Items by Jim Spehar

"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.
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.