Legal Notices: April 25, 2019

INVITATION FOR BIDS
CLOSING BID DATE – MAY 7, 2019
TOWN OF MEEKER
345 Market Street
Meeker, CO 81641
You are hereby invited to bid for the construction of the Water Tank Drain Lines Project for the Town of Meeker. This project includes the construction or lining of approximately 680 linear feet of water line and the installation of appurtenant fittings. The project site is located at the north end of 7th Street to Pine Street. The Project Owner is the Town of Meeker. The Project Engineer is Chris Hale, P.E. of Mountain Cross Engineering, Inc. in Glenwood Springs.
A complete set of plans, specifications and contract documents may be obtained after April 8th, 2019 from the offices of Mountain Cross Engineering, Inc. (970-945-5544) or at the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market Street. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market Street, on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
Bid Proposals shall be mailed or delivered to Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market Street, Meeker, CO 81641 by 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 7th, 2019 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud. The Town Board of Trustees will award the bid on Tuesday May 21st, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 345 Market Street in Meeker. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or a check in the amount of 10% of the bid made payable to The Town of Meeker as bid security, along with 3 references for similar work. Performance and Payment Bonds are required. The successful bidder must maintain workers compensation and general liability insurance in the amount of no less than $1,000,000 during the project.
The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids; to change, add, or amend the specifications; to waive any informalities; and the right to disregard all non-conforming or conditional bids or counter proposals. Each proposal shall be reviewed and considered consistent with the provisions of the Town of Meeker Purchasing Policy. All bids shall be sealed and “Meeker Water Tank Drain Lines Bid” written on the front of the envelope.
Contact Russ Overton with the Town of Meeker 970-878-5530 or 970-878-5344 for additional information or with any questions regarding this project.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE TOWN OF MEEKER
Lisa Cook, Town Administrator
Published: April 18th, 25th and May 2nd, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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Notice of Public Meeting
Town of Dinosaur, Colorado
Date: May 21, 2019Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Dinosaur Town Hall, 317 Stegosaurus Freeway, Dinosaur, Colorado
Topic: Final Phase of Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project
A Public Meeting will be held to inform citizens and solicit public input, both written and oral, regarding the final phase of the Town of Dinosaur’s (Town) wastewater treatment improvements project to address the Town’s Discharge Permit Compliance Schedule. The Public Meeting is required by the State of Colorado’s Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (WPCRF) loan program that is being used to fund a portion of the project. The purpose of the Public Meeting is to discuss alternatives evaluated, the preferred alternative selected, projected costs and any possible rate increases (if any) necessary to fund the improvements, and construction related and/or environmental concerns of the project.
A brief summary of the nature and scope of the proposed improvements, the associated projected costs, and project schedule are provided below. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate.
General Background
The Town currently operates a 2 cell non-discharging evaporative lagoon system that relies entirely on evaporation for wastewater treatment and effluent disposal that was originally constructed in the early 1980’s. The evaporative lagoon system consists of two earthen lagoon cells that are approximately equal in size and surface area. The original lagoons were lined with a native clay or bentonite liner to prevent leakage.
In 2008, the Town was notified by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Water Quality Control Division (Division) that the Town’s Discharge Permit would not be renewed due to concerns that seepage rates may be exceeding allowable limits. As a result, the Town completed a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) in 2013 and a Project Needs Assessment (PNA) in February 2019 to identify and assess possible treatment facility improvements.
The following treatment alternatives were evaluated in the PER and PNA:
Modifications/improvements to the existing evaporative lagoon facility to install synthetic liners in each lagoon.
Construction of a new aerated lagoon treatment facility with discharge to Dripping Rock
Creek, a tributary to the White River.
The preferred alternative identified in the PER (and repeated in the PNA) was to upgrade the existing evaporative lagoon system to bring it into compliance with seepage criteria. The preferred alternative was determined to be the most cost-effective from both a capital investment and operational standpoint, and consumes the least amount of energy.
Previous and Proposed Improvements
After the PER was completed the Town embarked on a multi-phased project. Previous phases consisted of constructing a new headworks structure with continuous flow monitoring that was completed in 2014 (Phase I), and installing a synthetic liner in the then inactive Lagoon Cell #2 that was completed in 2017 (Phase II). After Phase II was completed, all flows were diverted directly into Lagoon Cell #2, and Lagoon Cell #1 was taken off-line and pumped dry in anticipation of completing Phase III.
The proposed Phase III improvements are the final phase of the multi-phased project and builds on the previous phases of the project. Phase III consists of the following major items:
Removal of dried biosolids from the now inactive Lagoon Cell #1,
Installation of a synthetic liner in Lagoon Cell #1 with a passive gas vent piping system installed underneath the synthetic liner.
