The Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. In 2017, the park used Land and Water Conservation Fund support to purchase 2,494 acres of land that allowed for better access to the park. The reauthorization of the fund moved out of committee and to the U.S. House floor on Thursday, only 17 days before it is set to expire, promising a vote that could keep the 64-year-old fund alive. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Congress works on fix after the Land Water Conservation Fund lapses

The program uses federal royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling to fund conservation and public recreation projects around the country

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El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment