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Trooper Tips from the Colorado State Patrol

One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is...

 

71st Street project set to begin...

If you drove south on 71st to Lookout Road the week of Dec. 8, you probably experienced some delays. Xcel is repositioning...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 18, 2019

The growing field of green - how hemp is taking root in BoCo

You’re likely to have spotted the recognizable shape of cannabis plants in fields throughout Boulder County and even...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 18, 2019

WINC's Fayre brimmed with holiday cheer

Even Mrs. Claus couldn't resist partaking of the goodies offered during the annual Women's International Niwot Club (WINC)...

 

The Lookout Alliance hosts fracking threat presentation

On Thursday, Dec. 12, Lookout Alliance, 350 Boulder County, and Colorado Rising hosted a community forum that discussed threats from proposed fracking development in Boulder...

 

Community Pet Spotlight-Blizzard

Blizzard (Blizzie) is an extra small (8.5 lbs.) miniature schnauzer who lives with her human companions Dave and Rhonda...

 

Whistle Stop Park building clears county hurdles

Following a prolonged delay, plans for a permanent concession stand in Niwot's Whistle Stop Park got the final nod from...

 

Niwot alum shares healing and storytelling through her filmmaking

Author Jonathan Gottschall once said, "We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind...

 

Annual window decorating contest winners

Niwot's annual window decorating contest, sponsored by Left Hand Animal Hospital, drew an unprecedented number of...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 11, 2019

Recovery Café is building momentum

This year marked the introduction of Recovery Café Longmont, a not-for-profit community organization reaching out to those...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 11, 2019

Here comes Santa Claus

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Niwot's 2nd Avenue was temporarily transformed into Santa Claus Lane as the big guy himself made a...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Mica and Kira-Dec. 11)

Mica and Kira are both true snow dogs and love nothing more than romping in fresh powder. Mica and Kira live in southwest...

 

NCA turns its attention to holiday events

After a busy fall coordinating the Niwot Veterans Banner project and taking part in the Great Pumpkin Party and Enchanted...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

He's a poet and he knows it

Edison was chided "It really is berserk, You had so many failures, Before you made it work." Edison responded: "Failures I...

 

Local farmers pioneer future of food

Marcus McCauley is the owner of a 40 acre diversified organic farm in Longmont. If you take a farm tour, McCauley will start...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

Familiar Faces - Bill and Jill Whitener

Their first names rhyme, so it is easy to see them as a matched set and their last name is emblematic of the brightening effe...

 
 By Linda Klueber    News    December 4, 2019

NHS Key Club helps with Enchanted Evening

Niwot High School Key Club members assisted the Niwot Business Association with the preparation for Niwot's annual Enchanted...

 

Waco Curves II

This article continues a monthly series about the artworks and artists chosen for Community Corner at Sculpture Park at the c...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

Gym No. 5 – the place to do your heavy lifting

Russell and Gabrielle Chagolla, owners of Gym No. 5, added the tagline "Level the F*** up" to declare they're fiercely...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

Local Love for Lily collection box

Deb Fowler understands how scary and difficult it can be with a newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Kayuh-Dec. 4)

Kayuh is a 2 year-old energetic husky who loves snowboarding and playing in the snow. She also enjoys running around her...

 

Chilling at Enchanted Evening

The conditions were decidedly seasonal at Niwot's annual Enchanted Evening celebration, held Nov. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hearty...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

Jim Thomas and Archie – Left Hand Laurel

Medicine on a leash is how this month's Laurel recipient Jim Thomas refers to his faithful companion, Archie the fox red...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

A global climate conversation comes to town

Climate Reality campaign organizer and Niwot High School graduate (2013) Natalie Negrelli, presented 24 Hours of Climate...

 

Deteriorating carvings raise questions about future

One hundred and fifty years ago, we weren't the only place named Niwot. Chief Niwot--or Left Hand--was an Arapaho chief. He...

