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  • Colterra property to undergo redevelopment

    Hannah Stewart|Dec 29, 2021

    In the early hours of the morning in Oct. 2017, a fire broke out on the 200 block of Franklin Street in historic Niwot. While no one was physically hurt, the community felt the loss of Colterra restaurant, with the "barn building" badly burned and deemed uninhabitable. Years, public forums, a development moratorium and a property sale later, redevelopment is finally set to begin. Chef Bradford Heap bought the property, which had been home to Le Chantecler restaurant. He opened the popular...

  • Ring in 2022 with cocktail recipes from Niwot mixologists

    Deborah Cameron|Dec 29, 2021

    This New Year's Eve will see many celebrating the start of 2022 by staying in with friends. If you're one of those who are planning a Niwot night at home, three of our area's local drink masters have suggestions for holiday cocktails. These drinks will keep things festive and help you celebrate the season. Farow Restaurant's Alcohol-free Cranberry Spritz Niwot's newest restaurant has provided its recipe for a celebratory, beautiful winter cocktail. Lighter and fun, it's a festive way to start...

  • Be the change you wish to see in 2022

    Courier Staff|Dec 29, 2021

    Like it or not, 2022 is just around the corner, and if your plans for the new year involve bettering the world, there's no better place to start than your own community. The Left Hand Valley is home to dozens of non-profit organizations that are making a difference, and they need engaged volunteers to help them do it. No experience is necessary; there's a position for you. By volunteering, not only are you helping your community, you'll also reap the benefits from connecting with others, learnin...

  • Christmas brings tiding of new furry friends

    Kristen Arendt|Dec 29, 2021

    The story, names, characters, and incidents portrayed below are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons or Christmas 2021 events is purely coincidental. Jeremy and Megan weren't planning on getting a new puppy yet. Their 14-year-old dog had passed away the summer before and while they wanted another dog eventually, they weren't sure when that time would be. But when Jeremy stumbled across this particular puppy on the Human Society's website, he knew that pup was the one. Megan agreed as so...

  • Put your ^&#%@*! glasses on

    Mary Wolbach Lopert|Dec 29, 2021

    ATTENTION FARSIGHTED PEOPLE OF AMERICA – Wear Your $%!&*^% Glasses. Who do you think you're fooling? No one. And you are doing nothing but aggravating all the people who either can see or who actually wear their glasses. Take a hint; it is easier to see, read, dial a phone rather than fumbling around either looking for glasses or making up excuses as to why you're not wearing them. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I wear glasses, although I can whip them off faster than a speeding bullet at t...

  • Niwot football's Nemec and Classen receive All-State recognitions

    Jack Carlough|Dec 29, 2021

    With a 4-6 record, Niwot football had one its most successful season since 2008 and in turn, its top players received some impressive individual hardware. On the CHSAA All-State lists, offensive/defensive lineman Bryce Nemec's stellar senior campaign earned him a spot on the second team while junior quarterback/defensive back Ben Classen was an honorable mention. Playing in all 10 games, Nemec recorded 59 total tackles, including nine tackles for a loss. It didn't take long for Head Coach Nik...

  • Photo of the Week (Dec. 29)

    Dec 29, 2021

    Thanks to Vicky Dorvee for taking this beautiful sunrise photo. While not what we would normally think of for how a November morning looks, the photo captures the beauty of the area we all love. Dorvee said, "I took the photograph on November 6th on the Overbrook Trail, which starts on 83rd Street, heading into the sunrise." As we head into the sunrise of a new year, we wish all a happy, healthy year to come....