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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...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    September 23, 2020 

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...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    September 23, 2020 

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...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    September 23, 2020 

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...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    September 23, 2020 

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...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    September 23, 2020 

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...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    September 23, 2020 

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...

 

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...

 

Mural honors spirit of community during quarantine

Gunbarrel resident Julia Williams has been an artist her entire life. A graphic design major at CSU, she has been wanting to...

 

Community helps pull local restaurants through - so far

Local restaurants are hanging on thanks to an outpouring of support from the community, Boulder County grants, loans from...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 9, 2020

Niwot Historical Society lecture series goes virtual

The ability to travel during COVID-19 may feel sidelined, but time travel is still possible thanks to the Niwot Historical...

 

The terrible beauty of fire

This "beautiful" sunset belies a very dangerous fire. Taken on the Cottontail Trail in Gunbarrel, Saturday Sept. 10, the...

 

'Quieter Zone' coming to Niwot

Thursday, Sept. 3, saw some activity by Burlington Northern on the 2nd Avenue crossing in Niwot. While there is no firm...

 

Area congregations rise to the COVID challenge

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, area churches and synagogues have responded with incredible nimbleness, creativity and generosity in meeting the heightened spiritual,...

 

BoCo search and rescues trending to second highest year on record

As summer winds down, you might be looking for a few last outdoor adventures. And you wouldn't be alone. Labor Day weekend...

 

Bootstrap Brewing adds executives, secures financing

In a year when many business headlines aren't positive, Bootstrap Brewing Company, founded in Niwot, recently made a...

 

The beat goes on in Niwot

Back in the summer of 2005, Biff Warren, his daughter Katie, and a few other like-minded locals decided to dust off their...

 

Boulder Symphony presents the Takács Quartet at socially distanced concert

The Boulder Symphony recently announced a socially distanced concert to be held Sunday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Jewish...

 

Record heat and fires are the backdrop for a climate stabilization plan

These aren't the kind of records that anyone is proud of: Denver hit a new high mark for 25 days over 90 degrees in August,...

 
 By Emily Long    News    September 2, 2020

St. Vrain Rotary merges with Niwot Rotary Club

The Rotary Club was founded over a century ago in Chicago, and since then, the organization has advanced to nearly every...

 

Niwot to have a local tasting tour

It is a truth that food brings people together-family gatherings, casual business meetings, and first dates often occur with...

 

Election 2020: National Popular Vote

Every election that occurs in this country is decided by popular vote, except one: the presidency. Instead, the presidency...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    September 2, 2020

Donate to Help Others

Kind hearted people see need in their communities and want to help, but a handful move into action to help solve problems...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Maxwell, Sept. 2)

Meet Maxwell-This sweet and social eight-year-old kitty thoroughly enjoys being in the company of people and is looking for...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    August 26, 2020

"Save the Post Office" rally draws small crowd in Niwot

On Saturday, Aug. 22, about a dozen people gathered at the Niwot post office (150 Murray Street) to protest recent actions...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Vandalism taken to a new level on Boulder County Open Space

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who vandalized two Boulder County Open Space properties last...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 26, 2020

Fall is a good time to foil garden fungus

I wish I were a painter. I think the immediate effects of that creative energy would be very rewarding. Sometimes that's what...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 26, 2020

Fire departments host virtual town halls about coming merger

By January 2021, two local fire districts will be merged into one. Mountain View Fire Rescue will absorb Rocky Mountain Fire...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 26, 2020

Niwot grad starts super scooping business

They say that dogs are man's best friend, but everyone knows they can also be high maintenance friends. With the demand for...

 
 By Emily Long    News    August 26, 2020

Social distancing service opportunity at Jack's Solar Garden

Jack's Solar Garden met several milestones over the past few months. The experimental agrivoltaic farm and solar power plant...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Sancho's van and food cart stolen

Thieves made off with a van and food cart from Sancho's in Gunbarrel and then drove it to Safeway in Longmont and...

 

Get out and vote

If you have not yet done so, you have until Aug. 31 to vote for your favorite piece in the 2020 Why Not Niwot ? juried art...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Romeo, Aug. 26)

Romeo-This polite and gentle four-year-old fellow is ready to join a forever family of his own. Romeo has an energy level...

 

Not-So Plein Air in Niwot

On a sunny, but smoky day in August, plein air artists paint what they see at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Franklin Street....

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 19, 2020

CU students return to new rules and high expectations

True or false? Will CU students, faculty and staff successfully avoid widespread transmission of the coronavirus when...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 19, 2020

Prairie dog traps vandalized on south side of Niwot

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article titled "Local prairie dogs on the move," originally appeared in the PDF...

 

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