U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Oil and gas drilling could ramp up in Southwest Colorado

The door has opened wider for oil and gas development in Southwest Colorado under the Trump administration. And the time frame for public comment and protest periods is expected to be shortened. A...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails closed for winter reopen around Durango

Popular trails around Durango closed to protect critical winter habitat for wildlife reopened Monday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM said trails in Grandview Ridge, Animas City...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans prescribed burns on Dolores Rim

The Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct several prescribed burns east of Dove Creek beginning at the end of March. The prescribed burns will take place along the rim of the Dolores River...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest, BLM remind public of electric bike rules

Reports that cyclists are illegally using e-bikes on the Phil’s World trail near Cortez is prompting the Bureau of Land Management to push awareness that the bikes are not allowed on trails meant...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trails at Phil’s World challenged on appeal

The Phil’s World trail expansion project east of Cortez is on hold pending an appeal made by local wildlife advocates. After four years of environmental and archaeological studies, the Tres Rios...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Illegal trail building a vexing problem for public land managers

People in Durango continue to build illegal trails, and it’s causing an issue for land managers, wildlife officials and trail advocates that can’t rein in the longstanding problem. “We’re not...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to host public scoping meetings for new monument plans in Utah

The Bureau of Land Management will host four public scoping meetings as part of the land-use planning for Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scoping...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner, Rep. Scott Tipton push bills to move BLM headquarters out West

Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton are ramping up their calls to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington, D.C., to the West. They’ve introduced similar legislation in...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravel pit expansion to affect trails south of Durango

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office approved C&J Gravel’s proposal to expand its gravel pit, according to a news release. The expansion will allow C&J Gravel to continue...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Push to move public land managers west wins new support

DENVER – From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears National Monument during testimony to Congress

During a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes blast member’s testimony against Bears Ears

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life