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 By Bruce Warren    News    April 6, 2022

Jeff Knight appointed to LID Advisory Committee

Jeff Knight, a Niwot resident since 2005, was appointed to the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID) by the Boulder County Commissioners. Knight was designated by the Niwot...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    April 6, 2022

First Friday was a time for community

Cottonwood Square, the Niwot Sculpture Park, and Second Avenue were buzzing with activity at the First Friday Artwalk on the first day of April. Various businesses offered refreshments, and many...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    April 6, 2022

Concert kicks off Ukrainian sculpture fundraiser

The Sculpture Park Committee of the Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA) kicked off a fundraising effort to purchase "Kore That Awakening," a sculpture on loan from Ukrainian artist Egor Zigura....

 

Community Pet Spotlight (April 6)

Meet Lacey. This sweet three-year-old gal is looking for her forever home. She would make a fantastic addition as a family pet and gets along with children of any age. She is a mellow cuddle bug who...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    April 6, 2022

Marshall fire fundraising efforts are pushing to reach $100,000 goal

When the community's "Small Town Big Heart" fundraising campaign to help Marshall fire victims kicked off during Apres Ski Weekend at the end of January, coordinator and NBA Vice-President Deborah...

 

LHVC: This was then

Now that we've been around for 25 years, the Courier will be recapping articles from 25 years ago. The following article appeared on page 1, Volume 1, Issue Number 2: Grange Field Gets Grass By Lori...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 30, 2022

Covid-19 Testing at the Boulder County Fairgrounds ends

The COVID-19 testing service at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is in the process of closing. The site ended its vaccine clinic on March 20, and the last day of testing operations are scheduled to be...

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 30, 2022

Niwot residents nurture a trend toward hiring people with autism

Niwot's Casey Grothus is heading to California next month to give a presentation at the corporate headquarters of a major tech company in Silicon Valley. It's something he never imagined as a child...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 30, 2022

Left Hand Valley Courier: 25 years in the making

"Late November back in '96...' (to paraphrase an old Four Seasons song - December, 1963), seven of us got together to talk about creating a newspaper in the Niwot-Gunbarrel area. In alphabetical...

 
 By Maria Karagiais    News    March 30, 2022

Left Hand Laurel-Kate Head

Reading nightmarish news about the Ukraine crisis and doing nothing wasn't working for Kate Head, owner of Pebble Arts Jewelry. "Like everyone in the world, I was feeling helpless. The news was...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    March 30, 2022

Egg-cellent tradition to return to Niwot

Remember to bring your basket, because April 16, is the 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot Road. The event is organized and sponsored by the Niwot Group at Compass (Pat...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    March 30, 2022

New Northrop Grumman facility opens in Gunbarrel

On March 24, Northrop Grumman Corporation opened its newest facility in the Longbow Office Park in Gunbarrel with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility includes a radio frequency research lab,...

 
 By Vicki Maurer    News    March 30, 2022

LHVC: This was then

In celebration of 25 years, the Courier staff thought it would be fun to give a brief summary of articles from Volume 1, Issue Number 1 of the Left Hand Valley Courier, published April 1,...

 
 By Adrian Card    News    March 30, 2022

New survey documents Boulder County agricultural constraints

Farming and ranching in the urban interface has unique challenges and opportunities. Boulder County, with roughly one-third of its 740 square miles (157,000 acres of 470,000 acres) on the plains, is...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 30, 2022

Local Business Spotlight: Niwot Jewelry and Gifts

Whether you need a necklace clasp replaced, the pendulum on your great-great-grandfather's grandfather clock rehung, or are thinking of popping the question, Niwot's one-of-a-kind, full-service...

 

Photo of the Week (March 30)

On March 26, a wildfire erupted in southwest Boulder, near the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The fire quickly grew to nearly 200 acres, prompting the evacuation of 19,000 residents in the...

 

Trooper Tips: Blinker Etiquette

The blinker is the most misused item in a vehicle. It's a great tool to have when trying to communicate with fellow drivers. What an invention – a system that lets others know what you're thinking...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 23, 2022

County tractor removed from Little Gaynor Lake

Earlier this month, a piece of Boulder County earth moving equipment fell into Little Gaynor Lake, south of Oxford Road between 95th Street and Highway 287. Mike Foster, agricultural resources...

 

Hillside School receives conditional approval for expansion

On Wednesday, March 16, the Boulder County Planning Commission reviewed a revised Hillside School's proposed expansion application, submitted on Nov. 10, 2021. The Planning Commission approved the...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 23, 2022

Safe Routes to School project resurrected in Morton Heights

A road improvement project first proposed in 2017 is finally underway in Morton Heights, and, when completed later this year, will mean changes for motorists and pedestrians heading to Niwot...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    March 23, 2022

Boulder County seeks community input on conceptual site plans for fairgrounds update

Over the last 41 years, the Boulder County Fairgrounds has grown from a site singularly focused on hosting the Boulder County Fair to a multi-purpose venue supporting a wide variety of community...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    March 23, 2022

Local psychologist and counselor to speak at 2022 TEDxCU

Upon losing her father in adolescence, Dr. Patti Ashley knew she wanted to be a counselor. Since then, she has earned degrees in special education, early childhood education and psychology. She has...

 
 By Deryn Davidson    News    March 23, 2022

Time to wake up the garden, or is it?

Our clocks have sprung forward, longer days are upon us and warmer weather is on the horizon. Of course, we should be prepared to get blasted with more cold days and hopefully some snow, but we are...

