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 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...

 
 By Mary Wolbach Lopert    News    July 8, 2020 

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 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 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 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...

 
 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...

 

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