Public comment sought on area oil, gas lease EA

RBC I On Nov. 27, the Bureau of Land Management released for public review two environmental assessments evaluating potential parcels to offer in its June 12, 2014 oil and gas lease sale.

Group challenges BLM policy regarding drilling

TAOS, NEW MEXICO I On Monday a broad-based coalition of 45 local and national organizations called on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to make fully transparent the process where private interests nominate public lands for oil and gas drilling and fracking.

Christmas tree-cutting permits now available

RBC I Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands within designated areas of the White River Field Office are now on sale.

Meeting scheduled on area sage grouse issues

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management will host public meetings in Silt and Craig next week to discuss the Northwest Colorado Sage Grouse environmental impact statement (EIS) and to seek public comment on the plan. Public meetings will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: On Monday in Silt, […]

Reseeding planned in county

GRAND JUNCTION I (AP) The federal Bureau of Land Management is planning to reseed portions of areas where two wildfires burned this summer.

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Several hundred persons attended Saturday’s dedication of Sanderson Park in Meeker, where races, games, playground equipment and free food in the form of bratwursts, wraps, veggie burgers and other goodies were well utilized by those in attendance.

Dedication of Sanderson Park, variety of events on Saturday

RBC I The grand opening celebration for Sanderson Hills Park, located at 1091 Sanderson Dr., will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and the public is invited to attend the event.

Sanderson Hills Park dedication Sept. 21

MEEKER I The grand opening celebration for Sanderson Hills Park, located at 1091 Sanderson Dr., will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21, and the public is invited to attend the event. The grand opening will feature a DJ, inflatables and family-friendly games.

Sage grouse draft plans released; public comment sought on plan, DEIS

RBC I On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management and Routt National Forest released the Draft Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a 90-day public comment period.

Phase 2 of trails completed between Ute, Sanderson parks

The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that Phase 2 of the Jensen-Ute Park connection trail north of Meeker is complete.

Sites chosen for Rangely-area cleanup

This trash-filled ravine, located a quarter-mile east of Highway 139 outside of Rangely, is a priority target area for cleanup.

RANGELY I Local, county and federal officials met Monday to take steps toward cleaning and preventing illegal dump sites around Rangely.

Comment sought on high-power powerline

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is seeking public input on the TransWest Express Transmission Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).