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  • "The Green and Black" - the Niwot High School newspaper

    Special to the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Carson Lyle, Editor-in-Chief of "The Green and Black," and a NHS senior with hopes of attending Northeastern University to study journalism contributed to this article. "The Green and Black" is Niwot High School's entirely student-run newspaper which reports on issues and events in the St. Vrain Valley School District that students might find interesting. Its reporters also tap into opinion writing and share their voices on policies regarding their education, or whatever they feel passionate...

  • Bert's Bench dedication set for Dec. 16

    Special to the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    Bert Steele was a beloved member of the Niwot community for over twenty years as the face of the Niwot Market in the Cottonwood Square shopping center. Steele, who died last summer after a short illness, was known for his friendly down-home demeanor, and made friends wherever he went. Steele and his family turned the Niwot Market into a successful business that also hosts several other small businesses within its doors. Steele was also involved in most of Niwot's many community events,...

  • Courier to become nonprofit corporation

    Special to the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    As of January 1, 2024, the Left Hand Valley Courier will be owned and published by a Colorado nonprofit corporation. In an effort to continue to bring local news to residents and businesses of the Niwot-Gunbarrel area, the owners of Lefthand Valley Publishing, LLC, publisher of the Left Hand Valley Courier newspaper for over 26 years, have made plans to transfer the newspaper to a newly formed nonprofit corporation known as Left Hand Valley Courier. The new format will allow the Courier to seek public support from readers who realize the...

  • Niwot and Silver Creek team-up for Longmont Lights Parade

    Special to the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The annual Longmont Lights Parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 9, on Main Street in Longmont. Niwot High School and Silver Creek High School have both been participating in this parade for many years but in 2014, the two schools started to team up as a super-band for this particular parade. The increase in cross-school band cohesion among St. Vrain Valley schools has been remarkable. "Since we are a combined band and don't wear our typical marching uniforms," said Wade Hendricks, Director of...

  • This little band goes to the market

    Special to the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band performed a set of holiday tunes at The Wheel House as part of the Niwot Holiday Market event Saturday, Dec. 9, then took the show on the road to the Denver Christkindlmarket on Sunday, Dec. 10. "A Can-Can Christmas" and "Conga Line Christmas Parade" brought out young dancers at both performances....

  • "Pride of Niwot" 2nd annual band banquet

    Special to the Courier|Nov 22, 2023

    Niwot High School's "Pride of Niwot" Marching Band has been making tremendous strides in recent years, taking on more advanced halftime shows and attending more events and performances than before the pandemic. Band members celebrated their success at the second annual band banquet on Nov. 13. Band directors and parents helped organize the banquet, which was filled with awards, videos, a slideshow presentation, and a catered pasta dinner. Students and staff dressed up formally for the event and...

  • Holiday Magic is coming to Niwot

    Special to the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    In an uncertain world, Niwot's annual Holiday Magic events provide traditions, nostalgia and hope for the future. Holiday Magic in Niwot is comprised of four main events: Enchanted Evening on Nov. 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving; the Holiday Parade on the following day, Nov. 25; and then two Holiday Market days at the Left Hand Grange on the first two Saturdays in December, Dec. 2 and 9. During this magical time, there are several opportunities for children to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the...

  • New Editor in town - Elise Marylander takes reins of Courier

    Special to the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    Elise Marylander, who has served as Assistant Editor of the Left Hand Valley Courier since July 2022, has dropped "Assistant" from her title, and is now the Editor of the Courier. Bruce Warren, who had served in dual roles of Managing Editor and Editor of the Courier since April 2022 when former editor Jocelyn Rowley left to take a full-time position with a Loveland newspaper, will continue to serve as Managing Editor of the Courier. Marylander's duties as Editor include determining content for...

  • Bert's Bench - a memorial to Bert Steele

    Special to the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The Niwot community was shocked and saddened by the death of Niwot Market owner Bert Steele following a short illness last summer. A wrestling scholarship at Niwot High School was established in his memory at the request of his family, but many in the community looked for an opportunity to create a permanent visual memorial to beloved businessman and philanthropist, who for over 20 years, quietly got to know his customers and supported every event and project in Niwot, with little to no...

