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Soaring temperatures, gusty winds and dry lightning have contributed to a number of small wildfires across the region, and a new report says the San Juan Basin emitted the most methane per well in the country in 2014.


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An advisory committee to the Bureau of Land Management finished a day-long meeting Friday without making a decision on whether to recommend moving forward with a master leasing plan.


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The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will defer a planned oil and gas lease auction for some 2,000 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The agency says the three parcels were under evaluation for an October 16th auction but required NEPA and tribal consultation has not yet been concluded.

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A Colorado Supreme Court decision has resulted in the suspension of energy-impact assistance grants – funds that are relied on by communities large and small throughout the state.


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  • Commissioners hesitant to place tax burden on local workers
  • Want to allocate potential tax revenue for specific purpose


  • Montezuma County Commissioners reiterate their opposition to a Master Leasing Plan to further regulate oil and gas development on BLM lands, draft letter stating their position.


  • Cortez City Council takes first step toward formally supporting the creation of a master leasing plan for oil and gas development, and approves agreement with Empire Electric Association to begin hanging its telecommunications fiber.


  • Ambulance bay aesthetics prompts a lengthy debate Tuesday at the Cortez City Council meeting.
  • Announcement that the Bureau of Land Management had deferred three leases for oil and gas development near Chaco Canyon was premature.

  • For a third time, the Bureau of Land Management has deferred a controversial sale of three oil and gas lease parcels for fracking near Chaco Canyon.
  • Drought is the key factor driving an historic outbreak of spruce beetles in the San Juan Mountains.


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