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The story behind the place: Lagerman, Nelson, and Ryssby-Swedish Legacies

The Homestead Act of 1862 turned the American West into a promised land for religiously and socially repressed Swedish...

 

Returning to our roots

It has been a source of immense frustration to me for many years that I can't be a hunter-gatherer. And it all began with a...

 

Left Hand Laurel: Vicki Maurer

Vicki Maurer's approach to life and volunteering is probably best put in her own words: "We do what we have to do and get it...

 

How Gunbarrel Got Its Name

In 1859, gold drew 100,000 people into the Pike's Peak Region in pursuit of their fortune. Thirty-nine-year-old Alonzo N....

 

Kathy Koehler Honored as 7 Everyday Hero

When a Channel 7 News crew showed up on Second Avenue on Saturday, January 28th, Kathy Koehler was ready to give them a tour...

 

Local climate leader urges "rapid" adoption of renewables

When Hygiene-area local Hunter Lovins took the stage on a recent snowy evening in Boulder, it was clear this wasn't her...

 

Superbowl champion speaks at Niwot High

Ryan Harris, an offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos Superbowl 50 Champion, retired from professional football in 2017....

 

Niwot Garden Club visits Botanical Interests Seed Company

The first meeting of the season for the newly revived Niwot Garden Club was held at Botanical Interests seed packet company....

 

Community groups to visit Sand Creek massacre site

Morse Coffin. William Dickens. Porter M. Hinman, William Gould. Marcus Emery. Abel Cushman. Neva. Niwot. Do you recognize...

 

It's ditch burning season

It's ditch burning season in Boulder County. And that means Seth McKinney and Nick Stremel are starting to gear up. McKinney...

 

What's happening to our trees?

In a field dominated by men, two women make up Boulder County's entire urban forestry team--Cathy Thiltgen and Mary Tiernan....

 

Left Hand Laurel: Meg Heitlinger

Meg Heitlinger moved here from Minneapolis in 2006 for the same reason many people come to Colorado--"the idea of living from...

 

Dogs sniff out human remains on Niwot trails

If you were walking the Niwot Loop Trail last Tuesday afternoon, you likely bumped into Kodi and his owner Jayne Zmijewski....

 

What do the revised flood maps mean for you?

Readers of last week's Courier won't be surprised to learn that FEMA will soon be implementing new floodplain maps for...

 

Prairie dogs spark lively conversation

Prairie dogs are a contentious issue in Boulder County, so it is no surprise that Jan. 7, Boulder County's Annual Public...

 

Niwot High School celebrates new renovations

Last Thursday, Jan. 9, Niwot High alumni Oskar Wells and Sophia Jones stepped up to cut the ribbon. After months of construct...

 

Boundless Landscapes reimagines urban farming

"We talk about turning the world into a garden. What if as we walked through neighborhoods and communities, everywhere you...

 

Grief is love with nowhere to go

In the fall of 2013, Sarah Echsner lost her younger brother to suicide. "No matter how much time goes by, it doesn't really...

 

Esperanza means hope

Colorado state minimum wage is $11.10 an hour. But by various exemptions provided by law, many agricultural workers make...

 

SVVSD ups school safety

Nothing came of last week's bomb threat at Niwot High School, except the arrest of a student believed to be responsible. Noth...

 

Niwot students warm hearts and hands

Julea and Maedee Trank-Greene are twins and seniors at Niwot High School. They also have had a lifelong interest in helping...

 

Local farmers pioneer future of food

Marcus McCauley is the owner of a 40 acre diversified organic farm in Longmont. If you take a farm tour, McCauley will start...

 

Deteriorating carvings raise questions about future

One hundred and fifty years ago, we weren't the only place named Niwot. Chief Niwot--or Left Hand--was an Arapaho chief. He...

 

Thanksgiving traditions of the Left Hand Valley

Thanks to the Niwot Historical Society archives, we get a glimpse into Niwot's bygone Thanksgiving celebrations. On Nov. 22,...

 

High Altitude Archery offers archers diverse opportunities

There is probably only one place in Longmont you can shoot arrows at a dinosaur. High Altitude Archery. And though this...

 

Boulder County prepares for 2020 census

In 1870, armed with a pad of census schedules, steel nib pens, and ink, P. D. McClanahan set out to single-handedly count...

 

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