A well site flares at the corner of 20th St and 59th Ave. in Greeley, Colo., Aug 2013. Since the Voss v. Lundvall Bros., Inc. 1992 court decision, oil and gas exploration is a common sight in city limits.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC
Local Control Colorado wants to place a statewide initiative on the ballot 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.
Community members gather for a meeting to discuss the Northwest Area Mobility Study in Longmont.
Credit Nathan Heffel / KUNC
In 2004, voters hoped to relieve traffic clogged roadways in Northern Colorado by approving the Northwest Rail Line. Eagerly anticipated by the city of Longmont, it now appears the 41 mile stretch of rail is decades away. In the interim, the Northwest Area Mobility Study is exploring other options for traffic relief.
Outline of the S. Platte Alluvial Aquifers in Northeast Colorado Showing Division 1 Water Districts 2, 1, and 64.
Credit "HB12‐1278 Study of the South Platte River Alluvial Aquifer" / Colorado Water Institute
Colorado’s drought problems may have faded into recent memory. Heated debates over water have not. Along the South Platte, irrigation well owners are hoping a long-awaited study will help them gain more access to their water.