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 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 11, 2023

Home on the Grange

Open Stage - a musical community event Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Performer sign up begins at 1:15 p.m. The New Year brings the sound of music to the Grange. Enjoy the first 2023 Open Stage as...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 4, 2023

Home on the Grange

The Grange kicks off the New Year with music and dancing. There's a performance by a world-renowned Niwotian musician, then talented musical locals perform for the community, followed by three...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 14, 2022

Home on the Grange

Ollin Farms' Winter Market at the Grange Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The folks at Ollin Farms and their partners present the first season of their Winter Market. Shoppers will find a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 14, 2022

Growing Niwot Dental practice brings on new dentist

Seventeen years ago, Dr. Adam Saeks, DDS, became the owner of Niwot Dental, a practice originally established in 1985 by Dr. David Meisner. Saeks, a Minnesota native and 1998 graduate of the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 14, 2022

County Commissioners give green light to solar farm on 79th Street

Chuck Rodgers knows a thing or two about electricity. He worked for Xcel Energy for nearly four decades. For the last 36 years he's switched on a massive holiday light show in his front yard as a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 7, 2022

Home on the Grange

Holiday markets, bake sales, and here comes Santa Claus again Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Here's another chance for children to spend time with Santa at the Grange. In addition to Father...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 30, 2022

Home on the Grange

Holiday markets, bake sales, and here comes Santa Claus again Saturdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. December brings two more chances for children to spend time with Santa at the Grange. In...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 23, 2022

New Niwot mural feeds the soul

Bug's Eye View The building may be small, but Niwot artist Denise Chamberlain has transformed it into a colossal piece of public art. The new mural called "Bug's Eye View" wraps around the entire...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 23, 2022

Niwot's largest holiday light display ready to shine

If this time of year you're drawn to all that is twinkling and bright, the resplendent holiday light display at the top of the hill will soon be beckoning you. For the 36th year in a row, Chuck...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 16, 2022

Mural artist George Curtis Levi completes last mural of project

This is the final piece in a series of stories on the four artists who painted murals as part of the Cottonwood Square Shopping Center-Jerry Sinor Building mural project. "Arapaho Family," painted by...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 9, 2022

Home on the Grange

Upcoming Grange Events Niwot Community Connection monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. This month's guest speaker will be Laurie Algar who will present "Growing Up Disney," an engaging loo...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 26, 2022

Home on the Grange

Upcoming events at the Left Hand Grange No. 9 Senior Health and Recreation classes on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to noon Bo Fan, also known as Mala, continues to share her medical knowledge with...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 12, 2022

Home on the Grange

Upcoming Events at the Grange Niwot Community Connection Beginning Oct. 13, the Niwot Community Connection (NCC) will meet at the Grange on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings will be held fro...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 5, 2022

Home on the Grange

Upcoming Events at the Grange Open Stage community music If you enjoy folk, country, bluegrass, jazz, pop, and light rock, the Left Hand Grange's Open Stage is the place for you. Be an audience...

 

Home on the Grange

Upcoming Events at the Grange Niwot Historical Society Documentary on Haystack Mountain Golf Course The Niwot Historical Society will present its second Then & Now fall lecture titled, "Haystack...

 

Home on the Grange

Niwot’s Left Hand Grange No. 9 was founded in 1873 and is now the oldest active Grange in Colorado. In 1945, Left Hand Grange, Inc., a non-profit corporation, purchased the present building at 195...

 

Niwot mural artist Brent Learned depicts the Sand Creek Massacre

This is the third in a series of stories centered on the four artists painting murals as part of the Cottonwood Square Shopping Center-Jerry Sinor Building mural project. You might feel shocked and...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 6, 2022

Niwot mural artist Jaycee Beyale

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories on the four artists painting murals on walls in the Cottonwood Square Shopping Center-Jerry Sinor Building mural project, curated by Street Wis...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 6, 2022

Sheriff Pelle Niwot's 4th of July parade Grand Marshal

Nothing conjures up a deeper sense of patriotism and belonging to a community like a 4th of July parade, and Niwot's celebration has a way of elevating that hometown, apple pie feeling to the max. The...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 29, 2022

Sheriff Pelle named Niwot's 4th of July parade Grand Marshal

Nothing conjures up a deeper sense of patriotism and belonging to a community like a 4th of July parade, and Niwot's celebration has a way of elevating that hometown, apple pie feeling to the max....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 29, 2022

Niwot mural artist Danielle SeeWalker

This is the first in a series of stories on the four artists painting walls in the Cottonwood Shopping Center-Jerry Sinor Building mural project. Artist, activist and author Danielle SeeWalker's...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 11, 2022

Event season starts for Niwot Community Association

The Niwot Community Association’s (NCA) monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4, covered a multitude of timely issues and events ranging from the latest on the Boulder Library District to the organization’s array of upcoming events. Boulder Library...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 27, 2022

Niwot Community Association's events: back on track in '22

The Niwot Community Association’s annual meeting was held April 19 at Left Hand Grange No. 9, facilitated by Niwot Community Association (NCA) president, David Limbach. An in-person audience of...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 19, 2022

Holiday lights illuminated a full display of generosity

For 35 years Chuck Rodgers has delighted the community with his all-out dazzling holiday light display. Installing the magnificent light show that grows a bit each year, tending to it for weeks while...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 19, 2022

Changes begin on Palmos Development project

The first significant change to the planned mixed-use Palmos Development property (formerly Colterra Restaurant) on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Murray Street was the removal of a mature Silver Maple...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 5, 2022

