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  • Courier Crossword Corner September 6, 2023

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  • Courier Crossword Corner Answers September 6, 2023

    Sep 6, 2023

    ACROSS 2. blue 3. fatalities 4. Costco 5. Rodriguez 6. Ravens 8. offense 10. theater 13. Miller 15. Rail 16. speed 18. Pippin DOWN 1. Courier 4. Cheyenne 7. softball 9. Shell 11. Server 12. BRT 14. leadership 17. sign...

  • Content and Comments

    Sep 6, 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

    Sep 6, 2023

  • Photo of the Week Could Be Yours

    Sep 6, 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...

  • Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show winners announced

    Kristin Alger|Sep 6, 2023

    On Friday, Sept. 1, the winners of the 12th annual Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show were announced at the September First Friday Art Walk. The ceremony took place in front of Osmosis Art and Architecture with an artist's reception following at the former Feed Store building across the street. Prior to the ceremony, the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band entertained the crowd in front of Niwot Jewelry & Gifts with tunes ranging from "Isn't She Lovely" and "Pictures at an Exhibition" to...

  • Don't miss RISE Benefit Concert this Thursday in Whistle Stop Park

    Deborah Cameron|Sep 6, 2023

    Although this year's Rock & Rails concert series has concluded, there is still more Thursday night music to enjoy in Whistle Stop Park. RISE 2023, The Jared Music Foundation's annual benefit concert is returning on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5 - 9 p.m..at Whistle Stop Park. "This will be our third one at Whistle Stop Park," said co-founder Surinder Dahiya. "We're hoping to get a good turnout because we now have about 30 kids that we fund. Over 20 are taking it at the Boulder Symphony Music...

  • New Niwot welcome sign

    Jessica Checkas|Sep 6, 2023

    Just off of Highway 119 on the north side of Niwot Road is a new carved rock sign, welcoming visitors who get off the Diagonal Highway to enter Niwot. Montana Heather, a Niwot High School senior, created the sign, located on the north side of Niwot Road just across from Peppertree Drive, as his Eagle Scout project. The planning and coordinating behind the construction of the sign took almost two years due to the spacing requirements of the sign itself, which required approval by Boulder County b...

  • Let's Talk About...Costco

    Elise S. Marylander|Sep 6, 2023

    Ok. The word "Costco," always generates some kind of reaction. "Oh my God, I love Costco!" or "Have you been to the new one? It's great (or 'different' or 'hard to find anything' or 'so nice')," or "Oh, I only shop local." Well, the new Costco in Longmont opened and for a long time I think I was the only person in the county who hadn't stopped by. (Incidentally, no one simply "stops by" Costco. Costco is an hour-long shopping adventure). Let me explain. Although I am a proud Costco member, I...

  • Arts Student of the Week: Ash Kissinger

    Gene Hayworth|Sep 6, 2023

    Ash Kissinger, a sophomore at Niwot High School, got involved in theater almost by accident. "I never really intended on getting into it seriously, it just kind of happened," Kissinger said. Now, he admits that it is the thing that gets him out of bed in the morning and the thing he wants to pursue for the rest of his life. "It has introduced me to the best people in my life and I wouldn't trade it for the world," he said. Since the age of nine, Kissinger has been involved in theater with the...

  • Hazel Miller sends Rock & Rails out with a bang

    Kristin Alger|Sep 6, 2023

    Although it feels like Rock & Rails just got started, the last concert of the season took place Thursday, Aug. 31. As the saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun." And, as usual, the last concert pulled in a nice crowd to enjoy the music, the weather and to say goodbye to Niwot's long-running signature summer event. The evening kicked off at 5:00 p.m. with Nalani in a solo performance following last week's performance as the Rock & Rails headliner with The Nalani Effect. Nalani, also...

  • Hwy 287 safety and new trail from Sawhill Ponds to Erie studied

    Leonard Sitongia|Sep 6, 2023

    Two transportation projects on the periphery of Niwot and Gunbarrel are ramping up and seeking citizen input. The "US 287 Vision Zero Safety + Mobility Study" is driving towards eliminating serious injuries and fatalities in accidents on US Highway 287. Phase I of the study focused on mobility through Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for the section between Longmont and Broomfield. Phase I has been completed. A report has been published and is available for public review and comment. Phase II of the...

  • Niwot Road TDR development proposal draws opposition

    Chris Teta|Sep 6, 2023

    On July 13, Ifrain and Shannon Rodrigues, the owners of a 39.5 acre property on the southwest corner of Niwot Road and 63rd Street, submitted an application to Boulder County to construct nine additional homes (for a total of 10 homes) on property which they intend to develop by using transferable development rights (TDRs). The proposal is known as the Rodriguez TDR-PUD, docket number SD-2023-003. The current zoning of the property is Rural Residential, and the County Assessor has determined the...

  • House Blend Band and Niwot Gig team up for last street concert

    Bruce Warren|Sep 6, 2023

    The House Blend Band and the Niwot Gig will team up for their last concert for the season on 2nd Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. outside of The Old Oak Coffeehouse. Michael Tomich and Patty Machen, co-owners of the coffee shop, and founding members of the band, are bringing young musicians from the Niwot Gig to perform an opening set. Martin Marks, owner of the Niwot Gig, will be on hand to assist the younger set. The Old Oak Coffeehouse will be serving its signature spaghetti...

