Sun November 24, 2013
Oil and Gas

Post-Election, Oil And Gas Industry Steps Up Outreach

Governor Hickenlooper explains a new rule he's proposing to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Two of the companies behind the effort, Anadarko and Noble Energy have recently created a public education outreach organization on fracking.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Colorado’s Energy industry is continuing to make the case that hydraulic fracturing is safe and a critical part of the state’s economy.

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Tue November 19, 2013
Ethics Complaint

Ethics Complaint Against Hickenlooper Moves Forward

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 12:56 pm

State of Colorado

Colorado's Independent Ethics Commission is moving forward to review an ethics complaint against Governor John Hickenlooper. The Governor’s office blasted the claim saying it has no merit.

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Tue November 19, 2013
The Business of Film

As Hollywood Goes Digital, Colo. Hopes To Save Rural Theaters

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 12:18 pm

The Sands Theater in Brush got a $20,000 grant from the state, and will need to come up with an additional $30,000 to convert digitally.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Theater projectors are going where most of the dazzling special effects in summer blockbusters have gone: All digital. In 2014, Hollywood will no longer release movies on traditional film stock. Theaters must convert or be forced to close – including those in rural Colorado.

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Mon November 18, 2013
Oil and Gas

Hickenlooper Proposes New Oil And Gas Air Quality Regulations

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 3:15 pm

A drilling rig nestled in the greenspace between developments in Frederick, Colo., Aug. 2013.
Jim Hill KUNC

Calling them ‘groundbreaking,’ Governor John Hickenlooper proposed new statewide air quality rules for oil and gas drilling Monday. The rules aim to reduce air pollution from methane emissions.

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Wed November 6, 2013
2013 Election

Colorado Says Yes To Pot Taxes, No To Education Tax

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 6:35 am

Colorado Voters statewide spoke overwhelmingly on two tax initiatives. Recreational marijuana taxes passed, while the education tax was struck down.
Larimer County Sample Ballot

Colorado voters gave a mixed reaction Tuesday on a pair of statewide tax increases. Voters didn’t want to tax themselves to pay for education, but were overwhelmingly willing to tax recreational marijuana to help rebuild schools.

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