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 By Hannah Stewart    News    November 24, 2021 

Longmont forms committee to evaluate formation of a library district

Many see libraries as central fixtures of a community, but many also simply see libraries as buildings that house books and...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    November 24, 2021 

Historical Society offers Niwot winter notecards

Since 1993, the Niwot Historical Society has been on a mission to collect, preserve, and share memories from the town's rich...

 

It's beginning to look a lot like you-know-what

Weather-wise, it might not feel much like the December holidays are approaching, but halls, walls, and windows are being...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    November 24, 2021 

Care of holiday plants

Celebrating the dark days of winter includes bringing in a few houseplants, and stores are filled with holiday foliage. Pick...

 

Trooper Tips: Be prepared for winter driving season

I guess it's that time of year to make sure everyone is ready for the impending snow season. This is mostly a list of making...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Jake, Nov. 24)

Meet Jake. This fun-loving seven-year-old fellow loves people of all ages and is looking for his new forever family through...

 

Local chefs share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes

The Niwot and Gunbarrel areas have their share of exceptionally talented chefs, some of whom have just opened or expanded...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 17, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Liz Stroh-Coughlin

More than 550 lions, tigers, bears, and other carnivores call 800 acres on The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) just outside of...

 

Little Shops at Niwot are holiday ready

October 2021 marked the one year anniversary for the Little Shops at Niwot (7960 Niwot Rd., Suite D-15), a unique small...

 

Headline Niwot artist Ana Maria Hernando hosted by Denver Botanic Gardens

When she was five years old, Ana Maria Hernando knew she wanted to be an artist. "I just love drawing and painting and I...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 17, 2021

Change coming to Niwot restaurant

The Italian restaurant in Niwot, currently known as Pinocchio's Incredible Italian, will soon have a new name according to...

 

How art can heal depression

There's a meme which depicts two paths as to what your road of life may look like. One path shows a straight line going up...

 

2021 Niwot Holiday Gift Guide

When it's time to purchase holiday gifts this year, you can always pull out your keyboard and order gifts from Amazon or...

 

'Enchanted Evening' to bring holiday magic to Niwot

The 2021 holiday shopping season is just around the corner and, conveniently, you don't have to go much farther than that to...

 

The 'Gales of November' come to Niwot

On the night of Sunday, Nov. 14, westerly wind gusts up to 56 miles per hour battered parts of Boulder County, including...

 

Locals march on Veterans Day

On Thursday, Nov. 11, Longmont's annual Veterans Day parade made its way down Main Street to honor those who have served in...

 

Local equestrian crowned grand champion

Isabella Steiner, a senior at Niwot High School, is shown competing with her horse Hazel. Isabella has been named 2021 Grand...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Nov. 17, Vidalia)

Meet Vidalia. This petite one-year-old kitty is affectionate and social and will make a delightful addition to your...

 

Niwot migrations: Birds of a feather fly great distances together

Hundreds of Canada geese take off from the mowed fields around Dodd Reservoir where they have spent the day browsing for...

 

Niwot LID committee hosts community groups

As part of the effort to update the town's five-year strategic plan, the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 10, 2021

Veterans honored in Niwot ceremony

A crowd of almost 100 gathered at the intersection of Franklin Street and Second Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 7, to honor veterans...

 

Trooper Tips: Buckle up the little ones.

I always talk a lot about seatbelts, and how they save lives. Using your seatbelt is quite simple, you grab the strap, pull i...

 

A rare 'tumblin' mapleweed' spotted in Niwot

A weather curiosity made its way to Niwot last week, and, fortunately, reader Jim Thomas and his faithful companion Archie...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Barley, Nov. 10)

This sweet and smart eight-year-old fellow is looking for his perfect match, could it be you? Barley is a bright and mature...

