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  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Crosswordlabs.com|May 17, 2023

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  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers May 17, 2023

    May 17, 2023

    ACROSS 2. ribbon 3. downhill 5. choir 8. Yie 11. Jagger 14. reception 15. shortstop 17. dating DOWN 1. world 4. orchestra 6. Hudgins 7. glazing 9. art 10. backstroke 12. ceramics 13. BMO 16. band... Full story

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    May 17, 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 17, 2023

  • Prairie Orchard project faces opposition

    Kristin Alger|May 17, 2023

    At a recent Boulder County Planning Commission meeting, Prairie Orchard LLC faced stiff opposition from area residents for their planned reception hall and vacation rental at 5114 Niwot Road. At the April 19 meeting, staff planner Pete L'Orange presented the staff report which included traffic studies and recommendations from other Boulder County agencies. L'Orange said that 115 letters in opposition to the project and four letters in support had been received, in addition to a petition against...

  • Angela Hudgins named to NBA Admin position

    Bruce Warren|May 17, 2023

    Niwot Business Association President Eric Bergeson introduced Angela Hudgins as the new Niwot Administrative Coordinator at the May 9 NBA meeting. "Angela is an architect, and has a lot of experience in marketing, and has her own business," Bergeson said. Hudgins, who lives on Oxford Road east of 95th Street, has many ties to the Niwot community, with three children in the Niwot High School feeder system. She formed her own business, Boulder Mama, a craft, clothing and "sweet treats" business...

  • Home on the Grange

    Vicky Dorvee|May 17, 2023

    Ribbon Cutting for the Grange's new flooring Saturday, May 20, 5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. With great pride and excitement, the Left Hand Grange No. 9 will celebrate its new main level flooring with a community ribbon-cutting ceremony. Join in the fun and be treated to complimentary food and wine. The celebration will continue throughout the evening with the first edition of the 2nd Avenue Concert Series featuring the House Blend Band. The Grange venue is rented by the community for meetings, dance...

  • Let's Talk About...252 Meals

    Elise Marylander|May 17, 2023

    OK. Have you ever taken a trip with your adult siblings? I mean no spouses, no children. Just you guys? I recently took a trip to Lake Powell with five siblings and five other old friends, and two teenagers. Can we just talk about the logistics of that for a minute? Logistics for family events, whether reunions, birthdays, weddings or just a vacation can be daunting. But let's just focus on 12 people from various parts of the nation converging on a barren southwestern portion of our country...

  • Bank of the West acquired by BMO

    Katrina Stroud|May 17, 2023

    On Jan. 17, BMO Financial Group, and its subsidiaries, BMO Financial Corp. and BMO Harris Bank N.A., were given approval to complete the acquisition of Bank of the West from its parent bank, BNP Paribas. The Bank of Montreal is a Canadian multinational investment bank and financial services company. BMO Harris Bank, N.A., doing business as BMO, is the U.S. subsidiary of Bank of Montreal. Bank of Montreal is one of the eighth largest banks, by assets, in North America, with total assets of C$1.14 trillion as of October 31, 2022. "We are excited...

  • Comedy Night

    May 17, 2023

  • Niwot High's Music Department world tour

    Scott Barto|May 17, 2023

    The Music Department at Niwot High School is going on a world tour - sort of. In June, the NHS choir is headed to New York and Carnegie Hall, and the orchestra is going to Finland and the Baltics. The marching band is planning to go to Walt Disney World next year. For many years, the Music Department at Niwot annually alternated which "sub-department" (choir, band, orchestra) would get to travel during the summer. In the few years preceding the pandemic, it had become common for each...

  • Design Review Committee reviews BMO bank sign

    Katrina Stroud|May 17, 2023

    On May 1, the Niwot Design Review Committee held a virtual meeting to discuss the proposed new sign to be placed in front of the former Bank of the West at 97 2nd Avenue in Niwot. BMO, a subsidiary of Bank of Montreal, recently completed the acquisition of Bank of the West, and proposed new BMO signage. Andrea Vaughn, the staff liaison from Boulder County for the committee, opened the hearing and Denise Grimm of Boulder County Long Range Planning also attended. The proposed colors for a sign...

