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  • Courier Crossword Corner|Jun 7, 2023

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  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers June 7, 2023

    Jun 7, 2023

    ACROSS 4. Niwot 5. Jones 6. cars 7. track 9. female 11. Wise 14. Carnegie 15. three 17. Tavern 18. cool 19. Stepside 20. Sculpture 21. basketball 22. art DOWN 1. Himes 2. lobsters 3. kindness 6. cowbell 8. deer 10. art 12. ebikes 13. membership 14. cornet 16. trumpet 17. tip... Full story

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Jun 7, 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

    Jun 7, 2023

    William (Bill) Griffith William (Bill) Griffith, age 66, died May 18, 2023. Bill was a 1975 graduate of Niwot High School and later attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1980. Services have been held.... Full story

  • Correction

    Jun 7, 2023

    The May 31 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier included a photo of Gustave Kuhlman in the Senior Class Parade. The event was organized by the Niwot High School Boosters, rather than the Niwot Community Association.... Full story

  • Chris Daniels and the Kings headline this week's Rock & Rails

    Deborah Cameron|Jun 7, 2023

    Thursday's Rock & Rails headliner is familiar to many attendees, with proven performers who can get the audience up off of their lawn chairs, abandon their picnic baskets and onto the dance floor. It will be the popular Chris Daniels and the Kings, the beloved Colorado Music Hall of Fame inducted band, which has played its rock and blues-based music in venues throughout the world. They will be preceded by the opening act, Gunbarrel acoustic guitarist Dean Himes, a 2022 Colorado Country Music...

  • Kindness Counts Award winners announced

    Kristin Alger|Jun 7, 2023

    Five Niwot High School students have been named the first winners of the Kindness Counts Award, administered by The Peter Fund, a local non-profit. The students, Freddie Ambrose, Haylee Matney, Phoebe McLean, Henry Stauch, and Ellie Steele, were all nominated by NHS students and faculty. The Kindness Counts Award and The Peter Fund were developed by Eve Bonn and Dave Elchoness after they lost their son Peter, a NHS senior, suddenly in November 2022 to myocarditis. Peter was well known as a magne...

  • Friday Night Car Shows return to Niwot Market

    Camryn Bell|Jun 7, 2023

    Niwot Market's own Bert Steele has been hosting a local car show since 2020 that helped keep restaurants alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the restaurants near the Niwot Market struggled to stay in business during the height of the coronavirus, Steele felt there had to be something that someone could do to bring attention to Niwot's businesses and bring people together. Steele worked with multiple other business owners and prominent community members to brainstorm ideas on how to...

  • Photo of the Week

    Jun 7, 2023

  • Let's Talk About...The Weather

    Elise Marylander|Jun 7, 2023

    Ok. Let's talk about the weather. Or, rather, who doesn't talk about the weather? Whether it's with a cashier at the market, the receptionist at the doctor's office, your spouse, your friends, or nearly anyone, the default subject is often the weather. The range of subjects on this topic is vast. Today it is usually, "Oh, isn't it so nice that spring has finally come?" But it can easily be, "It's been so cold lately" which will soon morph into "It's been so hot lately." You hear the negative...

  • Rock & Rails kicks off its shoes

    Keith Waters|Jun 7, 2023

    Despite the threat of rain and the allure of the Denver Nuggets playoff game, Rock & Rails kicked off its summer 2023 season last Thursday, drawing an impressive and enthusiastic crowd. With looming dark clouds above, the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band provided the opening set. The headliner, Girls on Top!, followed with two sets of high-octane party music, bringing the dance floor to capacity. As usual, the team of volunteer greeters, beverage servers, and student "gargoyles"...

