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 By Courier Staff    News    April 20, 2022

Grass Fire near Tally Ho Trail in Gunbarrel

The Boulder County Communications Center received a call regarding a grass fire near Tally Ho Trail at 1:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. This is south of the Twin Lakes neighborhood in Gunbarrel....

 
 By Courier Staff    News    April 13, 2022

Sad news

It is with great sadness that we report that Courier Advertising Director Ann Whitehill passed away suddenly last weekend. Ann resided in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area for many years and worked for the Courier for over three years, helping the Courier... Full story

 
 By Courier Staff    News    March 9, 2022

Save the date: Courier to celebrate 25 years in Niwot

This is not an April Fool's "announcement.".... The Left Hand Valley Courier will mark 25 years of serving the Niwot-Gunbarrel community on Friday, April 1, with an Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the courtyard outside the offices of Warren,...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    January 5, 2022

Marshall Fire recovery: how you can help

Over the years, Boulder County residents have been quick to come to the aid of neighbors during times of disaster, and the aftermath of the Dec. 30 Marshall Fire is no exception. As of Jan. 5, more... Full story

 

Be the change you wish to see in 2022

Like it or not, 2022 is just around the corner, and if your plans for the new year involve bettering the world, there's no better place to start than your own community. The Left Hand Valley is home t...

 

It's not too late! Think local for last-minute gifts

We're in the home stretch of the holiday shopping season, and for those of you with a few names left to check off your gift list, be sure to consider one of the dozens of unique items from the...

 

Correction

In the Dec. 15 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier we incorrectly attributed the mural in the Niwot Road underpass to Ellen Haswell. While Ms. Haswell did help with many aspects of the mural, it was primarily the work of Giselle “Bre” Thiele.... Full story

 

Going, going, gone...

On Sept. 27, the Boulder County Department of Public Works removed a decades-old cottonwood tree near the intersection of Niwot Road and 79th Street in Niwot. Last spring, a team of county arborists...

 

Cleaning up the neighborhood

It was a beautiful morning for taking out the trash. On Sept. 18, the Niwot Community Association held its annual Clean Up Day in the parking lot of Niwot High School. Turnout was so heavy in the...

 

Olympic homecoming

Niwot High graduate ('14) and 2020 Olympian Elise Cranny is returning to her alma mater. On Friday, Sept. 17, the decorated distance runner will be riding in Niwot High's motorized homecoming parade,...

 
 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 merit badges, inducted six new Eagle Scouts, and recognized longtime scout...

 

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Nancy Pitz, (left) Niwot Elementary School, happily accepts coffees for the teachers that Pat Murphy of Niwot Real Estate brought to the school May 6. Old Oak Coffeehouse and wiNot Coffee made the...

 

We 💗 the Left Hand Valley

Roses are red Violets are blue Here are things we love (About living in the LHV) And we bet you do too Our Incredible Trail System Whether you are out for a leisurely stroll, a serious hike, run, or...

 

Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Locations

Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Locations COVID-19 vaccinations are being provided to those eligible at locations around Boulder County.  Providers closely follow the Colorado...

 

It's not too late! End 2020 on a charitable note

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for most of us over the past 12 months, but it was especially hard on the local non-profit community, which saw its donations dry up as traditional...

 

The great conjunction

Clear skies allowed for wonderful viewing of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Monday night Dec. 21. This is the first such event since 1563. While the planets appear to be very close, they...

 

Driver does a 'handy' job of parking on 2nd Avenue

According to a witness at Niwot Jewelers, besides disabling the vehicle, damage was limited to the two chairs and some holiday lights on the property. The crash also left behind spilled motor oil...

 

Thank You Niwot Cookie Moms!

Each year, the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms send out special holiday care packages to military members stationed overseas, hoping to give those away from their families a little reminder from home....

 
 By Courier Staff    News    December 9, 2020

Holiday Magic on 2nd Avenue

Niwot's 2020 holiday celebration continued last weekend with the Niwot Holiday Market and WINC Holiday Fayre. Cottonwood Square and 2nd Avenue were decked out for the occasion, including this joyful...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    December 2, 2020

Enchanted Evening - COVID style

A socially-distant version of Niwot's annual holiday celebration kicked off on Friday, Nov. 27 with a pandemic-friendly Enchanted Evening. Masked shoppers strolled through town while carolers,...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    November 4, 2020

A new look and feel for The Left Hand Valley Courier

Whether you read the Nov. 4 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier on our website or in our print edition, you will notice some big changes. While the pandemic had forced us to stop weekly printing for...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    August 26, 2020

"Save the Post Office" rally draws small crowd in Niwot

On Saturday, Aug. 22, about a dozen people gathered at the Niwot post office (150 Murray Street) to protest recent actions by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and "Trump Administration policies"...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    August 5, 2020

Fundraiser for the Family of Eddie Running Wolf

Eddie Running Wolf , an artist who created the Native American tree sculptures in Niwot, passed away on Aug. 5 due to complications from a suspected case of COVID-19. He was 62. He leaves behind his... Full story

 
 By Courier Staff    News    July 15, 2020

Missett joins Courier staff as columnist, reporter

Kate Missett is the Left Hand Valley Courier's newest staffer. Missett, who moved to Niwot in April after nearly 60 years in Wyoming, has remarked that while some people were born with a silver spoon...

 

Graduation information for Niwot High School

Niwot High School has announced plans for an official graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. In a letter sent out to students and parents, NHS principal Eric Rauschkolb thanked everyone for their...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    July 1, 2020

Happy Fourth of July

While Niwot's annual 4th of July parade has been canceled and there won't be any fireworks displays in either Longmont or Boulder, we can still celebrate, albeit on a smaller scale. Kids can still...

