The growth spurt outside the Front Range can be credited to Pueblo and Grand Junction finally shrugging off the effects of the Great Recession.
"There's many opportunities to make this a better state, and I don't see how the Olympics fit into that," said former Gov. Dick Lamm.
The regulations set requirements for installing, testing and shutting down flowlines, which carry oil and gas from wells to nearby equipment.
Meanwhile, Colorado's population grew by 11 percent from 2009 to 2016, to 5.55 million residents.
The City Council's action does allow for oil and gas developers to continue work if their development was already approved.
How do you balance homeownership, mineral rights and local control?
“Boy, we’ve sent a lot of our kids to Colorado after they graduate,” said UNK’s Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment. “We’d like to start getting some of those high school kids from Colorado to come to Nebraska.”
The 14-page draft of new regulations says flow lines that are permanently taken out of service must be disconnected, drained and sealed at both ends, and any above-ground portion must be removed.
The proposal at issue would limit new residential building to 1 percent of existing units a year, or about 670 houses, townhomes or condos.
Four years after Colorado's costliest flood, a section of Left Hand Creek in Boulder County is still being re-engineered.