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Historic farm pieced back together as open space


January 20, 2021

Patricia Logan

Boulder County Parks and Open Space will get two pivot sprinklers as part of the deal to purchase 175 acres with water rights at Oxford Rd. and 119th St. The Stromquist-Laber property is designated as Significant Agricultural Land of National Importance.

For more than a century Charlie Stromquist and his ancestors farmed 175 acres northeast of Niwot. Extended family had 405 acres adjacent to the north, which Boulder County bought years ago as agricultural open space. Now the two chunks of land are connected again under one owner after Boulder County Commissioners agreed to the purchase of the Stromquist-Laber property.

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