The Heart and Soul of Niwot are the small businesses who contribute their gifts of vision and inspiration, time, expertise and resources to provide free events, and to improve and preserve the historic character of this charming community. Please support the local businesses who give so much to make Niwot so special.
In 1962, City of Boulder Manager Bob Turner came to them with a proposition. The City was attempting to implement its “Spokes of the Wheel” plan whereby it could control the expansion and development of its boundaries along specific corridors or “spokes.” Those spokes were North Broadway, the Longmont Diagonal, Arapahoe Road, Baseline Road, and Marshall Road. The City had another objective as well. They shared the golf course on Arapahoe Road with the Boulder Country Club. The course suffered from overuse and the facilities could not easily be expanded to meet the needs of its growing clientele. The City wanted to build a new golf course for the Boulder Country Club on Gunbarrel Hill.
The BEST City in America?! The City of Louisville has often been recognized for its livability and Money Magazine has consistently named Louisville as one of the top places to live. Many things contribute to this exemplary quality of life and positive economic condition including 1,700 acres of open space, dozens of great eateries, a thriving arts scene, great schools, wonderful neighborhoods and a diverse mix of employment opportunities. As the Money article noted, “Add in dry, clear weather, little crime, good health care, low taxes, and Louisville is pretty tough to beat.”