U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirms move of BLM headquarters out West

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving ahead on relocating the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters to an undetermined location in the West, members of Colorado’s congressional...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire starts on BLM land south of Mancos

A small lightning-caused fire is burning in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area south of Mancos. The Hilltop Fire on Bureau of Land Management land started Thursday about 6:30 p.m. and has...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM announces manager for Southwest District

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to meet her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Challenge of Silverton Mountain’s heli-ski expansion denied

An Interior Department appeals board has denied San Juan Citizens Alliance’s challenge of Silverton Mountain’s helicopter skiing expansion, arguing the alliance has no legal standing to file such a...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM investigates illegal trail built in Turtle Lake area

An illegally cut trail through a historic cultural site will be reclaimed as federal agents continue to look for the people responsible. The Bureau of Land Management first received a report of an...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger prompts BLM to close public lands around Durango

The Bureau of Land Management has enacted Stage 3 fire restrictions in La Plata County, effectively closing some of the last open public lands around Durango in response to the extremely high fire...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seeks increased access to BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for additional trails and parking lots on public land in the Mancos area. Abut 50 residents attended a community meeting to view maps and get...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire southwest of Norwood almost contained

The Horse Park Fire between Dove Creek and Norwood is 90 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The fire started May 26...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire near Disappointment Valley grows to 1,500 acres

The Horse Park Fire northeast of Dove Creek has grown to 1,500 acres and is burning near the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd in an area that includes occupied Gunnison sage-grouse habitat. The...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild horses, burros can be adopted on the internet

The Bureau of Land Management has launched an “Online Corral” to begin the adoption process for wild horses and burros. The website connects people who would like to adopt the animals with an...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil’s World serves up new entree – the Poquito Burrito

Long-awaited new trail construction has begun at Phil’s World, despite a pending appeal of the project. The Tres Rios office of the Bureau of Land Management approved 22.5 miles of additional...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Conservation groups agree to stay sage grouse lawsuit

A coalition of conservation groups that sued to list the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered instead of threatened species has reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News