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Montezuma County, BLM may team up for Sand Canyon solution

A combined effort by Canyons of the Ancients Monument and Montezuma County could boost parking at the Sand Canyon trailhead from the current 20 spots to up to 60. There is a dire need for...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM’s methane rule draws supporters in Durango

Nearly 100 people gathered at Durango’s Buckley Park on Monday to show support for a new rule aimed at reducing the wasteful leaking of methane at oil and gas sites, which faces revocation under...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Department of Interior likely to rescind plan for region’s oil, gas

A new directive by the U.S. Department of Interior jeopardizes a pending master-leasing plan in Southwest Colorado that would scrutinize oil and gas development near Mesa Verde National Park. In...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Controversy burns over methane rule

In 2014, the Bureau of Land Management held its first meeting to discuss updating nearly 30-year-old regulations on the leaking of methane waste from more than 100,000 oil and gas wells on public...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trails 2000 starts work on 2 new trails

Volunteers with Trails 2000 worked to build the long-awaited connection between Sugar and Skyline trails this week on Raider Ridge. The trail construction follows an environmental analysis passed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County to hold meeting to discuss Sand Canyon parking

The Montezuma County commission will hold a neighborhood meeting on a plan to expand parking for the Sand Canyon trail at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 6. The meeting will be held at the site of a new Bureau of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public access to land near Summit Lake in Montezuma County hits snag

Access to public lands south of Summit Lake in Montezuma County could be blocked by a 2-foot-wide strip of private land, officials have learned. The Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New public roads trigger lawsuit against Montezuma County

When Montezuma County commissioners approved public roads at a Summit Lake West subdivision for access to Bureau of Land Management land, it put an unfair maintenance burden on residents, according...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM pulls plan to auction oil and gas lease near Shenandoah

A 40-acre tract on the southern border of the Shenandoah subdivision has been pulled from an oil and gas lease sale that is slated for March, according to a spokesman with the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed drilling near Hovenweep criticized for potential harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Shenandoah residents upset over potential gas and oil development

Residents in the Shenandoah subdivision say they are caught off guard after learning about the possible development of a gas and oil field next to several homes. They take issue with not being...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News