Oil and Gas

Colorado’s Energy industry is continuing to make the case that hydraulic fracturing is safe and a critical part of the state’s economy.

Headlines

  • More Details Emerging after Ouray Mine Accident
  • Missing Ouray Woman Found Dead
  • Small Companies Worried about New Air Pollution Rules
  • Identity of Person Killed in Plane Crash Still Not Released
  • Western Slope Skies - The Two Galileos and the Moons of Jupter
  • KVNF Sports Report

Calling them ‘groundbreaking,’ Governor John Hickenlooper proposed new statewide air quality rules for oil and gas drilling Monday. The rules aim to reduce air pollution from methane emissions.

Headlines

  • Use of Drones for Hunting May Soon Be Illegal in Colorado
  • North Fork Coalition Presents Limited Drilling Plan to County Commissioners
  • FBI Fraud Investigation Could Threaten Grants for GJ Airport
  • Delta Municipal Power Plant Set to Close
  • Case Against Montrose City Councilor Moved to Mesa County
  • Job Growth Likely for Colorado in the Near-Term
  • CP&W Seeking Nominations for Landowner of the Year Award
Joanna Calabrese

Just weeks after the Bureau of Land Management announced it would consider some community-developed ideas for managing public lands in the agency's Uncompaghre region, concerned citizens and stakeholders from the North Fork Valley met with Delta County Commissioners in Delta.   

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 
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson (CC BY)

Last Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing in Denver on its upcoming carbon dioxide regulations for power plants.

Headlines

  • Head of Oil and Gas Commission Praises Industry's Response to Flooding
  • State Department of Agriculture Still Investigating Case of Stolen Monkey
  • Drought Prompts Study of Gold-Medal Fishery Near Basalt
  • Delta County Residents to Vote on Ending More Term Limits
  • US Rep. Cory Gardner Criticizes "Brobamacare" Ads

Headlines:

  • Debate Over Pot Taxes Continues as State Prepares for Retail Sales
  • Mesa County Officers Seize 92 Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Crackdown
  • State Regulators Set to Enforce Fracking Rule Violations
  • West Elk Mine attains safety milestone.
  • Sounds of the High Country from KDNK –Bonnie-Sue Hithcock on the Front Range Floods

Headlines

  • Heather Jensen Will Stand Trial in Grand Junction
  • Water Conflicts Escalating between Agriculture and Growing Colorado Cities
  • Aspen Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gears Up for Retail Sales
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association Donates Over $604,000 to Pro-Fracking Campaigns
  • KVNF Sports Report

Headlines

  • Cedaredge Man Commits Suicide Hours Before Sentencing for Manslaughter Charges
  • Permits for Oil and Gas, Mining Delayed by Government Shutdown
  • "Personhood" Question to Appear on 2014 State Ballot
  • American Sheep Industry Sees a Long, Slow Decline
  • Oil and Gas Industry Critics Gather in Glenwood Springs

Headlines

  • Pilot Unharmed after Crash Landing at Telluride Airport
  • Contaminated Gasoline Sold at Two Colorado Stores
  • State Panel to look at Disaster Relief, Emergency Management
  • Water to play a Big Role in State Legislature Next Year
  • Budget Cuts Could Mean the end of Work Release in Mesa County

Headlines

  • Around Half of Elk Creek Miners Laid Off
  • Anadarko Officials Say Flood Damage Continues to Cut Oil and Gas Production
  • US Air Force Academy Says Shutdown is "Completely Disruptive"
  • US Forest Supervisor for White River National Forest Talks about Shutdown Impact
  • Republican Recall Victors Sworn Into Office

Headlines:

  • Update on flooded oil and gas wells.
  • September was 3rd wettest on record.
  • Ouray prohibits OHVs from roadways.
  • Sportsman’s Roundtable seeks two.
Bente Birkeland/RMCR

In November, voters in several Front Range communities will consider whether to ban or delay fracking. Many of these same areas are also recovering from September's devastating flooding.

There's renewed attention on the fight over fracking thanks to Colorado's flooding. Recent figures show that 12 spills have polluted the South Platte with 37,000 gallons of oil.

Both sides of the debate were out in full force during a recent community festival for the city of Broomfield. Voters there will decide whether to pass a five-year fracking moratorium.

Headlines

  • Oil and Gas Contamination Emerging on the Front Range
  • Front Range Communities to Vote on Fracking Bans
  • Charges Brought Against Farmers Linked to Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak
  • Paonia Will Bring Civil Lawsuit Against Convicted Embezzler
  • Ridgway Begins Project to Rehabilitate Lake O
  • Investors Pour Over $1 Million Into Marijuana Industry
  • Western Slope Skies - The Stars of Early Fall
  • KVNF Sports Report
Ed Williams via EcoFlight/KDNK

Authorities are just beginning to get a feel for just how badly flooding has damaged the vast network of oil natural gas operations on the Front Range.

