‘An avoidable crisis’

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Craig Burger, an engineer with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, takes a close look at an old oil and gas well his agency was made aware of in the De Beque area last year. He hopes to plug it once funding becomes available. The well is not a high priority because it’s not leaking. Photo by Dennis Webb.


State looks to stem growing problem of orphan wells

When the state early this year fined an oil and gas company more than $300,000 for walking away from oil and gas facilities in Rio Blanco County and leaving problems behind, officials had no expectation of ever collecting the money.

Juvenile identities protected under law

In a shift heralded by some local defense attorneys, an imminent change to Colorado law means that members of the public will not be told the identities or ages of most juveniles accused of serious crimes.





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