Installation of new concrete inlet and outlet piping structures.
The Phase III improvements are to be constructed in two separate phases. The first phase
(Phase IIIA) is to remove biosolids in the inactive/dry Lagoon Cell #1. Biosolids are being land applied for beneficial use to an agricultural field referred to as the Prater Field in Rio Blanco County (CDPHE Notice of Authorization (NOA) BMP #2374). Phase IIIB consists of installing a synthetic liner in Lagoon Cell #1 and associated appurtenances once the biosolids have been removed. Completion of Phase III will bring the Town’s wastewater treatment facility into compliance for a non-discharging two cell evaporative lagoon system.
Estimated Cost and Project Funding
The estimated construction cost for Phase IIIA is $180,000 for which the Town received a Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) Energy Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) grant. The estimated construction cost for Phase IIIB is $630,000. The Town has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from DoLA for the Phase IIIB improvements with the balance of the project costs to be funded through the WPCRF loan program. The Town received approval from the Town’s electorate in the November 2018 election to incur the
long-term debt in anticipation of the WPCRF loan.
Environmental Review
In an effort to identify potential environmental issues with the project, an Environmental Report was completed in accordance with the CDBG environmental review process. Based on informal consultation with state and federal agencies, it is anticipated that the project will qualify for a categorical exclusion to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), since all of the improvements are contained within the existing treatment facility.
Project Schedule
Proposed construction for the project is scheduled to commence in 2019 with completion expected by the end of 2019.
Copies of the Preliminary Engineering Report, the Project Needs Assessment, and Environmental Report are available for public review prior to the Public Meeting at the following location: Dinosaur Town Hall at 317 Stegosaurus Freeway, Dinosaur, Colorado. For project questions please contact Town Hall at 970-374-2286 or email dinoclerk2@outlook.com.
Published: April 18 & 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
Monday, April 29, 2019
Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse
555 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Meeker, CO 81641
MEEKER
SPECIAL WORK SESSION
The Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County is hosting a Special Work Session to obtain public comment regarding building codes and enforcement in unincorporated Rio Blanco County.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comment, please send your comments to talia.rosas@rbc.us. In the subject line make sure to include “Building Code Public Comment”.
When
Monday April 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time – Denver
Where
Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse, 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Commissioner’s Hearing Room, Meeker, CO 81641
NOTE:
Work Sessions in Rangely will be held at the Rio Blanco County Annex Building, 17497 Highway 64, Rangely, Colorado 81648. Work Sessions in Meeker will be held at the Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse, 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Commissioner’s Hearing Room, Meeker, Colorado 81641.
Work Sessions may change depending on scheduling conflicts or changes. To schedule a Work Session or if you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9431 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made. Please check the County’s website for an updated agenda: http://rbc.us/129/Agendas-Minutes.
Published: April 18, and 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Rio Blanco County Annex Building
17497 Highway 64
Rangely, CO 81648
RANGELY
SPECIAL WORK SESSION
The Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County is hosting a Special Work Session to obtain public comment regarding building codes and enforcement in unincorporated Rio Blanco County.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comment, please send your comments to talia.rosas@rbc.us. In the subject line make sure to include “Building Code Public Comment”.
When
Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time – Denver
Where
Rangely Town Hall, 209 E. Main Street, Rangely, Colorado 81648
NOTE:
Work Sessions in Rangely will be held at the Rio Blanco County Annex Building, 17497 Highway 64, Rangely, Colorado 81648. Work Sessions in Meeker will be held at the Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse, 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Commissioner’s Hearing Room, Meeker, Colorado 81641.
Work Sessions may change depending on scheduling conflicts or changes. To schedule a Work Session or if you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9431 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made. Please check the County’s website for an updated agenda: http://rbc.us/129/Agendas-Minutes.
Published: April 18, and 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS FOR THE NIOBRARA FORMATION, WILDCAT FIELD, RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
CAUSE NO. 0
DOCKET NO. 190600422
TYPE: SPACING
NOTICE OF HEARING
Augustus Energy Partners II, LLC (Operator #10591) (“Augustus” or “Applicant”), filed an Application with the Commission for an order to establish a drilling and spacing unit, as well as to set the maximum number of wells that may be drilled in the proposed unit on lands identified below. This Notice was sent to you because the Applicant believes you may own oil or gas (“mineral”) interests within the proposed unit. Generally, spacing is the process whereby an applicant obtains Commission approval to assign certain mineral interests to be developed by a specific number of wells. Importantly, spacing is not pooling, and it is not an application for a drilling permit.
APPLICATION LANDS
Township 3 North, Range 97 West, 6th P.M.
