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Routt County Road and Bridge Department Director Paul Draper walks past equipment with Brad Benton, a supervisor with GasFrac Energy Services, during a tour of an oil platform on Wolf Mountain.

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Report questions economic impact of oil drilling crews

A Yampa Valley Data Partners report released this month supports the notion that Northwest Colorado business owners shouldn’t expect drilling crews to inject significant revenues into their businesses.

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Quicksilver fracking without water on Wolf Mountain

Crews from Quicksilver Resources and the Canadian firm GasFrac Services were preparing the fourth and final phase Wednesday of fracking an oil well on a sagebrush-covered hillside overlooking Morgan Bottoms along the Yampa River east of Hayden. And no water was being used in the process.


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