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Articles from the January 18, 2023 edition

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RTD Northwest Rail Open House Coming up in Gunbarrel

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Hampton Inn & Suites in Gunbarrel at 6333 Lookout Rd. You may arrive any time between 5 p.m. and 7...

 

Otto LaVerne Ahlgrim, II

Otto LaVerne Ahlgrim, II Dec. 5, 1939 – Jan. 15, 2023 Longmont resident, Otto LaVerne Ahlgrim, II, died Sun. Jan. 15, 2023, at his home at age 83. Otto, or Butch as he was known to his side of the... Full story

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

Boulder County shows its love for Sheriff Joe Pelle

Hundreds of Boulder County residents, and some from beyond, gathered at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Jan. 10 to honor retiring Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle. The assembly featured so many...

 
 By Kathy Trauner    News    January 18, 2023

Story Behind the Name: Parker Park

Gene Parker was in his late thirties when he and his wife Denise bought a spanking new home in Gunbarrel's Heatherwood subdivision. The year was 1967, and most of Heatherwood was still a twinkle in...

 

Photo of the Week Could Be Yours?

Calling all photographers, intentional or accidental! The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Photo of the Week feature is open to any area resident who personally photographs Niwot-Gunbarrel area sights, including people (with permission, of course),...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 18, 2023

Book launch party at Wandering Jellyfish

Authors Martha Freeman and Claudia Mills will be at The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop in Niwot Saturday, Jan. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of Freeman’s new middle-grade mystery novel, “Trashed!” According to a press release, the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

NBA

The Niwot Business Association (NBA) got down to its own business at the last meeting, held Jan. 10 at Rocky Mountain Christian Church. NBA president Eric Bergeson announced that NBA membership dues...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

LID approves funding for Diagonal connection plan

The Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) advisory committee approved a $10,000 expenditure for connectivity planning, accepting a proposal from Niwot architectural firm Fletemeyer & Lee...

 

Let's Talk About...Where's the Scissors?

Ok. I love my husband dearly. He's a good person, a great father and a great husband, and he is very handy around the house. Ok. You are thinking, "here it comes..." But no. Well, yes. I don't know if...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

Pumpkin Walk brings new customers

Deb Fowler, vice-president of the NBA, was pleased with the results of the Pumpkin Walk, an NBA event held throughout October which was funded by the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID). Fowler...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

Holiday Magic delivers

The Niwot Business Association's Holiday Magic events on the day after Thanksgiving and the first two Saturdays of December produced increased attendance and raised almost $2,000 for charity. Deb...

 

Isaac Stephens Profile

It was only this past summer I debated pursuing a career in journalism. Two weeks later I got invited to a journalism conference in Washington, D.C., and next thing you know, I knew what I wanted to...

 

Deb Cameron Profile

I am a writer, editor, softball mom, football mom, and an avid reader. My articles on food, drinks, and community issues have appeared in the Left Hand Valley Courier, Yellow Scene Magazine, the...

 

Niwot boys basketball falls twice dropping to 4-6 on the season

The Niwot High School boy's basketball team had two matchups this week, one against the Thompson Valley Eagles, and the other against the Frederick Golden Eagles. The first of the two games was against Thompson Valley on Tuesday, where Niwot failed...

 
 By Chris Teta    Sports    January 18, 2023

NHS girls swim and dive team has strong showing at BOCO Invitational

Three meets in a busy week kicked off earlier this month at the Mountain Vista Invitational Jan. 7 where the Niwot High School swim and dive team placed 11th in a field of 23 teams. Highlights...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Molly Slupik

While Niwot High School girls basketball's first win of 2022-23 was inarguably a team effort, few Cougars were as critical to the victory as Molly Slupik. A junior starting forward, Slupik had...

 

Niwot girls basketball secures first win at Skyline

The Niwot girls basketball team is winless no more. Following an 0-9 start to the Niwot High School girls basketball season, head coach Jon Hill's Cougars rallied late in the game to beat the Skyline...

 

Courier Crossword Corner Answers January 18, 2023

ACROSS 2. freestyle 7. forward 8. diagonal 9. holiday 11. rebounds 12. junk 14. Trashed 16. Stephanie 17. basketball DOWN 1. Gunbarrel 3. mystery 4. Northwest 5. eagles 6. Navy 10. business 13. Pelle 15. Longmont...

 

Stephen Dimit to take over as interim NHS girls soccer coach

Niwot High School Athletic Director Joe Brown announced that girls soccer coach Jenna Machado has resigned due to the time demands of a growing family. With informal workouts beginning, Brown did not...

 

Kathy Trauner Profile

I complained loudly about this assignment and I'm still nursing a hissy fit, but I guess it's silly to rail against the chance to remember how lucky you are. I'm a native New Yorker (the Bronx,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 18, 2023

Inkberry Books hosts author RJ Stewart for reading from new novel "Errors of Night"

lnkberry Books in Niwot is hosting author RJ Stewart on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 4:00 p.m. to hear him read from his new novel, "Errors of Night," a story about Former General Julian von Wille, who makes...

 

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