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Colorado oil and gas wells are constantly changing hands. Some risk becoming costly “orphans” along the way.

PARACHUTE – When it comes to oil and gas companies, Bob Arrington has seen them come and seen them go. Arrington has, in succession, wrangled with three different drillers all showing up at his Battlement Mesa doorstep. First there was Antero Resources, which sold out to Ursa Resources, which then went bankrupt with its assets […]

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Rural Colorado firefighter killed battling wildfire driven by high winds

A rural Colorado firefighter was killed when high winds suddenly shifted advancing flames as he battled a wildfire triggered by a combine in a corn field, authorities said. Larry Wyant, a volunteer firefighter with the Joes Fire Department, died Tuesday in southern Yuma County, KDVR-TV reported. Wyant and coworkers were heading to the funeral of another […]

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How southern Colorado is working to bridge the digital divide in schools

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado teachers, parents and students have been forced to adapt to periods of remote learning. Kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and offices have been converted into temporary classrooms as students try to absorb new material through small boxes on a computer screen. But some families have struggled to adapt more than others. […]

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The view from a hospital on Colorado’s Eastern Plains as it works to avoid being overrun by coronavirus

On any normal morning for the past three decades or so, the handful of doctors at Wray Community District Hospital would gather for about an hour to talk about the state of affairs at their small medical facility that serves a vast stretch of the plains spanning Colorado’s northeastern border. The conversation would normally sidetrack […]