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Oil, gas panel revokes blacklisting of executive

By Dennis Webb

When the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission last year imposed a record fine of nearly $1 million on an energy company that abandoned eight wells northwest of De Beque, it didn’t stop there. It got personal. The commission ...


Monument bike race rejected once again

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A bicycle race across Colorado National Monument can’t be allowed because of the speed of the racers and the for-profit nature of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the U.S. Department of Interior said. “In a bicycle race, ...


Scenic may be safe if boundaries change

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Scenic Elementary will remain open next school year if District 51 School Board members adopt a proposed resolution that would save the school at the board’s next meeting March 27. At a meeting Thursday night, board members discussed ...


Fruita cop plans to challenge Rep. Bradford

By Charles Ashby

A second Republican has emerged to challenge Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, in her re-election bid for the Colorado Legislature. Fruita resident Jared Wright, a police officer in town, filed his paperwork this week with the Colorado ...


Forest Service authorizes restricted alabaster mine

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to let an alabaster mine operate south of Carbondale, with surface activities barred for two months a year and strictly limited for five months a year to protect bighorn sheep. Elbram Stone Co., owner of the ...


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Suspect arrested after crime spree

By Dennis Webb

A 24-year-old Windsor man suspected of robbing a Rifle convenience store last week was arrested in Fort Collins on Tuesday after an alleged crime spree there that evening. Andrew Burgess Gregg was arrested Tuesday on a warrant out of Rifle ...


Fuel spill will close I-70 lanes for 4 days

By Dennis Webb

An accident that resulted in about 7,200 gallons of diesel fuel spilling Thursday morning will reduce Interstate 70 to a lane in each direction east of Eagle at least through Tuesday, and possibly up to two weeks. The accident, which resulted ...


Udall presses officials on beetle kill issues

By Matthew Berger

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., on Tuesday continued his efforts to encourage the use of timber from trees killed by the bark beetle epidemic spreading throughout the West. Udall pressed U.S. Forest Service Chief Tim Tidwell for details on how his ...


Panel OKs fee increase on upper Colorado River

By Matthew Berger

A recreation fee increase for a section of the upper Colorado River run by the Bureau of Land Management was approved Thursday morning by a citizen advisory group. It would be the first increase for the Pumphouse and Radium sites outside ...


Both sides wary of North Fork drilling report

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Environmentalists dismissed as “smoke and mirrors” a finding that leasing in the North Fork Valley would cause no significant impact. Industry remains suspicious, in the meantime, that long delays orchestrated elsewhere await any ...


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