U.S. Bureau of Land Management

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Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on such things as archaeological resources and light...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County, BLM discuss public access south of Summit Lake

CORTEZ – The Tres Rios Office of the Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County are working to clarify issues of access to 1,200 acres of public lands south of Summit Lake. The land is hemmed...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas around Durango

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyons of the Ancients group, BLM partner on land projects

After nearly dissolving in February, the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance has found new life. On Wednesday, the friends group for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Congressmen: Canyons of the Ancients needs no changes

DENVER – Republican Congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner cleared up confusion over where they stand in regards to the protection of Canyons of Ancients National Monument Tuesday with a letter...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Public Lands Day: A great day to be outside, enjoy and get informed about a threat to public lands

Some Americans are not so lucky. They will never experience the majesty of the American West and the bounty and the beauty of its public lands. These lands and the waters that flow through them...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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7 western senators object to suspension of BLM councils

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s citizen advisory boards has drawn criticism from those who say the councils were one of the few ways to engage with...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton want BLM headquarters moved west

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like many departments and agencies within the executive branch, the Bureau of Land Management has its headquarters in Washington. But Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Heli-ski terrain expansion near Silverton approved

A controversial expansion of helicopter skiing terrain near Silverton was approved Wednesday by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announced in its Final Environmental Assessment that it...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to kick off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Paleontology rich area left out of Bears Ears for uranium mining

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah relieved uranium miners, but is upsetting paleontologists. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life