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 By Patricia Logan    News    June 16, 2021 

New eats and a sleek new building at Boulder Reservoir

A new restaurant is dipping its toes into the dining waters at Boulder Reservoir. Driftwind opened with concessions on June 5...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 16, 2021 

Boulder County farmers markets cultivating community this summer

In the mid-1980s, a group of local farmers dreamed of having a market, and the Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM)...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

Cha cha cha! Dancing Under the Stars makes 2021 debut

After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, "Dancing Under the Stars" made a triumphant return to Niwot's Cottonwood Square on...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

A peckin' good time on the town

After careful consideration, two wild turkeys decided not to get their feathers trimmed after pecking around at 79th Street...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

Celebrating 25 years in Niwot

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Jan Kahl and Jason Scarbrough of Niwot Jewelry got together with new neighbors Pinocchio's...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

Community Pet Spotlight (Baxter, June 16)

Meet Baxter! Baxter is a four-year-old boxer mix. He is super cuddly and wonderful with other pups and people alike. Baxter...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    June 16, 2021 

Niwot Troop 161 salutes new Eagle Scouts

On June 7, Niwot Boy Scout troop 161 held its spring 2021 Court of Honor ceremony at Whistle Stop Park, where they awarded...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 16, 2021 

How Does Niwot Work? – Part 15

Softball was not added as a high school sport for girls in the St. Vrain Valley School District until after the 1991-1992 school year. Although the Boulder Valley School...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    June 16, 2021 

Thistles, the good, the bad and the native

When we see a plant and it is prickly, we automatically assume it is a thistle and therefore it is a bad plant. The Oxford...

 

Trooper Tips: Motorcycle riding season

Motorcycle season is now upon us again. Dust off the motorcycle seat and check it out to see if your bike and you are ready...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 9, 2021

Niwot realtor organizes fundraiser for India

India has been reeling from the effects of COVID-19, with more than 338,000 deaths and nearly 28.5 million cases as of June...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 9, 2021

Niwot LID considers NBA's revised 2021 budget

The Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee held its latest monthly meeting virtually on June 1. The meeting was...

 
 By Nellie Nibnose    News    June 9, 2021

2021 Rock & Rails - Getting the old band(s) back together

Starved concertgoers were refreshed and refilled by the return of Niwot's famed Rock & Rails concert series on Thursday,...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Hobbs, June 9)

Meet Hobbs. This sweet and shy four-year-old kitty is looking for his new forever home through Longmont Humane Society right...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 9, 2021

Familiar Face – Ed Nuhfer

Ed Nuhfer has become a familiar face over his cumulative 17 years in Niwot thanks to everyday walks with Zion, his dog, and...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 9, 2021

How Does Niwot Work - Part 14

Niwot High School Boosters, Inc., is a non-profit parent organization that supports all activities at Niwot High School,...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    June 9, 2021

Patience is the key to planting

Have you been bitten by the gardening bug and are now itching to plant? The cool, wet weather we've been enjoying has had...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 2, 2021

Heroic German shepherd was beloved by Niwot Elementary kids

He was 120 pounds of black and brown love at the end of the school day for kids at Niwot Elementary School. For the past two...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 2, 2021

Niwot brings back Dancing Under the Stars

The year 2019 saw the end of Boulder's iconic Dancing Under the Stars after 35 years of offering free summer dancing nights...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    June 2, 2021

Niwot Jewelry 25th + Pinocchios + Thistle and Ivy = Celebrations

When you hit a major business anniversary there's reason to celebrate. When owners open two businesses in the middle of a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 2, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Shana Oehmke

This month's recipient of the Left Hand Laurel is Shana Oehmke, uber-parent volunteer at Heatherwood Elementary School...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 2, 2021

Rock & Rails 2021: Know before you go

Niwot's popular summer concert series Rock & Rails kicks off its 15th season on Thursday, June 3, with local duo Pacheco...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    June 2, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 13

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) began as a reaction to a regional shopping center proposed by an out-of-town developer in the early 1980s. The concept put forth was...

