Legal Notices: Feb. 28, 2019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estate of Brett Lemoyne Smithers who is also known as
Brett L. Smithers, Deceased
Case Number 19PR2
All persons having claims against the above named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to District Court of Rio Blanco, County, Colorado on or before June 14, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred.
Michael B. Smithers
Personal Representative
607 N. Walnut Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Published: February 14, 21, & 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Lower White River Pest Control District
Bid Request
Commercial Equipped Applicator
The Lower White River Pest Control District is accepting bid proposals for commercial
equipped applicators to spray herbicides on private land located within the District. Bids
will be opened by the Board of County Commissioners on March 18, 2019, County
Annex, 17497 State Hwy 64, Rangely, Colorado at 11:00am. For bid specifications and
time line details contact Wade Cox at 970-574-7299 for bid packets. If mailed, bid
packets are due to the Board of Commissioners, Box i, Meeker, CO 81648 no later than Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. If hand delivered the day of the bid opening (March 18th), the bids must be received no later than 11:00am by the Board of County Commissioners, County Annex, 17497 State Hwy 64, Rangely, CO. Bid packets must be clearly marked Herbicide Spray AND Lower White River Pest Control District on the outside of the bid packet.
Published: February 21, & February 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Lower White River Pest Control District
Bid Request
Aerial Spray
The Lower White River Pest Control District is accepting bid proposals for commercial equipped applicators to spray insecticides/larvicide on private land located within the District. Bids will be opened by the Board of County Commissioners on March 18, 2019, County Annex, 17497 State Hwy 64, Rangely, Colorado at 11:00am. For bid specifications and time line details contact Wade Cox at 970-574-7299 for bid packets. If mailed, bid packets are due to the Board of Commissioners, Box i, Meeker, CO 81648 no later than Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. If hand delivered the day of the bid opening (March 18th), the bids must be received no later than 11:00 am by the Board of County Commissioners, County Annex, 17497 State Hwy 64, Rangely, CO. Bid packets must be clearly marked Aerial Spray AND Lower White River Pest Control District on the outside of the bid packet.
Published: February 21, & February 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Title 34, Article 33, Paragraph 118, of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology hereby issues notice that an application to renew the Deserado Mine Permit No. C-1981-018 for a five-year term, submitted by Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 CR 65, Rangely, CO 81648, was deemed complete for the purpose of filing. All review and comment periods as provided in the Act and Regulations promulgated thereunder initiate from this day of filing.
The total permitted acreage is 13,645.01, of the permit area it contains some 13,325.01 acres of federal land and 320 acres of private land. These areas are situated in T2N, R101W and T3N, RlOlW, 6th P.M, in Rio Blanco County about 8 miles northeast of the Town of Rangely. It includes lands containing all of RBC Road 65, eastern part of RBC Road 96, and western portions of RBC Road 78, and southern end of MC Road 61. The Deserado Mine Permit area lies within USGS 7.5 minute Quadrangle maps entitled “Rangely NE” and “Cactus Reservoir”.
A copy of the permit revision application is available for public inspection at the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall in Rangely. Written comments, objections, requests for informal conference, or requests for a public hearing held in the locality of the proposed mining operation for the purpose of determining whether the interests of the public and affected landowners will be protected concerning this application must be submitted to Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203, (303)866-3567 within thirty (30) days of the last publication.
Published: February 14, 21, 28, & March 7, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF HEARING WITHOUT APPEARANCE
TO INTERESTED PERSONS AND OWNERS BY INHERITANCE
PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §15-12-1303
In the Matter of the Determination of Heirs or Devisees or Both and of Interests in Property of: WILMA CAMERON, a/k/a Wilma Elzada Goff Cameron, Wilma G. Cameron, Wilma Elzada Goff, and Wilma Goff; and BEVERLY QUANRUD, a/k/a Beverly W. Quanrud and Beverly Wilma Quanrud; Deceased.
