U.S. Bureau of Land Management

A BLM and county parking solution for Sand Canyon?

A combined effort by Canyons of the Ancients Monument and Montezuma County could boost parking at the Sand Canyon trailhead from the current 20 spots to up to 60. There is a dire need for...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local master leasing plan never received final approval

A master leasing plan to further regulate oil and gas in Southwest Colorado has not been approved by the federal government, despite an announcement in December that it was, according to officials...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controversy burns over methane rule

In 2014, the Bureau of Land Management held its first meeting to discuss updating nearly 30-year-old regulations on the leaking of methane waste from more than 100,000 oil and gas wells on public...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. department likely to rescind plan for region’s oil and gas

A new directive by the U.S. Department of Interior jeopardizes a pending master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado that would scrutinize oil and gas development near Mesa Verde National Park. In...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County holds meeting on Sand Canyon parking

The Montezuma County commission will hold a neighborhood meeting on a plan to expand parking for the Sand Canyon trail on Nov. 6 at 1:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at the site of a new BLM...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM pulls plan to auction oil and gas lease near Shenandoah

A 40-acre tract on the southern border of the Shenandoah subdivision has been pulled from an oil and gas lease sale that is slated for March, according to a spokesman with the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New public roads trigger lawsuit against county

When Montezuma County commissioners approved public roads at a Summit Lake West subdivision for access to Bureau of Land Management land, it put an unfair maintenance burden on residents, according...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enviros and San Miguel County sue to protect sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shenandoah residents upset over potential gas and oil development

Residents in the Shenandoah subdivision say they are caught off guard after learning about the possible development of a gas and oil field next to several homes. They take issue with not being...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed Hovenweep drilling criticized for harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns planned for West Rim, Rabbit Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit plans to conduct several prescribed burns within the Tres Rios Field Office’s territory as early as this week. The...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County eases Summit Ridge road access to BLM land

Residents can now access a secluded piece of public land south of Summit Lake, but if they park along the road they might get a ticket. After two tense public hearings on the matter, Montezuma...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News