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 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...

 
 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 Be...

 
 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 projec...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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 t...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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 org...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 
 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...

 
 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,...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 28, 2020

Stern will be Niwot's first person to go to the stars

NASA released a statement on October 14 announcing planetary scientist and associate vice president of Southwest Research...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 14, 2020

Familiar Face - Michelle Henzel

Amongst the shapes, colors, and textures inside Niwot's Osmosis Art and Architecture on 2nd Avenue, there's a face locals...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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