Times Staff and Wire Reports

Nestle Waters North America has won approval to extract and bottle spring water from the mountains of Chaffee County.

The company may draw 65 million gallons a year to sell under its Arrowhead brand, county commissioners decided Wednesday.

The proposal elicited opposition from many residents, who feared that the company would deplete the aquifer and that its trucks would snarl traffic on mountain roads. Supporters said it could spur economic development.

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