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  • Photo of the Week

    May 3, 2023

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    May 3, 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...

  • Death Notice

    May 3, 2023

    Michael Joseph Perme, born November 8, 1967 in Lakewood, Colorado, died April 19, 2023. He attended schools in Longmont and graduated from Niwot High School. A private family memorial celebration of life will be held later this summer....

  • Courier Crossword Corner|May 3, 2023

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers May 3, 2023

    May 3, 2023

    ACROSS 2. epic 3. Hearts 4. Chen 8. music 9. rock 11. Students 13. Hadestown 15. paving 16. NHS 17. bench 18. Box 19. Toothless 22. piano DOWN 1. Niles 3. Hendricks 5. Atkins 6. Riesling 7. volleyball 10. trash 12. tennis 14. Texas 20. technical 21. mojo...

  • Are you ready to Rock (& Rails)?

    Scott Barto|May 3, 2023

    It's that time of year - when your favorite summer concert series once again returns to Whistle Stop Park. Starting June 1, with the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band opening for Girls on Top, you can enjoy free live music with your friends all the way through August 31. If you are a long-time fan of these weekly summer events, you are sure to recognize several of the headlining bands such as Last Men on Earth, Mojomama, Face Vocal Band, Hazel Miller & the Collective, and The Long...

  • New Piano

    May 3, 2023

  • NCA Clean-Up Day May 20

    Scott Barto|May 3, 2023

    Mark your calendars for May 20 as the Niwot Community Association (NCA) is once again hosting its annual Clean-Up Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of Niwot High School from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for all members of the NCA. If you are not currently a member of the community association or have yet to renew your membership, don't worry. You can make your payment of $30 when you arrive at the event. Payments can be made to the NCA via cash, check, Paypal, or Venmo. For more information...

  • Let's Talk About...Ordering Cocktails

    Elise Marylander|May 3, 2023

    OK. Many of us enjoy a cocktail now and then. Actually, now sounds pretty good. Seriously, everyone has their first choice/go-to cocktail. You might order white wine, red wine, beer, gin and tonic, vodka soda or vodka Red Bull. Whatever. But let me tell you, the minute those words come out of your mouth, someone has just sized you up. I have found that it's not how much you drink but what you drink that gets everyone's attention. Wine? It is no longer just white or red. No, my friend, if it's...

  • May the 4th be with you

    Scott Barto|May 3, 2023

    It seems like there's a holiday for just about everything these days. International Talk Like A Pirate Day occurs on September 19th, Batman Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of September, and March 14th (3.14) is Pi Day. Popular culture has even deemed February 15th as Annoy Squidward Day based on an obscure line from the first season of the popular children's cartoon, "Spongebob Squarepants." Whether one has seen "Star Wars" or not, everyone seems to be familiar with the line "May the...

  • Left Hand Laurel - Jeff Wolcott

    Deborah Cameron|May 3, 2023

    The Niwot community is home to artists of all sorts. The area's painters, writers, dancers, musicians, potters, sculptors and others enrich Niwot and do what they can to give back to the town. Niwot resident and woodworker Jeff Wolcott exemplifies this inclination. He not only appreciates living here, but he answered the call when he was asked to be part of the effort to restore Spear Lodge Man, and the other iconic Native American tree carvings that are located on Niwot Road near the...

  • LoBo Trail-Jay Road Connection update

    Katrina Stroud|May 3, 2023

    On April 27, Boulder County's Community Planning and Permitting Department held a virtual meeting presentation for the Longmont-to-Boulder (LoBo) Trail Connection Project. 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 create a safer, accessible, and more comfortable pathway between Gunbarrel and the Cottonwood...

  • Where are they now?: Jason Marylander

    Hannah Stewart|May 3, 2023

    "Everything I learned, I learned in Jason Watkins' technical theater classes," said Niwot High School grad Jason Marylander. After graduating from Niwot High School in 2008, Marylander enrolled at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, as a computer science major. But when he realized that he didn't enjoy programming, he returned to his roots in theater. It was, in his words, a "bold choice" given the perceived lack of jobs at the time, but luck was on Marylander's side. He moved to Los...

  • Arts Student of the Week Kaiya Brown

    Gene Hayworth|May 3, 2023

    When spotlights illuminate a theater set on opening night, the audience is usually unaware of the work that has gone into making sure that the world they see on stage provides a safe environment for the actors and technicians working the show. According to "Safety and Health in the Theater: Keeping Tragedy out of the Comedies...and Musicals...and Dramas," an article published online by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009 (the most current data available) there were 1,190...