Rio Blanco District Court Case Number 19PR030001
Division: B
To all interested persons and owners by inheritance:
John C. Quanrud, Karen L. Lynn, the Clement O. Quanrud and Beverly W. Quanrud Revocable Living Trust, Lalah Boldman a/k/a Lalah Faye Cameron Boldman a/k/a Layla Cameron a/k/a Penny Boldman (deceased), and any Unknown Persons.
A petition has been filed alleging that the above decedents died leaving the following property situate in Rio Blanco County, Colorado:
All of the decedents undivided interest in all oil, gas and other minerals in, on or under the following described real property located in Section 19 in Township 1 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M. in the County of Rio Blanco and State of Colorado, to-wit:
W1/2NE1/4; SE1/4NE1/4;NW1/4SE1/4, Lots 5, 14, 15, 17, 19, 26, 28 and that portion of Lots 21 and 24 described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at a point whence Corner No. 1 of Tract No. 60 bears North 141.4 feet; thence West 2654.5 feet to the West boundary of Lot 21; thence South along the West boundary of Lot 21, 1174.00 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 21; thence East 11.2 feet to Corner No. 2 of Tract No. 98 of Section 30, same Township and Range; thence North 0° 02’ West 635 feet, thence South 48° 5’ 50” East 269.5 feet; thence South 2° 11’ 4” East 455.4 feet to the South boundary of Lot 21; thence East along said South boundary 249.6 feet; thence North 74° 22’ 10” East 68.3 feet; thence North 17° 34’ 5” East 392.9 feet; thence North 61° 42’ 51” East 208.5 feet; thence North 64° 55’ 10” East 293.5 feet; thence North 84° 10’ 41” East 158.7 feet; thence South 58° 27’ 42” East 124.8 feet; thence 27° 56’ 47” East 157.7 feet; thence South 16° 7’ 17” West 228 feet; thence South 22° 22’ 19” East 225.7 feet to the South boundary of Lot 24; thence East along said South boundary 1178.3 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 24 and Corner No. 4 of Tract No. 60; thence North 0° 17’ East 1174.00 feet to the place of beginning, said metes and bounds description containing 58.73 acres, more or less, all of the above described land containing 277.73 acres, more or less;
Also that part of Lot 4 and SE1/4SW1/4 of Said Section 19 lying North of the White River.
All of the decedents royalty interest in all oil, gas and other minerals in, on or under the following described real property located in Township 1 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M. in the County of Rio Blanco and State of Colorado, to-wit:
Lots 12 and 16 and SW1/4SE1/4 of Section 8; Lot 2 and NW1/4NE1/4 of Section 17
All of the decedents undivided interest in all oil, gas or other minerals in, on or under the following described real property located in the County of Rio Blanco and State of Colorado, to-wit:
Lots 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9 in Section 3 in Township 1 North, Range 94 West of the 6th P.M. and Lots 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Section 34 in Township 2 North, Range 94 West of the 6th P.M. all containing approximately 241.94 acres.
The hearing without appearance on the petition will be held at the following time and location:
Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Address: Rio Blanco Combined Court
455 Main Street
Meeker, CO 81641
Division B
Important Notice:
Any interested person wishing to object to the requested action set forth in the petition and proposed order must file a written objection with the court on or before the hearing and must furnish a copy of the objection to the person requesting the court order. JDF 722 (Objection form) is available on the Colorado Judicial Branch website (www.courts.state.co.us). If no objection is filed, the court may take action on the petition without further notice or hearing. If any objection is filed, the objecting party must, within fourteen days after filing the objection, contact the court to set the objection for an appearance hearing. Failure to timely set the objection for an appearance hearing as required will result in further action as the court deems appropriate.
Jenna H. Keller, Esq.
KELLER LAW, LLC
Attorneys for Petitioner
Published: February 21, 28, & March 7, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Notice of Sale
Take notice that pursuant to Article 9 of the Colorado Uniform Commercial Code Shinhan Bank America, as a secured party, will hold a public sale of the furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory, and other personal property in which secured party has a security interest, located on the premises commonly known as 206 E. Main Street, Rangely, Colorado, formerly operated as an Adora Inn owned by SK Investment, Inc. and or/or SK Food Service, Inc. The assets will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in a single lot in their as is, existing condition, without any warranty of any kind. The secured party may bid at the sale. The sale will be held at the following time and location (and may be postponed from time to time by announcement made at such time and location):
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Office of the Public Trustee, Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker, CO 81641
If you need any further information about the sale, contact: Seukyung Kim 646-843-7341, NY Credit Management or write to: Shinhan Bank America 330 Fifth Ave. 4th Fl., New York, NY 10001.
