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 By Jack Carlough    News    January 4, 2023

Annual Gary Daum Classic remains a marked event for Niwot boys wrestling

Over the course of a season, not many other events mean more to the Niwot High School wrestling program than the Gary Daum Classic. The annual wrestling tournament, previously known as the Boulder...

 
 By Kristy Zado    News    January 4, 2023

Christmas lights raises funds for Meals on Wheels

Chuck Rodgers and his fantastic Christmas light display are still going strong at 5980 79th Street. "The display will be up until Epiphany, Friday, January 6th," Rodgers said. "Since that's a Friday...

 

Photo of the Week Could Be Yours?

Calling all photographers, intentional or accidental! The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Photo of the Week feature is open to any area resident who personally photographs Niwot-Gunbarrel area sights, including people (with permission, of course),...

 

Health & Wellness Preview

The Courier’s annual Health & Wellness feature will be published on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in our next print edition. Six thousand copies will be delivered to nearly every home and business in Niwot and Gunbarrel. If you have a product or service to...

 

Let's Talk About... New Year's Resolutions

Ok. First, Happy New Year to each of you! This time of year, that statement is often followed by, "Hey, have you made any New Year's resolutions?" Ouch. Should I? Is that a requirement for simply turn...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 4, 2023

Home on the Grange

The Grange kicks off the New Year with music and dancing. There's a performance by a world-renowned Niwotian musician, then talented musical locals perform for the community, followed by three...

 

Death Notices

Keith Zolotar Keith Zolotar (43) of Longmont died unexpectedly on December 19, 2022, at his place of employment at Waneka Park Assisted Living Residence. He was a graduate of Niwot High School. A Celebration of LIfe was held January 4, 2023 at Howe...

 

Chris Teta Profile

I am a father of one girl and three boys, all of whom played high school sports. Julia and Andrew are Niwot and CU graduates, while Matt is a senior at CU and Callan is taking a snowboarding-focused...

 

Nesscel Calara Profile

My name is Nesscel Calara, or "Ness" for short. I put the Courier together every week from my home in the Philippines, arranging ads, articles and photos. I also create advertisements for many of the...

 

Galen Scheidenhelm Profile

After reading from the sidelines for nearly a decade, I was thrilled to join the Left Hand Valley Courier as a staff writer in the summer of 2022. My previous journalistic experience includes...

 

Katrina Stroud Profile

I moved to Boulder when I was eleven years old from Long Island, New York. Ever since then I've been in love with the mountains, the aspen trees, and the great hiking trails, although it was...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    January 4, 2023

Winter charity drive at the Niwot Market

One of the most beautiful things about the holiday season is that it is the season of giving. One prominent local business at the forefront of promoting holiday giving is the Niwot Market, which has...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 4, 2023

Cioni returning to roots

Sarah Cioni didn't set out to be a florist - she wanted to be a shopkeeper. She founded The Painted Primrose Floral Studio in 2001 and eventually began selling flower arrangements out of the Niwot...

 

Courier Crossword Puzzle Answers January 4, 2023

ACROSS 5. Longmont 6. floral 7. guidelines 9. Daum 12. Burrage 14. Norco 15. wrestling DOWN 1. ankle 2. Long 3. Engel 4. semifinals 6. Funkhouser 8. Terre 10. mental 11. charity 13. Rodgers...

 

Courier Staff

The past year has been especially challenging for the Left Hand Valley Courier, but we’ve emerged stronger than ever. On April 1, 2022, we celebrated 25 years as your local newspaper - providing news coverage you can’t get anywhere else. Within...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 28, 2022

Jason Champion earns Eagle Scout rank

Jason Champion was awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout rank at a ceremony at the Left Hand Grange Dec. 12. Champion, a member of Troop 161 B of the Boy Scouts of America, has been involved in scouting... Full story

 

Let's Talk About... Christmas Cookies

Ok. The holidays are almost over but can we just review one small aspect? I know every family has its traditions. And one of those is often the making of Christmas cookies. You know, the ones where...

 

Photo of the Week Could Be Yours?

Calling all photographers, intentional or accidental! The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Photo of the Week feature is open to any area resident who personally photographs Niwot-Gunbarrel area sights, including people (with permission, of course),...

 

Bruce (Biff) Warren

I moved to Niwot in 1975 from Nebraska (did you know that Niwot used to be in Nebraska Territory?), and I knew it was the right place when I went to a Niwot High School football game....A lady in the...

 

Vicky Dorvee Profile

Write a profile our editor said. Really? Ugh, here ya go: I've had a pretty unremarkable, but incredibly satisfying life. Forty years ago the mountains called and I answered by moving from Wisconsin...

 

Vicki Maurer Profile

A third generation Coloradoan, I was born in Longmont and grew up in Southmoor Park where my parents (Courier carriers Otto and Arlene Ahlgrim) reside today. Graduating from Niwot High School in the...

 

Hannah Stewart Profile

Born and raised in Colorado, I spent much of my childhood reading, crafting stories and consuming a ton of media-books, film, radio, you name it. At Niwot High School, a stint as an extemporaneous...

