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Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag was awarded attorney fees by the Colorado Court of Appeals after being sued by oil and gas company SG Interests for his comment on a Post Independent article. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Pete about his victory and anti-SLAPP legislation that went into effect on July 1st.

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Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag is wending his way through the state’s legal system after energy company SG Interests filed a SLAPP suit against him in February, 2017. He gave an update to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. SG Interests declined to comment on the case.

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A Federal court in Denver dismissed a legal challenge against the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 Thompson Divide lease cancellations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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The libel case filed by energy company SG Interests against North Fork activist Pete Kolbenschlag has been dismissed by a judge ruling that the comment made by Pete was “substantially true.” Pete maintains that this was a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, otherwise known as a “SLAPP suit.” KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with him to learn more…

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The BLM recently released a plan to open land upstream from Paonia for oil and gas drilling, a decision that many citizens feel threatens the new economy. For more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Madeleine Osberger about her recent article, "After BLM decision, Paonia at a crossroads," for Aspen Daily News.

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Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released its final Record of Decision on disputed oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest, which canceled 25 leases on the Thompson Divide. But, not all of the Thompson Divide is closed to drilling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.