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 By Deborah Cameron    News    November 25, 2020 

Fritz Family Beer takes over Bootstrap Brewing location

Pints will be brewed and poured in Cottonwood Square again. Last week, co-owners Leslie and Steve Kaczeus closed on the sale...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    November 25, 2020 

Boulder County levels up to 'severe risk' restrictions

On Friday, Nov. 6, Boulder County was moved to Level Orange, High Risk category. Barely two weeks later, Governor Jared...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    November 25, 2020 

Pumpkin Pie Project brings taste of tradition to those in need

Due to the recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases, many Thanksgiving traditions are off the table in 2020. But thanks to a...

 

Niwot Holiday charm - COVID style

Niwot has long been a destination for old fashioned Christmas charm, with traditional events such as Enchanted Evening, the...

 
 By Kristen Arendt    News    November 25, 2020 

Possible cycling improvements for east Boulder County

On Nov. 18, Boulder County hosted a virtual public meeting to discuss current and future improvements to cycling corridors...

 
 By Deryn Davidson    News    November 25, 2020 

Rubies of the Pine - aka Cranberries

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the tart, red fruit that is a staple on...

 

US 287 & Isabelle Road intersection safety improvement project underway

Boulder County Public Works, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Concrete Works of Colorado have started a...

 

Niwot chefs share succulent suggestion for Thanksgiving food and drink

As Thanksgiving approaches, there's no shortage of advice on how to make the best turkey, what new sides to serve along with...

 

Shop safe and shop local this holiday season

Like it or not, the 2020 holiday shopping season is upon us, and like everything else during the past eight months, it promis...

 

Get your run on: Niwot's first annual Turkey Trot

In a year when many well-loved group events have had to be canceled, it's refreshing to see the beginning of a new annual...

 

The fascinating story of Left Hand Valley water management

In the closing line of the poem First Things First, W.H. Auden writes, "Thousands have lived without love, but not one...

 

Niwot LID board votes to partially fund Little Shops project

The retail incubator launched by the Niwot Business Association last month got a boost from the Niwot Local Improvement...

 
 By Sharon Bokan    News    November 18, 2020

Fall rodent visitors

As the weather cools and bears are headed to hibernation, mice may be seeking the warmth of your home and voles may be settin...

 

Boulder County votes overwhelmingly blue

This year, 3,207,983 votes were cast across Colorado, resulting in a voter turnout rate of 84.83%. Boulder County's rate was...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Jack, Nov. 18)

Meet Jack. Jack is a 1 year old black Lab and is looking for a loving home to call his own! Jack is great with people and...

 

Veteran's banner is a tribute to American Indians who served

Pvt. Joe Pacheco was a WWII soldier, a father, an American Indian and much more. His son, who shares his name, wanted to...

 

Left Hand Animal Hospital offers free pet CPR class for first responders

Veterinarian Dr. Crystal Conner has devoted her career to helping animals ever since graduating from CSU's veterinary school...

 

Niwot celebrates Veterans Day a bit differently

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, all fighting as a result of World War I officially ended with...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 11, 2020

Familiar Face – Jane Leland Langdon

Jane Leland Langdon's art expresses what's in her heart - a genuine love for life and others. You've seen Langdon's oil and...

 
 By Emily Long    News    November 11, 2020

Boulder Country program brings local produce and education to child care centers

In Boulder County, a program called Farm to Early Care & Education (Farm to ECE) is helping change how some of our...

 

Art is brightening Niwot's coffee houses in November

Coffee houses can unite communities together around a love of caffeine, conversation, and the arts. At the beginning of this...

 

Niwot welcomes local dancers to celebrate cultural traditions

In indigenous Mexican culture, death was never something to be necessarily feared; instead, it was seen as a part of life. Wh...

 

Gunbarrel school plans expansion

Citing a years-long increase in admission requests, an independent school for students with learning disabilities is seeking...

 

A friendly reminder about recycling

Over the past few months, the free recycling containers located near the Niwot Loop Trailhead (79th St. & Highway 52)...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (Nov. 11)

Meet Miso This sweet and gentle four-year-old kitty loves people and will make a wonderful companion during the approaching...

