Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 26, 1973 · Page 9
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Thurs., April 26,1973 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE I Insatiable demand for the good life 1 blamed by Hamerly for nation's present fuel crisis Coloring contest winners Winners in the K-Mart coloring contest picked up their prizes Tuesday. Curt Nelson, :.4% left, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nelson, 111 : 16th Ave. Ct. won a tricycle. Mike Baker, 7, son , of George Baker, 3020 W. 6th St. won a wagon, 'while Cindy Kammerzell, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kammerzell, Route 3, Greeley, won a bicycle. Mrs. Rhonda Puhaly, advertising manager for the store, is seen with the winners. (Tribune photo by John Seelmeyer) City to advertise for bids to construct detention pond The city plans to advertise for bids next week on the proposed Bittersweet storm detention pond at 35th Avenue and 16th Street, Keith Eberhardt, public works director, reported to City Council's public works committee Monday. Eberhardt said the city was acting on the assumption it was going to acquire the necessary land by the time construction was started. John R. P. Wheeier and Dave Clarkson of Wheeler Realty were present at the public works committee meeting. Wheeler Realty has an option to buy part of the land on which the proposed pond would be built. The city has been considering purchasing 57 acres of land in connection with the project, ·including 15 acres at the northwest corner of 35th Avenue ^and 16th Street which would be 'used for park purposes. However, Wheeler and ;Clarkson were opposed to the ;city's acquiring the 15 acres. ·They explained it would be more feasible for them to work 'out the development of the rest lol the ground they own in the 'area if the city did not take the :15 acres. ' Eberhardt said the city absolutely has to acquire 42 acres :on which to construct the pond ,but that the 15 acres were not 'needed for this purpose. ; Mayor Richard Perchlik [observed he thought it would be more sensible for'the city to buy ! New talks to begin in cod war REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- The Foreign Ministry announced today new talks with Britain about the worsening fisheries dispute will start here next Thursday and be concluded in two days. In London, the British government said its delegation would be headed by Lady Tweedsmuir, a Foreign Office minister of state, arid Anthony Stodart, minister of state in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. A British Foreign Office spokesman said: "It is of course understood the talks can only take place if the situation in the fishing grounds so permits." Iceland extended its territorial fishing limits in September to 50 miles from 12, barring foreign vessels, chiefly British and West German, from old fishing grounds. This week Iceland and Britain exchanged protests over encounters between Icelandic coast guard vessels and British trawlers. .. land upstream along the draw above the proposed pond for a lineal park than to take the valuable corner property for park purposes. Members of the public works committee agreed the 15 acres were not needed. As a result, Wheeler said he would get together with the owner of the remainder of the 28 acres on the Stevens property the city wants to acquire and try to arrive at a price the two will offer the land to the city. A. J. Piedlaue owns the other 14 acres the city needs. City Council has authorized the acquisition of the land at its fair market value and has indicated a condemnation action will be started if it can not be purchased at that price. The proposed dam would be a horseshoe shaped structure which would be located about 200 feet west of 35th Avenue. It would be about 700 feet in length and have a maximum height of 15 feet. The cost of its construction has been estimated at about $130,000. Eberhardt told the committee the project will involve the relocation of a sanitary sewer line that goes through the land and that this will add $12,000 to $15,000 to the cost. He said the project also will include construction of curb and gutters on 35th Avenue and on a portion of 16th Street and that this would cost an estimated $40,000. The pond will catch storm water from about 1,200 acres of land to the south and west. Eberhardt has estimated that, had the pond been in existence last year, it would have caught and held about 70 per cent of the water that caused serious flooding north of 13th Street in the West Greeley area last June. Initially it will take 72 hours for the water to drain out of the pond after it is filled by storm runoff. "Eventually we plan to have an outfall line down 35th Avenue which will empty it in 24 hours," Eberhardt told the committee. By JOHN SEELMEYER Tribune Staff Writer The "insatiable demand for the good life" has resulted in an energy crisis of "not insignificant proportions," and no easy solution is foreseen. This gloomy forecast came from Robert Hamerly of the University of Northern Colorado physics department Wednesday in a lecture for an Earth Day audience. Hamerly said "the energy crisis has suddenly sprung full- blown in front of people and everyone is trying to find someone to blame." The crisis, he said, comes because Americans are using "an awful lot of energy." Hamerly quoted a 1968 figure showing the United States using 300 million kilowatts of electricity a year. (By basis of comparison, the Fort St. Vrain nuclear power plant west of Platteville will produce only one-one thousandth of this amount every year.) Use of electrical energy is doubling once every 10 years in the U.S., Hamerly said, and "this doubling process can get out of hand real fast." The increase in electrical energy use is due to two factors, he said. First, the population of this nation is increasing. Second, the amount of electrical energy used per capita is also increasing. Even though there is. an energy crisis now, Hamerly said he saw an "energy crunch" coming in about 20 years. At that time, he said, "I fear the concern for ecology will go right out the window as people start searching for energy sources." Hamerly said the crisis will come in the areas of fossil fuels, natural gas and perhaps even coal before the end of the century. He quoted figures showing the current supplies of oil may last as few as 22 years, while natural gas supplies may last no more than 36 years. Coal, he said, is projected to last for 2,900 years. However, he said, as coal may be converted into gas, the supply may not last that long. The projected Trans-Alaska pipeline will add only 12 years worth of oil to the current supplies, he said. However, he was quick to note, the projection that oil supplies will run out in the future does not mean there will no longer be any oil available for any purposes. As supplies run short and prices rise, he said, alternative fuels will be used and oil use will be cut back. He cited the example of Europe, where gas prices are SAVE $10 TO $30 PORTABLE ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER M59 88 REG. 189.99 Auto, repeat space bar, back space. 11" power- return carriage. Pica or elite. Case included. OUR BEST ELECTRIC PORTABLE TYPEWRITER $10088 · · · REG. 229.95 Super-wide, 13" heavy- duty carriage. Power return, power repeat keys. Pica or elite. SAVE DESKTOP 1A CALCULATOR REGULARLY 79.95 $ 69 95 GREELEY MALL Highway 34 By-Pats at 23rd Ave. approximately twice those of the U.S. and per capita income is about half of America. There, he said, persons drive cars using less gas. He foresaw the same thing happening here. He also said mass transit use will probably go up as oil supplies become scarce. "If there's one good thing about the decreasing oil supply," he said, "It is that it is going to cut down .on air pollution." He said the energy crisis is caused, in part, by certain physical laws. For example, he noted that the conversion of coal to some other energy, the process involved in generating electricity, is only about 40 per cent efficient. To make an electrical generating plant 80 per cent efficient, he said, would involve temperatures in excess of 2,200 degrees Farenheit. Hamerly said four alternative sources of energy are presently being explored. The first of these is the "breeder reactor," a process which will be used at the Fort St. Vrain plant. In this process, nuclear fission is used to heat water to drive a reactor. Problems encountered with this sort of energy, Hamerly said, include the shortage of nuclear fuel and the problem of disposing of waste products produced. 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