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The Nov. 15 issue of the Courier stated that any excess donations above the cost of Bert’s Bench in front of Niwot Market “will be donated to Bert's Memorial Wrestling Scholarship at Niwot High School.” The GoFundMe page for the Robert M....

 

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 By Bruce Warren    News    November 22, 2023 

Cheyenne Holy Man and Eagle Catcher removed for restoration

A crew of workers, led by Bryan Buikema of C8 Design + Fabrication out of Berthoud, and David Schaldach of Niwot's We Love Trees, arrived early on Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, at the intersection of...

 
 By Deborah Cameron    News    November 22, 2023 

Plans are progressing on the former Colterra development on 2nd Avenue

The former Colterra Restaurant on Second Avenue is currently in development by Nassar Development as a mixed use space. Plans for the former Colterra Restaurant include an eatery by Boulder...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    November 22, 2023 

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop closing in December

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, primarily a children's bookstore, will be closing its doors on Dec. 9, two-and-a-half years after it opened in the former "Niwot Tribune" building on Second Avenue...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    November 22, 2023 

Book review: "Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs"

I don't typically gravitate toward Western books, nor do I usually select collected works, but I was pleasantly surprised by Wallace Stegner's "Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs."...

 

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Holiday Magic is coming to Niwot

In an uncertain world, Niwot's annual Holiday Magic events provide traditions, nostalgia and hope for the future. Holiday Magic in Niwot is comprised of four main events: Enchanted Evening on Nov. 24,...

 

Niwot honors military veterans

Blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures set the stage for Niwot's November 11th tribute to military veterans. The ceremony began at 11:00 after The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange...

 

New Editor in town - Elise Marylander takes reins of Courier

Elise Marylander, who has served as Assistant Editor of the Left Hand Valley Courier since July 2022, has dropped "Assistant" from her title, and is now the Editor of the Courier. Bruce Warren, who ha...

 
 By Lisha Nouhan    News    November 15, 2023

Left Hand Laurel: Catherine McHale

Catherine McHale is the recipient of the Left Hand Valley Courier’s Left Hand Laurel for her volunteer work in Niwot, most notably establishing the popular event, “Dancing Under the Stars....

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 15, 2023

Home on the Grange

Santa visits the Left Hand Grange Friday, Nov. 24, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The end of November brings two opportunities for the little ones to meet Santa in...

 
 By Gene Fuller    News    November 15, 2023

Familiar Face - Donna Guerra

Donna Guerra has been the cheerful face behind the counter at Boulder Cleaners in the Jerry Sinor building on 79th Street in Niwot's Cottonwood Square shopping center for 32 years. Guerra began...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 15, 2023

NCAA seeks funds to purchase "Peacemaker" sculpture

Visitors to Niwot's Sculpture Park at the southwest corner of 79th Street and Niwot Road may assume that all of the sculptures are on permanent display. In fact, the Niwot Cultural Arts Association...

 

Bert's Bench - a memorial to Bert Steele

The Niwot community was shocked and saddened by the death of Niwot Market owner Bert Steele following a short illness last summer. A wrestling scholarship at Niwot High School was established in his...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 15, 2023

Tree carvings to be removed for restoration

The tree carvings by the late artist Eddie Running Wolf, which lined the south side of Niwot Road near the intersection with 79th Street in Niwot, have come to symbolize the community of Niwot and...

 

The Niwot Nickel returns on Small Business Saturday for the holidays

Historically in the United States, a wooden nickel was not typically legal tender, but instead more of a novelty coin often issued by merchants as part of a promotion. Wooden nickels became popular...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 15, 2023

Niwot Pumpkin Walk announces winners

The Niwot Pumpkin Walk which took place during the month of October was a big success. Shoppers picked up a Pumpkin Pass from Deborah Fowler Real Estate, and then visited Niwot shops to get them...

 

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LID Master Plan for Niwot unveiled

Niwot's Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (LID), made up of nine community members appointed by the Boulder County Commissioners, unveiled a Master Plan for Niwot, focusing primarily on...

 

First Friday Art Walk will have a new schedule in 2024

Galleries and other small businesses opened their doors to art-loving community members during November's First Friday Art Walk, Nov. 3. But in the middle of a successful event, one of the...

 
 By Kristin Alger    News    November 8, 2023

Nov. 11 ceremony to honor military veterans

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Niwot residents will have the opportunity to honor United States military veterans, and especially those with a community connection. The fifth annual veterans banner ceremony wi...

 
 By Lisha Nouhan    News    November 8, 2023

Where are they now? Lulu LaFortune

Lulu LaFortune, a Niwot High School graduate, is conquering the world of design by making a name for herself as a furniture, textile, and interior designer in Los Angeles with her company "Lulu...

