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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

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

Help Review NW Colorado Trail Maps

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is looking for community assistance in reviewing its road and trail inventory maps for Northwest Colorado.  This summer, members of the BLM’s Little Snake Field Office, inventoried more than 1,300 miles of routes across the 370,000 acres of land that it manages between Maybell and Craig all Continue reading

Interior Department Continues Review Of Coal

coalplugPublic comments and transcripts from six public meetings concerning the Federal coal leasing program are now available online through the Bureau of Land Management.  Approximately 2,000 people attended meetings in 6 states including one held in Grand Junction in June.  The BLM is using input from the meetings and public comments to determine potential reforms for the Continue reading

BLM To Start Trapping Horses

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management will soon begin trapping wild horses from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area.  The BLM will be trapping and administering fertility control treatments to the heard beginning October 21st.  They also plan to remove up to 50 young horses from the herd and relocate them to the Great Escape Mustang Continue reading

New BLM District Manager

BLMThe BLM has hired a new district manager for Northwest Colorado. Andrew Archuleta, who is currently a field manager for the San Luis Valley in Colorado, will start his new position October 1st.  Archuleta has worked in his current position since 2011.  He also worked for the US Forest Service and Continue reading

Comment On Wild Horse Trapping Near Craig

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on their plan to trap horses in the Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles west of Craig. After trapping, the BLM plans to administer fertility treatments and remove up to 50 horses from the area. The basin management plan is to keep the wild horse population below 362, currently the Continue reading

Area Hunting Effected By Beaver Creek Fire

colorado parksDue to the ongoing Beaver Creek Fire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed much of  Game Management Unit 161 and surrounding areas in North Park to hunting through the fall seasons.  The 35,000 acre fire began burning beetle-killed trees in late June and will likely continue burning until the first snows move into the area. For the safety of Continue reading

Memorial Hospital Purchasing Land Near Walmart

The Memorial HospitalThe Memorial Hospital is purchasing 2 lots adjacent to highway 40 near the Walmart in Craig. Memorial Hospital representative Jennifer Riley says the board will reveal their plans for Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

Steamboat Youth Named One of Ten Corpsmembers of the Year

cycThe Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) honored its 2014 Corpsmembers of the Year yesterday at the annual Youth Corps Awards Ceremony, held at the Colorado State Capitol. Ben Andersen with the Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps was recognized, alongside nine other young people representing all corners of the state, for his outstanding Continue reading