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YESTERYEAR: Arapahoe County gets tempted by the convenience of the old ‘environmental infraction;’ GOP chair battle continues and more

Author: Rachael Wright - March 23, 2017 - Updated: March 21, 2017

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Thirty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … Arapahoe County and the City of Aurora were witnessing a dramatic increase in trash production within their jurisdictions, generated by their accumulating residents thanks to the large population boom. Meanwhile, land developers were seeking to eliminate the biggest resource for trash disposal, the Denver-Arapahoe disposal site at the Lowry Landfill, to make way for further development — and they set their sights on lobbying the Colorado Department of Health — heavily. Sounds like a clash waiting to happen, right?

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Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright is a self-published Colorado-based author of two novels and a contributing writer to The Colorado Statesman.