Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

Three Springs Fire Contained

WILDFIRECrews have contained the Three Springs Fire which was reported to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center Monday night around 7. The lightning caused wildland fire is on private land four Continue reading

Crews Battling Three Springs Fire

WILDFIREThe Three Springs Fire was reported to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center last night around 7 p.m.  The lightning caused wildland fire is on private land four miles north of Highway 40 Continue reading

Tipton Introduces Protection for Private Land Owners from Feds

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has introduced two pieces of legislation to protect private landowners from federal land management agency errors, and increase transparency in federal land exchanges and acquisitions.  In 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a resurvey of federal land in Mesa County. The BLM initiates resurveys Continue reading

Tipton and Gardner Urge Feds to Keep Hands off Vermillion Basin

RAY OWENS AND SALLY JEWELLToday, Congressmen Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) outlined concerns over the President’s use of the Antiquities Act to unilaterally designate large swaths lands in western states as national monuments, and warned Continue reading

Vernal Fire Consumes Three Structures

WILDFIREAuthorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained.  Utah fire officials say they continued putting a perimeter around Continue reading

Haze/Smoke Reported In Area Skies

BLMMany people are reporting smoke or haze in the area, and have expressed their concern that it may be from a nearby fire.  According to Lynn Barclay with the Bureau of Land Management, there are no wildfires of a significant size in Colorado that could put that volume of smoke in the air.  She stated what people are seeing is haze most likely coming from wildfires in Canada.

Committee Passes Fire Mitigation Cooperation Bill

FEMA-250The Senate Appropriations Committee included language in the Homeland Security appropriations bill yesterday instructing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to devise a strategy with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to better Continue reading

M.C. Commissioners Donate Property to Fuller Center

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners decided yesterday to give a piece of property with a home on it, to the Fuller Center for Housing.  The property was donated to them by a Wells Fargo Bank in Iowa, who acquired it when the owners failed to make their payments.  The commissioners heard presentations from Continue reading

BLM and Fish and Wildlife Presents One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that state and local involvement is a necessity as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) revises 11 resource management plans (RMP) in Colorado and Utah. The BLM proposal, which would impact 800,000 acres in the states, comes on the heels of a Continue reading

U.S.D.A. Accepting Applications for Biomass funding

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting applications this week from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to generate clean energy. The support comes through the Continue reading