Time capsules can be a fascinating way to look back through a certain window of history to see what was important to people during a different era. They can also be very, very disappointing. In 2012, when the former Gove Middle School was being demolished, the construction crew came across a time ca ... More >>
The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant has been out of the business of producing plutonium-triggers for atomic bombs for two decades now; after a $7 billion cleanup, it was transferred to the Department of Fish & Wildlife, which one day will reopen the property sixteen miles upwind of Denver as a wil ... More >>
The truth, like plutonium, has a way of leaking out. After two years of deliberations, the Rocky Flats grand jury wanted to charge eight individuals for environmental crimes at the nuclear weapons plant -- but the Justice Department declined to indict, and instead sent the jurors home in the spring ... More >>
For years, people living around the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant wondered if the secret operations at that facility could somehow be endangering the health of people and animals living nearby. And the FBI's spectacular dawn raid of Rocky Flats in June 1989, certainly didn't do much for propert ... More >>
Plutonium lasts forever, and so do the legal actions emanating from Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, which operated sixteen miles upwind from Denver for close to forty years. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate the $926 million judgment that 12,000 property owners near the plan ... More >>
Wes McKinley."But what do they stand for? I thought this was about Wall Street?" That was the plaintive cry of one woman who'd headed down to the Occupy Denver camp last night and wound up listening to one of the general assembly meetings, where this leaderless group tries to grapple with the ... More >>
Wes McKinley.Wes McKinley has always done his civic duty -- even if those in power might quibble with how he defines it. Twenty years ago, the rancher/teacher from Walsh was the foreman of the federal grand jury that wanted to indict eight individuals for environmental crimes at Rocky Flats - ... More >>
Wes McKinley.Representative Wes McKinley was standing on the steps of the State Capitol yesterday, discussing the discovery of "breathable particles of plutonium" near the now-defunct Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, when hundreds of bicyclists and a whirring helicopter drowned out the reve ... More >>
Plutonium lasts forever, and so do legal cases involving Rocky Flats. Yesterday, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Stephen Anderson, Jerome Holmes and Michael Murphy heard arguments in the appeal of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant class-action lawsuit -- filed by neighbors of t ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the Rocky Flats grand jury started its search for justice. It hasn't ended yet.
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Twenty years after Jim Stone first blew the whistle on Rockwell International, he got his day in court -- the Supreme Court.
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
Lawsuits against Rocky Flats, like plutonium, last forever.
This Rocky Flats movie gets glowing reviews.
Rocky Flats is on trial. Finally.
You'll have the crime of your life in the Mile High City.
The FBI agent who raided Rocky Flats finally sounds off.
The sounds of silence at CU.
Hairspray bops from the screen to the stage
From the week of March 18, 2004
The government ambushed the Rocky Flats grand jury. Now its foreman is gunning for justice.
Time's a-wastin' at Rocky Flats.
A maverick makes a run for the Statehouse.
Who paid what to clean up Lowry Landfill? That's confidential.
The city thought it had settled any questions about the Lowry Landfill. The truth is a toxic shocker.
From the week of August 3
Rocky Flats was designed to produce plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. But what it really produced was waste -- lots of hazardous waste.
Boeing considers sending the Rocky Flats criminal case back to square one.
THE LITTLE-KNOWN CCEM DOESN'T CLEAN UP POLLUTION. BUT WITH $7.6 MILLION IN TAX MONEY TO PLAY WITH, IT SURE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.
THERE'S PLENTY OF GOOD NEWS ABOUT ROCKY FLATS. AND YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LESSON FOR GRADE-SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS: THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ROCKY FLATS.
THEY DON'T MAKE BOMBS ANYMORE AT ROCKY FLATS. BUT THE PLANT IS AS DANGEROUS AS EVER.