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 By Bruce Warren    News    January 25, 2023 

Four candidates apply for LID Advisory Committee

Four candidates have applied for appointment to the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee, with four openings to be filled. The Boulder County Commissioners will make appointments to...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    January 25, 2023 

Tracey Bernett resigns - David Skaggs eyes District 12 representative office

A Niwot-area resident and former U.S. Representative, David Skaggs, is one of a handful of people who have expressed interest in the vacancy in Colorado House District 12. The unexpected opportunity...

 
 By Leonard Sitongia    News    January 25, 2023 

Diagonal Highway Mobility Project submits state review

The principal parties designing the CO 119 (the “Diagonal”) Safety and Mobility Improvements Project and Bikeway Project have submitted their plans for review in compliance with a 1974 law known as the Areas and Activities of State Interest...

 

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),...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    January 25, 2023 

Ollin Farms receives climate grant

Ollin Farms was awarded a $90,000 grant by Boulder County's Office of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience. The award was part of over $500,000 in grants awarded by the Climate Innovation F...

 
 By Katrina Stroud    News    January 25, 2023 

Prairie dog meeting

On Jan. 17, Boulder County Parks & Open Space (POS) held its annual meeting to discuss last year's prairie dog removal activities and the population updates on burrowing owls and black-footed...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 25, 2023 

Author reading at Una Vida with reception at Inkberry Books

On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:00 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist monk Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche will read from his book, "The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge." The...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    January 25, 2023 

January art brings nature to Niwot's coffee shops

Anyone looking to view beautiful nature artwork should be sure to visit The Old Oak Coffeehouse and Winot Coffee Company. Although there are only a few days left in the month, you will not want to...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    January 25, 2023 

January review: The Power of Mind

When I first received a copy of The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge by Khentrul Rinpoche, I was excited to see what was in store. I've always been...

 

Courier Crossword Corner Answers January 25, 2023

ACROSS 5. Rinpoche 6. climate 7. review 8. Inkberry 11. Mustangs 12. owls DOWN 1. baker 2. win 3. four 4. median 6. choir 9. birds 10. Falcon 13. Skaggs...

 

RTD Northwest Rail Open House Coming up in Gunbarrel

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Hampton Inn & Suites in Gunbarrel at 6333 Lookout Rd. You may arrive any time between 5 p.m. and 7...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

Boulder County shows its love for Sheriff Joe Pelle

Hundreds of Boulder County residents, and some from beyond, gathered at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Jan. 10 to honor retiring Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle. The assembly featured so many...

 
 By Kathy Trauner    News    January 18, 2023

Story Behind the Name: Parker Park

Gene Parker was in his late thirties when he and his wife Denise bought a spanking new home in Gunbarrel's Heatherwood subdivision. The year was 1967, and most of Heatherwood was still a twinkle in...

 

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),...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 18, 2023

Book launch party at Wandering Jellyfish

Authors Martha Freeman and Claudia Mills will be at The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop in Niwot Saturday, Jan. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of Freeman’s new middle-grade mystery novel, “Trashed!” According to a press release, the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

NBA

The Niwot Business Association (NBA) got down to its own business at the last meeting, held Jan. 10 at Rocky Mountain Christian Church. NBA president Eric Bergeson announced that NBA membership dues...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

LID approves funding for Diagonal connection plan

The Niwot Local Improvement District (LID) advisory committee approved a $10,000 expenditure for connectivity planning, accepting a proposal from Niwot architectural firm Fletemeyer & Lee...

 

Let's Talk About...Where's the Scissors?

Ok. I love my husband dearly. He's a good person, a great father and a great husband, and he is very handy around the house. Ok. You are thinking, "here it comes..." But no. Well, yes. I don't know if...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

Pumpkin Walk brings new customers

Deb Fowler, vice-president of the NBA, was pleased with the results of the Pumpkin Walk, an NBA event held throughout October which was funded by the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID). Fowler...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 18, 2023

Holiday Magic delivers

The Niwot Business Association's Holiday Magic events on the day after Thanksgiving and the first two Saturdays of December produced increased attendance and raised almost $2,000 for charity. Deb...

 

Isaac Stephens Profile

It was only this past summer I debated pursuing a career in journalism. Two weeks later I got invited to a journalism conference in Washington, D.C., and next thing you know, I knew what I wanted to...

 

Deb Cameron Profile

I am a writer, editor, softball mom, football mom, and an avid reader. My articles on food, drinks, and community issues have appeared in the Left Hand Valley Courier, Yellow Scene Magazine, the...

 

Courier Crossword Corner Answers January 18, 2023

ACROSS 2. freestyle 7. forward 8. diagonal 9. holiday 11. rebounds 12. junk 14. Trashed 16. Stephanie 17. basketball DOWN 1. Gunbarrel 3. mystery 4. Northwest 5. eagles 6. Navy 10. business 13. Pelle 15. Longmont...