  • Art Student of the Week: Edward Amsbaugh

    Gene Hayworth|Jun 7, 2023

    One of the first jewelry pieces Edward Amsbaugh had accepted in an art exhibit was the first piece he ever created. "It was a deer head," Amsbaugh said, "that I cut from a 2 x 2 piece of metal. By hand. From an old, distant memory of my childhood friend Ian. Because he had deer heads on his walls. And I took from that memory, and I tried to make something that made me not only feel that sort of nostalgia, but also bring something new to people looking at a new piece of artwork." Since then, Amsb...

  • Boulder City Council approves e-bikes east of Broadway

    Leonard Sitongia|Jun 7, 2023

    The Boulder City Council meeting on June 1 was the last stop for the consideration of allowing e-bikes on Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) trails, a process that took 18 months. Boulder City Council members present were Matt Benjamin, Mayor Aaron Brockett, Lauren Folkerts, Rachel Friend, Junie Joseph, Nicole Speer, Tara Winer and Bob Yates. Mayor Pro Tem Mark Wallach was not present. At the beginning of the hearing regarding e-bikes council member Rachel Friend recused herself with...

  • Open Studios annual members' exhibit to be held in Niwot

    Deborah Cameron|Jun 7, 2023

    More art is coming to Niwot as summer begins. Open Studios, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting artists and enhancing and enriching the visual arts in Boulder County, in cooperation with the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, is bringing its annual members' show to the former feed store on 2nd Avenue. The exhibit features work from the more than 205 member artists who participate in the organization. It includes work in a variety of mediums, ranging from watercolor, paint on acrylic, mixed-m...

  • Newlywed wins award for climate research

    Katrina Stroud|Jun 7, 2023

    Sierra Melton, a native of Gunbarrel, has recently won the $20,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award presented by the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood is a U.S.-based international women's organization of about 230,000 members, with a primary focus on providing educational opportunities for female students worldwide. Melton was nominated by the P.E.O. chapter in Boulder. According to the P.E.O. International website, "The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time,...

  • First Friday Art Walk

    Gene Hayworth|Jun 7, 2023

    Sandwiched between Thursday's first Rock & Rails concert of the season and Saturday's much-anticipated Niwot Lobsterfest, Niwot's First Friday Art Walk had fewer visitors than anticipated. But those who did make it out were treated to an evening of great music, inspiring art, light refreshments and fine dining. On Friday, June 2, a core group of Niwot business owners hosted four artists, including Penny Peterson at Slifer Smith and Frampton; abstract expressionist painter Blaise Simonelli,...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Julian Lettow

    Jack Carlough|Jun 7, 2023

    Not many student-athletes nowadays are willing - or able - to take the path that Julian Lettow traveled throughout his time at Niwot High School. Besides opting out of his sophomore basketball season due to COVID-19 concerns, Lettow balanced academics with hoops, tennis and baseball for all four years, earning the increasingly rare distinction of being a three-sport athlete. The effort he put forth made receiving his diploma all the more satisfying. "I put a lot of work into these four years,"...

  • Lobsterfest – Saturday in the park

    Elise Marylander|Jun 7, 2023

    It was a fun-filled "Saturday in the Park" on June 3 as the Niwot Business Association held its Third Annual Lobsterfest at Whistle Stop Park in Niwot. The rainy skies cleared for this sunny charity event filled with over 150 friends, neighbors and family members which Deborah Fowler, an event organizer said raised over $3,000 to benefit the Niwot Sculpture Park, which is restoring the tree carvings created by Eddie Running Wolf. In addition to Fowler, the event was organized by Linda Klueber...

  • Cougar girls golf takes 13th at state

    Scott L. Malan|Jun 7, 2023

    Sometimes it's not about winning the game, but how you finish. For Niwot High School graduated senior Kate Jones, her final outing as a Cougar, and her second round at last week's Colorado Girls State 4A Golf Tournament, was one to remember. After struggling through a disappointing first-round 104, Jones shaved off 16 strokes in Wednesday's second round, carding a solid 88 at the par-72 Thorncreek Golf Course in Thornton. That was her best round in three state tournament appearances and her...