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A meeting in Silt Monday night to consider which western lands might be exploited for oil shale and tar sands was well attended. That's in line with previous steps in the process of drafting an Environmental Impact Statement to clear the way for commercial leasing. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason brings us this report from Silt.
Glenwood Springs has so far escaped the impacts of natural gas extraction that have changed the face of communities across the West. In fact, the city was recently named Most Fun Town in America and one of the top seven ski towns in the country by Rand McNally. But, the Thompson Divide Coalition says the prospect of natural gas exploration in the mountains south of town could spoil all the fun. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.