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  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Crosswordlabs.com|Jul 26, 2023

  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers July 19, 2023

    Jul 26, 2023

    ACROSS 2. diamond 5. underpass 7. law 12. Messinger 14. Eagles 16. Oblinger 17. contact DOWN 1. rain 3. May 4. Flower 6. receiver 8. pedestrian 9. tip 10. plumbing 11. Bondi 13. South 15. Shine...

  • Let's Talk About...Your Automotive History

    Elise S. Marylander|Jul 26, 2023

    Ok. How many cars have you owned in your life? If you are young, maybe one or two (or maybe zero). If you are older, undoubtedly several. Your car history is like an archeological dig into your life. Let me explain. Some people carefully choose what they drive, others just need transportation, and still others don't really have a choice. And is your identity somehow wrapped up in the car you drive? In Southern California, the answer is a clear "yes." Here in Colorado, well, you decide. After an...

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Jul 26, 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 26, 2023

  • Niwot Flower Fest coming next week

    Jessica Checkas|Jul 26, 2023

    Niwot’s first Flower Fest will be held on Aug. 5 from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. on Second Avenue and in Cottonwood Square Shopping Center in celebration of colorful summer blooms. Sponsored by Niwot Business Association and the Niwot Local Improvement District, the fest is being organized by Sarah Cioni, the owner of Belle Terre Floral, and Kathy Trauner, the owner of Fly Away Home Decor, with several fun events planned and lots of free flowers. The first seventy-five arrivals at Fly Away Home for the Flower Fest will receive a punch card to u...

  • Eagles tribute band The Long Run takes the Rock & Rails stage July 27

    Deborah Cameron|Jul 26, 2023

    Nearly everyone can sing along with an Eagles song, and that makes The Long Run, an Eagles Tribute Band, a great choice to entertain the Rock & Rails crowd on July 27. The six-member band is a summer festival favorite, playing up and down the Front Range. Founded in 2009, they've also played larger venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Paramount Theatre. The band has plenty of talent. Band founder, drummer and vocalist Mark Trippensee has played with national acts including REO...

  • National Night Out connects law enforcement with the community

    Katrina Stroud|Jul 26, 2023

    On Tuesday, Aug. 1, Niwot will host its annual National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Murray Street between Second and Third Avenues. National Night Out is an annual community-building national campaign that promotes community relationships between residents and law enforcement and other first responders. The event creates an opportunity to get to know local law enforcement and create camaraderie and community. Niwot is just one of several National Night Out sites sponsored by the Boulder...

  • Death Notice

    Jul 26, 2023

    Art Stapp, 74, of Niwot died July 19, 2023. He owned and operated Stapp Interstate Toyota for many years, and supported numerous charitable causes in Niwot and beyond. A memorial service will be held at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow....

  • County Commissioners updated on transportation projects

    Leonard Sitongia|Jul 26, 2023

    The Boulder County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a virtual public briefing on July 18 to hear from county staff about how sales taxes will be spent on transportation projects. In 2022 voters approved Ballot Issue 1C to extend the 0.1% countywide sales tax in perpetuity. All three commissioners were in attendance at the hearing. Kathleen Bracke, Deputy Director of Community Planning & Permitting, provided most of the presentation. Bracke identified staff priorities for spending. The...

  • Home on the Grange

    Vicky Dorvee|Jul 26, 2023

    August's cultural events at The Grange feature enriching experiences centered on art, history, and education. Each of these events offers an opportunity for the public to enjoy historic Niwot in a community setting. Bondi Art Show Friday, August 4, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Michael Bondi's annual art show returns to The Grange. Both original watercolors and prints will be available for purchase in a variety of sizes. You'll be enthralled by Bondi's evocative,...

