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EXTERNAL NEWS ARTICLES...

Suburban Aggression

Denver Post... First published, Nov. 21, 2005  | Updated, May 8, 2016  


Weld County Ag Communities of Ault, Pierce Feel 30-Year Impact of Thornton Buy-and-Dry
Greeley Tribune... March 30, 2015


In Colorado, Farmers and Cities Battle Over Water Rights
NPR.org... May 28, 2016

How healthy is the Poudre River?
The Coloradoan...  July 1, 2016   

 

Who has the highest water rates in Colorado?

CO Springs Independent... Oct. 26, 2016

Fort Collins was ranked the 4th highest at $347.76, while Thornton was the 3rd lowest at $242.04

Plans for pipeline to move Poudre water to Thornton take shape
The Coloradoan...  September 18, 2017

Letter: Thornton pipeline plan ignored environment for decades
The Coloradoan.... September 25, 2017  

Gaiter censors public comment in Larimer County
The Colorado Independent...  October 27, 2017 


Letter: Encourage local leaders to support Poudre River

The Coloradoan... December 14, 2017


Letter: Thornton pipeline should start downstream of Fort Collins

The Coloradoan... December 31, 2017

Letter: Stop Thornton’s pipe dream, attend meeting

The Coloradoan... January 3, 2018


Public Meeting Protesting Thornton Pipeline

North Forty News... January 6, 2018


Letter: Thornton should pass on pipe plan

Northglenn Thornton Sentinel... January 12, 2018


Opposition plans meeting on controversial Thornton pipeline

Coloradoan... January 13, 2018 


Thornton pipeline opponents: Larimer County has conflict of interest on project

Coloradoan... January 23, 2018


Opinion: Protect the Poudre by rejecting Thornton's pipeline

The Coloradoan... January 28, 2018   


Opinion: Larimer County's process for Thornton's pipeline has been a disaster

The Coloradoan... February 10, 2018   


Opinion: Call to widen Douglas Road a sham

The Coloradoan... February 18, 2018


Denver 7 Video - Thornton Pipeline
Channel 7 News Denver... February 27, 2018 


The Poudre: Picture a healthy, working river

North Forty News... March 8, 2018


Opinion: Protect our neighborhoods and river from pipeline plan

Coloradoan... March 26, 2018


Residents of Douglas Road unite to oppose the Thornton pipeline

North Forty News... April 9, 2018


Thornton Pipeline opponents hold a press conference and city responds

North Forty News... April 19, 2018


Tribune Opinion: Eminent domain not an acceptable approach for Thornton officials in pursuit of water pipeline

Greeley Tribune (Weld County)... April 23, 2018


Thornton pipeline to use water from Larimer County, land of resident

Rocky Mountain Collegian... April 25, 2018


Fact-check: Is Thornton proposing one Poudre River pipeline or 3?

Coloradoan... April 25, 2018


Opposition plans public forum on Thornton pipeline project

Coloradoan... May 4, 2018


Managing the Poudre River

North Forty News... May 6, 2018


Opinion: Decision on Thornton pipeline is not about water, despite what its foes say

Coloradoan... May 11, 2018


Town Wants Access To Water Rights Purchased In The 80s

4 CBS Denver...May 14, 2018


A fast-growing Denver suburb is planning a 70-mile water pipeline

Denver Post... May 15, 2018


Larimer County about to open floodgates on long-simmering pipeline controversy

ABC Denver 7... May 15, 2018


Douglas Road resident, Richard Brauch, tells his side of the pipeline story

North Forty News... May 16, 2018


Larimer County leaders recommend denial of Poudre River pipeline to Thornton

Coloradoan... May 17, 2018


Thornton Pipeline project tabled for now

North Forty News... May 17, 2018

RELATED WEBSITES...

Water Projects and Colorado’s 1041 Regulations

Thornton Water Project Route Presentation (pdf) 


Why Won't Thornton Collaborate? Thornton Pipeline and Save The Poudre YouTube:  How Save The Poudre is addressing the problem of the Thornton Pipeline 


Save the Poudre Organization to  Protect and Restore the Cache la Poudre River  

Poudre River Report Card City of Fort Collins

State of the Poudre River online mapping tool City of Fort Collins 


Water Quality Monitoring, Lower Poudre  City of Fort Collins


Healthy Rivers & Lakes: Keeping Water in Rivers & Lakes
A healthy river provides clean water, refills groundwater, supports abundant fish and wildlife, and many recreational opportunities.

A Better Future for the Poudre River: Alternative to the Northern Integrated Supply Project
An alternative to the water supply project proposed by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District to protect the Poudre River, wetlands, communities and businesses while meeting future water needs of 15 towns and water districts in northern Colorado.

The Poudre Runs Through It  A Study/Action Work Group of about 25 citizen experts who were selected to study the Poudre River and formulate cooperative actions. This group meets to build relationships and to put in action the initiatives they have identified, "to make the Poudre River the world's best example of a working river that's also healthy."

History of the Water Supply & Storage Company
Since the 1890s, the Water Supply and Storage Company (WSSC) has become a large and imposing water delivery company in the Cache la Poudre River Valley. Its vast system of canals and reservoirs, acquired and built over the last century to irrigate fields, shape the landscape in and around Fort Collins.

Irrigation, Settlement, and Change on the Cache la Poudre River
By Rose Laflin. Special Report Number 15, June, 2005. Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins (PDF format).

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When we save a river, we save a major part of an ecosystem, and we save ourselves as well because of our dependence - physical, economic, spiritual - on the water and its community of life.

(Tim Palmer, The Wild and Scenic Rivers of America)