Left Hand Valley Courier - All Local, All The Time

Articles written by Vicky Dorvee

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 50 of 376



 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...

 
 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... Full story

 
 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...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 14, 2021

Niwot Historical Society lecture rooted in modified trees

The poignant Shel Silverstein book, The Giving Tree, speaks to the gradual, but ultimate sacrifice a tree makes for a little boy. This month's Niwot Historical Society's lecture topic of Culturally...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 14, 2021

St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity earns award for international contribution

Habitat for Humanity of St. Vrain Valley (HFHSVV) hit a milestone of $1 million in contributions toward building homes around the world and has earned the local affiliate the Sam Mompongo Award. The...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 31, 2021

C4P animal rescue fundraiser not pressing pause

This time last year, Laurel Fox and Jessica Crider of Gunbarrel were preparing their annual fundraising yard sale for the organization they run - Cause4Paws (www.facebook.com/C4P.ARF). It was early in...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 31, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Allan Trumpler

Living in pandemic times we realize more than ever that our homes are our refuge. But for 45 years, Habitat for Humanity has been focused on just that - offering permanent affordable shelter to famili...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 24, 2021

Dance, plants and grants taking root at Jack's Solar Garden

Spring is always a busy time for gardeners, and this year Jack's Solar Garden is finding the season to be super-charged with activity. Last March Jack's, the largest U.S. commercially active...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 24, 2021

A haircut-free year inspires a hair-raising donation

Niwot Historical Society president Kathy Koehler went for more than a year without a haircut and last week, Liz Edge, owner of Ivy and Thistle hair salon on Second Avenue, styled Koehler's hair so it...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 17, 2021

Niwot Historical Society presents 2021's first lecture

Railroad historian Larry Dorsey will open this year's Niwot Historical Society lectures series with a presentation highlighting the advent of the railroad and its impact on Colorado's history. The...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 10, 2021

The new place to 'go'

What a relief...Left Hand Valley Grange Park will soon have a proper replacement for the portable toilet that has been on sentry duty for a very long time. The new restrooms will be open to the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 10, 2021

Familiar Face – Tom Studholme

You're in the midst of Thomas Studholme's artwork when you shop and stroll in Niwot. Studholme's paintings are found throughout the Niwot Market and likely, Studholme himself is at the market, so...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 17, 2021

Familiar Faces - Klare Black and Suzi Hendrix

For seven years the Bowhaus in Gunbarrel has provided furry family members with daycare and boarding. While the pooches are playing with friends and relaxing in a safe environment, they're likely to...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 10, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Deborah Read Fowler

The adage, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," typifies Niwot's Deborah Read Fowler. Read Fowler, owner of Deborah Read Fowler Real Estate (DRF), was already resolutely involved with...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 3, 2021

Artists make their mark for Inkberry Books contest

Niwot's Inkberry Books put out a call in December for artists ages 13 and under to participate in the store's first bookmark design contest. The challenge was built around the theme of how books and b...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 27, 2021

Generosity was on full display at the light show

Some folks string dainty lights on their Christmas trees, hang their ornaments and call it a wrap for their holiday decorations. And then there’s Chuck Rodgers’ 30+ years of making holiday magic...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 20, 2021

Jack's Solar Garden seeks artist to shine a light on the farm

Boulder County's first solar garden is an inherent composite of nature, community, and pure inspiration. Jack's Solar Garden, a 1.2 megawatt solar array on north 95th Street, switched on operations...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 13, 2021

Familiar Face – Leslie Middleton

Diners attribute the quality of their eating out experience to the people they interact with – the front of house workers. For 17 years, Leslie Middleton has been the most noticeable front of house...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 6, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Erin Hofer-Shall

Longmont based HOPE, short for Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement, cares for some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Founded in 2007, HOPE has supported the homeless community...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 9, 2020

Familiar Face – Jennifer Morrison

This wonderful Familiar Face suggestion was courtesy of co-owner of the Niwot Tavern, Tara Kpogoh-Narh. Kpogoh-Narh wrote, "Jennifer Morrison lives and breathes Niwot. She is a local who helps...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 2, 2020

Niwot's huge holiday light display delights and delivers meals

Niwot's largest and most enchanting holiday display is now officially switched on. The annual jaw-dropping tradition that is Chuck Rodgers' yard atop the hill on 79th Street just south of Highway 52 w...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 2, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Lawson and Suzanne Drinkard

Lawson and Suzanne Drinkard of Niwot put their energy into making sure members of Recovery Café are wrapped in the warmth of connection with others. Built upon the premise that recovery from...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 11, 2020

Familiar Face – Jane Leland Langdon

Jane Leland Langdon's art expresses what's in her heart - a genuine love for life and others. You've seen Langdon's oil and watercolor paintings in Niwot and Boulder County businesses and homes....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 4, 2020

Left Hand Laurels - Mike and Becky Fellows

Married for 51 years, Gunbarrel residents Mike and Becky Fellows are partners in life and community service. As a couple, they deliver meals to seniors and those who aren't able to shop for food and...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021