Posts Tagged ‘water’

Renewable energy, oil, taxes and – huh!

by Craig Masters The coming campaigns are beginning to take shape.  As I watch the ads on television I have become confused over the basic motivation for some and the whole concept of others. Thinking I might not be the only one, I thought some of the best informed readers in the world might be […]

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EPA rules ‘Waters of the U.S.’ threatens all private property

by Craig Masters Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.  Using the concept of “protecting clean water” every dictator in history would be envious of the latest […]

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4 Suicides in 4 Days Is A Warning

By Mike McCune —   Michael Dueker…William Broeksmit…Karl Slym…Gabriel Magee. Chance are you’ve never heard of any of these people. But they are important to the world population and they are all linked together.   Dueker, Broeksmit, Slym and Magee all died within the last week. Every death is being treated as a suicide by authorities. […]

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. It may be that sometimes there is overreach and that happened. Take it easy, this […]

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Water rights in 51st state will be protected

BY WELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SEAN CONWAY Since discussion of creating a 51st State began, the most asked question I have had is how will the existing water rights our farmers and communities currently own be impacted? First and foremost, water rights are private property. And like other private property – your home, car or land that […]

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Weld United Way 211 service connects flood recovery services, victims and volunteers

United Way of Weld County’s 2-1-1 Information & Referral Service provides access to services to people all across Weld County. In times of disaster, such as the Windsor Tornado in 2008 and the current flooding that has devastated the entire state, 2-1-1 has provided access to updated road closures, shelters and recovery information.   United […]

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Muddy Water: Some Pray for it

By Craig Masters Water has overwhelmed us here in Northern Colorado. But in only a few days the millions of gallons and tons of mud will be eastbound and down – toward New Orleans and the salty Gulf. While we will soon be recovering and remembering, the muddy water we are so relieved to see […]

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Prevention key to avoiding West Nile virus in flood aftermath

With the recent heavy rainfall and flooding along with increased standing water throughout our county, there is now a bigger concern about the rapid growth of mosquitoes and the increased risk for contracting West Nile Virus (WNC).   This period of record-breaking rain will help create preferable conditions for mosquitoes to nest in, as they […]

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Platteville Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A horse in Platteville sick with West Nile virus shows that humans are not the only species impacted by the disease. According to Colorado State University, horses infected with West Nile virus are not an infection risk for other horses, animals or humans. However, the same Culex mosquito bites that infect horses are also a […]

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High Park Fire mitigation work to begin August 18

GREELEY –On August 18, trucks will once again begin hauling tons of wood mulch to staging sites in Poudre and Rist Canyons, where helicopters will drop the material on non-federally-owned hillsides that were badly burned during last year’s High Park Fire.  A total of approximately 1,700 acres will be treated this year.  Residents and citizens […]

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Officials urge Congress to take action on Colorado River

(Brush News-Tribune) — Government officials are urging Congress to consider solutions to deal with possible water shortages in the Colorado River basin that could include finding ways to reduce demand, conservation and better management of water supplies. Other solutions being considered include reuse of water and augmentation from other water sources. At a congressional hearing […]

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Gardner-Welch bill targets energy efficiency in federal buildings

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that would cut the federal government’s energy bill by advancing the use of performance contracts. The federal agencies spend over $6 billion annually on energy.   The Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act would save taxpayer dollars […]

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Greeley Ice Haus closed for resurfacing

The Greeley Ice Haus, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, closed on June 26 to begin the daunting task of resurfacing the ice rink. The process in which they create an ice rink is quite fascinating and time consuming, but an incredible procedure that requires meticulous detail and concentration. The […]

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County officials warn residents to take steps to prevent West Nile virus

Weld County, CO – Health officials continue to monitor mosquito traps for the presence of West Nile virus. “So far, our overall mosquito presence is low” says Dr. Mark Wallace, Executive Director for the Weld County Health Department “and we have not found mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus—so far.”  However, as summer begins, the […]

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Is IRS afraid of this Colorado man?

by Jack Minor —   Amid an unusual spotlight on IRS conduct, a Colorado businessman contends his  case is one the government particularly wants to keep hidden, because it could  cause the whole federal agency to self-destruct.   Jeff Maehr, a Pagosa Springs chiropractor who has engaged in a number of business  ventures, including PureHealthSystems.com, admits he […]

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65th Ave road closure to begin April 8

GREELEY — In preparation for road improvements to 65th Avenue that will begin later this spring, the City of Greeley will close 65th Avenue from 29th Street to US Highway 34 from April 8th to April 14th, 2013.  This closure is necessary in order to replace a bridge structure across the irrigation canal before water […]

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Fracking on Loveland Council Agenda

by Craig Masters Illegal activities – not drilling, caused the Dunkard Creek fish kill Fracking, the very word brings out the emotional images of burning water and children writhing in pain from cancer ridden organs. After watching from the sidelines and wondering where in the name of all that is science is the source of […]

