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One dead following fracking accident near Mead

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One person is confirmed dead and two people sustained serious injuries Thursday morning following a fracking accident at a rig site in Weld County. Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on scene investigating the accident. According to initial reports, the death and injuries were caused by a high-pressure water valve that either ruptured or exploded, said agency spokesman Sean Standridge. ...

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Local GOP takes satisfaction in small gain

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They used to say that the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees rivalry really wasn’t one. Can there be a rivalry between the hammer and the nail? Local Republicans know the feeling, the one where that mallet (local Democrats) keeps smashing that spike (local Republicans). The GOP here last had real power before 1932, 82 years, too many ...

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Weld County announces new emergency notification services

Starting Saturday, Weld County residents will be able to get weather forecasts customized to them along with the emergency notifications they already receive. The Weld County commissioners announced Wednesday that they have changed emergency notification providers. The service will not require currently registered residents to re-register, although county officials would like everyone currently registered to update their current profile. The ...

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Boulder plots path to climate goals

To meet Boulder’s ambitious climate goals, the community will need new energy frameworks that combine demand reduction with renewable energy, tough commercial and industrial energy efficiency standards and viable alternatives for in-commuters who now drive to work, officials told the Boulder City Council. The City Council held a study session Wednesday night to hear an update on progress toward the ...

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Developer says it has finalized purchase of Banning Lewis Ranch

Nor’wood Development Group of Colorado Springs said Wednesday it has finalized its purchase of roughly 18,000 acres of the Banning Lewis Ranch, which makes up the eastern one-third of the city. A purchase price wasn’t available, and it’s unknown if Nor’wood will try to amend an annexation agreement that governs the property’s development — an overriding question for its future. ...

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Colorado city becomes first in the nation to utiliize electric car share

Golden, Colorado is now home to the nation’s first ever operational, all-electric car share service. The eThos Electric Car Share will be serving the Golden and Denver-metro area with American-made, all-electric sedans for short-term rental, according to the company’s press release. The company will be using an all-electric four-door sedan called Coda, which is made by California-based manufacturer Coda Automotive. ...

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Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection

DENVER — Federal wildlife officials have granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other land uses to preserve the bird’s habitat in Colorado and Utah. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday the bird is a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. “We believe the best ...

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Colorado seeks delay on Gunnison grouse decision

DENVER — Colorado is asking federal officials to again delay a decision on whether to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, saying voluntary measures could help save the bird. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to announce its decision Wednesday. Protecting the bird would impose restrictions on land use in the bird’s habitat in Colorado and Utah. The decision has ...

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Anti-frackers make presence felt at Boulder County oil and gas moratorium meeting

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When the Boulder County Commissioners held a meeting to gather public input on a possible extension to the county’s moratorium on oil and gas development in December 2012, anti-fracking activist delayed that meeting for half an hour engaging in chants that chased the commissioners from the hearing room. In June 2013 the commissioners finally voted to extend the moratorium–which pertains ...

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