Industry wants RBC to hold off impact fees

RBC — Everyone attending the public hearing held by the Rio Blanco County Commissioners on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College Monday was in agreement about the impacts facing the county but not how to pay for them. Share on Facebook

Accidents on CR 5 increase significantly since 2006

RBC — The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a study of accidents that occurred on County Road 5 between 2001 and March 2008, and there has been a significant increase. In 2001, the sheriff’s office investigated nine property damage accidents and one injury accident on County Road 5, for a total of 10 […]

“Staggering” forecasts may lead to increased fees

Rio Blanco County is planning to increase fees on new home, industry construction and development Share on Facebook

DOW asks for halt on some oil, gas leases

RBC (AP) — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is recommending that several proposed federal oil and gas leases be withdrawn or issued with conditions in an upcoming auction to protect greater sage grouse, lynx, native cutthroat trout and other wildlife. Share on Facebook

Wildlife vs. Energy

Wildlife researchers turn attention to energy development in Piceance RBC — Energy experts say Colorado’s Piceance Basin is one of the largest natural gas reserves in North America. Share on Facebook

Piceance Creek incidents set record numbers for 2007

RBC — The residents of Rio Blanco County are well aware of the impact the oil and gas industry has on our area. This impact is especially evident when driving the roads in and around the Piceance Creek Basin. The volume of incidents for 2007 dramatically increased over the 2006 figures. Share on Facebook