I've been following the story but missed this Times piece. Fortunately, the world's best mother-in-law clipped and mailed it to us. I'm open-minded about nuclear energy, but mining around a local aquifer seems awful risky considering the scarcity of water here on the Front Range. It's also a stretch to say that the local uranium is going to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the city since there is no new nuclear power plant coming online to replace the local coal plant.
Fort Collins's corny and expensive new city motto also gets a mention.