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  • Courier Crossword Corner

    Crosswordlabs.com|Aug 2, 2023

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  • COURIER CROSSWORD CORNER ANSWERS AUGUST 2, 2023

    Aug 2, 2023

    ACROSS 3. free 4. Sessa 6. airport 8. Brake 10. Monarch 11. middle 13. love DOWN 1. brass 2. Peter 5. Alabama 7. one 9. Shell 12. dance... Full story

  • Content and Comments

    Aug 2, 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

    Aug 2, 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...

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    Aug 2, 2023

  • MVP project rounding third and heading for home

    Jessica Walker|Aug 2, 2023

    Niwot Youth Sports held its bimonthly board meeting at the Niwot Inn and Spa on July 19 and board members were given some exciting news about the Monarch Improvement Project (MVP). NYS president Pat Longseth told the board that the building was weeks away from opening, would be ready to greet the NYS Fall Ball Softball Season, and was inching closer toward its $500,000 fundraising goal. The board is now planning a grand opening celebration and hoping to get additional community support to raise...

  • Guerrilla Fanfare to make its Whistle Stop Park debut

    Deborah Cameron|Aug 2, 2023

    Brass, sass, and a party are coming to the Rock & Rails stage Aug. 3 as Guerrilla Fanfare plays the event for the first time. Made up entirely of Denver-area musicians, they impart a New Orleans-style funk to their concerts, bringing trumpets, trombones, a tuba, saxophones and drums to their audience. The band's founder and manager Zach Brake is a 2016 CU Boulder alumnus and music education major who fell in love with brass band music while in school. He dreamed of starting a brass band at a tim...

  • The Peter Fund hosts concert in the park

    Bruce Warren|Aug 2, 2023

    Tuesday, July 25, saw The Peter Fund host a concert in Whistle Stop Park in conjunction with the recognition of the first five Kindness Counts Award winners in the non-profit's effort to recognize and reward acts of kindness. The evening opened with two bands, The PSB and Pearl Vision, each made up of local high school students who knew the late Peter Bonn-Elchoness, who died of a rare heart condition during his senior year at Niwot High School last fall. The music concluded with a performance...

  • Let's Talk About...Time Zones

    Elise S. Marylander|Aug 2, 2023

    Ok. Have you ever traveled, called a friend across the country, watched the Olympics or the World Cup and realized figuring out the time difference can be a hefty math problem? I am talking about time zones. You may know the U.S. has six time zones (not including its territories). So, you may live in the same country as your east coast cousin, but you may be just getting off work when they are sound asleep for the night. And think about this: Why does the U.S. have six time zones, Russia has 11...

  • The Long Run brings a crowd to Rock & Rails

    Kristin Alger|Aug 2, 2023

    A warm summer night, a tribute to Eagles founding member Randy Meisner who died the day before, and a record night for tips and alcohol sales highlighted the July 27 edition of Rock & Rails. The Strangebyrds, comprised of Cari Minor and Ray Smith, were Thursday's opening Rock & Rails act. No "strangers" to the Rock & Rails stage, the duo has been around since 2011, and have released five albums to date, with a musical style they describe as "blue collar folk Americana." The quality of Rock &...

  • Bumper to Bumper: Transportation prices reduced

    Leonard Sitongia|Aug 2, 2023

    The first month of Zero Fare for Better Air has passed, but the program will continue through August. All Regional Transportation District (RTD) rides for buses and trains will continue to be free until Sept. 1. The RTD board of directors decided at the July 25 meeting to reduce the price of tickets after August. Regular fare for local buses will be $2.75 while the discount price (for seniors, for example) will be $1.35. Fares for youths (age 19 and under) will be zero for a year, beginning in September. Pass programs for employers and...

  • Dancing Under the Stars

    Jessica Checkas|Aug 2, 2023

    Dancing Under the Stars, an event that has been thriving in Niwot for four years, is still going strong. Every Friday night in the summer, a stage is set up in the parking lot of Cottonwood Square located at Niwot Road and 79th Street. Free dance lessons begin at 7:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., and then the dance floor overflows until 9:30 p.m., well after the stars have started to shine. The DJ plays the genre of the week including salsa, swing, and Cuban salsa and the lessons get everyone ready...

  • City deciding the future of Boulder Municipal Airport

    Leonard Sitongia|Aug 2, 2023

    The City of Boulder held its second airport open house on July 18 at the Via Mobility offices on 63rd Street as part of the process to decide the future of the Boulder Municipal Airport. The process has been named the "Airport Community Conversation." In addition to two open house events, there is a community working group which has met four times and will meet one more time before results are presented to the Boulder City Council. City staff and the working group have collaboratively developed...

  • "Stay Sweet" author draws full house for reading

    Keith Waters|Aug 2, 2023

    Chris Chandler, author of "Stay Sweet: Tales of Quirky Southern Love," read passages from her new book to a full house at Inkberry Books on Saturday, July 29. The reading was followed by a book signing. The book is a memoir about Chandler and her family, and their life in small-town Georgia. The southern love referenced in the title refers to Chandler's deep bonds with her family, particularly her female relatives, who provided the author with strong, accepting role models. The book also trades...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Addison Engel

    Jack Carlough|Aug 2, 2023

    Addison Engel understands that her upcoming senior season could be a little different compared to her previous three years with the Cougars. After graduating six impact seniors from last year's 21-9 club, the Niwot High girls volleyball team has a considerably younger roster entering this fall, making the veteran Engel a crucial piece to this transitional period. "Our Niwot team, in general, is on the younger side, whereas in the past we've been on the older side," Engel said. "We graduated six...

  • Top cyclist Magnus White dies on the Diagonal

    Staff Report|Aug 2, 2023

    Magnus White, a 17-year old competitive cyclist, was killed Saturday, July 29 on Highway 119 (the “Diagonal”) while training on his bicycle to compete at the Junior Men’s Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland on Aug. 10. White was a junior member of the 2023 Cyclocross World Championship team, U.S.A. He had won a junior national championship in cyclocross in 2021 and earned a place on the U.S. national team. White competed with the U.S. team in Europe ahead of last year’s cyclocross world championships, and he...

  • NHS boys golf starting year strong

    Scott L. Malan|Aug 2, 2023

    The 2022 Niwot High School boys golf season did not end the way Coach Ed Weaver, or his Cougars expected, but chalk it up to lessons learned and experience gained. Now it’s time to tee it up for a new season. The golf season started this week at a furious pace with team tryouts and qualifying rounds Monday and Tuesday, and the first league play Thursday in Loveland with a varsity event at Mariana Butte and junior varsity play at Cattail Creek. For Emmett Shell, his senior season will be an opportunity to showcase the talent that makes him o...