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Confluence Energy President Mark Mathis, at his plant in Kremmling, is helping Oak Creek explore the possibilities of building a power plant that would be fueled by wood pellets.

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Oak Creek explores energy options

South Routt town could become first biomass-fueled municipality in nation

Oak Creek long has relied on local power sources to heat its homes. After a long history with coal, the town is turning its eyes toward biomass - Northwest Colorado's newest plentiful natural resource, thanks to the pine-beetle epidemic sweeping through forests across the American West.

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