Hundreds and potentially thousands of people who believe their cancer stems from working at the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility may finally get the help they’ve been fighting for.
Colorado is getting $2.2 million in federal funds to pay for a new trail link in a Denver-area network, and to improve access to Rocky Mountain National Park and Chimney Rock National Monument.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood are visiting the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver.
Golden has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s granting of a 300-foot swath of land through the former Rock Flats nuclear weapons plant for a toll road that would cut through town.
When a solar energy company in Jefferson County needed to expand, it picked a rather unorthodox piece of real estate — the old Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.