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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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

Proving Einstein

On Oct 16, LIGO announced its observatories were able to detect gravitational waves created by the collision of two neutron stars. The collision occurred on Aug. 17. The...

 

Gunbarrel’s HDP makes waves with Nobel Prize winners

In an unassuming building in Gunbarrel lies a hidden gem, High Precision Devices, Inc. HPD has been in the headlines...

 

Life Lessons

For Niwot High School grad Libby White (06) being physically active is an integral part of life. Courier readers may...

 

Clean-up days in Gunbarrel Estates

June 10 and 11 saw residents of Gunbarrel Estates recycling electronics, offering free “treasures” and throwing away unwanted items. Cindy Maynard and David Vincent of WK...

 

May snow brings arbor woes

The heavy, wet snow on Thursday, May 18 played havoc with many Gunbarrel area trees. David-Michael and Glenda Monasch lost a...

 

Artist paints for Niwot Market

Walk into Niwot Market and you’ll see artist Tom Studholme hard at work. Studholme, who created a mural in the store, has...

 

Reflections from Mary

When we first started the Courier I had the distinct impression that we were like one of those 1940s Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney movies, where the kids put on a show in a...

 

It's A Laughing Matter: I'd Dress For Success But I've Nothing To Wear

I’m going to teach the fashion industry a lesson. I’m going naked. No, I’m not protesting the slaughter of innocent polyesters. I want to give fashion designers an...

 

The sign says it all

Don’t leave your holiday waste for others to clean up. While some of the material pictured is recyclable, the corrugated...

 

ShopGirl is on the move

If you’re looking for something stylish at a great price, you need to visit ShopGirl consignment store at its new location...

 

It's A Laughing Matter: Competitive Parenting

Ok ladies, we’re back. I want to thank you for tuning into the first interactive radio broadcast for Super Uber/Competitive Parenting. Not that any of us have to worry,...

 

Proto's opens in Gunbarrel

Pizza lovers rejoice. Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana opened in the Gunbarrel Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30. According to owner...

 

It's A Laughing Matter - The Catalogs Are Coming, The Catalogs Are Coming

When God said, “Be fruitful and multiply,” He was talking about human beings, not holiday catalogs. I gave up counting the daily arrivals. It is easier to weigh them....

 

What are those things?

There’s an odd, green triangle-shaped “thing” dangling from the large ash tree by the northwest corner by the...

 

W is for wildlife

More than a hundred people from the Twin Lakes Action Group and the Boulder Neighborhood Alliance gathered to form a...

 

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...

 

TLAG's big concern

Twin Lakes Action Group (TLAG) has more on its plate than concerns about housing density on what has been Boulder County Parks and Open Space vacant land. With the county in t...

 

Lively Little Lending Library

Warm February weather brought out book-lover Beverly Clark. Clark said she enjoys picking books for her grandson from Niwot’s Little Free Library at the corner of 79th...

 

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