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  • Content and Comments

    Jun 26, 2024

    Do you know of a local event, interesting story or local person the Courier might be interested in covering? Do you have comments about what you have read in the Courier or suggestions to make? We would like to hear from you at [email protected]@lhvc.com....

  • Photo of the Week

    Jun 26, 2024

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Jun 26, 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]@lhvc.com in high resolution. • Please include a caption describing the photo, your name, email addre...

  • Danielle Anneka Studholme

    Jun 26, 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

  • Courier Cookbook Spinach all ways

    Jun 26, 2024

    Spinach used to be associated with the can of green stuff Popeye ate to get strong. Spinach has come a long way since then. Delicious, packed with nutrients and a favorite at any gathering. Try these when you are feeling the need for green. SPINACH ARTICHOKE PASTA Submitted by Madison Shaw Adapted from the-girl-who-ate-everything.com Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups heavy cream 1 lb. penne pasta 1...

  • Alison and Seth Steele named Grand Marshals of 4th of July Parade in Niwot

    Scott Barto|Jun 26, 2024

    Alison and Seth Steele, owners and operators of the Niwot Market, have been named as the Grand Marshals for the upcoming 4th of July Parade in Niwot. Not only do they continue to manage the Niwot Market, but they have been active volunteers for different community events as they carry on the legacy of their father, Bert Steele. "Their Niwot heritage and being involved in activities reflects over a century of families serving the Niwot community," said Kathy Koehler, one of the organizers of the...

  • First Friday Art Walk July 5 "Peacemaker" fundraiser

    Hayden Duckworth|Jun 26, 2024

    First Friday Art Walks have been reoccurring in Niwot for 12 years to help support local artists and businesses. The Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) along with Osmosis Art and Architecture are major sponsors of the event, which is set to take place again on Friday, July 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Niwot's business district. Visitors can stroll around town and meet artists while viewing the local art scene in Niwot, often enjoying live music flowing through the streets. First Friday A...

  • Left Hand Laurel Merrick Blondeau

    Camryn Bell|Jun 26, 2024

    Merrick Blondeau has been a member of the Niwot Community for all 18 years of his life. Over the years he has become a familiar attendee and volunteer at events around the town. For his volunteer efforts over the years throughout Niwot, Blondeau is the June 2024 recipient of the Left Hand Valley Courier's Left Hand Laurel. Blondeau recently graduated from Niwot High School with the class of 2024. From the NHS drumline to choir and musical theater, to various clubs, Blondeau has been involved in...

  • Death Notice

    Jun 26, 2024

    Niwot resident, James A. Cooke, age 72, died at his home as a result of complications of Type 1 diabetes on June 7, 2024. Jim was a long-time attorney in Boulder County, moved to Niwot three years ago and was an active member of the Niwot Community Association. A private family service will be held. Gifts in Jim’s honor may be made by check to Charities Within Reach, c/o Jackie Osborn, 8100 Dry Creek Circle, Niwot CO 80503, or to JDRF, the leading global Type 1 Diabetes charity at https://donate.jdrf.org.uk/.... Full story

  • Book Review

    Karen Sherlock|Jun 26, 2024

    As the United States approaches its most exalted patriotic holiday on July 4th where we celebrate our hardwon union and form of government that provides civil freedoms seen nowhere else in the world, we accept that we are living during a time of heightened political divisiveness, perhaps not seen since the time of our Civil War. In The Presence of Mine Enemies, written in 2006 by Edward L. Ayers, provides a panoply of personal stories, recollections and material collected in The Valley of The...

  • Home on the Grange

    Vicky Dorvee|Jun 26, 2024

    The main hall of Niwot Community Hall, the home of Left Hand Grange No. 9, is all alight with beautiful new features: suspended light fixtures on the ceiling and sconces on the walls. More improvements are in the works for the main hall. In the next month, the mirrored wall and curtains will be removed and that section will be repaired and painted, and wainscoting will be installed to match the rest of the room. Thanks to the time, effort, and generosity of Niwot Business Association...

  • Meet your neighbor - Ashley Niles

    Joan Schaefer|Jun 26, 2024

    Ashley Niles is a dentist and business owner, an athlete, a wife and a mother of three young children. She admirably manages her very busy life with an aura of kindness and calmness that would be difficult for most of us with her schedule to match. She credits her background in team sports for much of her determination and many of her values. Niles grew up in Geneva, Illinois, a rural Swedish American community west of Chicago. She is from a medical family. Her father was an OB-GYN and her...

