"Community Counts provides a valuable service to Garfield County citizens, namely, timely and effective access to energy operators when questions or concerns arise.

The Board of County Commissioners of Garfield County endorses your efforts to educate and provide a direct communication conduit for our citizens to the industry in a collaborative manner, which helps ensure a balanced approach to development of our energy resources."

John Martin, Chairman
Mike Samson, Commissioner
Tom Jankovsky, Commissioner

Gary Miller

Owner Miller's Dry Goods, Rifle

"Community Counts is so cool, so very unique.  It provides an organization based on the vision of its founders to provide direct communication between our residents and the energy producers.  Western Colorado is the envy of other energy impacted regions throughout the state!
Community Counts has made an impact on the realtionships between the energy companies, the land holder, the mineral rights holder, and the community.  Gee, they are all talking, even waving, to each other.  If anybody has a concern, shucks, just call the 800 number and they're on it.  What a wonderful concept....people talking to each other."

Larry Sweeney
President, State Conservation Board;Treasurer, Bookcliff Conservation District

"Two very important needs within conservation and agriculture are information and partnerships.  I find that whether I am working at State, watershed, or local levels, Community Counts is an organization I know I can turn to for information, and be assured that if they don't have an answer, they can turn to one of their many partners to get me the information in a timely fashion."

Sue Daley
Regional Developement Office
Colorado Mountain College Foundation

"Community Counts is a great way to let local contractors know about training programs that can help their employees become safer and more efficient in their jobs.  Colorado Mountain College is always happy to partner with organizations that can help us develop our career and technical education programs."

Chuck Hall

Community Counts Member & Battlement Mesa Residents

"I very much support Community Counts.  It's good for the community.  If you don't have something like Community Counts, people don't know who to call about what's going on (with the oil and gas industry) or who they can call to respond to their concerns. You can call Community Counts, report a concern and know they will respond quickly.  If someone has a problem with loud jake brakes on Battlement Parkway, Community Counts alerts their Operator and Contractor members, then collaborates with municipal and county staff to get electronic road signs up to remind truckers to plan ahead and slow down early to avoid unnecessary use of their jake brakes.  I have the Community Counts number in my phone and if I meet other people who have a concern, I give them the number and tell them to call."

Rian Wright

Good Neighbor Training Graduate & Worked in Field Services

"Community Counts is great. After working in the oil and gas fields for 14 years I have learned people don't know about the energy industry.  Community Counts has given residents an outlet for their concerns.  The Good Neighbor training taught us to know what our neighbors need. I learned it's important to be open and communicate with our neighbors.  When I first saw the response line signs posted along truck routes, I didn't know what it was about.  When you're working in the oil and gas field there are always people who oppose what you're doing.  The Good Neighbor training gave us the ability to know how to talk to those people.  Without an organization like Community Counts the oil and gas field would have a very rough road ahead of it."

Don Simpson

VP Business Development - URSA Operating Company LLC

"Ursa Resources Group has operated wells and facilities located in numerous states across the US, but has not had the pleasure of working with an organization as great as Community Counts, which is unparalleled in bridging the gap between the community and the oil and gas industry.  URSA is proud to be a member and will continue to support Community Counts in areas where it operates."


 Owners - H&K Trucking, LLC, Parachute, CO

As a company that has been in the oil and gas industry for ten years, we value the support and partnership that we gain from Community Counts.  With their help, our community feels that they have a voice and are being heard when there is a problem.  The communities' concerns are taken very seriously, and Community Counts will interact with the contractors working in the area to notify them of the issues that need to be addressed immediately.  We appreciate Community Counts and their services in helping us all to build a stronger economy.