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County commissioner meeting prayer touches off strong debate in high country

County commissioner meeting prayer touches off strong debate in high country

Republican Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson recently opened a can of worms by getting his fellow commissioners to agree to starting meetings with a prayer, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Signed off on by fellow GOP commissioners...

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January 31, 2011 Politics, Top Stories
Silt residents urge town boycott to protest Antero gas drilling plan

Silt residents urge town boycott to protest Antero gas drilling plan

Residents of a Western Slope neighborhood called Silt Mesa — targeted for stepped-up natural gas drilling by Denver-based Antero Resources — are reportedly angered by […]...

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November 11, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
GOP looks to lock up key energy county in contentious GarCo commissioner race

GOP looks to lock up key energy county in contentious GarCo commissioner race

GARFIELD COUNTY - Democrats drew up the blueprint on how to dominate a state in Colorado’s 2008 general election, but Republicans wrote the game plan for snatching a local election using outside oil and gas money – and they’re apparently...

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July 9, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
McInnis Lincoln Day dinner appearance trains light on GarCo commissioner race

McInnis Lincoln Day dinner appearance trains light on GarCo commissioner race

Happy coincidence or strategic tipping of his campaign hand? That’s what Garfield County Democrats must be wondering after the “surprise” appearance of Republican gubernatorial frontrunner […]...

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March 16, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
GarCo to put heat on state for more answers in Divide Creek seep

GarCo to put heat on state for more answers in Divide Creek seep

The Garfield County commissioners continue to take potshots at the state over perceived lapses in oil and gas drilling enforcement for water contamination, deciding Monday […]...

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November 17, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
GarCo commissioners vote 2-1 to oppose DeGette’s FRAC Act

GarCo commissioners vote 2-1 to oppose DeGette’s FRAC Act

A grass-roots citizen’s group troubled by air and water pollution from natural gas drilling in Garfield County expressed “extreme disappointment” Monday when the county commissioners voted 2-1 to oppose more federal oversight of the industry. ...

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November 9, 2009 Center Well, Politics
GarCo commissioners show resolve on drilling spill, but not yet on FRAC Act

GarCo commissioners show resolve on drilling spill, but not yet on FRAC Act

The Garfield County commissioners Monday did decide to fire off a strongly-worded resolution condemning contamination of drinking water by the natural-gas industry. It just wasn’t […]...

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November 3, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
GarCo commissioners delay FRAC Act decision after viewing anti-drilling film

GarCo commissioners delay FRAC Act decision after viewing anti-drilling film

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Everyone was a film critic Monday at a somewhat tense screening of the new anti-gas-drilling documentary “Split Estate” for the Garfield County commissioners. Most of the reviews — surprisingly, even from the industry — were glowing....

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October 13, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
GarCo commissioners put off FRAC Act resolution

GarCo commissioners put off FRAC Act resolution

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An expected showdown over support or rejection of the FRAC Act by one of Colorado’s most drilled counties fizzled a bit Monday when the Garfield County commissioners decided to delay any resolution on the federal hydraulic fracturing...

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September 15, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Garfield County commissioner backs DeGette fracking bill

Garfield County commissioner backs DeGette fracking bill

Gov. Bill Ritter may have triggered a party divide last week on the controversial hydraulic fracturing gas-drilling process, bucking fellow Democrat and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette. But it’s a pure party line issue in natural gas-rich ground zero Garfield...

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July 14, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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Tancredo says he’s definitely in for the long haul. Maybe.

The hot rumor — as Eli Stokols and I both happened to write today — is that Tom Tancredo is looking for a way out […]

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