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Tag Archives: Western Slope

Lessons on downturns from the Western Slope for local governments around the country

On the Western Slope in Colorado, the coal industry is dying, oil-and-gas drilling is slowing down and plans to resuscitate uranium mining have tanked. Residents […]...

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March 20, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Western Slope Club 20 debates kick-off final-stretch election campaigns

  The 61-year-old Western Slope advocacy group Club 20 is hosting its election-year candidate debates this weekend in Grand Junction. The event will draw a […]...

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September 5, 2014 Just In

Montrose councilwoman Ellis caught at airport packing heat

Kathy was pulled aside by screeners at the Montrose County Regional Airport. They found a .25-caliber semi-automatic Browning handgun in her purse, a class 6 felony that could land her two years in prison with a $100,000 fine to pay....

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October 28, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix
Western Slope businesses band together, urge Hickenlooper to stop proposed pipeline

Western Slope businesses band together, urge Hickenlooper to stop proposed pipeline

Over 100 businesses on the Western Slope wrote Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today, asking that he stop devoting state resources to study Aaron Million's embattled Flaming Gorge pipeline proposal. ...

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May 22, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Exxon oil shale lease moves forward; critics point to past bust

Exxon oil shale lease moves forward; critics point to past bust

Gov. Bill Ritter today said he was pleased by the “thoughtful approach” being taken by U.S. Bureau of Land Management as it moves forward with […]...

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October 13, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Ritter, oil and gas industry to announce major wildlife accord

Ritter, oil and gas industry to announce major wildlife accord

State officials have struck a deal with Exxon Mobil, EnCana, Williams and other major oil and gas companies operating in the Piceance Basin of Colorado’s […]...

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August 10, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Western Slope oil and gas industry balks at EPA greenhouse gas report

Western Slope oil and gas industry balks at EPA greenhouse gas report

Oil and gas officials on Colorado’s Western Slope this week were predictably critical of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to expand its controversial greenhouse-gas […]...

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March 25, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
As Colorado drilling rebounds, Montana judge rules in favor of climate change

As Colorado drilling rebounds, Montana judge rules in favor of climate change

Just as Colorado’s oil and gas industry is starting to show signs of life – emerging from depressed natural gas prices and, it appears, in […]...

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March 22, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Water expert: Snowpack dangerously close to drought levels

Water expert: Snowpack dangerously close to drought levels

Badly needed snowfall is expected in Colorado’s high country this week, but one expert says the state will need much more than the amount in […]...

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January 19, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Bill aims to improve wages, working conditions for immigrant shepherds

Bill aims to improve wages, working conditions for immigrant shepherds

State Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Denver, is proposing a bill to improve conditions for immigrant shepherds on Colorado’s Western Slope, according to the Grand Junction Daily […]...

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January 15, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: Methane leaks from oil and gas industry ‘offset much of the climate benefits of burning natural gas,’ study says

“The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60 percent more than current […]

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