March 2, 2015

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Hickenlooper released the fracken

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For months on end in his public appearances, we’ve been treated to the chuckly Governor Hickenlooper, the politician with his cheesy grin. But after the task force turned in their 9 measly recommendations last Friday (2/27) he released the fracken. Witness the return of Frackenlooper!Governor: Oil, gas rules must protect mineral owners’ rights DENVER — […]

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February 27, 2015

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“Coloradans Against Fracking” urges statewide fracking ban

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“Coloradans Against Fracking” Urges Statewide Ban on the Dangerous Gas and Oil Extraction Method On Tuesday, February 24, a broad-based coalition of groups from across Colorado was launched at Denver Convention Center, and delivered a health compendium to oil & gas task force appointees Denver, CO – Residents from across the state gathered in Denver […]

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February 27, 2015

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Oil and gas task force served its purpose

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Governor Hickenlooper’s blue ribbon oil & gas task force folded up its traveling circus tent this week to dismal reviews. Even task force members gave it a thumbs down. “We failed,” said Matt Sura, Boulder attorney and task force member. “We didn’t enhance local authority, we didn’t even clarify the authority they have.” Oh Matt. […]

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February 26, 2015

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Controlled cattail burn story on KDNK

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On Wednesday after the controlled cattail burn in Silt was cancelled, I agreed to an interview with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Marsh also interviewed Mayor Rick Aluise. So for the first time since the Town of Silt announced the proposed controlled cattail burn you will hear some of the reasons behind it from Mr. Mayor […]

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February 26, 2015

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URSA Semi-Annual Community Meetings

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Ursa Semi-Annual Community Meetings are scheduled for the second week in March. Silt Area Community Meeting Silt Firehouse 611 Main Street Silt, CO Monday, March 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Parachute and Battlement Mesa Community Meeting Grand Valley Fire Station 124 Stone Quarry Road Battlement Mesa, CO Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be […]

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February 25, 2015

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BREAKING: Controlled burn cancelled today in Silt

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The word from Silt Town Hall this morning is the controlled cattail burn has been cancelled for today and  has not yet been re-scheduled. It’s snowing! Welcome back, Winter!  

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February 24, 2015

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Controlled cattail burn to proceed — town will take no more questions

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This afternoon about 3:00 p.m. while I was out walking my dogs, Silt Police Chief Levy Burris left a message on my answering machine. Burris said that the test burn went as planned today and the controlled cattail burn will proceed Wednesday — tomorrow — as planned. Burris described this schedule: 10:00 a.m. — Briefing […]

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February 24, 2015

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Controlled cattail burn will happen on Wednesday – or not

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According to the update at Monday’s SiltBOTs meeting, the controlled cattail burn will happen on Wednesday, February 25. From noon to 4:00 p.m., one lane of I-70 westbound will be shut down and Hwy 6 (Main Street) will also be closed. Firefighters from Colorado River Fire Rescue will start a test burn at noon Tuesday […]

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February 18, 2015

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Insanity in Silt

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In an email on Tuesday, the Town of Silt announced they are contemplating a controlled burn of the cattails in the wetlands along Hwy 6 (Main Street) between Kum & Go and Inter-Mountain storage units, across from the Red River Inn. There is no public hearing scheduled to address this. The Town of Silt is […]

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February 17, 2015

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Nationally recognized teen focused on helping the homeless

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Glenwood Springs, CO — Chandra Starr is a young teen who gained national attention when she collected close to $20,000 for a local hunger relief organization — one penny at a time. Last year Chandra’s story appeared on the NBC Nightly News. Scholastic News featured her in the magazine last November. This year Chandra is […]

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