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Group Seeks Funding for Sage Grouse Planning

sage_grouse-300A coalition of northwest Colorado counties is seeking funding for a project to map greater sage grouse in the region. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is asking the state Department of Local Affairs for a $380,000 grant for the project. The group hopes to receive money that has been made available through a new state law aimed at improving Continue reading

Greater Sage Grouse Avoids Listing

sage_grouse-300Another win for northwest Colorado, as the Interior Department has found that the Greater Sage Grouse does NOT warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Obama Administration says the decision was made in light of the powerful conservation effort being administered by state and local land managers. A Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Rule Changes

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday approved rule and policy changes that significantly increase penalties for operators violating Commission regulations. The rule changes are designed to further deter violations and encourage prompt compliance. They include increasing maximum daily penalty Continue reading