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Aurora, Colo. residents’ concerns aren’t going away

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Residents in Aurora, Colo. are still not happy with ConocoPhillips, despite the oil giant catering to their suggestions, according to the Aurora Sentinel. ConocoPhillips began leasing land for drilling in Aurora back in 2012. They currently own six of the eight well sites that have been approved for drilling by city planners, with two of the sites under current production. ...

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City seeks feedback for comprehensive plan

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The city of Midland wants residents to think outside the box and let City Hall know what Midland should be like 20 or so years from now. The “Tall City Tomorrow” campaign is the city’s effort to get more public participation in its long-term comprehensive plan. Through Facebook, online surveys and several workshops scheduled next week at Midland County Public ...

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Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by the oil boom. Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who was sworn in as HUD secretary in July, ...

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Bakken temporary housing co. grows 55,000% over 3 years

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Bismarck Tribunes’ Jessica Holdman reported today that Reliant Asset Management, a temporary housing management company in western North Dakota, ranked third on a list of the fastest growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine. Reliant has grown 55,000 percent in three years to over $85 million. Based in Arlington Va, the company operates eight ...

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Tribal rep steers oil money to low-income housing.

Mike Kopp | Shale Plays Media Multiple families squeezed into one home are getting relief in New Town, North Dakota.  The North Segment region of the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation, including New Town, is a flurry of oil activity from the Bakken oil play. That’s how the North Segment Community development Corporation decided to build a second set of apartments in ...

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Gaza’s infrastructure suffers unprecedented damage

Amiram Barkat | The Globes (Tel Aviv, Israel) “The scope of damage to infrastructures in Gaza is unprecedented, and herculean efforts will be necessary to repair them,” said Sara Badiei, who oversees infrastructures in Gaza for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). UN sources yesterday estimated the damage to homes and infrastructure from the ground war and air strikes ...

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NY plans $65 million Watford City development

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Watford City has seen enormous growth from the recent North Dakota oil boom. The formerly tiny North Dakota town has more than doubled in population. A New York-based company, Coltown Properties, has announced that they will be developing the city with projects worth an estimated $65 million. Coltown is planning to build two new ...

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The indefinite ‘Now Hiring’: understaffed Bakken restaurants serve record numbers

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media It’s apparent that production of Bakken crude over the past several years has fashioned various changes on nearly every sector of the North Dakota economy. The oil boom certainly helped build an economic foundation for new jobs in the oil and gas sector but has also created a refurbished frontier for business establishments. New ...

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