  • Niwot High band marches in Longmont Veterans Day parade

    Special to the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    All around the country, we honor and thank United States Veterans for their military service on November 11. This originated after World War I to commemorate the armistice reached during the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Every year in honor of Veterans Day, the Niwot High School "Pride of Niwot" Marching Band marches in full uniform down Main Street in downtown Longmont playing, and singing the lyrics, to "The Army Song" (also known as "The Caissons Go Rolling...

  • LID Master Plan for Niwot unveiled

    Special to the Courier|Nov 8, 2023

    Niwot's Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID), made up of nine community members appointed by the Boulder County Commissioners, unveiled a Master Plan for Niwot, focusing primarily on the business district, at a meeting of Niwot's primary community non-profit organizations Nov. 6. The first meeting of Niwot organizations took place in the fall of 2021, when each organization had an opportunity to describe its mission and planned projects. The Nov. 6 meeting was a followup to the...

  • NHS band and cheer seniors recognized at final football game

    Special to the Courier|Nov 8, 2023

    Thursday Nov. 2 was the final football game for the Niwot Cougars' 2023 season. However, it wasn't just the final game for seniors on the football team; senior members of the cheerleading squad and marching band also had their last experience as students performing on Everly-Montgomery Field that night. Throughout the season, and for many, the past four years, students have dedicated hours of practice outside of school and performing at various sporting events and exhibitions. "I calculated the...

  • Niwot Marching Band competes at Greeley Invitational Marching Festival

    Special to the Courier|Nov 1, 2023

    For the first time since 2018, the "Pride of Niwot" Cougar Marching Band attended the Greeley Invitational Marching Festival on Saturday Oct. 21. High schools from Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, and the towns in between were invited to come perform their halftime shows. Marching bands who attend the Greeley Invitational receive a score between one and one hundred. Scores are based on musical ability, marching performance, and a general effect category. However, bands do not compete against each...

  • Sunset Middle School band marches with "Pride of Niwot" in Longmont

    Special to the Courier|Nov 1, 2023

    The Sunset Middle School seventh and eighth-graders in Advanced Band joined the Niwot High School Marching Band in the Longmont Halloween Parade on Oct. 28. The event provides middle school students an almost immediate connection and sense of community with their high school colleagues. It also provides a unique opportunity for Sunset students to get a taste of what marching band will be like when they join the high school marching band - a very different experience than concert band. "My...

  • Adventures in the hemp trade

    Special to the Courier|Oct 11, 2023

    By the time Finn Murphy made an offer of $1.2 million for 36 acres of irrigated pasture land a few miles north of Boulder, he had already read that it was possible to earn $100,000 an acre growing and selling hemp, and he had learned that there were at least 49,991 different uses for the plant. Through research, he had also learned what such a crop costs from seed to harvest, and he quickly formed a network of other growers he could turn to for advice. He decided to follow his Great American...

  • The Niwot Pumpkin Walk- an October tradition

    Special to the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    The Niwot Business Association is excited to sponsor the Niwot Pumpkin Walk for the third year in a row. The concept is simple - participants will check in to pick up a Pumpkin Passport and swag bag, (one per household), at DRF Real Estate - Slifer Smith & Frampton, located in Suite E behind The Old Oak Coffeehouse in downtown Niwot. The swag bag will contain the Pumpkin Passport as well as vouchers for discounted drinks and food donated by local restaurants, good through the month of...

  • Honey Bee Festival is not just about honey

    Special to the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    The third annual Niwot Honey Bee Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, has something for everyone. Just a sampling of festival features are listed here....be sure to visit www.Niwot.com to view the complete festival schedule. The festival includes over 50 vendors both downtown on 2nd Avenue and in Cottonwood Square Shopping Center. In addition to honey and apiary products, festival visitors can purchase artisan jewelry, pottery made by a couple from Ukraine, Colorado-made skin care products,...

