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 By Bruce Warren    News    July 28, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 21

"Sheriff Joe" has a very different connotation in these parts than in Arizona. Joe Pelle has served as Boulder County Sheriff for over 18 years and is in what appears to be his final term, which expir...

 By Bruce Warren    News    July 21, 2021

How Does Niwot Work - Part 20

Water goes down the drain. In Niwot’s early days, homes had a septic system with a leach field to collect wastewater. While these systems worked well, they could lead to contamination of groundwater and drinking water. Boulder County began...

 By Bruce Warren    News    July 14, 2021

How Does Niwot Work? - Part 19

Early farmers in the Niwot area relied upon wells and cisterns for a domestic water supply, as did the residents of Old Town Niwot. In 1960, as Colorado's population began to increase, they looked...

 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 District had added a girls softball program at the high school level in the...

 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, from cross-country to chess club, from marching band to musicals. Although...

 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 dollars, Left Hand Giving Circle may be right for you. In 2016, Niwot resid...

 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 Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, which first performed on July 4, 2005, as part 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 1991. Buzas, who died earlier this year of COVID-19 complications, envision...

 By Bruce Warren    News    May 5, 2021

How does Niwot Work?

The Niwot Business Association, known informally as the NBA, is the organization that gets most things done in Niwot's business district. While the Niwot Community Association (NCA) addresses matters...

 By Bruce Warren    News    April 28, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 8

Women's International Niwot Club, or WINC, as it has come to be known, has been active in the Niwot community for 11 years, though it was officially incorporated in 2015 by founder and current preside...

 By Bruce Warren    News    April 21, 2021

How does Niwot work? – Part 7

Left Hand Grange No. 9 is the oldest institution in Niwot, and the oldest active Grange in Colorado, organized Dec. 20, 1873 and chartered in 1874, before Colorado was even a state..Since then the Gra...

 By Bruce Warren    News    April 14, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 6

The Rotary Club of Niwot is currently the only nationally chartered service club meeting in Niwot. While the Niwot area has in the past had Optimists,Lions, Jaycees and Kiwanis clubs, the local rotary club now serves the community in a variety of...

 By Bruce Warren    News    April 7, 2021

How does Niwot work? - Part 5

Pat Murphy is known for many things in Niwot, including organizing the annual Easter egg hunt and the Great Pumpkin Party, both of which have been curtailed or modified by the pandemic. But one...

 By Bruce Warren    News    March 31, 2021

How Does Niwot Work - Part 4

The Niwot Cultural Arts Association, often referred to as the NCAA, has nothing to do with March Madness, or intercollegiate sports. In Niwot, the NCAA has everything to do with charitable activities...

 By Bruce Warren    News    March 24, 2021

How things get done in Niwot – Part 3

The Niwot Future League, or NFL as it is commonly referred to, is another one of Niwot’s accidentally sports-themed acronym groups. With the Niwot Business Association (NBA) and the Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) widely known in Niwot, the...

 By Bruce Warren    News    March 10, 2021

How things get done in Niwot – Part 2

The plat of Niwot was filed in the Boulder County records on March 30, 1875 by Porter Hinman and Ambrose Murray, laying out streets, alleys and lots on both sides of the railroad tracks, but Niwot...

 By Bruce Warren    News    March 3, 2021

How things get done in Niwot

Thirty years ago Niwot's 2nd Avenue was a mess whenever it rained or snowed. No curb and gutter, no streetlights, and nowhere for moisture to drain. As an unincorporated community, the downtown...


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