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Articles from the December 14, 2022 edition

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Students from Sunset Middle School and Niwot High School selected to Colorado All State Choir

Four Sunset Middle School students and nine Niwot High School students have been selected to perform in the Spring 2023 Colorado All State choirs. Charlotte Stauch, Bryce Grayless, Athil Henderson...

 

Left Hand Laurel - Niwot Community Connection: Founders Pat Murphy, Dawn Server and Eve Lempriere

It's morning – the second Thursday in December – and about 50 Niwotians who are over 55 are drinking coffee, eating snacks, listening to two local musicians play their tunes, socializing and ...

 

A new chapter and new name for Lefty's Pizza

Last September, the community of Niwot mourned the sudden death of Craig "Lefty" Harris, owner of Lefty's Gourmet Pizza on 2nd Avenue. A little over two months later, the iconic restaurant that means...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 14, 2022

Home on the Grange

Ollin Farms' Winter Market at the Grange Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The folks at Ollin Farms and their partners present the first season of their Winter Market. Shoppers will find a...

 

Photo of the Week Could Be 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),...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 14, 2022

LID agrees to Grange funding request

Grange funding approved The Left Hand Grange is on a mission to make the iconic building in the center of Niwot's downtown business district even more of a community center. Jim Dorvee, president of...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 14, 2022

Why is community journalism important?

One of the functions of our local community journalism is to report on governmental actions which may impact the Niwot and Gunbarrel communities. The Left Hand Valley Courier regularly monitors Boulder County government meeting schedules and agendas,...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 14, 2022

Growing Niwot Dental practice brings on new dentist

Seventeen years ago, Dr. Adam Saeks, DDS, became the owner of Niwot Dental, a practice originally established in 1985 by Dr. David Meisner. Saeks, a Minnesota native and 1998 graduate of the...

 

NCA considers affordable housing proposal

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly board meeting Dec. 7 at the Mountain View Fire Rescue Niwot Station conference room, and listened to a presentation about a proposed housing development at the northeast corner of SH 119 (the Dia...

 

Local Artists Abound in Niwot

Niwot has always prided itself on being a true small town – no big box stores, parades for every occasion, and lots of "mom and pop" businesses. This all adds up to a perfect atmosphere in which...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Sebastian Aguirre

During the first week of December, the Niwot High School Jazz Band played in an unusual venue. Instead of performing in the school auditorium, where such performances have been held in the past, the...

 

The Spark brings joy to Niwot with nomadic Nutcracker performance

For the past two weekends Niwot celebrated Christmas in style. A Holiday Market provided shoppers the opportunity to buy local goods and mingle, and throughout town, a theater troupe entertained with...

 

Get to know new Boulder County Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann

Louisville Mayor Ashley Stolzmann prevailed in the Nov. 8 election to replace Matt Jones as Boulder County Commissioner for District 3. She won her race by a wide margin, and when she takes office,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 14, 2022

Retirement gala for Sheriff Joe Pelle set for Jan. 10

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle is retiring - finally. Pelle has been elected sheriff five times, with the last three 4-year terms coming after voters specifically extended the 2-term limit for the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 14, 2022

NBA Tannenbaum Charity Trail auction generates almost $2K

With 16 Niwot businesses participating, the Niwot Business Association's inaugural Tannenbaum Charity Trail silent auction raised almost $2,000 for various charities. Each participating business...

 

Story Behind the Name: Comer Field

Monte Comer was a kid with a lot of friends. He was a fixture on his baseball team in the Gunbarrel Lefthand Valley Recreation Association, or GLVRA as it was known (now Niwot Youth Sports). He had...

 

The Niwot Elementary Spelling Bee results

The 13th annual Niwot Elementary School Spelling Bee was held Wednesday. Dec. 7. The first place winner was fifth-grader Eden Himmerick, who won third place in last year's competition. Fifth-grader...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 14, 2022

County Commissioners give green light to solar farm on 79th Street

Chuck Rodgers knows a thing or two about electricity. He worked for Xcel Energy for nearly four decades. For the last 36 years he's switched on a massive holiday light show in his front yard as a...

 

Niwot's holiday market part two

For the second weekend in a row, Niwot celebrated the holidays with a town-wide market. Local vendors, local musicians, treat-tasting opportunities, crafts and more were found throughout...

 

Niwot Boys Basketball starts the season 3-1

The Niwot High School boys basketball team played two games in the second week of the season, one against both the Roosevelt High School Roughriders and the other versus the Silver Creek High School...

 

Niwot girls XC take second at Nike Nationals

The Niwot High School girls cross country team traveled to Portland, Oregon, to run in the Nike Cross Nationals on Dec. 3 and brought home the second-place trophy. A total of 22 teams from across the...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Vithal Arya

After moving to the United States during his sixth-grade year, Vithal Arya was tasked with learning a culture far different from the one he had experienced growing up in India. "It's a culture shock...

 

Courier Crossword Corner December 14, 2022 Answers

ACROSS 2. Choir 4. Grange 6. Public 8. Swim 10. Saxophone 12. Solar 14. Dentists 16. Second 18. Wrestling 20. Leftys 21. Champion 22. Connection 24. Pelle 25. Sunrise 27. Basketball DOWN 1. Housing 3. Riverdale 5. Nike 7. Charity 8. Stolzmann 9....

 

Niwot boys wrestling litters leaderboard at Wheat Ridge Invitational

Things are beginning to look up for the Niwot boys wrestling team. Coming off a disappointing last-place finish at the Fort Lupton Invitational, the Cougars rebounded nicely on Dec. 7 to beat a...

 

Niwot girls basketball youth shows

The Niwot High School girls basketball team is very young - and the learning curve is painful. The Cougars hosted Roosevelt High School Dec. 6, and the final score, with Roosevelt on top 87-20, gave an indication of how far Niwot has to go to...

 

Niwot girls swim bests Erie in dual meet

Several Niwot High School girls swimmers were at their best on Dec. 8 in a dual meet against Erie High School. Head coach Ella Thramann said that many of her Cougar swimmers broke their personal-best times, all leading to an impressive 199-93 win at...

 

NHS students compete in water polo

Niwot High School students Jack Klein and Logan Waldron spend 12 to 15 hours a week year-round, training and practicing water polo for the Rocky Mountain Neptunes, a water polo club based in Boulder....

 

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