  • Out and About returns to Niwot for a second year

    Special to the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    The second annual “Out and About” in Niwot is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Out and About, sponsored by the Niwot Business Association, is designed to raise local awareness of what is available in the Niwot business community, including Old Town and Cottonwood Square, according to Kate Head of Pebble Art Jewelry, one of the organizers. Local shops, restaurants and service businesses will be showcasing what makes their Niwot business unique throughout the day. Start the day at one of several restaurants that serve...

  • All the buzz about the Honey Bee Harvest Festival

    Special to the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The 3rd Annual Niwot Honey Bee Harvest Festival is a family friendly community event that celebrates the crucial role played by honey bees, the 900-plus species of Colorado native bees, and other pollinators' role in pollinating crops and maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The event is sponsored by the Niwot Business Association (NBA) with additional funding provided by the Niwot Local Improvement District. Event co-planners are Niwot residents Victoria Keen, Dawn Server of Meadowlake Honey, and D...

  • Preschool through Eighth Grade Education: Where childhood thrives and confidence takes root

    Special to the Courier Boulder Country Day School|Jul 26, 2023

    At Boulder Country Day, a commitment to helping each student discover their unique excellence underlies our entire approach — beginning with our firm belief in the benefits of a preschool-through-eighth grade community. While a student body ranging from age 2 ½ to age 14 is certainly a diverse group, we have observed first-hand, year after year, the positive impact of an educational environment that promotes growth and maturity, while also encouraging children to remain connected to the wonder of childhood for as long as possible. Balancing...

  • Niwot Community Band performs at Rockies-Yankees game

    Special to the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Twenty-six members of the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, under the direction of Debbie Benson, performed the National Anthem at the Colorado Rockies game against the New York Yankees on Friday, July 14. Band members gathered in the parking lot before the game to warm up with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Sweet Caroline," and "Celebration," which seemed to work as the Rockies beat the Yankees, 7-2, in the first regular season game after the All-Star...

  • First Friday Art Walk in Niwot

    Special to the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    First Friday Art Walk in Niwot saw a good crowd out and about. Open Studios, in the former Niwot Feed Store, along with Osmosis Gallery and Niwot Jewelry & Gifts had many visitors as the Niwot Cultural Arts Association's Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show kicked off. The entries in this year's art contest, featuring art connected to Niwot, are now on display at the many participating businesses. Patrons completing a passport showing visits to all of the businesses are eligible for a drawing of...

  • Paw-Ty in Niwot

    Special to the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    Grab your leashes and your best (four-legged) friend for the inaugural Pampered Pooch event in Niwot on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local businesses and fellow dog-lovers will have give-aways and canine-themed fun for your pet, including Good Boy Dog Beer, snuffle balls, pet food samples, pup-acinos, dog pool cooling area, stylish bandanas, Barkuterie! (Charcuterie for dogs) and other dog-friendly pooch-tivities and swag. You can pick up a map from one of Niwot's local businesses to follow the trail to pup fun and prizes. Four-foot...

  • Spear Lodge Man comes back to life

    Special to the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    Jeff and Cindy Wolcott hosted approximately 40 visitors on Friday, July 7, at their home just east of Niwot where Jeff Wolcott has been working with Dustin Wolf to restore the iconic tree carving, Spear Lodge Man. The sculpture, also known as Biitoheinen in the Arapaho language, was carved by Dustin's late father, Eddie Running Wolf, from the stump of a willow tree along Niwot Road near its intersection with 2nd Avenue. Although the willow tree died when the Hinman Ditch no longer ran next to...

  • Spear Lodge Man tree carving restoration Open House

    Special to the Courier|Jun 28, 2023

    Spear Lodge Man, the iconic tree carving by the late artist Eddie Running Wolf, has been almost completely restored to its former glory by his son, Dustin Wolf, and the community is invited to the workshop of Niwot's Jeff Wolcott to see the result. Wolcott, who has assisted Dustin Wolf in the restoration process and provided a workspace for the project since 2021, is hosting an open house as part of Niwot's First Friday Art Walk on July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at his workshop at 9700 Niwot Road....

