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 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022 

LID approves funding for 3 events

The Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) approved five funding requests at its regular meeting May 3, including funding for three popular community events. Scott Firle chaired the meeting, with...

 
 By Deborah Fowler    News    May 11, 2022 

House Blend Band 2022 - bigger and better

Back by popular demand, the House Blend Band will start its 2022 concert series after Around the World Day in Niwot on Saturday, May 14. The eight-piece band, consisting of Old Oak Coffee House owners...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 11, 2022 

Event season starts for Niwot Community Association

The Niwot Community Association’s (NCA) monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4, covered a multitude of timely issues and events ranging from the latest on the Boulder Library District to the...

 
 By Maria Karagianis    News    May 11, 2022 

Left Hand Laurel: Kathy Trauner

Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world, Kathy Trauner, now a long-time Colorado resident, turned a great idea into reality last year for Niwot residents feeling trapped by Covid. The owner...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 11, 2022 

"Let's DOO it" dog waste cleanup yields pounds of old poo

Poo per mile. It's probably not a measure you've ever heard of. But on May 1st the calculation came in at 268 piles of poo per mile on the trails at Coot Lake and west of the Boulder Reservoir. The "L...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022 

Niwot's Leonard Sitongia honored for volunteer work

Niwot resident Leonard Sitongia was selected as one of seven volunteers to be recognized by Boulder County during National Volunteer Week. Sitongia, who serves on the board of directors of the Niwot Community Association and the Niwot Historical...

 
 By Anne Dyni    News    May 11, 2022 

Yesterday's News: Waiting for the Mail (First published August 1998)

In this modern world of telephones, faxes and emails, the joy of letter writing has almost disappeared. We've become too reliant on the instant feedback of the internet. In the 1800s, however,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    May 11, 2022 

Local realtors recognized for Marshall Fire recovery efforts

Colorado Landmark Realtors, based in Boulder County, was recognized by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® for its Marshall Fire recovery efforts. President and CEO Paul Boomsma announced...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    May 11, 2022 

Bird flu in Colorado

Attention, all bird lovers! There has been an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that has now spread to wild birds in 30 U.S. states. According to recent data collected in April, the most susceptible to the flu are poultry,...

 
 By Deborah Fowler    News    May 11, 2022 

Fun Fundraising at Around the World Day

Niwot is renowned for its strong community and generous fundraising efforts. So the NBA (Niwot Business Association) and NCAA (Niwot Cultural Arts Association) were able to incorporate two fundraising elements into the Niwot Around the World day on...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 11, 2022 

Bootstrap Brewing Medals at World Beer Cup

For the third time, Bootstrap Brewing Company's Wreak Havoc Imperial Red took home a bronze medal at this year's World Beer Cup in the strong red ale category. Beloved in our area, the south Longmont...

 
 By Kristy Zado    News    May 11, 2022 

SW Acupuncture College to Close

Southwest Acupuncture College in Gunbarrel is closing operations permanently. "After 41 years of providing excellence in education in the field of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Southwest...

 
 News    May 11, 2022 

Correction

Due to an inadvertent omission on the robotics team website, The Toro Company, one of the major sponsors of the team, was not listed as a sponsor in the May 4, 2022 edition of the Left Hand Valley Courier.... Full story

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    May 4, 2022

Niwot Rental & Feed Sale Pending

In a January 2021 Left Hand Valley Courier article celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Niwot Rental & Feed store, founder and co-owner Steve Rollman said he had no plans to relocate or retire...

 

Around the World - Fun, Culture and Fundraising

Following the huge success of last year's inaugural Around the World Day, the event will return for a second year on May 14th. The day was created based on an idea from Fly Away Home store owner Kathy...

