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 By Kristin Alger    News    September 28, 2022 

Niwotian Completes Ultra Marathon

For most people, a 10k would constitute a long run. But Niwot resident Pete Brandes has a different definition of "long." On Sept. 17th, Brandes, 30, completed the Run Rabbit Run 100-mile...

 

Niwot Trot 5K returns

The Niwot Trot 5k run/walk is back for its 15th year following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This family-friendly race annually draws over 500 participants, both from Niwot...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    September 28, 2022 

Danae Shanti Thrive opens in Una Vida

Danae Shanti, author of the book, Wise Inside: 7 Easy Steps to Access Your Intuition and Live with Confidence, recently relocated her business, Danae Shanti Thrive, to Una Vida, the new meditation/com...

 

Photo of the Week – 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),...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 28, 2022 

Home on the Grange

Upcoming Events at the Grange Niwot Historical Society Documentary on Haystack Mountain Golf Course The Niwot Historical Society will present its second Then & Now fall lecture titled, "Haystack...

 
 By Deborah Fowler    News    September 28, 2022 

Scout Troop 161 holds Court of Honor

​​Scout Troop 161 held a Court of Honor on Sept. 12 where both Boy and Girl Scouts were awarded merit badges for their badge work over the summer and rank advancements. Many of the scouts had...

 

Head on Down to Fritztoberfest!

Strap on your lederhosen or dirndl, pull up your loferl, don your alpine hat and get your dancing shoes ready to head on down to Fritz Family Brewers' Fritztoberfest celebration this Saturday, Oct....

 

Biff Warren inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame

Niwot attorney, co-founder of the Left Hand Valley Courier, longtime Niwot resident and (extremely) active community member, Bruce "Biff" Warren, received yet another honor this week. Partner and foun...

 

Planes collide in mid-air over Niwot Road - 3 dead

A loud crash interrupted a quiet Saturday morning in Niwot when two airplanes collided in mid-air and fell to the ground, resulting in the deaths of the two pilots and one passenger. The victims were...

 

Story Behind the Name: Canar Field

If you're raising some young baseball players, or just have a love of the game, you probably know Canar Field at the Niwot Youth Sports complex known as Hangge Fields at Monarch Park. It's the...

 

Photo of the Week – 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),...

 

Brewers' cooperation a recipe for success

It is not uncommon to see similar businesses in fierce competition with each other. All it takes is 15 minutes of TV to see the competition between grocery stores, car companies and yes, even...

 

Business Profile: WISE BUYS ANTIQUES

Tim and Carrie Wise Founding members of the Niwot Business Association, Tim and Carrie Wise, owners of Wise Buys Antiques on 2nd Avenue in Niwot, have been involved for the past 40 years in just...

 

Home on the Grange

Niwot’s Left Hand Grange No. 9 was founded in 1873 and is now the oldest active Grange in Colorado. In 1945, Left Hand Grange, Inc., a non-profit corporation, purchased the present building at 195...

 

Rock & Rails closes out a successful season

Rock & Rails' second complete season following pandemic interruptions was a notable success. A full slate of musical acts played each Thursday between Jun. 2 and Aug. 25 and included 26 musical...

 

Niwot Historical Society back to pre-COVID-19 lectures

The Niwot Historical Society (NHS) held its first public lecture with a live audience since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sept. 18 in the Left Hand Grange No. 9. The lecturer was Larry...

 

Niwot mural artist Brent Learned depicts the Sand Creek Massacre

This is the third in a series of stories centered on the four artists painting murals as part of the Cottonwood Square Shopping Center-Jerry Sinor Building mural project. You might feel shocked and...

 

The Grand Finale Marshall Fire Fundraiser

On Dec. 30, 2021, the devastating Marshall Fire destroyed neighborhoods and shattered families. In response, local community members created the Niwot Small Town Big Heart Marshall Fire Fund, working...

 

September Book Review: "Wise Inside"

This book is not a casual read. It is a quick one, sitting at just over 100 pages, but it definitely shouldn't be rushed. This month, Inkberry Books lent me Danae Shanti's book Wise Inside, and I...

