EPA Reduces Limits on PFOS and PFOA in Drinking Water

The City of Thornton has recently reported detecting PFOA and PFOS in their drinking water many times above the EPA limit. Admittedly, in June of 2022 the EPA drastically lowered the acceptable limit of these substances due to negative impacts on human health. This contaminated water appears to be coming from groundwater wells. The presenceContinue reading “EPA Reduces Limits on PFOS and PFOA in Drinking Water”

Remembering Mayor Bob Markley

What I remember about Bob Markley is that he showed great leadership as Mayor of Greeley. Specifically, in 1986, Greeley’s high mountain reservoirs were at risk of being sold to Thornton.  Thornton had been secretly buying up farmland in Larimer and Weld Counties for the water rights.  In the midst of this activity, the WaterContinue reading “Remembering Mayor Bob Markley”

Who is the Special Interest Group?

During the November 2021 election campaign, Save Greeley’s Water was labeled by opponents as a Special Interest Group. Check out the Campaign Finance Reports for Citizens for Securing Greeley’s Charter Committee (cash contributions of about $100,000). This is the group that opposed the 2G and 2H Charter Amendments that would have given citizens a sayContinue reading “Who is the Special Interest Group?”

Guest Column Submitted to the Greeley Tribune 10/24/21

SAVE GREELEY’S WATER By John and Mary Gauthiere The Save Greeley’s Water (SGW) movement actually started in 1986 when Greeley decided to sell its high mountain reservoirs to Thornton.  It just didn’t have a name yet.  Concerned Citizens started a Charter Amendment Petition Drive to bring any water sale to a vote.  Our lead person,Continue reading “Guest Column Submitted to the Greeley Tribune 10/24/21”

Refuting the City’s Website Claims on 2G and 2H

According to the City of Greeley’s website:  Charter Amendments 17-9 and 17-10 “would require the city to hold elections on water-related matters, putting operational questions on the ballot that must pass by a majority of all registered voters, regardless of voter turnout to the elections. The changes could delay or suspend long-term water leases, limitContinue reading “Refuting the City’s Website Claims on 2G and 2H”