  • NBA hosts community organizations

    Special to the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    The June meeting of the Niwot Business Association, held Tuesday, June 13 outside of the former feed store at 291 Second Avenue in Niwot, was sponsored by Osmosis Art & Architecture. Owner and architect Anne Postle greeted members and introduced Tucker Huey of her staff. Postle has been instrumental in working with John Fischer, owner of the former feed store, and the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, to arrange for Open Studios artists to use the space until early July to display art by...

  • Scouts' fundraising efforts a success

    Special to the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    Approximately 35 people attended the Scout Troop 161 Fundraiser Trivia Night at The Wheel House in Niwot on Monday, June 12. The event was a fundraiser for Niwot's Scout Troops 161-B and 161-G. "We raised $2,465 through the ticket sales and silent auction," Scout Kyrie Moorman said. "We thank all of our silent auction donors, The Wheel House, Niwot Market, and of course Deb Fowler for setting everything up." The event brought together a diverse group of participants of all ages who were ready...

  • NCC Volunteers refresh Niwot gateway sign

    Special to the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    Members of the Niwot Community Connection gathered June 11 to weed and mulch the Niwot Gateway sign on Highway 119. "Josh Morin provided mulch and had We Love Trees employees mulch around the perimeter of the sign," said Tim Wise, who organized the event. "Alvaro Madrigal at Western Cut provided mulch that was placed among the catmint on the sign berm by volunteers." The Niwot Community Connection is an organization that helps Niwotians 50 and over connect with each other, and perform community...

  • Architect-turned-cowboy Bob West to read at Niwot's Una Vida Friday May 26

    Special to the Courier|May 24, 2023

    After 35 years as an award-winning Boulder-based architect, Bob West retired in 2015, and bought a Wyoming ranch to raise Scottish Highland cattle. His memoir, "Twenty Miles of Fence: Blueprint of a Cowboy," co-written with Janet Fogg, describes the-at times-bumpy transition to life as a rancher along the North Laramie River. Accompanied by his family and trading what he called the "yuppie haven" of Boulder for the Devil's Washtub Ranch, West learned, sometimes the hard way, the joys and...

  • Frank Ryder visits NYS basketball practice

    Special to the Courier|Mar 8, 2023

    On Feb. 21, Niwot Youth Sports basketball welcomed special guest Frank Ryder to practice at Flagstaff Academy. Ryder, a Boulder native and former Colorado Buffaloes center, stopped by NYS Coach Jason Christopoulos's practice to share his collegiate and professional basketball insight and experiences with local boys and girls. Ryder spent two years playing for the University of Colorado under coach Tad Boyle before transferring his senior year to the University of Denver. Following his...

  • Jazz Festival Draws Over 650 Attendees

    Special to the Courier|Aug 24, 2022

    On Aug. 2, Gene Hayworth, Executive Director of the Niwot Jazz Festival, gave a wrap-up report to the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID), which provided funding for over half the cost of the free festival. The event, sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, marked its second year of bringing live jazz to Niwot. To measure the success of the festival, volunteers conducted an hourly attendance count and handed out surveys to gather information about those attending. Everyone who compl...

  • Preschool through Eighth Grade Education: Where Childhood Thrives and Confidence Takes Root

    Special to the Courier|Aug 24, 2022

    Special to the Courier from Boulder Country Day School At Boulder Country Day, a commitment to helping each student discover their unique excellence underlies our entire approach — beginning with our firm belief in the benefits of a preschool-through-eighth grade community. While a student body ranging from age 2 ½ to age 14 is certainly a diverse group, we have observed first-hand, year after year, the positive impact of an educational environment that promotes growth and maturity, while also encouraging children to remain connected to the...

  • Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fundraiser - what's the latest?

    Special to the Courier|Jul 27, 2022

    The Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fund is into its last group of events in an effort to get to the $100,000 finish line. Headed by Niwot Business Association President Deb Fowler, the effort began shortly after the first of the year to show victims of the fire that other communities cared. "I couldn't be more delighted," Fowler said. "The support from the local businesses, some Niwot clubs and residents joining in, has been overwhelming and the next few events are going to be so much fun."...

