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Tag Archives: County Commissioners

Eagle County ‘moving away’ from taking oil and gas drilling waste

Eagle County’s solid waste and recycling director this week clarified through a spokeswoman that he is not currently considering accepting pit liners from any oil and gas companies in Colorado and that such a decision would have to be made...

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July 15, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Battlement Mesa seeks to use county power to fight Antero drilling plan

Battlement Mesa seeks to use county power to fight Antero drilling plan

Garfield County Commissioner Trési Houpt Tuesday told the Colorado Independent she doesn’t have enough information to fully evaluate a proposal by Battlement Mesa residents to use county 1041 powers to regulate oil and gas drilling, but added she certainly understands...

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June 24, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
GarCo board plays drilling-rules roulette; Houpt weighs run for Curry seat

GarCo board plays drilling-rules roulette; Houpt weighs run for Curry seat

Colorado oil and gas industry officials continue to fall back on new state drilling regulations to fend off more county or federal scrutiny, even as […]...

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January 20, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Huge plumes of heat-trapping methane wasted in gas drilling, infrared reveals

Huge plumes of heat-trapping methane wasted in gas drilling, infrared reveals

Natural gas wells and storage tanks throughout Colorado may look fairly benign to the casual observer, but infrared cameras show them gushing heat-trapping methane into […]...

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October 15, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
GarCo commissioners get special screening of gas-drilling film ‘Split Estate’

GarCo commissioners get special screening of gas-drilling film ‘Split Estate’

The Garfield County commissioners Monday will get a personal screening of the award-winning new documentary “Split Estate,” detailing environmental problems stemming from the most recent […]...

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October 7, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Montrose County faces divisive uranium mill permit decision

Montrose County faces divisive uranium mill permit decision

MONTROSE — Actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah says all the heated rhetoric over who should have the most say about the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill — western Montrose County mining families or affluent residents of Telluride and surrounding...

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September 30, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Western Slope Round Up: Archuleta Officials in Publisher’s Bulls-Eye

Western Slope Round Up: Archuleta Officials in Publisher’s Bulls-Eye

Running a new newspaper, The Pagosa Free Press, is not the only item on publisher Rick Baker’s agenda these days. Baker is also heading a […]...

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December 4, 2007 Uncategorized
Oil and Gas Update: Tit for Tat

Oil and Gas Update: Tit for Tat

Below are excerpts from Western Slope newspapers about recent oil and gas activities and the political wrangling that sometimes surrounds this industry....

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June 22, 2007 Uncategorized
Women Making Strides in County Commissions

Women Making Strides in County Commissions

Problems don’t follow county lines, so when four commissioners from four Northwest Colorado counties sat down to discuss issues, there were common themes: transportation, social […]...

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May 6, 2007 Uncategorized

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: Federal Bureau of Land Management wants to move its headquarters to a state out west

“Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation and local officials are welcoming confirmation that came Thursday about the Interior Department’s plans to move the Bureau of Land […]

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