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Articles from the 'Left Hand Laurel' series

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 By Vicky Dorvee    News    October 20, 2021 

Left Hand Laurel – Victoria Keen, Deborah Read Fowler, and Dawn Server

Victoria Keen, Deborah Read Fowler, and Dawn Server were busy bees getting together one humming hive of a festival on August...


Left Hand Laurel – Thom Lynch

This month's Left Hand Laurel goes to Thom Lynch. Lynch moved to Niwot in September 2018 and decided the best way to meet...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 25, 2021

Left Hand laurel – Chad Fletemeyer

To a lay person, the new downtown Niwot parking lot on Murray Street may seem like one of the simplest of construction projec...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 28, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Jeff Lally

Gunbarrel-based nonprofit Cultivate is focused on meeting the needs of our community's seniors. How this plays out is by way...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 7, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Jim Eastman

To paraphrase an old adage, "Man plans, the universe laughs." In Jim Eastman's life, at least two major events sent him off t...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 2, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Shana Oehmke

This month's recipient of the Left Hand Laurel is Shana Oehmke, uber-parent volunteer at Heatherwood Elementary School...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    May 5, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Lyla Herman

In 2006, Niwot resident Lyla Herman said yes to a friend in her women's hiking group when asked if anyone would like to join...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    March 31, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Allan Trumpler

Living in pandemic times we realize more than ever that our homes are our refuge. But for 45 years, Habitat for Humanity has...

 By Patricia Logan    News    March 3, 2021

Left Hand Laurel - Lydia Moy

School volunteer Lydia Moy looks at every opportunity and raises it up a notch. "Your job is not to do 10,000 cutout... Full story

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 10, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Deborah Read Fowler

The adage, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," typifies Niwot's Deborah Read Fowler. Read Fowler, owner of...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    January 6, 2021

Left Hand Laurel – Erin Hofer-Shall

Longmont based HOPE, short for Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement, cares for some of the most vulnerable members of...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 2, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Lawson and Suzanne Drinkard

Lawson and Suzanne Drinkard of Niwot put their energy into making sure members of Recovery Café are wrapped in the warmth...

 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,...

 By Vicki Dorvee    News    October 7, 2020

Left Hand Laurel - Rich Anderson

For five years, Niwotian Rich Anderson has brought nurturing and nutrition to homebound community members through Longmont...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 9, 2020

Left Hand Laurel – Leonard Sitongia

Leonard Sitongia is an essential worker, or more fittingly, an essential volunteer for the Niwot community. Even before...

 By Patricia Logan    News    May 13, 2020

Left Hand Laurel - Diane Zimmermann

She howls, sews masks, plots to honor grads, helps kids learn, gets them moving, organizes the occasional birthday car-parade...

 By Abigail Scott    News    April 8, 2020

Left Hand Laurel-Lori and Russ Lindemann

Lori and Russ Lindemann moved to the Gunbarrel Estates neighborhood in 1994 with their two children and niece in tow. For...


Left Hand Laurel: Vicki Maurer

Vicki Maurer's approach to life and volunteering is probably best put in her own words: "We do what we have to do and get it...


Left Hand Laurel: Meg Heitlinger

Meg Heitlinger moved here from Minneapolis in 2006 for the same reason many people come to Colorado--"the idea of living from...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    December 25, 2019

Kamilla Macar - Left Hand Laurel

Retiree Kamilla Macar is anything but re-"tired." She's incredibly active, positive, outgoing, and caring. Each week, among...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    November 27, 2019

Jim Thomas and Archie – Left Hand Laurel

Medicine on a leash is how this month's Laurel recipient Jim Thomas refers to his faithful companion, Archie the fox red...


Left Hand Laurel - Kristin Bjornsen

In late 2017, Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen was at an impasse. Following a "spectacular loss" in her lawsuit against...


Kellie Beran – Left Hand Laurel

In the scheme of a community with a two block downtown, Left Hand Valley Grange No. 9 is almost a super structure. The auster...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 14, 2019

Left Hand Laurel – Emily Sewell

Gunbarrel’s Emily Sewell, this month’s Left Hand Laurel, is a round-the-clock mother, with a full-time career. For the...

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    July 3, 2019

Left Hand Laurel – Tom Theobald

Tom Theobald only will allow the Courier to bestow a Left Hand Laurel to him if his community involvement is qualified as... Full story

 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    March 27, 2019

Left Hand Laurel: Terry and Cathy Olkin

Longmont-based Up-A-Creek Robotics is home to one of the top high school robotics teams in the country, thanks in large part... Full story

 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 27, 2019

Left Hand Laurel – Melinda Coburn

Flagstaff Academy parent Melinda Coburn became a Dragon Volunteer when her oldest child entered preschool four years ago. Eac... Full story


Left Hand Laurel - Scott Deemer

What started as a proposal for a modest “connectivity point” at the southwest corner of 79th Street and Niwot Road... Full story


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