U.S. Public Lands Office

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Public Lands: Spring is a great time to get outside and informed about a threat to public lands

Some Americans are not so lucky. They will never experience the majesty of the American West and the bounty and the beauty of its public lands. These lands and the waters that flow through them...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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The future of public lands and gateway communities

“Retaining the distinctively rural characteristics of Colorado’s gateway communities, and expanding visitation and recreation on surrounding public lands, are not mutually exclusive goals,” noted...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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BLM seeks input on roads, trails

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado Tres Rios Field Office is seeking the public’s help in reviewing its road and trail inventory in Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores, San Miguel and...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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