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  • Courier Crossword Corner March 27, 2024|Mar 27, 2024

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers March 27, 2024

    Mar 27, 2024

    ACROSS 3. pen 7. Shootout 8. service 10. Disney 12. Mitchell 13. Kear 14. beat 15. enrollment 16. West DOWN 1. Math 2. memorial 4. Husky 5. stones 6. metal 9. hair 11. headquarters...

  • Content and Comments

    Mar 27, 2024

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  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Mar 27, 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...

  • Photo of the Week

    Mar 27, 2024

  • Courier Cookbook Cake Toppings

    Mar 27, 2024

    This week's cookbook focuses on cake toppings and fillings. There are many traditional icings, whipped creams, and whipped creams to choose from when finishing your cake. They are all made of butter (or Crisco), powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk to thin. Easy. In a pinch, try lightly melting your favorite jam or preserves to use in the middle layer of your cake. Any berry on any cake is always a hit. Enjoy some of our favorite toppings here. Chocolate Buttercream Icing (Covers a two-layer eig...

  • Heartfelt advocacy for dog memorial at Coot Lake

    Elise S. Marylander|Mar 27, 2024

    Randy Bare can often be found sitting on a bench next to the community-built dog companion memorial with his dog, Mia, at Coot Lake in Gunbarrel. Many refer to him as "the mayor of Coot Lake." Bare knows most of the dogs that enjoy Coot Lake and many of their owners/guardians. Coot Lake and the trail surrounding it is well known as dog friendly, beautiful, and accessible. Located on 63rd Street between the Diagonal and Monarch Road across from IBM, it is enjoyed as a "dog playground." Bare, a...

  • Mountain View Fire Rescue headquarters moving to Niwot

    Elise S. Marylander|Mar 27, 2024

    Mountain View Fire Rescue recently announced that the full service fire department will be moving its headquarters from Longmont to Niwot. In anticipation of the move, Mountain View Fire Rescue acquired the office building located at 6328 Monarch Park Place near Niwot. The building has hosted offices for both Crocs and Lucky's Market in the past. Following renovations, the new headquarters will support the department's Administrative, Training, Wildland, Operations, Wellness and Logistics...

  • 43rd Annual Niwot Easter Egg Hunt

    Camryn Bell|Mar 27, 2024

    This past Saturday, March 23, the families of Niwot gathered together to eat breakfast, hunt for eggs, and enjoy a morning of fun in their community. Niwot has held a similar egg hunt event since 1981 close to Easter for local families to enjoy. Sponsored by the Niwot Community Connection (NCC), but specifically by Pat Murphy with The Niwot Group at Compass, Tara Littell and Ann Mills, it continues to be a fun community event hosted at Niwot High School. The Easter Egg Hunt is not just the hunt...

  • Boulder County's outreach challenges and solutions

    Peggy B. Graham|Mar 27, 2024

    In the early 21st century, outreach from institutions to private citizens faced a number of hurdles due to the changing landscape of communication, technology, and society. Conversations are often absent from our society as digital communication compresses our language to fit inside the very small footprint of social media and digital communication. The hurdles can encompass information overload, communication preferences often dictated by one’s generation, a trust deficit in government institutions, unreliable internet access or digital l...

  • Let's Talk About...The Hair Ordeal

    Elise S. Marylander|Mar 27, 2024

    Ok. For some reason, lately the subject of haircuts keeps coming up in conversation. Maybe because spring is springing, we all want to spruce up a bit. Often the topic revolves around the rising cost of getting shorn. Add color to the mix, and you can pay a lot more than an average car payment. People spend some big money on their hair. A woman's haircut used to be about $30. Now, it can be as high as $250. For just a cut. Add color and you might be in the $400+ range. Plus tip. Don't get me...

  • Arts Student of the Week Lexi Adams

    Gene Hayworth|Mar 27, 2024

    Although Niwot High School sophomore Lexi Adams does not yet have any firm plans regarding her future school and work, the one thing she knows for sure about what lies ahead is that she would like to dedicate herself to something artistic. Adams readily admits that art has always been present in her life. "I didn't practice it consistently until about six years ago," she said. "I enjoyed having a hobby that was unique in my family and friend group, and it quickly [changed] from a hobby to an asp...

  • Boulder County Transportation Update

    Peggy B. Graham|Mar 27, 2024

    Welcome to the Niwot Transportation Update, your go-to source for all things related to transportation and mobility in our vibrant community. Highway 119 Underpass Discussions are underway regarding the proposed underpass linking the current RTD parking lot and downtown Niwot, involving the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) and Boulder County. Recently, the LID penned a letter to Stacey Proctor, Transportation Strategic Planning and Projects Manager for the CO 119...

  • BVSD engages community to address Heatherwood Elementary School's declining enrollment

    Elise S. Marylander|Mar 27, 2024

    Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) has been experiencing declining enrollment since 2018, a decline exacerbated by the Covid pandemic. One of the schools most notably affected is Heatherwood Elementary School, which has approximately 226 enrolled students as of Oct. 1, 2023. Heatherwood is running at just above 40% of its 500-student capacity. To address declining enrollment throughout the district, BVSD has implemented a long range planning process, an "Enrollment Advisory Phase" and a...

  • Heatherwood Elementary Huskies run as one – mathematically

    Leo Hofer-Shall and Declan McGuire, Fifth grade students at Heatherwood Elementary School|Mar 27, 2024

    On the evening of March 21, Heatherwood Elementary School, located in Gunbarrel, hosted its second annual Math Night to celebrate the young Husky learners from Pre-K through fifth grade. Each class prepared an interactive activity, or game, for the numerous families and community members who attended the dynamic event. The fifth-graders made an incredible game where estimation meets math, called "esti-mysteries." It was a guessing game to test your estimation skills with helpful clues. Each...

  • NHS' International Baccalaureate Programme South Asian culture CAS project

    Aditi Patel|Mar 27, 2024

    The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a rigorous academic program offered to students at Niwot High School. The International Baccalaureate website states that the Diploma Programme "aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge-students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically." Students in the program take college level coursework, while completing an extended research paper as well as participating in "CAS" (creativi...

  • Niwot Band has a "Fantasmic" Disney World trip

    Special to the Courier|Mar 27, 2024

    Departing on Saturday, March 16, and returning home on Wednesday, March 20, the Niwot High School Symphonic Band ventured down to Orlando, Florida, to experience the "Most Magical Place on Earth." Forty-two students, two directors, and eight chaperones got to experience Disney magic in ways not many people do as a part of their Disney vacations. Saturday morning, students and chaperones met behind Niwot High School at 3:30 a.m. to catch a bus to Denver International Airport for a flight...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Evan Kear

    Jack Carlough|Mar 27, 2024

    The Niwot High School track and field talent factory is churning out another impressive long-distance runner. Only a few meets into his junior season, Evan Kear has compiled several strong results, including one in the 1,600-meter event at the ultra-competitive Broomfield Shootout on Saturday, March 23. He wasn't among his heat's top runners, but Kear left pleased with an 11th-place overall finish at 4 minutes, 32.21 seconds. The four laps essentially played out as Kear expected. After an...

  • Niwot track makes noise at Broomfield Shootout

    Jack Carlough|Mar 27, 2024

    Competing with a shorthanded squad due to spring break, Niwot High School track and field still managed to find success at the Broomfield Shootout on Saturday, March 23. The Cougars girls took first in the team standings while the boys tied for 12th among 35 participating programs. NHS assistant coach Kelly Christensen admitted that it was a low-stress meet for his squad, but he remained impressed by his relay teams, in particular. On the girls' side, Niwot took first in the 4x800 and...