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 By Kristen Arendt    News    January 20, 2021 

Veterans Community Project set to begin building tiny homes for homeless veterans

On Aug. 27, 2020, the Veterans Community Project (VCP) broke ground on a two-acre site in Longmont, the beginning of the...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 20, 2021 

Jack's Solar Garden seeks artist to shine a light on the farm

Boulder County's first solar garden is an inherent composite of nature, community, and pure inspiration. Jack's Solar...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 13, 2021

Familiar Face – Leslie Middleton

Diners attribute the quality of their eating out experience to the people they interact with – the front of house workers....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 6, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Erin Hofer-Shall

Longmont based HOPE, short for Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement, cares for some of the most vulnerable members of...

 

Student-Athlete Spotlight

In an age when a forgotten video clip can lead to the withdrawal of a scholarship offer, it's more important than ever for...

 

It's not too late! End 2020 on a charitable note

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for most of us over the past 12 months, but it was especially hard on the...

 

Niwot High sending five students to International ThesCon Festival

In 1928, Earl Blank, a Wyoming teacher, suggested that his school celebrate the achievements of high school theater...

 

SVVSD plan in play for in-person learning

On Wednesday, Dec. 16 the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss the return...

 

New book gives a look at Longmont history

A recently published book is an ideal gift for local history lovers to find under their tree. Erik Mason, Curator of...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Charlie Herring

For Niwot first-year coach Nikolas Blume, the 2020 football season will be memorable for many things, and not all of them...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 2, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Lawson and Suzanne Drinkard

Lawson and Suzanne Drinkard of Niwot put their energy into making sure members of Recovery Café are wrapped in the warmth...

 

Boulder County proposes new compost facility off Hwy. 287

In 2018, the EPA reported the total generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States was 292.4 million tons or 4.9 pounds per person per day. Of the total MSW,...

 

Colorado Gives Day is around the corner

In 1975, the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation was created as a way to support a nonprofit hospital in West Denver. Since...

 

A Culture of Caring: Flagstaff Academy launches canned food drive

In time for Thanksgiving and in the spirit of helping others, Flagstaff Academy, Longmont's pre- K through eighth grade publi...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 11, 2020

Familiar Face – Jane Leland Langdon

Jane Leland Langdon's art expresses what's in her heart - a genuine love for life and others. You've seen Langdon's oil and...

 
 By Emily Long    News    November 11, 2020

Boulder Country program brings local produce and education to child care centers

In Boulder County, a program called Farm to Early Care & Education (Farm to ECE) is helping change how some of our...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    November 4, 2020

A new look and feel for The Left Hand Valley Courier

Whether you read the Nov. 4 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier on our website or in our print edition, you will notice som...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 4, 2020

Left Hand Laurels - Mike and Becky Fellows

Married for 51 years, Gunbarrel residents Mike and Becky Fellows are partners in life and community service. As a couple,...

 

Wibby Brewing medals at virtual 2020 Great American Beer Festival

The craft beer business hasn't been immune to 2020. Even the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) was forced to evolve into a...

 

Letter to the Editor (Oct. 28)

The CalWood and the Lefthand Canyon Fires have impacted our community. I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to those who have lost their homes and have been evacuated. I... Full story

 

Fifth annual Colorado Pollinator Summit goes virtual

Earlier this summer I wrote about June being Colorado Pollinator Month. The City of Boulder celebrates Pollinator Appreciatio...

 

Destructive CalWood and Lefthand fires bring out best in area residents

Drought and high winds continued to create havoc in Boulder County. On Saturday, Oct. 17, a fire broke out near the CalWood...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    October 14, 2020

Home Composting

Special to the Courier Trees are beginning to lose their leaves, your garden plants are done and if you don't have access to...

 
 By Vicki Dorvee    News    October 7, 2020

Left Hand Laurel - Rich Anderson

For five years, Niwotian Rich Anderson has brought nurturing and nutrition to homebound community members through Longmont...

 

Dr. Amy Chang comes to Niwot Vision

September 8 marked the beginning of a new chapter at Niwot Vision Center. Dr. Amy Chang, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, joined the staff...

