Energy firm trades leases

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Drilling sites line a valley on the Roan Plateau, where Bill Barrett Corp. agreed to surrender about 36,000 acres of oil and gas leases in exchange for reimbursement by the Bureau of Land Management of almost $48 million.


A landmark deal canceling federal oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau leaves Bill Barrett Corp. with just a sliver of its former holdings there, but it has high hopes about the prospects for the 4,650 acres it still controls.
Nearly 500 wells could be drilled on that acreage, said Duane Zavadil, a senior vice president for the company.

Man aims banana at deputies

Two deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fruitvale man Sunday who they initially thought had threatened them with a gun. Call it, instead, a case of drive-by fruiting. The man was pointing a banana at them.



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