. The band was formed on July 4, 2005, to perform at the dedication of the Whistle Stop Park bandstand, and returned to its roots to open for Quemando at Rock & Rails. The band performs at local events, with approxi...

  • Annual Veterans Day Banner Project to grace downtown Niwot and Cottonwood Square

    Leonard Sitongia|Aug 24, 2022

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) and Niwot Business Association (NBA) have launched the fourth annual Veterans Day Banners Project to honor veterans with Niwot connections. Participants purchase a durable banner honoring an active duty member or veteran of the United States Armed Forces. Banners feature a picture of the honoree, the branch of service, rank and years of service. The banners are hung from poles on 2nd Avenue and in Cottonwood Square during the weeks before and after Veterans...

  • A winning opening week for Niwot Varsity Softball

    Deborah Cameron|Aug 24, 2022

    After a challenging first away game at Frederick High School, Niwot varsity softball went on to a pair of victories and an overall winning record for the opening week of the season. "I feel pretty good about week one," said Head Coach Bobby Matthews. "We were able to put a bad loss behind us on Tuesday and build off a good win on Thursday. It all came together on Saturday for the second win of the week." Scores for the week tell the fuller story. After Tuesday's 20-3 loss to Frederick High...

  • Cougar Football looks to build program

    Bruce Warren|Aug 24, 2022

    After posting a four-win season in 2021, third-year Niwot football coach Nik Blume aims to continue to build the program that had not won more than three games since 2008. With only four seniors on the squad, the Cougars will be very young. "We have a really talented junior class," Blume said of the players who have come up through the program during his tenure. "It's our biggest class. We also have three or four sophomore kids who will contribute." Blume hopes to make up in speed what he lost...

  • Student-Athlete of the Week: Matt Hansen

    Jack Carlough|Aug 24, 2022

    The lengthy bus drive south to Pueblo West High School on Aug. 18 was well worth it for the Niwot boys soccer team after senior goalkeeper Matt Hansen pulled off a miraculous 50-yard game-winning goal on a penalty kick. That's right, the goalkeeper. With just seconds left and the score tied 2-2, Cougar head coach Stephen Dimit called upon Hansen to take the penalty kick. Dimit's decision took into account that Hansen doubles as Niwot football's placekicker, making him no stranger to long distanc...

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