Former Meeker attorney and geologist Frank Cooley, accompanied by his daughter, attempted the “impossible” Tuesday night: compressing 63 years of knowledge and experience about oil shale into a 25-minute presentation before Meeker’s board of trustees (left to right) Rodney Gerloff, John Strate and Mayor Mandi Etheridge. (Not pictured: Dan Conrado, Katelin Cook and Andy Thomson.)

Boom coming, eventually

August 5, 2011 Niki Turner 1

MEEKER I “I’ve believed we were going to see the (oil shale) boom next Wednesday for the past 55 years.” After more than a half century, Frank Cooley is just as certain the boom is coming […]

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