RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a highly unusual move in a legal battle over a Nevada geothermal power plant and an endangered toad, the project’s developer is now asking a judge to allow it to scale back by 80% the original plan U.S.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed five wild horses in eastern Nevada late last year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Monday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials have withdrawn parcels of public land near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana from future mining to protect a reclamation area where more than $80 million has been spent to clean up past mining contamination.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Advocates for wild horses are accusing federal land managers of illegally approving plans for the largest U.S. holding facility for thousands of mustangs captured on public rangeland in 10 Western states.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal authorities have moved up an operation to remove hundreds of wild horses from western Colorado from September to this week, citing poor rangeland conditions that threaten the health of many in the herd.
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — An equine influenza virus is the likely cause of a respiratory disease outbreak that has killed about 100 wild horses at a federal holding facility in southern Colorado.
Bureau of Land Management officials say two leading veterinary diagnostic labs identified the virus in nasal swabs and lung tissue from several horses at the agency's Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Canon City, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Denver.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon man was sentenced Tuesday for shooting at a Bureau of Land Management employee while the employee was taking photos of a campsite the man was occupying, officials said.
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — An outbreak of an undetermined and highly contagious disease has killed dozens of wild horses at a federal holding facility in southern Colorado.
Bureau of Land Management officials say 67 horses have died since the outbreak began Saturday at the agency's holding pen in Canon City, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Denver.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management says one suspect who was killed and two others who were shot by a federal ranger near Las Vegas last week were in a vehicle that was driving at a high rate of speed toward another ranger on foot.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One person was killed and two injured in a shooting involving a Bureau of Land Management ranger near the entrance to Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The ranger was not injured in the shooting Thursday afternoon.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico nonprofit wilderness group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever was responsible for spray-painted graffiti and other damage to petroglyphs dating back thousands of years at a site west of Santa Fe.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating spray-painted graffiti and other damage to petroglyphs dating back thousands of years at a site west of Santa Fe.
The damage to La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs likely occurred Jan.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze are two of the first four board members of a new nonprofit foundation created to help leverage public and private funds to conserve, protect and restore land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The number of vacant Bureau of Land Management headquarters positions more than doubled as the agency moved those jobs to Grand Junction and other locations in the West, before declining somewhat but not to the prior level, a new Government Accountability Office report has found.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — After more than 30 years, Durango Trails has evolved from a small group of community members with a passion for mountain biking into the caretakers of a world-class trail system with more than 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes from downtown Durango.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada rancher suing to block construction of the largest lithium mine in the U.S. says the government’s environmental assessment of the project relies on a baseline set by a consultant for the mining company with a conflict of interest that trivializes potential harm to water resources and wildlife near the Oregon line.
DENVER (AP) — A group of horse trailers pulls up to a trailhead outside of Carbondale. The doors open and more than 800 goats jump out onto the gravel parking lot. The goats head straight for the closest grassy hill and immediately start chomping away at the ground.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado, reversing a decision by former President Donald Trump's administration to move the agency closer to the region it serves.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — federal judge has denied tribal leaders’ bid to temporarily block digging for an archaeological study required before construction can begin for a Nevada lithium mine on what they say is sacred land where their ancestors were massacred more than century ago.
DENVER (AP) — The federal government is launching an emergency roundup of more than 780 wild horses in a drought-stricken area of Colorado despite a last-minute appeal by Gov. Jared Polis to pause the operation so that what he called more humane options to control the size of the herd can be considered.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed energy project in south-central Idaho would more than double the amount of wind energy produced in the state, and U.S. officials said Thursday that they are taking comments on the plan.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland paid her first visit Friday to the new Colorado headquarters of her department's Bureau of Land Management after its relocation from the nation's capital by the Trump administration sparked criticism that the move was intended to gut the agency that oversees vast tracts of public lands in the West.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has halted plans for oil and gas drilling on vast areas of Wyoming and Montana, citing concerns about a sagebrush-dwelling bird.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management didn't adequately consider how the drilling would affect the greater sage grouse, nor an option to defer drilling in the bird's prime habitat, Idaho U.S.
From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
May 25, 1969: Col. Robert S. Scott (USA Ret.) will be keynote speaker during dedication ceremonies this afternoon for the Nava Elementary School on Siringo Road.
From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
Feb. 26, 1919: Employment Office In Santa Fe Has Secured 1,200 Men And Women Jobs
Santa Fe, Taos, Rio Arriba and San Juan Counties Included; Office Over Paris Theater.
BULLHEAD CITY — Three burros were killed early Wednesday when struck by a motorist on the Bullhead Parkway.
According to reports from the Bullhead City Police Department, the accident took place around 2 a.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has halted the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to remove the ovaries of wild horses to stop them from propagating in Oregon.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the horses from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area cannot be sterilized with the procedure until the outcome of a court case brought by animal rights groups.
