BLM Youth Hike…

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Local youth helped the BLM install a permanent trail registry while on a hike with BLM staff on May 14. Youths participating in the project ranged from 9 to 11 years of age.

BLM sets fire restrictions in NW Colorado

RBC I Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit has announced that many Bureau of Land Management lands in Northwest Colorado have already entered into fire restrictions to lessen the chance of human-caused wildfires.

Fires now contained…

Helicopter pilot J.T. Theis of Vale, Ore., flies toward Meeker Airport, sliding between the moon and the horizon as he flies a helicopter owned by Hillcrest Aircraft Co. of Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday.

BLM holds youth hike

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management led local kids ages 9 to 11 from the East Rio Blanco Meeker Recreation Center on a service-oriented adventure May 14 to teach kids stewardship.

Public comment sought on horse roundup

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a preliminary environmental assessment concerning the partial gathering of wild horses on the Book Cliffs, north of Grand Junction.

BLM urged to be cautious with local habitat

RBC I Seven prominent hunting and fishing organizations have spoken loudly in support of responsible management of “some of the most valuable fish and wildlife habitat in the Rocky Mountain West.”

Letter to the Editor: BLM not living up to word on horses

Dear Editor: In response to the article in last week’s Herald Times titled “Court may rid Wyoming of wild horses,” the Douglas Creek and White River conservation districts would like to provide some basic factual information.

Additional trail proposal

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Jensen-Ute Park Trail would link two parks MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management and Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District are hosting a public meeting to discuss the second phase of the Jensen-Ute Park Connector Trail on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the ERBM District office, 101 Ute Rd. in […]

BLM to hold scoping meetings

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is hosting two public open house meetings this week to help identify issues to be addressed in the Roan Plateau Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Plans move ahead: Wild horses threaten agriculture, ranchers

Wild horses eat hay meant for Cripple Cowboy Cow Outfit cattle. Ranchers say the horses complicate their efforts to care for the land and earn a livelihood, especially in a drought year. White River field office manager Kent Walter said that the agency has conducted horse gathers in recent years and that landowners need to submit written notification of trespassing horses to the BLM.

RBC I Ranchers are drawing up allotment management plans with range management specialists after the Bureau of Land Management’s withdrawal last month of a proposed decision to reduce herd grazing on its land by at least 50 percent starting in June.

BLM makes decision

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management has signed a final decision to offer 3,157 acres of federal coal reserves in Rio Blanco and Moffat counties in a future competitive coal lease sale.

NW Colo.’s “deer factory”

RBC I As the comment period closes today on a plan that will determine the administration of more than 1.5 million acres of public lands in western Colorado, more than 500 hunters and anglers in the last week alone have requested a management approach that better conserves valuable big-game habitat while allowing some development of […]