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Articles from the February 22, 2023 edition

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  • New Niwot business providing homemade plant-based fare

    Kristin Alger|Feb 22, 2023

    What started as a way for two friends to give back to the community ended up being the impetus for a new business: Plant Based Boulder. When the Marshall fire erupted in December 2021, Niwot area residents Amy Cramer and Miche Bacher knew what they could do to help. Both professional chefs and cookbook authors, Cramer said they realized, "Someone needs food. Someone needs us." And with that, the two got to work. Reaching out to the Boulder Jewish Community Center (JCC), they arranged to use the...

  • Niwot band Voltage 85 takes the stage in Memphis

    Hannah Stewart|Feb 22, 2023

    The pandemic inspired many people to pick up new hobbies, and it inspired others to further develop their passions into something greater. For Niwot senior Dakota Allison and junior Jasper Allison, the pandemic focused them on their musical training and they decided to form a band: Voltage 85. "Jasper and I have been doing music our whole lives," Dakota said. "We started off in 2020, just us jamming with another guitarist and it took off from there." The Allison siblings first received training...

  • Drag Queen Storytime comes to Niwot

    Bruce Warren|Feb 22, 2023

    The Wandering Jellyfish children's bookstore in Niwot will host its first Drag Queen Storytime on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. Co-owner Jerilyn Patterson said the event has been so popular that it has already sold out. Those attending are urged to "Gather your glitter, gowns, tutus, and tiaras!" According to The Wandering Jellyfish website, "Miss Shirley will bring a little glitter, a little glamour, and lots of fun during drag queen storytime. There will be books about unicorns, cupcakes,...

  • Death Notice

    Feb 22, 2023

    Ava Thompson, 16, daughter of Kris and Amy Thompson of Heatherwood died November 28, 2022. Ava was a sophomore at Boulder High School where she was a member of the mountain bike team and played lacrosse. She worked at the Gunbarrel King Soopers. A Celebration of Life will be held Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Boulder Jewish Community Center....

  • Photo of the Week

    Feb 22, 2023

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours?

    Feb 22, 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...

  • Farm composting in Boulder County

    Katrina Stroud|Feb 22, 2023

    On Feb. 16, the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting staff held a zoom meeting to discuss composting solutions for local farmers. The meeting was led by Sustainable Agriculture Planner Sabrina Torres and Long Range Planner Andrea Vaughn. "Compost helps reduce waste and mitigate climate vulnerabilities," said Torres. "It's really rather than sending food and yard scraps to a landfill, composting upcycles these resources into an environmentally beneficial product and these materials woul...

  • Arts Student of the Week Mimi Archibold

    Gene Hayworth|Feb 22, 2023

    Mimi Archibold, this week's Arts Student of the Week, was motivated to become an actress by watching her sisters, and she had many to choose from. Archibold has eight older siblings. "When I was really young," Archibold said, "I watched two of my older siblings perform in plays with a small theatre company and later I watched my sister, Mary, star in half the plays she did at Niwot. I'd say she's probably been my biggest motivator when it came to acting." Every time she listens to a new musical...

  • Niwot boys basketball season wraps up

    Isaac Stephens|Feb 22, 2023

    Niwot High School boys basketball wrapped up the season with games on the road against the Fort Morgan Mustangs and at home against the Northridge Grizzlies Feb. 14 and Feb. 16, respectively. Niwot was competitive but lost both games, 68-61 to the Mustangs, and 57-48 to the Grizzlies, ending the season on a 10-game losing streak. The Cougars finished ninth of 10 teams in league with a record of 3-15 in Longs Peak league games, and an overall record of 5-17, winning two more games than last...

  • Monarch Improvement Project taking shape

    Bruce Warren|Feb 22, 2023

    The Monarch Improvement Project at Hangge Fields at Monarch Park is starting to take shape. The Niwot Youth Sports construction project, which includes building a permanent building for concessions, storage, meetings, and permanent bathrooms, is moving forward in spite of the snow and cold weather. Niwot contractor Porchfront Homes is handling construction of the building, with Ben Beveridge serving as project manager. Larry Longseth, who served as Equipment Manager for Niwot Youth Sports for...

  • Niwot Cheer & Cougar

    Feb 22, 2023

  • NHS Girls win at Ft. Morgan, lose season final to Northridge

    Chris Teta|Feb 22, 2023

    Niwot High School's varsity girls basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season at Fort Morgan High School (52-35) before dropping the final game of the season at home to Greeley's Northridge High School (60-20). Coach Jon Hill called the Fort Morgan victory "a good win for us. We started really slow and could tell Ft. Morgan was giving us everything they had." "Rose (Pacheco) got in foul trouble early making it really difficult to get an offense going," Hill said. Fortunately the...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Jamieson Legh

    Jack Carlough|Feb 22, 2023

    After falling just short the past two years, Jamieson Legh finally got over the hump of winning an individual state championship in her final run. The fourth-year Niwot High School swimmer finished runner-up in the 100-meter butterfly as both a sophomore and junior, plus she took second in the 100 backstroke last year and placed third the season prior. But given one last opportunity as a senior, Legh took advantage and won both events by a combined 6.73 seconds at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic...

  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Feb 22, 2023

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers February 22, 2023

    Feb 22, 2023

    ACROSS 4. Marshall 8. Allison 9. swimming 11. Stooges 12. basketball 14. cougar 16. Jerek DOWN 1. Monarch 2. drama 3. Voltage 5. FBI 6. Shirley 7. cows 10. composting 13. basketball 15. gluten...

  • Letter to the Editor - The Culture War Comes to Niwot

    Feb 22, 2023

    2/23/23 Dear Left Hand Valley Courier, I am writing in comment on Wandering Jellyfish's Drag Queen Story time, as published in the article "Drag Queen Story Time Comes to Niwot" by Biff Warren. Niwot has long been politically dormant. Due to its lack of mayor and place within the greater Boulder County area, this small country town of just over 4,000 people has managed to keep itself civil and strong in face of growing political division, and besides the odd Trump flag or Biden bumper sticker, this is how it was. Niwot is also the site of...