Published: February 21, 28, March 7, and 14, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Notice of Sale
Take notice that pursuant to Article 9 of the Colorado Uniform Commercial Code Shinhan Bank America, as a secured party, will hold a public sale of the furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory, and other personal property in which secured party has a security interest located on the premises commonly known as 117 S. Grand and 203 W. Main Street, Rangely, Colorado, formerly operated as a Budget Host and Subway owned by SK Global Investment, Inc. and/or SK Food Service, Inc. The assets will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in a single lot in their as is, existing condition, without any warranty of any kind. The secured party may bid at the sale. The sale will be held at the following time and location:
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Office of the Public Trustee, Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker, CO 81641
If you need any further information about the sale, contact: Seukyung Kim 646-843-7341, NY Credit Management or write to: Shinhan Bank America 330 Fifth Ave. 4th Fl., New York, NY 10001.
Published: February 21, 28, March 7, and 14, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

RIO BLANCO COUNTY
2019 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT REQUEST FOR BID
PROJECT NAME, LOCATION AND GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK
2019 Rio Blanco County Bridge Maintenance Project. Four structures are involved: Bachmann Pit Ditch Culvert (Location A), County Road (CR) 41 Bridge (Location B), CR 43 Bridge (Location C) and CR 23A Bridge Paint (Location D). The existing structures at CR 41 and CR 43 will be repaired. Bachmann Pit Ditch Culvert will be replaced.
CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: Contract Documents shall be available on-line at www.govbids.com/scripts/co1/public/home1.asp, or on the county’s website at www.co.rio-blanco.co.us on the Public Announcements page, or at the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Dept. 570 2nd Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641 on February 21, 2019.
VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS: Vendors must be listed on the most current CDOT Pre-qualified Contractor Listing.
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND QUESTIONS: Van Pilaud, County Engineer, (970) 878-9590, Fax (970) 878-3396. All Bidders are advised to examine the sites and become familiar with all conditions. Any questions regarding this Project are to be directed in writing to Van Pilaud before 4:00 P.M. on March 7, 2019 at the above address or fax number.
WORK SCHEDULE: The Irrigation Ditch Projects shall start on or after March 18, 2019 and be completed by April 25, 2019. The CR 23A Bridge Paint shall start on or after July 1, 2019 and be completed by August 30, 2019.
MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: Bidders must attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting:
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker.
BID SUBMITTALS: Bids shall have Vendor’s name and address and “2019 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT” written on the sealed envelope. All required documents shall be included with the bid or it shall be rejected.
Each bid must include a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Rio Blanco County, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a surety company.
Mailed bids are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, March 8, 2019. Do not depend on overnight delivery.
Hand delivered bids will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on March 11, 2019.
Mailing: Rio Blanco County Commissioners, Attn: Vicky Edwards, P.O. Box 599, Meeker, CO 81641
Hand-delivery address: Rio Blanco County Commissioners, 555 Main St. 3rd Floor Meeker, CO 81641
BID OPENING: Bids shall be opened and read in public at 11:15 A.M. on March 11, 2019 at the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Board Room in Meeker. Bids submitted after 11:00 A.M. shall be returned unopened. Bids submitted and opened shall not be withdrawn for 30 days thereafter.
BID AWARD: The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids; to waive any informalities in bids; and to accept the bid that, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interest of the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado.