 
 By Vicki Maurer    News    May 4, 2022

Ann Whitehill Memorial

It is with great sadness that we report that Courier Advertising Director Ann Whitehill passed away suddenly on April 10, 2022. Ann resided in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area for many years and worked for...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    May 4, 2022

Northrop Grumman receives satellites contract

On April 19, the Northrop Grumman Corporation received the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific award to design a Relay Ground Station - Asia (RGS-A) in Guam. The award will provide a $99.6 million contract to design and develop...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    May 4, 2022

Niwot dropped from Boulder Library District boundaries

Plans for the Boulder County Library District have taken a new direction, and the proposed district boundaries no longer include Niwot. Though the Boulder City Council passed a resolution to move ahea...

 
 By Leigh Suskin    News    May 4, 2022

Insurance Coverage Advice After Marshall Fire

Right now, those of us at Leigh Suskin Farmers Insurance Agency in Cottonwood Square spend the majority of our time reviewing policies and making changes to ensure that our policyholders are prepared for and protected. As insurance agents, our job...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    May 4, 2022

Fan's Gas Station in Cottonwood Square Under New Ownership

This past Sunday, there was another change in a well known Niwot-based business. Mala Bo Fan, owner of Fan's Conoco gas station, sold the popular Cottonwood Square-based fueling stop. It will be the s...

 
 By Vicki Maurer    News    May 4, 2022

Photo of the Week

Child labor laws don't apply to homeowners digging up the front yard....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 27, 2022

Niwot Community Association's events: back on track in '22

The Niwot Community Association’s annual meeting was held April 19 at Left Hand Grange No. 9, facilitated by Niwot Community Association (NCA) president, David Limbach. An in-person audience of...

 
 By Kristin Alger    News    April 27, 2022

Wildfire Danger Continues

Although Colorado’s wildfire season typically spans May through September, extremely dry conditions paired with above average temperatures and high winds are changing the seasonal nature of fires. In the past month, there have been five fires in...

 
 By Kristin Alger    News    April 27, 2022

Be safe on your bike!

Spring has sprung! And with it you're likely to be headed out on all the local trails the area has to offer. If you're a cyclist, now is the time to make sure your bike is ready to go, and you've...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    April 27, 2022

Library District in limbo

On April 23, the Boulder City Council and the Boulder County Commissioners could not reach a consensus on finalizing the Boulder Library District proposal. The fate of the proposed district now likely depends on residents living in Boulder and some...

 
 By Anne Dyni    News    April 27, 2022

Yesterday's News

The desire for a little spending money is universal among today's adolescents, and youngsters growing up in the nineteenth century were no exception. Wildlife was abundant in Boulder County. Rabbits,...

 
 By Deborah Fowler    News    April 20, 2022

Egg-cellent Hunt Returns

The long-awaited return of Niwot's very own Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Pat Murphy and team (Tara Littell, Ann Mills and Todd Goad) from The Niwot Group at Compass, with help from the Niwot Market...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 20, 2022

Boulder County Commissioners hear presentation about HWY119 makeover, and the community pushes back

More than 60 people joined the County Commissioner’s virtual meeting on April 14 regarding a proposed makeover of Highway 119, commonly known as the Diagonal Highway. After introductions, the Planning Unit of Community Planning and Permitting...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    April 20, 2022

Grass Fire near Tally Ho Trail in Gunbarrel

The Boulder County Communications Center received a call regarding a grass fire near Tally Ho Trail at 1:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. This is south of the Twin Lakes neighborhood in Gunbarrel....

 

Cookie Moms Thank You

Today we received your Easter care package and have shared its contents with our unit. It means very much to us when care packages come in, because it makes us feel connected to home. Please extend...

 

Familiar Face - Dawn Dunlap

"I like stuff I can learn from," said Dawn Dunlap, a waitress at the Garden Gate Cafe who has been working at her job in Niwot for the past eight years. Before that, she had been a waitress in Lyons b...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 20, 2022

Ticks are becoming an issue for pets on the Front Range

I didn't have my glasses on, and thought maybe the brown bump on the edge of my dog Stering's eye was a growth that sprouted quickly. I'd seen bumps like that on other dogs. I went about my day, but p...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    April 20, 2022

LOBO Trail Clean-up

Are you interested in volunteering on Earth Day? Then join the Rotary Club of Niwot and the Rotaract Club of Longmont on Friday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. to pick up trash on the Longmont-Boulder (LOBO)...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    April 20, 2022

Tips to celebrate Earth Day

Good morning, Courier readers! April 22nd is a special day to celebrate our nurturing, Mother Earth. And while tackling climate change might seem daunting at times, we mustn’t give up hope. So, without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of...

