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Murdoch’s In Craig Evacuated

The Murdoch’s store in Craig was evacuated for a period of time Wednesday morning, due to a gas leak. Employees working in the warehouse in the back of the store reported the smell of gas. After shutting off the main gas line into the store, firefighters Continue reading

Colorado Coal Production Hits 40 Year Low

Numbers show Colorado coal production hit a 40 year low in 2016, falling by nearly 40 percent from 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nationwide production fell by almost 18 percent.  Colorado Continue reading

Coal Production Falls Again In NW Colorado

Yampa Data Partners LogoThe most recent edition of the “Yampa Valley Data Partners Fast Facts” shows that coal production continued to slip in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. Numbers show total Continue reading

Initiatives Regulating New O&G Development Fail To Make Ballot

Co-Oil-Gas-300Two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at increasing regulations for new oil and gas development failed to gather enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The first initiative would have given local governments authority to ban fracking and to regulate new oil and gas development as they saw fit. The second would have extended the buffer zone around new oil and gas developments from 500 to 2,500 feet. If passed this Continue reading

Fire Destroys Steamboat Residence

IMG_1791An overnight fire early Sunday destroyed a home in Steamboat at 1855 Fish Creek Falls Road. Neighbors called Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue to report the fire in the home that had also ignited trees next to the residence. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were also called to the scene. Upon arriving, fire crews first attacked the flames in the Continue reading

New Limits On Oil And Gas Development?

Co-Oil-Gas-300It’s possible that voters in Colorado may see issues concerning oil and gas development on the ballot this November. Supporters of two Initiatives turned in their petitions to the Secretary of Sate yesterday. Both initiatives seek to stop or limit oil and gas development in the state by amending the Colorado constitution. Initiative 75 would move Continue reading

Millions Of Dollars Could Return To NW Colorado

US SenateAn amendment that would force the federal government to return tens of millions of dollars collected from oil and gas leases in Northwest Colorado was introduced earlier this week in the US senate. The amendment was co sponsored by Colorado US Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner. The Oil and gas revenues were collected Continue reading

New O&G Facilities In CO Might Have New Hurdle To Jump

Co-Oil-Gas-300A measure that would require new oil and gas facilities in Colorado to be constructed at least 2,500 feet away from occupied buildings, or “areas of special concern” like lakes and playgrounds, has gone through the necessary steps to get on the 2016 general election ballot. The backers of the measure Continue reading

Control Over Oil Rig Locations

Co-Oil-Gas-300As the battle for local control over energy production continues in the courts, the Colorado House decided not to weigh in on the debate.  The House rejected a bill yesterday that would have allowed local governments more control over where oil and gas wells were located.  The legislation specifically said the Oil and Gas Continue reading

Economic Stats For Moffat, Rio Blanco And Routt Counties

economyNumbers have been released that detail the economic health of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in 2015.  According to Yampa Valley Data Partners, mining was again the highest paying job sector in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, distributing nearly $21.65 million in wages in the third quarter of 2015 which was 23% of the total income. The highest paying job sector In Routt County was health care and social Continue reading

Fire At Steamboat Home

IMG_9887No one was injured when a duplex caught fire last night in the northern part of Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Fire and Rescue along with the Police responded to reports of a loud explosion and structure fire around seven last night. Officers reported that the fire was gas fueled, and was affecting the exterior of Continue reading

New Oil And Gas Rules Proposed By The BLM

department-of-interiorNew rules effecting oil and gas producers were  proposed by the Bureau of Land Management Friday.  The rules are said to reduce “venting and flaring” of natural gas that is produced as a byproduct of oil extraction or natural gas that may present a safety problem.  Currently that gas is burned off or simply vented into the atmosphere.  Opponents of the proposed rules are fighting back, claiming that the rules are Continue reading