  • Rocky Mountain Christian Church to host Shine prom

    Scott L. Malan|Jul 26, 2023

    Did you ever dream of being the Prom Queen or Prom King? Well, only a few young people have ever been fortunate enough to live the experience. But for nearly 200 special needs students and young adults, that dream is about to come true. On Friday, Sept. 8, Rocky Mountain Christian Church (RMCC) will host its annual Shine Prom for special needs guests 14 years old or older and their families at its Niwot and Frederick campuses, and every special guest will be crowned Prom King or Prom Queen...

  • Preschool through Eighth Grade Education: Where childhood thrives and confidence takes root

    Special to the Courier Boulder Country Day School|Jul 26, 2023

    At Boulder Country Day, a commitment to helping each student discover their unique excellence underlies our entire approach — beginning with our firm belief in the benefits of a preschool-through-eighth grade community. While a student body ranging from age 2 ½ to age 14 is certainly a diverse group, we have observed first-hand, year after year, the positive impact of an educational environment that promotes growth and maturity, while also encouraging children to remain connected to the wonder of childhood for as long as possible. Balancing in...

  • Rebecca Folsom headlines Rock & Rails

    Kristin Alger|Jul 26, 2023

    Colorado's unusually wet summer weather caught up with Rock & Rails July 20, cutting short the performance by Rebecca Folsom and her band. The dark clouds and threat of rain held off until just after 7 p.m., when lightning strikes within two miles of the venue, accompanied by a downpour, interrupted the performance. Folsom and the band tried to wait out the storm as concert-goers huddled around the depot building and crowded under umbrellas, but when high winds came up and the rain did not...

  • Book review: "Stay Sweet"

    Hannah Stewart|Jul 26, 2023

    I haven't spent much time in the South-sure, I've been to Disney World and I had what felt like an eternity-long layover in Georgia-but after reading Chris Chandler's book "Stay Sweet: Tales of Quirky Southern Love," I almost feel as though I've lived there. The beauty of this book is its raw honesty. It's part-memoir, part-historical text, and part-personal musings on life, family, and love. Through a series of vignettes, Chandler shares moments throughout her life, many concerning her maternal...

  • Summer construction at Niwot High School

    Jessica Checkas|Jul 26, 2023

    Over the summer, Niwot High School has been temporarily closed while the school’s plumbing system is updated. The school was closed the Tuesday after Memorial Day and will reopen on July 31 after nine weeks of construction. “The school has grown a lot since it opened in 1972,” said Niwot High principal Eric Rauschkolb. “Some of the plumbing was original and we were starting to have some problems with the pipes backing up.” Due to the age of the building and the growth of the school, there was an odd mix of older pipes and newer systems w...

  • NHS baseball diamond no longer in the rough

    Bruce Warren|Jul 26, 2023

    Skyler Messinger, now playing third base for the Fresno Grizzlies in the Colorado Rockies' organization, last played on it in 2017. His brother, Connor Messinger, played on it a few years earlier before heading off to play baseball at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and later the University of Nebraska at Kearney, then returning to Niwot as an assistant coach. Last season, seniors Jed Kilpatrick, Julian Lettow, Diego Castro and Jaedyn Adler played on it, together with a number of...

  • Niwot High School football prospects looking good

    Isaac Stephens|Jul 26, 2023

    The Niwot High School football season is officially gearing up as the players have played their last 7-on-7 games. The games took place this summer against both Weld Central High School and Silver Creek High School (twice). Their first two games were successful as they took home "wins" and gained experience. While their final game last Wednesday was a close "loss," it was still a great learning moment for the team, according to the coaching staff. The 7-on-7 games are non contact, with no...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Mats Lehan

    Jack Carlough|Jul 26, 2023

    This summer has been all about football for Niwot High School incoming senior Mats Lehan. On top of Niwot's offseason morning workouts, the wide receiver/free safety spent time training at Jenkins Elite, a Denver-area camp focused on developing high school players. Plus, Lehan attended prospect camps at both the University of San Diego and Colorado School of Mines with the goal of getting noticed by college coaches. "They were a lot of fun," Lehan said of his experience at the prospects camps....

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