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  • Content and Comments

    Jun 5, 2024

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  • Photo of the Week

    Jun 5, 2024

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Jun 5, 2024

    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 addre...

  • Danielle Studholm

    Jun 5, 2024

    Danielle Anneka Studholme (November 6, 1971 - April 1, 2024) Born Danielle Anneka Terry, she was raised in the Berkeley, California area and in Ottawa, Ontario. She attended college at U.C. Davis, CA, for Cultural Anthropology and followed a career in cosmetics, working for Neiman Marcus SF and doing shows for Michael Kors at Nordstrom, Seattle, and as a rep for Laura Mercier and Boots. She attended Empire Beauty School in Thornton, Colorado, and styled hair. She is a mother to a 17-year-old... Full story

  • Death Notice

    Jun 5, 2024

    Carl Milton Clausen, age 46, died unexpectedly on May 12, 2024, in Brighton, Colorado, due to natural causes. Carl was born in Bridgeport, CT, and moved to Niwot with his family when he was eight years old and attended Niwot schools. A memorial service was held May 30.... Full story

  • Courier Cookbook

    Jun 5, 2024

    Brunch Egg Dishes This week, Courier Cookbook brings you two never-fail brunch egg dishes that are ebay to make and delicious. SHAKSHUKA Submitted by Catherine Marylander "People love brunch! This is a delicious, spicy brunch dish that never disappoints." Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 (28-ounce can) whole peeled tomatoes 6 large eggs...

  • Courier Crossword Corner June 5, 2024|Jun 5, 2024

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    Jun 5, 2024

    ACROSS 3. Peacemaker 6. gargoyles 9. lobster 10. tennis 11. Slepicka DOWN 1. twenty 2. graduation 4. Warren 5. Henriques 7. hot 8. Nike 10. tips... Full story

  • Niwot High School's first Hall of Fame ceremony

    Madison Shaw|Jun 5, 2024

    As Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Joe Brown closed out Niwot High School's inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony, the echoes of applause reverberated through the auditorium, leaving a lasting impression on attendees. The five inductees – Tiny Koehler, Sue Prahl, Art and Debbi Stapp, Terri Ward, and Biff Warren– accepted the honor with grace, each telling stories the audience will not soon forget. On June 2, students, teachers, family, and friends gathered to recognize excellence. Dir...

  • 3rd Annual Slepicka Tractor Show on Saturday

    Scott Barto|Jun 5, 2024

    Jerry and Marsha Slepicka are hosting the third annual Slepicka Tractor Show on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tractor Show showcases tractors and stationary equipment as well as tales about the equipment, guided tours, and food. It is an event that shouldn't be missed. New this year, the event will also be displaying a collection of garden gnomes and fairies. The Slepickas bought the vacant lot at 6675 N. 79th Street (where the event will be held) back in 1987. Boulder County...

  • First Friday Art Walks are back for the summer

    Jessica Checkas|Jun 5, 2024

    The First Friday Art Walks start again next week with the opening on June 7, taking place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association and hosted by Osmosis Gallery, helps local businesses associated with the arts and many local artists display their work. It also corresponds with the last day that the artists in the Boulder County Plein Air Festival challenge can complete their work. "It lets people know who we are, what we do and to attract customers, not...

  • Rock & Rails' electric opening night

    Jessica Checkas|Jun 5, 2024

    This year Rock & Rails' big opening night May 30 started out with a beautiful summer evening and ended with an electric bang as a lightning storm rolled in towards the end of the concert. There was a large turnout for the opening night this year, with a wide array of foldable chairs set up in front of the twirling people on the dance floor, as well as a variety of chairs set up in the Children's Park immediately next to the concert so kids could play and watch the concert. The two bands...

  • "Peacemaker" fundraiser receives boost

    Bruce Warren|Jun 5, 2024

    The "Peacemaker" bronze sculpture in Niwot's Sculpture Park, on the southwest corner of Niwot Road and 79th Street, is a big step closer to belonging to the community. The Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA), which manages the park pursuant to an agreement with the Cottonwood Park West Homeowners Association and Boulder County, announced that it has received a commitment for a $50,000 donation towards the purchase of the sculpture created by renowned artist Bobbie Carlyle of Loveland. The...

  • Steve Durian, Boulder County's Director of Public Works

    Peggy B. Graham|Jun 5, 2024

    Steve Durian, Boulder County's Director of Public Works since August 2023, plays a crucial role in overseeing the county's infrastructure projects. Durian's expertise and passion for his work are evident, as he was excited to interview for the position when it was advertised. With prior experience at the City of Boulder from 2000 to 2006 and continued ties to the area through property ownership and other connections, Durian is excited to navigate the intricacies of Boulder County's...

  • Commuting Solutions integral to CO 119 project

    Peggy B. Graham|Jun 5, 2024

    Commuting Solutions, a Louisville-based transportation management organization (TMO), is partnering with Boulder County on the CO 119 Safety, Mobility, and Bikeway Project. As a partner, they are leveraging their expertise to create a distinct identity for the Diagonal Highway corridor. This includes designing wayfinding signs, bus station architecture, and other elements along the new Bus Rapid Transit route. Audrey DeBarros, the Executive Director of Commuting Solutions, and Kelly...