 

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 By Bruce Warren    News    November 1, 2023

Goblins and ghouls ramble about in Niwot

Snow came early on Saturday, Oct. 28, but it did not deter the hundreds of costumed children (and adults) who gathered in Niwot for the annual Great Pumpkin Party. Pat Murphy, who has been the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 1, 2023

Bill O'Donnell and Jerry & Marsha Slepicka honored with Golden Hammer Award

One of the highlights of the annual Great Pumpkin Party in Niwot is the presentation of the Curtis Lizakowski Golden Hammer Award. This year, event organizer Pat Murphy made the presentation on Oct. 2...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 1, 2023

Ethan Knightchilde brings ghost stories of the west to Niwot

A full house listened to Ethan Knightchilde tell ghost stories of the old west at the Left Hand Grange Oct. 25. The presentation, titled "Tales of the Haunted West," was part of the 5-part Now &...

 

Open Studios Art at the former Niwot Feed Store for holiday show

There will be more art in Niwot this holiday season. Open Studios is returning to the former Feed Store on 2nd Avenue to showcase work by local artists in their Holiday Pop Up Art and Gift Gallery....

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    November 1, 2023

Rumble strips to be installed on Diagonal Highway

Boulder County announced that the first phase of the safety improvements on Colorado Highway 119, also known as the Diagonal Highway, will begin on Nov. 1. Rumble strips will be installed on the outsi...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 1, 2023

Local artist Carolyn Bradley to appear at Inkberry Books on First Friday

Carolyn Bradley will be showcasing her art at the Niwot First Friday Art Walk on Nov. 3, at Inkberry Books. A Niwot resident, Bradley's oil paintings express the beauty and wonder of the natural...

 

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 By Bruce Warren    News    October 25, 2023

Former Colterra property under construction

A fire at Colterra, a French restaurant at 210 Franklin Street in Niwot, led to the closure of the popular high-end restaurant in October, 2018. Now, five years later, the iconic property is finally...

 
 By Kathy Trauner    News    October 25, 2023

The witches among us

Ah, Halloween in the Left Hand Valley! Trick-or-treaters, haunted houses, maybe a surprise blizzard… it’s a spookily festive time. But as you prepare to revel beneath your Barbie wig or Cousin It’s hair, be forewarned: this is the Season of...

 

Great Pumpkin Party returns to Niwot

The Great Pumpkin Party is one of Niwot's most beloved traditions, with costumed children of all ages, often accompanied by pets dressed up as well, going trick-or-treating at Niwot businesses in Old...

 

Boulder County Library District funding and Trustees

On Oct. 4, Boulder County Library District Board of Trustees President Joni Teter announced that the 2024 library budget will be presented at public board hearings at the main library at 1001 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder on Oct. 10 and 24 at 6 p.m. An...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 25, 2023

Planning for Bert Steele memorial underway

An informal committee met with Alison Steele and Seth Steele last week to plan a memorial to their late father, Bert Steele, Niwot Market owner who died last summer after a short illness. The committee was organized by Vicky Dorvee, and included...

 

Changes recommended for Short-Term and Vacation Rental code

The Boulder County Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 18, to advance a plan for revising the county’s land use code related to the regulation of Short-Term and Vacation Rentals. The commissioners agreed on recommending several...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 25, 2023

LID members preview draft of master plan

All nine members of the Niwot Local Improvement District Advisory Committee were present Oct. 17 in the downstairs conference room of the Niwot Inn & Spa for a preview of a master plan commissioned by the LID. David Lee and Chad Fletemeyer of the...

 

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 By Bruce Warren    News    October 18, 2023

Polis and Hickenlooper come to Niwot to celebrate Hwy 119 grant

It took 10 years for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and other governmental agencies to secure a $25M federal RAISE grant to improve safety on the Diagonal Highway (CO 119) and add a...

 

Landowners indefinitely table application to build subdivision

The owners of a 39-acre property located at the southwest corner of Niwot Road and 63rd Street chose to indefinitely table their application to create a total of ten residential lots on their property, including the existing residence. The...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 18, 2023

Niwot High Sports Complex named for Art Stapp

Niwot resident Art Stapp supported many causes during his lifetime, and at the top of his list was the St. Vrain Valley School District, and specifically, Niwot High School. Stapp died suddenly July...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 18, 2023

Home on the Grange

The weather may be cooling off, but community events at the Left Hand Grange are heating up. There's so much for the entire family to enjoy throughout the month. Music is front and center, dancing is...

 

Left Hand Laurel: Murray Avila, Tomas Dabove and Zach Rojo

Three enterprising and compassionate high school students from the St. Vrain Valley School District are this week's Left Hand Laurel recipients for their creative – and highly successful efforts ...

 
 By Gene Fuller    News    October 18, 2023

Niwot Historical Society presents haunted west lecture

The Niwot Historical Society's Then & Now Lecture Series will feature award-winning cinematographer, director, writer, and lecturer Ethan "E.S." Knightchilde who will tell stories of the haunted O...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    October 18, 2023

Niwot BOCC town hall meeting dominated by minimum wage comments

In years past, when the Boulder County Commissioners came to Niwot for a town hall meeting, a wide range of local issues were addressed. This year, the commissioners specifically asked for input on...

 

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Potential subdivision at 63rd and Niwot Road set for hearing Oct. 18

Earlier this summer, Ifrain and Shannon Rodriguez submitted an application to create a new subdivision on their land at the corner of 63rd and Niwot Road. The application asks to allow them to build n...

 

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