Natural resources

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife could seek new funding avenues

DENVER – Hikers, bikers, rafters and everyone else who enjoys Colorado’s wild areas and the animals that inhabit them may be asked in the future to put their money where their recreation is.House...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado governor opposes transfer of public lands

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar say a recently released Republican Party platform that promotes the transfer of federal public lands to states is bad for...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado stands at a crossroads for natural resources

DENVER – Colorado stands at a pivotal time for policies related to natural resources. Newly appointed Department of Natural Resources director Bob Randall is taking the helm at a time when...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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New methane rule has support in northern New Mexico

A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of the Interior to reduce the venting, leaking and flaring of methane and other natural gases from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands has...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Long recovery for bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep numbers in Southwest Colorado are stable, but the population isn’t growing. Catastrophic die-offs caused by respiratory illness in the 1990s and early 2000s decimated some herds and...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Long recovery for bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep numbers in Southwest Colorado are stable, but the population isn't growing. Catastrophic die-offs caused by respiratory illness in the 1990s and early 2000s decimated some herds and...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Long recovery for bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep numbers in Southwest Colorado are stable, but the population isn't growing. Catastrophic die-offs caused by respiratory illness in the 1990s and early 2000s decimated some herds and...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mining office will close

DENVER – A mining and safety field office in Durango is expected to close its doors June 30. The director of the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety – a branch of the Department of...

DATE: May 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal land management favors native fish

What happens on the Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir is always closely monitored by the Dolores Water Conservancy District board and its general manager. That’s because federal land management...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forest Service calls truce in spat over ski-area water

The U.S. Forest Service surrendered last week in a fight about water rights. The agency told Congress that it no longer plans to force ski areas to turn over their water rights as a condition for...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Sports

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Federal land plan favors native fish

What happens on the Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir is always closely monitored by the Dolores Water Conservancy District board and its general manager. That's because federal land management...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

New beetle killing ponderosa pine

A migrating bug is finding the pine trees and drier climate in Southwest Colorado more appetizing, a cause of concern for public land officials. The round mountain pine beetle has landed on a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News