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Articles from the December 1, 2021 edition

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Think local when considering your year-end giving

In 2020, charitable giving rose to an all-time high in the U.S., even as many Americans struggled with uncertainty and disruptions. While that is good news for the nation's non-profit organizations, t... Full story

 

Can you build a better gingerbread house?

It's December so gingerbread house decorating is easy to find in seasonal magazines and televised baking shows. Constructing them can be difficult and the best ones stand out because of their...

 

Wandering Jellyfish hosts first holiday author fair

Jane Austen, by way of the character Caroline Bingley said, "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading." This is a sentiment shared by many bookworms and writers alike, and it's also a...

 

From Nest to Wings helps students fly into higher education

One day in 2012, a group of moms got together for lunch. All of them had gone to college, and all were part of PEO International, which seeks to help women with their higher education goals. With...

 

2021 Niwot 'Turkey Trot' features a festival of miles on the track

Turkey Trots seem to be the ubiquitous activity of choice for many on Thanksgiving morning. These fun races vary in distance from 5k to 10k (sometimes longer, sometimes shorter) and usually feature...

 

All is merry and bright

The weather may not have been very Christmas-like, but there was nonetheless plenty of holiday cheer at Niwot's annual holiday parade on Saturday, Nov. 26. This year's procession featured Elsa from...

 

An enchanting start to the holidays

Let the merriment begin! On Friday, Nov. 26, the 2021 holiday season officially got underway in Niwot with the 21st annual Enchanted Evening. Hundreds of revelers packed 2nd Avenue and Cottonwood...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 1, 2021

Road rage shooting in Heatherwood

Heatherwood resident David Joseph Waters, age 39, was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after Boulder County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a road rage shooting at around 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 near the...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Julian Wu

Niwot sophomore Julian Wu took up photography as a middle schooler and has been seeing the world a little differently ever since. "Photography is a really great medium of art," he said. "You just...

 

Comeback season for Niwot boys basketball tips off on Dec. 2

The Niwot boys basketball team didn't see much success during the abbreviated 2020-21 season, but the "hard lessons" they learned during the 1-13 campaign should pay off in a much improved 2021-22,...

 

Niwot girls look to rebound in 2021-22

First-year head coach Jon Hill is looking to rebuild a Niwot girls basketball team that went winless last season. Niwot, which opens its 2021-22 season hosting Denver West on Thursday, Dec. 2, began o...

 

Letter to the Editor (Dec. 1)

The importance of small community papers I recently viewed an excellent PBS documentary about the Storm Lake Times in Storm Lake, Iowa. One in four local newspapers have been shuttered in this country, many bought up by big national corporations. I... Full story

 

Out in Leftfield

CROSS COUNTRY Taylor James (Niwot) is on the Cross Country roster for Stanford University this fall, but has not officially competed for the Cardinal yet. James, a freshman, will have an opportunity...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Noodle, Dec. 1)

Meet Noodle! Noodle is a 3 and a half year old Black Lab. Noodle is on the small end, weighing in at just 18lbs. However, she is FULL of personality! Noodle loves walks and being outdoors. She is...

 

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