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 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 28, 2017

Niwot dispensary seeing success

Starbuds Niwot has been moving forward for owners Ernie, Callie and Caitlin Craumer since opening the doors at 6924 N. 79th last month. Caitlin said that they have had a great reaction from the local...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 27, 2017

New brewery brings new brews to Gunbarrel

Beyond the Mountain Brewing Company opened its doors in Gunbarrel early this month, bringing more flavor for those looking for a nice place to sit down for a brew. Managing member Charles Hixon and head brewer Morgan Way have had this as a goal for...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 21, 2017

County approves 2018 budget

Boulder County Commissioners approved a $426.9 million budget last week for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget includes a decrease in property tax of 2.117 mills to make the total county property tax at 22.726 mills for 2018. Commissioners estimate...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 21, 2017

Restrooms to be installed at trailhead

Two Boulder County departments are working together to improve the trailhead at Left Hand Valley Grange Park on 83rd. Matt Wempe, with Boulder County Transportation, said that they are building the...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 21, 2017

Niwot United Methodist choir slated for 2018 trip

The Niwot United Methodist Church choir will be heading to the famous Carnegie Hall in 2018 to perform a new Christmas cantata by Pepper Choplin, a renowned composer, as part of a 200-member choir. Choir member Mike Weiss said that the choir...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 16, 2017

Holiday Fayre sees big numbers

The Women’s International Niwot Club (WINC) held the seventh-annual Holiday Fayre at the Left Hand Grange earlier this month. According to WINC president Deborah Fowler, 541 people stopped by the Fa...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 15, 2017

Niwot High School administrators get accolades

Another statewide award has been given to administrators at Niwot High School, this time honoring assistant principal Andrea Smith. Smith earned the award from the Colorado Association of School...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 15, 2017

Fire cart added to significant artifacts list

The Niwot Historical Society received some good news - the 1910 fire cart was accepted in the Colorado Collections Connections’ top 10 significant artifacts list for 2017. The contest has been... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 8, 2017

Local church shows what service is about

The Rocky Mountain Christian Church had a busy October, particularly one busy day. Over 700 volunteers from both the Niwot and Frederick campuses showed up for an amazing feat of service to area... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    December 1, 2017

Osmosis wins design award

Osmosis Art and Architecture recently received an award for design in the detached homes category of the Denver area MAME awards. MAME, which stands for Major Achievement in Merchandising Excellence,...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 30, 2017

Tip Top Savory Pies gears up for holidays

Tip Top Savory Pies, a Boulder-based company, is looking to break into the local food scene and beyond. Currently only sold over the counter at Old Oak Coffeehouse in Niwot, their pies are mainly...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 24, 2017

Holiday Bazaar this weekend

Local members of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists will be holding a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Left Hand Grange as part of this weekend’s festivities in Niwot. Lora Cantele, an aromatherapist out... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 24, 2017

Open records petition awaiting judge's ruling

An open records and open meetings petition filed against Boulder County by Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen went before a judge for a hearing earlier this month, but the verdict is still out as...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 23, 2017

NHS Key Club works to expand Holiday Parade

The Niwot High School Key Club is working to help with this year’s Holiday Parade for the Enchanted Evening. Key Club President Sara Bovaird said that the group has reached out to the school’s...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 16, 2017

New dispensary to open in Niwot

Niwot will soon be home to a new business that has been over 3 years in the works. Callie Craumer and daughter Caitlin will be opening a Starbuds Dispensary at 6924 N. 79th Street in Cottonwood...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 16, 2017

Sheriff position gets term extension

One of the highlights for the Nov. 7 election included Question 1B, increasing the limit for Boulder County Sheriff to five four-year terms. The measure passed by around 10,000 votes, 55.16 to 44.84 percent. Total ballots counted for the county were... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    November 16, 2017

Niwot high to get solar panels

Niwot High School will soon have a new roof, but not the kind made of shingles. Thanks to a power purchase agreement, the St. Vrain Valley School District will be installing solar panels at NHS, Erie...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 27, 2017

Fire causes Colterra to close for repairs

Mountain View Fire and Rescue received a call at 2:32 a.m. last Wednesday of a commercial fire alarm on the 200 block of Franklin Street in Niwot. By the time the fire was extenguished, extensive...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 27, 2017

Study begins on rapid transit

The Regional Transportation District recently began a study to find out the possible benefits of bus rapid transit along the Diagonal Highway between Boulder and Longmont. According to the RTD, those involved in the study include officials from the...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 20, 2017

Local congregations to hold inter-faith service

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and Pardes Levavot Jewish Renewal will be holding a special event at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 22. The joint ecumenical service will feature theologian Rev. Matthew Fox, an internationally known speaker, author and... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 20, 2017

Burgundy Park looks for PID

Burgundy Park, a Niwot subdivision northeast of the intersection of Niwot Road and 79th Street, is the first to take advantage of an offer from Boulder County to create a Public Improvement District. The measure will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot for r...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 20, 2017

Local congregations to hold inter-faith service

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and Pardes Levavot Jewish Renewal will be holding a special event at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 22. The joint ecumenical service will feature theologian Rev. Matthew Fox, an internationally known speaker, author and... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 13, 2017

NHS principal travels to D.C. for conference

Niwot High School Principal Eric Rauschkolb was selected as the Colorado Association of School Executives principal of the year for 2017 and just returned from a trip to Washington D.C. for a... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 13, 2017

Boulder Rural fire, city propose agreement

The Boulder Rural Fire Protection District and the City of Boulder are working on a way to bring services together for the two organizations. Members of the board of directors for BRFPD have been meeting with the City of Boulder in an effort to do...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 8, 2017

Denver company expands with sales in Niwot

Two Iowa natives have found their calling in the form of nutrition bar dough. Co-founders Tom Miner and Reed McIntyre, along with nutritionist Maria Capecelatro started the company Unwrapp’d last... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 5, 2017

Voting open for 1910 fire cart

Voting is now open for Colorado’s 2017 Significant Artifacts contest, and the Niwot Historical Society has another item on the list this year. Kathy Koehler said that this is just the second year... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    October 5, 2017

Tulips and time sought for garden project

The Niwot Community Association is looking for anyone interested in volunteering time and/or tulip bulbs to help fill a space on Niwot Road between the Diagonal Highway and Franklin. Pat Murphy, a member of the NCA, said that several people have...


