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 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...


Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Nancy Pitz, (left) Niwot Elementary School, happily accepts coffees for the teachers that Pat Murphy of Niwot Real Estate...


We đź’— 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...


Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Locations

Boulder County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Locations COVID-19 vaccinations are being provided to those eligible at...


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...


The great conjunction

Clear skies allowed for wonderful viewing of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Monday night Dec. 21. This is the first...


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...


Thank You Niwot Cookie Moms!

Each year, the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms send out special holiday care packages to military members stationed overseas,...

 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...

 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...

 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 som...

 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 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... 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...


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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...


Additional COVID-19 information and resources

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


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...


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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...


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,...

 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...

 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 warni...

 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.... Full story


Lefthand Canyon Drive to close temporarily

According to Boulder County Transportation, there will be a culvert installation at Glendale Gulch (approximately seven...


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... 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...

 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...

 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,... 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,... 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...

 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 y... 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...


Niwot High School welcomes new teachers and staff

The Left Hand Valley Courier talked with new staff and teachers at Niwot High School to find out why they love teaching and... Full story


Introducing Jocelyn Rowley

The Left Hand Valley Courier is excited to introduce Jocelyn Rowley as our new sports reporter. Jocelyn replaces Thorn...

 By Courier Staff    News    August 3, 2016

Prospect Sound Bites brings in thousands for weekly concerts

The summer season is the time for being outdoors and enjoying good music, while being surrounded by friends and good food....

 By Courier Staff    News    July 10, 2016

UPDATE: Fire ban for Boulder County

There is a fire ban in place for all of Boulder County. No open burning of any kind is allowed until the ban is rescinded.... Full story

 By Courier Staff    News    June 30, 2016

Boulder County election results

The unofficial results for the Boulder County 2016 Primary Election are in, after voting closed Tuesday, June 28. The following numbers are from Boulder County. Election... Full story

 By Courier Staff    News    June 17, 2016

Candlelight vigil held in honor of David Louwers

There was be a candlelight vigil tonight at 8:30 p.m. on the football field at Niwot High School, to honor student and football player David Louwers. Louwers died in a plane...

 By Courier Staff    News    June 16, 2016

NHS student involved in fatal plane crash

A small plane crashed last Wednesday, June 15 in Creede, Colorado, killing the three people on board, including 17-year-old Niwot High School student David Louwers, of... Full story

 By Courier Staff    Sports    June 2, 2016

Niwot seniors sign to play college sports

On Tuesday, May 24, eight Niwot High School seniors signed to continue their sports careers at various colleges across the...

 By Courier Staff    News    May 12, 2016

Gunbarrel man shot in dispute

A Gunbarrel man is in the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury following a dispute between neighbors at the Willow Condominium Complex on the 6200 block of Willow Lane... Full story

 By Courier Staff    News    April 21, 2016

Mountain View Fire Protection Election

*Editor’s note: Seven candidates have filed for three positions on the Mountain View Fire Protection District Board. The deadline for district patrons to submit their ballot...


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