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 By Bruce Warren    News    March 16, 2022

The Story Behind the Place(s) - Dodd Water Treatment Plant and Dodd Reservoir

The Dodd Water Treatment Plant of the Left Hand Water District and Dodd Reservoir are named in honor of the Dodd family, which has contributed much to the history and development of the Niwot area....

 By Bruce Warren    News    March 2, 2022

The Story Behind the Place – Howard L. Morton Water Reclamation Facility

Motorists traveling on 95th Street (also known as Hover Road) near the intersection with Niwot Road notice a sandstone sign on the west side of the road: "Howard L. Morton Water Reclamation Facility,...

 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 29, 2020

Story behind the place: Hagen Field

In last week's edition of the Left Hand Valley Courier, we covered the story behind Niwot's Ritz Field, named after Colorado Rockies pitcher Kevin Ritz. We now turn our attention towards its...

 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Story behind the place: Ritz Field

Niwot Youth Sports baseball was thriving in the 1990s and was in desperate need of additional fields for its over 500 ballplayers. NYS was limited to local school fields and borrowed land for much of...

 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 Diagonal. The trail is only 1.2 miles long, but its name carries the...


The story behind the place: Lagerman, Nelson, and Ryssby-Swedish Legacies

The Homestead Act of 1862 turned the American West into a promised land for religiously and socially repressed Swedish Lutherans, who were coming off three years of crop failure. Around 1.3 million...


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