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The political fault lines of Westminster’s recall

Scott Gessler, former Colorado Secretary of State and attorney for the Westminster Water Warriors, filed a lawsuit in January against the city of Westminster for disqualifying recall petitions. The … more

Water rebates and projects top candidate wants

This week’s question to Westminster candidates focuses on how each would allocate a projected one-time $15.7 million in new federal funds to the city. Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act must … more

Weld County denies Thornton water project application

The Thornton Water Project got dealt another bad hand on May 5, when the Weld County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to deny Thornton’s application to build a water pipeline through 34 … more

Newest Comp plan draft leaves room for doubt

The title on the city’s website stated “What will Westminster look like in 20 years? That is a great question and deserves the full attention, thought and input from Westminster citizens. The … more

Letter to the Editor: More to water issue than we are hearing

More to water issue than we are hearing There is a lot of rhetoric, questionable statements and misleading impressions from Bill Christopher’s column (“Finding the source of Westminster’s water … more

About Westminster Water’s courtroom win

I would have given you heavy odds against the Westminster Water Warriors winning their court battle over the many signatures disqualified on the recall petitions by the city clerk. As I speculated in … more

Northglenn declares first drought stage

With Northglenn’s water supply lower than average, city councilors unanimously voted at an April 12 meeting to declare drought stage one. The drought declaration vote followed another unanimous … more

Adams County judge sides with Westminster recall group

An Adams County district court judge ruled in favor of the Westminster recall group, the Westminster Water Warriors, in its lawsuit against the city and ordered Westminster City Clerk Michelle Parker … more

Finding the source of Westminster’s water debacle

There is a lot of rhetoric, questionable statements and misleading impressions from Westminster city staff and some elected officials regarding this whole water issue. Two key points lead to the … more

Water irate: New fees add to woes

By now, we all have figured out that Westminster’s water and sewer rates saga is a book of many chapters. The key chapter comes on Election Night this Nov. 2 when we find out who the … more

Westminster water rates are political. How is that affecting council?

Last year, a recall effort centered around Westminster’s water rates began. Since then, the City Council held five study sessions to engage the community in the process to set 2022 rates. After, … more

Westminster city staff to recommend increase in water rates for 2022

After a year of political turmoil in the community and five dense city council study sessions to review water and sewer rates, the city of Westminster is confident in its recommendation for 2022 … more

Cold comfort for a very cool club

It’s 32 degrees Fahrenheit in Golden and four people have just submerged themselves in the water of Clear Creek. They take a moment to adjust to the icy wetness before huddling together in a circle … more

Recall election litigation moves forward

They say the wheels of justice grind way too slow. That is true in the pending litigation brought against the City of Westminster by the Westminster Water Warriors. The plaintiff is fighting the … more

Thornton City Council opposes water rate recommendations

The Thornton City Council made clear at a Feb. 9 planning session that it won’t be approving a 4 percent increase in residential water rates and a maximum $15,000 increase in tap fees. Many … more

Larimer County judge rules against Thornton in water case

Thornton's plan to bring water from Larimer County city suffered a major setback Feb. 15 when a judge upheld a Larimer County Board of Commissioners decision, and rejected the city's plan for a pipeline. Judge … more

No deal on Westminster water rates

Westminster City Council made it clear that there are two sides who still feel very different about water rates during a Jan. 28 study session, One side is adamant about lowering rates, the other … more

Colorado’s water picture is not looking favorable

I don't know if Westminster Window readers normally read the City of Westminster's web page or not. In case you don't, you need to be aware of the punch line in their recent article, “Standley Lake … more

Water supply concerns: Fingers crossed for a snowy winter

With 2020 being dry and officials expecting 2021 to be the same, north metro cities are crossing their fingers about snow this season. Though water supply and drought seem out of sight, out of mind, … more

Westminster recall group sues city over petitions

The Westminster Water Warriors, a group of residents trying to recall four city councilors, filed a lawsuit Jan. 6. against the city over petitions it filed in October. The filing is a last … more
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