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Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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The next Dakota Access pipeline struggle?

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota regulators are getting ready to open a series of 22 public meetings about an oil pipeline project that opponents have dubbed the next Dakota Access pipeline struggle....

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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America last: Trump’s actions leave U.S. behind, dismiss input and risk public resources

It is all quite shocking. By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, President Trump dismissed the advice of his daughter Ivanka, Secretary of State Tillerson and business leaders from Apple,...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Kinder Morgan, Montezuma County argue in Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Kinder Morgan’s tax case against Montezuma County. The nine-year battle stems from a 2008 dispute over the company’s reported assessed...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local fracking bans struck down by Colorado high court

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to hydraulic fracturing critics, striking down efforts to curb the controversial practice in local communities. The ruling paves the way...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kinder Morgan-Montezuma County tax battle goes to Colorado Supreme Court

A 9-year-old tax dispute between Montezuma County and Kinder Morgan has landed in the lap of the Colorado Supreme Court. The convoluted case revolves around assessed values of the company’s carbon...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oil and gas leases in HD Mountains could create headaches, county leaders say

A lack of consideration for socioeconomic impacts and private landowner interests have La Plata County officials concerned about the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to lease 6,137 acres in the...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coal phased out

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the stroke of Gov. Kate Brown’s signature Friday, Oregon became the first state to eradicate coal from its power supply through legislation and now boasts some of the most...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Parcels in HD Mountains available for oil, gas leases

Four parcels totaling 6,137 acres in the HD Mountains southeast of Bayfield are proposed to be leased for oil and gas development. The lease sale by the Bureau of Land Management is scheduled for...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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$2M awarded for Cortez hospital project

In addition to a voter-approved sales tax, proceeds from energy and mineral production will also help fund a $14.2 million capital improvement project at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Four Corners School of Outdoor Education shows off new discovery center

MONTICELLO, Utah – Sitting at the crossroads of the vast Colorado Plateau, this quaint town of 2,000 is surrounded by national parks, mountains, rivers and red rock canyons that define the region....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission grapples with local-control issues

DENVER – State oil and gas regulators have stripped operational time limits from proposed oil and gas rules, as they prepare a revised draft for consideration. After three days of hearings held by...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News