All Local, All The Time

Articles from the April 10, 2024 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 23 of 23

  • Courier Crossword Corner April 10, 2024|Apr 10, 2024

    Full story

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers April 10. 2024

    Apr 10, 2024

    ACROSS 1. winds 3. Wyatt 5. saxophone 8. Significance 10. Break 11. Bert 12. death DOWN 1. wellness 2. Staton 4. trumpet 6. hurdles 7. wage 9. grants... Full story

  • Content and Comments

    Apr 10, 2024

    Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Apr 10, 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...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Apr 10, 2024

    Dear Editor, One of my favorite things about living in the town of Niwot is how safe it is - in more ways than one. But especially, growing up here, I always felt so safe with the rules of traffic and how friendly everyone is. When I was living in Florida for six months on my Disney College Program, I didn’t have my car and had to rely either on buses or walking to the nearby Target. It was incredibly eye-opening how less friendly and more aggressive drivers are in other areas than they are in Niwot (and its surrounding areas). Whether I am dri...

  • Courier Cookbook Pork Chops

    Apr 10, 2024

    Pork chops are always a crowd favorite. Whether lightly flavored with thyme or covered in barbeque sauce, the trick to a good pork chop is the quality of the chop you buy. Enjoy these local favorites for a special get together or a regular weekday meal. Protein and flavor packed every time. Butterflied Pork Chops Submitted by Karen Sherlock Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 pork chops (1/2 inch thick), trimmed 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon...

  • Commissioner Marta Loachamin regarding the upcoming small business grant program and minimum wage

    Peggy B. Graham|Apr 10, 2024

    Boulder County's Small Business Grant/Changing Economic Environment Program, spearheaded by Commissioner Marta Loachamin, is accepting applications for grant funding to support unincorporated Boulder County small businesses impacted by the costs (including labor costs) of doing business in the County's rapidly changing economic environment. The last day to apply is April 19, 2024, at 5 Grants of up to $5,000 per business will be...

  • Niwot LID to meet with county commissioners

    Bruce Warren|Apr 10, 2024

    Minimum wage, master plan, housing costs, Highway 119 underpass, key priorities. Those are the topics Niwot's Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) members hope to take up with the Boulder County Commissioners when the two boards meet at the Left Hand Grange on Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. The annual meeting between the three county commissioners, who govern Niwot as well as the rest of unincorporated Boulder County, and the members of Niwot's most active advisory board, all of...

  • High winds cause mass power outage

    Scott Barto|Apr 10, 2024

    To say that this past weekend's massive windstorm really blows is not only an excellent pun, but a bit of an understatement. Xcel Energy notified Niwot residents via email that starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, Xcel would preemptively be de-energizing power lines in Boulder County resulting in an outage that may continue through at least Sunday. However many areas felt the effects of the power outage long past that point. "Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our communities,...

  • Neighborhood Spotlight

    Joan Schaefer|Apr 10, 2024

    The Left Hand Valley Courier is spotlighting various local neighborhoods, their history, issues and general nature. This week, the Courier is spotlighting The Cove residential neighborhood. Most Niwot residents are familiar with Somerset and Legend Ridge, but any mention of The Cove is usually met with raised eyebrows and puzzled looks. Small, lovely and secluded, the neighborhood was established in the early 1990s. You won't find The Cove unless you happen upon it while walking or are in the...

  • County Commissioners approve Boulder Country Club as a Use of Community Significance

    Elise S. Marylander|Apr 10, 2024

    At a hearing on April 2, the Boulder County Commissioners conditionally approved Boulder Country Club’s (BCC) application to recognize the membership club as a Use of Community Significance. BCC has been designated as a “non-conforming use” since 1991 when Boulder County determined a membership club was non-conforming to the land’s “rural residential” zoning designation. The new designation as a Use of Community Significance will allow the club to make changes to its approximately 190-acre facility without a heightened approval process req...

  • Business Profile - Una Vida

    Maria Karagianis|Apr 10, 2024

    Kristin Dura, owner of Una Vida in Cottonwood Square, described a fascinating journey to founding a business centered on wellness in Niwot. "I fell in love with Niwot," said Dura, a one time stay-at-home mother of four children, then a "death doula," and now a friendly, exuberant entrepreneur. "I felt the energy of the Arapaho people here," she said. "My community is Legend Ridge at the top of a hill with views of the mountains. The peaceable chief Niwot settled here in this land. I felt it. I...

  • Arts Students of the Week Noah Wurth and Noah Hadders

    Gene Hayworth|Apr 10, 2024

    Niwot High School seniors Noah Wurth and Noah Hadders have been performing together since elementary school. They have performed duets at the Multiple Piano Festival for several years, and both attended the same piano studio. "We also played together in middle school band," Hadders said. And they both learned new instruments together: Hadders on trumpet and Wurth on saxophone. Throughout high school the two friends continued to play and perform together. Both musicians are members of NHS...