  • Arts Student of the Week: Autumn Rutherford

    Gene Hayworth|May 17, 2023

    Autumn Rutherford has been taking ceramics courses since her freshman year at Niwot High School. Now enrolled in Advanced Ceramics, she first started learning ceramics in middle school and thoroughly enjoyed it, so when she got to high school she continued the classes. "Autumn is a very dedicated ceramics student," said her teacher, Beth Collier, who selected Rutherford as Arts Student of the Week. Rutherford has also taken multiple drawing and painting classes and she particularly enjoys...

  • NBA looks forward

    Bruce Warren|May 17, 2023

    Pat Murphy and the crew at Niwot Real Estate - Compass hosted the May meeting of the Niwot Business Association May 9. NBA president Eric Bergeson introduced Angela Hudgins, who has been contracted to serve as the new Administrative Coordinator for the NBA and other non-profit organizations. He also discussed the recent transition of the www.niwot.com website to a new format. Bergeson noted that an NBA focus group has been formed to look at the website, headed by NBA vice-president Deb Fowler. N...

  • Summer forecast: More art at the former feed store

    Deborah Cameron|May 17, 2023

    Over the next few months, the former feed store on 2nd Avenue will continue its reimagined purpose as a home for art and culture in Niwot. "At this time, the climate isn't good to start building any kind of development for that lot, so we decided to do a minimal fix up and get the Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) involved and create something that would encourage people to come downtown," said John Fischer, who co-owns the building with his wife Xan. "Until the climate for redevelopment...

  • Duties/Areas of Responsibility - Niwot Administrative Coordinator

    Bruce Warren|May 17, 2023

    ● In coordination with NBA event champions and other Niwot organizations, develop and maintain the master calendar for Niwot events, meetings and activities. ● With guidance from the NBA treasurer, maintain NBA related financial records and assist in developing annual budgets. ● Conduct bookkeeping operations for the NBA and coordinate with CPA to ensure accurate and up to date financial records ● Coordinate communication between NBA board and members at large ● Assist all NBA subcommittees as necessary including the NBA Executive Committee...

  • Silver Creek boys swim and dive repeats as Class 4A state runner-up

    Jack Carlough|May 17, 2023

    Stephen Codevilla, Joshua Dowlin and Hudson Kammerer were three of the biggest contributors, but the Silver Creek High School boys swim and dive team had help from its entire roster en route to finishing second at the Class 4A state championships on May 13. Silver Creek, which holds athletes from multiple St. Vrain Valley schools including Niwot and Silver Creek high schools, was runner-up to Cheyenne Mountain for the second consecutive season after winning the 2021 state title. "I love my...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Jed Kilpatrick

    Jack Carlough|May 17, 2023

    The Cougars likely aren't fighting for a state regionals berth without Jed Kilpatrick having arguably the best season of his Niwot High School baseball career. Through May 12, the senior shortstop owns career-highs in batting average (.472), on-base percentage (.548) and fielding percentage (.932) while leading Niwot to 12 wins, the program's most since 2014. Kilpatrick believes that Niwot's emergence is due in large part to an improved culture built by a still fairly young group of Cougars....

  • NHS girls soccer ends with a 6-8-1 record

    Isaac Stephens|May 17, 2023

    The Niwot High School girls soccer season is over, and with a record of 6-8-1, they met expectations. Niwot had a long season, playing 15 games, winning their opener and their finale, but fell just short of making the playoffs. Niwot's season opener was against Centaurus, with the Cougars winning 2-1 in a second overtime shootout, beginning the season with a hot start. The rest of the week did not go Niwot's way, as they fell to Palmer Ridge, a sign of their eventual slide. The next two weeks...

  • Cougar baseball to return to playoffs

    Bruce Warren|May 17, 2023

    The once-dominant Niwot High School Cougar baseball program is poised to return to the Class 4A playoffs for the first time since 2016. From 1998 to 2005, Niwot won five state championships in a span of eight years, but has not won a championship since then. The Cougars finished the 2023 regular season with a record of 13-8, and went 11-7 in the Class 4A Longs Peak League. Niwot closed out the season on May 15 with a doubleheader split against Northridge High School. The Cougars were forced to...

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