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 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 9, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Leonard Sitongia

Leonard Sitongia is an essential worker, or more fittingly, an essential volunteer for the Niwot community. Even before... Full story

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 9, 2020

Niwot Historical Society lecture series goes virtual

The ability to travel during COVID-19 may feel sidelined, but time travel is still possible thanks to the Niwot Historical...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 26, 2020

Fall is a good time to foil garden fungus

I wish I were a painter. I think the immediate effects of that creative energy would be very rewarding. Sometimes that's what...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee1    News    August 19, 2020

Familiar Faces – Kena and Mark Guttridge of Ollin Farms

Familiar faces abound where people gather for food and there's an especially magical food-centric connection that happens...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 12, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Andy Lattanzi

The expression "people person" was created precisely for the likes of Niwotian Andy Lattanzi. He genuinely enjoys being...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 1, 2020

It all goes to the dogs

While spending more time at home soaking in the ambiance of your space, have you experienced niggling feelings that some of t...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 5, 2020

Santelli's leadership of the NBA comes to a close

Tony Santelli's titles over his lifetime have been progressively more impressive and a couple of characteristics have...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 22, 2020

Changes to come for Niwot building

Excel Electric's office has been located in Niwot for 35 years, so the sale of the building it's in and subsequent move to a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 22, 2020

Fear not at Left Hand Animal Hospital

Doctors' offices as a rule are less fun than say...a walk in the park. It can oftentimes be worse for pets, for whom a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 15, 2020

Downtown Niwot post-moratorium

It's been nine months since the moratorium on development concluded for downtown Niwot and as yet, no new projects have been...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 15, 2020

Four new sculptures to be installed at Niwot's Community Corner

Egor Zigura's statue titled "Kore That Awakening" will soon be standing tall in the expanded Niwot Community Corner. The...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 15, 2020

Sonja Motley-Turman Familiar Face

Niwot's Little Bird is a symphony of good taste in every form - from art to jewelry, clothing to body care. Sonja...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 8, 2020

New year, new ownership at the Niwot Tavern

Tara Kpogoh-Narh said when the owners of the Niwot Tavern came to her to gauge her interest in buying the bar-restaurant, "I...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 8, 2020

Human hibernation mode - how to honor and conquer it

We're spoiled in our part of the world. You know that braggadocious maxim about Coloradoans getting 250+ days of sun every ye...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 25, 2019

Kamilla Macar - Left Hand Laurel

Retiree Kamilla Macar is anything but re-"tired." She's incredibly active, positive, outgoing, and caring. Each week, among...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 25, 2019

Capone is cooking up clean cuisines

For Gunbarrel's Mary Capone, food has always played a central role and much of her life has revolved around the heart of the...

 

Doug Richards first in state in cyclocross

Doug Richards' cyclocross skills took him to first place in Colorado in the 60+ men's division on Nov. 24 and then on to the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 18, 2019

The growing field of green - how hemp is taking root in BoCo

You’re likely to have spotted the recognizable shape of cannabis plants in fields throughout Boulder County and even...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 18, 2019

WINC's Fayre brimmed with holiday cheer

Even Mrs. Claus couldn't resist partaking of the goodies offered during the annual Women's International Niwot Club (WINC)...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 11, 2019

Recovery Café is building momentum

This year marked the introduction of Recovery Café Longmont, a not-for-profit community organization reaching out to those...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 11, 2019

Here comes Santa Claus

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Niwot's 2nd Avenue was temporarily transformed into Santa Claus Lane as the big guy himself made a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

He's a poet and he knows it

Edison was chided "It really is berserk, You had so many failures, Before you made it work." Edison responded: "Failures I...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

Familiar Faces - Bill and Jill Whitener

Their first names rhyme, so it is easy to see them as a matched set and their last name is emblematic of the brightening effe...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

Gym No. 5 – the place to do your heavy lifting

Russell and Gabrielle Chagolla, owners of Gym No. 5, added the tagline "Level the F*** up" to declare they're fiercely...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 4, 2019

Local Love for Lily collection box

Deb Fowler understands how scary and difficult it can be with a newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

