BLM RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF LANDS UP FOR LEASE
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office has released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering 20 parcels in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in the Feb. 2013 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcels total 12,038 acres of federal mineral estate, with 47 percent being under BLM-managed lands and 53 percent under non-federal lands. BLM considered but deferred offering an additional 39 parcels totaling 51,100 acres because they were in preliminary priority Greater Sage-grouse habitat. These parcels were primarily in Moffat County. The EA, a list of the parcels and the attached stipulations are available online, by clicking here.
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT SCHEDULED FOR HAYDEN
The Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ and Hayden Police Department will hold a free family night August 24th at the church. There will be a potato bar & root beer floats. The night starts at 7:30. Those who show up will also be treated to an outdoor movie & popcorn beginning at dusk. You’re encouraged to dress representing your favorite football team.
AUGUST/LABOR DAY CRACKDOWN
If you drink and drive in Eagle County beware, the Gore Range DUI Task Force is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012. The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Gore Range DUI Task Force said its Officers, Troopers and Deputies will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.