Energy and resource

Amid uncertain future, 4CORE looks for other ways to thrive

Laurie Dickson, executive director of the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, says the last 10 months have been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for the agency. Since the Trump...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 100 percent renewable by 2050?

A petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent locally produced and renewable electricity by 2050 has garnered hundreds of signatures. In addition to cutting carbon...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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