RIO BLANCO COUNTY
Dated: February 18, 2019
By: Jeff Rector, Chairman
Published: February 21 & 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

2019 RIO BLANCO COUNTY
CHIP SEAL PROJECT
REQUEST FOR BID
PROJECT NAME, LOCATION AND GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK
2019 Rio Blanco County Chip Seal Project. Work consists of seal coating and fog coating approximately 32.7 miles of County Roads in the Rangely area plus seal coating and fog coating the Rangely Annex Building public and shop parking areas. Be aware there may be other County projects in the area that may affect material transport routes and/or travel delays.
CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
Contract Documents shall be available on-line at www.govbids.com/scripts/co1/public/home1.asp, or on the county’s website at www.rbc.us on the Bid Postings page, or at the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Dept. 570 2nd Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641 on February 21, 2019.
VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS
Vendors must be listed on the most current CDOT Pre-qualified Contractor Listing.
WORK SCHEDULE
This project shall start May 20, 2019 and complete by June 14, 2019, pending delays due to adverse conditions. Contractor shall submit a firm work schedule with bid.
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND QUESTIONS
Van Pilaud, County Engineer, (970) 878-9590, Fax (970) 878-3396. Mailing address: Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker, CO 81641.
All Vendors must examine the sites and become familiar with all site conditions. Any questions regarding this project are to be directed in writing to Van Pilaud before March 21, 2019 at noon at the above address or fax number.
MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING
Vendors must attend mandatory pre-bid meeting:
March 19, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker.
BID SUBMITTALS
Bids shall have Vendor’s name and address and “SEALED BID-2019 CHIP SEAL PROJECT” written on the sealed envelope. All required documents shall be included with the bid or it shall be rejected.
Each bid must include a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Rio Blanco County, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a surety company.
Mailed bids are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019. Do not depend on overnight delivery. Mailing Address: RBC Commissioners, P.O. Box 599, Attn: Vicky Edwards, Meeker, CO 81641.
Hand delivered bids will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on April 8, 2019. Hand-delivery address: Rio Blanco County Commissioners, 555 Main St., 3rd Floor, Meeker, CO.
BID OPENING
Bids shall be opened and read in public at 11:15 A.M. on April 8, 2019 at the Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Board Room, Meeker, CO. Bids submitted after 10:45 A.M. will be returned not opened. Bids submitted and opened shall not be withdrawn for 30 days thereafter.
BID PREFERENCE
C.R.S. 8-19-101, et.seq, shall be observed on all construction contracts on public projects. The law states that when a construction contract for a public project is to be awarded to a bidder, a resident bidder shall be allowed preference against a nonresident bidder from another state equal to the preference given or required by the state in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.
BID AWARD
The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids; to waive any informalities in bids; and to accept the bid that, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interest of the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado.
RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
Dated: February 19, 2019
By: Jeff Rector, Chairman
Published: February 21 & 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Rio Blanco County
2019 Crack Fill Project
REQUEST FOR BID
PROJECT NAME
2019 Rio Blanco County Crackfill Project. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF RIO BLANCO COUNTY is soliciting bids for furnishing and placement of approx. 25,583 lbs. of an ASTM D6690 Type II Joint & Crackseal Material on Rio Blanco County Roads in the Rangely District and on two Rangely area county parking lots totaling 19,695 square yards.
BID DOCUMENTS
Bid Documents shall be available on-line at www.govbids.com/scripts/co1/public/home1.asp, or on the county’s website at www.rbc.us on the Business/Purchasing/Bid Postings page, or at the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Dept. in Meeker on Feb. 28, 2019.
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND QUESTIONS
Clint Chappell, Road and Bridge Coordinator, (970) 878-9590, Fax (970) 878-3396. Mailing address: Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker, CO 81641.
All Vendors must examine the sites and become familiar with all site conditions. Any questions regarding this project are to be directed in writing to Clint Chappell before Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. at the above address or fax number.
WORK SCHEDULE
This project shall start April 9, 2019 and be completed by May 17, 2019, depending upon delays due to adverse conditions.
PRE-BID MEETING
Vendors shall attend a pre-bid meeting (mandatory):
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker.
BID SUBMITTALS
Bids shall have Vendor’s name and address and “SEALED BID – 2019 RIO BLANCO COUNTY CRACKFILL PROJECT” written on the sealed envelope. All required documents shall be included with the bid or it shall be rejected.
