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O&G task force tackles 91 pages of recommendations

As the Feb. 27 deadline approaches for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force to submit their proposals, the 19-member committee will spend today and tomorrow sifting through a hefty arsenal of proposals. According to a Greeley Tribune article, the task force will evaluate 91 pages worth of recommendations for addressing issues that stem from Colorado’s oil industry. In ...

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Incident involving Greeley high school students holding anti-fracking signs during field trip sparks debate

When nearly 200 University of Northern Colorado students participated in a Dec. 8 demonstration to protest police shootings, top administrators joined them. When students from a Greeley high school held anti-fracking signs outside of a Jan. 15 Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force meeting, school district officials criticized them. About 20 Jefferson High School students took a field trip to ...

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Year end unemployment numbers show rapid growth in 2014; oil prices cause hazy future

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The Colorado unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0 percent in December while Weld County’s unemployment remained steady at 3.9 percent, according to state numbers released Tuesday. The last time the Colorado unemployment rate was this low was October 2007, said Alexandra Hall, chief economist with the state Department of Labor and Employment. In November, the state rate was 4.1 percent; ...

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Severance taxes disperse in Colorado

Severance taxes and energy royalties will provide more than $150.6 million for projects in Colorado, according to a recent Colorado Biz Journal article. Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday that $150,632,084 in grants will be awarded to 549 projects throughout the state. The funding, which was provided by the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund, comes from fees oil and gas ...

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Grant helps innovation in wind energy take flight

If there’s one state in which wind energy research can thrive, it’s Colorado. Though some researchers say clean energy isn’t always a viable option for some states, wind energy accounts for about 5,000 of the state’s jobs and nearly 14 percent of its local energy production. With its steady flow of innovations and job opportunities, clean-energy industry could arm the ...

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Low energy prices take toll on WPX operations

With dropping energy prices, oil companies have taken a hit from low prices in Colorado. The economic outlook is equally bleak for natural gas companies, including Tulsa-based WPX Energy. The company announced on its blog Thursday its operations will pause for the time being to attempt recovery from revenue losses. “Today’s lower commodity prices (see chart) are affecting what we ...

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Colorado Biz Report for Jan. 25

On the Move Anderson & Whitney, CPAs announces the recent promotions of Terry Bielinski, CPA, and Tina Clark, CPA, to in-charge accountants. Both recently passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and obtained their CPA license from the Colorado Board of Accountancy. Bielinksi graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and has performed audit services for the firm’s clients for ...

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Colorado lawmakers gear up for battle over fracking

DENVER — Colorado Republicans are proposing to compensate mineral owners when a local government bans or restricts fracking. The GOP’s approach has bothered Democrats who argue lawmakers should wait for recommendations from a task force studying how to resolve land-use disputes among homeowners, local governments, and energy companies. Regulations over fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, are expected to be one of ...

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