Garfield County

ENVIRONMENT
11:01 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Seeing Drilling, Fracking Up Close

Driller Dave Duke controls the drilling string while monitoring pressures, torque, weight, distance, speed, and many more parameters from the √ʬĬúdog house.√ʬĬĚ
Roger Adams

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 1:13 pm

The word √ʬĬúfracking√Ę¬Ä¬Ě has come to mean drilling in general for oil and gas-- and a major concern for communities and environmentalists in Colorado and elsewhere.In reality the process of hydraulic fracturing is a specialized procedure used to create cracks in shale deposits thousands of feet underground which in turn releases trapped natural gas. ¬†There are hundreds of fracked wells in Garfield County. Often you can see them from the highway. ¬†Recently Aspen Public Radio got a tour of a fracking operation run by WPX Energy near Parachute. ¬†Hear the story by APR's Elise Thatcher below. ¬†See a slideshow of photographs of the rig by APR's Roger Adams HERE.

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NEWS
9:21 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Garfield County Asks Governor to Intervene on Insurance Rules

Amy Barr, Executive Director of United Way for Garfield and Pitkin Counties
Credit Elise Thatcher/Aspen Public Radio

Garfield County wants Governor John Hickenlooper to intervene with the state's new health insurance rules. The county has some of the highest premiums in Colorado under new guidelines. which are part of the Affordable Care Act.

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NEWS
8:36 am
Tue November 12, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Headlines

  • Moffact County Officials Criticize BLM's Approach to Sage Grouse Plans
  • Garfield County Outlines Sage Grouse Protection Plan
  • Rocky Mountains Seeing More Horizontal Drilling than Rest of U.S.
  • Connect for Health Officials Working on Faster Insurance Applications
  • Basalt Residents Will See Vote on Retail Marijuana
  • Adams County Republican Joins Governor's Race¬†
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NEWS
12:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Headlines

  • Hickenlooper¬†Says Oil and Gas Safety is a Top Priority after Flooding
  • Lyons One of Hardest-Hit Areas in Floods
  • iSeeChange -¬†Signs of Floods to Come?
  • Floods Hurt One Grand Junction-area Business
  • Garfield County Gas Emissions Study Moves Forward¬†
Local Newscast
8:34 am
Tue June 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Headlines:

  • Former Paonia finance officer sentenced
  • State Senator faces recall
  • Missing Junction man's body found
  • GarCo commissioners vote no action on RMP
  • North Fork delegation travels to Washington DC

Local Newscast
8:14 am
Tue June 4, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Headlines:

  • Senate President Morse faces recall over gun control
  • Proponents and opponents of Amendment 64 prepare for legalized pot
  • GarCo Commissioners urged to rework zoning ordinances for water use
Local Newscast
8:30 am
Tue April 16, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Headlines:

  • After lawsuit, BLM releases names of gas parcel nominators in North Fork
  • Democrats get election reform bill through first panel after party line vote
  • Garfield County Commissioners file official protest with BLM
  • Two new monitors detect unsafe levels of benzene near Parachute Creek
  • Five art students from Hotchkiss High win award for giant bulldog

Local Newscast
9:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Headlines:

  • Early "In-person" Voting Ends Friday
  • "War On Coal" - A West Slope Perspective
  • Garfield County To Study Air Pollution Near Oil & Gas Ops
  • Wildfire Update