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Rising rivers lead to minor flooding in Weld County; waters expected to recede

Weld County’s waterways crested their banks in several spots Wednesday, leading to minor flooding in Kersey and LaSalle. Waters also rose in Greeley, prompting some renewed street closures. Rivers were expected to subside today, according to the National Weather Service. According to the state Division of Water Resources website, river gauges at three main waterways in Weld were at or ...

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BLM leases more than 30,000 of Pawnee and Front Range

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management secured a $32.1 million oil and gas lease Thursday that includes acreage on both the Front Range and Pawnee National Grassland, The Denver Post reports. Despite cautions from environmental groups, which accused the BLM of ignoring pollution and climate concerns, about 75 percent of the 33,000 acres will be located on Pawnee Grassland. The ...

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Weather Update: Flood warning to continue through Monday afternoon, weather service says

UPDATE, 1 P.M. — Weld County released the following midday report for local river levels. The South Platte River at Kersey continues to rise. The National Weather Service is predicting the river will peak at 11.9 feet around 6 a.m. Monday morning. The South Platte is currently at 11.02 feet. The South Platte at Ft Lupton reportedly peaked about 11 ...

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Northern Colorado oil, gas companies prepare for flooding

GREELEY, Colo. — Oil and gas companies in Weld County are preparing for potential floods as northern Colorado rivers continue to rise. The Greeley Tribune reports that oil and gas companies were shutting in wells and hauling products off site as rivers inched higher Wednesday. The companies are hoping to avoid the damage they received two years ago, when massive ...

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Noble Energy will increase Colorado investments

Noble Energy

GREELEY, Colo.— Noble Energy will reduce spending on its Marcellus gas drilling program in Pennsylvania and invest more in Colorado’s Weld County, which has become its headquarters for U.S. onshore operations. The company’s spending in Colorado will now represent more than 60 percent of its U.S. onshore budget. The Greeley Tribune reports that Noble Energy announced the plan on Tuesday ...

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Platteville Energy Park: A ‘worthwhile endeavor’ at a bit of a standstill

The impacts of oil and gas companies slashing spending has been far-reaching in Weld County, and local developers, once benefiting from growing businesses in need of additional industrial space, are falling victim to the decline in the price of oil. After two years of planning, progress began heating up for Terry Wiedeman’s 77-acre Platteville Energy Park during the fall of ...

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Editorial: It may not seem like a big deal, but Colorado lawmakers were wrong to raid severance tax money for the general fund

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We’ll acknowledge right from the start that in a lot of ways, concerns about the Legislature’s decision to take $20 million from local governments and use it in the state’s general fund doesn’t seem like it amounts to much more than a hill of beans. Still, we don’t think the legislators made the right decision. And we hope they won’t ...

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