KINGMAN — In August, thieves managed to rip the fee tube out of the ground at Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Cow Springs Campground.
“They stole directly from everyone who uses Wild Cow Springs Campground,” said Carrie Wostal, BLM Colorado River District law enforcement ranger.
A national environmental group has set it sights on blocking a 220-square-mile gas field southwest of Pinedale by alleging violations of the Clean Air Act.
The project in the crosshairs is the Normally Pressured Lance gas field, a 3,500-well Jonah Energy development approved last month by the Bureau of Land Management after a seven-year environmental review.
The Bureau of Land Management started three “emergency gathers” of wild burros Friday along the Coloardo River. The gathers, which started in Bullhead City Friday and will continue next week in Cibola and the Parker Strip, come after recent community discussions about a string of incidents involving burros.
The Bureau of Land Management said Monday that five recent wildfires in Eastern Idaho were ignited by shooters illegally using exploding targets.
According to a news release from the federal agency, BLM officials have issued misdemeanors to those who are responsible for the blazes and will pursue recovery of fire suppression costs.
TAOS — A Northern New Mexico citizens advisory group for the Bureau of Land Management that’s tasked with taking public concerns to the agency met this week for the second time in 2018 without a quorum because the nominations process remains stalled.
BULLHEAD CITY — The Bureau of Land Management has begun an effort to gather about 60 wild burros near Bullhead City.
According to a news release from the BLM and the U.S. Department of the Interior, the three-week gather comes after discussions and concerns brought by private landowners and community leaders following a string of incidents involving wild burros.
A news release sent out by the Bureau of Land Management last week sparked a wildfire of internet discussion of litter at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.
The news release quoted a BLM employee who had recently visited the sand dunes to prepare it for the spring recreation season, only to discover thousands of metal nails sticking out of the sand, leftover from illegal wood pallet burns.
While burros have endeared themselves to Oatman and its visitors, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has voiced concerns in recent years about rising burro populations throughout the Southwest.
According to BLM spokeswoman Dolores Garcia, burro populations need to be contained in order to ensure not only the health of such populations, but also the health of grazing lands throughout the Southwest.
The New Year’s Eve shooting death of a young burro has ignited a firestorm on social media.
According to Needles resident Eileen Sparks, the burro was found by motorists inside the town of Oatman, the victim of a gunshot.
The new trailhead at the west entrance of the North Bank Habitat Management Area is now open to the public.
The Bureau of Land Management Roseburg District led the construction of the facility, which started in mid-May.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, citing fire risk, said Thursday it has closed to the public its land in the San Pedro Mountains in southern Santa Fe County.
The closure order is to remain in effect until July 29 or until the area receives significant moisture, the BLM said.
Most low elevation campgrounds will be open this Memorial Day weekend, the informal start of Wyoming’s camping season.
All Wyoming State Park campgrounds will be open except a small section at Sandy Beach at Glendo Reservoir, said Gary Schoene, a public information officer with the park.
As the Bureau of Land Management’s recently adopted rule to limit natural gas waste from the oil and gas industry hangs in limbo, it is imperative that our U.S. senators stand up for their constituents and oppose the use of the Congressional Review Act to kill the rule.
POCATELLO — Pocatello already has multiple trail systems, including City Creek on the westside and Blackrock/Chinese Peak to the south.
But if a proposal by a local group of trail users goes through, Pocatello might soon have another system east of the Highland neighborhood.
Grazed and farmed federal land in north-central Montana proposed to be restored to native shortgrass prairie is being considered by the Bureau of Land Management for transfer to the state of Montana.
President Donald Trump’s executive order to review the designation of dozens of national monuments could scuttle a land swap proposal with New Mexico intended to generate much needed revenue for public education, the state’s land commissioner warned Wednesday.
LAUGHLIN — Comments on the Bureau of Land Management’s Area of Critical Environmental Concern management plan ranged from questions related to economics to protecting cultural aspects and wildlife, the desert tortoise in particular.
Last year, the Bureau of Land Management initiated rules to reduce the amount of methane flared, vented, or leaked at oil and gas operations — good news for people in oil country. Flaring, venting and leaking are not only shortsighted practices wasting a valuable resource, but they also are a threat to our health and the environment.
The governor’s support of repealing the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule would threaten valuable New Mexico jobs (“Gov. urges repeal of federal methane waste rule,” Feb. 2). Oil and gas companies wasting methane isn’t just bad for the climate and our health, it’s also a huge economic inefficiency.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story Oct. 25 about jury deliberations in the trial of Ammon Bundy and others involved in the occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the refuge is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday challenged federal land managers over the approval of dozens of oil and gas drilling permits in northwestern New Mexico.
The groups filed their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S.