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 By Mary Wolbach Lopert    News    July 21, 2021 

Rock & Rails brings out the generosity

Adriana Torres, Espana Duenas, Denise Dolan and Eva Tanner from Via Mobility Services manned the booth as tip jar recipients...

 

Niwot is back along with First Friday Art Walk

When talking about the return of the Why Not Niwot? juried art show and First Friday Art Walk, Anne Postle of Osmosis Art...

 

Rowley continues tradition of excellence in reporting

Congratulations to the Courier’s editor Jocelyn Rowley for her first-place win in the Colorado Press Association's  Better News Media Contest. Rowley’s Sept. 9,...

 

'Because we need to brighten our lives'

It was a perfect evening for an Easter parade. That's right, evening. Besides organizing Niwot's traditional pancake...

 

Where's the snow? ... Oh, there it is

On Saturday March 13, like the old Burger King commercial, everyone was asking where's the snow. We all found out the next...

 

Courier Country

You never know who or what you're going to find on a walk around Niwot. On a lovely day, in-between a bitter cold day, and a...

 

Hiding in plain sight

In the nearly 24 years that I've been reporting for the Courier, I've taken quite a few odd photos. There have been photo...

 

Destructive CalWood and Lefthand fires bring out best in area residents

Drought and high winds continued to create havoc in Boulder County. On Saturday, Oct. 17, a fire broke out near the CalWood...

 

Niwot is going to the birds – literally

A walk around Niwot usually reveals a few interesting sights. Maybe it's the coming of fall, but the bird watching has been...

 

Niwot's Sidewalk Sale is second consecutive successful event

After a summer of cancelations, on Saturday, Sept. 12, Niwot saw its second weekend of outdoor events with its second...

 

Little Free Pantry makes its debut

Need is everywhere. To fill that need, and as part of its ministry, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church's pastor Janet...

 

Mural honors spirit of community during quarantine

Gunbarrel resident Julia Williams has been an artist her entire life. A graphic design major at CSU, she has been wanting to...

 

The terrible beauty of fire

This "beautiful" sunset belies a very dangerous fire. Taken on the Cottontail Trail in Gunbarrel, Saturday Sept. 10, the...

 

Ancient runes in Gunbarrel...?

Several weeks ago, Gunbarrel Estates residents noticed several workers, along with their trucks, marking up the street. Thoug...

 

Plein Air in Boulder County

Thursday, July 2 saw the Plein Air Artists Colorado practicing their outdoor painting skills along the Cottontail Trail in...

 

A COVID-19 Odyssey

When longtime Gunbarrel resident Lori Highfill left Colorado on Saturday, March 14, for a week's vacation in her home state...

 

It's all just ducky

Just because it's been the snowiest winter on record, it doesn't mean that spring isn't right around the corner. April snow...

 

It's a laughing matter

It's been a long time since my friend Sadie and I have connected. When I was writing this column on a regular basis, Sadie...

 

Kid Bits

Congratulations to third grader Beau Fronckiewicz for placing in the top 10 for the K-3rd grade division for his submissions...

 

71st Street project set to begin...

If you drove south on 71st to Lookout Road the week of Dec. 8, you probably experienced some delays. Xcel is repositioning...

 

Niwot celebrates Halloween

The end of October always brings great excitement and joy. From fun decorations and displays to Niwot's annual Great Pumpkin...

 

Subdivision Roads: Could a countywide PID be the solution?

This article is the fourth in a series, which explores various subdivision-paving issues and points of views in...

 

Mosaic Master Laurel True

If you stopped by the white tent outside the Niwot Market last week, you were treated to a community art project. The object...

 

New NUMC pastor takes community to heart

Pastor Walter “Skip” Strickland has known what his calling was since he was a high school junior in Tacoma, Wash....

 

Pretty purses with a purpose

If you’ve been into Osmosis Art and Architecture lately, you’ve probably seen some interesting purses displayed on the...

 

Meadow Lake Honey - A sweet place to be

When asked how they got into the honey business and started Meadow Lake Honey, Dawn and Jeff Server both smiled. “We...

 

New BoCo transportation director and the future of subdivision roads

This article is the third in a series, which explores various subdivision paving issues in unincorporated Boulder County.Of...

 

The Burgundy Park PID

The following is part of an ongoing series dealing with road conditions in Gunbarrel and Niwot. The Courier previously has co... Full story

 

It’s A Laughing Matter

I Have A Wand And I Know How To Use It          I am not a princess. Really - despite any rumors you’ve heard to the contrary. My problem is that I’m just not a handy...

 

A roads' scholar for county roadway maintenance

The first thing Ted Plank, division manager for Boulder County Transportation Department, wants people to know is, it’s a... Full story

 

71st Street project pushed back to 2020

According to its 2017 original schedule, 71st Street in Gunbarrel was due for complete reconstruction beginning in spring...

 

Editorial: 22 Years

This April marks the Left Hand Valley Courier’s 22nd anniversary. Like most things I’ve started, I’ve often wondered, if I had really known what I was getting myself... Full story

 

It's a Laughing Matter

Good morning, this is I.R.I.T.A.T.E. - International Responders Including Telemarketers and Telepathy Ecosystems. How may I help you? Oh I see, you're finding that people are... Full story

 

Ben Franklin liked the turkey better

While it’s a myth that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as our national bird, he did think that the turkey was “a more...

 

It's A Laughing Matter: A Bucket Of Ash

What is it about hair? If we listen to the ads, it’s just one more body part we need to feel overly self-conscious about. From the picture-perfect Breck Girls of the 40s... Full story

 

It’s A Laughing Matter: The Calorie Hole

I knew it. We’ve been hoodwinked, flimflammed and just plain ripped off. Really. After years of aerobics, anaerobics, Pilates and fitness centers foisted on us, which... Full story

 

Gunbarrel HPD wins photonics award

On Oct. 18, HPD (High Performance Devices) was recognized as and presented with the Photonics Company of the Year award at... Full story

 

Strong finish for Rock & Rails

The 2018 season of Rock & Rails closed out with two terrific groups. The concert opened with Summerland Sun to start the... Full story

 

Fabulous Face packs ‘em in

As expected, the a cappella group Face drew an enthusiastic crowd at the Aug. 16 Rock & Rails concert. The group, which has...

 

Pebble Art Jewelry celebrates with beading bonanza

Beaders had a chance to try their hands at making a bracelet on Saturday, July 21. The class was held at Pebble Art Jewelry...

 

Water treatment plant goes green

If you’ve driven past the intersection of 63rd Street and Hwy.119, you’ve probably noticed the solar array by the...

 

Hail summer

If you’ve lived in Colorado long enough, you know that on any given day it can rain, hail, snow and/or either freeze or... Full story

 

Gunbarrel church and school work together

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church has been a mainstay in the Gunbarrel neighborhood since 1974. Today, Pastor Janet... Full story

 

71st Street Shoulder Project plans generally well received

According to Boulder County Transportation’s Andrew Barth, the majority of those attending the Dec. 4, 71st Street Shoulders Project open house “were strongly in favor of... Full story

 

71st Street improvements on tap for 2019

Gunbarrel residents were able to get a first look and make comments about preliminary plans for changes to 71st Street at an... Full story

 

Lookout and Spine Roads get makeover

Anyone who has tried to navigate Lookout Road or Spine Road knows about the traffic delays caused by street reconstruction....

 

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