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Lawmakers battle oil and gas drilling setback bill from well-dug trenches

In this Friday, May 27, 2016, photograph, a pump jack works off state highway 119 near Firestone, Colo. Lawmakers battled over a partisan divide on a bill that would have encoded in statute a 1,000 foot setback from school property lines instead of school buildings as is currently the law. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
In Colorado, the rule is that oil and gas wells can be sited 1,000 feet from a school building. A bill that aimed to update that rule to measure the setback instead from the school property line drew crowds to the Capitol this month to testify in support of it and major drilling industry figures […]

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Greeley’s stink hits a 20-year low, and no one’s sure why

Thanks, Obama. Wait, are we still saying that? You could be in Greeley if you noticed the town’s famous stink hasn’t living up to its reputation. You could thank Trump, or you could just thank your lucky stars. Tyler Silvy of the Greeley Tribune reported over the weekend that the bad smell the cow town […]

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Taxpayer burden shows why Colorado Springs is fiscally conservative

Colorado Springs earns its fiscally conservative reputation, with the 15th lowest taxpayer burden among the country’s 50 most populous cities, according to a new report by the nonprofit Truth in Accounting (TIA). If every taxpayer had to pony up a share to cover the city’s debt, each tab would be $2,800, according to the report […]

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Denver community workers struggle with housing

Construction of affordable homes in Denver is the goal of two alternate City Council bills, one calling for property tax and impact fees and the other using surplus general fund monies, at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting. (Photo courtesy Habitat For Humanity Metro Denver)
Many of Denver’s community workers — teachers, patrol officers, janitors, licensed nurses and full-time retail associates — cannot afford to either rent or buy a home, according to a study released last week by the National Housing Conference. Commissioned by Housing Colorado, and a supplement to the NHC’s Paycheck to Paycheck Report, the study profiled […]

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