 

Gene Hayworth Profile

I am the proprietor of Inkberry Books, and hold an accredited MLS from Syracuse University as well as an MA in English Literature from the University of Rochester, and a BA in English from the...

 

Elise Marylander Profile

Growing up in a big Air Force family, it was normal to move regularly, explore a new area and make new friends. However, I have lived in the Niwot area for thirty years, the longest I've ever been in...

 

Kristin Alger Profile

Well, I'll start by saying that I interview other people, so I don't have to talk about myself...So this is a little rough, but here goes. A Colorado native, I grew up near Red Rocks and have lived...

 

Leonard Sitongia Profile

I grew up close enough to the ocean to have salt water in my veins, but the stars brought me to Colorado in 1981. Grad school in astrophysics didn't bring the stars any closer but I learned a lot...

 

Jessica Walker Profile

I'm Jessica (Tennant) Walker, and I grew up in Niwot. I'm a proud Niwot High School alumnus, class of '99! My husband and two children and I moved back to Niwot five years ago. My folks still live in...

 

An Ode To Niwot Holiday Windows

Windows were decorated with glitter and flare, In hopes that Niwotians would cast a vote there. Snowflakes, soldiers, gingerbread houses galore, Each window decked out for all to adore. But one stood...

 

Health & Wellness Preview

The Courier’s annual Health & Wellness feature will be published on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in our next print edition. Six thousand copies will be delivered to nearly every home and business in Niwot and Gunbarrel. If you have a product or service to...

 

An unexpected Christmas tradition

In 1956, Robert Hersh lost his two front teeth just before Christmastime. Now, 66 years later, his granddaughter Ella is missing those same teeth. Hersh made his local paper in Westchester, New York,...

 

Maria Karagianis Profile

I am a writer, public speaker and social entrepreneur who moved last year to Colorado from Boston with my husband Tim O'Neill, a retired attorney. I am also a mother of two daughters and grand-mother...

 

Alyson Varvel Bell Profile

I was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, grew up in Homer, Illinois, lived in Ohio for a couple of years and moved to Colorado in 1994. I have called Niwot home for 22 years and have raised three...

 

Kristy Zado Profile

I am a long-time Colorado transplant by way of Chicagoland. I graduated from the University of Colorado with an English and Applied Arts degree and an MBA from Colorado State University. I consider...

 

Answers to December 28, 2022 Courier Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 2. Legos 4. Legh 7. Suicide 8. Gymnastics 10. Water 11. Profiles 13. Porchfront 15. Point 17. Choir 19. Basketball 21. Annually DOWN 1. Downhill 3. Thramann 5. Evenstar 6. Win 9. Champion 12. Seniors 14. Cookies 16. Wrestling 18. Ella 20....

 

Jack Carlough Profile

Deciding on a college major was easy for me. Sports have always been at the center of my life and with my baseball career coming to a close after graduating from Silver Creek High School, I knew that...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 21, 2022

1stBank to close Gunbarrel branch

The oldest bank in the Gunbarrel-Niwot area is closing in March. FirstBank announced that the Gunbarrel branch, which opened in June, 1975, will be closing March 7, 2023, due to lack of foot traffic...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 21, 2022

Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Trustees consider ebike alternatives

The City of Boulder's Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) Board of Trustees held a virtual hearing Dec. 14 to hear from members of the public about the city OSMP staff recommendation to change the rules...

 

Photo of the Week Could Be Yours?

Calling all photographers, intentional or accidental! The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Photo of the Week feature is open to any area resident who personally photographs Niwot-Gunbarrel area sights, including people (with permission, of course),...

 

December book review: A History of Skiing in Colorado

Sometimes I feel like a "fake" Coloradan because I've never gone skiing. But after reading Abbott Fay's A History of Skiing in Colorado provided by Inkberry Books, I have to say that I am more...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 21, 2022

Boulder County Commissioners host state legislators

The Boulder County Commissioners met with most of the state legislators who represent parts of Boulder County over breakfast Dec. 14, and the discussion provided a hint of what we might see in the 202...

 

Bookstore hosts fair for adult readers

The Christmas shopping season is in full swing so what better way to shop than with food and beverages? On Thursday, Dec. 15, The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop (TWJ) hosted "Goodies for Grownups" at...

 

Niwot Merchants Reflect on Holiday Events

With just a few days left until the Christmas holiday, the season of downtown carolers, visits by Santa (and for the past two years, Elsa), holiday markets full of food, crafts, art, and good cheer,...

 

Let's Talk About… Houseguests

Ok. We all love the holidays. But how did I miss the memo that says we have to stop our normal lives from November 10 through January 3? Oh, let’s just throw Halloween in too and start with the annual October costume frenzy. This means that for thr...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    December 21, 2022

Niwot Community Band goes to Denver

The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band traveled to Denver for the holiday season, performing at Denver's Christkindl Market at Civic Center Park Dec. 11. Twenty-five members of the band...

 

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