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Govt. solution to flooded basements, pumping OK just not for dying crops

by Jack Minor—   In the latest twist in the issue around Weld farmers requesting to pump groundwater to save their crops and help lower excessively high groundwater levels, a government official said farmers can pump all day long to … Continue reading

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Weld requests reconsideration AG well decision, cites double standard

by Jack Minor –   Not taking no for an answer Weld County Commissioners have sent a letter to the state Attorney General asking him to review a memo issued by his staff that resulted in Governor Hickenlooper saying he … Continue reading

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Governor to announce well decision at 1 p.m.

by Jack Minor –   Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to announce his decision today at 1 p.m. on whether to allow Weld County farmers to turn on wells and allow them to pump a miniscule amount of water from … Continue reading

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Weld Commissioners declare disaster emergency over drought

    by Jack Minor — The Weld County Commissioners today unanimously declared a disaster emergency for the county because of an historic drought and called on the governor to issue an order permitting area farmers to turn on wells … Continue reading

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Conway tells Bennet staffer: Stop war on our community banks

Story and Photo By Jack Minor At a recent forum on agriculture Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway had some sharp words for a Senate staffer asking her boss to lay off local community banks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and … Continue reading

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IN AN EMERGENCY HOW WOULD COLORADO FEED ITSELF

by Jim Frazier How would Colorado feed itself in an emergency?  That is just one of the questions to be answered by “From Plant to Plate”, a research project funded by three northern Colorado counties: Weld, Larimer, and Boulder. Larimer … Continue reading

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The real builder of the church

by Rev. Brad What would it look like if we let Christ build the church? Let me share with you what that might look like.  Then maybe ask yourself who is building your church. Out on a stretch of highway … Continue reading

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Organic producers, sellers speak out on regulations

by Jack Minor, for The Greeley Gazette Weld County’s predominate industry is agriculture. We produce a range of products, corn, onions, carrots, alfalfa, and sugar beets. We are also producers of a new kind of crop: organic foods. At its … Continue reading

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