 
 By Courier Staff    News    November 4, 2020

A new look and feel for The Left Hand Valley Courier

Whether you read the Nov. 4 issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier on our website or in our print edition, you will notice som...

 

A veteran's banner inspires a living legacy of devotion to family

When Karen Quinn took her grandson to look at the veteran's banners in Niwot, she didn't know how he would respond. Her grand...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 4, 2020

Left Hand Laurels - Mike and Becky Fellows

Married for 51 years, Gunbarrel residents Mike and Becky Fellows are partners in life and community service. As a couple,...

 

Wibby Brewing medals at virtual 2020 Great American Beer Festival

The craft beer business hasn't been immune to 2020. Even the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) was forced to evolve into a...

 

Gunbarrel business eQuilter supports COVID-19 mask-making efforts

On March 5, 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's public health laboratory confirmed the first pre...

 

A Colorful Halloween

A recycled crayon looks more like candy to a child at a demonstration at Inkberry Books in Niwot on Saturday. Most regular...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 28, 2020

Stern will be Niwot's first person to go to the stars

NASA released a statement on October 14 announcing planetary scientist and associate vice president of Southwest Research...

 

Not quite canceled: celebrating Halloween in 2020

There have been more tricks than treats in 2020, and among the former is the hobbling of many local Halloween traditions,...

 

Mountain View firefighters help with Cameron Peak Fire

His mom cries every time he heads toward the flames of a wildfire. "She acts like I'm going off to war," said Mountain View...

 

Niwot Historical Society hosts lecture on the history of women's suffrage in Colorado

2020 marks the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed women the constitutional right to vote in the...

 

Proposition 117: Voter Approval Requirement for Creation of Certain Fee-Based Enterprises

It's important to stop and carefully consider a ballot proposition when both the opponents and the proponents agree that the...

 

Proposition 116: State Income Tax Rate Reduction

Based on population (5.691 million) and income data from 2018, 96.74% of Coloradans had a taxable income of $150,000 or less...

 
 By Emily Long    News    October 28, 2020

Jack's Solar Garden creates Artist on the Farm residency

For several months, artist Rachael Scala visited Jack's Solar Garden weekly to gain inspiration for a series of large scale...

 

Fifth annual Colorado Pollinator Summit goes virtual

Earlier this summer I wrote about June being Colorado Pollinator Month. The City of Boulder celebrates Pollinator Appreciatio...

 

Niwot rallies to help local firefighters

Last week, Renee and Bill McDermid of the Hampton Inn in Gunbarrel needed help feeding firefighters working on the CalWood...

 

TROOPER TIPS: Watch Your Lane

If you have spent anytime in the military, you have heard the term "Watch Your Lane." It means keeping your eye on your...

 

Destructive CalWood and Lefthand fires bring out best in area residents

Drought and high winds continued to create havoc in Boulder County. On Saturday, Oct. 17, a fire broke out near the CalWood...

 

Amendment B: Repeal property tax assessment rate restrictions

For the past few weeks, Colorado television and the internet have been littered with commercials about Amendment B. This amendment seeks to repeal the nearly 40-year-old...

 

Visiting the Sand Creek Massacre site is challenging but worthwhile

History can be learned from books and films and lectures, but a deeper layer of understanding comes from being in the place...

 

New fence to protect Niwot's rare Fox Hills Sandstone formation

Boulder County Parks & Open Space has recently completed a new fence along the Niwot Loop Trail on the south side of Some...

 

Niwot Community Association hosts candidate forum

Last Tuesday, the Niwot Community Association (NCA) hosted a virtual forum for the Boulder County Commissioner Candidates. This year, two of the district seats are up for a...

 
 By Emily Long    News    October 21, 2020

Niwot author publishes debut novel

R.L. Maizes is a Niwot local whose debut novel "Other People's Pets" is set in a fictional small town on the front range of...

 

Community Pet Spotlight (CeeCee, Oct. 21)

Meet CeeCee In addition to being unbearably cute, 12-year-old CeeCee is an absolute joy to be around. This gal has...

 

Niwot LID 2020 revenues subject to question

It's shaping up to be a busy, but socially distanced winter around Niwot, as the LID advisory committee members considered fu...

 

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