Last week KDNK’s Ed Williams flew with EcoFlight over the damaged areas in Weld County, where thousands of oil and gas sites were swamped by the flood water.

Headlines

  • Shell Oil Announces Plans to Close R&D Project in Rio Blanco County
  • Aspen Collects Nearly $45,000 in Fees from Plastic Bag Ban
  • Report - Glenwood Springs Brought in over $95 Million from Tourism Last Year
  • Unemployment Rate in Mesa County Drops to 7.9%
  • Hickenlooper Says Many Roads Reopened after Floods
  • Senior Meals Program in Delta County Drops to a 3-Day-Per-Week Schedule
  • Carbondale Approves All Forms of Retail Marijuana Businesses

Headlines

  • Former Colorado Governor John Vanderhoof Dies at 91
  • Passengers Unharmed after Missed Landing at Mack Mesa Airport
  • Delta County Announces 2 New West Nile Cases
  • Three New Oil Spills Reported in Weld County
  • Montrose County Commissioners Continue public Hearings on Sage Grouse Regulations
  • iSeechange - Rain and Snow - Signs of a Wet Winter?

Headlines

  • 5,250 Gallons of Oil Spill into South Platte River
  • Norwood Bans Commercial Marijuana
  • Town of Telluride & Telluride Science Research Center Reach Agreement on New Facility
  • Bicyclist Hit and Killed at HWY 50 and Lands End Road South of Grand Junction
  • Energy Companies Concerned about New Wildlife Habitat Regulations

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 

Headlines:

  • BLM Announces Five New Members to Southwest Resource Advisory Council
  • Colorado Recall Elections Face New Legal Questions
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife Short on Funds
  • Bennet Staff Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session in Paonia
  • Ridgway Approves Revised Regulations on Retail Marijuana
  • State to Receive Full Mineral Lease Revenue Again
  • Was Judge Targeted by White Supremacist Gang?

Headlines:

  • Thousands of Public Comments Against FRAM Whitewater Oil Project Delivered to BLM
  • State Mining Authorities Ask EPA to Handle Rogue Gold Mill Contamination
  • State Taking a Closer Look at Medical Marijuana Recommendations
  • Governor John Hickenlooper Sees Mediocre Approval Ratings
  • Organizational Assessment Completed for DMEA
  • Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College Team Up for Compost Project
  • USA Pro Challenge Race Concludes in Denver

Headlines:

  • Sen. Udall challenges NSA over spy techniques, Patriot Act
  • West Fork Fire Complex now burning over 80,000 acres
  • Paonia Town Council discusses implementation of Amendment 64
  • North Fork Valley is certified as a Creative District of Colorado
  • Sounds of the High Country report from KDNK in Carbondale
  • 6-year old transgender student was discriminated against in Colorado Springs

Headlines:

  • County’s Board of Health to spray Orchard City and Delta to prevent West Nile Virus
  • Petition to recall Colorado Senate president John Morse is verified by Secretary of State
  • Senators Udall and Bennet want trains to lay off the horns
  • Mesa County officials warn COGCC against over-regulation
  • BLM imposes stage one fire restrictions on public land

Headlines:

  • DMEA annual meeting: Marston loses to Lund, Prendergast wins
  • Fracking plus drought equals no water for farmers across western states
  • Telluride restricts water usage
  • Wildfire Update
  • iSeeChange: The Colorado River Conservation District’s Dave Kanzer talks about the effects of climate change on the Colorado River

Headlines:

  • Female bear tracked and killed up Terror Creek after killing chickens
  • Mesa County approves natural gas processing plant west of DeBeque
  • Regna Jones leases Paonia’s Paradise Theatre for another six months
  • Colorado Wildfire Update
  • DMEA looks to broadband

Headlines:

  • Colorado Wildfire Update
  • Don Coram to shut down his four uranium mines
  • Out-of-state hunter licenses increase despite new gun laws
  • Colorado commission reports 400 gas and oil spills last year
  • DMEA changes annual meeting location to Memorial Hall because of attendance projections

Headlines:

  • Panel looking at fines for Parachute leak
  • Plane crash at Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • DOE again extends time for uranium-lease comments
  • DMEA ballots due; race hotly contested
  • iSeeChange: Dustbowl Daze

Headlines:

  • Colorado River Users and Managers Face Shortfalls
  • Uranium Lease Comment Period Extended to July 1
  • Hotchkiss Council Expresses Doubts about North Fork Alternative Plan
  • Denver post reports that Colorado new vehicle registrations up 16 percent in 2013

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