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141 wild horses — a third of those captured from the Western Slope — died in country’s deadliest flu outbreak

A third of the wild horses captured from Western Slope rangeland last summer have died in the equine flu outbreak at their holding pens in Cañon City, though federal officials said Wednesday that the outbreak is winding down. Mustang deaths — which numbered more than 20 on the worst days of the outbreak — have […]

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Nearly 100 wild horses have died in less than a week as equine flu spreads at federal facility in Cañon City

Veterinarians say a highly contagious equine flu has killed 95 wild horses so far this week at federal Bureau of Land Management holding pens in Cañon City.  The mustangs captured from Colorado rangeland and hauled to the federal facility on state prison grounds have been dying at a rapid pace. Federal officials first announced the […]

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Where did the wild horses removed from Sand Wash Basin go? A Colorado state prison.

CAÑON CITY — Hundreds of horses, noses to the dusty ground, nibbled on alfalfa hay spread in thin rows across a wide pasture.   In one direction, the Wet Mountains jutted toward a bluebird sky. On the other, guard towers and tops of Colorado state penitentiary buildings, some encircled with loops of razor-tipped wire, loomed above […]

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U.S. Senate approves Tracy Stone-Manning to lead Bureau of Land Management over GOP opposition

By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided Senate late Thursday approved President Joe Biden’s choice to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, despite Republican complaints that she is an “eco-terrorist.″ Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s choice to lead the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, was approved, 50-45, on a party-line vote. […]

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Bureau of Land Management headquarters will head from Colorado back to Washington, Biden administration says

The Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters will move back to Washington, D.C., from Grand Junction, the Biden administration announced Friday in a decision that comes despite objections from Colorado Republicans and Democrats, including the state’s two U.S. senators and its governor. “The Bureau of Land Management is critical to the nation’s efforts to address the […]