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  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Crosswordlabs.com|May 10, 2023

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  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers May 10, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    ACROSS 3. clean 6. Mariachi 9. property 10. Chaparro 12. DeVenny 13. fund 14. Tech 16. unified 17. sign 18. state DOWN 1. Fjellborg 2. midfielder 4. bench 5. Gaynor 7. Improvement 8. Students 11. awards 13. fourth 15. lions... Full story

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    May 10, 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

    May 10, 2023

  • LID approves 6 event funding requests including new Cottonwood Concert

    Bruce Warren|May 10, 2023

    Niwot's Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) approved funding requests for six events in Niwot from May to September, including several beloved Niwot events as well as a new music event. The May 2 meeting included annual requests from the Niwot Business Association (NBA), Niwot Community Association (NCA) and Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA), and a request from a local restaurant. Cottonwood Concert Among the funding requests approved was a new event, a Cottonwood Concert,...

  • Third Annual Around the World Day in Niwot May 20

    Deborah Fowler|May 10, 2023

    The Niwot Business Association is bringing back Around the World Day on Saturday, May 20, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting throughout the day until 4 p.m. The event was brought to life during the pandemic as a way to get people out and about in Niwot late in May when temperatures warm up. The popularity of the event with businesses and shoppers alike led to it becoming a much-anticipated annual event. This year will be the third annual Around the World Day, where local businesses throughout...

  • Bench dedication honors the memory of Ann Whitehill

    Deborah Cameron|May 10, 2023

    Last Saturday, May 6, friends and colleagues of Ann Whitehill gathered to honor her with the dedication of a beautiful bench on the patio outside of Niwot Jewelry & Gifts and next to Osmosis Art and Architecture. Approximately 35 people attended to share stories and reminisce, including Whitehill's sister Alice, and her brother David. The bench dedication had been planned for some time by Jan Kahl of Niwot Jewelry & Gifts, who had employed Whitehill. Kahl helped with a location for the bench,...

  • All Clear at Niwot Market

    Vicki Maurer|May 10, 2023

    On Monday, May 8, Mountain View Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a report of smoke inside the Niwot Market. According to the Mountain View Fire Rescue Twitter post, firefighters found a refrigerant leak from a cracked manifold which had leaked five gallons. Firefighters responded with a hazmat vehicle and spent several hours cleaning up the spill and clearing the building. Alison Steele of Niwot Market said, "My brother and I were here and we knew exactly what happened and got everyone out...

  • Let's Talk About...Passwords

    Elise Marylander|May 10, 2023

    OK. Keeping track of passwords has become a full time and often frustrating job. And I don't mean "Password" with Alan Ludden and Betty White. It used to be you just needed a password to get on your computer and maybe visit your bank statement. And let's be honest, most of the time you had a username like TomSmith and a password like "password." Or if you were feeling especially clever, you would choose "passw0rd." Now, it seems you need a password for everything: logging on to your computer,...

  • Boulder Country Day breaks ground on new buildings

    Staff Report|May 10, 2023

    Boulder Country Day School (BCD) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Dining Commons and Center for Innovative Learning April 20. The new building will expand the physical facilities on the school's 5.5-acre campus located adjacent to the Twin Lakes Open Space in Gunbarrel. "Our new Center for Innovative Learning will spark collaboration among the arts and technology, accelerating our student experience beyond the norm and placing BCD at the forefront of creativity in the Boulder Valley an...

  • LID approves funding for admin position and marketing plan

    Bruce Warren|May 10, 2023

    Niwot’s Local Improvement Advisory Committee (LID) approved two funding requests from the Niwot Business Association that represent major shifts in the NBA’s administrative and marketing plans. Niwot Administrative Coordinator The NBA presented a request for funding for a new Niwot Administrative Coordinator position, asking for $14,400 through the end of the year. “This part-time contract position is responsible for coordinating and executing various activities and tasks required to properly develop, maintain and promote the Niwot busin...

  • Preliminary results of the Mountain View Fire Board of Directors election

    Leonard Sitongia|May 10, 2023

    The Mountain View Fire Protection District (MVFPD) Board of Directors is composed of five people representing citizens of the district. Each director must be a resident or property owner within the district. An election was held on May 2 for three of the five seats. Preliminary results show that the following people have been elected to the board: Suzanne DeVenny received the most votes with 304. DeVenny is the current treasurer of the board. She was appointed to the board in 2022 with the merge...

  • Important new composting rules

    Katrina Stroud|May 10, 2023

    On April 1, the composting rules for most of Colorado's collectors were changed after the state's largest compost manufacturer, A1 Organics, struggled to handle the large volume of contaminants that end up in its supply chain. Now, Colorado residents should only put food and yard waste in their bins if they are serviced by A1 Organics. All packaging, paper, utensils, and other products that claim to be compostable or biodegradable must go in the regular garbage. According to Eco-Cycle and...