  • Jack Hadley and One on One take the Rock & Rails stage June 27

    Camryn Bell|Jun 26, 2024

    Rock & Rails summer concerts continue on Thursday, June 27, with the opening act starting at 5 p.m. and the headliner lighting up the stage at 6:30 p.m. This week, opener Jack Hadley, a blues guitarist and vocalist, will start off the night with original compositions as well as familiar blues tunes. Hadley is a well-versed and experienced musician who has spent many years refining and discovering his skills as a performer. His most recent project was released in April, entitled, "Jack Hadley -...

  • Niwot Jazz Festival 2024: A journey through jazz

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    The Niwot Jazz Festival, held on June 22 in Cottonwood Square, once again brought a symphony of sounds and community spirit to the Niwot community. As the third iteration of this beloved event, the festival showcased a remarkable lineup of talented musicians, drawing in jazz enthusiasts from as near as local areas and as far away as North Carolina. With an estimated 300 to 400 attendees, the festival reaffirmed its place as a cornerstone of Niwot's cultural calendar. The festival kicked off with...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Kianna Butler

    Jack Carlough|Jun 26, 2024

    It didn't take long for newcomer Kianna Butler to find her groove with the Niwot High School varsity softball team last season. After transferring from a Class 2A school in Flagstaff, Arizona, Butler became the Class 4A Cougars' top pitcher during her junior season. Niwot head coach Bobby Matthews trusted Butler with 130.2 innings in the circle and was rewarded with a stellar 2.68 earned run average. Butler, not one to shy away from pressure, said she enjoyed the competitive leap from 2A to 4A....

  • Why Whiten

    Dr. Peter Zwickey|Jun 26, 2024

    Many patients we at Niwot Dental chat with have a desire to change and lighten the color of their teeth. They want their teeth to really shine, and feel the pressure of societal expectations for that “Hollywood White” smile have only grown with the advent of social media. Many are hesitant to professionally whiten and when asked why, one of the most common responses we get is “because I’ve tried all the whitening toothpastes and rinses and they don’t work.” It is crucial to understand that while these products are commonplace and you are inu...

  • Adrenaline-filled Rock & Rails with the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band and CW & Twenty Hands High

    Joan Schaefer|Jun 26, 2024

    It's never good when rain and hail blow through an outdoor concert venue an hour before the event is scheduled. That's what happened in advance of the Rock & Rails program on June 20, 2024. However, in typical Colorado fashion, the skies cleared quickly and fortunately the weather remained delightful throughout the evening. The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band kicked off the event with selections consistent with the evening's country and Southern rock theme. A large group of 28...

  • Transportation News US 36 proposed bikeway and wildlife crossings

    Peggy B. Graham|Jun 26, 2024

    Boulder County's Transportation Planning Division is working on a Feasibility Study for the US 36/North Foothills Bikeway, an eleven-mile corridor spanning from the intersection of Broadway and US 36 in Boulder to the intersection of US 36 and CO 66 in Lyons. The study is motivated by injury-fatality pedestrian and bicycle crashes along this corridor. For more information, sign up for e-news at County E-News. The purpose of the bikeway is to improve safety and comfort for cyclists. All severe...

  • Dancing Under the Stars returns to Cottonwood Square for another season

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    Dancing Under the Stars is back and ready to light up the night on Friday, June 28. The festive tradition, now its fifth year in Niwot, promises an enchanting evening of salsa dancing under the stars in Cottonwood Square from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Originally founded by Tom Masterson in the early 1980s, the event "started at the University of Colorado's Memorial Center and was very popular," said Masterson. "We had over 100 people dancing with us, and it has always been a completely free program,...

  • Dr. Patti Ashley returns to Niwot

    Jessica Checkas|Jun 26, 2024

    Patti Ashley, PhD, LPC, has recently returned to Niwot, and reopened her counseling office after a short time out of state. Ashley is a psychotherapist, who now has an office in the space formerly occupied by the Niwot Veterinary Clinic at 6964 N. 79th Street, Suite 4, in Cottonwood Square. Ashley's offices, known as Authenticity Architects, is a counseling firm that works with other companies working toward community mental health. Ashley formerly had a counseling office in the building behind...

