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Third-grader claims NES spelling crown

An unexpected "glitch" might have sealed the victory for third-grader Sylvia Madry at the 12th annual Niwot Elementary...

 

Dawson student works with veterans to launch teen mental health program

During a recent summer job, Dawson senior Spencer Sampliner encountered and was moved by the stories of veterans and mental h...

 

Rotary Club of Niwot donates dictionaries to local students

On Nov. 21, third graders at Niwot Elementary School received personal dictionaries donated by the Rotary Club of Niwot....

 

Niwot students compete in NYC cybersecurity event

The honors just keep coming for Niwot students and budding infosec experts Davita Bird, Julia Curd, and Caitlyn Fong. Last mo...

 

FRCC receives $1 million for manufacturing training

This past year, Front Range Community College expanded its Center for Integrated Manufacturing and added new programs to...

 

Flagstaff students collect Soles4Souls

The students of Flagstaff Academy showed that a little Respect can go a long way, after collecting more than 1,000 pairs of...

 

NHS performs "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"

From Friday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 17, Niwot High School will be performing the production "The Brothers Grimm...

 

Principal Barela goes pink to celebrate Fall Crawl haul

Sunset Middle School principal Anthony Barela showed off his new pink hair-do to a crowd of fawning admirers after the Fall...

 

New orchestra teacher aims to bring students and community together

Keynes Chen stands in his small office in the band and orchestra room practicing his violin. His concentration and dedication...

 

Front Range Community College offering nursing bachelor's degree

Colorado is suffering from a shortage of nurses with four-year BSNs degrees - needing as many as 500 new nurses to fill the void. Looking forward, that figure is expected to...

 

Niwot music's extravagant evolution

It's so crowded that you can only shuffle through the doors on either side of the Niwot High School auditorium. People are...

 

The Niwot High School band blows the audience away at SVVSD band night

Sporting a collection of tunes from the popular movie The Greatest Showman, the Niwot High School band was a force to be...

 

Ninjas invade 4th annual Fall Crawl

On Friday Oct. 5, a cadre of tweenage ninjas-in-training jumped, swung, and climbed their way through a colorful obstacle...

 

Student-athlete of the Week: Cole Toothaker

It's been a whirlwind fall for second-year drum major Cole Toothaker and the Cougar marching band, but a scary moment over...

 

Niwot student helps lead the fight against climate change

Just one day after leading a large contingent to the Global Climate Strike in Denver on Sept. 20, local environmental coaliti...

 

Niwot High exchange student hikes Mt. Rotary

Niwot High's Paul Cordts, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Cuxhaven Germany, hiked Rotary Peak on Sunday, July 8, with...

 

Sunset Middle School to host 4th annual Spartan Fall Crawl

Autumn brings crisp mornings, spiced treats, shorter days, and, for many excited Sunset Middle Schoolers, the annual Spartan...

 

Flagstaff Academy recognized by SVVSD Board of Education

By Violet Oliver, 8th grade Flagstaff student Special to the Courier Flagstaff Academy received some well-deserved...

 

The Niwot Trot returns for its 14th year

On Sept. 22, the highly anticipated Niwot Trot road race returns once again to the tranquil streets of Niwot.This year marks...

 

Internationally known teacher joins Mountain Shadows

Mountain Shadows Montessori School in Boulder is honored to announce that Joni Perry will be joining their teaching team in...

 

Niwot High graduate wins prestigious scholarship

Niwot graduate (‘17) Yannick Lee-Yow didn’t enroll in the University of Colorado at Boulder hoping to become one of the...

 

Longmont's Up-A-Creek Robotics wins Colorado Regional

Nothing energizes a project team like a last-minute and potentially catastrophic failure. So when a routine maneuver to reset...

 

Lots of local scholarships to help St. Vrain students

College is expensive. The average total cost of public colleges in the United States is $25,290 for in-state tuition;...

 

Dawson Winterim: At the Forefront of Experiential Education

In March, Dawson students K-12 embarked on the school's renowned Winterim program. Dawson School's Winterim is an experientia...

 

Canceling school is snow easy decision

To call a snow day or to not call a snow day? That is the question that plagues St. Vrain Valley School District Superintende...

 

Student of the Week: Aidan Peairs

March can be a tense time of the year for ambitious high school students waiting on college acceptance letters, but so far...

 

New aviation club takes off at Niwot

For Niwot freshman Francis Bunting, flying isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifelong passion. So when he learned that his new...

 

Pack 161 has a blast

 On Sunday, Aug. 26, the Niwot Cub Scout Pack 161 held its annual rocket launch at Niwot Elementary School. More than...

 

New Principals join Twin Peaks Charter Academy

Twin Peaks Charter Academy announced the addition of an elementary and secondary principal to the administrative team. Amber...

 

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