Eileen Welsome


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  • 16 years ago | Longform

    On July 23, 1996, Adrienne Anderson grabbed her briefcase and drove across town to Gaetano's restaurant, where she'd be meeting for the first time with some of the other Denverites who sat on the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District's board of di...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    When former state patrolman Bill Wilson arrived for his interview with the Environmental Protection Agency in 1988, nearly thirty years had elapsed since he'd cruised the lonesome roads that traversed the Lowry Bombing Range. A weird Cold War para...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    One hot morning last summer, a small valve was turned on at the Lowry Superfund Site, and groundwater from the old landfill began flowing through a newly constructed sewer line. The water had no color, no odor, and had already undergone several pr...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Last month, a small group of protesters gathered on the traffic island outside Aurora's Buckley Air Force Base. It was an unseasonably warm day, and a gusty wind had suddenly materialized out of nowhere. The demonstrators, some of them in their si...

  • 16 years ago | News

    After the protest at Buckley Air Force Base, Westword contacted the base's public-information office to request information about what, exactly, goes on out there -- and what taxpayers' money is paying for. Candrea Thomas, deputy director of publi...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Even in the glare of the noonday sun, the Pea Green cemetery feels like a haunted place. Situated on a rocky bluff overlooking a highway in rural Montrose County, the cemetery is a parched jumble of tombstones and rock, drained of all life except ...


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