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Destructive CalWood and Lefthand fires bring out best in area residents

Drought and high winds continued to create havoc in Boulder County. On Saturday, Oct. 17, a fire broke out near the CalWood...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    October 21, 2020 

Amendment B: Repeal property tax assessment rate restrictions

For the past few weeks, Colorado television and the internet have been littered with commercials about Amendment B. This amendment seeks to repeal the nearly 40-year-old...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    October 21, 2020 

Visiting the Sand Creek Massacre site is challenging but worthwhile

History can be learned from books and films and lectures, but a deeper layer of understanding comes from being in the place...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    October 21, 2020 

New fence to protect Niwot's rare Fox Hills Sandstone formation

Boulder County Parks & Open Space has recently completed a new fence along the Niwot Loop Trail on the south side of Some...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    October 21, 2020 

Niwot Community Association hosts candidate forum

Last Tuesday, the Niwot Community Association (NCA) hosted a virtual forum for the Boulder County Commissioner Candidates. This year, two of the district seats are up for a... Full story

 
 By Emily Long    News    October 21, 2020 

Niwot author publishes debut novel

R.L. Maizes is a Niwot local whose debut novel "Other People's Pets" is set in a fictional small town on the front range of...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (CeeCee, Oct. 21)

Meet CeeCee In addition to being unbearably cute, 12-year-old CeeCee is an absolute joy to be around. This gal has...

 

Niwot LID 2020 revenues subject to question

It's shaping up to be a busy, but socially distanced winter around Niwot, as the LID advisory committee members considered fu...

 

Tails from the Trails

If you've been through downtown Niwot that last two Sunday afternoons, you aren't imagining things if you've spotted a lion,... Full story

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 14, 2020

Familiar Face - Michelle Henzel

Amongst the shapes, colors, and textures inside Niwot's Osmosis Art and Architecture on 2nd Avenue, there's a face locals...

 
 By Emily Long    News    October 14, 2020

Harness Energy makes the move to Niwot

Harness Energy is a small business that provides meteorological measurement services to renewable energy developers and...

 

Little Secrets Chocolates comes to Niwot

Something sweet has found a new home in Niwot. Late this August, chocolate candy maker Little Secrets moved its offices from...

 

Cuppa artists display at Old Oak Coffee House

An eclectic pottery collection has found its way onto the walls of Old Oak Coffeehouse, and, fittingly, it has taken the...

 

District 11 candidate Karen McCormick on the issues

While Karen McCormick's journey running for state representative might, at first, seems to be somewhat unique, the common...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    October 14, 2020

Home Composting

Special to the Courier Trees are beginning to lose their leaves, your garden plants are done and if you don't have access to...

 
 By Vicki Dorvee    News    October 7, 2020

Left Hand Laurel - Rich Anderson

For five years, Niwotian Rich Anderson has brought nurturing and nutrition to homebound community members through Longmont...

 

Dr. Amy Chang comes to Niwot Vision

September 8 marked the beginning of a new chapter at Niwot Vision Center. Dr. Amy Chang, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, joined the staff...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    October 7, 2020

Veterans tribute returns to Niwot

As Veterans Day 2020 approaches, the Niwot Community Association will once again honor the local men and women who have... Full story

 

The Community Speaks: Why Local Journalism Matters

In 2020, the public receives news from an enormous number of electronic as well as traditional sources. The information...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    October 7, 2020

Kathy Koehler honored by Rotary Club of Niwot

For her 48 years of "service, dedication, and love for Niwot," the Rotary Club of Niwot honored longtime resident Kathy...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    October 7, 2020

Proposition EE - Cigarette tobacco and nicotine products tax

Nobel prize winning economist James Heckman said, “The highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from...

 

Niwot is going to the birds – literally

A walk around Niwot usually reveals a few interesting sights. Maybe it's the coming of fall, but the bird watching has been...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    October 7, 2020

Join Mwebaza Foundation for pizza, music and more

While many school and local events have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mwebaza Foundation is getting...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Barley, Oct. 7)

Meet Barley This sweet and smart seven-year-old boy is looking for his perfect match, could it be you? Barley is a bright...

