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Monday Aug 25 | Business Journal

Who wants to be on Colorado's new oil and gas task force?

U.S. Rep Jared Polis and Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Aug. 4 announcement that a blue-ribbon task force will study the issue of local control of oil and gas drilling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Monday Aug 25 | High Country News

Rural cops get militarized

La Plata County, Colorado, where I live, is a fairly peaceful place. The population is a little over 50,000, mostly spread out over a lot of territory, and easily fits within the rural category, with the possible exception of quasi-urban Durango, the biggest town by far with 17,000 people.

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Related Topix: Durango, CO

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cortez Journal News

Prairie dogs may be source of area plague

Since a woman in La Plata County tested positive for bubonic plague last week, San Juan Basin Health Department investigators have raced to identify the origin of her disease.The Health Department announced Thursday its team of investigators had discovered the likely source a burrow of prairie dogs in western La Plata County ridden with...

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Denver Post

Long list of applicants delays decision on oil and gas task force

Picking the task force charged by Gov. John Hickenlooper to make recommendations on new gas and oil regulations has been delayed by an outpouring of interest.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Durango, CO

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

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LA PLATA COUNTY, COLO - A human case of the Bubonic plague was confirmed in La Plata County, Colorado.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Cortez Journal News

New development proposed at old Helen's Store

The La Plata County Commissioners have approved a conceptual development plan CDP for commercial development of the Helen's Store property on County Road 240 at the turn-off to Lemon reservoir.The commissioners gave this first level of approval to the 4.9 acre proposal on Aug. 5. The applicants are Donald and Nicole Hutchins of 3669 CR...

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

KOB-TV New Mexico

La Plata County could expand rights for medicinal marijuana dispensaries

When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use at the beginning of the year, it allowed local governments to work out their own rules for sellers.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Denver Post

Bubonic plague confirmed in La Plata County woman

The woman was hospitalized Saturday before she was released to recover at home, Flannery O'Neil, a spokeswoman for the department, said Monday.

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Related Topix: Archuleta County, CO

The Commerce City Sentinel

Polis' local control signatures withdrawn, governor announces task force for land use

The ballot showdown over local control of oil and gas drilling that had been looming on Colorado's political horizon has been cancelled.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado Government, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Cortez Journal News

County Commissioners update floodplain regulations

The La Plata County Commissioners voted Tuesday to update county regulations for development in 100-year flood zones, so that properties in those zones are eligible for national flood insurance.This includes the residential area along Vallecito Creek, as well as the Pine River from Vallecito dam to the Ute Line just south of Bayfield.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood

Boulder Weekly

Citizens lash out at Polis

On Monday, U.S. Representative Jared Polis and Governor John Hickenlooper agreed to drop two ballot initiatives that would have given communities more control over fracking in their towns and would have required oil and gas wells to be set at least 2,000 feet away from occupied structures.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Boulder, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Greeley Tribune

Gov. Hickenlooper calls for oil, gas task force to reach compromise on conflicts

Colorado's governor and backers of initiatives seeking to limit oil and gas development in the states have announced a task force aimed to find a compromise on the issues and avoid a public vote.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

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