Longmont http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Court Invalidates Longmont Fracking Ban http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-court-invalidates-longmont-fracking-ban <p>A Boulder district court judge has ruled that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing is invalid.</p><p>The city had <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/coga-sues-longmont-over-fracking-ban">been sued</a> by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the state of Colorado's <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/state-oil-gas-agency-joins-suit-against-longmont-fracking-ban">Oil and Gas Conservation Commission</a> after it <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/fracking-ban-passes-longmont">passed</a> a measure banning the practice within city limits in November 2012</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:52:22 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59054 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Court Invalidates Longmont Fracking Ban Why Is There A Large Burning Flare At A Well Site? http://www.kunc.org/post/why-there-large-burning-flare-well-site <p>As the oil and gas boom in Northern Colorado brings more development closer to the urban core, sights that are common on the plains or in <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/much-north-dakotas-natural-gas-going-flames">rural development areas like North Dakota’s Bakken</a> may come as a surprise.</p><p>For example, a large pillar of fire burning at an oil and gas well site.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel & Grace Hood 57831 at http://www.kunc.org Why Is There A Large Burning Flare At A Well Site? While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same http://www.kunc.org/post/while-farm-life-changes-ffa-s-blue-jacket-stays-same <p>The blue corduroy jacket worn by high school students in FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, is an icon of rural life. To the average city dweller the jacket is a vestige of dwindling, isolated farm culture, as fewer and fewer young people grow up on farms. The numbers tell a different story. In spite of that demographic shift, a record number of kids are donning blue jackets.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54998 at http://www.kunc.org While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same Proposed Anti-Fracking Ballot Measure Causes Ripples, Raises Legal Questions http://www.kunc.org/post/proposed-anti-fracking-ballot-measure-causes-ripples-raises-legal-questions <p>Plans recently announced by Local Control Colorado to put a statewide issue on the November ballot is soliciting strong responses across the state.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:34:16 +0000 Grace Hood 54289 at http://www.kunc.org Proposed Anti-Fracking Ballot Measure Causes Ripples, Raises Legal Questions Historic Greeley Ruling Looms Large Over Colorado Fracking Challenges http://www.kunc.org/post/historic-greeley-ruling-looms-large-over-colorado-fracking-challenges <p>Local Control Colorado wants to place a <a href="http://kunc.org/post/group-calls-local-control-over-fracking-statewide-ballot">statewide initiative on the ballot</a> aimed at giving communities more tools to legally limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Their initiative seeks to revise Colorado oil and gas law that state and industry leaders confidently say is on their side.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 54246 at http://www.kunc.org Historic Greeley Ruling Looms Large Over Colorado Fracking Challenges