 

COVID survivors are vital to science and a brighter future

The spike in COVID-19 cases tied to the University of Colorado last month is troubling, but those who have recovered have the...

 

Navigating ambiguous loss, grief, and mourning during COVID-19

Do you feel frazzled, irritable, preoccupied, angry, reactive, or just plain tired? Christine Ruth, M.Div., MS, LMFT, owner...

 

Impact of Colorado wildfires extends beyond burned acreage

Have you recently stepped outside to the smell of a campfire? Or been surprised to find your car covered in white ash? Or...

 

Election 2020: Amendment 76 - Citizenship voting requirement

With the COVID-19 pandemic making in-person voting a health risk for many, the 2020 election will be conducted by mail-in...

 

COVID-19 strains mental health for many

Amidst the current global pandemic, physical health is often at the forefront of many people's minds. But one facet of health...

 

Flagstaff Academy Smart Start prepares the school for quarter two

The old adage advises that when life presents us with lemons, we should make lemonade! This positive attitude has certainly...

 

'Peeping' at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan ahead

Spontaneity is so 2019. In 2020, you have to plan ahead, especially if you want to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this...

 

Area schools receive $494K for new P-TECH program

Area schools received a boost to help high school students on their path to tech career readiness. The National Science...

 

Niwot and Longmont non-profits find innovative ways to connect artists with the community

For over 35 years, the Firehouse Art Center has been the leading contemporary art center in Longmont, featuring national and...

 

Expanded fall sports schedule on the table for CHSAA, Gov. Polis

In a time of great uncertainty, the recent interactions between the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) and Gov. Jared Polis have not yielded much clarity. The...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 9, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Leonard Sitongia

Leonard Sitongia is an essential worker, or more fittingly, an essential volunteer for the Niwot community. Even before...

 

Niwot softball explodes in victory over Thompson Valley

It took just three innings for Niwot softball to roll past Thompson Valley, 17-0, on Thursday, Sept. 3. The Cougars cranked...

 

BoCo search and rescues trending to second highest year on record

As summer winds down, you might be looking for a few last outdoor adventures. And you wouldn't be alone. Labor Day weekend...

 

Boulder Symphony presents the Takács Quartet at socially distanced concert

The Boulder Symphony recently announced a socially distanced concert to be held Sunday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Jewish...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 26, 2020

Fall is a good time to foil garden fungus

I wish I were a painter. I think the immediate effects of that creative energy would be very rewarding. Sometimes that's what...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    August 26, 2020

Sancho's van and food cart stolen

Thieves made off with a van and food cart from Sancho's in Gunbarrel and then drove it to Safeway in Longmont and...

 

Niwot cross country aims for repeat state titles

Fifth-year Niwot head coach Kelly Christensen is grateful that the 2020 high school cross country season is proceeding, even...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 12, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Andy Lattanzi

The expression "people person" was created precisely for the likes of Niwotian Andy Lattanzi. He genuinely enjoys being...

 

'Our journey together has had its highs and lows, but has also been a sweet dream'

There wasn't anything normal about the way high school ended for the Niwot Class of 2020, but the belated graduation ceremony...

 

Niwot High School Booster Club plans wellness initiative

At Niwot High School, there are two parent groups that aim to support students--the Niwot High School Education Foundation...

 
 By Emily Long    News    July 22, 2020

Trying to find local food this summer?

The local food scene in the Left Hand Valley is normally thriving in the summer. Things are more complicated this year. In...

 
 By Emily Long    News    July 8, 2020

New restaurant opens in Gunbarrel

Gunbarrel has seen what some might consider more than its fair share of triumphs and trials in the restaurant scene over the...

 
 By Emily Long    News    June 17, 2020

Local performing arts venues might be the last to reopen in pandemic

Live theater arts in the Left Hand Valley were effectively shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic in March, along with most ev...

 

Boulder County awards emergency grants to 11 Niwot businesses

Last week, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners announced that it has awarded funding to 11 businesses in Niwot...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 20, 2020

Safe housing for seniors gets more attention during pandemic

Three out of every four COVID-19 deaths in Boulder County have been in a long-term care facility. Each of the more than 40...

 

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