Geothermal Energy

July 4, 2012--Geothermal study suggests far more extensive resources in area (Pagosa Springs Sun)

Like an artesian well percolating up from the Earth, momentum for harnessing the area’s geothermal resources has gained momentum during the past month.


January 14, 2012--Project to pour water into Oregon volcano to make power (USA Today)

Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise.


November 8, 2009--BLM considers geothermal leasing in Colorado (Grand Junction Sentinel)

For the first time in the state, the BLM was scheduled this month to offer to sell lease rights to develop geothermal energy. However, the agency has decided to postpone the action until its next quarterly oil and gas lease sale in February.


July 13, 2009--Wastewater treatment site getting makeover in Fort Collins (Fort Collins Coloradoan)

Fort Collins residents and businesses are paying for a $31 million renovation at the city's oldest wastewater treatment plant near Old Town, with the work intended to reduce odors and ultimately produce cl

October 22, 2008--Geothermal development planned for western public lands (Environmental News Service)

More than 190 million acres of federal land in 12 western states will be opened for development of geothermal energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today. 


September 2, 2008--Ouray explores muncipal use of geothermal energy (Telluride Watch)

For the first time in more than 25 years, the city of Ouray is exploring the possibility of harnessing power from its geothermal hot springs. Fossil fuels burning in furnaces on Main Street could be replaced with the clean energy stored in Ouray’s deep natural furnaces, say proponents of geothermal energy. 


July 29, 2008--Tangled waters - 5 PART SERIES (Pagosa Daily Post)

At their regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, July 1, the Pagosa Springs Town Council found themselves trying to untangle two big — and seemingly independent — water issues that have somehow become dependent upon one another as a result of ongoing negotiations with the Springs Resort. 


July 29, 2008--A bit of a stink about hot water - 5 PART SERIES (Pagosa Daily Post)

For thousands, perhaps millions of years, the Great Pagosa Hot Spring had been overflowing its banks and spilling mineral-rich, sulphur-smelling hot water across a large open meadow beside the San Juan River.


July 17, 2008--City of Aspen moving towards geothermal reality (Aspen Daily News)

City of Aspen officials have identified five spots in town where an exploratory geothermal well could be drilled.


July 1, 2008--Feds see little industrial development of geothermal in Ouray County (Telluride Watch)

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking to improve the effectiveness of geothermal leasing in the western U.S., but Ouray County, despite its well-known geothermal resources, is not considered a prime candidate for industrial-grade geothermal activity anytime soon. 


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