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UPDATED: What’s going on with this crazy drug dog story in...

UPDATE, July 18: Results from an independent investigation into this matter are in. Well, some results. On July 14, Longmont officials told media how police conducted...

Cities can’t ban fracking, Colorado Supreme Court rules

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled today voters cannot enact local fracking bans. The ruling applied to two cases, one over a 2012 ban on fracking...

Colorado Supreme Court weighs legality of city fracking bans

Anti-fracking activists gathered outside the judicial center to demand that the court allow cities to pass fracking bans and moratoriums without state interference --...

Wiretap: Klingenschmitt punishes himself

Curse of God House Republicans stripped Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt of one of his two committee assignments as a way of punishing him for being,...

Last-ditch fracking legislative push doomed from the start

State lawmakers here working feverishly in the last days of the legislative session failed to come up with a bill that could ease the high tensions building for years around boom-time drilling and fracking in Colorado, tensions that were never likely to be eased at the capitol.

Coloradans eye rulings around country in favor of local fracking bans

BOULDER -- Supporters of local bans on the oil-and-gas drilling process known as fracking celebrated a key high court victory in Pennsylvania last week.

Polis to Colorado Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities...

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is having a particularly passionate populist week. He has taken on opponents of immigration reform and oil industry frackers, arguing on behalf of immigrant families and local community zoning rights.

Looking at the flooded Front Range from the sky

It's a red-water soaked tragedy as far as they eye can see. 'Uh-oh, the brewery's flooded.'

Greeley Weighs Proposal to Add More Fracking Wells Within City Limits

Today in Greeley, the city at the heart of Colorado's Front Range "frack country," a seven-member planning commission will consider a proposal by oil and gas company Synergy to add three more well-drilling facilities "and related equipment" to a site already being drilled in a scenic residential neighborhood roughly three miles from the city center. Synergy is one of the companies working the boom in natural-gas extraction in area of the rich Wattenberg Field, which stretches under most of north-east Colorado. The boom is mostly the product of the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing, the extraction technique where millions of gallons of a mixture of water, chemicals and sand is blasted deep into the earth to free trapped gas.

Fracking Protesters Follow Hickenlooper to Aspen

ASPEN-- This tony resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado Front Range, was the unlikely scene on Saturday of the latest clash in the running battle in the state over the controversial natural-gas-extraction method known as fracking. More than 100 anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting held here, waving signs, shouting slogans and staging street-theater scenes in an attempt to draw the attention of Governor John Hickenlooper and the other "important state leaders and presidential hopefuls" in attendance.