Local woman testifies before U.S. House on wild horse, burro problem

Callie Hendrickson

RBC I The National Association of Conservation Districts made the voice of conservation heard at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing June 22 on the issue of wild horse and burro overpopulation on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.

Conservation districts push horse gather

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts provided public comment at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board in Redmond, Ore., on April 13-14.

Conservation districts launch horse, burro info

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts joined with the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (Coalition) to launch a public information and education campaign to provide insights to the general public of the challenges excess wild horses and burros pose to Western rangelands.

Letter to the Editor: Conservation districts join to promote wise use of resources, gathers

Dear Editor: The Douglas Creek and White River conservation districts’ purpose is to promote the wise use of natural resources within our county and in general. The districts announce the development of a natural resource informational campaign.

Letter to the Editor: Wild horse gather a tragedy

Dear Editor: I did not respond to the newspaper articles that were written before or during the roundup. I did not see a need to respond to name calling. It serves no purpose. This is about principles, not personalities. My goal is to document the events at the roundup. A wild horse tragedy on West […]

Letter to the Editor: Conservation districts thank BLM for horse gather

Dear Editor: The wild horse gather in the West Douglas Herd Area, despite an attempt through a lawsuit to stop the gather, was completed between Sept. 16 and Sept. 24.

West Douglas horse gather should conclude this week

RBC I On Monday afternoon, the Bureau of Land Management finished up day six of the wild horse gather in the West Douglas Herd Area. With a total of 141 horses rounded up, the federal BLM will continue the gather into the week, as they plan to gather up to 167 of the 365 horses […]

Lawsuit filed to halt scheduled wild horse roundup in county

RBC I Late Friday, a lawsuit was filed in federal court by The Cloud Foundation (TCF), Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF), The Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition (CWHBC), Dr. Don Moore and Toni Moore of Fruita, Colo., and Barb Flores of Greeley, Colo., to block the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed roundups of horses […]

One Person’s Opinion: It is vital horse gather takes place

Jennifer Hill

RBC I As the date for the Bureau of Land Management’s planned round-up of up to 167 wild horses in West Douglas herd area quickly approaches, so does the likelihood that one of the various wild horse advocacy groups will file suit to prevent the gather.

Early season hunters warned of horse roundups in western RBC

RBC I Muzzleloader and archery hunters heading to Game Management Unit 21, located south of Rangely and west of Highway 139, are advised that the Bureau of Land Management will conduct excess horse gather operations in the area beginning Sept. 14, coinciding with the start of the early hunting seasons.

BLM to gather wild horses in local region

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in Northwest Colorado as early as September.

Cloud Foundation blasts BLM plan to sterilize West’s wild horses

RBC I “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement of plans for managing wild horses on public lands is not only disturbing but highlights their commitment to managing wild horses to extinction,” stated Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation (TCF).