NW Colo.’s “deer factory”

RBC I As the comment period closes today on a plan that will determine the administration of more than 1.5 million acres of public lands in western Colorado, more than 500 hunters and anglers in the last week alone have requested a management approach that better conserves valuable big-game habitat while allowing some development of […]

Setback exceptions are the rule

RBC I After weeks of testimony and discussion, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) gave preliminary approval on Jan. 9 to a broad set of new rules on oil and gas drilling that will do little to ease the concerns of hundreds of thousands of families living near drilling operations. In preparation for […]

COGCC approves measures to limit drilling impacts

RBC I The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has preliminarily approved comprehensive new rules to limit the impact of drilling near residences and other occupied buildings. The set of rules are more rigorous than any in the country.

COGCC approves protections

RBC I The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation has approved pioneering new groundwater protection rules considered among the strongest in the country. The new regulations mark another innovative step in Colorado’s pacesetting regulation of this important industry.

Fire destroys Rangely oilfield supply business

The building housing The Patch Supplies, an oilfield supply company started by Rangely resident Laura Hennerman in 2011, burned to the ground New Year’s Day. Nobody was in the building at the time. “What is already is,” said Hennerman, who doesn’t know whether she’ll start over or move on to something else. “I just want to move forward and trust.”

RANGELY I A Rangely business owner lost her inventory and employment but was left with the remaining loan when a fire burned the building housing The Patch Supplies, an oilfield supply business, on New Year’s Day.

Setbacks on oil, gas hurt economy

RBC I There are many stakeholders with an interest in the distance from a well to a building. Contrary to belief, this is not just a battle between the oil and gas industry and environmental interest. In the many parties impacted, agriculture is one of the most impacted parties at the table with the many […]

Public feedback sought on gas plan

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public’s help in shaping the future management of oil and natural gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin, a place rich in both energy and wildlife resources.

BLM approves pipeline

RBC I Construction is expected to begin this year on a 95-mile natural gas liquids pipeline in western Colorado and eastern Utah that was approved by the Bureau of Land Management.

BLM leases to test heat extraction

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved two new Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) leases to encourage industry to develop and test technologies aimed at developing oil shale resources on a commercial scale.

BLM plan paves way for largest oil, gas development

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for the White River region that could allow for an unprecedented level of oil and gas development in the Piceance Basin region near Meeker.

BLM proposes plan to guide oil, gas development

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the draft White River Resource Management Plan Oil and Gas Amendment, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin during the next 20 years.

Proposed land swap discussed

MEEKER I A proposed land swap between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and XTO Energy will be the topic of a public presentation hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Meeker on Tuesday, June 19, from 7-8 p.m. in the Meeker Service Center at 73485 Hwy. 64.