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 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 and many county departments. The new county...

 
 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 commissioners pledged to be a holder of 10% of the 1.2...

 
 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 the non-profit OUR Center in 2018. This year, from...

 
 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...

 

Haystack Golf Course in a quandary

Haystack Golf Course's website reads, "Since the 1800s, this land has been cherished for its beauty, bounty, adversity, and...

 

Medicine Man Technologies acquiring Niwot dispensary

Colorado House Bill 1090, which takes effect on Nov. 1, allows for outside investors, including publicly traded companies,...

 

Kellie Beran – Left Hand Laurel

In the scheme of a community with a two block downtown, Left Hand Valley Grange No. 9 is almost a super structure. The auster...

 

Colterra property purchased by Palmos Development

It's official - the property formerly known as Colterra's restaurant has been sold for the asking price of $625,000. As of...

 

Boulder County Kids celebrating 25 years

Going strong 25 years after its debut, Boulder County Kids (BCK) magazine is the area’s comprehensive guide for all things...

 

Committee seeking more sculptures to expand Community Corner

Niwot’s Community Corner Sculpture Park at the crossroads of Niwot Road and 79th Street has imbued the town with creative...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 4, 2019

Student-Athlete of the Week: Preston Lee

Knowing children in Uganda were playing soccer barefoot, and in some instances with only one cleat, was not acceptable to...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 28, 2019

Theft and suspicious behavior in 2nd Avenue stores

Thieves targeted four retail stores on 2nd Avenue in Niwot last week according to reports from the businesses. Late...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 28, 2019

Remember in September music festival expands

This year’s J.A.R.E.D. Foundation music festival, Remember in September, will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Boulder...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 22, 2019

Flagstaff Academy’s pride front and center this year

Flagstaff Academy (K-12) of Longmont is beginning its new school year with the launch of a unique initiative - a PBIS, which...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 21, 2019

Inkberry Books’ exhibit focuses on wildflowers

Avid hiker Leslie Madsen used to march along to get to the top of a mountain and back down, treating it like a task to be...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 15, 2019

Willowdale Live wowed Niwot

Niwot-born Willowdale Live took to the stage with its opening show at the Left Hand Grange in Niwot on Friday, Aug. 9. Co-cre...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 15, 2019

Left Hand Laurel – Emily Sewell

Gunbarrel’s Emily Sewell, this month’s Left Hand Laurel, is a round-the-clock mother, with a full-time career. For the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 14, 2019

Osmosis soaks in two milestones

Thirty years ago, Anne Postle was new to her career and a transplant to Colorado. Moving from Tempe, Ariz., after finishing...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 7, 2019

A thriving first year for Ollin’s interns

It’s high noon on a sunny Friday at Ollin Farms, and what would make a gorgeous still life of colorful zucchinis,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 31, 2019

How to be a guardian of pollinators

Last week’s issue covered the critical role pollinators play in food production and why the decline of pollinators should b...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 24, 2019

The salsa was hot, hot, hot

Dancing Under the Stars’ inaugural evening in Niwot had an estimated 200 smiling dancers cha-cha-cha-ing in temperatures...

 

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