  • Veterans Banner application due Sept. 10

    Bruce Warren|Sep 6, 2023

    The Veterans Banner program which started several years ago, will again bring banners honoring veterans with Niwot connections to lampposts in downtown Niwot and in Cottonwood Square, beginning in October. According to a statement on the Niwot Community Association’s website, “This is the fifth year the Niwot Community Association (NCA) and the Niwot Business Association (NBA) are co-sponsoring the Veterans Banner Project to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Banners are displayed in Niwot during the weeks surrounding Vet...

  • Student Athlete of the Week Josh Rodriguez

    Jack Carlough|Sep 6, 2023

    Six years after his older brother Jason scored 13 goals for Niwot High School in 2017, Josh Rodriguez is currently enjoying his own stellar senior season for the Cougars boys soccer team. The younger Rodriguez owns six of Niwot's eight goals scored, plus a pair of assists through three games. He credited his early success to his teammates, who together have the Cougars off to an undefeated start. "I've known a lot of them for a while, so the chemistry is there," Rodriguez said. "It's obviously...

  • Cougar softball victories include no-hitter

    Deborah Cameron|Sep 6, 2023

    Niwot High School's softball team entered into the Labor Day weekend at fifth place in the 4A Longs Peak league. They finished out the last week of August with a 5-3 record, a persevering attitude and excitement for how the rest of the season will proceed. With a few weeks of experience, the team is getting to know how they'll work together on the field, maintaining focus and appearing to build on-field connections. On Aug. 24, the Cougars started the day with a 15-0 win over Thompson Valley,...

  • Accident at Niwot Road and CO 119 spills diesel

    Leonard Sitongia|Sep 6, 2023

    A traffic accident on Aug. 30 at Niwot Road and Colorado Highway 119 (the “Diagonal”) led to to a hazmat response to clean up a large volume of diesel fuel on the Diagonal, slowing traffic to a crawl. According to Colorado State Patrol Public Information Officer Troy Kessler, the call came in at 2:40 p.m. Kessler described the accident, saying, “A Kenworth dump truck was northbound on Highway 119 and failed to stop for a red light at Niwot Road. A Toyota 4Runner was going westbound on Niwot Road. The Toyota hit the right side of the dump truck...

  • NHS boys golf team roars back

    Scott L. Malan|Sep 6, 2023

    What a difference a week makes! After struggling two weeks ago at their own golf tournament, the Niwot Cougars roared back last week, finishing a close second at the Fort Morgan league event, three shots behind Riverdale Ridge High School, and then winning the Mountain View league event at the Olde Course at Loveland by three strokes over those same Ravens. The tournaments were highlighted by individual titles at both events for senior Emmett Shell. The Cougars' low average leader throughout...

  • Cougar runners head north to Cheyenne

    Scott L. Malan|Sep 6, 2023

    Hundreds of runners and their fans were out in force Saturday, Sept. 2, for the 2023 Wyoming Cross Country Invitational at the Little America Resort Golf Course in Cheyenne. Collegiate men’s and women’s teams as well as high school varsity and junior varsity boys’ and girls’ teams from across Wyoming and Colorado were represented at the spectacle. The collegiate host, the University of Wyoming Cowboys, edged out rival Colorado State to win the men’s event. The CSU women, ranked 26th in the nation, returned the favor by winning their race over...

  • Niwot football wins home opener, 2-0 on the season

    Isaac Stephens|Sep 6, 2023

    Niwot High School football is now two weeks into the current season and with a 29-14 win against the Thornton High School Trojans, Niwot is off to a 2-0 start. Niwot was dominant on the offensive side of the ball scoring points during each quarter, with the defense keeping Thornton off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. Niwot started the game on defense, quickly shutting Thornton down with an interception by senior defensive back Sergio Pimentel on a deep pass. Niwot then started its...

  • NHS gymnastics starts the season meeting all expectations

    Scott L. Malan|Sep 6, 2023

    High school coaches know that the first event of any new season comes brimming with high expectations, high anxiety, and heightened nerves. How all that manifests for young athletes in the spotlight is part of the unknown thrill of opening night. “The first meet usually goes one of two ways,” Niwot High School gymnastics Coach Marisa Purcell explained. “When they come out, they have super high energy and they’re even more excited when you’re at home. So, either all that adrenaline is good and you go out and get a really high score or it’s like...

  • Niwot boys soccer remains undefeated with a 2-1 win over George Washington

    Isaac Stephens|Sep 6, 2023

    Niwot High School boys soccer started strong as the Cougars continue to pile up wins on the season, with their most recent coming against the George Washington High School Patriots this past Wednesday with a 2-1 victory. Niwot is now 3-0 on the season, with all three games varying with ease. This was Niwot's closest game to date this season, with Niwot holding on at the end of the game to squeak by. Senior Josh Rodriguez was able to get an early goal that was assisted by senior Bo Gardner. The...

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