 
 By Courier Staff    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Thank you from the Left Hand Valley Courier

We at the Left Hand Valley Courier would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Boulder County Commissioners for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant we received last month. In April, the spread of the pandemic and subsequent "stay...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    May 20, 2020

A Gift to the Community

The limited printed edition of the May 20, 2020 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier is brought to you by our faithful advertisers and a grant which supports local journalism. A limited number of...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    May 13, 2020

Courier reporter wins Colorado Press Association award

Congratulations to the “Courier’s” own Jocelyn Rowley for her win in the 2019 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Rowley won for her reporting on Longmont’s Up-A-Creek...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    April 8, 2020

The "No Touch Easter Rock" Hunt in Niwot

As an alternative to the canceled Niwot Easter Egg hunt, a local family has created the "No Touch Easter Rock Hunt". Rocks painted in Easter colors have been placed throughout downtown Niwot, and...

 

Additional COVID-19 information and resources

For more information concerning the pandemic response at the local, state, and federal level, visit the following sites:...

 

Many local businesses still considered essential

The statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Jared Polis on March 26th in order to stem the spread of COVID-19 exempted several businesses still considered "essential," allowing them to remain in...

 

Local entities and community groups implement coronavirus restrictions

Left Hand Water Effective March 16, 2020, the Left Hand Water District has closed its administrative office building to the public through March 29. The District will continue to provide services to...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    February 5, 2020

Eight ways to show your community some love this Valentine's Day

When you're spreading the love to friends and family this Valentine's Day, don't forget another valuable member of your everyday life: the local community. There are a number of simple but thoughtful...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    October 2, 2019

Community Pet Spotlight-Ben & Zianna, Oct 2

Meet Zianna and Ben, who live in Niwot with their human companions Alexandra, Richard, and Mikhail, and are the first interspecies pair featured in this space. Writes Alexandra, "I never intended to...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    April 17, 2018

High winds cause local power outages, tree damage

Winds gusting up to 65 m.p.h. knocked down power lines and snapped tree limbs as a quick moving front descended on the front range Tuesday afternoon. Power outages and street closures caused busing...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    July 20, 2017

Vandals damage Children’s Park

Vandals have once again damaged the Niwot Children’s Park, and the Niwot Cultural Arts Association is taking steps to curb the destruction. Two neighbors have reported late-night activity at the...

 

Niwot seeks VB coach

Niwot High Athletic Director Chase McBride has posted an opening for a new volleyball coach at Niwot. Preston Brown, who has coached the Cougars for the past four years, submitted his resignation, citing demands on his time due to work. The Cougars...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    January 28, 2017

Niwot Business Association 2017 officer elections

Officers are currently slated for election for the 2017 Niwot Business Association next month for a one-year term. Tony Santelli is up for president, Deborah Read Fowler as vice president, Dayna Roane as treasurer and Linda Klueber as secretary....

 
 By Courier Staff    News    January 28, 2017

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs

Counting flood recovery and other projects, the Diagonal Highway corridor is going to be busy with construction work this spring. In the spirit of giving drivers advance warning, the Boulder County Department of Transportation has been putting up sig...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    January 27, 2017

County reacts to TLAG

Leading up to the Planning Commission hearing last Wednesday, the county responded to the Twin Lakes Action Group and other citizens commenting on the land use issue at hand. The statement released by the county reads as follows: “Over the... Full story

 

Lefthand Canyon Drive to close temporarily

According to Boulder County Transportation, there will be a culvert installation at Glendale Gulch (approximately seven miles up the canyon from US 36). The department will have a closure on Monday,...

 

Santa Claus is coming to town

Niwot’s 16th annual Enchanted Evening event on Friday, Nov. 25 will kick off this year’s season of light with plenty of fan favorites and a few added enticements. Promising a night of nostalgia,... Full story

 

County Commissioners weigh in on issues

Editor’s note: Boulder County Commissioners Deb Gardner and Elise Jones were both reelected on Tuesday. In response to questions, they opted to send one letter representing their stance on issues that face the area. Following is their combined...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    November 3, 2016

Niwot Historical Society looks at the roots of Latinos in Boulder County

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Niwot Historical Society (NHS) held a lecture at the Left Hand Grange, featuring the Boulder County Latino History Project. Presenters included Marjorie McIntosh, a...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    October 21, 2016

Meet the Candidates: District 2

Paul Danish Tell voters about yourself: •Age 74. •Lived in Colorado since 1947 and Boulder County since 1960. (Here longer than most natives.) •CU graduate, 1965, BA, History. •Served on Boulder City Council, 1976-81. •Wrote Boulder’s... Full story

 
 By Courier Staff    News    October 20, 2016

Meet the Candidates: District 2

Deb Gardner (D) Tell voters about yourself: In Colorado since 1980 and Longmont for 15 years. My family is my brother, cousins, friends who keep me grounded, make me laugh, and are my safety net, as I am theirs. Local accountant for 30 years, House... Full story

 
 By Courier Staff    News    October 14, 2016

Meet the Candidates: District 1

Kevin Sipple Tell voters about yourself: In Boulder County since 1969. Background in business. One of the founders of Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. Good practice for being a county commissioner, company owns roads, water utility, Resort, every park...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    October 14, 2016

Meet the Candidates: District 1

Elise Jones Tell voters about yourself: I’ve lived in Boulder County for nearly 20 years and was elected County Commissioner in 2012. Prior to my election, I served for 13 years as executive director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition, a state... Full story

 

Niwot High School in the midst of Spirit Week

Students at Niwot High School have been enjoying a week of fun leading up to homecoming this weekend. Monday was Class Day for the assembly, freshmen wore white, sophomores wore black, juniors wore green, and seniors wore camo. Tuesday was Tie-Dye...

 

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