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Ritter defends tougher oil, gas regulation during signing of bill

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday put his official stamp on legislation authorizing new oil and gas rules, which were championed by his administration to better protect the public, wildlife and the environment. Ritter signed House Bill 1292, a ...

County ranks projects for federal stimulus funds

By Staff

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has asked Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction to draft a list of their top five stimulus requests. Udall’s letter has local officials scrambling to rate projects that potentially could be funded by ...

Brushes with the law, then quiet on Longmont street

By Special to the Sentinel

LONGMONT —  Jerry Nemnich’s brushes with the law had spanned more than three decades when he was released from a Colorado prison on parole in 1992 after serving 14 years for sexual assault. The jurisdictions included Boulder ...

Ritter not sold on raiding Pinnacol reserves

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Raiding the reserves of one of Colorado’s largest suppliers of workers’ compensation insurance might be a novel approach, but it has yet to win his support, Gov. Bill Ritter said Saturday. Legislators have suggested that the state ...

Historic moment inspires Colorado political leaders

By Staff

Watching President Barack Obama take his oath of office and seeing more than a million people gathered on the National Mall inspired Congressman John Salazar, D-Colo. “I could look all the way down the (National) Mall to the Washington ...

Bidding rules limit Amendment 54 effect

By Staff

A constitutional amendment Colorado voters narrowly approved in November that sanctions companies receiving no-bid public contracts will affect a small number of firms, according to officials from the Grand Valley’s three largest ...

Cops sell stolen goods online

By Special to the Sentinel

CASTLE ROCK — Attention bargain shoppers. Ever wonder what treasures are hidden in police property rooms? How about a three-stone, 1.5-carat diamond ring? Size 7. Or a new pair of black-and-white dress shoes? Ann Taylor Loft. Size 9. ...

‘Stripper’ wells and state taxes

By Special to the Sentinel

Thousands of small oil and gas wells in Colorado don’t pay state taxes on the resources they extract, a benefit that would be trimmed under a little-known provision of Amendment 58. Exemptions for so-called “stripper” wells, ...

Credit crisis affecting oil, gas companies

By Special to the Sentinel

Many oil and gas companies in Colorado are scrambling for cash, the first signs of a slowdown in the state’s unprecedented energy boom. Although the energy sector is among the healthiest in the nation with giants such as ExxonMobil ...

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