Tag Archives: BLM

Fire Closes Highway Saturday

A wildfire closed Highway 13, 30 miles north of Craig for about an hour and a half Saturday afternoon. According to David Boyd of the BLM, firefighters were able to get the 280 Continue reading

Wildfire Burning Near Encampment

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District and the Encampment Fire Department are fighting a wildfire approximately 1 mile southeast of Encampment. The cause of the nearly 200 acre blaze is currently under Continue reading

Wyoming Bridge Closed For Repairs

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office has temporarily closed the Red Creek Lizzie Spring Bridge located near the Red Creek Ranch, on BLM Road 4415 approximately 40 miles south of Rock Springs.  This decision was Continue reading

Bill Looks To Streamline Sage-Grouse Habitat Protection

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects aimed at protecting or restoring sage-grouse and mule deer habitat in the west. Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the group of congressmen to introduce the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act. The rapid encroachment of Continue reading

Twentymile Coal Expansion Possible

As part of the Trump Administrations goal to create an all-of-the-above energy policy in the United States, the BLM is currently evaluating a Lease-by-Application for Peabody, at their Twentymile mine near Hayden and are looking for public input. The lease Continue reading

Open House To Talk Travel In Moffat County

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an open house in Craig Tuesday to discuss preliminary alternatives for managing roads and trails on BLM-administered lands in Moffat County.  The BLM is taking a comprehensive multi-year look at the roads and trails it manages in the area to address current and future needs. The open house gives the public Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Repairs Could Start Soon

Repairs to Swinging Bridge in Browns Park are expected to start fairly soon. The final plans for the bridge are being evaluated by the Federal Highway Administration and are expected to be approved by the end of the week. If that occurs, Moffat County could Continue reading

Comment On Proposed Wild Horse Gathering

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for the public to comment on the environmental assessment for proposed wild horse gathering in Southwest Wyoming. The BLM is looking to gather and remove horses from the Salt Wells Creek, Adobe Town and Great Divide Basin Herd Management areas, to bring the Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Growth Slows

The Peekaboo Fire’s growth slowed over the weekend, increasing 1000 acres between Friday and Monday morning. Crews were also able to boost containment of the 12,833 acre blaze from zero to 40%. Firefighters are looking to Continue reading

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Instituted

With multiple wildfires burning in Northwest Colorado, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been instituted for public lands managed by the BLM’s White River Field Office, as well as for the portions of the Routt National forest located in Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties. The restrictions will also affect a small portion of southern Moffat County, which is Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Now Over 11,000 Acres

The Peekaboo Fire increased again Friday, growing from 8,000 acres to an estimated 11,700 acres as of Friday night. Crews are looking to protect multiple ranch structures, Dinosaur National Monument and Continue reading

Wild Horse Adoption In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will host a wild horse adoption event tomorrow and Saturday. The adoption event will take place from 9 to 3 on both days. The wild horses from heard management areas in Nevada, ranging from yearlings to five year Continue reading