The oil and gas industry provides tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue to Colorado. It’s one of the most important industries in the state.
There has been much talk lately about its impact on the environment, and state lawmakers toughened regulations on the industry last session making public health and safety a top priority when considering new drilling permits. But what about the financial health of the industry?
Reporter Aldo Svaldi dives into the data to look at how debt is driving many of the largest producers’ decisions and how that situation could become more problematic if oil prices remain low.
— Donovan Henderson, Denver Post business editor
- 1 Drilling, dollars & debt: Colorado’s oil and gas industry is leveraged to the hilt. What does that mean for the future?
- 2 In a Colorado bellwether, stark divides on Trump and impeachment
- 3 Kelsey Berreth murder case: Mistress Krystal Lee Kenney takes stand in Patrick Frazee murder trial
- 4 Colorado Prop CC’s failure may lead to bigger TABOR fights in 2020
- 5 Denver’s South Broadway is going through big changes. Again.
- 6 15 years after pledge’s hazing death, relationship between CU and Boulder’s fraternities “nonexistent”
Drilling, dollars & debt: Colorado’s oil and gas industry is leveraged to the hilt. What does that mean for the future?
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In a Colorado bellwether, stark divides on Trump and impeachment
Across the country, it is places like Jefferson County — suburban, politically purple and ideologically moderate — that Republicans and Trump’s re-election campaign are counting on to be a roadblock to liberal incursions and impeachment, a seawall against threatening blue waves.
In more than a dozen conversations with residents in Jefferson County, Colorado’s political bellwether, over the past several weeks, themes emerged. Democrats tended to see the impeachment inquiry as the natural next step in holding a lawless president accountable. In the eyes of many, impeachment has been a long time coming. Read more from Justin Wingerter.
Kelsey Berreth murder case: Mistress Krystal Lee Kenney takes stand in Patrick Frazee murder trial
In the first full week of the Patrick Frazee trial, Krystal Lee Kenney took the stand to explain a complicated and dramatic relationship that led her to clean a bloody crime scene after her lover allegedly bludgeoned to death his fiancée, Kelsey Berreth. Read more from Elise Schmelzer, reporting from Cripple Creek.
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Colorado Prop CC’s failure may lead to bigger TABOR fights in 2020
Activists on both sides of the issue are gearing up for an even bigger fight next year after Prop CC failed in last week’s election. Backers of CC don’t intend to stand down after the loss. Already on their menu of options is going after a full repeal of TABOR, the nuclear option in Colorado politics.
Meanwhile, supporters of TABOR who fought off CC are considering switching to offense next year, potentially by running a ballot measure that would ask voters to bolster the 1992 constitutional amendment. Read more from Jon Murray.
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Denver’s South Broadway is going through big changes. Again.
The arrival of Voodoo Doughnut and other, more corporate food and beverage operators represent the latest phase in the evolution of a commercial strip that for decades was defined by dusty bookstores and funky, sometimes kinky boutiques.
Two major residential projects, within blocks of one another, promise to have the most lasting impact on the future of the street. Even business owners skeptical of other changes around the neighborhood see the bright side of more people calling South Broadway their home, Joe Rubino reports.
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15 years after pledge’s hazing death, relationship between CU and Boulder’s fraternities “nonexistent”
Fifteen years ago, the hazing death of University of Colorado freshman Gordie Bailey upended the school’s Greek system, forging a rift between the campus and Boulder’s fraternities and leaving diverging views on whether students are any safer, Elizabeth Hernandez reports.
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