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Colorado fracking opponents prepare to go to the ballot

Just off Interstate Highway 25, Drill Rig 1548 of Encana Natural Gas stands near homes in the town of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado. (Image: MileHighTraveler via iStockPhoto)

DENVER — Opponents of fracking in Colorado are preparing to go to the ballot to either ban the practice or keep it away from homes and schools. Members of a Boulder County-based citizens group submitted paperwork Tuesday for 11 potential ballot questions. The Denver Post reports that most are focused on increasing the distance between oil and gas wells and ...

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Xcel work results in muddied water at Longmont-area home

Mud found its way from an Xcel Energy natural gas pipeline replacement project along Airport Road into a Longmont-area resident’s cistern Wednesday. Xcel is working to replace about 77 miles of a 95-mile high-pressure pipeline that runs between Westminster and the Wyoming border. Workers are boring a long tunnel at least 4 feet beneath Airport Road for the pipeline as ...

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Citizens for Finishing FasTracks demands RTD bring rail to Longmont

A new organization spearheaded by two women well-known to Longmont residents is working to pressure the Regional Transportation District to make its FasTracks rail promise happen faster for Boulder County. Joan Peck, who formerly led the group Sustainable Revolution Longmont, and Karen Benker, who previously served on both the Longmont City Council and the RTD board of directors, launched the ...

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Boulder County approves Xcel pipeline easement payments

Pipeline in nature

Xcel Energy will pay Boulder County a projected $47,170 for permanent pipeline and access easements over three county-owned open space properties that are in the new path of a replacement natural gas pipeline the utility company is installing under an agreement the county commissioners approved on Tuesday. Boulder County will also share in another estimated $34,168 in Xcel payments for ...

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4 reasons you should absolutely attend this three-day party for a frozen corpse

In the town of Nederland, nestled in the Barker Meadow Reservoir Mountains of oil-laden Boulder County, a man whom residents call “Grandpa” lies in a cryogenically frozen state, lovingly tended to by a man who refers to himself as the Ice Man. While this probably sounds like fodder for nightmares, Grandpa’s cryogenic journey bestowed on Nederland is not only a ...

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Longmont continues fight for fracking ban

Lawyers for the city of Longmont have filed a brief to the Colorado Court of Appeals to preserve their ability to ban fracking within city limits. The brief asked for a reversal of a Boulder County Disctrict Court judge’s ruling, which stated that the city has no right to ban fracking, according to a Times-Call article. “The city does not ...

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Longmont council moves forward on affordable housing, water rates


After much discussion on the appropriate place for affordable housing, the Longmont city council passed an ordinance on first reading that allows the Longmont Housing Authority to more easily build housing near Nelson Road and Sunset Street. The ordinance changes the zoning for mixed industrial districts, which already allows limited residential development, to additionally allow for affordable housing. The property ...

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Boulder County to side with Longmont in case over fracking ban

Boulder County commissioners have authorized the county attorney’s office to side with Longmont in its legal battle over the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s challenge of the city’s voter-approved fracking ban. Commissioners Cindy Domenico, Deb Gardner and Elise Jones voted on Thursday to have the county attorney’s staff file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Longmont’s appeal of a Boulder District Court ...

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Boulder County extending drilling moratorium

Webb drilling

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder County is extending a ban on new oil and gas development in unincorporated parts of the county. The moratorium had been set to end on Jan. 1 but county commissioners voted Thursday to continue it for another 3 ½ years. The Longmont Times-Call reported that the vote drew applause from about 50 people who gathered for the ...

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