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 News    April 1, 2020 

The Courier is going online

Dear Readers, In an effort to survive in the current COVID-19 economy, the Left Hand Valley Courier will change to an on-line only format as of the April 15 issue. We have...

 
 By Patricia Laughin    News    April 1, 2020 

"Anchorman" star happy to see renaming of Niwot's Burgundy Park

He can't be here in person due to the coronavirus, but the star of the movie, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," is...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    April 1, 2020 

It all goes to the dogs

While spending more time at home soaking in the ambiance of your space, have you experienced niggling feelings that some of t...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 1, 2020 

A bear 'hunt' engages kids and connects the community

An unusual number of bears are showing up in local neighborhoods this spring. Desperate measures are being taken as families...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    April 1, 2020 

Locals answer the call to make face masks

Two pieces of blue-floral cotton, thread, elastic, experienced hands and a caring heart. That may be all that separates...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 1, 2020 

Beat that quarantine boredom

It seems like everywhere you look there are articles about maximizing your experience during this COVID quarantine. But when you’re not usually working from home and trying...

 
 By Hawk Strike    News    April 1, 2020 

Significant controversy surrounds prairie dog social distancing measures

New measures by Boulder County to enforce prairie dog social distancing are facing blazing criticism from scientists and citi...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Area businesses taking advantage of "daiquiri delivery" loophole

An emergency coronavirus response measure that Colorado Governor Jared Polis rolled out this week has an unexpected...

 
 By Clare Voyant    News    April 1, 2020 

Local merchants regret selling cursed monkey paw to students

With virtually all area economic activity at a halt due to coronavirus restrictions, Jim and Mary Good of Good Find Antique...

 
 By Nellie Nibnose    News    April 1, 2020 

Family friendly and 'green' statues coming soon

There's a new statue coming to town. The female statuette is getting her male companion at Niwot's Sculpture Park. But in a...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    April 1, 2020 

Many local businesses still considered essential

The statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Jared Polis on March 26th in order to stem the spread of COVID-19 exempted...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Update from Mountain View FPD

Weld County as well as Boulder County 911 dispatchers are screening patients who call 911 with fever, shortness of breath or...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    April 1, 2020 

It takes a village

It takes a village to raise a child. The popular Igbo proverb takes on more meaning today as our entire community is...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

The Depot at Whistle Stop Park nears completion

Construction continues on the concession building at Whistle Stop Park to be known as "The Depot." Fundraising to date has...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

A lovely spring find

Reader Emily Beck stumbled upon a pop-up flower truck tucked in the northwest corner of Old Town Niwot. Writes Beck, "On our...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    March 25, 2020

Niwot's places of worship suspend services

In small towns, churches are much more than simply places of worship to gather on Sunday mornings. They provide a space for...

 
 By Pattie Logan    News    March 25, 2020

Local restaurants trying to survive with new business models

It's not the way Leland Oxley expected to launch his Gunbarrel restaurant, Motherlode. In less than two weeks he opened the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 25, 2020

Niwot Market weathers coronavirus storm

On March 12, escalating efforts by state and school officials to stop the spread of COVID-19 touched off a "panic buying"...

 

Niwot businesses are changing hours and services due to coronavirus

Niwot businesses are staying nimble as each day brings new developments in the fight against the coronavirus. A new page on...

 
 By Emily Long    News    March 25, 2020

Video conferencing in a pandemic

It turns out having a big birthday during a global pandemic is a bit of a bummer. March 20, 2020, was a milestone birthday...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 25, 2020

Strategies to cope with anxiety as daily life is turned upside down

It happened so fast. Our minds are reeling as we try to cope with a shocking new reality that upended the way we live our lives. But there are many small, manageable things we...

 

Help local farms through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Spring has officially sprung, which means local farm-fresh produce can't be far behind. To partake in the upcoming bounty...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 25, 2020

The 2020 census has come to Boulder County

In 1787, the United States' founding fathers wrote the census into the constitution and since then, there have been 22...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 25, 2020

Quarantined? Socially isolated? These books will help get you through

While everyone is locked up inside, whether by choice with social distancing or mandated quarantine, you'll probably have...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 25, 2020

Working out under quarantine: Training for Warriors shares tips and insight

The gym and personal fitness industry sees an annual increase in participation around the new year. But in light of the...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Maxwell, March 25)

Meet Max. Max was adopted from the Boulder Humane Society via a shelter in Houston, Texas. Max is a true "southern...