Section 15: E½
Section 22: E½
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF HEARING
(Subject to change)
The Commission will hold a hearing on this matter at the following date, time, and location:
Date: June 17-18, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
The Chancery Building
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, CO 80203
PROTESTING OR INTERVENING
DEADLINE FOR PROTESTS OR INTERVENTIONS: May 17, 2019
Any interested party who wishes to participate formally must file a written protest or intervention with the Commission no later the deadline provided above. Please see Commission Rule 509 at: http://cogcc.state.co.us, under “Regulation,” then select “Rules”. Please note that, under Commission Rule 506.c., the deadline for protests and interventions will not be continued even if the hearing is continued beyond the date that is stated above. Protests and interventions must be sent to the Applicant at the below address, and must be sent to the Commission via email to: Cogcc.Hearings_Unit@state.co.us. Under Commission Rule 511, if no protest or intervention is filed, the Application may be approved as part of the Commission’s Consent Agenda.
Anyone who files a protest or intervention must be able to participate in a prehearing conference during the week of May 20, 2019, if a prehearing conference is requested by the Applicant or by any person who has filed a protest or intervention.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information, you may review the Application, which was sent to you with this Notice. You may also contact the Applicant at the phone number or email address listed below.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if any party requires special accommodations as a result of a disability for this hearing, please contact Margaret Humecki at Cogcc.Hearings_Unit@state.co.us, prior to the hearing and arrangements will be made.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
By ____________________________________
Mimi C. Larsen, Commission Secretary
Dated: April 18, 2019
Augustus Energy Partners II, LLC
c/o Greg Nibert Jr.
Dave Neslin
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Attorneys for Augustus
1550 17th Street, Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202
greg.nibert@dgslaw.com
dave.neslin@dgslaw.com
Published: April 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS FOR THE WILLIAMS FORK AND ILES FORMATION (INCLUDING THE SEGO FORMATION), PARACHUTE FIELD, RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
CAUSE NO. 527
DOCKET NO. 190600408
TYPE:POOLING
NOTICE OF HEARING
Ursa Operating Company LLC, Operator No. 10447, (“Ursa” or “Applicant”), filed an Application with the Commission for an order to pool all oil and gas (“mineral”) interests in lands identified below. This Notice was sent to you because the Applicant believes you may own mineral interests that will be pooled if the Commission approves the Application. Pooling is the consolidation and combining of mineral interests so that all mineral interest owners receive payment for their just and equitable share of produced oil and gas. For more information about the Commission’s pooling process, please see a brochure on the Commission’s website here:
http://cogcc.state.co.us/documents/about/Help/Pooling%20Pamphlet.pdf.
APPLICATION LANDS
Township 2 South, Range 98 West, 6th P.M.
Section 24: S½NE¼, N½SE¼, SE¼NW¼, NE¼SW¼
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF HEARING
(Subject to change)
The Commission will hold a hearing on this matter at the following date, time, and location:
Date: June 17-18, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
The Chancery Building
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, CO 80203
PROTESTING OR INTERVENING
DEADLINE FOR PROTESTS OR INTERVENTIONS: May 17, 2019
Any interested party who wishes to participate formally must file a written protest or intervention with the Commission no later the deadline provided above. Please see Commission Rule 509 at: http://cogcc.state.co.us, under “Regulation,” then select “Rules”. Please note that, under Commission Rule 506.c., the deadline for protests and interventions will not be continued even if the hearing is continued beyond the date that is stated above. Protests and interventions must be sent to the Applicant at the below address, and must be sent to the Commission via email to: Cogcc.Hearings_Unit@state.co.us. Under Commission Rule 511, if no protest or intervention is filed, the Application may be approved as part of the Commission’s Consent Agenda.
Anyone who files a protest or intervention must be able to participate in a prehearing conference during the week of May 20, 2019, if a prehearing conference is requested by the Applicant or by any person who has filed a protest or intervention.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information, you may review the Application, which was sent to you with this Notice. You may also contact the Applicant at the phone number or email address listed below.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if any party requires special accommodations as a result of a disability for this hearing, please contact Margaret Humecki at Cogcc.Hearings_Unit@state.co.us, prior to the hearing and arrangements will be made.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
By ____________________________________
Mimi C. Larsen, Commission Secretary
Dated: April 17, 2019
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC
c/o James Parrot
Jillian Fulcher
Evan Bekkedahl
Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.
