Latest Colorado Western Slope Stories

2008-09-01 03:00:11

By Anonymous Roan Plateau lease sales set record The Roan Plateau lease sales netted $113.9 million, making it the highest grossing onshore oil and natural gas lease sale in Bureau of Land Management history in the lower 48 states. A total of 54,631 acres in 31 parcels were sold.

2008-08-15 09:00:39

By Todd Hartman The long-debated sale of 54,631 acres of natural gas leases on the Roan Plateau in western Colorado netted a continental U.S. record $114 million Thursday, but that figure came as a stunning disappointment to state and industry leaders.

2008-08-15 09:00:38

The anticipated boom from new energy leases on the Roan Plateau wasn't entirely a bust.

2008-08-15 09:00:38

By Burt Hubbard Democrats and Republicans alike agreed Thursday the state was shortchanged hundreds of millions of dollars on the Roan Plateau energy lease auction. But both sides point the finger at each other as the reason why. Gov. Bill Ritter and U.S. Sen.

2008-08-15 00:00:34

By Burt Hubbard Today's sale of gas leases on the Roan Plateau could generate hundreds of millions of dollars for new state funds for cash- strapped colleges and towns reeling from the West Slope drilling frenzy.

2008-08-03 13:47:16

Look into "deep time" sheds light on period considered analogous to today's climate.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

Gov. Bill Ritter's administration, along with thousands of others, submitted protests Wednesday to the Bureau of Land Management over a federal plan to open public land on the Roan Plateau near Rifle to natural gas extraction.

2008-07-22 09:00:40

By Ed Sealover State Senate Republicans vowed to try to cut gas prices Monday by easing restrictions on drilling near wildlife and by fighting efforts to slow exploration of the Roan Plateau. Gov.

2008-07-14 09:00:35

By Philip Johnson I am writing in response to the June 25 Rocky Mountain News article, "Changes in drilling rules irk industry."The article should have given, at the very least, the facts about what's at stake.

2008-06-15 09:00:11

Imagine - environmentalists and water users, as well as state and federal governments, actually agreeing on a compromise over the water flowing through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.