 
 By Pattie Logan    News    March 18, 2020

Neighbors step up to help during the coronavirus outbreak

Who needs help? That's what some community members are asking, providing a bright spot amid the fear and uncertainty around...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 18, 2020

Tips to make any COVID-19 quarantine more bearable

Reports of empty store shelves have been racking the nation almost as much as all the other COVID-19 updates. Some of the...

 
 By Emily Long    News    March 18, 2020

Niwot's Cathy Olkin sending Lucy to the sky

According to Cathy Olkin, a planetary scientist at Boulder's Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), "Probably you've never hear...

 
 By Kim Glasscock    News    March 18, 2020

Upcoming Niwot Community Association meetings

The COVID-19 coronavirus has prompted Mountain View Fire Rescue district to close all its stations to members of the public until further notice to protect firefighters and fi...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    March 18, 2020

Local entities and community groups implement coronavirus restrictions

Left Hand Water Effective March 16, 2020, the Left Hand Water District has closed its administrative office building to the...

 

Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund launched

The Longmont Community Foundation has launched the Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund. This Fund is designed to...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Sage, March 18)

Meet Sage the Superbowl Sunday Rescue Sheep. When baby Sage was born her mother rejected and refused to nurse her. This is...

 
 By Pattie Logan    News    March 11, 2020

Ripple effect of coronavirus felt locally

Local businesses and residents are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. The Niwot Inn took a big hit when a group of...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 11, 2020

Schools and districts trying to stay ahead of coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over the news, especially recently in Boulder County after a substitute teacher at...

 

Commissioners extend oil and gas moratorium to July 2020

Last year, the Boulder County Commissioners enacted a moratorium on oil and gas development in the county. This came as a...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 11, 2020

March book recommendation: '49 Buddhas'

The Left Hand Valley Courier and Inkberry Books are partnering for another book review. I love being part of this...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 11, 2020

Local author comments on writing, spirituality and tying them together

If you lived in Boston in the 1980s, you probably saw an episode or two of "We Don't Knock," a guerilla television show...

 

031120 Pet Spotlight (William, March 11)

This charming seven-year-old fellow will be a wonderful addition to your active, dog-loving household. William enjoys being...

 
 By Emily Long    News    March 11, 2020

'Once upon a time...' in Longmont

In an era of instantaneous digital communication and screens everywhere, the art of traditional storytelling is still alive...

 

Oh, my! Local scout builds "wonderful" new beds for lions, tigers, and bears

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is in the business of giving mistreated animals a happily-ever-after, so when Dillan the geriatric...

 

LID sales tax sets new high

Sales tax revenue for the Niwot LID set new records in 2019, and the record-setting month and year were attributed to online sales rather than increased marijuana sales....

 

The Doctors are in

On March 6, Dr. Patti Ashley and suitemate Christine Ruth held a ribbon cutting for their new therapy practices, located at...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 4, 2020

Familiar Faces: Otto and Tiny Ahlgrim

Arlene "Tiny" Ahlgrim (née Obrecht) can recall with perfect clarity the day in the late 1950s when the dashing 18-year old...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    March 4, 2020

24th annual Soup, Soup and More community dinner

In the midst of a busy life, it's tempting to overlook the need for good conversation and a home-cooked meal. We spend time s...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 4, 2020

Local author presents book and message of kindness at Inkberry

Confused faces and the question "What's wrong with your dog?" follow Michelle Pendergrass and her three-legged pooch Murphy...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    March 4, 2020

Stamp out the winter doldrums with the Shop Niwot Love Niwot Passport

A big part of Niwot's charm lies in its unique retail and dining options, which consistently deliver an experience unlike...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    March 4, 2020

Spring brings new things

A crocus is trying to bloom in a friend's yard, despite frigid days and snow squalls. She's enchanted by the little plant's...

 

CSP Youth Academy helps train the next generation of troopers

Once again, it's time to look towards the youth of Colorado where we give them an experience of a lifetime. The mission of a Colorado State Patrol Trooper is not just enforcin...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Tag Along)

This very sweet and gentle four-year-old boy will make a delightful companion. Tag Along gets along well with other kitties...

 

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