Brief report on the July survey about Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

(Kim Griffiths, in her capacity as a member of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, has also filed a brief report with them.) I apologize for the delay in getting survey results out; I was “holding my breath” while the Town of Superior filed its own lawsuit [Civil Action No. 1:18-cv-1746] on July 10th and until …

Activists Ignore the Science of Safe

You may know that certain anti-development activist groups and their supporters are opposed to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Now, some of them are using fear, misinformation, and publicity-generating lawsuits to stop the Refuge from ever opening to the public. Some of these opponents argue that the Refuge represents a massive government-corporate conspiracy to …

Colorado Public Health Department Challenges Myths about Rocky Flats

The $10-billion environmental clean-up of the Rocky Flats plant site concluded more than 12 years ago. Today, environmental and health agencies, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), continuously monitor the site – including the former buffer zone that now is Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge – to reiterate to folks that …

New Voice for Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Neighbors

Candelas homeowner Kim Griffiths’ appointment to the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council and her emerging advocacy for Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge began with an interest in noxious weeds.   Being a certified master gardener, Kim wondered about the safety of a proposed controlled burn at the refuge to reign in noxious weeds and other vegetation …

Colorado Dept. of Health Expert Says “Persistent Myths” Cause Undue Dread About Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

The Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment says that more than a decade after Rocky Flats was declared safe and suitable for any use, persistent myths and misinformation about the area cause unwarranted angst and outrage among certain area residents. In an article appearing in …

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit to Block Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Opening

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by certain activist groups that sought to block the opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge to the public. You can read The Denver Post article for more information and, for greater detail, read the attached court documents. Court Document 1 (32 KB) Court Document 2 (285 …

Department of Energy says Rocky Flats Protections are Working Fine

The Associated Press and Denver Post reported that the federal government’s latest five-year review of ongoing environmental remediation at the former Rocky Flats plant site shows that the area continues to be “protective of human health and the environment.” The land surrounding the cleaned-up plant site became the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in 2007. …

An Artistic Vision of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge’s Future

When Candelas resident Eric Griffiths retired from his chiropractic career it afforded him the time and opportunity to fulfill one of his long-time avocations – painting. That pursuit has produced a beautiful vision of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge where, one day, the buffalo again might roam the rolling plains. While Eric had dabbled …