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‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny...

Another natural gas accident, this time in northeastern Colorado

UPDATE: According to the Peetz fire department, the East Cheyenne well was capped at approximately 1:20 p..m. Saturday; all area residents under evacuation are...

State energy policy up for major changes under last-minute bill

A couple of questions someone could ask Gov. John Hickenlooper this week: how much do you love your energy office and do you want...

Udall tries to hold on to Senate seat in tight fight...

Efforts in the past two weeks in the dead-heat U.S. Senate race have focused on getting voters to mail in ballots and now to drop them directly at polling centers. It's all about turn out now.

Rebrands in the wind

Labor Day is behind us and, generally speaking, it's that time in the campaign season when candidates go for a rebrand. The Gardner campaign has...

Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau...

A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequately address its environmental impacts or entertain alternative, less-intrusive drilling plans.

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban...

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped ..."

Colorado kids to Encana: Don’t frack our schools

ERIE — With black whiskers painted across her cheeks, 6-year-old Olivia Cusimano roared into the plastic megaphone as if hers were the voice of the blue knotted-up balloon tiger she clutched beneath her left arm.

Opponents to Koch land swap say proposed gas project compromises trail...

Billionaire businessman Bill Koch organized a tour last fall for western Colorado residents to survey property he is offering in a multifaceted land swap that requires an act of Congress to complete. But he forgot to mention the potential for drilling.

At Colorado oil drilling site, Mitt Romney tries to apply heat...

FT. LUPTON — Standing in front of an oil derrick and a tanker truck, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration's energy policies Wednesday, dismissing the fact that domestic oil production has gone up since the president took office.