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Articles from the April 20, 2022 edition

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  • Egg-cellent Hunt Returns

    Deborah Fowler|Apr 20, 2022

    The long-awaited return of Niwot's very own Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Pat Murphy and team (Tara Littell, Ann Mills and Todd Goad) from The Niwot Group at Compass, with help from the Niwot Market crew and the Niwot Patriotic Cookie Moms, was a huge success. The weather was perfect on the morning of April 16th for the 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt event at Niwot High School with Colorado's blue skies above, crisp spring temperatures, with lots of smiles and fun. The Easter Egg Hunt historically...

  • Boulder County Commissioners hear presentation about HWY119 makeover, and the community pushes back

    Hannah Stewart|Apr 20, 2022

    More than 60 people joined the County Commissioner’s virtual meeting on April 14 regarding a proposed makeover of Highway 119, commonly known as the Diagonal Highway. After introductions, the Planning Unit of Community Planning and Permitting started their presentation about the project. First, Planning and Permitting showed a video that gave statistics–it’s the second-most traveled highway in Boulder County, with almost 40,000 daily vehicles, and it’s the most dangerous, having more crashes than highways such as U.S. Highway 287 or even U....

  • Grass Fire near Tally Ho Trail in Gunbarrel

    Courier Staff|Apr 20, 2022

    The Boulder County Communications Center received a call regarding a grass fire near Tally Ho Trail at 1:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. This is south of the Twin Lakes neighborhood in Gunbarrel. According to a press release, the grass fire grew to be just under 10 acres in size. Multiple homes in the surrounding area, including Carter Trail, were evacuated during door-to-door evacuations. Firefighters were able to quickly gain control of the fire, and fortunately, there was no structure loss and...

  • Death Notices

    Apr 20, 2022

    Longtime Niwot resident Stewart E. Poet died ThurApril 7, 2022, at age 90. A celebration of Stewart’s life will be held at Poet Farm later in the summer. Memorial gifts may be sent to Huddy’s Buddies fundraiser for CMV awareness through the National CMV Foundation. Longtime Niwot and Gunbarrel resident Ann Whitehill died suddenly April 10, 2022, at her home in Niwot. Ann was the Advertising Director for the Left Hand Valley Courier at the time of her death. She began her career with the Courier in 201... Full story

  • Cookie Moms Thank You

    Apr 20, 2022

    Today we received your Easter care package and have shared its contents with our unit. It means very much to us when care packages come in, because it makes us feel connected to home. Please extend our gratitude to all the Niwot Cookie Moms, Dads and families of Niwot. On behalf of the soldiers of Charlie Battery 1/111th Field Artillery, thank you very much! And on behalf of all Servicemen and women, thanks for your support! Attached are some pictures of us with some of the goodies. William A....

  • Familiar Face - Dawn Dunlap

    Maria Karagianis|Apr 20, 2022

    "I like stuff I can learn from," said Dawn Dunlap, a waitress at the Garden Gate Cafe who has been working at her job in Niwot for the past eight years. Before that, she had been a waitress in Lyons but she lost that job when the town flooded in 2013. "I love it here," she said, with a bright smile. "People in Niwot are so kind." We were sitting at an outside cafe table one recent afternoon, shortly after her 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. work-day had ended. She didn't look fatigued in the least. Talking abo...

  • Ticks are becoming an issue for pets on the Front Range

    Patricia Logan|Apr 20, 2022

    I didn't have my glasses on, and thought maybe the brown bump on the edge of my dog Stering's eye was a growth that sprouted quickly. I'd seen bumps like that on other dogs. I went about my day, but puzzled over it. How could I miss something like that when I look into Sterling's sweet brown eyes all the time? Better get out the glasses. Eww! It was alive! A tick had latched on to the corner of his eye. I was horrified that I let it go for even a couple hours. But it truly never occurred to me t...

  • Niwot Natural Medicine's Dr. Janine Malcolm steals the show at NBA meeting

    Hannah Stewart|Apr 20, 2022

    Cimmini's was packed last Tuesday for the monthly Niwot Business Association meeting. It might have had something to do with the refreshments provided by the popular Italian restaurant, and it might have had something to do with the speaker for the evening. NBA president Eric Bergeson began by welcoming new NBA members, including Lisa Nesper with Cross Country Mortgage in Niwot Square and Kristin Dura with Una Vida in Cottonwood Square. Bergeson then shifted to announcements and a number of...

  • LOBO Trail Clean-up

    Katrina Stroud|Apr 20, 2022

    Are you interested in volunteering on Earth Day? Then join the Rotary Club of Niwot and the Rotaract Club of Longmont on Friday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. to pick up trash on the Longmont-Boulder (LOBO) Trail. The clubs will be meeting at the Lefthand Valley Grange Park at the corner of Niwot Road and 83rd Street. Club members expect the clean-up project to take up to two hours. There are ample parking and bathroom facilities at the park. The clubs will start at the park, hike south on the trail,...

  • Tips to celebrate Earth Day

    Katrina Stroud|Apr 20, 2022

    Good morning, Courier readers! April 22nd is a special day to celebrate our nurturing, Mother Earth. And while tackling climate change might seem daunting at times, we mustn’t give up hope. So, without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of all things you can do to turn your climate anxiety into climate action! At home and other individual actions: *Switch to a more eco-friendly search engine like Ecosia. Ecosia plants trees for every 45 searches you make on the web. It’s the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine and is endor...

  • Correction

    Apr 20, 2022

    In the April 6 edition of the Courier, the article "Prescribed burns planned on City of Boulder properties in 2022" had an error citing the managing organization for City of Boulder properties. The Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program oversees projects on Boulder County Open Space properties (county-owned/managed properties) while the Boulder Fire and Rescue Wildland Division (Boulder City), oversees projects on Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks properties (city-owned/managed properties).... Full story

  • Yesterday's News--A Gardener's Scrapbook

    Anne Dyni|Apr 20, 2022

    Editor's Note: Historian Anne Dyni wrote a series of articles for the Left Hand Valley Courier. The series will be reprinted from time to time. Left Hand MeAnother Niwot tradition quietly slipped away in November 1998, when, after sixty years, the Niwot Home and Garden Club disbanded. During those years, this remarkable group of ladies designed and maintained a beautiful community garden at the corner of Second Avenue and Murray Street. From the time the club was organized in 1938, membership...

  • Cougars top Northridge 8-7

    Bruce Warren|Apr 20, 2022

    A double play sealed a come-from-behind victory for Niwot over Northridge April 19, with the Cougars posting a hard-fought 8-7 win. Niwot took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a four-run rally to put the Cougars on top by a run. Northridge got the tying run to second base with no outs, but a heads-up play by first baseman Jack Brooker on a bunt retired the runner at third base as Brooker fired to third-baseman Spencer Olson who applied the tag for the first out. With a runner on...

  • Another fire causes evacuations near Table Mountain

    Bruce Warren|Apr 20, 2022

    Wednesday afternoon, April 20, saw another evacuation of homes and animals due to a grass fire, this time near Table Mountain. A large plume of smoke west of Niwot was visible from the Diagonal Highway shortly after 3:00 p.m. and multiple calls to the Boulder County Communications Center resulted in a quick response from multiple agencies, who quickly brought the fire under control, despite windy conditions. According to the Boulder County Sheriff's office, the grass fire grew to be...