This month the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that it will be investigating possible unexploded military munitions from testing sites at Camp George West in the 1930s through WWII. There is concern that some of these munitions may be found in nearby Green Mountain residential neighborhoods that were developed after that time, and the CDPHE may be contacting residents in the areas. For more information on CDPHE’s investigation, see their February 12 press release and their informational webpage.
Camp George West was established near Golden in 1903, originally known as the State Rifle Range. It was used as a summer encampment for the Colorado National Guard from 1906 to 1944. For historical information on Camp George West see History Colorado’s Historic Resources of Camp George West.