 

Thanksgiving traditions of the Left Hand Valley

Thanks to the Niwot Historical Society archives, we get a glimpse into Niwot's bygone Thanksgiving celebrations. On Nov. 22,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

Lights, Santa, Action (for Meals on Wheels)

It's that time of year...the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving when Chuck Rodgers waves his magic wand and the massive...

 

Niwot enchants community with upcoming holiday event

Cities and towns across the country and world ring in the yuletide season in numerous ways: parades of lights, tree lighting...

 

Annual Niwot Thai gift sale to help children's home

In 2011, Heather McCarthy and her daughter joined a friend on a trip to Thailand aimed at helping local children there....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 20, 2019

New Boulder County Administrator position announced

As of Jan. 14, 2020, the Board of the Boulder County Commissioners will be slotting in a new staff member between themselves...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 20, 2019

Spirit Elk reappears

After a two-month absence, the female elk has returned to the Schultz Family Farm on Hwy. 287 and Oxford Rd. Sometimes she's...

 

High Altitude Archery offers archers diverse opportunities

There is probably only one place in Longmont you can shoot arrows at a dinosaur. High Altitude Archery. And though this...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 20, 2019

Gunbarrel Dental Center practitioners earn prestigious awards

Following hundreds of hours of continuing education and hands-on courses, and successfully passing rigorous exams,...

 

Death investigation in Niwot

On Nov. 12, Boulder County Sheriff officers and Mountain View Fire Protection personnel were called to investigate a death...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Missy, Nov. 20)

Meet Missy, a "well-behaved" two-year old cat who lives in Gunbarrel with companion Mabel Stewart. Writes Mable: "She is...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

A banner day for veterans in Niwot

Since mid-October, 2nd Avenue between Niwot Road and Murray Street has been lined with 35 banners recognizing veterans with...

 

Boulder County looking to revamp codes for short-term rentals

The Boulder County land use code is a document that is often updated. When the county commissioners approved new policies for housing in October, it seemed to be an...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

Children's Park cameras installed to catch vandals

Niwot's Children's Park on 1st Avenue is a place of joy and playfulness, bustling with happy children. The award-winning,...

 

Boulder County prepares for 2020 census

In 1870, armed with a pad of census schedules, steel nib pens, and ink, P. D. McClanahan set out to single-handedly count...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

Epic Nutrition open in Gunbarrel

Epic Nutrition, serving Herbalife Nutrition smoothies and energy teas, opened its doors in October at the Gunbarrel Shopping...

 

Niwot Rotary Club makes foodie app for community and philanthropy

The Niwot Rotary Club is combining its love of serving the community with the community’s love of gathering over food. Inspired by the Fort Collins Rotary Club’s app focus...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

Boulder County staking its place in Jack's Solar Garden

Boulder County has committed to be the biggest subscriber to date in Jack's Solar Garden. As of Nov. 5, the county...

 

Niwot LID hears from sales tax officials

Though many local businesses have reported lower earnings in 2019, year-to-date sales tax collections in the Niwot Local...

 

Lookout Alliance urges the time to act is now

Oil and gas development in Boulder County is on pause until March 2020, but that doesn’t mean The Lookout Alliance has taken a break. In collaboration with 350 Colorado, TLA...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Ripley, Nov. 13)

This adorable menace is Ripley, an 11-week old goldendoodle retriever adopted last month from the Golden Retriever Rescue of...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

Soldiering on - The dragon, the phoenix, and the place in between

Monday, Nov. 11, is a day set aside to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces - our veterans. Accordin...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

BoCo grant boosts Grange's reach

The Niwot Business Association (NBA) received word in June that a Boulder County Economic Vitality Grant it had applied for...

 

The true art of possible: Parenthood and business dreams can coexist

There are numerous retreats every year for entrepreneurs to help them realize their goals and direct them in good business...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

Niwot Dental's food drive for OUR Center

Thanks to the generosity of the community, Niwot Dental’s first holiday food drive collected nearly 10 boxes of food for...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

Willowdale Live brings big sounds to a small town

Just a few shows in and already Willowdale Live is taking root in Niwot. The live arts not-for-profit entertainment series...

 

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