 

Correction

In the April 6 edition of the Courier, the article "Prescribed burns planned on City of Boulder properties in 2022" had an error citing the managing organization for City of Boulder properties. The Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program oversees... Full story

 
 By Anne Dyni    News    April 20, 2022

Yesterday's News--A Gardener's Scrapbook

Editor's Note: Historian Anne Dyni wrote a series of articles for the Left Hand Valley Courier. The series will be reprinted from time to time. Left Hand MeAnother Niwot tradition quietly slipped...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 20, 2022

Another fire causes evacuations near Table Mountain

Wednesday afternoon, April 20, saw another evacuation of homes and animals due to a grass fire, this time near Table Mountain. A large plume of smoke west of Niwot was visible from the Diagonal...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    April 13, 2022

Library District Update

On April 5, in a joint session, the Boulder City Council and the Boulder of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a public hearing on whether to create a library district which would include all city of...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 13, 2022

Prairie dogs out, grass seed in at Monarch Park

Only a few prairie dogs remain at the Monarch Park Open Space on the corner of 79th Street and Highway 52, clearing the way for a reseeding operation by Boulder County that began in early April. The...

 

Diagonal makeover in planning stage

The Boulder County Commissioners are hosting a town hall meeting, remotely on Zoom, inviting residents to hear about what the county describes as “the dynamic plans to reinvigorate this key corridor.” The meeting about Highway 119, also known as...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    April 13, 2022

Sad news

It is with great sadness that we report that Courier Advertising Director Ann Whitehill passed away suddenly last weekend. Ann resided in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area for many years and worked for the Courier for over three years, helping the Courier... Full story

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 13, 2022

Photo of the Week (April 13)

A Niwot pup patiently waiting for its owner at The Old Oak....

 
 By Anne Dyni    News    April 13, 2022

Yesterday's News

Editor's Note: Historian Anne Dyni wrote a series of articles for the Left Hand Valley Courier. The series will be reprinted from time to time. Left Hand Men's Club First published February 2005 In...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (April 13)

Introducing Arnie, who has taken over bee-cat duties at Meadow Lake Honey. Not yet a year old, Arnie is still realizing that bees are best observed from a distance...no matter how fun it is to chase...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    April 13, 2022

Admiring Poetry, TWJ event

Take out your quills and moleskine notebooks, because April is National Poetry Month. I used to scorn poetry, as I thought of it as a pretentious medium of literature. That was until I attended Andrea Gibson’s poetry reading in college. Gibson reci...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    April 13, 2022

LID revenues up in 2022

The Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) met April 6 at the Niwot Inn to consider two funding requests, both of which were approved. LID Chair Scott Firle welcomed Jeff Knight to...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 13, 2022

What You Need to Know: Boulder Community Foundation and Niwot's Marshall Fire Fundraising effort

The community’s “Small Town Big Heart” fundraising campaign is well underway, and administered by the Community Foundation Boulder County and the statewide organization, Colorado Gives. With this arrangement, an experienced third-party is takin...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 13, 2022

Inkberry hosts local author and activist Danielle SeeWalker

It was sunny and windy Saturday afternoon as a dozen community members met outside Inkberry Books. The event that day was a book reading and question and answer session with local author and activist...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    April 6, 2022

Prescribed burns planned on City of Boulder properties for 2022

Where there's smoke, there's fire, but that's not always a bad thing. In the case of prescribed burns, fire is often used as a land management tool to help maintain agricultural properties, including...

 

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