 

Impact of Colorado wildfires extends beyond burned acreage

Have you recently stepped outside to the smell of a campfire? Or been surprised to find your car covered in white ash? Or...

 

Election 2020: Amendment 76 - Citizenship voting requirement

With the COVID-19 pandemic making in-person voting a health risk for many, the 2020 election will be conducted by mail-in...

 

New lights installed at Niwot High football field

This past month, a noteworthy change came to Niwot High School's football field. The St.Vrain Valley School District...

 

Pumpkin patches are perfect for outdoor fall fun

October is arriving, and it brings a chance for outdoor fun for the family. At this time in fall, we make the annual pilgrima...

 

Wheel House bar and café opens on 2nd Avenue

On Sept. 17, as Niwot finally enjoyed the cooler temperatures of a late summer afternoon, the doors opened at The Wheel House...

 

Fall into fun at upcoming Niwot events

Though most traditional fall events had to be shelved in 2020, autumnal-themed fun is still on the agenda in Niwot, courtesy...

 

Dr. Patrick Kalenzi details Ugandan childhood in 'Tears Run Dry'

While this is not explicitly an Inkberry Book, it was a book recommended by one of the paper's readers. I've said before...

 

Standing up for feet

The first snowflakes of the season fell like confetti for skiers and other winter sport lovers; a signal that it's time to...

 

Niwot farmer works to salvage flattened sorghum

The sorghum crop at the Diagonal and Niwot Road looks like someone having a bad hair day. Some of it is standing up, some...

 
 By Adrian Card    News    September 23, 2020

Final call for 2020 local produce

It is a grand understatement to assert that life has been an interesting ride for 2020. Our food system and consumer behavior...

 

Election 2020: Proposition 118 - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

In 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with bipartisan support. Many have called... Full story

 

Niwot alum releases new musical single

Love is fickle, love is kind, love "is a many splendored thing." The idea of "love" has been written about numerous times,...

 
 By Emily Long    News    September 16, 2020

Local commercial real estate market is evolving

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the commercial real estate market in Niwot and surrounding communities in Boulder County was...

 

'Peeping' at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan ahead

Spontaneity is so 2019. In 2020, you have to plan ahead, especially if you want to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this... Full story

 

Rangers see more people with masks after posting signs on trails

Complaints are down and mask use is up on trails and Open Space properties, according to Boulder County Ranger Erin...

 

Essential businesses seem to come out on top of COVID

When COVID hit earlier this year, the whole world seemed to be scrambling. Schools and businesses were shut down, all in an...

 

Familiar Face – Chris Doyle

The craziness of 2020 can be quelled a wee bit with the reverent calmness of Chris Doyle's sunset serenades. The long...

 

Election 2020: Proposition 115 - Abortion Ban

Colorado's first law addressing abortion was introduced by freshman Democratic representative Dick Lamm (who later served...

 

Distemper spreading through local raccoon population

The Boulder County Animal Control Unit has confirmed that a recent rash of raccoon deaths in Niwot was caused by canine...

 

Niwot's Sidewalk Sale is second consecutive successful event

After a summer of cancelations, on Saturday, Sept. 12, Niwot saw its second weekend of outdoor events with its second...

 

Niwot and Longmont non-profits find innovative ways to connect artists with the community

For over 35 years, the Firehouse Art Center has been the leading contemporary art center in Longmont, featuring national and...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 9, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Leonard Sitongia

Leonard Sitongia is an essential worker, or more fittingly, an essential volunteer for the Niwot community. Even before...

 

Little Free Pantry makes its debut

Need is everywhere. To fill that need, and as part of its ministry, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church's pastor Janet...

 
 By Emily Long    News    September 9, 2020

First Friday Art Walk marks return to Niwot

The First Friday Art Walk returned to Niwot on Friday, Sept. 4, after a five-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 

Niwot LID to fund new fall events, tree sculpture repair

At their virtual meeting on Sept. 1, the Niwot LID advisory committee members got a preview of what could prove to be a very...

 

Election 2020: Proposition 114 - Wolf reintroduction

The gray wolf, or Canis lupus, once was the most widely ranging land mammal on earth. Due to habitat loss, general fear, and...

 

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