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  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Crosswordlabs.com|Apr 26, 2023

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers April 26, 2023

    Apr 26, 2023

    ACROSS 3. blowout 7. Felipe 11. underpass 12. Pinkzebra 13. Kardashian 16. connection DOWN 1. catcher 2. elections 4. Association 5. Cioni 6. seven 8. bikeway 9. Connection 10. library 14. Diagonal 15. spring...

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Apr 26, 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...

  • Photo of the Week

    Apr 26, 2023

  • Let's Talk About..."TV Guide"

    Elise Marylander|Apr 26, 2023

    OK. Raise your hand if you miss "TV Guide." I mean the pint-sized weekly magazine, not the website. I do. A lot. "TV Guide" ushered in the whole era of television watching starting in 1953, designating which shows were broadcast in "living color" in its familiar grid of times and channels. Do we even say "channels" anymore? "Channels" meant ABC, NBC, CBS, maybe one or two independent stations, and PBS, where all the "educational" shows were found. "Times?" That's prehistoric too. Now, you watch...

  • Encouraging signs for the Niwot underpass in the CO 119 projects

    Leonard Sitongia|Apr 26, 2023

    The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the Colorado Highway 119 Safety and Mobility Improvements Project and Bikeway Project at a "1041" review in a hearing on April 20. The "1041" designation is shorthand for an "Areas and Activities of State Interest" law which outlines how the county must manage projects that involve State of Colorado lands. The BOCC hearing was the final step and highest level of government review in the county. A significant outcome from this hearing was that the...

  • NCA elects board members

    Leonard Sitongia|Apr 26, 2023

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on April 19 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. A presentation was made by the Niwot Community Connection (NCC), followed by a slide show and presentation by the principal organizations involved in creating the CO 119 Safety and Mobility Projects (Bus Rapid Transit and the Bikeway). The results of the annual election for one-half of the board to 2-year terms were: Vice President Julie Nelsen-Breyer Treasurer Terry Larsen...

  • Road work on 2nd Avenue postponed

    Staff Report|Apr 26, 2023

    Boulder County has postponed the road resurfacing work on 2nd Avenue in downtown Niwot for a week due to inclement weather last week. The resurfacing work, originally scheduled to begin April 24, will now start May 1. The work will require the closure of 2nd Avenue....

  • Community Business Profile: Sarah Cioni, Belle Terre Floral

    Deborah Cameron|Apr 26, 2023

    Pun intended: love between Belle Terre Floral and the Niwot community has blossomed since the business opened in 2021. What many don't know, however, is the story of owner Sarah Cioni, who is one of the best floral designers in the region and has maintained a deep love for the area and the town. Her background as an area florist began a little more than two decades ago, coinciding with one of the most striking moments in our nation's history. "In 2001, I decided it was time to open my first...

  • Boulder Library District selects Board of Trustees

    Scott Barto|Apr 26, 2023

    Candidate interviews have taken place for the new Boulder Library District Board of Trustees as part of the process of organizing the district approved by voters last fall. After a final round of interviews on April 20, the City of Boulder and Boulder County appointed a committee to complete the selection process of seven members of the board. Proposition 6C was approved in the 2022 election to establish a new library district for a large portion of Boulder County, with boundaries that include...

  • Virtual meeting about LoBo Trail

    Katrina Stroud|Apr 26, 2023

    Boulder County's Community Planning & Permitting Department has invited the public to a virtual meeting presentation for the Longmont-to-Boulder (LoBo) Trail-Jay Road Connection project on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. Register to attend at www.boco.org/LoBoJayApril27. The LoBo Trail-Jay Road Connection is a planned off-street, multi-use path along Jay Road and Spine Road in Gunbarrel. The goal of the trail connection is to complete one of the final missing links in the LoBo Trail system, and...

  • Mountain View Fire Rescue board election is May 2

    Bruce Warren|Apr 26, 2023

    A Board of Directors election for the Mountain View Fire Rescue District is scheduled for May 2. The Board of Directors is made up of five residents or property owners within the special district, which provides first responder firefighting and rescue service to a large area, which includes Niwot and most of Gunbarrel. The election will fill three of the positions with a four-year term. Five candidates are running for the three seats: Their backgrounds are described on the district's website...

  • Suspect arrested in Gunbarrel stabbing

    Bruce Warren|Apr 26, 2023

    The Boulder County Sheriff received a report of a stabbing and assault that took place in the 7400 block of Spyglass Court, in unincorporated Boulder County, late in the evening of April 16. According to the Sheriff’s office, the victim of the stabbing had been in an argument with his roommate, Christopher Sherril, 43, at their residence when Sherril allegedly attacked him with a knife, stabbing him multiple times. The victim went to a local hospital for medical care, where law enforcement was notified by the hospital of the stabbing. The S...

  • Arts Student of the Week - Prugh Dunfee

    Gene Hayworth|Apr 26, 2023

    Even though she is only a freshman, Arts Student of the Week Prugh Dunfee has already chalked up an impressive list of accomplishments in her first year at Niwot High School. She is a member of the Chamber Singers and the District Honor Choir, she had a role in the Niwot High School production of "Beauty and the Beast," and she is a valued student in the NHS Music Theater Class. "She is in Chamber Singers as a freshman," said Dunfee's drama teacher Laura Walters, "and has auditioned into our...

  • NHS girls tennis poised for state

    Bruce Warren|Apr 26, 2023

    The Niwot High School girls tennis team had a busy week April 16-21, with three matches capped off by a tournament at Cherry Creek. The week began with a match against Kent Denver, a perennial powerhouse in tennis. Although the Cougars came out on the short end of a 1-6 score, Coach Aimee Hites wasn't disappointed. "We played Kent Denver really close," Hites said. "It was actually the only match we've played all year with all of our lineup there." Freshman Saha Kolli, who is undefeated on the...

  • Niwot High School girls soccer wins two, jumps to 4-7

    Isaac Stephens|Apr 26, 2023

    This past week the Niwot High School girls soccer team had three games slated against the Grand Junction Central High School Warriors, the Frederick High School Golden Eagles, and the Fort Morgan High School Mustangs. The Cougars beat both the Mustangs and the Eagles, but fell to the Warriors on Saturday. Niwot's win against Fort Morgan was a blowout, 10-0 win. The victory helped cement what has been a much stronger looking Niwot team. Niwot's goals were scored by senior Mia Dumler, senior...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Diego Castro

    Jack Carlough|Apr 26, 2023

    Although he thinks of himself as a defense-first catcher, Niwot High School baseball senior Diego Castro has made an equally large impact this season with his bat. The Cougar backstop sports a .429 batting average through April 23 with a team-leading 18 RBIs. Last year, he hit just .162 in a similar number of plate appearances. Castro credited an offseason of facing pitching machines that allowed him to see higher velocities and breaking balls. "Honestly, I think I'm just more comfortable, more...

  • Niwot Youth Sports opens season

    Bruce Warren|Apr 26, 2023

    Niwot Youth Sports will host Opening Day ceremonies on Sunday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at Hangge Fields at Monarch Park, with speakers, live "baseball" music by the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, youth baseball and softball games, and a chance to see the progress on the new Monarch Improvement Project building. The NYS website states, "Our initial goal is to build a permanent structure to house the concession stand, a storage facility, and real bathrooms. No more using...

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