It smells like tar. It’s strong, and comes without warning, once a month, sometimes more, sometimes in the dead of the night. Residents of this North Denver community have been trying to get relief from this potential health hazard for six years. So far, without success.
The last time – possibly the only time – that Globeville became a destination for people living all over Denver was Feb. 26, 1950. That was the day that the biggest crowd in the city’s history made their way to the north side of town to watch the giant, 350-foot Grant Smelter smokestack dynamited to smithereens
Inestimable fortunes have flowed through this historic Denver neighborhood, where gold and silver ore from Colorado’s storied mountain mines were brought for processing. But for the people living in the cradle of the confluence of Interstate 70 and Interstate 25, justice is a constant battle