by Kristen Iversen
Rocky Flats is our nearby neighbor. How much do you know about it? You'll know a lot more if you read this memoir of a local girl whose childhood days were spent horseback riding, playing, and going to school along with many other kids in Arvada right near the boundary of Rocky Flats. Kristen Iverson interweaves her family's story with information about the historic and political developments that led to the closing of Rocky Flats as a working factory, the "cleanup" of the property, and its opening as a recreation site. This book is well worth reading to learn more about this neighbor with its radioactive material that will be with us for centuries and millenniums.