A well near Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.
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Measures seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing are on November ballots in four Colorado communities. Longmont voters banned fracking within city limits in 2012 and opponents in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins and Lafayette are hoping to follow in the city’s footsteps, regardless of the possible consequences.
Initiatives to ban or place moratoriums on fracking are up for a vote Nov. 5 in four Colorado cities. In campaign finance filings posted Tuesday, opponents of the bans and moratoriums have significantly outspent those in favor of ending the practice.
Hundreds of federal lab workers are fuloughed on the U.S. Department of Commerce Boulder Labs campus.
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Hundreds of Colorado federal lab workers including two Nobel Prize recipients are furloughed during the government shutdown. Other university and contract workers are shut out of federal buildings and labs.