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  • Four candidates apply for LID Advisory Committee

    Bruce Warren|Jan 25, 2023

    Four candidates have applied for appointment to the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee, with four openings to be filled. The Boulder County Commissioners will make appointments to the LID in February. Current LID Treasurer Bruce Rabeler, who serves as one of four rate-paying business members of the LID Advisory Committee, did not seek another term. Rabeler is a co-owner of Little Bird in downtown Niwot. Sarah Cioni, owner of Belle Terre Floral, a floral design shop in...

  • Tracey Bernett resigns - David Skaggs eyes District 12 representative office

    Deborah Cameron|Jan 25, 2023

    A Niwot-area resident and former U.S. Representative, David Skaggs, is one of a handful of people who have expressed interest in the vacancy in Colorado House District 12. The unexpected opportunity became available when Representative Tracey Bernett of Louisville recently tendered her resignation. Bernett resigned just before the new legislative term began under allegations that she falsified her residency to qualify for the recent November election, which resulted in her arrest on multiple...

  • Diagonal Highway Mobility Project submits state review

    Leonard Sitongia|Jan 25, 2023

    The principal parties designing the CO 119 (the “Diagonal”) Safety and Mobility Improvements Project and Bikeway Project have submitted their plans for review in compliance with a 1974 law known as the Areas and Activities of State Interest (also known as the “1041” application). This law provides a way for local governments to regulate development by other governmental agencies on lands that are located within their communities. Project leaders provide the governmental entities with their designs in order to obtain permits and permiss...

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours?

    Jan 25, 2023

    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), buildings, animals, birds, plants, flowers, events, or anything else. Naturally, there are a few rules to follow: • The photograph must be submitted in jpg format via email to [email protected] in high resolution. • Please include a caption describing the photo, your name, email address and phone numbe...

  • Obituary

    Jan 25, 2023

    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 family, was born Dec. 5, 1939, in South Bend, Indiana, to Otto Ahlgrim and Signa Murdick Ahlgrim. When he was 12 years old, the family moved from South Bend to Colorado because of Otto's severe childhood asthma. Otto met the love of his life, Arlene "Tiny" Obrecht in 1957, whom he married in 1962 in L... Full story

  • Ollin Farms receives climate grant

    Katrina Stroud|Jan 25, 2023

    Ollin Farms was awarded a $90,000 grant by Boulder County's Office of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience. The award was part of over $500,000 in grants awarded by the Climate Innovation Fund to local businesses on Dec. 7, 2022, "to encourage innovation to fight climate change through nature-based solutions, carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and landscape restoration and resilience," the Boulder County website states. Ollin Farms, located on 95th Street on the south edge of Longmont, has...

  • Prairie dog meeting

    Katrina Stroud|Jan 25, 2023

    On Jan. 17, Boulder County Parks & Open Space (POS) held its annual meeting to discuss last year's prairie dog removal activities and the population updates on burrowing owls and black-footed ferrets. According to the presentation made at the meeting, 5.2% of the 18,187 No Prairie Dog (NPD) Acres are occupied by prairie dogs. The new properties that were added to the NPD zones are listed on the website as Waneka Centennial Farms, Canino 7M, Clark (David Joseph), Chandler, Holmes, and Madison....

  • Author reading at Una Vida with reception at Inkberry Books

    Staff Report|Jan 25, 2023

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:00 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist monk Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche will read from his book, "The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge." The reading will take place at Una Vida in Cottonwood Square in Niwot, and will be followed by an author's reception at Inkberry Books around the corner from Una Vida. Inkberry Books, in a press release, wrote, "We've all heard platitudes about cultivating love and compassion, but how can we actually...

  • January art brings nature to Niwot's coffee shops

    Deborah Cameron|Jan 25, 2023

    Anyone looking to view beautiful nature artwork should be sure to visit The Old Oak Coffeehouse and Winot Coffee Company. Although there are only a few days left in the month, you will not want to miss the January art exhibits on display. The Old Oak Coffee House features work by its baker, Natalie Brey, whose paintings of sunflowers, mountains and other natural views are elegant and beautiful. Created using oil and cold wax on canvas as well as other mediums, the work on display includes a...

  • January review: The Power of Mind

    Hannah Stewart|Jan 25, 2023

    When I first received a copy of The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge by Khentrul Rinpoche, I was excited to see what was in store. I've always been interested in spiritualism and philosophy, and more recently, I began my own meditation practice and completed my yoga teacher training. So there were some concepts-like purity of our actions to do no harm-that were familiar to me already. Similarly, Rinpoche's recurring topic of the power of language spoke...

  • Niwot High School hosts SVVSD Middle School Honor Choir

    Deborah Cameron|Jan 25, 2023

    Some of the best middle school choir students in the area came to Niwot High School last week for a district-wide honor choir concert. Despite the start of a mid-winter snowstorm, more than 100 students filled the stage, performing eight songs for an auditorium filled with parents and friends. Students represented 13 schools, with choir teachers from each school taking the stage as the concert began to thank students, their parents and Niwot High School as a host. The evening consisted of three...

  • NHS girls basketball gets 2nd win

    Chris Teta|Jan 25, 2023

    A young group of mostly sophomore Niwot High School girls picked up just their second basketball win of the season in Tuesday's home matchup with visiting Fort Morgan High School. The convincing 53-23 score against the winless Mustangs had to have provided a boost of confidence going into Saturday's matchup with Northridge High School in Greeley. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to overcome a strong Northridge onslaught, with the Cougars on the short end of the 55-37 final score. With just two...

  • Student Athlete of the Week: Eric Falcon

    Jack Carlough|Jan 25, 2023

    The first two years of Eric Falcon's Niwot High School wrestling career didn't go according to plan. Beset by the COVID-19 pandemic and a leg injury, he was unable to dedicate his complete focus to the sport until his junior season. Success began to follow and now as a senior, the 165-pound Falcon has cemented himself as one of Niwot's top wrestlers. Two of his best meets this season resulted in second-place finishes at the Wheat Ridge Invitational on Dec. 10, and at the Alameda Wrestling...

  • Niwot boys basketball splits a three-game week

    Isaac Stephens|Jan 25, 2023

    The Niwot High School boys basketball team played three games this week, taking on the Mountain View Mountain Lions on Tuesday, the Fort Morgan Mustangs on Thursday, and the Northridge Grizzlies on Saturday. Niwot lost their Tuesday and Saturday games but won their Thursday game in a last-second thriller. The first of the matchups was a 56-43 loss to Mountain View where Niwot's early struggles got the best of them. Getting outscored 17-6 in the first quarter, the game fell out of reach early,...

  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Jan 25, 2023

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers January 25, 2023

    Jan 25, 2023

    ACROSS 5. Rinpoche 6. climate 7. review 8. Inkberry 11. Mustangs 12. owls DOWN 1. baker 2. win 3. four 4. median 6. choir 9. birds 10. Falcon 13. Skaggs...

  • NHS girls take second in SVVSD swim meet

    Bruce Warren|Jan 25, 2023

    First-year coach Ella Thramann was pleased with the performance of her swimmers and diver Jan. 21 at the District Swimming and Diving Meet at Mountain View High School, but disappointed with a second-place finish. The Cougars took second to cross-town rival Silver Creek, which took top honors among the six schools competing, outsourcing the Cougars 645 to 580. Thramann said the Cougars didn't realize how deep the Silver Creek team was. "I think they have 47 girls to our 35," she said. Thramann...