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  • Photo of the Week

    Apr 5, 2023

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Apr 5, 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...

  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Elise Marylander|Apr 5, 2023


    Apr 5, 2023

    ACROSS 3. flat 5. grate 7. underpass 11. Alger 13. Meredith 14. emerald 17. tub 18. banquette 19. wind 20. two 22. adult 23. Texas 24. Martin 25. NoCo DOWN 1. Maxwell 2. etiquette 4. period 6. Nunnel 8. summer 9. hurdles 10. Humane 12. rainbows 15. outdoors 16. Hamilton 21. Zetetic...

  • Commissioners to hear Niwot underpass proposal

    Wynota Rider|Apr 5, 2023

    The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a hearing on Monday, April 31 at 1 p.m. to hear a proposal from Niwot for a multi-modal transportation underpass to improve safety at the intersection of Niwot Road and Highway 119 (the Diagonal). The underpass would send both lanes of the Diagonal under Niwot Road and preserve the pristine view of the mountains for travelers heading west on Niwot Road. The commissioners are expected to make a positive decision. The Niwot Local Impediment...

  • County Commissioners abolish Daylight Savings Time

    Early Riser|Apr 5, 2023

    The Boulder County Commissioners met for an emergency meeting on Saturday, April 1, to abolish Daylight Savings Time in Boulder County. Daylight Savings Time was enacted during World War I to conserve energy and has been the law in most states in the U.S., including Colorado since that time. Commissioner Angela Silverman said, “It is time we take back our role as a governing entity and abolish antiquated laws that adversely impact our citizens and wildlife.” Sean Wilcox of the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department testified at the mee...

  • Boulder gets serious about regulating e-bikes

    Wynota Rider|Apr 5, 2023

    Niwotian Hans "Sparky" Wheeler normally has a calm ride into Boulder in the morning on his e-bike. Wheeler's usual route is to take Niwot Road to CO 119 (the Diagonal) and "ride to Boulder on the shoulder," as he puts it. But construction on the Möbius Hyperloop under Niwot Road began at that intersection April 1, so Wheeler decided to take the Longmont-Boulder (LoBo) trail instead. But just as he was crossing through the underpass at Highway 52, he encountered trouble. The e-bike assist...

  • Niwot Elementary chosen for new pilot program

    Keranne Valentine|Apr 5, 2023

    Niwot Elementary School was honored April 1 when the school was chosen among dozens of applicants to pilot a new program for fifth graders. The program will combine elements of geography, physics, astronomy, hydrology, metaphysics and astrophysics to help students learn about the Flat Earth Theory which explains why the earth is, in fact, flat. The Flat Earth Theory, commonly known as the Flatulence Theory, has a long history dating back more than two thousand years, and is based upon the...

  • Wind Wreckage

    Katrina Stroud|Apr 5, 2023

    On Friday, March 31, the Front Range experienced high winds, creating hazardous driving conditions and causing significant property damage. The National Weather Service issued a "blowing dust advisory" for Boulder County that was in effect until 6 p.m., with winds in Boulder County measured at up to 79 mph. "Strong winds are causing significant dust to blow across lower elevations (below 6,000 ft)," the Boulder County Sheriff's Office wrote in a tweet that day. A large tree fell into the...

  • Left Hand Laurel: Kristin Alger

    Maria Karagianis|Apr 5, 2023

    A Colorado native, this month's Left Hand Laurel recipient, Kristin Alger, grew up following her parents' advice to "always be a volunteer." Now a half century later, this long-time employee of the international medical device firm, Medtronic, volunteers more than ever, and is an inspiration to her many friends and neighbors in Niwot. A familiar face in Niwot – "Everyone knows my dog," she says, "he's a friendly and gregarious mutt named Maxwell," Alger was born in Green Mountain near Red R...

  • Norman "Norm" F. Steiner

    Apr 5, 2023

    Norman "Norm" Frederick Steiner, 89, of Longmont, Colorado passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at Casey's Pond Senior Living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Norm was born December 19, 1933, in Sabetha, Kansas, to Joseph and Esther Daisy (Stoller) Steiner. He grew up working on the family farm near Sabetha with his brothers and sisters. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 1951. After graduating from high school, Norm joined the United States Army and served two years as an Air Defense... Full story

  • Death Notice

    Apr 5, 2023

    Gail M. (Sheffler) Lacey died March 15, 2023, after a short illness. Gail lived most of her life in the Boulder/Niwot/Longmont area. Services will be held on May 7, 2023, at 1:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. Full story

  • Where are they now? - Niwot High alum Justin Rolando

    Jack Carlough|Apr 5, 2023

    Graduating from Niwot High School in 2005 was only the start of Justin Rolando's educational journey. Four years at the University of Colorado Boulder and eight years at Caltech where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree, Rolando is now living in Boston working on the forefront of medical technology. His work is primarily focused on integrating engineering into the field of medicine for practical use. "We're trying to translate engineering and scientific ideas from..., we always call it from...