  • Kidney donation successful seven years post-op; others still in need

    Jennifer Wagner|Jun 26, 2024

    It has been almost seven years since Niwot resident Jim Eastman received a kidney from Loveland resident Scott La Point, and both men are doing very well. The two men, still friends, talked about the excitement of the original procedure. La Point said, "I called up Jim and asked him what he was doing a week from Thursday." Eastman cut in, "I thought he just wanted to meet up for coffee or something else." La Point continued, "I said, 'no I don't want to get coffee or go for a bike ride, we have...

  • NYS Monarch Field ribbon cutting and celebration

    Jessica Walker|Jun 26, 2024

    Hangge Fields at Monarch Park were abuzz with activity this past Sunday, June 23, as the volunteer board members of Niwot Youth Sports hosted a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their brand new building housing concessions, storage and permanent bathrooms on site. NYS President Pat Longseth and NYS Hangge Fields at Monarch Supervisor and Maintenance Director Glenn Wager, who also serves as NYS Girls Softball Commissioner, were on hand to officially open the building. Riki Frea, NYS...

  • Cougars girls tennis team serves up postseason results

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    Niwot High School’s girls tennis team had an impressive season, finishing third in the 4A Region 5 League with a 7-5-1 overall record. Under the experienced leadership of Head Coach Aimee Hites, who has been at the helm for about 15 years, the team showed remarkable skill and tenacity. The Cougars’ roster featured a mix of seasoned seniors and promising underclassmen. Sophomore Saha Kolli emerged as a formidable force on the court, earning a 4A All-State Second Team honor. Kolli’s performance in the No. 1 singles spot was admirable, achie...

  • Silver Creek boys swim and dive makes a tidal wave in postseason awards

    Madison Shaw|Jun 26, 2024

    The Silver Creek Raptors made waves this season, not only claiming the Class 4A state championship, but also securing second place in the 4A Northern League and earning numerous postseason accolades. Under the guidance of Head Coach Debbie Stewart, the team, which is comprised of talented swimmers and divers from Niwot High School, Mead High School, Erie High School, Dawson School, and Silver Creek High School, showcased the strengths of their athletes, leading to numerous honors and new school records. James Story, a junior from Mead High...

  • Courier Crossword Corner June 26, 2024

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  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers June 26, 2024

    Jun 26, 2024

    ACROSS 1. stars 3. lights 6. Stewart 10. Dallas 11. running 12. Peacemaker 14. enemies 16. crossings 18. saxophone 20. tennis DOWN 2. Arizona 4. strikeouts 5. Hadley 6. spinach 7. Grange 8. dentist 9. Jazz 13. music 15. bikeway 17. Raptors 19. Steele... Full story

  • Out In Left Field-BASEBALL

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - TRACK

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Let's Talk About...The Summer Solstice

    Elise S. Marylander|Jun 26, 2024

    Ok. Was that the summer solstice that just passed by? June 20 was the day when the sun hit its northernmost spot in the sky. You know what that means? It is just a slow downhill ride to winter. We are told the longest day of the year was just a week ago. Are we to believe that today is shorter than yesterday? Let's just pause right there and remind ourselves there are always 24 hours in a day. So, days aren't really getting longer or shorter at all. Are they? That is one of those concepts that...

  • School of Statesmanship, Service and Stewardship offers free classes

    Karen Sherlock|Jun 26, 2024

    A class entitled "Awakening Democracy: What is it, Who's part of it, How we shape it" was offered on June 17 by School of Statesmanship, Service and Stewardship, a Longmont non-profit created by community members Michael Butler, Carol Beth Engel-Enright, Charlene Santala Gearing, Stephanie G. Rossi, William H. Shirley, Chris D. Treharne, and Wein-Pin Yeh in June, 2022. According to its Articles of Incorporation, the specific purpose of the organization is "creating a learning environment which a...

  • Out In Left Field - TRACK

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - BASKETBALL

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - SWIMMING

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - SKIING

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - FOOTBALL

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - TENNIS

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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  • Out In Left Field - VOLLEYBALL

    Bruce Warren|Jun 26, 2024

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