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Oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties questioned in federal lawsuit

Oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties have been called out in a multi-state lawsuit against two federal agencies.

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Northwest Colorado fears Hickenlooper's CO2 emission plan

Despite the federal Clean Power Plan being stalled in the courts, Colorado may still move ahead with plans to reduce green house gas pollution from power plants.

Bipartisan effort to return severance taxes to NW Colorado counties flounders

Legislation aimed at returning millions of dollars to four Northwest Colorado Counties was pulled from the Senate floor Thursday morning.

Strawberry Park Elementary evacuated for gas smell

Strawberry Park Elementary students and staff were evacuated across the parking lot to Steamboat Springs Middle School Tuesday morning after staff arrived and detected the smell of gas on the elementary campus.

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Southwestern Energy cuts Moffat and Routt jobs

Southwestern Energy announced Thursday that it is cutting 40 percent of its workforce — 1,100 jobs — to deal with low gas prices.

Two parcels up for oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties

On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management concluded the public comment period on the preliminary environmental assessment for two parcels of land potentially available for oil and gas leases in May 2016.

Gas prices around Steamboat drop for three consecutive months

The price of a gallon of fuel in Steamboat Springs has dropped consistently every week since early August, leading to what could be the lowest November prices in more than 10 years.

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Attorney General Coffman visits Craig; Trapper public comment begins

Interest in Northwest Colorado’s coal industry has far from waned.

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Colorado one of 24 states suing EPA over Clean Power Plan

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman joined attorneys general from 23 other states on Friday in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan in federal court.

Fall drives less expensive this year in Northwest Colorado

A fall drive on the Flat Tops Scenic Byway or a trip to the Front Range will cost area drivers significantly less money this fall than they did last year.

Routt County signs off on second well bore at North Hayden

The new oil well bore at North Hayden will be drilled horizontally and hydraulically fracked.

Southwestern Energy's plans for second well at Dill Gulch include water pipeline from the Yampa River

Southwestern Energy planning coordinator Brian Bohm told Routt County Commissioners that, in terms of impact, the temporary pipeline to a new oil well is preferable to the many truck trips it would take to deliver the water.

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Northwest Colorado sees slow-down in oil, gas play

Between low oil and natural gas prices and an onslaught of new regulations for federal lands and minerals, the future of oil and gas development in Northwest Colorado is hanging in a precarious balance.

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Northwest Colorado reacts to Obama's Clean Power Plan

On Monday, Obama introduced the plan at a White House event, labeling it the nation’s “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”

Southwestern Energy plans second well on existing Dill Gulch pad and a new well to the north of U.S. 40

Southwestern energy, which acquired the mineral leases of Shell Oil here for $180 million in 2012, also has a pending permit application at the state level for a new well north of Hayden.