  • Bob Bote Baseball Camp returns to NYS

    Special to the Courier|Jun 22, 2022

    A Niwot Youth Sports week-long baseball camp was a casualty of Covid-19 for the past two years, but with restrictions lifted, the popular camp returned, as did former camp director Bob Bote. For years, dating back to the early 1980s, Bote conducted a baseball camp for players 5 to 13, using high school players as camp coaches. Bote, who served as the Niwot High School head coach from 1979 through 2006, won five state Class 4A state titles during his tenure, and his summer camps, often sponsored...

  • Lid approves mural funding

    Special to the Courier|Jun 15, 2022

    Niwot's historic connection to Native Americans will take on a new look with the installation of four murals in Cottonwood Square shopping center. The Niwot Local Improvement District advisory committee recommended approval of a funding request from the owners of Cottonwood Square and the Jerry Sinor Building that provides for the LID to cover 75% of the $12,900 cost of the murals. The request was approved June 7 by LID members Eric Bergeson, Mary Coonce, Jeff Knight and Scott Firle. The...

  • The Slepicka tractor collection

    Special to the Courier|Jun 8, 2022

  • A Celebration of Life for Tom Theobald

    Special to the Courier|Jun 8, 2022

    Thomas Cross Theobald Dec. 18, 1942 - Nov. 10, 2021 A Celebration of Life for Tom Theobald will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 pm at the Left Hand Grange in Niwot. Tom died Nov. 10, 2021, after a long-time illness. His family invites the Niwot community to attend and to bring stories of Tom to share. For more information on Tom’s contributions to the Niwot community, please see Tom’s full obituary in the Dec. 15, 2021 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier....

  • Robert Glen Herchenroeder

    Special to the Courier|Jun 8, 2022

    Robert Glen Herchenroeder of Longmont died May 23, 2022, at age 81. Bob was Assistant Principal at Longmont Junior High School, now Sunset Middle School, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Memorial contributions can be made to the Longmont High School Education Foundation, 1040 Sunset St, Longmont, CO 80501 or to the Alzheimer’s Association....

  • Chip sealing to start

    Special to the Courier|Jun 8, 2022

    Boulder County Road Maintenance will begin annual chip seal work on county roadways on Tuesday, June 7. The work will take place between 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and is expected to last into early July, weather permitting. A complete list of roads is available below and can be found on the county website. Chip sealing work consists of applying liquid asphalt to a road surface followed by a layer of one-quarter inch chips that essentially create a new layer on top of the road. A week after the chips are applied, crews...

  • Local Author-Illustrator Kaz Windness celebrates first children's book

    Special to the Courier|Jun 1, 2022

    Have you ever heard of a crocodile who was afraid of swimming? That's what inspired Denver-based, local author and illustrator Kaz Windness to write her first children's book, Swim Jim! Debuting this June, The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop is celebrating Windness' book with a festive, pool-themed party on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. In addition to a reading of the picture book, Windness will give a drawing demonstration and The Wandering Jellyfish team will host a crocodile egg hunt, costume contest, a giveaway and more. While Swim Jim! is her...

  • The Rotary Club of Niwot gets its ducks in a row

    Special to the Courier|Jun 1, 2022

    When The St. Vrain Rotary Club of Longmont merged with the Rotary Club of Niwot 18 months ago, in addition to members uniting - their fundraising events also combined. One of those events was the annual duck race in Longmont which was the main fundraiser of the former St. Vrain club. Now the duck race is being organized by The Rotary Club of Niwot and will take place on July 9th at 6 p.m. at Longmont's annual Rhythm on the River festival where thousands of little rubber ducks float down the rive...