Jim Thomas and Archie – Left Hand Laurel

Medicine on a leash is how this month's Laurel recipient Jim Thomas refers to his faithful companion, Archie the fox red...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

A global climate conversation comes to town

Climate Reality campaign organizer and Niwot High School graduate (2013) Natalie Negrelli, presented 24 Hours of Climate...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

Lights, Santa, Action (for Meals on Wheels)

It's that time of year...the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving when Chuck Rodgers waves his magic wand and the massive...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 20, 2019

New Boulder County Administrator position announced

As of Jan. 14, 2020, the Board of the Boulder County Commissioners will be slotting in a new staff member between themselves...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 20, 2019

Spirit Elk reappears

After a two-month absence, the female elk has returned to the Schultz Family Farm on Hwy. 287 and Oxford Rd. Sometimes she's...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 20, 2019

Gunbarrel Dental Center practitioners earn prestigious awards

Following hundreds of hours of continuing education and hands-on courses, and successfully passing rigorous exams,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

A banner day for veterans in Niwot

Since mid-October, 2nd Avenue between Niwot Road and Murray Street has been lined with 35 banners recognizing veterans with...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

Children's Park cameras installed to catch vandals

Niwot's Children's Park on 1st Avenue is a place of joy and playfulness, bustling with happy children. The award-winning,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

Epic Nutrition open in Gunbarrel

Epic Nutrition, serving Herbalife Nutrition smoothies and energy teas, opened its doors in October at the Gunbarrel Shopping...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 13, 2019

Boulder County staking its place in Jack's Solar Garden

Boulder County has committed to be the biggest subscriber to date in Jack's Solar Garden. As of Nov. 5, the county...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

Soldiering on - The dragon, the phoenix, and the place in between

Monday, Nov. 11, is a day set aside to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces - our veterans. Accordin...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

BoCo grant boosts Grange's reach

The Niwot Business Association (NBA) received word in June that a Boulder County Economic Vitality Grant it had applied for...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

Niwot Dental's food drive for OUR Center

Thanks to the generosity of the community, Niwot Dental’s first holiday food drive collected nearly 10 boxes of food for...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 6, 2019

Willowdale Live brings big sounds to a small town

Just a few shows in and already Willowdale Live is taking root in Niwot. The live arts not-for-profit entertainment series...

 

Front Range Leading Ladies launches

A spontaneous chorus of cheers went up as the red ribbon was cut by the Front Range Leading Ladies professional group....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 30, 2019

Dr. Banjo's stringed discourse delights

Hot Rize band member Pete Wernick (aka Dr. Banjo) entertained and educated a full-house audience at the Left Hand Grange...

 

Niwot artisan crafts fine leather bags

A frustrating quest to find the ideal elegant, simple, and convertible bag led Ann Whitehill to the conclusion that she...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 23, 2019

Costumes, candy and community at Niwot's Pumpkin Party

Bring your alter-ego, your children and your parents, and a dog or two to Niwot's Great Pumpkin Party on Saturday, Oct. 26. T...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 16, 2019

Veteran's banners fly on Second Avenue

Lamp posts along 2nd Avenue in Niwot were decorated with banners for the first year of a project honoring our local...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 16, 2019

Niwot Historical Society presents Dr. Banjo

Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, fell for the stringed instrument in his teens. What brought a banjo into the hands of a NYC...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 16, 2019

Power on Gostling

Ellen Gostling is a force to be contended with. Gostling, a 2015 Niwot High School graduate, currently holds all of the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 9, 2019

Getting to medical appointments is easy with Vetsgo

Within Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, and Weld Counties, veterans over age 65 number more than 27,000 according to the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    Sports    October 9, 2019

Richards' training pays off in cyclocross races

Niwotian Doug Richards has been racing cyclocross for nearly a decade. Under the watchful eye of a new coach where he's been...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 2, 2019

Lithophones – Colorado's first rock music

The 2019-2020 Niwot Historical Lecture series begins with a bang – a bang on an ancient musical instrument that is. In the...

 

Dylan Schwab-Familiar Face

An email from Sarah Brown to the Courier read, "In May I started working at Lucky Pie in Niwot and have had the pleasure of...

 

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