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Greeley gas prices still dropping

Hill Petroleum in east Greeley cannot say whether their low gas prices this week have increased purchases. The Sinclair store owned by Hill Petroleum, 555 E. 8th St., lowered its gas prices to $1.99 per gallon when the store reopened Dec. 18, but Hill Vice President Bryant Gimlin said they aren’t sure if the prices have caused an influx of ...

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Oil-gas jobs produce labor shortage in Weld County

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GREELEY, Colo. — There’s all sorts of speculation about Greeley’s latest problem. Maybe it coincided with a massive oil and gas boom. Maybe it has something to do with values or education or training. Whatever it is, there are a lot of “Help Wanted” signs in and around Greeley and hiring managers are worried. “We are in a labor shortage,” ...

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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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Industry, environmental groups clash as Weld schools cash in on oil and gas activity

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Oil and gas activity on or near school property regularly churns up about as much fear as it does profit. Greeley-Evans School District 6 has earned nearly $1 million in the past five years from oil and gas companies and the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College also benefit financially from oil and gas activity. The fear, though, ...

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Weld prosecutor Ken Buck elected to Congress

GREELEY, Colo. — Weld County Republican Ken Buck has won the open race in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Buck defeated Democrat Vic Meyers. The 4th district includes the Eastern Plains and runs the length of the state from Wyoming to New Mexico. Buck will succeed Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Yuma, who withdrew to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Buck’s ...

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Environmental group, industry clash over drilling near Northridge High School (w/Video)

Northridge High School in Greeley is the site of a squabble between an environmental group whose month-old video purports to show unchecked pollution at a nearby well site, and the well operator, who said the video shows normal, everyday activity. Therese Gilbert, of Weld Air and Water, on Monday brought to the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education’s attention ...

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Gas prices under $3 a gallon in Greeley

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Gas prices hit a four-year low nationally and locally on Monday, with a handful of Greeley stores selling gas for $2.99 a gallon. Greeley’s prices are roughly 70 cents lower than they were in June, falling more than the rest of the nation. But the average Greeley gas price Monday was $3.11, 8 cents above the national average. Most stations ...

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