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).

BLM Youth Hike…


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.