Rangely, county, feds crack down on roadside dumping

RANGELY I A baby jumper frames a pile of rotting roof shingles. Discarded Christmas décor lies scattered among decaying air mattresses and long-dead branches. Office chairs and sofas jut from the clutter in awkward angles like some bizarre rendition of feng shui.

Round-ups key to healthy herds in Piceance region

RBC I Wild horses are thriving in western Colorado on a vast, 190,000-acre area known as the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area. It’s an area southwest of Meeker in Rio Blanco County where the Bureau of Land Management has been managing a herd of wild horses since 1971, when the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro […]

BLM hosting lease site field tours

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a public field meeting Sept. 7 to visit three parcels being considered in the White River Field Office for the May 2012, competitive oil and gas lease sale.

BLM extends deadlines

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management announced it is extending the deadline for submitting proposals from May 14 to June 7, for public-private partnerships to establish wild horse “ecosanctuaries” on private or other non-BLM managed land.

Project impact to be assessed

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration have issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the TransWest Express Transmission (TWE) project — a regional transmission system upgrade that will deliver 3,000 megawatts of clean energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest.

BLM names new Little Snake Field Manager

CRAIG I The Bureau of Land Management has named Wendy Reynolds as the new Field Manager for the Little Snake Field Office in northwestern Colorado. She will begin in mid-March.

Wild horse gather attracts international attention

MEEKER I This month’s gathering of wild horses by the BLM is drawing a lot of attention. Even from the international media. Two French journalists were in Meeker last week to cover the gathering and to interview Madeleine Pickens, wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, at the Blue Spruce Inn.