 

Rowley continues tradition of excellence in reporting

Congratulations to the Courier’s editor Jocelyn Rowley for her first-place win in the Colorado Press Association's  Better News Media Contest. Rowley’s Sept. 9,...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Sky, June 2)

Meet Sky! Sky is a 3-year-old Blue Heeler mix. If you are familiar with the breed, you know that they are VERY smart and...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 26, 2021

Peep. It's baby bird season at Greenwood Wildlife Rehab Center

I scooped up some scrap hay at a barn where I kept my horse and noticed a dark spot in the midst of the pale green. Between...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    May 26, 2021

Heil Valley Ranch restoration process underway after Cal-Wood Fire

Last year, the Cal-Wood Fire burned 10,113 acres and damaged or destroyed 26 structures. The fire, which was fully contained...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 26, 2021

Rock & Rails 2021 lineup announced

A combination of familiar favorites and new sounds will be making their way to the Whistle Stop Park gazebo this summer when...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 26, 2021

Inching back to normal: Locals respond to new public health guidelines

When the Center for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed the mask wearing mandate for fully vaccinated individuals, it caug...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 26, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 12

Niwot is an affluent community, and it's also a generous community. And if you're looking to make a bigger impact with a few...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 26, 2021

Boulder City Council votes to move toward a library district

When the pandemic hit last year, the City of Boulder had to scramble to reallocate funds and resources. The Boulder Library...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 26, 2021

May book review: A Musical Affair

The Courier is partnering with Inkberry Books again, and I've got quite the story for you. The minute I realized...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 19, 2021

"Tough decision" to remove towering cottonwood

Cottonwood Square in Niwot is about to have one less cottonwood tree. Boulder County Public Works is planning to cut down a...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    May 19, 2021

New regulations for popular hiking and camping spots

Visitors looking to get out on the trails or to head out camping in certain areas of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests t...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 19, 2021

Classic car shows return to Niwot

Niwot Market and Niwot Tavern are teaming up this summer to bring hot rods, muscle cars, lowriders and live music to...

 
 By Kim Glasscock    News    May 19, 2021

NCA board: cars only at 4th of July parade

Niwot Community Association board members are sticking to their plans to hold a July 4th motorcade instead of a full-blown...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 19, 2021

How Does Niwot Work – Niwot Community Band

"I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy.....Born on the 4th of July" The line from "Yankee Doodle Dandy" fits the Niwot Community...

 

Take a trip Around the World in Niwot

Niwot Around the World Day was on Saturday, May 15. Businesses throughout Cottonwood Square and along 2nd Avenue adopted a...

 

Community Pet Spotlight

Everyone say hello to Cruz! Cruz is a three-year-old lab/golden mix. It takes Cruz a little while to come out of his shell,...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 12, 2021

Local bobcats create a stir

Bobcats have become a regular feature on the Nextdoor social media platform. Several people have recently posted photos and...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 12, 2021

Niwot LID approves funding for three more summer events

Niwot's summer calendar will look more like its pre-pandemic norm, after the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    May 12, 2021

Proposed new loop trail at Gunbarrel Hill aims to protect grassland habitat

The City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is planning to build a new loop trail in the northwest corner of...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 12, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 10

Eli Buzas brought the idea of forming an education foundation to Niwot High School from Florida when he moved to Colorado in...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 12, 2021

Plante: New retailer is a haven for houseplant hobbyists

A tip from a Gunbarrel reader led the Courier to this new store, dedicated entirely to the sale and care of houseplants, at...

 
 By Adrian Card    News    May 12, 2021

2021 Water Year: South Platte Basin leading the pack, farmers delayed in planting

In farming and ranching, much depends on the weather. And unlike a business with a roof (apologies to our controlled...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (May 12, Lucy)

Meet Lucy. This adorable and energetic two-year-old kitty is looking for her forever person through Longmont Humane Society...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 12, 2021

Familiar Face – Mary Jo Wysocki

Whether it's first thing in the morning or a break later in the day, time with coffee in-hand is practically a ceremonial...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 5, 2021

Tee time coming to an end

Geologically prominent Haystack Mountain has long been in the midst of area history and now it will be marking another...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 5, 2021

Gift Guide: Keep it local this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're considering how to show appreciation to someone special, there are...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 5, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Lyla Herman

In 2006, Niwot resident Lyla Herman said yes to a friend in her women's hiking group when asked if anyone would like to join...

 

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