FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, crew members with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., work on a drilling platform on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo., in the northeastern part of the state.... more 
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, crew members with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., work on a drilling platform on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo., in the northeastern part of the state. The state has endured a wide-ranging recession and a slow, uneven recovery. An oil and gas boom has brought new dollars and jobs to the northeast part of Colorado, but natural gas producers grapple with low prices on the Western Slope. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ed Andrieski, File
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