Most of us would agree, government is a large, powerful entity that needs proper oversight. We may disagree on many things, but public oversight of government is usually not one of them.
One of the most powerful tools people in our country have is the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.
NEPA requires federal agencies to...
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There is no question as to why the name Hermosa was given to the stream and landscape just north of Durango.
Whether you are looking north up the Animas Valley toward the red cliffs dotted with green ponderosa pines, along the trail in the narrows of the middle section where massive old-growth ponderosas mix with aspen, or in the meadows...
La Plata County commissioners are considering enacting a moratorium on shale-oil well development at their weekly meeting Tuesday.
It would give them time to review the county’s land-use code and make any revisions necessary to ensure the code is sufficient to deal with shale development. It is an important decision.
We live with conflicting messages about how to consider time. “Live for the moment” sounds great on Friday night, but as an investment plan, it has its shortcomings. On the other side, working for retirement until the day we die is clearly not the goal for most of us.
We know things based on a variety of circumstances. We know our friends from our accumulated interactions with them. We know language largely from listening to others speak. Much of what we know is similarly built on our personal experience.
La Plata County has had gas and oil development for many decades. As a result, there have been both beneficial and harmful effects.
Fracking is now a household term, albeit a very poorly understood one.
Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to promote the flow of fluid and gas to wells. It is even used in some water wells to increase the flow to the well.