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Resource ID: #15015
Subject: Industrial Development
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: Aug. 20-26, 1998

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By taking advantage of loopholes in Colorado special district laws and then setting up a maze of companies to conduct business with himself, a millionaire Denver developer created his own government. Then he held a small town hostage with the state's most precious natural commodity, water - even after that water became polluted and he refused to clean it up.

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