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Rifle Booms Under Record Housing Starts, Construction Projects

Go anywhere in Rifle within a three-mile radius of downtown and you'll find a construction project in progress. Because of the oil and gas...

Portrait of the Western Slope: Man’s Mosiac Life Filled With Lost...

John Scalzo: Rifle's Contrary Visionary The Western Slope is changing faster than spring weather these days, and small rural towns like Rifle are losing...

For Rifle, Primary Healthcare Includes Health Fairs

A story hits home for one reporter. The local 9HealthFair was in Rifle on Saturday and I had two objectives when I attended: First, as...

New Study Measures Oil and Gas Impacts in NW Colorado

Northwest Colorado is teeming with activity from the oil and gas industry, but the boom has been adversely affecting roads, public services and housing...

Local Officials Rebuke Oil Companies Over Waste-Pit Spills

Representatives from Chevron, Oxy, Conoco-Philips, EnCana, Williams Production, Antero, Berry and Marathon, among other top oil and gas companies, sat at a horseshoe-shaped conference...

Salazar Brothers Team Up to Find Balance in Energy Development

Western Colorado has seen the extractive industry come and go, so U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and his brother, U.S. Congressman John Salazar, D-Manassas,...

Revenues from Severance Tax Hike Already in Debate

A severance tax hike proposal is certain to be on the 2008 ballot. How the monies are divvied up and who gets a piece...

Spring Flood Threat Keeps Towns on Alert

Certainly Rifle hasn't seen the snow build up like Dillon or Durango, but it's downstream in the Colorado River drainage area with snowpack depth...

Conflicts Converge Over Oil Shale Trust Fund

Once upon a time during the oil-shale boom day in northwest Colorado, the federal government put some mineral-tax revenues into the Anvil Points Oil...

Caucus Report from Rifle: Democrats Come Out in Force

Rifle is in the heart of the Republican Land. A party quorum in Rifle used to be two Democrats chatting in front of the...
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