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Dem lawmakers tell Christians: Keep your religion inside church walls

Colorado Senate Democrats by Jack Minor –   Democrats in the Colorado state house reportedly have unanimously stood behind comments by Democratic Senate leader Pat Steadman, who  essentially told Christian’s if they wanted to oppose homosexuality they had best do so only within the four walls of a church and there is no place for […]

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Greeley FD fights scrap metal fire

GREELEY — At 10:23pm, last night (12/12/2012) the Greeley Fire Department was called to 1490 East 8th St (Anderson Sales and Salvage), Greeley, on the report of a fire. While responding, fire crews could see large flames from approximately 1 mile away. Upon making entry to the facility fire crews found a large pile of […]

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Construction beginning on storm drain and inlets

GREELEY — The City of Greeley is improving its storm drainage system with a new construction project.  A new storm water collection system will be constructed on 4th Street and drain this storm water into the new detention pond that was recently built. The purpose of these improvements is to improve flood protection up to […]

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Citing common themes, Fritzler Corn Maze goes with Peyton Manning

  by Jack Minor –       Citing common themes, Glenn Fritzler said they decided to go with a giant figure of Peyton Manning for this year’s Fritzler Corn Maze.       The 15 acre maze features a giant image of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning with No. 18 on his jersey. In […]

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City encourages people to cut back on watering lawns

GREELEY – The city of Greeley is reminding people to help conserve water by watering their lawns less now that school is in session.   To increase your efficiency and to save money, the City of Greeley Water Conservation program encourages Greeley water customers to water less in September than they do in the heat […]

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Following Suthers snub, commissioners turn to senior water holders

by Jack Minor –   Following a refusal by the state attorney general to review a decision by a member of his office over allowing area farmers to use wells to prevent a possible economic disaster, the county commissioners are now asking senior water right holders for assistance.   After the county commissioners issued a […]

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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 keep groundwater out of their basementS, they just cannot use if for anything beneficial such […]

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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 could not order local wells turned on to prevent an upcoming economic disaster.   On […]

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Governor to Weld farmers: Drop dead!

by Jack Minor –   Governor John Hickenlooper has responded to the concerns of Weld County farmers who face the potential of losing millions of dollars in crops by saying they are essentially on their own.   During a meeting this morning with Weld County commissioners the governor told them to work together with other farmers, municipalities […]

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Well decision a no-brainer, give farmers the water

While others, including the Greeley Tribune may try to waffle on the issue of whether area farmers should be permitted to turn their Wells on to prevent an economic disaster and save their crops, we believe the issue is a no-brainer. Turn the wells on.   While the Tribune has attempted to portray the issue […]

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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 the Alluvium Aquifer in order to save their crops and avoid an economic disaster.   […]

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Gardner backs farmers, asks Feds for drought declaration

by Jack Minor –   In the latest move to help farmers in Weld County obtain access to groundwater to save their crops, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CD-4) has asked the federal government to issue a drought declaration for the state.   Gardner sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack asking for the declaration. […]

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Commissioners formally ask for meeting with Governor

by Jack Minor —   WELD COUNTY, CO – The Weld County Commissioners have formally requested a meeting with Governor John Hickenlooper to ask for immediate action regarding the disaster emergency declared yesterday at the Commissioners’ Board Meeting.   On June 11, 2012, the Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution declaring a disaster emergency for Weld […]

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Greeley to hold meeting discussing High Park fire effect on water supply

GREELEY — The Greeley City Council will hear a report at 5 p.m. today, June 12 regarding the current and possible impacts of the High Park Fire on Greeley’s water supply.  The presentation will cover the challenges to Greeley’s water supply and the actions the City is currently taking and will take in the future […]

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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 that were ordered shut down by the courts in order to save their crops.   […]

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Greeley offers water presentation

GREELEY — The Greeley City Council is looking for groups, organizations, service clubs, boards and/or commissions interested in hearing a presentation on securing water resources for the community. The presentation covers the local challenges to Greeley’s water supply and the action that the City is taking to ensure this resource for our current population, our children […]

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Weld Farmers crops drying up, despite water being readily available

by Matt Lacy –   Glen Fritzler, who runs the popular and nationally known Fritzler Corn Maze will be hosting a meeting of farmers and local officials this Thursday to discuss the concerns of rising groundwater and government restrictions on its usage to water their crops in the midst of an historic drought.   The […]

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Greeley Drinking Water Surpasses Government Standards

GREELEY — The latest version of Greeley’s Consumer Confidence Report is published each June, as required by federal law. It is an annual summary of the quality of drinking water treated and distributed by the City of Greeley. This year’s report invites you to “Get to Know Your Water” and includes additional information about where […]

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