Court: BLM violated law in horse roundup

WYOMING I Last week, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Chief Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal issued an order stating that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it conducted a massive “Checkerboard Roundup” last fall, during which 1,263 wild horses were permanently removed from the range in southwestern Wyoming.

Comments sought on soda plant expansion

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments on a proposed sodium bicarbonate plant expansion 37 miles southwest of Meeker.

BLM seeks local nominations to resource council

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Northwest Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. As published in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 45 days.

Two sides still divided on plans for gathering horses

These wild horses are part of the West Douglas herd, one of two wild herds in Rio Blanco County. After a recent meeting, it appears there is still no agreement on whether the horses should be herded and moved or the numbers reduced in the herds.

RBC I For many years, the issue of wild horse population management has been an emotional topic in Northwest Colorado. Many highly invested parties have strong feelings regarding proper herd size, management and possible round up of local wild horses, and their varied opinions often put them at odds with each other.

Letter to the Editor: Comments on wild horse gathering

Dear Editor: On the front page of the Feb. 5 Herald Times, I read a press release by the local BLM requesting comments on local wild horse gathers. Comments were to be submitted prior to Feb. 14 and cannot be kept private by the BLM. My comments will not make the short deadline and I […]

Shed hunters urged to keep motorized vehicles on roads

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM.

Comments sought on wild horse-gathering plans for local areas

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments concerning proposed gathers of excess wild horses in areas managed by the BLM White River Field Office.

Input sought on Meeker-area trails

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on analysis for a comprehensive non-motorized trail network near Meeker.

BLM nixes 17 of 19 leases on Roan Plateau

DENVER I As part of a landmark settlement agreement announced in November, the Bureau of Land Management last week canceled 17 of the 19 leases on top of the Roan Plateau near Rifle.

Rangely seeks new location for bio-waste disposal site

RANGELY I Following discussions about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Plan, a meeting Jan. 6 between the BLM, town and county officials turned to alternatives for Rangely’s former tree dump site.

Top hunting, fishing area opens to public along Yampa drainage

RBC I Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service have now completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek. The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens new public access to a prime stretch of trophy trout water and […]

Natural Soda seeks expansion

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments concerning a proposed sodium bicarbonate plant expansion 37 miles southwest of Meeker.