Tag Archives: BLM

Vehicle of Person of Interest in Routt County Murder Found

coleLaw enforcement looking for Cole Pollard have found the vehicle he was last known to be driving near Trappers Lake. The 21-year old Pollard is a person of interest in the homicide investigation of 22 year old Patricia Redmond. Redmond’s body was found tied up in a home in Clark Monday night. Last night, the Routt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle fitting the description of the one Pollard was believed to be Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading

Blackwall Fire west of Meeker

fire season smallA Bureau of Land Management fire crew responded to the lightning caused Blackwall Fire yesterday afternoon. The one quarter acre fire is burning in pinyon-juniper trees on BLM land in the Black Mountain Wilderness Study Area 12 miles west of Meeker in Rio Blanco County. Current weather and fuel conditions are allowing the Blackwall Fire to be managed for benefits to the land. The fire crew will anchor off the north and west Continue reading

Meeting Tonight Will Focus on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bear’s Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting tonight to talk about the latest federal issues facing Moffat County. Those include the situation at ColoWyo Coal Mine and federal land management plans that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. ColoWyo is in the midst of an Continue reading

Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Federal Plans Draw Negative Response

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers and others are speaking out against the plans submitted by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Western Energy Alliance all issued statements regarding the plans yesterday Continue reading

BLM Disputes Numbers Quoted by Senators on Travel Plan

BLMThe BLM is disputing some numbers Colorado lawmakers used when speaking out against the new travel plan for Mesa County. A press release issued by senate republicans earlier this week said the plan had 60% of routes closing. Chris Joyner of the BLM says that’s not true. He says Continue reading

BLM Plan to Keep Sage Grouse Off ESL Expected Tomorrow

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management will release their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List tomorrow. The BLM has been working on the plan, and was supposed to be working with local and state agencies in coming up with that plan. However, those agencies have said the BLM had no interest in their input, and Continue reading

Bennet Signs on to Letter Urging Sage Grouse Conservation Funding

sage_grouse-300Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday was one of a group of senators who urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to include full funding for conservation of the Gunnison and Greater sage grouse. The senators wrote a letter to Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochoran explaining that funding for sage grouse Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Say Hickenlooper is in Their Corner

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The Moffat County Commissioners say they are confident Colorado’s governor will stick up for them when it comes to both Sage Grouse issues, and the federal ruling on ColoWyo Mine’s expansion. Commissioner Chuck Grobe yesterday said their meeting with Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday went well.  The Continue reading