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 News    July 1, 2020 

Left Hand Laurel: Tara Kpogoh-Narh and Stacy Szydlek

From its shady locale in Cottonwood Square, the Niwot Tavern has been a popular local gathering spot for more than a...

 
 By Patricia Logan    COVID-19    July 1, 2020 

Counting votes in a pandemic is an even more deliberate process

Counting votes is a careful process to start with, but in a pandemic there is more than politics at stake. Health concerns ov...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 1, 2020 

"Covid Dreams" exhibit comes to Inkberry Books

Like most of us, local artist David Bjorkman watched with anxiety as coronavirus crept across the globe during the early...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 1, 2020 

SVFC eases back into play

Equipped with a five-phase plan of return, , SVFC club soccer is returning to the pitch. SVFC is currently in phase three of...

 

Community Events Calendar

Submit an Event Rock & Rails July concerts canceled Due to gathering restrictions, the Niwot Cultural Arts Association and the Niwot Business Association have canceled the... Full story

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 24, 2020

Disease investigators work to contain a spike in COVID-19 in Boulder County

A significant spike in COVID-19 cases sent Boulder County Public Health looking for reinforcements to help contain the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    June 24, 2020

Frontier Airlines President/CEO and Niwot local Barry Biffle leads company through pandemic

Airlines have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic and Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry Biffle is leading...

 
 By Emily Long    News    June 24, 2020

After weeks of online training, children return to gymnastics

Pam Turner opened Airborne Gymnastics and Dance in 1991 in Longmont. On March 12 of this year, the business had over 1000...

 
 By Jesse Murphy    News    June 24, 2020

Candidate Profile: Ken Stickney (R)

Q: Please tell our readers a bit about yourself. A. I am a 34-year resident of Boulder, with 33 of those years spent in House...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    June 24, 2020

Cougars football resumes workouts

With just 60 days to go before the Nikolas Blume era of Niwot football kicks off, the first-year head coach expected to be...

 

Summer travel is off to a slow start for local inns and Airbnbs

The fireplace in the great room is cold. The chatter of afternoon cheese and crackers get-togethers has been silenced. "It's...

 
 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...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 17, 2020

SVVSD athletics back in action

SVVSD athletics took another step towards normalcy on Monday with its teams getting the green light to begin practices. When Boulder County and state coronavirus regulations...

 

Playgrounds and other recreational sites can open with limits

The swings at Lefthand Valley Grange Park in Niwot remain still except for the occasional gust of wind. Yellow caution tape p...

 
 By Emily Long    Education    June 10, 2020

Beloved Niwot teachers and administrator retiring

This year has been strange and challenging for educators everywhere, including in Niwot. In a time of unprecedented change...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 10, 2020

Boulder Collegians relish first week of season

Baseball is in full swing once again and the Boulder Collegians wrapped up their first week of play against the Gameday...

 

A COVID-19 Odyssey

When longtime Gunbarrel resident Lori Highfill left Colorado on Saturday, March 14, for a week's vacation in her home state...

 
 By Emily Long    News    June 3, 2020

McCauley Family Farm receives grant for regenerative agriculture

Marcus McCauley has an ambitious personal mission "to heal people and the planet with delicious food." The farm manager and...

 

Niwot Historical Society calls on Niwot community to help preserve local COVID-19 history

Though difficult to comprehend in our current environment, the events of COVID-19 mark an unprecedented moment in our shared...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 3, 2020

Rock & Rails postponed for now...

Warm summer nights in June traditionally herald the return of music lovers to Niwot's Whistle Stop Park for the annual Rock &...

 

Student of the Week: Audrey Rhoadarmer

For Audrey Rhoadarmer, being editor of the Niwot High yearbook was more like holding a part-time job, albeit one with no pay...

 
 By Emily Long    News    May 27, 2020

Black Cat Farm experiments with organic pasture cropping

According to Eric Skokan, owner of Black Cat Farm, one of the best resources Boulder County has to offer "is the total...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 20, 2020

'The excruciating hour' and other adventures in online schooling for young kids

When historians write the history of the coronavirus pandemic, they might want to add this description of online learning...

 
 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...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 20, 2020

Boulder Collegians plan on welding season together in Kersey

After months of uncertainty, the haze is finally clearing for the Boulder Collegians and general manager Matt Jensen. The...

