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 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...

 
 By Deryn Davidson    News    June 24, 2020

June is Colorado Pollinator Month

As the heat sets in and our early spring flowers fade and give way to summer blooms and vegetable gardens, you might have...

 
 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 Patricia Logan    News    June 17, 2020

Niwot resident organizes a Zoom conversation to discuss race

Dawn Walton sensed that something was going on. She noticed that some of her neighbors in Niwot and Boulder County were...

 

Subscription Subsidies Available

As part of the Facebook Grant supporting local journalism, the Left Hand Valley Courier has received funds to subsidize subscriptions to the Courier based on financial need....

 
 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 Kristen Arendt    News    June 17, 2020

Electric bikes provide a different means of transportation and recreation

Electric bikes, or e-bikes as they are commonly known, have begun to make significant in-roads in the cycling industry. Eric...

 

Vintage Niwot welcomes A Few of a Kind Vintage + Mercantile

Niwot's 2nd Avenue is now home to a new boutique. Originally started in 2019 and operating out of another boutique in...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 17, 2020

Dem. candidates Marta Loachamin and Jonathan Singer on need for police reform

Since the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has once again come to the forefront of...

 

Letter to the Editor: The food bank needs your help

My name is Ellise Stager and I am going to be a junior at Niwot High School in the fall. The Community Food Share is in need...

 

Niwot Children's Park Reopens

The Niwot Children's park playground, public restrooms, and picnic tables will reopen on Wednesday, June 17, from sunrise to...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    June 10, 2020

Niwot neighbors show support for Black Lives Matter

Valerie Cannistraro doesn't consider herself an activist, but in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of the...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 10, 2020

'Happy camper' never sounded so sweet as summer activities begin

Budding O'Keeffes and Monets will soon have paint brushes in hand at Sunflower Art Studio in Gunbarrel, though there will be...

 
 By Kim Glasscock    News    June 10, 2020

July 4 parade cancelled

The annual July 4 parade in Niwot will not take place this year. Members of the Niwot Community Association Board of...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    June 10, 2020

Living Soil

One of the pleasures of spring is digging in the soil and that earthy smell, but how much do we really know about the soil...

 

Niwot LID board anticipates revenue downturn

On Tuesday, June 2, the Niwot LID advisory committee gathered via videoconference for its monthly meeting. Treasurer's...

 
 By Jesse Murphy    News    June 10, 2020

Candidate Profile: Karen McCormick (D)

Q: Please tell the readers a bit about yourself. A: I grew up in a Navy family where my dad served our country for 30 years....

 
 By Jesse Murphy    News    June 10, 2020

Candidate Profile: Mark Milliman (R)

Q: Please tell the readers a bit about yourself. A: I am running for the state assembly because, as an engineer, the decisions being made by the governor and other officials...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Jill-June 10)

Meet Jill. This delightful three-year-old girl is looking for a loving forever family to call her own. Could she be yours?...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 3, 2020

No Open Space designation for Twin Lakes fields

The future of the fields south of Twin Lakes in Gunbarrel is still up in the air. TLAG, Twin Lakes Action Group, had...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    June 3, 2020

Candidate Kochen brings a diverse background to commissioner race

When Cinda Kochen was a high school student, a classmate came to her, asking if she would help him win the race for class pre...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    June 3, 2020

The story behind the place: Cottonwood Trail

The fur is about to fly. One place to see the faux June snow is the Cottonwood Trail, just south of Jay Road and east of the...

 
 By Carol OMeara    News    June 3, 2020

Rose care

There is a point in summer when gardeners can't show fear. The growing season fills all of our spare time - we're running...

 
 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...

 
 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 &...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Video: Great Horned Owls in Twin Lakes

Dozens of great horned owls have made Gunbarrel's Twin Lakes their home for years. See Patricia Logan's video of the owlets...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 27, 2020

Proposed development near Celestial Seasonings raises questions for Gunbarrel residents

In 1969, Mo Siegel made his first herbal blend that would eventually launch his career in the tea industry. Celestial...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    May 27, 2020

Responsible summer recreation: know before you go

In most years, Memorial Day marks summer rolling into full-swing on the Front Range. But this year, the three-day weekend...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 27, 2020

Twin Lakes group asking for Open Space designation for neighborhood fields

The fields south of Twin Lakes Open Space are quietly doing their thing; growing green grass, hosting nests for meadowlarks,...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    May 27, 2020

Gunbarrel 11-year-old is the talk of the town

Staying occupied has been a challenge for many during quarantine, but not for 11-year-old Simon in Gunbarrel. Simon has...

 
 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 27, 2020

Twin Lakes owls had to find a new nest this spring

They were the unofficial, fuzzy, wide-eyed mascots of the fight to preserve the fields south of the Twin Lakes Open Space....

 

Niwot Tavern hosts musical fundraiser

There was much excitement in Niwot over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. In addition to many joyous graduation celebrations...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Teddy Bear, May 27)

Meet Teddy Bear. He is an 8 year old Samoyed mix, from Oklahoma, via a rescue organization in Lakewood. Teddy Bear is a...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    May 20, 2020

A Gift to the Community

The limited printed edition of the May 20, 2020 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier is brought to you by our faithful...

 
 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 Kristen Arendt    News    May 20, 2020

Indigo Education Company founder Sheri Smith pitches for $250,000 investment

Growing up in rural Michigan in a lower middle class family, Sheri Smith recalls her childhood perception that education was...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    May 13, 2020

Courier reporter wins Colorado Press Association award

Congratulations to the “Courier’s” own Jocelyn Rowley for her win in the 2019 Colorado Press Association’s Better...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 13, 2020

Animals finding permanent homes as Longmont Humane Society slowly reopens

The day before the Longmont Humane Society re-opened on Saturday, there were a suspicious number of animals already on hold f...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    May 13, 2020

Left Hand Laurel - Diane Zimmermann

She howls, sews masks, plots to honor grads, helps kids learn, gets them moving, organizes the occasional birthday car-parade...

 
 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...

 

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