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 By Adrian Card    News    January 13, 2021

Managing risks for local food production

When did our world become one of so much risk management? Was it always this way but now the risks are shared among so many? A year of masks and Covid bubbles with a summer...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Jan. 13, Loki)

Meet Loki! Loki is a one-year old border collie-mix. He is a good boy, and just sweet as can be. Loki enjoys spending his...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 6, 2021

New year, new you: Local voices share thoughts on wellness for 2021

Across social media sites, pictures of smiling people and a variation of the caption "new year, new me," abound. But this...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 6, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Erin Hofer-Shall

Longmont based HOPE, short for Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement, cares for some of the most vulnerable members of...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    January 6, 2021

Dinner in a snow globe is an alternative reality for eating out

Technically, there wasn't a special occasion, but it felt like one. Just going to dinner at a restaurant felt like...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    January 6, 2021

Seeding native grasses in landscapes

Native grasses can be used in a landscape either as specimen plants, or for a bluegrass lawn alternative or to create a...

 

Porchfront Homes launches new venture

Design4Living is a new cabinetry and design company created by the owners of Porchfront Homes, Tim and Mary Coonce. After many years of experience with their building...

 

Mountain View Fire merger with Rocky Mountain Fire is completed

It's official. Mountain View Fire Rescue and Rocky Mountain Fire District have legally merged, according to an announcement from the newly merged district. "Over the past...

 

Community Pet Spotlight-Jan. 6, Chunk

Meet Chunk! This handsome seven-year-old fellow is looking for his new best friend through Longmont Humane Society right...

 

Niwot Tavern hosts Christmas dinner, despite COVID

For over a decade, the Niwot Tavern has hosted a free Christmas dinner for those in need. This year, owners Tara Kpogoh-Narh...

 

Boulder County to test four-day work week

Beginning Jan. 4, 2021, select Boulder County offices and departments will be piloting a four-day work week for administrative, planning, and non-emergency walk-in services...

 

Jump Start January helps keep Niwot healthy

The start of a new year typically brings a fresh effort to make better habits. People take part in fitness programs, eat...

 

Colorado avalanche danger considerable heading into the new year

As wishes for a white Christmas were foiled by 60 degrees and plenty of sunshine, folks continue to head to higher...

 

It's not too late! End 2020 on a charitable note

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for most of us over the past 12 months, but it was especially hard on the...

 

New Year's Resolutions for the garden

Once holiday celebrations wrap up and 2020 comes to a close (hooray), it is time to start thinking about the new year. Are...

 

Trooper Tips: What's around the bend

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays this year. It's been a hard and difficult year for a lot of people. With that...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Chico, Dec. 30)

Meet Chico! Chico is a 1-year-old Bull Terrier/Cattle Dog mix. He is super friendly with people AND other pups. This sweet...

 

Bootstrap Brewing brings home medals for beer and seltzer

This past month, Niwot's Bootstrap Brewing received some positive news to finish out its year. The brewery medaled three...

 

The great conjunction

Clear skies allowed for wonderful viewing of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Monday night Dec. 21. This is the first...

 

Affordable housing project in Gunbarrel raises trust issues with city planners

Boulder Housing Partners is now free to close a real estate deal to buy a property for an affordable housing project in...

 

Driver does a 'handy' job of parking on 2nd Avenue

According to a witness at Niwot Jewelers, besides disabling the vehicle, damage was limited to the two chairs and some...

 

Slupik Mini Farm: One family's labor of love

Like many first-time business owners, Stacey Slupik didn't know exactly what to expect when she started her flower farm busin...

 

Thank You Niwot Cookie Moms!

Each year, the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms send out special holiday care packages to military members stationed overseas,...

 

COVID woes add to holiday stress

It is often most difficult to feel happy or excited, at times when everyone is pressured to do so. The holiday season has...

 

Lorne Jenkins named to local foundation board

Last month, Lorne Jenkins, a former Niwot resident and CEO of Mini Money Management, was named to the Board of Trustees for...

 

Write a short story a day for a month?