Each bid must include a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Rio Blanco County, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a surety company.
Mailed bids are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, March 22, 2019. Do not depend on overnight delivery.
Hand delivered bids will be accepted IN MEEKER from 8:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on March 25, 2019.
Mailing: RBC Board of County Commissioners, Attn: Vicky Edwards, P O Box 599, Meeker, CO 81641
Hand-delivery address: Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main St., 3rd Floor Board Room, Meeker, CO 81641
BID OPENING
Bids shall be opened and read in public at 11:15 A.M. on March 25, 2019 at the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at Courthouse 3rd Floor Board Room, Meeker, CO. Bids submitted after 10:45 A.M. shall be returned unopened. Bids submitted and opened shall not be withdrawn for 30 days thereafter.
BID AWARD
The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities and minor irregularities in bids, and to accept the bid deemed, in the opinion of the Board, to be in the best interest of Rio Blanco County, State of Colorado. The County also reserves the right to negotiate changes in product specifications with successful vendor. Owner will give the Successful Vendor a Notice of Award within thirty days after the day of the Bid opening.
RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO
Dated: February 25, 2019
By: Jeff Rector, Chairman
Published: Feb. 28 and Mar 7, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

TOWN OF MEEKER
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
Town Hall
345 Market Street, Meeker, CO
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of the Agenda
V. Approval of the Previous Minutes
VI. Approval of Monthly Disbursements
VII. Public Participation
This is an opportunity for Citizens to bring comments and questions to the Board of Trustees not being addressed in the Regular Meeting Agenda.  In consideration of other regularly scheduled agenda items, comments will be limited to 3 minutes or less. Citizens are asked to approach the podium state their name and address for the record.
VIII. New Business:
a. Tavern Liquor License Renewal for
Chippers Downtown, 285 6th St.
b. Update from Sean VonRoenn,
Director ERBM Recreation and
Park District, on Circle Pond Project.
c. Better City phone conference, update
on new housing development efforts.
d. Presentation by Bob Amick
regarding downtown
Historic Preservation efforts.
IX. Mayor’s remarks
X. Town Manager’s Report
XI. Other Board Business
XII. Adjournment
Published: February 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

MEEKER SANITATION DISTRICT
March 6, 2019
REGULAR BOARD MEETING at 7:00 PM
The Regular Board Meeting of the Meeker Sanitation
District will be held at the Meeker Sanitation District Office,
265 8th Street, Meeker, Colorado
1. Call to order
2.   Additions or Changes to the Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes
4.   Public Comments
5. New Business
6. Old Business
A. Plant Manager Report
B. Office Manager Report
7. Attorney
8. Board
A. Reports
B. Delinquent Accounts
C. Approve Current Bills
9. Adjourn
This agenda is subject to change without further notice.
Agenda is posted at the office of the Meeker Sanitation District.
265 8th Street.
Published: February 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PERMIT
AND DESIGNATION OF THE
ENTRADA FORMATION AS AN EXEMPT AQUIFER
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comment on an aquifer exemption required for the Entrada Formation (Lower Jurassic) in the S.B. Lacy 11Y a Class II disposal well proposed by Chevron USA Incorporated (“Chevron”). The well is being converted from a Rangely Weber Sand Unit production well to an injection well for disposal of produced Weber fluids in the overlying Entrada Formation. The S.B. Lacy 11Y was drilled at a location 1030 feet from the south line and 410 feet from the east line of Section 23, Township 2 North, Range 103 West, 6th P.M., Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The well is slightly directional and bottoms just into the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 24. The S.B. Lacy 11Y, drilled originally a Weber production well, has not produced since at least January 1999.
Class II injection wells are permitted and regulated in such a manner as to prevent the contamination of underground sources of drinking water and to ensure fluid emplacement and confinement within the permitted injection zones. Class II injection wells are permitted to inject waste generated from oil and gas exploratory and production operations.
