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Compost facility application may be withdrawn to review cost and impacts


Patricia Logan

Rainbow Open Space could become a large-scale compost facility owned by Boulder County. The Leggett Ditch and several neighboring properties connect to the former tree farm, raising concerns about groundwater, odors, air quality and traffic.

Nancy Davis thought a conservation easement meant the land was protected from development. So when she and her husband bought their property on Lookout Road in 2015 they were confident that the conservation easement on the adjacent Rainbow Nursery tree farm would preserve its rural character, giving them confidence to move forward with their dream of a business doing horse boarding, training an...

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