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  • Content and Comments

    Mar 13, 2024

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  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Mar 13, 2024

    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 addre...

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    Mar 13, 2024

  • Let's Talk About...Spring Cleaning

    Elise S. Marylander|Mar 13, 2024

    Ok. It's that time of year again. You know what I am talking about. No, I don't mean Daylight Savings Time even though that is always worth a discussion. I am talking about that other "spring-ahead" event this time of year. You know what I mean. As the weather warms, robins hop around your yard, crocuses appear and the air smells irresistibly fresh. If you are like me, you can't stop yourself from throwing open the windows and giving in to the urge to do a little spring cleaning. Just to be...

  • Courier Crossword Corner|Mar 13, 2024

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    Mar 13, 2024

    ACROSS 2. soup 3. excellent 5. Magee 6. LoBo 9. baseball 10. Eldora 11. Lucky 14. Grange 15. catcher DOWN 1. volleyball 4. chemistry 7. minimum 8. safety 12. Kheng 13. Bader... Full story

  • Courier Cookbook

    Mar 13, 2024

    Courier Cookbook Muffins Muffins come in every flavor and are not just enjoyed at breakfast. Whether bran, corn, blueberry, banana, pumpkin or chocolate, muffins are an alternative to other breads and add flavor and sustenance to a meal. The key to a perfect muffin is not to over mix. Try one of these tried-and-true muffin recipes as a welcome treat. Banana Bran Muffins Submitted by Janine Clark and adapted from Jane Brody's "Good Food Gourmet" Ingredients: 1-¼ cups (about three) mashed...

  • Stop work order lifted at the Frank Bader Home

    Deborah Cameron|Mar 13, 2024

    Work on the historic Frank Bader Home at 210 Franklin Street in Niwot has resumed, following a stop work order imposed by Boulder County designed to ensure that proper permitting by the site's owner, Nassar Development, was in place for the site at the corner of Second Avenue and Franklin Street. Work cessation took place when residents noticed that the scope of work appeared to exceed the limits allowed by the permitting. Denise Grimm, Principal Planner, Historic Preservation for Boulder...

  • LID approves funding for Grange improvements

    Bruce Warren|Mar 13, 2024

    The Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) met March 5 at the Niwot Inn to consider funding requests from the Left Hand Grange No. 9 for improvements to the Grange Hall, now owned by Niwot Community Hall, a newly formed non-profit organization. The meeting began with an introduction of Carla Hunter, the newest member of the committee, who was appointed to fill the resident vacancy held by Lisa Rivard, who did not apply for reappointment. LEFT HAND GRANGE Left Hand Grange No....

  • Niwot gets lucky

    Scott Barto|Mar 13, 2024

    Niwot became a hub for some early St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Saturday, March 9. Lucky Niwot Day brought crowds to Niwot to enjoy St. Patrick's Day-themed fun throughout town. In Cottonwood Square, Avoca Irish Dancers performed outside Blessings Day Spa, and later in the day, Ceili Irish social dancing lessons were in full swing at the Left Hand Grange. In Old Town, children, and some adults, had their faces painted at Cimmini's and then walked a couple doors down to Niwot Jewelry & Gifts...

  • Arts Student of the Week Owen Powers

    Gene Hayworth|Mar 13, 2024

    During his junior year, percussionist Owen Powers played his first homecoming game with the Niwot High School Marching Band, performing alongside the Niwot drumline. "There were hundreds of people lining the football field and all up the hill adjacent to it," Powers recalled. "It was surreal. And on top of that, it was pouring rain, so everyone was getting drenched. Nevertheless, that performance might have been my personal best, and will without a doubt be one that I remember and cherish for...

  • Business Profile The Little Shop Niwot

    Maria Karagianis|Mar 13, 2024

    Fortitude and resilience are two words that perfectly describe Sarah Magee. The office manager of a tax accounting firm with clients across the United States, Magee, the mother of two young men, is also owner of The Little Shop Niwot in Cottonwood Square. The Little Shop features lovely local art, gifts and children's toys and books, and sits next to Winot Coffee Company. Born in Denver and now living in Erie, Magee said, "I moved all around as a kid and went to 15 different schools. My past is...

  • Niwot United Methodist Church welcomes community at "Soup, Soup & More"

    Karen Sherlock|Mar 13, 2024

    The Niwot United Methodist Church has thrown open its doors for 26 years to invite the community for bowls of soup, salad, bread and fellowship. "Soup, Soup & More," held on Saturday, March 9, was open to the public free of charge. Most people attending contributed to a free-will offering, and donations are funneled to different local charities each year. According to Janet Gates, the event coordinator, 75% of the proceeds from the event this year will go to The Reentry Initiative, whose...

