Grand Junction fights to keep BLM headquarters under Biden administration

President Joe Biden’s first day in office spurred to action a team of Mesa County “first responders” who are working to keep the federal Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango photographer one of last to view mysterious monolith in Utah

As mysteriously as it arrived, it was gone. A silver monolith was discovered Nov. 18 in the Utah desert, about 11 feet tall and apparently made of stainless steel, which has garnered national and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil’s World trail expansion complete

A 24-mile trail expansion project at Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez has been completed. Trail construction began in spring 2018, and the last few miles were completed this fall. There...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Acting BLM director remains in power, despite appointment nomination being withdrawn

William Perry Pendley remains acting director of the Bureau of Land Management more than a month after his nomination to officially lead the agency was withdrawn. Pendley was appointed to the role...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mountains take beating this summer from off-roading

With trips to the backcountry increasing this year, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic making the outdoors a popular destination, more people are illegally driving off-road, damaging fragile...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

White House withdraws nomination for Bureau of Land Management head

The Trump administration withdrew its nomination of William Perry Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management on Saturday after both Republican and Democratic senators said he would face tough...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM finalizes new wild horse management plan for Spring Creek Basin

The Bureau of Land Management has finalized a new plan for managing wild horses in Spring Creek Basin that builds upon current fertility control and bait-trapping practices. Although the plan...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM to host meetings about Chaco park plan

FARMINGTON – Four virtual open houses about the draft Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Management plan will be held this month, which will allow the affected communities to submit public comment....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

EPA settles with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burn restrictions remain in San Juan County, N.M.

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will lift fire restrictions Tuesday morning in New Mexico, but the San Juan County and Farmington fire departments announced Monday they would not...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Trump pick to lead BLM has complicated history with public lands

William Perry Pendley, the longtime president of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a conservative legal fund that has fought the federal government on a host of issues in the American West, is...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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