Commissioners protest applications for drilling in Boulder County

By Doug Storum BOULDER – Boulder County Commissioners on Monday filed two protests with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on the drilling and spacing unit applications submitted by 8 North LLC, a subsidiary of Extraction Oil and Gas LLC. 8 North filed the applications Sept. 11. They are the first step in the state process for drilling in a 1,280-acre area between Arapahoe and Baseline roads at the far eastern edge of the county along East County Line Road and a 2,720-acre area between Oxford and Quail roads also along East County Line Road.… Continue Reading...

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Whole Foods opening near Denver Union Station Nov. 15

By BizWest Staff DENVER – Whole Foods Market Inc. says it will open its location near Denver Union Station at 9 a.m. on Nov. 15. The 50,000-square foot “flagship” store is part of a new apartment complex at 1701 Wewatta St. The Denver Business Journal reports that It will be Whole Foods’ first downtown Denver store and the 21st in the state, the chain said. The store will employ 210 team members and bring 135 new jobs to the city. With the opening of the Wewatta Street store, the existing Whole Foods on Capitol Hill — at 900 E.… Continue Reading...

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Estes Park businesses still feel ‘13 flood’s pain

By Dallas Heltzell ESTES PARK — Nick Kane has weathered disaster before, but this one’s different. Kane is celebrating his 50th year in business as owner of Nicky’s Steakhouse, perched along Fall River Road northwest of downtown Estes Park. In July 1982, the Lawn Lake dam failure sent a wall of water down the river that severely damaged his restaurant and adjoining motel before covering downtown in a sea of mud. But Kane and the town quickly rebuilt. Recovery from the September 2013 deluge hasn’t been as quick. In the days after the flood, washouts closed U.S.… Continue Reading...

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