Williams Partners increases dividends

RBC | Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) announced Monday that the regular quarterly cash distribution its unit holders will receive has been increased to $0.8925 per unit.

Williams increases dividends to 40 cents

RBC | The Williams’ (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.4025 on the company’s common stock, payable March 31, 2014, to holders of record as of March 14.

Appreciation grant…

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Brent Wenning of Craig, right, the operation tech lead for Williams, a natural gas infrastructure company that operates the Overland Pass Pipeline, presents a $500 appreciation grant to John Hutchins, the emergency operations manager for the Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Office. The funds will go to the county’s Local Emergency Planning Commission for general operating purposes.

Donation for emergency vehicle

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Williams recently separated into two stand-alone, publicly-traded corporations, Williams and WPX Energy. Representatives from both were in Meeker to donate $15,000 towards the purchase of a second quick-response vehicle for the Piceance Creek area.

Williams divides into two corporations

RBC I Williams has completed the process of separating the company’s businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations.

Slide Show: Williams Gas Plant Tour

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Williams Gas Co. employess lead a group of local officials on a tour of the construction site of the company’s new gas plant in the Piceance Basin.

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.

In for the long haul: Williams about to drill 3,000th gas well in Piceance Basin

RBC — Williams will continue to be an active player in the Piceance Basin, but not at the same level it has been in the past few years.

Rod, Lenora Smuts ‘home of’ honorees

RANGELY — Rod and Lenora Smuts of Rangely are this week’s “home of honorees.” Rod moved to Rangely in 1960. Lenora is a Rangely native. The couple has been married 35 years.

No way to cope with COPD; stop smoking

Tammie Freitag has two words for smokers. “Stop smoking,” she said. “Put it in bold, stop smoking, please.”