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  • "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.

  • The Range Blog

    Booms, Busts, and B.S.

    Politicians pass the buck, and life in Western Colorado goes on.

  • A little regulation can be a very good thing

    Jim Spehar says proposed new regulations won’t harm western Colorado’s oil and gas industry and may do a lot to help the rest of the region’s economy survive the current boom.

  • 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

  • Black Sunday was a day to remember

    Jim Spehar watches the region boom again; only this time he hopes we’ve learned a few things since the oil shale bust of 25 years ago.

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