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Public urged to oppose rate hike

By Jeff Tucker | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. A Pueblo County commissioner is asking Puebloans to get involved in the latest request by Black Hills Energy to raise its rates. The company is asking the Public Utilities Commission for permission to increase its rates by 2 cents per kilowatt hour to cover the cost of the natural gas it uses ...

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Boulder council: Parking linked to transportation, climate goals

By Erica Meltzer | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. Boulder needs to find ways to enforce the alternative transportation plans adopted by businesses and reduce the demand for parking in congested areas, the City Council said Tuesday night. During a wide-ranging discussion on the city’s access management and parking strategy, City Council members said parking is intimately connected to the ...

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Sheriff: Cause of Colorado fire may never be known

The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Investigators believe they know where the Black Forest Fire ignited but they might never know for sure how Colorado’s most destructive fire started, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa (mah-KEE’-tah) said Tuesday. Maketa did not reveal the location during a briefing on the “after-action” report on how his office responded to the fire, ...

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Tension grows between Wyo. State officials and tribal leaders over EPA boundary ruling

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Wyoming Star Tribune has reported that the latest Environmental Protection Agency regulations have created tensions between Wyoming state officials and the residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The EPA’s latest ruling would include the city of Riverton as part of the Wind River Indian Reservation. State officials contend that the EPA ...

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Negotiations continue on Colorado legislation regarding local control over oil and gas operations

By T.M. Fasano | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Negotiations on possible legislation regarding local control over oil and gas operations are continuing between Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office and various stakeholders, but calling a special legislative session on the issue is still up in the air. Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Boulder, who has been involved in the ...

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Olympia port meeting attracts strong opinions about second marine terminal warehouse

By Rolf Boone | The Olympian, Wash. The meat of Monday’s Port of Olympia commission meeting may have been removed, but that didn’t deter several who still shared their opinions about the prospect of a second warehouse on the port’s marine terminal. The port commission was set to vote on whether to award a bid for construction of that warehouse — ...

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Support Company Profile: Blackeagle Energy Services

Energy Pipeline | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Address: 230 Commerce Drive, Berthoud, Colo. Corporate headquarters: 230 Commerce Drive, Berthoud, CO 80513. Phone: (970) 532-0600 Number of employees: Approximately 500+ Website: www.blackeagleenergyservices.com Related: Executive Profile: Craig Rasmuson of Synergy Resources What services to you offer? Pipelines and related infrastructure, facilities construction, fabrication (including ASME code), and maintenance services to companies in the ...

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Recent incidents, industry growth spur need for additional firefighter training

By Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Though oil well and tank battery fires aren’t the norm in the Weld County oil patch, they do happen. And as the industry grows in its presence here, those emergencies, as well as increased incidences of traffic accidents, and immediate-threat injuries are becoming more common. When they do, many local firefighting officials ...

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Atmos seeks $4.8 million rate increase

By Whitney Phillips | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Atmos Energy is seeking to increase its natural gas base rates by $4.8 million, a request that comes as the company is proposing three new building projects in Colorado that include a new location in Greeley. The proposed rate increase would mean customers would see an increase on their monthly bill between ...

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