 

Photo of the Week (March 23)

Just after sunrise on a frosty morning in Niwot, March 18, 2022...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 23, 2022

Niwot's Marshall Fire fund grows

Deborah Read Fowler, NBA vice-president and chief architect of Niwot's Small Town/Big Heart fundraising effort to assist victims of the Marshall Fire, reported that the fund is now at $60,160.75 as...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    March 16, 2022

A library in Gunbarrel or Niwot?

The pandemic has been a devastating time within our personal lives and within our local and national governmental operations. Now that life is returning to "normal," the Boulder Library Champions, a...

 

Niwot Market celebrates 20 years 'in a really great town'

Bert Steele of Niwot Market was a bit flabbergasted by friends and patrons with a surprise party in honor of the market's 20th anniversary. Joined by his son Seth, while new mom daughter Alison...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 16, 2022

Questions arise about future of Niwot Post Office

Amid staff shortages and unexpected closures, rumors have swirled around town that the Niwot branch of the U.S. Postal Service could be slated to close, as the 230-year-old agency undergoes major...

 

Upcoming road closure in Niwot

Residents of the Morton Heights subdivision in Niwot will see a waterline replacement project at the intersection of Walker Avenue and Morton Road that will require the full closure of the intersection in all directions between 7 a.m., Monday, March...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 16, 2022

Familiar Face - Kelly Paquette

If you've dined at Raza Fresa in Niwot (or Ajuua! as it was formerly known) during the last 17 years, chances are good that you've been served by Kelly Paquette. Paquette began her career in the food...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    March 16, 2022

The Story Behind the Place(s) - Dodd Water Treatment Plant and Dodd Reservoir

The Dodd Water Treatment Plant of the Left Hand Water District and Dodd Reservoir are named in honor of the Dodd family, which has contributed much to the history and development of the Niwot area....

 

Lucky Niwot Day featured food, fun and good weather

With the luck of the Irish, the weather in Niwot was perfect for Lucky Niwot Day. Everyone was decked out for the wearing of the green. With Irish step dancing, adult beverages, leprechaun hats and...

 

Anonymous donor offers to match donations to sculpture fund

The Niwot Cultural Arts Association has received a matching funds offer of up to $10,000 from an anonymous donor for the fundraising effort to purchase the sculpture in Niwot Sculpture Park, titled...

 

Community Pet Spotlight-Cheese (March 16)

Meet Cheese! Cheese is the cutest Corgi/Beagle mix you've ever seen! She rides low and has a long, corgi body. Cheese is about 4 years old and just LOVES to be social. She has been all over town...

 

Photo of the Week (March 16)

After a week of postponements due to snow, mild spring temperatures brought a robust crowd to a Niwot junior varsity game against Fort Morgan on March 14. That included Ozzie, an 18-month old English...

 
 By Kristin Alger    News    March 9, 2022

Ukrainian artist's work to be purchased for Niwot Sculpture Park

The Niwot Sculpture Park at 79th Street and Niwot Road is a temporary home to numerous sculptures on loan from local, regional, and international artists. One of those sculptures will soon be on...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 9, 2022

Locals asked to aid in lost pet rescue

Many have seen the boldly printed signs alerting Gunbarrel/Niwot residents about a lost dog named Cinder. The dog escaped his newly minted owners on the same day he was adopted from Longmont Humane...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    March 9, 2022

Bring your green to Lucky Niwot Day

Top of the mornin' to ya, laddies. I hope you're excited for Saint Patrick's Day, because a festival is coming up, known as Lucky Niwot Day. It will take place on March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

 
 By Maria Karagianis    News    March 9, 2022

Left Hand Laurel--Bert Steele

As the Niwot Market approaches its 20th anniversary this month, its owner Bert Steele admits, "I still work more than I have to." Yet it's apparent he loves his work, which he's been doing since the...

 

Photo of the Week (March 9)

A tractor stuck in the mud at Little Gaynor Lake has residents in the surrounding neighborhood asking questions. See more in an upcoming edition of the Left Hand Valley Courier....

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    March 9, 2022

Farow awarded Slow Foods USA Snail of Approval

In the six months since Farow opened, co-owners Lisa and Patrick Balcom have been busy bringing the best local ingredients to diners' plates-an endeavor that recently garnered the attention of Slow...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 9, 2022

Niwot LID board tackles busy March agenda

A second summer concert series and signs for Niwot's new public parking lot were just two of the pending issues before the advisory committee to the Niwot Local Improvement District at its monthly...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    March 9, 2022

Save the date: Courier to celebrate 25 years in Niwot

This is not an April Fool's "announcement.".... The Left Hand Valley Courier will mark 25 years of serving the Niwot-Gunbarrel community on Friday, April 1, with an Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the courtyard outside the offices of Warren,...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    March 2, 2022

Masks off: locals react to end of Boulder County mandate

As of Feb. 18, Boulder County Public Health's two public health orders requiring masks in public indoor spaces expired. For the first time in months, no one was forced to wear face coverings inside,...

 

Longtime Niwot Sanitation District's director to retire

It's a testament to Karen Behne's 25-year career at the Niwot Sanitation District when past sanitation board president Jim Jones said, "People come in to pay their bills in person so they can talk to...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    March 2, 2022

Seasonal closures for wildlife ensure shared lands for birds, bats and people

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) normally implements its first round of seasonal wildlife closures on Feb. 1, to protect cliff-nesting raptors such as peregrine falcons, prairi...

 

Photo of the Week (March 2)

This very good dog spent some time over the weekend "chilling" on the 2nd Avenue bump-out outside of Old Oak Coffeehouse (136 2nd Ave.) in Niwot. He wasn't camera-shy, once he heard the word...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (March 2)

Longtime Niwot pet Dallas the dachshund has passed away at the age of 18. Beloved Dallas was adopted by the Niwot Steiner family at the age of 7 from the local Petsmart. Dallas was a rescue from a...

 

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