 

House Blend Band closes with Age of Aquarius

The House Blend Band, created by Old Oak Coffeehouse owners Michael Tomich and his wife, Patty Machen, closed out the summer concert season on a beautiful summer night in downtown Niwot with another...

 

Boulder evaluates allowing ebikes on open space trails

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP) is evaluating the use of electric bicycles on some of the trails in their system. Ebikes are currently prohibited on all OSMP...

 

Pumpkin Walk - all October long

The Niwot Business Association is sponsoring the Pumpkin Walk for the second year in a row. Niwot realtor and NBA Vice-President Deb Fowler, who is spearheading the event said, “As we approach the colder months, it is even more critical to ensure...

 

Homecoming - 50 years for Niwot High School

It took 50 years, but Niwot High School finally played and won a truly "home" football game. And a steady mist throughout the evening didn't seem to put a damper on the attendance, or the team's...

 

LID reviews transportation plans

Transportation Eric Bergeson, vice-chair of the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) Advisory Committee, said what was on everyone's mind during a presentation by Kathleen Bracke of the Boulder...

 

New lecture series begins from Niwot Historical Society

Railroads are like the veins going to and from the heart of the country. In years past, they were numerous, a near constant; today, they almost seem like something from the past. Similarly, as there are increasingly more talks about sustainable energ...

 

Photo of the Week – Your's?

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),...

 

Story Behind the Name: Canar Field

If you're raising some young baseball players, or just have a love of the game, you probably know Canar Field at the Niwot Youth Sports complex known as Hangge Fields at Monarch Park. It's the...

 

Improving air quality in your home

Lately, wildfires burning in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California, have made it nearly impossible to see the Rocky Mountains from the Niwot-Gunbarrel area, and the air quality is noticeably hazy. Luckily, there are some ways in which you...

 

NCA September board meeting

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly board meeting Sept. 7 in the Mountain View Fire Rescue Niwot Station conference room where several issues were discussed. The Veterans Banner Pro...

 

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop and author Lauren Kerstein promote Love for Lily

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop is teaming up with local author Lauren Kerstein to promote Love for Lily, a nonprofit seeking to support NICU babies and their families. On Saturday, Sept. 17, The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop will host a community...

 

The 15 annual Niwot Trot run/walk is back in 2022!

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, this family and community event is back. All funds go to the Niwot PTAC to help fund paraprofessional support at Niwot Elementary School. Join 500+ of your...

 

Comedy comes back to Niwot

Comedian Philip Ogren will host the third and final summer standup comedy evening in the parking lot of Inkberry Books on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 7:00 p.m. Guest comedians include Sam Ellefson, who earned two Northwest Emmy nominations and was a...

 
 By Kristy Zado    News    September 7, 2022

FLASHBACK: NHS celebrates 50 years

Gearing up for this week's Niwot High School 50 year celebration, we present a FLASHBACK from 1972: • Kids in Niwot were playing the first video game, PONG and hacky sack. • The cost of goods was...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    September 7, 2022

Scott Roebuck takes top honors at Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show

The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band was on hand to provide a musical backdrop to the 2022 Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show awards ceremony Sept. 2 in front of Osmosis Art &...

 

Dean Himes Inducted into Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

On Aug. 21, Gunbarrel resident Dean Himes was inducted into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Dougie G's Lounge (VFW Post 7945) in Thornton, Colorado. The Colorado Country...

 
 By Leigh Suskin    News    September 7, 2022

Lobster Fest

On Saturday, September 3, Niwot said farewell to summer in its traditional style–festive and focused, with an eye towards helping others. Lobster Fest was better than ever–the lobster (flown in...

 

New faculty and staff at Niwot High School

When the 2022-2023 school year kicked off at Niwot High School this year, the faculty, staff and students offered a warm welcome to a new registrar, a new counselor, and eleven new teachers. The facul...

 

Local Business Hall of Famer Carol Riggs talks about Sturtz and Copeland's past and her future

Although she grew up in Littleton, Colorado, when Carol Riggs came north to attend CU Boulder, she found a home in East Boulder County. In the years after graduation she worked at, then purchased and...

 

St. Vrain for the Brain 5K

The St. Vrain for the Brain 5K, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Niwot High School track, is an annual fundraising event in which all of the profits benefit the National Brain Tumor...

 

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