  • Arts Student of the Week: Joshua Ibarra-Trujillo

    Gene Hayworth|May 10, 2023

    Before Joshua Ibarra-Trujillo became a musician, he was not a big music fan. "I just listened to it and didn't think much of it," Ibarra-Trujillo confessed. But in December 2019 the romantic comedy film "Como Caido del Cielo" was released, and that film became his inspiration to perform music. Omar Chaparro stars in the movie as a Mexican singer named Pedro Infante, who is sent back to Earth to earn his place in heaven. The actor became Ibarra-Trujillo's favorite performer. From there, the...

  • Property Tax Valuation increase

    Deborah Fowler|May 10, 2023

    The time has come for most of us to find a Property Tax Valuation notice in the mail. This year you will notice a significant increase in your home's value. There's good news, and then there's just news. First let's talk about Tax Assessor's Value vs. Market Value. Tax Assessor's valuation, also referred to as "Actual Value," is determined by real market data, "like" property comparisons, and information derived from property appeals. "Market Value," or the price that a property will sell for...

  • Downtown Niwot paving project complete

    May 10, 2023

  • NCA presented with Eagle Scout project for west end sign

    Leonard Sitongia|May 10, 2023

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly board meeting May 3 at the Mountain View Fire Rescue Niwot Station. Life Scout Montana Heather gave a presentation about his proposed Eagle Scout service project to create a town sign for the west entrance to Niwot. The 4 or 5 foot tall stone sign would have a carved message welcoming people to Niwot. The sign would be installed on the north side of Niwot Road and east of the railroad tracks in the strip of land between the sidewalk and the...

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    May 10, 2023

  • Niwot High selects new Dean of Students

    Scott Barto|May 10, 2023

    Niwot High School has appointed Dr. Felicia Reimer as the new Dean of Students for the Fall of 2023. "It's the first time [Niwot High School] has ever had a Dean of Students," said Principal Eric Rauschkolb. "Our enrollment will be at about 1,450 students, which is the biggest [Niwot High School] has ever been." The role of Dean of Students will be similar to that of an assistant principal, helping with attendance initiatives, behavior support, and academic support for students. With a lot of...

  • Niwot High Hosts annual Music Awards Night

    Scott Barto|May 10, 2023

    The Niwot High School Music Department hosted its annual awards night on May 3. The awards recognize music students for their dedication, commitment, and accomplishments made throughout the school year. This year had an added element of fun to the evening. Attendees of the awards night were encouraged to dress up more formally than usual for this year's event, including parents, friends, and other guests. "Other departments, when they host their end of the year celebrations, all have nice...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Tiffany Yie

    Jack Carlough|May 10, 2023

    As one of eight seniors on the Niwot High School girls soccer team, Tiffany Yie said it was an exciting yet difficult experience playing her final two games for the Cougars, although winning both made things at least a little easier. "A lot of the games were really special for me because this year I really cherished each game rather than like, 'Oh, I still have another year, it doesn't really matter what happens,'" said Yie, who tallied a goal and two assists in Niwot's senior day win over...

  • First season in the books for Niwot boys volleyball

    Jack Carlough|May 10, 2023

    Reaching the state regionals tournament would have been nice, but head coach John Miller couldn't have asked for much more out of Niwot High School's inaugural varsity boys volleyball season. Miller entered the campaign hoping to simply be competitive in Year 1, and his Cougars fulfilled that goal with an 11-12 overall record. Niwot's team, which includes student-athletes from across the St. Vrain Valley School District, also went 6-6 in the strong Northern 1 League following a four-set loss at...

  • NHS girls soccer wins final two games

    Isaac Stephens|May 10, 2023

    The Niwot High School girls soccer team entered the final two weeks of the season with four games slated against the Thompson Valley Golden Eagles, the Skyline Falcons, the Roosevelt Roughriders, and the Mountain View Mountain Lions. Niwot's games covered all the angles with a 2-1 loss to the Golden Eagles, followed by a 0-0 tie with the Falcons, and finally, two victories, 9-0 over Roosevelt and 2-0 over Mountain View, to close out the season. Niwot's game against the Golden Eagles was a close...

  • Niwot girls tennis heads to Pueblo

    Katrina Stroud|May 10, 2023

    On Thursday, May 4, in the Class 4A Region 5 tournament held at Niwot High School, several Niwot players qualified for the individual 4A state tournament, which is set to begin in Pueblo on Thursday, May 11. “All of the Niwot girls played exceptionally well,” said Niwot Coach Aimee Hites. “They’ve worked so hard and they’re more than ready to play in the state finals next Thursday.” At No. 2 singles, Niwot freshman Sahasra Kolli battled against Silver Creek senior Liana Kelly, who was undefeated during the regular season. Kolli won the first s...

  • Correction

    May 10, 2023