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  • The need to remember Black Sunday

    As western Colorado begins to dance to the tune of a brand-new energy boom, it’s good to remember that the last one ended in a total bust

  • Boom! Boom!

    An energy boom of unprecedented proportions is transforming western Colorado towns like Rifle, which just recently recovered from the last big energy boom – and a catastrophic bust.

  • "We've seen this movie before"

    "We've seen this movie before"

    A longtime local remembers the havoc caused by Exxon’s failed attempt at oil shale production in western Colorado.

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