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 By Kristen Arendt    News    August 5, 2020 

Lucky Pie Pizza says goodbye to Niwot after three years

Saturday, July 25 marked the last day for Lucky Pie Pizza's Niwot restaurant location. The restaurant, located on the... Full story

 
 By Courier Staff    News    August 5, 2020 

Fundraiser for the Family of Eddie Running Wolf

Eddie Running Wolf , an artist who created the Native American tree sculptures in Niwot, passed away on Aug. 5 due to... Full story

 
 By Emily Long    News    August 5, 2020 

Niwot artist handcrafts mugs for virtual Sunrise Stampede winners

The Sunrise Stampede is one of the many local events to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite everything, the 35th...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    August 5, 2020 

Inkberry hosts book launch

In 2018, Keith Walters and Gene Hayworth founded Inkberry Books, and it quickly became a local institution in Niwot. Not...

 
 By Lucy Haggard    News    August 5, 2020 

Study launched to improve Diagonal commute

The State Highway 119 First and Final Mile Study, facilitated through transportation non-profit Commuting Solutions, is seeking input on how to make multimodal transportation...

 
 News    August 5, 2020 

Community Pet Spotlight (Minni-Aug. 5)

Meet Minni-This sweet and social 11-year-old kitty will make a delightful roommate and companion! Minni is chatty and...

 
 By Emily Long    News    July 29, 2020

Preschool should be almost as usual in the fall

The littlest children in the Left Hand Valley will get to have a relatively normal school experience this fall. Childcare...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 29, 2020

One thing hasn't changed for the scaled-down Boulder County Fair

About now, Clarence Kneebone would be setting up the last metal corral panels, straw bales and exhibit tables at the Boulder...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Barley, July 29)

Meet Barley. This sweet and smart seven-year-old boy is looking for his perfect match. Barley is a bright and mature fellow...

 

Niwot Children's Park clean-up

The Niwot Children's Park was "sparkly clean", and ready for fun, after an early morning clean- up by volunteers on Monday,...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    July 29, 2020

A confusion of summer squash problems

Despite my best laid plans, each year the garden brings its own ideas to what will, or won't, be a success. I love the touch...

 
 By Jesse Murphy    News    July 29, 2020

Gunbarrel Community Alliance group formed

A new group has formed in Gunbarrel to go along with the decades-long conflicts between the City of Boulder and the inhabitants of the unincorporated areas to the north of...

 

Rock & Rails concert series cancelled

Organizers of Niwot's award-winning summer concert series, Rock & Rails, pulled the plug on the 2020 season after...

 

Neowise over the Rockies

Gunbarrel Estates photographer Tim Benko captured Comet Neowise from the top of Rocky Mountain National Park on Trail Ridge...

 

Ready for takeoff

On July 18, Niwot resident David A. Bruce captured this photo of a juvenile red tailed hawk as it prepared for flight. Bruce...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    July 22, 2020

Tom Smathers says goodbye to Niwot Abo's Pizza after 24 years

If you have had a pizza from Abo's Pizza in Niwot in the last 24 years and 20 days, you owe some thanks to Tom Smathers. Smat...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 22, 2020

Boulder primary results are on schedule

It has been about three weeks since the primary elections in Boulder County. This election, 55% of Boulder County residents...

 
 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 Jesse Murphy    News    July 22, 2020

Niwot United Methodist welcomes new pastor

The Niwot United Methodist Church welcomed a new pastor earlier this month in Rev. Emily Kintzel, a Colorado native and...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    July 22, 2020

Niwot Children's Park Clean-up Day

Now that Niwot Children's Park has reopened, albeit on a limited basis - no more than 25 people in the park at one time, no...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 15, 2020

City of Boulder Creative Neighborhood project moves into Gunbarrel

The City of Boulder first passed the Community Culture and Safety tax in 2014, and the funds from this tax went toward suppor... Full story

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 15, 2020

Video: Niwot sidewalk sale a success

Sunny skies and friendly faces were the order of the day at the town-wide sidewalk sale held by Niwot merchants on Saturday,...

 

Ancient runes in Gunbarrel...?