  • The Peter Fund - Kindness Counts awards honor son

    Kristin Alger|May 3, 2023

    When Eve Bonn and Dave Elchoness lost their son Peter suddenly in November 2022 to myocarditis, they wanted to be sure they honored the person he was. A senior at Niwot High School at the time of his death, Peter Bonn-Elchoness was known to be a magnetic presence who made an impact on those around him. His father said stories about Peter's kindness were endless. "After he passed, we began receiving notes from people about all the kind things he had done. One woman told me Peter had befriended...

  • Bench dedication to honor the memory of Ann Whitehill scheduled for May 6

    Deborah Cameron|May 3, 2023

    Just over a year ago, in April of 2022, a treasured member of the Niwot community, Left Hand Valley Courier Advertising Director and Niwot Jewelry & Gifts staff member Ann Whitehill, passed away suddenly. Since then, she has been greatly missed by the community and members have been working to honor her with the dedication of a bench in her name outside of the jewelry store on 2nd Avenue. A dedication of the bench will be held Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. on the patio outside Niwot Jewelry & Gifts...

  • Dental office redevelopment approved by county at former Lefty's Pizza site

    Leonard Sitongia|May 3, 2023

    The Niles commercial structure for 364 2nd Avenue was conditionally approved by the Director of the Boulder County Department of Community Planning and Permitting (CPP) on April 25, 2023. The 4,180 square-foot building will include a new location for the dental office of Dr. Ashley Niles on ground level, as well as an upstairs architectural office. The Determination Letter specifies the conditions on the approval to build. The 720 square-foot building currently at that address which is home to...

  • Niwot Historical Society awakens the 1980s and 1990s

    Leonard Sitongia|May 3, 2023

    Did you know that Niwot had a live nude dancing venue in the 1980s? The Ace of Hearts was located at 112 2nd Avenue, now occupied by Little Bird. The show was apparently short-lived. Kathy Koehler said she contacted the Boulder County Sheriff's Office to see if anyone recalled the business. "One former deputy remembers this location," Koehler said. "She remembers that the business was open for about three weeks. The closure was related to liquor license issues rather than an eviction closure."...

  • NHS spring concerts May 17 & 18

    Urszula Bunting|May 3, 2023

    Music is in the air, and May is a busy and exciting month at Niwot High School. While students look forward to summer vacation, they must get through finals, choose courses for the next school year, and complete their projects and assignments. And several young men and women are busy practicing for their last concerts this year on May 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. Niwot High School has a rich and impressive music program led by devoted music directors. Robert (Wade) Hendricks directs Marching Band, Jazz...

  • Niwot girls tennis hosting individual regionals May 3-4

    Jack Carlough|May 3, 2023

    Now out of contention in the Class 4A team state tournament, Niwot High School girls tennis is focused on qualifying its lines for the individual championships. Fellow Region 5 schools, Centaurus, Erie, Northridge, Silver Creek, Skyline, Standley Lake and Thornton, will be at Niwot High May 3-4 to compete for Individual State Tournament spots in the Regional Tournament. The top two lines earn a ticket to the State Tournament in each of the seven Regional events (1 through 3 singles and 1...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Kaiden Box

    Jack Carlough|May 3, 2023

    Recent University of Northern Colorado football signee Kaiden Box is doing something a little different during his final high school semester. The Skyline High School quarterback was looking for a sport to play this spring and with neither baseball nor track enticing him, he was convinced by fellow Skyline senior Erik West to join the inaugural Niwot High School varsity boys volleyball team. It didn't take Box long to learn the sport and he soon developed an immense respect for his new...

  • Beautiful spring weather greets NYS baseball & softball opening day

    Jessica Walker|May 3, 2023

    Blue skies and temperatures in the mid 60's brought out many Niwot Youth Sports families to the NYS Recreational Baseball/Softball Opening Day Celebration on Sunday, April 30, at Hangge Fields at Monarch Park. Over 300 young athletes lined up early in the morning for team pictures in their new jerseys and hats. A bouncy castle and the ever popular concession trailer were on hand to entertain and feed kids, parents, grandparents, siblings, and fans alike. The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free...

  • House Blend Band Concert Lineup

    May 3, 2023