 

Kathy Trauner Profile

I complained loudly about this assignment and I'm still nursing a hissy fit, but I guess it's silly to rail against the chance to remember how lucky you are. I'm a native New Yorker (the Bronx,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 18, 2023

Inkberry Books hosts author RJ Stewart for reading from new novel "Errors of Night"

lnkberry Books in Niwot is hosting author RJ Stewart on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 4:00 p.m. to hear him read from his new novel, "Errors of Night," a story about Former General Julian von Wille, who makes...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2023

There's a new sheriff in town

Curtis Johnson, who was elected Boulder County Sheriff in the November 2022 election, was sworn in as the top law enforcement officer in Boulder County on Jan. 10. Johnson succeeds Joe Pelle, who...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    News    January 11, 2023

Let's Wine About Winter 2023

After a brief hiatus, Let's Wine About Winter, one of Niwot's most popular events, is scheduled to return to Niwot on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Suspended for two years, one of the many...

 

Health & Wellness for 2023

The Courier kicks off 2023 with a Health & Wellness feature beginning on page 15 of this issue. Check out the ads and articles, see what resonates, and consider making just one change in the coming year to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. It...

 

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),...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 11, 2023

Home on the Grange

Open Stage - a musical community event Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Performer sign up begins at 1:15 p.m. The New Year brings the sound of music to the Grange. Enjoy the first 2023 Open Stage as...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    January 11, 2023

Rock & Rails crew cleans up Whistle Stop Park

The 2022 Rock & Rails summer concert season has long been over, but offseason work continues. Co-managers Vicki Maurer and Dan Hawk organized a crew of 11 to meet up at Whistle Stop Park Jan. 7...

 

Let's Talk About...House Plants

Ok, we all agree house plants are living, sometimes feeling, organisms. We all have a few and some of us have many. In fact, I have a friend who has devoted a whole room (really, the whole house) to...

 

Left Hand Laurel - Virginia Dutkin

From her birth in Queens, New York, then to Korea where her parents were from, then to the United States and then college at Colgate University in up-state New York, to a highly successful career in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2023

Inkberry Books hosts local author

On Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7:00 p.m. Inkberry Books of Niwot will host a presentation by Jason Dennen, author of “8 Days Till Sunrise.” Dennen is a Christian, author, inspirational speaker, skydiver, mountain climber, triathlete, and explorer....

 

Transportation News

A few updates on transportation news in Boulder County: Voters approved the extension of the Boulder County transportation sales tax in the November 2022 election. The tax was previously scheduled to...

 

Making a home in Niwot after the Marshall Fire

The Marshall Fire left a scar on Boulder County last year, and since then, we have all experienced anxiety about whether or not the next grassfire will burn down our homes. A Niwot parent of a...

 

Upcoming prairie dog meeting

The annual Boulder County Parks and Open Space public meeting on prairie dog management will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ron Stewart Parks & Open Space Building, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont. Staff will be available to...

 

Familiar Faces at Niwot Market - Terry Purcell and Emily Herrmann

The Niwot Market is at the heart of Niwot, and its team is central to the community's success. Whether it's the people running the pop-up shops or the core staff, it is a place of community. Terry...

 

How to Avoid This Year's Nasty Respiratory Viruses!

This winter the many strains of respiratory viruses are lingering and reoccurring. If you have kids in school they will pick them up and share them with you. Staying healthy is challenging right now but when the going gets tough, you can get well...

 

Una Vida

Una Vida Meditation and Movement studio was created by Niwot resident Kristin Dura. With a dream of having a bilingual studio to host a variety of classes, workshops and healing treatments, Una Vida welcomes those seeking peace, balance and longevity...

 

Southwest Acupuncture College

Southwest Acupuncture College is open and accepting new patients. We have been serving the greater Boulder community since 1998. Our patients form the lifeblood of our clinical program, and we are honored to serve you by offering low-cost...

 

NCA plans annual meeting & clean-up day

The Niwot Community Association (NCA) held its monthly board meeting Jan. 4 in the Mountain View Fire Rescue Niwot Station conference room. The board approved the budget proposed for 2023. Costs have...

 

Courier Crossword Puzzle Answers January 11, 2023

ACROSS 3. Springhill 8. wrestling 9. Eldora 11. winter 13. barrels 15. wellness 16. market 17. Johnson 18. Mobility 20. Skyline 22. giving 23. fourteen DOWN 1. cleanup 2. Hughes 3. skydiving 4. Marshall 5. fire 6. cheer 7. prairie 10. basketball 12....

 

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...

 

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