Several weeks ago, Gunbarrel Estates residents noticed several workers, along with their trucks, marking up the street. Thoug...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    July 15, 2020

Missett joins Courier staff as columnist, reporter

Kate Missett is the Left Hand Valley Courier's newest staffer. Missett, who moved to Niwot in April after nearly 60 years in...

 
 By Kate Missett    News    July 15, 2020

Work on the Diagonal improvement project continues

Planning continues for the State Highway 119 (the Diagonal) Multimodal Improvements Project, which began in 2014. The project will add express toll and bus lanes to the...

 

Community Pet Spotlight

Meet Chloe-This delightful girl is nine-years-old and still quite peppy for a senior dog. Given time to warm-up, Chloe...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 8, 2020

Niwot freshman organizes fundraiser to support racial equality

Everyone should have the same starting point in life. That's what Oliver Fowler believes, and he's taking action to help...

 
 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 Kim Glasscock    News    July 8, 2020

Levy speaks at NCA meeting

Niwot Community Association members heard from Boulder County Commission candidate Claire Levy at their July 1 virtual meeting. Levy, who was uncontested in the Democratic pri...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 8, 2020

Democrats lead at the polls - Loachamin declares victory in Boulder County primary

*Editor's note; The following results are unofficial pending July 8 ballots to be added, including "reserve ballots for...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    July 8, 2020

Donate, Recycle, or Reuse?

We've all been at home a lot in recent months. And perhaps you have used some of this time to clean out your closet or go...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    July 8, 2020

Boulder Symphony appoints Andrew Krimm as new executive director

Longmont resident Andrew Krimm was recently appointed as the new executive director for the Boulder Symphony. "Andrew brings...

 

Plein Air in Boulder County

Thursday, July 2 saw the Plein Air Artists Colorado practicing their outdoor painting skills along the Cottontail Trail in...

 

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 Courier Staff    News    July 1, 2020

Happy Fourth of July

While Niwot's annual 4th of July parade has been canceled and there won't be any fireworks displays in either Longmont or...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    July 1, 2020

Mountain View Fire Rescue and Rocky Mountain Fire District to merge in 2021

Boulder County is home to 22 individual fire districts, but that will soon change when two districts merge next year. Rocky...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    July 1, 2020

Cattle guards on LoBo Trail get mixed reviews from cyclists

Cyclists don't have to stop and open gates anymore on a section of the LoBo Trail in Niwot. Boulder County is installing catt...

 
 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 Adrian Card    News    July 1, 2020

Local food crop loss and insurance costs

Agricultural risk is an interesting concept to non-farmers. Imagine you are self-employed, and your business is not only highly dependent on the weather, it can be crushed by...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Bonnie, July 1)

Meet Bonnie-This sweet and affectionate 13-year-old kitty will make a wonderful companion for her lucky adopter. Bonnie is...

 
 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 Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 24, 2020

Planning commission approves parking lot with conditions

Plans for a multimodal parking facility adjacent to downtown Niwot got the preliminary go-ahead from the Boulder County Plann...

 
 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 Kristen Arendt    News    June 24, 2020

Boulder County warns residents to keep an eye open for summer algal blooms

As summer temperatures swing into the 90s, you and your four-legged friends are likely looking for ways to stay cool. And...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    June 24, 2020

Alivia Bell, Niwot barber shop owner, suffers severe bicycle accident

Alivia Bell has owned and operated the Niwot barber shop for the past thirteen years. Throughout her tenure, she has made las...

 
 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 Jack Carlough    News    June 24, 2020

Niwot 10-year-old shares the awesomeness

Creativity flows through 10-year-old Edsel whether he's drawing comics or working on his local newspaper, the Neighborhood...

 

Community Pet Spotlight

Meet Coconut-Coconut is an extremely sweet and cuddly nine-year-old girl who would love to find her forever home with a...

 

Trooper Tips: Yielding

The word "yield" has many meanings in the English language. You can yield to the next speaker, or the land can yield food fro...

 

Rock & Rails on hold

The popular Niwot summer concert series, Rock & Rails, remains on hold, according to co-managers Dan Hawk, Vicki Maurer...

 

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