American fiction writer Lorrie Moore said, "A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage. A short story is a...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Dec. 23, Sugar)

Meet Sugar. She is a SUPER friendly and sweet, three-year-old Carolina Dog mix. She is currently residing at Bowhaus through...

 

A Niwot Christmas on your holiday table

The Christmas holidays may be a lower-key affair this year, so what you serve on your table can bring festivity back into...

 

'Christmas is still Christmas': Niwot United Methodist plans a pandemic-friendly holiday

The coronavirus pandemic forced churches across America to close their doors. The shutdown caused church leaders to look towa...

 

Art Around Niwot: December brings four exhibits to local businesses

December has brought a range of new art to the walls of Niwot businesses. These micro exhibits give needed visibility to...

 

Finish your holiday list with these gifts from the Left Hand Valley

We're in the home stretch of the holiday shopping season, and for those of you with a few names left to check off your gift...

 

County Commissioners hold hearing to update oil & gas regulations

Last Thursday, the Boulder County Commissioners held another meeting to discuss Article 12 of the Land Use Code, which essentially updates regulations related to oil and gas...

 

Winners announced in annual window decorating contest

Look out NYC! You've got some competition for most festive holiday window displays! Take a stroll down 2nd Avenue or peruse...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    December 16, 2020

Protecting your plants from larger mammals

In previous articles, I have written about the damage rodents and small mammals cause to your landscape plants, but larger...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Dec. 16, Lana & Curly)

Meet Lana & Curly. This pair of five-year-old kitties are a very bonded pair that are looking for a new forever home...

 

The 'Niwot Buffer' likely to grow with new Open Space purchase

A 40-acre property west of Niwot has been eyed by Boulder County for years, prized for its views along the Diagonal Highway a...

 

Niwot Tavern giving back on Christmas

Owners of Niwot Tavern are conducting their second annual coat drive to help the homeless as the holidays approach. The...

 

Niwot LID board considers 2021 marketing plan

At the final monthly meeting of 2020, the Niwot Local Improvement District's Advisory Committee met virtually to consider...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 9, 2020

Familiar Face – Jennifer Morrison

This wonderful Familiar Face suggestion was courtesy of co-owner of the Niwot Tavern, Tara Kpogoh-Narh. Kpogoh-Narh wrote,...

 

Niwot LID Advisory Committee seeks candidates for upcoming vacancies

Boulder County is seeking applications for three openings on the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory Committee, a...

 

An ancient poem and modern photos come together in a coffee table book

It is hard to find such a wide variety of interests and talents in one person, let alone see them all come together in one...

 

New book gives a look at Longmont history

A recently published book is an ideal gift for local history lovers to find under their tree. Erik Mason, Curator of...

 

Niwot resident challenges herself to write a new song for each day in November

You've probably heard of "no-shave November," which raises awareness for cancer research, but have you heard of "new-song...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    December 9, 2020

Local Boy Scout Troop 161 weathers impacts of COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March, it has been a rollercoaster year for Niwot's Boy Scout Troop 161. Despite...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    December 9, 2020

Gifts for Gardeners

From simple pleasures to outright splurges, the season for giving is upon us. As you rush to buy gifts for your gardeners,...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    December 9, 2020

Holiday Magic on 2nd Avenue

Niwot's 2020 holiday celebration continued last weekend with the Niwot Holiday Market and WINC Holiday Fayre. Cottonwood...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Dec. 9, Ryan)

Meet Ryan This adorable senior fellow is looking for a forever home of his own through Longmont Humane Society Right now. Rya...

 

Cookie Moms send holiday cheer from Niwot

The Niwot Patriotic Cookies Moms have been hard at work since Thanksgiving, packing up goodie boxes for the Christmas...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 2, 2020

Niwot's huge holiday light display delights and delivers meals

Niwot's largest and most enchanting holiday display is now officially switched on. The annual jaw-dropping tradition that is...

 

Developer submits plans to develop former Colterra property

Boulder-based Palmos Development Corporation [PDC] has submitted plans to build a mixed-use development at 210 Franklin St. i...

 

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