U.S. Bureau of Land Management

BLM, San Juan National Forest host recreation meetings

The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are hosting two public recreation meetings this month, including one about proposed Sage Hen and Rico Trails, and one on regional...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Logistics of relocating BLM headquarters raises questions

WASHINGTON – Convenient air travel, consultation with Native American tribes and moving staff were some of the many issues brought up this week at a hearing by the House Committee on Natural...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. Rep. DeGette defends values of wilderness bill

On a sunny mesa overlooking expansive green hills of the Weber and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Areas, Montezuma County officials tried to persuade U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, to drop...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

E-bikes tested on Phil’s World ATV trails

Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system at Phil’s World in July....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trees brought down in avalanches can be collected for free

After a winter that brought down an onslaught of avalanches, the Bureau of Land Management has come up with a unique way to get it all cleaned up: free firewood collection permits. “It’s a win-win...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Access to ruins-rich public land near Mesa Verde explored

Bear and deer wander among piñon-juniper forests of the Mesa Verde escarpment, where ancestral homes, plazas and kivas of the Native American Puebloan culture remain undisturbed. But what will...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Residents voice concern with King II coal expansion

Truck traffic, water quality and climate change were the predominant concerns for the handful of residents who attended a meeting this week about the possible expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters burn thousands of acres this year to reduce future wildfire risk

Fire is needed to thin out dense forests spanning hundreds of thousands of acres across Southwest Colorado, fire officials say, to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires that can take hold in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wilderness Study Areas frozen in time in Southwest Colorado

Wilderness Study Areas have been a hot topic lately – some politicians are trying to do away with them, while others are trying to protect them. But what exactly is a Wilderness Study Area? The...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Man who drove Jeep into Dolores River likely won’t be charged

A Dove Creek man who tried and failed to cross the Dolores River in a Jeep at high water last month will likely not face any charges or citations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Rodney...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner: BLM headquarters will move to Grand Junction

The Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday. “Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public can comment on proposed expansion of La Plata County coal mine

A coal mine in La Plata County is one step closer to expanding operations for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC Energy, which has operated the King II coal...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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