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BLM to Remove Wild Horses From West Douglas Area

wild horsesThe BLM plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in September. They’ll gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations. The idea is to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations by preventing overcrowding. When wild horse herds grow at levels that are Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Trail Work Around Meeker

BLMVolunteers are needed August 1st to help expand the hiking and biking trail system around Meeker. Volunteers will join the BLM, Colorado Mountain Club and Conservation Colorado in constructing about a half-mile of the new East Ridge Trail. The section traverses a scenic ridge above Meeker Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

More Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREThunder storms Wednesday afternoon ignited another round of wildland fires on BLM land. Of the six in Rio Blanco County, scattered west of Meeker, four were contained at one tenth acre Wednesday evening. Fire personnel were unable to access the other two reported fires because of weather and road conditions. An individual Continue reading

Interior Department Sets Meetings to Discuss Coal

coalU.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced yesterday that the BLM will host a series of listening sessions on the federal coal program. The discussions will seek information from the public about how the BLM can best Continue reading

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