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  • Courier Crossword Corner|Jul 19, 2023

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers July 19, 2023

    Jul 19, 2023

    ACROSS 3. resurface 5. virtual 7. Stanford 10. pampered 11. Sanctuary 13. sign 14. weeds DOWN 1. cookie 2. Blend 4. Settlers 6. Allman 8. juried 9. Yates 12. Cranny...

  • Content and Comments

    Jul 19, 2023

    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]....

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Jul 19, 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

    Jul 19, 2023

  • Rebecca Folsom brings her new album "Sanctuary" to Rock & Rails

    Karen Horan|Jul 19, 2023

    In a world where music has the power to touch hearts and ignite souls, singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom stands as a true luminary. A Rock & Rails favorite since 2006, Folsom and her band return to Niwot's favorite event, July 20. "Niwot is a home away from home," the Boulder native shared. "There's something special about the Niwot community and the strong sense of celebration in that community." This year, Folsom takes the stage propelled by the momentum of "Sanctuary," her newly released...

  • Pampered Pooch Walk

    Jessica Checkas|Jul 19, 2023

    A steady stream of four-legged companions strode through Niwot on Saturday, July 15, with their human friends as part of the Pampered Pooch Walk sponsored by the Niwot Business Association. The Pampered Pooch Walk was a four-hour event starting at 10 a.m., encouraging all dog owners to walk around Niwot and visit local businesses for fun doggy opportunities, treats, and canine-related goodies. Most of the local businesses in Niwot participated in the Walk. Some, such as A Few of a Kind Vintage...

  • Why Not Niwot? Explore art and vote for your favorites

    Deborah Cameron|Jul 19, 2023

    For the next few weeks, there will be art throughout Niwot with the Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show organized by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association and Osmosis Art Gallery. The 2023 event was launched at July's First Friday Art Walk and this year marks the 12th year of the show. More than 30 art entries featuring Niwot can be seen in eight Niwot businesses: Osmosis Gallery, Niwot Jewelry & Gifts, Niwot Inn & Spa, Few of a Kind Vintage and Mercantile, Niwot Wheel Works, Fly Away Home Decor,...

  • Let's Talk About...Going Back to the Movies

    Elise S. Marylander|Jul 19, 2023

    Ok. Some of us are starting to go back to the movie theaters after the big Covid drought. I have seen "Maverick" so far, which doesn't make me an expert but was an exciting way to get my movie-feet wet again. I think we are all a bit rusty, so perhaps a movie-manners refresher might be in order. Let me tell you a story so you know what I am talking about. It was date night, pre-Covid. My husband and I had planned for a week to go see the new "Captain America" movie. It was a very popular movie a...

  • Where are they now? Phillip Yates

    Hannah Stewart|Jul 19, 2023

    More than 20 years after he graduated from Niwot High School, Phillip Yates can still be found roaming around Niwot. Now, he's usually spotted with a camera, taking photos along the way. Yates enjoys the community and he enjoys the outdoors-which is perfect for him since he's the Senior Communications Manager for the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department. After graduating from Niwot High School in 1999, Yates attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he studied...

  • Familiar Face Skyla at La Musette Food Truck

    Camryn Bell|Jul 19, 2023

    Niwot's restaurant scene has always been a significant part of the community. From small businesses to the people who own them, each and every restaurant has its own personality that makes it stand out from the rest. La Musette, one of Niwot's best, is a farm-to-table caterer and restaurant run from a permanent food truck on Murray Street next to The Wheel House in Niwot, and owned and operated by Skyla Olds. Her unique menu rotation includes new dishes every two weeks, although she includes...

  • Niwot Community Band performs at Rockies-Yankees game

    Special to the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Twenty-six members of the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, under the direction of Debbie Benson, performed the National Anthem at the Colorado Rockies game against the New York Yankees on Friday, July 14. Band members gathered in the parking lot before the game to warm up with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Sweet Caroline," and "Celebration," which seemed to work as the Rockies beat the Yankees, 7-2, in the first regular season game after the All-Star...

  • A big crowd enjoys Rock & Rails fun

    Kristin Alger|Jul 19, 2023

    Beautiful blue skies and high temperatures brought out a huge crowd to the July 13 edition of Rock & Rails. And the bands didn't disappoint. Award-winning songwriter Tim Ostdiek got the evening started and was joined by Jenny Balagna, bringing their upbeat mixture of folk originals and covers to the stage. Ostdiek and Balagna are both based in the Longmont area and perform around the Front Range, often with a full complement of band members, but Niwot was treated to an intimate performance by...

  • Niwot Community Association helps beautify Niwot

    Leonard Sitongia|Jul 19, 2023

    The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly meeting on July 12. This was the first meeting of the new schedule, with monthly meetings moving to the second Wednesday of the month, and it was held at the Left Hand Grange for the first time. The new meeting time and location worked well. The NCA has previously paid to clear the weeds from the north side of Niwot Road at the west entrance to Niwot from the Diagonal Highway, thanks to arrangements made by board member Pat Murphy. The thin strip of ground between the sidewalk and fence has...

  • House Blend Band takes to the street again

    Bruce Warren|Jul 19, 2023

    The House Blend Band, composed of family and friends of Old Oak Coffeehouse owners Michael Tomich and Patty Machen, took to the street Saturday, July 15, to perform for a large local crowd. Three generations of the Tomich-Machen family performed with the band, blending harmonies with the musicians. Old Oak Coffeehouse barista Zach Collins also sang with the band, continuing a tradition of featuring one of the Old Oak employees at every concert. The band set up on 2nd Avenue on a stage purchased...

  • Bumper to Bumper: Transportation Update

    Leonard Sitongia|Jul 19, 2023

    The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will hold virtual public meetings for the Colorado Transportation Planning Region Study. The date for CDOT Region 4 meeting, which includes Niwot, is July 31. The meetings are required by the Ozone Season Transit Grant Program Flexibility bill that Governor Jared Polis signed into law on April 28, 2023. The meeting and a survey will gather public input about local transportation priorities and will contribute to the statewide transportation plan that will be updated next year. Registration for...

  • LID revenues stable

    Bruce Warren|Jul 19, 2023

    The July meeting of the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID), delayed a week due to the July 4th holiday, took place on Tuesday, July 11. The LID approved two funding requests - $2,037 for the Niwot Cultural Arts Association's Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show, which kicked off July 1, and $5,300 for NHS student Montana Heather's Eagle Scout project to install a "Welcome to Niwot" stone sign on Niwot Road near the intersection with the Diagonal Highway. Anne Postle of Osmosis...

  • Elise Cranny and two Silver Creek products shine at USATF Outdoor Championships

    Jack Carlough|Jul 19, 2023

    Finding success on the big stage isn’t anything new for Elise Cranny, but this year’s trip to the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships was particularly special. Beyond securing her third straight 5,000-meter national title and her first in the 10,000, the 2014 Niwot High School grad was perhaps most pleased when she utilized an energized mindset to produce a pair of gold medals. “Overall, it was probably one of the proudest I’ve (been) leaving a meet,” said Cranny, who placed 13th in the 5K at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. “More so than that o...

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