  • Niwot Eagle Scouts

    Special to the Courier|Jun 1, 2022

    Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 161B held its Court of Honor ceremony to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Wyatt Boyd and Cole Robinson May 16 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. Boyd and Robinson are the 97th and 98th young men to be honored with the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 161 in less than 50 years since the troop's formation. Bruce Grinnell was the first to earn the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 161, and was a member of the first graduating class at Niwot High School in 1974. The names of...

  • Niwot High Graduation May 28

    Special to the Courier|May 25, 2022

    Graduation ceremonies for the Niwot High School Class of 2022 will be held at Niwot High on the football field, Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. Students and faculty will be seated on the field, with spectators gathered on the hillside. Seniors, who have had a high school career like none before them due to the pandemic, were honored with a car parade from the high school down Niwot Road and through the historic downtown business district on May 19....

  • Montgomery wins stock market game

    Special to the Courier|May 25, 2022

    Canon Montgomery, an eighth-grade student at Boulder Country Day School in Gunbarrel, was recognized by the SIFMA Foundation as the Fall 2021 State Champion for Colorado in the InvestWrite competition. InvestWrite is the culminating activity of The Stock Market Game™, an online game in which students invest and manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cash. For the Fall 2021 competition, students researched and determined an investment portfolio based on a...

  • Historic Niwot home with Ukranian roots

    Special to the Courier|May 25, 2022

    The area around in and around Niwot, known as the Left Hand Valley, has deep agricultural roots dating back to the late 1800s in the early settlement days of Colorado Pioneer families such as the Caywoods, Williamses and the Goulds turned the prairie land into productive soils, producing wheat, sugar beets, and alfalfa. Many farms started alongside the nearby railroads and Niwot became a farming town, even having it;s own dairy and creamery. Many homes were built on farmland in the early 1900s,...

  • Fire restrictions lifted for unincorporated Boulder County

    Special to the Courier|May 25, 2022

    On May 23, 2022, Sheriff Joe Pelle rescinded the Stage 1 fire restrictions that were in place for unincorporated Boulder County. Recent snow and rain storms have increased the relative humidity within the county and impacted fuels moisture, which has decreased the fire danger. Relying on the competent scientific evidence provided by the National Weather Service, the Boulder County Sheriff has determined the conditions are such that fire restrictions are no longer necessary in unincorporated Boulder County. Residents are reminded that although...

  • Niwot Eagle Scouts

    Special to the Courier|May 25, 2022

    Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 161B held its Court of Honor ceremony to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Wyatt Boyd and Cole Robinson May 16 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. Boyd and Robinson are the 97th and 98th young men to be honored with the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 161 in less than 50 years since the troop's formation. Bruce Grinnell was the first to earn the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 161, and was a member of the first graduating class at Niwot High School in 1974. The names of...

  • Wang book launch

    Special to the Courier|May 18, 2022

    Niwot’s Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop and Longmont Public Library are jointly hosting a book launch for Denver-based author Andrea Wang on May 21 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the library at 409 4th Avenue in Longmont. Wang is an acclaimed children’s book author and her book “Watercress” was awarded the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, a New England Book Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. Her upcoming picture book, “Luli and the Language of Tea,” follows quiet, five-year-old Luli...

  • Poetry, the ABCs of life, and life in the Colorado mountains: author readings at Inkberry Books

    Special to the Courier|May 18, 2022

    Inkberry Books continues its program of author readings on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Since opening in 2018, the bookstore has hosted over 100 authors from Colorado and other parts of the country. Niwot resident and longtime bookstore enthusiast Linda Bevard expressed her appreciation for the bookstore and its events during Niwot's Around the World Day May 14. "I almost feel like it's a family...," Bevard said. "Because there are so many of us who come back ev...

  • Around the World - Fun, Culture and Fundraising

    Special to the Courier|May 4, 2022

    Following the huge success of last year's inaugural Around the World Day, the event will return for a second year on May 14th. The day was created based on an idea from Fly Away Home store owner Kathy Trauner during COVID when everyone was missing traveling abroad. She was inspired by the idea of brining international experiences to Niwot when travel away from other countries to Niwot was restricted. All businesses in downtown Niwot on 2nd Avenue and in Cottonwood Square are invited to "dress up...

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