 

Niwot's Great Pumpkin Party draws happy revelers

Niwot got a little spooky last Saturday, as costumed revelers of all ages flocked to Cottonwood Square and then filled 2nd...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 3, 2021

Breyer receives 2021 Golden Hammer honor

Niwot realtor Pat Murphy presented the 2021 Golden Hammer Award to long-time Niwot volunteer Julie Breyer at the Great...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 3, 2021

Familiar Face - Dr. Jess Johnson

You're likely to have noticed this month's Familiar Face, Dr. Jess Johnson, DVM, eating at a local restaurant, browsing in...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Disney, Nov. 3)

Meet Disney! Disney is a one-year-old boxer mix who is looking for a friendly home to call his own. Disney is great with...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    November 3, 2021

Winter bird feeding with native plants

Birds are the only wildlife that Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations allow homeowners to feed in the winter. It's not a...

 

Soldiers make quick work of Halloween treats from Niwot

Niwot's tireless care package warriors received this message after a box of Halloween goodies from Niwot found its way to a...

 

Local resident compiles a history of Niwot restaurants

Remember when Niwot Tavern used to be Flanagan's Pub? Or when Pinnochio's used to be Treppeda's? Or when 1914 House used to...

 

Operation Gratitude wants your Halloween candy

Children can bring home an enormous amount of candy after trick or treating on Halloween. Not only can it be more of a load t...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 27, 2021

Theft on 2nd Avenue

Liz Gould, proprietor of boutique shop Little Bird on 2nd Avenue in Niwot, reported the theft of several large rings from...

 

October in Niwot

A special thanks to Courier reader Jean LoPorto for sending this spectacular photo of an equally spectacular fall day in...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 27, 2021

Fall clean-up at Niwot parks

Volunteers from Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot came out on a brisk fall Saturday morning Oct. 23 to clean up the...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    October 27, 2021

Halloween mythconceptions

Halloween horrors aren't always connected to the spirits of the dead, even though the ancient holiday is. Some of the spookie...

 

Amendment 78 would transfer power of custodial funds to legislature

Every year, the state of Colorado receives money–custodial funds–from the federal government, settlement dollars from lawsuits and through gifts and grants. These funds...

 

Honoring those who have served

As Veterans Day 2021 approaches, the Niwot Community Association is once again honoring the local men and women who have...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (George and Janice, Oct. 27)

Meet George and Janice These very good feline friends would enjoy being adopted into their new home together and are...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 20, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Victoria Keen, Deborah Read Fowler, and Dawn Server

Victoria Keen, Deborah Read Fowler, and Dawn Server were busy bees getting together one humming hive of a festival on August...

 

Boulder forms library district advisory committee

On Oct. 6, the City of Boulder announced the formation of the Library District Advisory Committee (LDAC). This committee is...

 

Great Pumpkin Party returns to Niwot on Oct. 30

What has thousands of legs and puts on a disguise to invade downtown Niwot each October? The annual Great Pumpkin Party and...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    October 20, 2021

Planning a windbreak

As we head into the windier and hopefully snowier time of year, now is the time to make plans to plant a windbreak on your...

 

New social group forming in Niwot

Are you interested in meeting other locals over the age of 50 in Niwot? Would you like to learn about area activities and clubs? Maybe try a new event or hobby? We’ve heard...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Dolly, Oct. 20)

Say "hello" to Dolly! Dolly is a sweet little lab/husky mix. She is just as cute as can be and comes with lots of cuddles to...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 13, 2021

A quiet man dies in Niwot

Boulder County Sheriffs were summoned to 364 Franklin Street in Niwot to conduct a welfare check on Monday morning, Sept....

 

Niwot's windy Oktoberfest

A windy Saturday didn't dampen Niwot's Oktoberfest spirits. The weather did, however, cause tossed signs, fallen chairs outsi...

 

This little piggy went to market

If you're a frequent driver on Highway 52 you have probably noticed a new farm stand, Lazy J. The "J" is for John Scaggs,...

 
 By Kim Glasscock    News    October 13, 2021

NCA proposes community garden at monthly meeting

Work on a proposal to create a community garden space in Niwot is starting, Niwot Community Association board member Diane...

 

Niwot LID board seats newest member at October meeting

In its first face-to-face meeting since March 2020, the Niwot Local Improvement District advisory committee heard a request...

 

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