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Bennet vows to fight president on immigration, climate change

Sen. Michael Bennet vowed to fight federal cuts to health care and clean air and water protections during a packed town hall meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday morning. He also called for...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Land transfer battles rage on, county by county

Earlier this year, members of the sportsmen’s group Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership sent letters to commissioners in Montezuma County, Colorado, strongly criticizing them for supporting...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Federal lands ranching faces a half-century of decline

One of the prime drivers of the 45-year-old Sagebrush Rebellion, the movement to take control of public lands from the federal government, is the sense that rural Western ranchers are bullied by...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado public lands bill could become battleground

DENVER – A vote on a measure that would create a Public Lands Day in Colorado was delayed Wednesday, as the bill’s sponsor works to garner support. Senate Bill 21 was considered by a Senate...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Guv signs federal lands bill

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed a bill that aims at offering more of a voice to local jurisdictions when dealing with federal-land issues. The governor, who signed a pair of...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lines blur between state, federal public lands

DENVER – A Colorado Senate committee this week delayed voting on a public-lands bill after witnesses brought up a possible legal conundrum. Senate Bill 39 would allow Colorado to exercise authority...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lines blur between state, fed lands

DENVER - A Colorado Senate committee Monday delayed voting on a public-lands bill after witnesses brought up a possible legal conundrum. Senate Bill 39 would allow Colorado to exercise authority...

DATE: April 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

County joins Lands Council

This month, the Montezuma County commissioners voted to support the American Lands Council, whose mission is to transfer federal land to the states. They county agreed to pay dues of $1,000 per...

DATE: April 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Commissioners vote to back American Lands Council

This month, the Montezuma County commissioners voted to support the American Lands Council, whose mission is to transfer federal land to the states. They county agreed to pay dues of $1,000 per...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

County joins Lands Council

This month, the Montezuma County commissioners voted to support the American Lands Council, whose mission is to transfer federal land to the states. They county agreed to pay dues of $1,000 per...

DATE: March 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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‘This land is your land ...’

Thousands of acres of BLM land in Montezuma County are off-limits to the general public because they are hemmed in by private land. What will it take to improve access? And what would the impacts...

DATE: March 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Budget shortchanges Western states

The U.S. Congress finally passed a federal budget and on Wednesday it gained funding, but they left out a key component relied on by Western states. Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), which...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news