  • Eldora Mountain Safety Team Members

    Joan Schaefer|Mar 13, 2024

    Niwot residents Amy Cramer and Skip Wehner are new members of the Eldora Mountain Safety Team (MST) this season. Their passion for skiing, desire to keep everyone safe, and delight in being part of the small nearby ski resort make their role, in Cramer's words, "the best job in the world." As the season enters its final weeks, they each shared their very different personal backgrounds, and their shared enthusiasm for their new roles, along with their overflowing joy of living in Niwot. Cramer...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Haden Shaw

    Jack Carlough|Mar 13, 2024

    Bringing Niwot High School baseball back to its once-dominant form means a good deal to Haden Shaw. Although Niwot has bigger goals this spring, the junior catcher believes that playing in the postseason last year helped the Cougars' reascending program gain some outside respect. And in today's age of high school athletics, respect goes a long way. "It was nice to know that Niwot's back on the map," Shaw said. "When I tell everybody on my club teams that I go to Niwot, a lot of people say,...

  • Niwot Band attends CBA festival

    Special to the Courier|Mar 13, 2024

    On Wednesday March 6, 2024, the Niwot High School Advanced Symphonic Band attended the Colorado Bandmasters Association (CBA) festival at Fort Collins High School. The CBA is made up of active and retired band directors in Colorado. One of the primary purposes of the CBA is to host events for band students of all levels and ages throughout the year, including marching band competitions in the fall, All-State Band and All-State Jazz Band events throughout winter and spring, and middle-high...

  • LoBo Trail renovations underway

    Vicky Dorvee|Mar 13, 2024

    A section of the LoBo Trail from Monarch Road north toward 79th Street is closed while repairs are being made to a deteriorating section of pathway along the creek. Heavy equipment is being used for the excavation and placing rocks to build the retaining wall. "In order to stabilize the creek bank, we will be constructing a wall that is approximately 33 feet long and 5 feet tall," Boulder County Trails Supervisor Andy Tyler explained. "We will be using large stones that are 3 feet wide, 1 foot...

  • Niwot baseball opens season with pair of convincing wins

    Jack Carlough|Mar 13, 2024

    At the plate, on the mound, and in the field, almost everything was clicking for Niwot High School baseball in the first two games of the new season. The Cougars, loaded with a slew of returning starters, hosted Timnath High School in their season opener on Thursday, March 7. In what was a darkness-shortened five-inning affair, Niwot beat the visiting Cubs, 5-0. Senior Brock Rothstein got the start and struck out six in three innings pitched. Despite some early control issues, which resulted in...

  • Headline: Niwot High School boys volleyball wins season opener

    Isaac Stephens|Mar 13, 2024

    The Niwot High School boys volleyball season has officially started, with the Cougars starting strong. Niwot won the season opener in a 3-1 series against Fossil Ridge High School on March 5 but lost their second series, 3-0, to Thornton High School on March 7. Niwot is off to a 1-1 start to the season with two games next week and a chance to improve that record. In their opening game against Fossil Ridge, the Cougars got off to a rocky start as they were outplayed early, losing the first set...

  • Niwot track stars compete at New Balance Indoor Nationals via REAL Training

    Jack Carlough|Mar 13, 2024

    A handful of Niwot High School track and field athletes traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, over the weekend for the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Racing as members of REAL Training, a club team led by Niwot track and field head coach Maurice Henriques, NHS students who competed include Addison Ritzenhein, sisters Mia and Anna Prok, Kye Toothaker, and reigning shot put state champion Jade West, among others. The event was held from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, with races being held at either the TRACK at new balance or the Reggie...

  • Niwot High School Clubs - Spotlight on the Political Action Club

    Camryn Bell|Mar 13, 2024

    Niwot High School is host to over 60 student-run clubs, and one stand-out is the Political Action Club (PAC). In the words of co-founder Oliver Fowler, "Niwot Political Action Club is a Niwot-focused club that provides a safe space for NHS students to debate important political news, talk about issues, and get involved in politics. It exists to provide a bias-free and moderated outlet for people that isn't just a single issue." Fowler and Evan Debusk created PAC in September of 2023 with the...

  • Tough start for NHS girls tennis

    Jonathan Epstein|Mar 13, 2024

    The Niwot High School girls varsity tennis team started the season with a couple losses last week to Fairview High School (4-3) and Valor Christian High School (6-1). While that may be a tough way to begin the year, the matches were closer than last year when the Cougars were defeated 7-0 by both teams. "We're better than last year," said Coach Aimee Hites, "We have more depth." Last year, Valor Christian lost to Fairview in the Class 5A state team semi-finals, and Fairview lost in the finals...

  • NHS girls soccer starts on the right foot

    Jonathan Epstein|Mar 13, 2024

    According to Coach Stephen Dimit, “It’s hard to get a win to open the season because there’s not a lot of prep time.” But the NHS girls soccer team was able to do just that last Thursday, March 7, in a snowy, messy game against Centaurus High School, coming away with a 2-1 victory. Paige Russell, a senior, and Hannah Wurth, a freshman, each scored for the Cougars. Margaux Boyer, another senior, had an assist. The Cougars have a 20-player roster and half of them are freshman and sophmores. Dimit said, “That’s a young team.” He’s leaning on Russ...