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Can the push to take back federal lands succeed?

SALT LAKE CITY — A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions of acres of federal...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Darryl Glenn open to transfer of public lands to states

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn is open to transferring management of federal public lands to the states. Glenn told The Durango Herald that there is a misconception that such a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreation leaders join fight to control federal land

SALT LAKE CITY – Leaders of Utah’s roughly $6 billion outdoor recreation industry joined a conservation group Monday to launch a billboard campaign criticizing a push by state officials to take...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tension runs high on public lands bills

DENVER – Two public lands bills in the Colorado General Assembly on Monday both boiled down to ideological and party differences over federal management and regulations. The Democratic-controlled...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County seeks compromise for oil and gas at Phil’s World

Montezuma County wants to protect Phil’s World from excessive oil and gas development, and it wants to protect the county from excessive federal regulation.The county believes it has a simple...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmental groups encourage BLM to involve public in planning

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from environmental organizations expressed support during a conference call Thursday for a proposed Bureau of Land Management rule that would increase public involvement...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gardner crosses aisle on lands bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted against many of his Republican colleagues on a measure that would allow states to gain greater control of federal public lands during a Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Gardner crosses aisle on lands bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted against many of his Republican colleagues on a measure that would allow states to gain greater control of federal public lands during a Tuesday...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Access to BLM land is blocked

A swath of BLM land along the northern escarpment of Mesa Verde National Park is essentially off-limits to the public because it is bordered by private land. The area previously was accessible at...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Access to BLM land is blocked

A swath of BLM land along the northern escarpment of Mesa Verde National Park is essentially off-limits to the public because it is bordered by private land. The area previously was accessible at...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest travel management meeting July 24

The public is invited to attend the second in a series of three stakeholder workshops for the pre-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) phase of the Rico-West Dolores travel management process...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Canyons Alliance planning birthday party

The Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is planning to celebrate its first birthday on April 5. Held at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center from 3-6 p.m., the birthday bash features a lecture on...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living