Covers energy and natural resource issues, and serves as a regional reporter based out of western Garfield County.
Bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications, minor in Spanish, University of Akron, Ohio.
Dennis was born and grew up in Ohio, and worked in reporting and editorial page jobs at newspapers in Medina and Canton, Ohio, before moving to Colorado in 1989. Over more than 18 years he served as managing editor and in other newsroom positions at what is now the Glenwood Springs Post Independent before joining The Daily Sentinel in 2008.
Dennis is married to Joyce Webb, a professional ceramicist. No kids, one real dog and one Chihuahua. Enjoys mountain climbing, running, biking, hiking, back-country skiing, travel, photography, reading, collecting and playing stringed musical instruments. Long-suffering Cleveland professional sports fan who was there in person for The Drive, but not as a Broncos fan.
A body discovered Oct. 2 in the Fravert Reservoir area northwest of Rifle has been identified as that of Jeremiah … more
Though the end result is still hard to swallow, Garfield County officials have gotten some answers as to how … more
Smoke could be visible from Rifle, Silt and the Interstate 70 corridor today as the Bureau of Land Management … more
A Garfield County commissioner race is turning yet again on the issue of natural gas development. … more
State Rep. Ray Scott says a recent tour of Garfield County oil and gas facilities by members of a new state task … more
BATTLEMENT MESA — Coloradans tasked with making recommendations for balancing oil and gas development with … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday called a deal keeping state oil and gas initiatives off this fall’s state … more
Two Humane Society groups are offering $5,000 per case for information leading to a conviction in the separate … more
WPX Energy tentatively expects to reduce its local rig count next year as it continues to expand its focus on oil, … more
After several years of trying to do more with less, Garfield County School District No. 16 is hoping voters will … more
Two companies with oil and gas leases left in limbo by litigation over the Roan Plateau are endorsing a tentative … more
RIFLE — Newly plentiful domestic natural gas is driving increasing demand that eventually should help better … more
The state of Colorado has signed an agreement to boost Front Range water storage, one of the things a growing … more
Garfield County sheriff’s deputies have found a body in the Fravert Reservoir area west of Rifle and the … more
The company that bought the oil and gas leases for the Battlement Mesa residential development wants to start … more
A lightning-sparked fire destroyed one tank at an Encana well pad and damaged a second Saturday evening, causing … more
A restaurant owner was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of his stepdaughter’s … more
A restaurant owner was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for the shooting death of his stepdaughter’s … more
TENNESSEE PASS — A water-measuring flume on a ditch sitting exactly astride this pass outside Leadville might … more
Elk Creek Elementary in New Castle is one of 337 facilities nationwide to be named a National Blue Ribbon School … more