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LPEA election results to be announced at annual meeting

The results of the La Plata Electric Association director election will be announced at its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Highway 172, Ignacio. Jeff...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa State Park

The Tres Rios Bureau of Land Management office has elected to defer portions of proposed oil and gas leases that are within Lone Mesa State Park north of Dolores. About 1,000 acres from three...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County faces 10 percent budget cut

As the oil and carbon dioxide markets fizzle, so does the 2017 Montezuma County budget. During a budget workshop this week, county administrator Melissa Brunner reported that department budgets...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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2 solar projects aid low-income families

Two solar installations in Bayfield that have cut energy costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions for affordable and low-income housing communities have recently been completed, concluding this...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rico tests the water for uses of geothermal resources

Rico is blessed with geothermal resources, but tapping into the underground hot water resource for commercial purposes within town is easier said than done, and costly. The Colorado School of Mines...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High School graduates’ adventure underway in solar car

What started as a school project has turned into a great adventure for recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes as they prepare to enter the Solar Car Challenge...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Obstacles remain when going solar

Southwest Colorado is bathed in sunshine, boasting more than 300 days of it per year and ranking near the top for photovoltaic solar potential. But when it comes to solar power generation in La...

DATE: May 14, 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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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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Montezuma County looks to life after Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan’s local carbon dioxide production generated 62 percent of Montezuma County’s tax revenues in 2015. But the McElmo Dome field, the largest producing carbon dioxide reserve in the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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New methane rule has support in northern New Mexico

A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of the Interior to reduce the venting, leaking and flaring of methane and other natural gases from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands has...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Clean Power Plan ruling divides Colorado

DENVER – News this week that the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed implementation of federal carbon-pollution standards split interests in Colorado. While environmentalists and Democrats...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News