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On-shore oil drilling booms in U.S., some areas of Colorado

On-shore oil drilling in the United States is at its highest level since the Reagan administration in 1987, according to the Baker Hughes Rig Count – an industry tracking service. That same national boom is also occurring in Colorado, according to state officials, who point to a flurry of new drilling permits and active wells in Weld County.

In long run-up to 2012, Gardner draws heat for anti-environmental record

Freshman Republican Congressman Cory Gardner weathered a drawn out if ultimately not-close Tea Party caucus battle last year and rode the Republican wave to victory over Democrat Betsy Markey.* Less than a year later, he's again navigating the increasingly rocky electoral waters of Colorado's sprawling Fourth District.

Buck expresses no regret for any offense to 2005 rape victim

Bringing a Denver Metro Chamber Chamber of Commerce candidate forum in Denver to a close Friday afternoon, ABC's Jake Tapper asked Weld County DA...

Gardner trying mightily to tie Markey to Obama on job losses

Employment numbers are down in the 4th Congressional District, but not as far down as the rest of the state or the country, according...

Gardner to soak up funds at event hosted by BP lobbyist

If he’s as “spineless” as Cory Gardner’s race-baiting critics say he is, it’s probably really hard to say no to oil and gas money...

Enthusiasm for a Weld County oil and gas boom tempered by...

Weld County on Colorado’s northern Front Range is on the verge of another major oil and gas drilling boom, according to the Greeley Tribune,...

Right claims Weld County immigration raid court loss as a victory

Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a dramatic Weld County raid on tax records last year violated the Fourth Amendment, which guards the...

Markey, Bennet call on EPA to give public a say in...

U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey and Sen. Michael Bennet Monday released a letter they sent to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for more public involvement...

Post: Buck dropping out of Colorado Senate race as Norton prepares...

Republican Ken Buck will drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate, The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels reports Friday night. Buck, the Weld...

Oil and gas drilling permits on 2005 pace, with GarCo still...

Oil and gas drilling permits in Colorado in 2009 are on pace to slightly top 2005 numbers, according an analysis by the Grand Junction...