NEWS, DECEMBER 1ST

Rulison/Denver–Western Garfield County citizens are trying to prevent drilling from taking place anywhere near the old Project Rulison nuclear blast site. The Colorado Supreme Court is considering arguments this week on whether the citizens are entitled to a hearing.

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council will hear about Berthod Motors’ plans to build a new dealership at 27th and South Grand Avenue. Tonight’s meeting begins at 7.

Glenwood Springs–Hundreds of employees in the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District have until next Friday, December 9th to complete a 360 degree online survey of Superintendent Judy Haptonstall.

Cheyenne, WY–The Bureau of Land Management favored politics over science when it oversaw ecological studies of public lands in the western United States according to an environmental group. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says the BLM overlooked the damage caused by livestock grazing.

In other news…

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments today
in a Republican appeal of a judge’s ruling that sides with
Democratic-drawn congressional lines. The lines would put
Congressman Mike Coffman’s safe GOP district in play next year.
Republicans don;’t like a lower court ruling last month because it
divides Coffman’s district in the southern Denver suburbs by
putting GOP-leaning portions of his seat on the Eastern Plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs has suspended
oil and gas exploration in Banning Lewis Ranch for six months so
officials can ensure they have the right regulations in place. A
Houston-based oil company bought 18,000 acres in the area and in
October won approval to drill three exploratory wells. It plans to
use hydraulic fracturing to determine if oil or gas can be
produced. City officials say they will use the moratorium to study
environmental questions raised by the drilling prospect.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – State health officials fear that a
broken underground pipe that leads to a tank at a Suncor Energy
refinery near Commerce city may have leaked vast amounts of
petroleum near the South Platte River. They’re concerned because
the reported break at the refinery is about a half-mile away from
where an oily substance began seeping into Sand Creek earlier this
week.

 

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