Familiar Face - Gil Pomeroy

When a call for help goes out in Niwot, it seems as though Gil Pomeroy's hand shoots up faster than anyone else's. Oktoberfest, Rock & Rails, Niwot Jazz Festival, you name it, he's there. Pomeroy...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 15, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Taz Chaudry

Taz Chaudry is full of life, full to the brim and then some. Chaudry's passion for helping others is undeniable in all that she does. Owing to her outpouring of positive energy, Niwotian Chaudry was...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 8, 2021

Local spectacle of lights provides sustenance

Niwot's largest and most enchanting holiday display is officially switched on for the season. The annual eye-popping tradition that is Chuck Rodgers' yard atop the hill on 79th Street just south of...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 17, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Liz Stroh-Coughlin

More than 550 lions, tigers, bears, and other carnivores call 800 acres on The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) just outside of Keenesburg their forever home. It's the first and longest operating...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 3, 2021

Familiar Face - Dr. Jess Johnson

You're likely to have noticed this month's Familiar Face, Dr. Jess Johnson, DVM, eating at a local restaurant, browsing in local stores, riding her bike, and on the job at Left Hand Animal Hospital...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 20, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Victoria Keen, Deborah Read Fowler, and Dawn Server

Victoria Keen, Deborah Read Fowler, and Dawn Server were busy bees getting together one humming hive of a festival on August 28th. The first ever Niwot Honey Bee Harvest Festival was buzzing with...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 13, 2021

A quiet man dies in Niwot

Boulder County Sheriffs were summoned to 364 Franklin Street in Niwot to conduct a welfare check on Monday morning, Sept. 27. According to Sgt. Bill Crist, the official who first entered the house,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 6, 2021

Familiar Face – Joanne Neville

If there's a Niwot event happening Joanne Neville is likely in attendance, especially if music is involved. Dressed in beautiful long skirts, with her long flowing hair, and a warm smile, Neville's...

 

Left Hand Laurel – Thom Lynch

This month's Left Hand Laurel goes to Thom Lynch. Lynch moved to Niwot in September 2018 and decided the best way to meet folks and to make a difference was to jump in with both feet. So, the new guy...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 8, 2021

Familiar Face - Kristina Burgoon

Kristina Burgoon is the warm welcoming face at The Niwot Inn & Spa and she's also the face of Niwot through her creativity as the social media coordinator for the Niwot Business Association. The...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 1, 2021

RISE Benefit Concert is made to entertain

Sometimes you just have the music in you, and other times you just wanna get the music in you. Either way, the annual RISE Benefit Concert in Niwot will help satiate music lovers of all ages. The very...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 25, 2021

Left Hand laurel – Chad Fletemeyer

To a lay person, the new downtown Niwot parking lot on Murray Street may seem like one of the simplest of construction projects. But don't be fooled....it took a lot of planning, red tape, managing, a...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 25, 2021

Jack's Solar Garden is a field of plenty

August is the month when gardens prove their worth. If produce, flowers, and pollinators are thriving, the tender of a garden is delighted. This first full summer of cultivating at Jack's Solar Garden...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 25, 2021

Ready, set...you may now go

The burdensome wait to use the brand-spanking new restrooms at Left Hand Valley Grange Park is finally over. The two-stall building is officially open for your business. Originally scheduled to be...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 11, 2021

Familiar Face – Geof Sparks

Many residents in the area are well acquainted with Geof Sparks due to his passions, the genuine way he connects with others in conversations, and also because he works at a very popular retail store...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 28, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Jeff Lally

Gunbarrel-based nonprofit Cultivate is focused on meeting the needs of our community's seniors. How this plays out is by way of seven programs: Carry-out Caravan (shopping/delivery), Fix-It (home...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 14, 2021

Hold it...the restrooms will open soon

When the Courier first reported in March on the groundbreaking for new restrooms at Left Hand Valley Grange Park, completion was projected to be mid-June. A month past the anticipated grand opening...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 14, 2021

Familiar Face – Sharon Blatchley

Niwot's walkability is one of its best features, and for those who regularly stroll, over time they're likely to repeatedly cross paths with folks doing their own version of movement in the great...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 7, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Jim Eastman

To paraphrase an old adage, "Man plans, the universe laughs." In Jim Eastman's life, at least two major events sent him off the expected path. Thankfully, the world is a better place, and Eastman woul...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 2, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Shana Oehmke

This month's recipient of the Left Hand Laurel is Shana Oehmke, uber-parent volunteer at Heatherwood Elementary School (HES). Living just three blocks away from the school for the last 15 years, the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 12, 2021

Familiar Face – Mary Jo Wysocki

Whether it's first thing in the morning or a break later in the day, time with coffee in-hand is practically a ceremonial daily act. The emotional warmth of that ritual is nearly equal to the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 5, 2021

Tee time coming to an end

Geologically prominent Haystack Mountain has long been in the midst of area history and now it will be marking another transition. Protruding several hundred feet over the Left Hand Creek Valley, the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 5, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Lyla Herman

In 2006, Niwot resident Lyla Herman said yes to a friend in her women's hiking group when asked if anyone would like to join her in cooking meals for the kids at Attention Homes. That's how the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 21, 2021

Volunteering – it couldn't happen without you

April is National Volunteer month, a moment when the US acknowledges and honors the impressive impact volunteers make by giving their time and energy. We can all make the world a better place by...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 14, 2021

Familiar Face – Fernando Tapia

Found either on a bike or working on one, Fernando Tapia is one of Niwot's most Familiar Faces. From the day the doors opened and through the relocation to its expanded space, Tapia has been part of...

 

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