Attorneys for Applicant
216 16th Street, Suite 1100
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 407-4499
jparrot@bwenergylaw.com
jfulcher@bwenergylaw.com
ebekkedahl@bwenergylaw.com
Published: April 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS FOR THE WILLIAMS FORK AND ILES FORMATIONS (INCLUDING THE SEGO FORMATION), PARACHUTE FIELD, RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
CAUSE NO. 527
DOCKET NO. 190600407
TYPE:SPACING
NOTICE OF HEARING
Ursa Operating Company LLC, Operator No. 10447, (“Ursa” or “Applicant”), filed an Application with the Commission for an order to establish a drilling and spacing unit, as well as to set the maximum number of wells that may be drilled in the proposed unit on lands identified below. This Notice was sent to you because the Applicant believes you may own oil or gas (“mineral”) interests within the proposed unit. Generally, spacing is the process whereby an applicant obtains Commission approval to assign certain mineral interests to be developed by a specific number of wells. Importantly, spacing is not pooling, and it is not an application for a drilling permit.
APPLICATION LANDS
Township 2 South, Range 98 West, 6th P.M.

Section 24: S½NE¼, N½SE¼, SE¼NW¼, NE¼SW¼
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF HEARING
(Subject to change)
The Commission will hold a hearing on this matter at the following date, time, and location:
Date: June 17-18, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
The Chancery Building
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, CO 80203
PROTESTING OR INTERVENING
DEADLINE FOR PROTESTS OR INTERVENTIONS: May 17, 2019
Any interested party who wishes to participate formally must file a written protest or intervention with the Commission no later the deadline provided above. Please see Commission Rule 509 at: http://cogcc.state.co.us, under “Regulation,” then select “Rules”. Please note that, under Commission Rule 506.c., the deadline for protests and interventions will not be continued even if the hearing is continued beyond the date that is stated above. Protests and interventions must be sent to the Applicant at the below address, and must be sent to the Commission via email to: Cogcc.Hearings_Unit@state.co.us. Under Commission Rule 511, if no protest or intervention is filed, the Application may be approved as part of the Commission’s Consent Agenda.
Anyone who files a protest or intervention must be able to participate in a prehearing conference during the week of May 20, 2019, if a prehearing conference is requested by the Applicant or by any person who has filed a protest or intervention.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information, you may review the Application, which was sent to you with this Notice. You may also contact the Applicant at the phone number or email address listed below.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if any party requires special accommodations as a result of a disability for this hearing, please contact Margaret Humecki at Cogcc.Hearings_Unit@state.co.us, prior to the hearing and arrangements will be made.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
By ____________________________________
Mimi C. Larsen, Commission Secretary
Dated: April 18, 2019
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC
c/o James Parrot
Jillian Fulcher
Evan Bekkedahl
Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.
Attorneys for Applicant
216 16th Street, Suite 1100
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 407-4499
jparrot@bwenergylaw.com
jfulcher@bwenergylaw.com
ebekkedahl@bwenergylaw.com
Published: April 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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RBC Fair Board Meeting – Meeker
4/25/19
6:00 p.m.
Extension Office Kitchen
Published: April 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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RANGELY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2019-2020 BUDGET APPROVAL
Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2019-2020 budget has been submitted to the Rangely Junior College District Board of Directors for the ensuing year of 2019-2020; a copy of such budget is on file at Linda Gordon/Budget Officer, 215 Hillcrest Avenue, Rangely, CO where same is open for public inspection; such budget will be considered at the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Rangely Junior College District to be held on May 13, 2019, Noon CNCC, Johnson Banquet Room for final adoption of 2019-2020 budget. Any interested elector of such Rangely Junior College District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget.
Published: April 25, May 2, and May 9, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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TOWN OF DINOSAUR
DISBURSEMENTS FOR MARCH 2019
Gross Salaries $9,664.96
PERA, Monthly Contributions , $2,094.59
Colorado Dept of Revenue, CWT , $295.00
IRS, FWT/Med , $1,016.76
Centurylink, Phone, fax, internet , $398.39
Moon Lake Electric ,Electricity , $1,287.20
Rangely Trash Service ,Trash Service , $82.00
Mesa County Health Dept, Water test , $40.00
Caselle Inc, Support , $340.00
Lizard Analytical Lab, Wastewater tests , $40.00
City of Grand Junction, Wastewater test , $175.50
Office Depot, Printer, stapler, mouse, tags , $90.36
Sav on Propane, Propane , $1,118.21
Rangely True Value, Locks, ice melt, air wick, pump, $146.53
Comdata, Gas , $209.97
Pinnacol, Workers comp , $664.00
Petty cash, Gas, dog food, postage , $168.43
WestWater Engineering, Sewer project , $8,428.87
Colorado West Contracting, Sewer project , $30,148.25
TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE $56,409.02
Published: April 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
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Public Notice
A public hearing has been scheduled for May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market Street, to consider a request by Meeker Lions Club, for a Special Event Liquor License for the following event:
555 Main Street, Court House Lawn – May 31, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Or in case of bad weather
200 Main Street, Fairfield Center, Meeker Colorado- same date and times;
§ Kathleen Sizemore
Liquor Clerk
Published: April 25, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times