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Wyoming To Look At Gender Wage Gap

Wyoming lawmakers want to know why the state has the largest discrepancy in pay between woman and men. According to US Census Bureau data, Wyoming ranked 51st of all the states and Washington, D.C., in equality of men’s and women’s wages, with Continue reading

CO Unemployment Hits 15 Year Low

The unemployment level in Colorado fell .1% to 2.9% in January, reaching its lowest level since 2001, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is well below the national unemployment rate which sits at 4.8%. The report Continue reading

BLM NW Regional Meeting Tomorrow

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet tomorrow at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The meeting will run from eight to three with public comment scheduled from 10 to 2. They will be discussing pipeline permitting, cultural resource Continue reading

US House Looks To Give Land Control To Locals

The US House of representatives passed a resolution yesterday to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and use of nearly 250 million acres of public land, concentrated in western states, Continue reading

Scam Alert!

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of a scam taking place throughout the U.S. Scammers are calling people and asking “can you here me”, in effort to record the person on the other end of the line saying “Yes”. Scammers will then edit the recording and use it to authorize major purchases under the victims Continue reading

Recreation And Travel Plan For NW Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is still attempting to develop a travel management plan for recreation areas in Northwest Colorado. To allow the community to be involved with the development of the plan, the BLM will host public open house this month in Craig. The open house is intended to help the BLM determine key issues with travel and Continue reading

BLM Plans Sage-Grouse Projects In NW Colorado

Public comments are being accepted by the Bureau of Land Management regarding a plan that would streamline the approval of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat improvement projects in Northwest Continue reading

Potential Land Exchange In NW Colorado

BLM-entering-public-land-30Public comments are being accepted by the BLM with regard to a potential land exchange in Moffat and Rio Blanco County. The proposed Buffalo Horn Land Exchange would effect 19 parcels of isolated land encompassing 12 square miles. To give the Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

christmas-tree-outdoor-300For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt and White River National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat from the US Forrest Service office, or at the Rio Blanco County Clerks Office in Rangely. The BLM allows up to 3 Continue reading

No Guns For Pot Users

marijuana-and-weaponsIf you smoke marijuana, the feds don’t want you buying a gun. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is updating their Firearms Transaction form with a question that asks if you’re an “unlawful user” of marijuana. If you answer yes to this Continue reading

Oil & Gas Group Sues BLM Over Venting And Flaring Rule

oil-and-gas-industry-300A group, representing energy producers in the US, is suing the Bureau of Land Management over their new rule, regulating venting and flaring on oil and natural gas operations, occurring on federal or tribal lands. The suit, filed in a US District court in Wyoming, claims that the rule exceeds the BLM’s authority, creates duplicate regulations, and conflicts with requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency. The group argues that the authority to Continue reading

Comment On Rio Blanco County Wild Horse Projects

wild horsesThe BLM is looking for public comment to help guide two projects intended to benefit the wild horse population in the Piceance East Douglas Heard management area in Rio Blanco County. The BLM will reconstruct approximately a mile of fencing near Duck Creek in order to secure the Heard Management Area, preventing horses from leaving. The BLM is also looking to redevelop Corcoran Springs to ensure it can provide a Continue reading