  • "Be More Like Bert" by Kevin Dooley released

    Bruce Warren|Apr 10, 2024

    Local musician Kevin Dooley was asked to perform at the dedication of a memorial bench outside of Niwot Market last December 16 in honor of Niwot Market owner Bert Steele. The guitarist singer-songwriter quickly accepted the invitation, and set to work writing a song in honor of his long-time friend, who passed away last August after a short illness. Six days later, Dooley performed the song, "Be More Like Bert," at the dedication, incorporating several of Steele's well-known words of wisdom,...

  • "Panic Peak" by Bill Liggett - Can geoengineering save our planet?

    Karen Sherlock|Apr 10, 2024

    Bill Liggett, a native Coloradan and recent newcomer to the Niwot community, is presenting his new book, "Panic Peak," on Friday, April 12 in conjunction with Inkberry Books. "Panic Peak" investigates interesting potential geoengineering solutions in the format of a fictional thriller. The book launch and signing will be held at Winot Cafe at 7 p.m. The venue for the presentation was changed from Una Vida to Winot Coffee. Reservations can be made online. Dr. Liggett is something of a...

  • Niwot baseball splits two-game series with Roosevelt

    Jack Carlough|Apr 10, 2024

    While sweeping a regular season series in the Longs Peak League rarely comes easy, Niwot High School baseball head coach Ken Rosales couldn’t help feeling like his Cougars squandered an opportunity in their second meeting with Roosevelt High School. Two days after beating the Roughriders on Tuesday, April 2, Niwot was beset by defensive errors in the two teams’ rematch. Rosales said the Cougars committed seven miscues on their home diamond, leading to a “rough” 4-3 loss. “We definitely did not play our ball,” Rosales said. “I felt we were...

  • Peter Kamuhanda and Mwebaza Days

    Peggy B. Graham|Apr 10, 2024

    In the February 5, 2020 edition of the Left Hand Valley Courier, an article was published about a young Ugandan boy named Peter Kamuhanda, who was a recipient of the Mwebaza Foundation's scholarship program. This program provided for his schooling, whereas in Uganda, insufficient funding for schools forces citizens to fill the financial gaps. Tragically, Kamuhanda was orphaned as a child and vulnerable to losing his scholarship. His current guardian had planned to send him to live with his grand...

  • Daniel Gibb - A Hollywood "Break" with Niwot roots

    Kathy Trauner|Apr 10, 2024

    The call of the movie industry can be challenging to heed for a local kid, but for Daniel Gibb, well... let's just say the Force is strong with this one. "I was always a lover of film-making, the art of it," Gibb said, "and I always wanted to be involved in that." Gibb grew up in Boulder, and his parents, Meri and Paul Gibb, have lived in Niwot for many years. Meri Gibb says her son's passion for the entertainment industry started early. "When he was like, four, and he saw videos on MTV, he...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Kingston Staton

    Jack Carlough|Apr 10, 2024

    Running for the Niwot High School track and field program means everything to Kingston Staton. Only a sophomore, he first got to know Niwot's coaches through Real Training, a club team led by longtime Cougar head coach Maurice Henriques. Staton has maintained an appreciation for Niwot's accomplished coaching staff and the wisdom passed down upon him. "It's been incredible," Staton said. "I actually don't even live in Niwot... I've been running here and coming to school here because of the great...

  • Niwot High School Clubs - Spotlight on the Coding Club

    Camryn Bell|Apr 10, 2024

    Niwot High School is host to over 60 student-run clubs, and one stand-out is the Coding Club. In the words of Justin Ge, one of the Niwot High School Coding Club's leaders, "Niwot's Coding Club offers everything about coding. We are a collection of driven individuals who love creating and enjoy problem solving. During meetings, we code a wide range of things, including 2D and 3D games, technical coding problem sets, personal websites, PCB boards, and more. Alongside projects, we also offer an...

  • Niwot boys volleyball jumps to 10-2 after a strong tournament performance

    Isaac Stephens|Apr 10, 2024

    The Niwot High School boys volleyball team has continued its great start to the season as the Cougars jumped to a 10-2 record after three league games turned into three wins, and a strong Douglas County Tournament performance left them with a 3-1 record. The Cougars are now the eighth-ranked team in the state as they continue to dominate. Niwot opened the week with three league games, playing matches against Vista PEAK Preparatory, Mountain View High School, and Boulder High School. Niwot then took part in the Douglas County Tournament on...

  • Niwot track and field takes on busy first weekend of April

    Jack Carlough|Apr 10, 2024

    The Niwot High School track and field program sent athletes to three different cities, including one in California, during the first weekend of April. Cougar colors were present in Longmont at the Birds of Prey Invitational, in Parker at the Legend Titan Track Clash, and in The Golden State for the renowned Arcadia Invitational and at all venues, Niwot runners enjoyed plenty of success against high-level competition. At the Birds of Prey Invitational, hosted by Skyline High School on Friday, Apr...

  • Private plane makes emergency landing on Highway 287

    Staff Report|Apr 10, 2024

    At approximately 3:00 p.m. on April 14, a small single-engine Mooney M20C aircraft made an emergency landing on the southbound lanes of Highway 287 just north of Niwot Road. The airplane, originally identified as a Cessna, was traveling from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and experienced mechanical issues resulting in the emergency landing. The pilot was identified by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office as a 36-year-old male who was the only person onboard the...