03/06/2011 08:15 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oil, Gas Companies Focusing On Eastern El Paso County

East of Colorado Springs, past a landfill, a motocross track, a shooting range and scattered farms, is Rob DeMasters' retirement nest egg.

A few years ago, he and his wife bought a five-acre parcel with a house large enough for their family to spread out, enjoy the view of Pikes Peak and revel in the quiet country living.

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