Chevron proposes to inject waste fluids into the Entrada Formation through perforations at depths from 4,440 to 5,053 feet MD (Measured Depth). A water sample from the Entrada formation in the J.E. Pepper 1 (aka A-1) well 7.5 miles to the east had a Total Dissolved Solids (“TDS”) concentration of 7,141 mg/L (milligrams per Liter). An aquifer exemption is required if TDS values are less than 10,000 ppm. Designation as an Exempt Aquifer means that Entrada water is not suitable as a source for a public water supply.
Based on the data supplied by the operator, the Entrada would qualify as an Exempt Aquifer under this Commission’s Rule No. 324.B.a. in that:
The Entrada does not currently serve as a source of drinking water: and
The Entrada cannot now and will not in the future serve as a source of drinking water because:
The Entrada is situated at a depth and location which makes recovery of water for drinking water purposes economically or technologically impractical.
The Entrada is so contaminated that it would be economically or technologically impractical to render the water fit for human consumption.
The total dissolved solids content of the groundwater is more than 3,000 and less than 10,000 mg/L and is not reasonably expected to supply a public water system.
The Entrada does not currently serve as a source of drinking water in this area. According to the Colorado Division of Water Resources there are no drinking water wells within at least 1 mile of the proposed injection well. There are three water well permits issued within one mile of the S.B. Lacy 11Y. These wells were used as Rangely Field water-supply wells in the past; one is now plugged and abandoned, one has been converted to a Weber injection well, and one has been converted to Weber production.
Rangely, Colorado gets an adequate supply of drinking water from the White River. The current supply is adequate. U.S. Census information suggests that Rangely, population 2,000-2,500, is not growing therefore it is unlikely additional drinking water will be needed. There are no other cities in the area that would be interested in the Entrada as a drinking water source. Therefore it is not reasonable to expect Entrada water to be used to supply a public system or an individual drinking water well.
Construction of a water well to the depth of the Entrada Formation at 4,440 ft MD would have to include drilling, surface casing, 1st string casing, cement, wellhead equipment, pumps, and fuel. Chevron estimates the cost to drill and complete a well in the Entrada Formation to be approximately $700,000 +/-20%. They also estimate that transportation of Lacy 11Y water to the Rangely Water Treatment Plant might cost $1,250,000. Finally any Entrada water pumped from the S.B. Lacy 11Y would have to be treated to remove the TDS content therefore incurring additional costs. The sum of these costs would be prohibitive for the City of Rangely given the availability of potable water from the White River.
The Entrada in the S.B. Lacy 11Y well should be granted an Aquifer Exemption. The injection zone is thousands of feet below the surface and there are no existing drinking water wells in the area. The Entrada injection zone has a high TDS concentration, to use it as drinking water it would have to be treated. The cost of drilling a well, transporting water to the water treatment plant, and finally treating it is not thought to be reasonable given the population of the City of Rangely. Currently the City of Rangely has an adequate supply of drinking water.
If approved the Entrada aquifer exemption will include: Township 2 North, Range 102 West, 6th P.M. Rio Blanco County, Colorado; all of the SE¼ of Section 23, the W½ and SE¼ of the SW¼ of Section 24, the NW¼ of the NW¼ of Section 25, and the NE¼ of the NE¼ of Section 26. The area covers approximately 360 acres or nine quarter-quarter sections and lies completely within the Rangely Weber Sand Unit boundary.
Public comments are encouraged and will be accepted, in writing at the Commission for a period of thirty (30) days after publication of this notice. If any data, information, or arguments submitted during the public comment period appear to raise substantial questions concerning this proposed injection well permit or the accompanying aquifer exemption, the Director may request that the Commission hold a hearing on the matter.
If, within thirty (30) days after publication of this notice, the Commission does not receive a hearing request which indicates there is a significant degree of public interest in a hearing on the designation of the aquifer exemption and the disposal well permit is approved, then the Entrada Formation in the limited area described herein shall be considered exempt.
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF COLORADO.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, Colorado 80203
By
Robert P. Koehler, PhD.
Underground Injection Control Program Lead
Dated at Denver, Colorado
February 26, 2019
Published: February 28, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times