 

Letter to the Editor (May 20)

To the editor: Three years after the flood in 2013 state and local governments spent money to understand how monolingual Spanish speaking residents of Boulder County were impa...

 

Student Council President has leadership in her future

When the coronavirus pandemic cancelled athletics and in-person learning for Colorado schools, it was a shock to the system...

 

Simon preparing to fly into the future

Carson Simon has experienced an event that not many high schoolers can relate to. In January 2018, Simon and his father were...

 

Coronavirus affects Boulder County's Latinx community differently

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, lay people and experts alike have said that this is a virus that does not discr...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 13, 2020

Niwot LID debates small business relief

On Tuesday, May 5, the Niwot LID advisory committee gathered via videoconference for its first monthly meeting since March....

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    May 13, 2020

To the Rescue: Local organization helps animals during tough transition

There is just a hint of green in the fields where the small herd of horses stand basking in the sunshine. Longs Peak looms...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    May 13, 2020

Boulder County offers grants to small businesses

Last week, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners launched the Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant...

 

NBA launches Niwot gift card initiative

In April, the Niwot Business Association had record attendance for its first ever Zoom meeting, due to the effects of the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 13, 2020

Niwot track coach Henriques and wife battle COVID-19 diagnosis

When Niwot High School track coach Maurice Henriques discovered he had contracted the coronavirus, he was neither surprised n...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 13, 2020

Niwot Senior Sports Spotlight: Baseball

The 2020 Niwot baseball team had just three seniors on the roster, but what they lacked in numbers, they more than made up fo...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 13, 2020

Niwot Senior Sports Spotlight: Girls Tennis

Girls tennis was one of the few Niwot programs to complete matches before the coronavirus pandemic put a premature halt to...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Left Hand Valley Courier selected for Facebook Journalism Grant

The Left Hand Valley Courier has been selected to receive the Facebook Journalism Project COVID-19 US Local News Relief... Full story

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 6, 2020

Candidate Singer has big dreams for commissioner seat

Even as a student at Fairview High School, Jonathan Singer volunteered for Boulder County. "I've been sort of bitten by the...

 
 By Emily Long    News    May 6, 2020

Ollin Farms rehabilitating Boulder County land with an agricultural grant

Mark Guttridge speaks and walks quickly while casually throwing out phrases like "ultraviolet spectroscopy," "collaborative...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    May 6, 2020

Niwot's Prahl honored by Colorado athletic directors

Sue Prahl doesn't see anything special about her 25-year tenure with the Niwot High athletics department, so when she learned...

 

Student-athlete of the Week: Julia Solem

In the world before the coronavirus pandemic, Niwot golfer Julia Solem was on the cusp of what promised to be an exceptional...

 

Words of hope in an unlikely place

As the struggle against the global coronavirus pandemic continues, a Niwot resident living near the LoBo Trail has left a...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    April 29, 2020

Virtual Boulder County Farmers Market: Fresh farm produce to go

With spring well under way, Boulder County's local farms are beginning their first round of harvests with lots of spinach and...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    April 29, 2020

Familiar Faces: Alison, Seth and Bert Steele

Niwot Market has long been a staple of the Niwot community. But in recent weeks, with grocery stores and grocery store employ...

 

Some wear masks on the trail, others don't. Who is right?

I was walking my dog on the LoBo Trail through Niwot, wearing a homemade blue-cotton mask, when a group of three runners...

 

A Thank You To Niwot

As I was at home dealing with all of the aspects of the Covid19 experience, I was contacted by so many people from our community. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful. I want... Full story

 

Dorm life at CU Boulder in the age of coronavirus: 'It's really weird'

At the University of Colorado Boulder, campus has been a little quieter this spring with the March 11 announcement that in-person classes would be moved online. Five days...

 

Student-athlete of the Week: Milo Ostwald

Running in the hallways at school is usually grounds for a reprimand, but for speedy Niwot basketball forward Milo Ostwald,...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 22, 2020

2nd Ave Hair says goodbye to Niwot after 24 years

The quiver in Nancy Armstrong's voice tells the story. She knows it's time. But she is still struggling with her choice to cl...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 22, 2020

Coronavirus creates challenge for college-bound Niwot athletes

Playing collegiately is a goal for many high school athletes across the country. It takes talent, hours of work, and equally...

 

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