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Posts Tagged With ‘ Niwot ’


Boulder Untold Tales: Ten Ancient Legends and Modern Mysteries

March 28th, 2024

  Boulder is steeped in mystery, tall tales, and myths. Some have some facts mixed in. Many are familiar to our readers and to many other Boulderites (if thee are any who are not readers).  Our list today includes the well-known tall tales as well as some of the more obscure stories from our Valley. So let’s agree to suspend our disbelief and shine some light on the depths of darkness and see what we find! The Curse of Chief Niwot: We are all familiar with the famous “Niwot’s Curse.” I first heard it in the form of “anyone who visits the Boulder Valley is... Read More

Does Chief Niwot, “Lefthand,” Have a Selfie? Is There a Picture of Boulder’s Most Famous Native?

February 26th, 2024

  After my education in the East, I came West to Boulder. In 1975 I was told that the catalog I came in on established seven years as the time needed to call myself a “native” of Boulder. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else in this lifetime by about 50 years and about three times as long. Perhaps our most famous true Native American Boulder resident is Chief Niwot, known to English speakers as Chief Lefthand. We’ve all seen a variety of sculptures, murals, and more depicting his likeness. But is that reality? NO! In reality, there is no  known picture of our... Read More

Boulder’s Left Hand, Chief Niwot, Pondering Sunrise On The Flatirons

February 25th, 2024

  Boulder was home to Chief Niwot, “Left Hand,” and bears many marks of his presence here including Left Hand Canyon and the town of Niwot. Many Native American tribes attach significant spiritual and cultural importance to the sunrise, viewing it as a symbol of renewal, hope, and the continuous cycle of life and nature. Sunrises are often incorporated into ceremonies, prayers, and rituals to honor the natural world, express gratitude, and seek guidance. These practices can vary widely among different tribes, reflecting their unique cultural beliefs and traditions. The sunrise... Read More

Forecasting Boulder’s Winter: Lenworth’s Chilling Revelation

January 14th, 2024

Boulderites KNOW that only fools and tourists predict Boulder weather. That used to be true. I believe or at least strongly suspect that the extreme weather we’ve been seeing worldwide is the result in most significant part of climate change. Floods, rains, high temps, low temps, snow amounts, glaciers melting, and on and on. Short term or long term the current trend is beyond question getting more extreme. Our own NCAR and NOAA are at the heart of study of weather and of course more. NO surprise that both are in Boulder. NCAR is an architectural gem in Boulder, and is featured in Woody... Read More

Local Author of the Jitters Children’s Books Series to Read Her Newly Released Book, Sick Day Jitters

October 3rd, 2023

BOULDER, CO, October 2023 – Boulder Country Day School (BCD) and The Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore will host “Storytime with Children’s Author Julie Danneberg” on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00am-11:30am. This event is free and open to the public. Children will be entertained by Julie Danneberg’s reading of her just released book, Sick Day Jitters, and associated art projects. Adults will hear from BCD educators on best practices in early elementary literacy instruction to learn helpful benchmarking signs to watch for and steps they can take to ensure their child(ren) is on track... Read More

Boulder & Niwot Make Colorado’s Most Expensive Home List

June 8th, 2022

Stacker used Zillow data to create a ranking of Colorado cities with the most costly homes. The Zillow Home Values Index ranks cities for all homes as of April 2022.  The average property value in the most costly city on the list is $2,830,071, which is 387 percent higher than the state average of $581,101. Metros with the most cities in the top 30 in Colorado:  #1. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood: 12 #2. Breckenridge: 4 #2. Edwards: 4 #4. Glenwood Springs: 3 #5. Boulder: 2 #6. Steamboat Springs: 1 Boulder – Typical home value: $1,096,070 – 1-year price change: +22.8% – 5-year price change: +47.5% –... Read More

Top 3 Things to do in Niwot

April 2nd, 2021

Motto: “Our Pride is our Life” (Niwot High School) 1. Get a taste of “beervana”   Bootstrap Brewing, home of “beeravana” and local brews, boasts an extensive menu, including their own brews which can be found in stores across Colorado. Bootstrap Brewing also hosts food trucks, local bands, open mics, game nights, and more! 2. Attend First Friday Art Walks First Friday Art Walks, sponsored by the Osmosis gallery in Niwot, occur all year round on the first Friday of each month. Local businesses stay open late and offer food and refreshments to attendees.... Read More

Top 3 Bars in Niwot

March 3rd, 2020

1. 1914 House Set in a two story historic building in Old Town Niwot, 1914 House is focused on sustainable food made from scratch as well as a wide selection of drinks to try in their bar or in their private dining area. Drinks to try: Royal Vesper empress 1908 gin, hanger one rose vodka, lillet blanc, house lavender syrup Railcar finlandia grapefruit vodka, hand-squeezed grapefruit, lime, house rosemary syrup Niwot’s Curse knob creek rye, spanish vermouth, leopold bros. tart cherry liqueur, cinnamon bitters 2. Niwot Tavern Niwot Tavern is a local favorite with a great happy... Read More

Happening Halloween Festivals

October 23rd, 2014

Its that spooky time of year again and if you’re looking for ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, look no further than your local parks! This upcoming weekend and Halloween weekend are sure to be filled with festivals and fun activities in and around the parks and public areas in Boulder county. Here’s my list of where to check out the frightful and fun fests: Boulder Halloween Carnival Oct 24 3-5pm at South Boulder Recreation Center This indoor family fun carnival has lots of activities for the little ones! Halloween Havoc Skateboard Contest Saturday Oct 25 10am-4pm Scott Carpenter... Read More