Longmont http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Regulators Drop Lawsuit Against Longmont Drilling Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-regulators-drop-lawsuit-against-longmont-drilling-rules <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is dropping a lawsuit it filed against the city of Longmont and its oil and gas regulations, it announced Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:19:48 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59368 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Regulators Drop Lawsuit Against Longmont Drilling Rules CenturyLink Gigabit One Of Many Efforts To Boost Colorado Broadband http://www.kunc.org/post/centurylink-gigabit-one-many-efforts-boost-colorado-broadband <p>Google Fiber, move over. With CenturyLink's Tuesday <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26275048/centurylink-turn-denver-into-gig-city-1-gigabit" target="_blank">announcement</a> that it would bring ultrafast broadband Internet to Denver, businesses and residents in the Mile High City will have the opportunity access the internet at speeds at up to 1 gigabit per second.</p><p>But Denver is not the only Colorado city with the option to go superfast online. From the rural to the Front Range, efforts to improve Internet access are spread across the state.</p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59353 at http://www.kunc.org CenturyLink Gigabit One Of Many Efforts To Boost Colorado Broadband Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-s-local-control-oil-and-gas-question-degrees <p>When the city of Longmont's fracking ban was <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-court-invalidates-longmont-fracking-ban">struck down</a> by a Boulder judge, it could have been seen as a setback for those seeking to assert local control over surging oil and gas development along Colorado's populous Front Range.</p><p>A longer view of the matter, though, shows that local communities all across the state have exerted control over oil and gas within their boundaries for decades.</p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59235 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees 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?