2020 County Commission Candidate Questionnaire

Despite the names of state and federal agencies sounding like they protect water, most of them do so only in limited ways and generally after the fact (to fix the blame for the loss of water quality). The Albany County Commission and the Laramie City Council hold primary responsibility for preventing degradation of drinking water […]

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2020 Sacred Water Art Show: Embracing Mother Earth

2020 “SACRED WATER ART SHOW-EMBRACING MOTHER EARTH” Albany County Clean Water Advocates and ArtConnect Gallery are pleased to announce the third annual art show dedicated to our community’s sacred water, which opens on July 1st at 11 am at the Gallery, located at 302 SO 2nd. Over seventy magnificent works of art created by 18 […]

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Letter to the Editor (Laramie Boomerang)

May 17, 2020 Editor: Nearly a year has passed since Albany County dropped its effort to enforce county zoning laws prohibiting gas stations in the aquifer protection zone. Local water drinkers may be interested in the following from a February 2020 inspection at AKAL Travel Center, better known as Tumbleweed:  “During the inspection, it was […]

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Proposed Revisions to the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone (APOZ)

January 2020 — Proposed revisions to the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone (APOZ) Regulations were approved by the Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission in December. They were made public in a redline/strikeout format. Preliminary comments on the proposed revisions were prepared by the Albany County Clean Water Advocates. They are not meant to be exhaustive, but to highlight key […]

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Upcoming County Commission Hearing

An upcoming County Commission hearing will focus on re-zoning from residential to commercial and accompanying amendment to Albany County Comprehensive Plan for Property at East Grand & Bluebird Lane. The hearing will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9:30am in the County Commissioners’ Room in the basement of the Courthouse. Click here to read […]

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Letter to Albany County Prosecuting Attorney

September 26, 2019 — Albany County Clean Water Advocates have obtained new information regarding the former Tumbleweed Express facility (currently known as AKAL Travel Center) that we believe warrants your immediate consideration.According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Fuel Tax Administration (FTA), it appears as though the owners of Tumbleweed Express did not have a […]

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Statement of Albany County Clean Water Advocates on County Action Regarding Tumbleweed Express

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — ACCWA supports the Albany County Commissioners’ proposed temporary moratorium on further development in the aquifer protection zone. However, ACCWA believes that the Albany County Zoning Resolution now in place gives the county the authority to address the threat presented by re-starting operations at the gas station formerly known as Tumbleweed […]

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