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The Courier is going online

Dear Readers, In an effort to survive in the current COVID-19 economy, the Left Hand Valley Courier will change to an on-line only format as of the April 15 issue. We have brought local news to your doorstep for 23 years, but times have changed, and... Full story

 
 By Patricia Laughin    News    April 1, 2020

"Anchorman" star happy to see renaming of Niwot's Burgundy Park

He can't be here in person due to the coronavirus, but the star of the movie, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," is sending his blessing to Niwot residents as they add Ron to the name of the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 1, 2020

It all goes to the dogs

While spending more time at home soaking in the ambiance of your space, have you experienced niggling feelings that some of those things you're sitting amongst no longer suit you? Maybe you'd like to...

 

A bear 'hunt' engages kids and connects the community

An unusual number of bears are showing up in local neighborhoods this spring. Desperate measures are being taken as families enlist their children to hunt a variety of species such as Teddy, Panda...

 

Locals answer the call to make face masks

Two pieces of blue-floral cotton, thread, elastic, experienced hands and a caring heart. That may be all that separates sickness from health and life from death for cancer patients and workers at a...

 

Beat that quarantine boredom

It seems like everywhere you look there are articles about maximizing your experience during this COVID quarantine. But when you’re not usually working from home and trying to maintain some semblance of your formerly busy life, boredom is sure to...

 

NHS students face non-athletic event cancellations due to COVID-19

The empty parking lot at Niwot High School is more than the result of a much-needed Spring Break. School closures have forced sports, clubs and all extracurriculars to hit the pause button for the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 1, 2020

Local collegiate athletes see seasons shortened

Former Niwot High School baseball player Caleb Martinez was shocked when he learned his sophomore season at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho would be canceled due to the coronavirus. "It was...

 
 By Hawk Strike    News    April 1, 2020

Significant controversy surrounds prairie dog social distancing measures

New measures by Boulder County to enforce prairie dog social distancing are facing blazing criticism from scientists and citizens alike. The county commissioners last week announced the new decree, ai...

 

Area businesses taking advantage of "daiquiri delivery" loophole

An emergency coronavirus response measure that Colorado Governor Jared Polis rolled out this week has an unexpected loophole, and local businesses are rushing to be the first to corner a new market....

 
 By Clare Voyant    News    April 1, 2020

Local merchants regret selling cursed monkey paw to students

With virtually all area economic activity at a halt due to coronavirus restrictions, Jim and Mary Good of Good Find Antique Store in Niwot (666 2nd Ave.) said they are now having second thoughts...

 
 By Nellie Nibnose    News    April 1, 2020

Family friendly and 'green' statues coming soon

There's a new statue coming to town. The female statuette is getting her male companion at Niwot's Sculpture Park. But in a nod to Victorian sensibilities, there will be a slight alteration to both...

 

Many local businesses still considered essential

The statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Jared Polis on March 26th in order to stem the spread of COVID-19 exempted several businesses still considered "essential," allowing them to remain in...

 

Niwot rider takes first in California horse show

Isabella Steiner, sophomore at Niwot High School (and LHVC Student Athlete of the Week for Oct. 23), earned a first place at the Desert Circuit VI International Horse Show in Thermal, CA (February 25...

 

Boulder Country Day School Launches Distance Learning Initiative, 'Bulldogs Connect'

Beginning on March 30th, BCD will launch 'Bulldogs Connect,' their distance learning initiative developed to meet the needs of students and families during the forthcoming school facility closure due...

 

Preparing for "new normal" at Dawson School

Just a few short weeks ago, the long-term closure of schools seemed unthinkable, but the coronavirus pandemic has abruptly forced the world into adopting different ways of thinking about everyday...

 

Update from Mountain View FPD

Weld County as well as Boulder County 911 dispatchers are screening patients who call 911 with fever, shortness of breath or any other upper respiratory symptoms. Part of the screening process also... Full story

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    April 1, 2020

It takes a village

It takes a village to raise a child. The popular Igbo proverb takes on more meaning today as our entire community is affected by the shuttering of schools, businesses, and stores. Pundits are...

 

The Depot at Whistle Stop Park nears completion

Construction continues on the concession building at Whistle Stop Park to be known as "The Depot." Fundraising to date has reached $25,300, with another $50,000 needed to pay for the building....

 

A lovely spring find

Reader Emily Beck stumbled upon a pop-up flower truck tucked in the northwest corner of Old Town Niwot. Writes Beck, "On our bloodhound stroll through Niwot this weekend, we came across this...

 

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