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The city of Greeley, 30 miles southeast of here,  just sent letters to Mary Humstone and Rose Brinks. In the letters, the city invokes eminant domain to explore and eventually develop the women’s Laporte properties, just north of Fort Collins.  

But Greeley should be sending them Thank You letters.

That’s because these two women have turned away developers for decades.  Plus, they left pristine and feral a river corridor with a 100-year-old  railbed. They may have thought they were looking after natural and historic resources. But without knowing it, they were preserving a perfect route for Greeley’s  latest  water pipeline.

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