  • Let's Talk About...Banquette Étiquette

    Elise Marylander|Apr 5, 2023

    Ok. You know sometimes when you go out to dinner, you are pleasantly hungry, and looking forward to some good conversation, good food and some one-on-one time? You walk in, the host smiles and says, "Right this way," and then you find yourself heading for the dreaded "banquette." You know, that place they seat you when all the cozy booths and intimate tables are occupied? The place where you sit painfully close to the people next to you, along a sound amplifying wall like a string of dominoes....

  • Self-care in nature

    Urszula Bunting|Apr 5, 2023

    One of the most popular and effective forms of self-care is getting outdoors for physical activity. Incorporating nature into a self-care routine doesn’t have to cost anything (maybe except for investing in a new pair of sneakers), which makes this form of self-care available to just about everyone. Its impact on health and well-being depends on the amount and quality of exposure to nature. Exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind, and current CDC recommendations are at least 150 minutes per week for adults and one hour per day for c...

  • March review: "Never Summer: A Thousand Rainbows"

    Hannah Stewart|Apr 5, 2023

    Some of my friends have called me a "keeper of stories," and as much as I take pride in that title, I don't feel as though I've lived enough to be a keeper of my own stories yet. Instead, I collect others', and at opportune times might whip one out-there's something about finding a spark of adventure in seemingly pedestrian accounts of daily life, and it's those stories I find most intriguing. That's why I enjoyed local author and former journalist Stan Nicholas' account of his early years in...

  • Coot Lake repairs

    Katrina Stroud|Apr 5, 2023

    This past week, the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department's Forestry Division conducted necessary tree work near Coot Lake. The project removed several Russian olive trees along the trail parallel to 63rd Street. Russian olive trees are considered "noxious weeds." The Colorado Department of Agriculture considers noxious weeds as non-native, aggressive, and invasive plants that tend to replace native plants. Ash trees along the trailhead parking lot that have been impacted by the emerald ash...

  • Champion champions period poverty

    Deborah Cameron|Apr 5, 2023

    When Niwot eighth-grader Meredith Champion of Boulder Country Day School had to choose her Middle School IB Program capstone project, it became the beginning of a journey that transcended the simple impacts of a traditional school activity. As most good projects do, it related to something she and others her age experience, affected her view of the world, and changed the views of friends, family and community members. Her project was designed to build awareness and make a positive impact in the...

  • Gifts for Ukrainians

    Apr 5, 2023

  • Niwot High School girls soccer loses 2, falls to 1-4

    Isaac Stephens|Apr 5, 2023

    The Niwot High School girls soccer team came out of spring break with a two-game week against two tough opponents. The first game was against the eighth-ranked Mead High School Mavericks on March 29, where the Cougars lost 6-0, and the second was against the Silver Creek High School Raptors on April 1, where Niwot fell 3-0. The two losses pile onto a losing streak that has grown to four games as Niwot is 1-4 on the season after a strong opening performance. However, Niwot's first five games of...

  • First home meet a success for Niwot track and field

    Jack Carlough|Apr 5, 2023

    Scoring a meet-best 220 overall points was an added bonus for a Niwot High School track and field program hosting its first-ever home meet in school history on April 1. Aided by first-place finishes in six different events, the Cougar girls topped 23 other programs with 149 points. On the boys side, Lutheran High led the NoCo Series #1 meet with 76 points, just ahead of second-place Niwot with 71 points. It was a long day - and a busy week of preparation - for Niwot head coach Maurice...

  • Golfing for cats and dogs

    Bruce Warren|Apr 5, 2023

    Niwot High golfer and International Baccalaureate (IB) student Mina O'Dell was looking for a CAS project (Creativity, Activity, Service) that would benefit a local worthy cause. "I'm an animal person, and I also play golf," O'Dell said. "I thought I would combine the two." O'Dell decided to organize a charity golf tournament, which will be held Saturday, June 24, at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. The funds raised will benefit the Longmont Humane Society. "We got our cat there, eleven years...

  • Arts Student of the Week Micah McGhee

    Gene Hayworth|Apr 5, 2023

    A few weeks before opening night, students from Erie Middle School came to see a special performance of Niwot High School's "Beauty and the Beast." "All the kids absolutely loved it!" said NHS freshman and actress Micah McGhee. "Afterwards, we had some time for questions. When the microphone was handed to one of the middle schoolers, they said something along the lines of, 'Cheese grater, whoever you are, we love you!'" McGhee, who performed the part, added, "I will honestly never forget that....

  • Student Athlete of the Week Kimora Northrup

    Jack Carlough|Apr 5, 2023

    Short-distance standout Kimora Northrup is still hunting for some more hardware in the final stage of her accomplished Niwot High School track and field career. Already an individual Class 4A state champion in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, the senior has her eyes set on winning gold again in both events to further cement an already strong Niwot legacy. Northrup, however, has been dealt some adversity early this season with knee problems limiting her to competing only in sprint relays in...