  • Tickets available for Niwot Lobsterfest

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    Niwot's Lobsterfest is returning this Saturday, June 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Whistle Stop Park. While there have been over 100 tickets sold, there are still tickets left for the event, which is capped at 200 people. A $95 adult ticket includes entrance, a "Cape Codder" welcome cocktail, lobster, sides, designer cookies, and ice cream. At a cost of $35 for children, tickets include lobster mac and cheese, sides, designer cookies, ice cream, a juice box, and a fun-filled goodie bag. Beer, wine,...

  • Hot Lunch Band headlines this week's Rock & Rails

    Madison Shaw|Jun 5, 2024

    After the opening night concert was cut short due to a thunderstorm, fans are eager to attend week two of Niwot's Rock & Rails summer concert series on Thursday, June 6 at Whistle Stop Park. Concertgoers will be able to enjoy music, dancing, drinks, food trucks, activity booths, and people-watching from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The June 6 event features The Hot Lunch Band, based in Denver, as the headliner. The band will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Known for their high-energy funk, The Hot Lunch Band...

  • Interview with SVVSD Superintendent Don Haddad, Ed.D

    Peggy B. Graham and Maria Karagianis|Jun 5, 2024

    In 2008, the St. Vrain Valley School District's (SVVSD) overall graduation rate was approximately 75%, with the Hispanic graduation rate at approximately 55%. Over 16 years, the district has seen significant progress. As of 2024, the overall district graduation rate has risen to an impressive 93.3%, and the Hispanic student graduation rate has also seen a substantial increase, now at 87.7%. According to Don Haddad, Superintendent of SVVSD, these improvements were achieved despite the district's...

  • Proposed N. 79th Street tennis facility site now listed for sale at $2.65 million

    Joan Schaefer|Jun 5, 2024

    The prospects for development of the land at 5701 N. 79th Street in Gunbarrel for use as a tennis facility appear to be more uncertain than ever. The land has recently been listed as for sale by LIV Sotheby's International Realty's Boulder office. The 20.24 acre lot is offered at an asking price of $2,650,000. Sotheby's listing describes the property as a "perfect canvas to build your dream estate." The listing states that it is zoned agricultural and is "surrounded by City of Boulder open...

  • No Trash Talkin' the Rock & Rails Gargoyles

    Scott Barto|Jun 5, 2024

    Rock & Rails' 2024 season has begun. The Left Hand Valley Courier will be featuring volunteers at the event that are a major aspect of the weekly concerts. Volunteers are integral in the organization and operation leading up to and during Rock & Rails every year. The organizers of Rock & Rails have made great efforts to make it a zero-waste venue. If you are a regular or returning patron to the Thursday night concerts, you're probably familiar with the people who sit on top of the recycling and...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Eliana Henriques

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    "Track has always been something I enjoyed," said rising Niwot High School senior Eliana Henriques. "I hope to participate on a college team after I graduate from high school next summer. It has been a challenging past few years, but I feel like I'm finally making a comeback." Henriques' sophomore year track season was cut short due to injury when she hit a hurdle while running in March 2023. She tore her ACL and later had surgery in April 2023, followed by a lengthy nine months of physical...

  • 10 Niwot High School students to compete at Nike Outdoor Nationals

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    From June 12 to June 15, 10 local Niwot High School students will compete in various track and field events at the Nike Outdoor Nationals Tournament held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. They are attending the tournament as part of REAL Training, a local club team consisting of students from Centaurus High School, Legacy High School, Montrose High School, Niwot High School, and Riverdale Ridge High School. The 10 Niwot students will join seven students from the other high...

  • Niwot High School 2023-2024 clubs will return in the fall

    Camryn Bell|Jun 5, 2024

    As the school year comes to a close, so do some of the articles about in school activities such as clubs. Throughout this year the Left Hand Valley Courier has covered Model United Nations, Best Buddies Club, Drama Club, NASA Club, A Capella Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Asian Student Association, Dance Club, Students for Rare Diseases, Political Action Club, Gender Studies Club, Coding Club, Earth Club, and finally Helping Hands Club. From community service to singing, each unique...

  • Cooper Edwards a top speller at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Aditi Patel|Jun 5, 2024

    Cooper Edwards, a Niwot Elementary School fifth-grader, represented his community on the national stage at the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28 and May 30. Edwards has earned his place among the nation's 250 top young spellers, showcasing a dedication to the spelling competition while balancing other hobbies as well. Edwards' journey to the National Spelling Bee began earlier this year when he won first place at the Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee. He approached the national...

  • Night of Champions: Academic and athletic excellence at Niwot High School

    Madison Shaw|Jun 5, 2024

    The Night of Champions ceremony unfolded with an air of anticipation and excitement as students, teachers, parents, and community members gathered to recognize the exceptional achievements of Niwot High School individuals and teams throughout the school year. From academic brilliance to athletic prowess, the event summarized the student body's spirit of dedication and perseverance. Eric Rauschkolb, Niwot High School's Principal, opened the June 2 formalities, setting the stage for an evening fil...

  • 20 Niwotians place in the top 20 at Bolder Boulder 10K

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 5, 2024

    On Memorial Day, over 48,000 participants lined up to race the Bolder Boulder 10K. Out of that number, a whopping 242 participants live in Niwot, with 125 women and 116 men participating. With so many participants, runners are timed based on age and gender instead of just the finishing time and place. In addition to the amateur racing categories, the Bolder Boulder, which first started in 1979, has expanded to include Elite categories and an International Pro Team Challenge that attracts...

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