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New Grand County property owners find surprise: 200 sticks of dynamite

Lance Maggart
Sky-Hi News

Some Grand County property owners found a big surprise waiting for them on land they purchased in the Grand Lake area when they discovered over 200 sticks of sweating dynamite last week.

Officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office were alerted Sept. 10 to the discovery of over 200 sticks of sweating dynamite on a piece of property in the Three Lakes region. Sweating is when old dynamite releases its nitroglycerin and can pool and form crystals on the sticks.

Property owners who had purchased the land found the dynamite while looking through a bunker that was located on the parcel.

Lt. Dan Mayer, spokesman for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, referred to the incident as “low key” and noted the Jefferson County Bomb squad was called in to assist with disposal of the dynamite.