County files motion to dismiss lawsuit

The Boulder County Commissioners and the Boulder County Housing Authority filed a response to a lawsuit from a group of Gunbarrel citizens, asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit concerning the Gunbarrel Public Improvement District (GPID). The suit...


Firefighters and flapjacks

Boulder Valley Rural Fire Rescue will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 30 at the fire station at 6230 Lookout Road. Captain Robert O’Donnell said that this event will...


New holistic practice open in Gunbarrel

Keri Brown has opened her doors in Gunbarrel to provide holistic medicinal services and consultations. The idea behind her practice is to treat the root cause of any and all ailments in the human...


Train to run this weekend in Niwot

Residents and visitors to Niwot this weekend will get a special treat if they swing by 8008 Pebble Road. Curtis Jones will be running his G Scale model train in his front yard, an attraction that...


New life coach sets up shop in Niwot

Think Outside the Box Coaching launched a series of workshops last weekend with a focus on “Getting Out of Your Own Way.” The events are hosted by Stacy Goresko, an inspirational coach and...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    September 9, 2017

Niwot United Methodist Church pastor settling in

Laura Hehner has been the pastor at Niwot United Methodist Church since July, and has been enjoying her role since replacing Rev. Pam Everhart, who was appointed to a church in San Antonio. “It’s... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    September 7, 2017

20-year City-County IGA approved

Both the Boulder County Board of Commissioners and the City of Boulder have agreed to sign a new 20-year inter-governmental agreement which keeps some, but not all of the county’s veto power over changes in land use decisions outside of the city li...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    September 6, 2017

Jazz on Second Avenue ready to go

This year’s Jazz on Second Avenue is ready to go with some of the biggest names in the genre. With the help of the Colorado Jazz Group, the Niwot High School band will start the show at 2 p.m. on September 16 on the corner of Second Ave. and Niwot...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    September 1, 2017

Owls clean up park

A group of youth took notice of a trash problem in the Niwot Children’s Park and decided to take action. Nine-year-old Cormac Easter and his friend Emmett Verhoogen organized a group that they’re... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 30, 2017

Citizens sue county over Gunbarrel PID

On August 15, a group of 10 plaintiffs filed a Complaint in Boulder County District Court against the Boulder County Board of Commissioners and the Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA). Plaintiffs David Rechberger, Nicolette Munson, Rolf Munson,... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 25, 2017

Boulder Country Day School lecture series

Boulder Country Day School is once again hosting a lecture series for the upcoming school year that is free and open to the public. The first of the parent education series will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the school. Diana Emerson,...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 18, 2017

Contract signed for land purchase, public meeting scheduled

Several years ago the Niwot Local Improvement District had a transportation and connectivity study done through Boulder County that identified a need for a dedicated parking lot in or near the business district downtown. Bruce Warren, who...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 12, 2017

Niwot High School installs charging stations

Niwot High School is part of an effort to help reduce the carbon footprint of students and staff within the St. Vrain Valley School District. Two charging stations for electric vehicles were installed over the summer. “We’re pretty excited to... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 10, 2017


The Left Hand Valley Courier has been receiving multiple requests to stop delivering to a certain neighborhood, and we feel it is time to address the issue candidly. I’ve received emails about our “litter” and “trash” being distributed. The...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 5, 2017

Niwot residents help villagers in South America

Three Niwot residents have been taking their skills abroad to help those in need. K. Lynn Walker, M.D., is a doctor in Longmont; Lisa Lee is a pediatric nurse practitioner; and Mary-Jean Fickes is an...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    August 3, 2017

City of Boulder looks to add to open space

A deal worth $9.5 million involving 615 acres of currently unincorporated land is in the works between the City of Boulder and Boulder Valley Farm. This would mark one of the largest purchases the cit... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 29, 2017

New event at Boulder County Fair

The Boulder County Fair will see a new series of events this year — Wordsmiths. Webster’s defines a wordsmith as “a skilled user of words,” which could be very loosely interpreted. “I think...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 27, 2017

Niwot Nifties 4-H ready for fair

The Niwot Nifties 4-H Club is in the thick of this year’s Boulder County Fair. This week will see the interview judging of projects ranging from showmanship of small animals to all other general...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 27, 2017

J.A.R.E.D. Foundation raises funds, promotes music

A 501c(3) non-profit in honor of Jared Lizakowski, a 19-year-old Niwot resident who died in an Oct. 2016 motorcycle accident, has been established by his parents. Lizakowski’s mother and stepfather,...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 21, 2017

National Night Out in Niwot

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has decided to host this year’s National Night Out starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 in Niwot. It’s meant to be a time where the community can connect with law enforcement and first responders outside of the n...

 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 20, 2017

Several road projects underway

Summer time is construction time, and the area between Boulder and Longmont is no exception. There are several projects going on currently and that will start in the near future. Andrew Barth,... Full story

 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 14, 2017

Non-profit to hold workshops

HonestMe, a local non-profit organization, is set to find ways to help young women find skills and hobbies through a series of workshops beginning next month. The first is an introduction to backpacki...


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