Tag Archives: Silt

COGCC meetings could use a fact checker

August 22, 2019


A crowd estimated at over 100 people showed up for the COGCC meeting on Wednesday (8/21) at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. I wasn’t able to be there because husband Tod was homebound nursing a broken fibula and couldn’t be left alone for the day. However we did listen on Zoom. As you may […]

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Logging operation at Silt Island Park destroys habitat

November 8, 2018


Silt Island Park — aka Dogland — aka River Park — is a 30-acre park located on an island in the Colorado River. It is one of Silt’s most used public parks because it is an off leash dog park and provides a public boat landing for rafters and fishermen. About a month ago during […]

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Aron Diaz gets it wrong on Jordan Cove

April 29, 2016


As you may have already gleaned from the presidential primary, the Republican Party – like the oil & gas industry – is in shambles. That sense of disarray has trickled down to local party politics especially in the Garfield County Commissioners race. For the first time in 20 years, Republican incumbent John Martin faces opposition […]

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Ursa: No drilling near Silt this year

March 1, 2016


In an email yesterday, Ursa VP Don Simpson announced: Subsequent to Ursa’s last Silt Community meeting on October 21, 2015, we have not commenced any drilling or completion activities in the Silt area, nor do we plan on any drilling or completion activities prior to our next meeting in September or October of 2016. Thus, […]

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Trails groups ensure trail access

January 12, 2016


The recent closure of the Beaver Creek Road illustrates perfectly the function of and the need for organizations like West Elk Multi-Use Club (WEMUC). Road closure south of Rifle causes confusion RIFLE — Rather than hit the slopes at upvalley resorts, some residents prefer to grab their skis or snowshoes and head south from town […]

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Ursa’s drilling plans advance to BOCC with conditions

October 29, 2015


After a 7-hour meeting that lasted until 1:00 the next morning, the Garfield County planning commissioners voted 6 to 1 to approve all three Ursa applications, though they did add up to 50 conditions. The applications, along with planning commission recommendations, will advance to the BOCC. No hearing date has been set and rumor has […]

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We are all stakeholders

October 22, 2015

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Gosh. It was like old home week. I attended the Ursa community meeting in Silt, Wednesday evening. I haven’t been to an Ursa meeting since March 2014. I’ve been sick a long time. At that March meeting I learned about the FLIR camera and I thought, “Wow. What if a bunch of citizens could get […]

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The Battlement Mesa HIA story

October 16, 2015


Continued from The real Battlement Mesa story The Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment was a groundbreaking study that altered county politics and the public’s perception of oil & gas development. Dr. Jeffrey Jacquet’s retrospective of the Battlement Mesa HIA was published in November 2014: The Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment A case study and oral […]

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BTEXS trigger suffocating symptoms

September 14, 2015


At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning (9/9) I awoke suddenly with a splitting headache, a sensation like my face was pinned against cold glass. As I became more aware, I realized I had a stomach ache, and my back and legs ached. In a word – pain. I was in pain. I noticed an odor […]

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Thompson Divide SNAFU

August 4, 2015


SNAFU = Situation Normal: All Fucked Up Last week the Thompson Divide Coalition (TDC) agreed to remove about 10,000 acres in Gunnison County from the proposed Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act. The map above shows the acreage on southern boundary of the Thompson Divide (located in Gunnison County) that will no longer be considered […]

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