Calving season…

Calving season has moved into full action the past two or three weeks all around Rio Blanco, with a few exceptions. The cows and their calves were fully enjoying the sunny weather on Sunday in this field along Piceance Creek, along County Road 5.

Local oil, gas amendment released

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management on Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment  to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years.

Districts, officials tour Piceance Basin

The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13 with 45 participants which included elected officials, agency staff, college instructors, and other interested members of the public.

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13, centering the focus on Greater Sage Grouse, excess feral horses and the numerous rules and regulations involved in the management of the public lands.

August Piceance Basin tour open to public

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek Natural Resource Districts will be hosting a Piceance Basin national resource tour on Aug. 13, open to the public. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing from the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.

Free Piceance Basin tour set

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek Natural Resource Districts will be hosting a Piceance Basin national resource tour on Aug. 13, open to the public.

WPX to invest heavily in Piceance field

TULSA, OKLA. I WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) has announced its 2014 capital plan of $1.47 billion (midpoint), with approximately 85 percent of spending allocated to Williston, Piceance and San Juan Gallup development.

Piceance Basin wildlife habitat benefits from new restoration plan

A five-year Colorado Parks and Wildlife research project is improving techniques to restore wildlife habitat in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin after intense energy development.

Williams hosts open house

RBC — Northwest Pipeline GP (Northwest), one of the Williams Companies, currently owns and operates an interstate natural gas pipeline which crosses portions of Rio Blanco County. The pipeline provides natural gas service to several states throughout the west including markets in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

RBC Road 5 cleanup

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Meeker Chamber of Commerce director Katelin Cook thanked area energy operators, including representatives from EnCana, Shell and Williams, and the 15 groups of volunteers who helped clean up Rio Blanco County Road 5 (Piceance Creek) last Saturday. Energy operators donated $500 to each non-profit group organized by Cook and Rangely 4-H coordinator Roxie Leischer. The […]

New study reduces water use needed for oil shale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS I A new study has drastically reduced projections of water needs for oil shale development.

Slide Show: Officials practice emergency response for County Road 5 accident

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RBC — On Thursday, May 7, Rio Blanco Emergency Manager John Hutchins invited law enforcement, EMS and Fire from Rio Blanco County and neighboring counties, as well as representatives of industry.

Williams drills 3,000th well

RBC — Williams Production RMT announced last week it has begun drilling its 3,000th natural gas well in the Piceance Basin.