Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM
Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan
Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management
Nada Culver will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former BLM director William Perry Pendley
Interior nominee Deb Haaland in the sights of lobbying campaign to keep BLM headquarters in Colorado
Deb Haaland, who is awaiting Senate confirmation to become Interior secretary, has criticized the decision by the Donald Trump administration to move the public lands agency headquarters to Grand Junction.
Only 41 Bureau of Land Management employees moved west. Nearly 300 left the agency instead of relocating.
Of the 328 positions slated to move out West when the move was announced, 287 headquarter employees chose to retire or found new employment
Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley
The state’s argument that Pendley, the BLM’s “acting director,” did not have the authority to approve anything mirrors a federal case in Montana that overturned three resource-management plans.
Bureau of Land Management approves 2 drilling projects on Colorado public lands
The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period
E-bike rules for BLM, Forest Service trails both thrill and rile backcountry users
As federal land managers consider opening trails to electric bicycles, conversations about new opportunities for access to public lands mixes with concerns about impacts to wildlife and traditional non-motorized travelers.
A bold plan to protect 30% of Colorado lands and waters by 2030
Conservation groups hope to corral lawmakers, land managers, tribes and private landowners in a mission to add 14 million acres to Colorado’s trove of 6 million protected acres.
William Perry Pendley says he’s still on the job as acting director of Bureau of Land Management
Pendley said he firmly disagreed with a court’s decision that he should be removed from BLM and has continued to fulfill his duties as assigned
Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third — and most fiery — debate
The two U.S. Senate candidates faced off hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state
Judge removes Trump’s public lands boss, William Perry Pendley, after governor sued
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate.
Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project
Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project
Drilling, mines and other projects hastened by Trump’s coronavirus order
Projects to be fast-tracked include the Lake Powell water pipeline in Utah; wind farms in New Mexico and off the Massachusetts coast; and mining projects in Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Alaska.
Drones dropping “Dragon Eggs” are Colorado’s latest aerial assault weapon for wildfires
Aerial ignition used to be done by helicopters. Now, drones are handling airborne firebombing -- and a lot more.
William Perry Pendley, acting head of Bureau of Land Management, hangs on despite nixed nomination
Colorado's Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner refused to say if he supported Pendley or not
Trump to withdraw William Perry Pendley’s nomination as Bureau of Land Management chief
The White House did not offer an explanation for the decision, which is not expected to become official until the Senate returns to session
“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity
Frisco is the first known mountain community to host a Black Lives Matter mural as many cities, including Denver and Washington, D.C., have done
Opinion: Denver residents refused to wear masks during 1918 pandemic. What have we learned?
Enforcement was an issue. Residents routinely refused to wear masks even when threatened with arrest and hefty fines. Soon Denver had the highest fatality rate in the nation.
Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus
The Boulder County Democrat says it’s time to “go big and be bold” with his sweeping 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act, which provides economic relief from coronavirus shutdown while investing in overlooked forest management, wildfire mitigation and civilian corps.
Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges, including in Colorado
In Colorado, a judge sided with conservation groups and said the Trump administration's review of 171 proposed natural gas wells didn’t look closely enough at the cumulative effect of drilling on climate change