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Articles from the October 19, 2022 edition

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County Commissioner Forum at Shepherd of the Hills

The October monthly town hall meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Gunbarrel the evening of Thursday, Oct. 13. All three Commissioners were present and around 15 citizens from the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 19, 2022

The future of journalism

Tim Waters, a Longmont city councilman, hosts a podcast called "The Backstory." On Oct. 9, Waters took his show on the road to the auditorium at the Longmont Museum, where a crowd of 50, including...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 19, 2022

NUMC to host Trunk or Treat

The Niwot United Methodist Church in Gunbarrel is hosting its second annual Trunk or Treat event open to the community on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church parking lot. "Last year was a...

 

Photo of the Week – Yours?

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),...

 

Left Hand Laurel: Derek Curd

This month's Left Hand Laurel is Derek Curd, a mentor for students at Up-A-Creek Robotics. Curd, a hardware engineer, relocated from the Bay area 18 years ago with his family. Curd is adored by his...

 

Crafting something new

After 25 years as a kindergarten teacher in Boulder, Mindy Upton changed industries and moved to Niwot. She just opened up a craft space called Blue Sky Craft Studio on Niwot Road and it's already...

 

House District 12 candidate interviews

Tracey Bernett (Democrat): Background: Bernett received an engineering degree from Cornell University and a Harvard MBA. She helped lead the effort to revitalize the Butterfly Pavilion, and also led t...

 

Art Student of the Week: Kaitlyn Duncan

Discipline is a trait Kaitlyn Duncan developed at an early age. Duncan, the Niwot High School Arts Student of the Week, is a section leader in the Niwot Band flute section. Growing up, she tried to...

 

The Importance of Voting

Since the birth of our nation, voting still remains a privilege. The Constitution itself denied voting rights for women and enslaved people. Jim Crow laws suppressed the vote in Black communities, and language barriers were exploited among...

 
 By Kristy Zado    News    October 19, 2022

Would Frasier buy wine at King Soopers?

When grocery and convenience stores started stocking full strength and craft beers in 2019, it wasn't clear how Colorado's beer market would respond. The numbers were initially reported to be up by...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 19, 2022

Courier writers receive Colorado Press Association Awards

The Colorado Press Association announced the winners of the 2021 journalism awards, which included two Left Hand Valley Courier writers. Mary Wolbach Lopert, senior editor, columnist and co-founder...

 
 By D. Jones    News    October 19, 2022

1914 House hosts Grand Finale for Marshall Fire Fund

Many Niwot residents and long-time customers of 1914 House gathered on Oct. 5 for the Grand Finale fundraiser event for the Niwot Small Town Big Heart - Marshall Fire Fund. The event put the fund...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 19, 2022

Sonex failed to transmit required signal per NTSB report

A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on October 8 sheds new light on the mid-air collision Sept. 17 of two airplanes near Niwot. Investigator in Charge Michael Folkerts wrote, “On September 17, 2022, about...

 

Una Vida and Inkberry team up for book launch

Last week’s book review, Hidden Buddha: Lama Rinzen in the Hungry Ghost Realm, was officially released Tuesday. To celebrate, author Jim Ringel, Inkberry Books and Una Vida Meditation & Movement are hosting a joint celebration at 3 p.m. Saturday,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 19, 2022

NBA discusses budget priorities

Niwot Business Association President Eric Bergeson of The Wheel House led a discussion among NBA members regarding what projects should be a priority for the NBA in the coming year. Bergeson noted...

 

NHS hosts Niwot Community Fall Fest

The Niwot High School Student Council, led by students Jamie Williamson and Sadie Warren, with the assistance of faculty advisor Leah Messinger, is hosting the Niwot Community Fall Fest. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the...

 

Youth runs wild for Niwot cross country in Longs Peak League Meet

A whopping seven Niwot cross country underclassmen — girls and boys combined — had a top-10 finish in the Longs Peak League Meet on Oct. 12. On the boys’ side, Cougar freshman Rocco Culpepper led all runners with a time of 15 minutes, 18.9...

 

Niwot boys tennis' Luke Weber finishes runner-up in No. 1 singles state tournament

The face of Niwot High School boys tennis picked up his final piece of high school hardware on Oct. 15 in the state individuals tournament. Senior Luke Weber cruised through the Class 4A No. 1 singles bracket, defeating Cheyenne Mountain’s Andrew B...

 

Young NHS gymnasts keep improving

The Niwot High gymnastics team may be short on experience, but it hasn't been an obstacle so far as the Cougars defeated Broomfield in a dual meet Oct. 12 by a score of 171.90 to 169.85. "We have a re...

 

Niwot Volleyball continues to roll

The Niwot Cougars continued their winning ways with victories over Frederick High School and Mountain View High School Oct 11 and 13, respectively. Niwot is now 10-4 overall, 7-1 in the Longs Peak...

 

Niwot falls to 3-4 on the season after a 28-7 loss

Niwot High School squared off against George Washington High School for the seventh game of the season. Going into the game with a record of 3-3, the Cougars were looking for a win to put them over...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron has erupted during her senior season for the Niwot girls volleyball team. The four-year varsity player recorded her first-ever 10-kill game against Roosevelt on Oct. 5 and then...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 19, 2022

Ballot issues - Alcohol

Proposition 124 - Increase Allowable Liquor Store Locations Citizens Proposition 124 would allow retail liquor stores to apply to state and local governments to open additional locations on a phased-in schedule, with no limit on the number of...

 

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