Shell Oil runs an experimental oil shale development site in remote northwest Colorado.
In Cheyenne Thursday, federal land managers are wrapping up their final public meeting on a proposed plan that is expected to map out the future of oil shale mining on public lands. The Bureau of Land Management is taking what it calls a “fresh look” at the energy resource in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, as the Obama Administration considers shelving a controversial Bush Administration plan that opened up nearly two million acres of land for potential leasing. The agency will now begin writing what’s expected to be another exhaustive study and that’s reopening an ages-old debate.
A bill to expand the state's bear hunting season initially cleared the State House along party lines with most Republicans supporting the measure. Proponents say it will help wildlife officials manage the bear population, opponents say it's not necessary.
Whether or not Loveland closes the deal on a multimillion-dollar aerospace and clean-energy park, Northern Colorado will be part of the coming expansion in research and technology advancement. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how that’s going happen.