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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.

Politics and Government

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

Energy

Opinion: Colorado’s farm-to-table capital is under threat from drilling

Opinion Columns

E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails

Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.

Outdoors

A Western Slope community wants to move beyond its coal legacy. The Trump Administration wants “energy dominance.”

The final BLM plan for managing multiple uses on federal land in the Uncompahgre Plateau unveiled earlier this month did not limit oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley.

Energy

Bureau of Land Management director to continue through April

William Perry Pendley will continue as acting director through May 5

Environment

“Locals only” coronavirus closures of Colorado public land may not be legal. But mountain communities say it’s needed for safety.

Colorado's mountain towns say it's not about banning outsiders. But "if you have yet to realize we are in unprecedented times, then you are either not paying attention or are a denier," San Juan County's sheriff says.

Coronavirus

Watchdog faults Bureau of Land Management for sending jobs to Colorado, the West

The transfers are part of the Trump administration’s decision to create a new national headquarters for the BLM in Grand Junction

Environment

Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Politics and Government

U.S. House approves largest Colorado wilderness bill in 40 years. But not everyone is happy.

Rep. Diana DeGette’s wilderness package would protect 660,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado, but its future looks bleak in the Senate and White House

Outdoors

BLM withdraws western Colorado land from oil and gas lease sale

The withdrawn land is located in Mesa, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

Energy

Top Bureau of Land Management employees face deadline on Grand Junction HQ move

The Bureau of Land Management’s planned headquarters relocation to Grand Junction will net the city 27 jobs

Politics and Government

Bureau of Land Management to give land to Colorado to settle debt dating back to 1876

Federal officials say the transfer would satisfy the debt it owed Colorado in 1876 under the Statehood Act.

News

Opinion: The Arkansas River is a vital lifeblood to our recreation economy. It needs protection.

Opinion Columns

Report: Sage-grouse recovery in Colorado, Utah to cost millions and take years

Colorado Parks and Wildlife estimates the bird's population at more than 3,000, primarily in Colorado's Gunnison Basin

Environment

BLM boss: Solving wild horse problem will take $5 billion, 15 years

William Perry Pendley says the agency adopted out more than 7,000 mustangs and burros captured last year — the most in 15 years

Environment

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Environment

Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction

With recent BLM win, Western Slope city hopes to land a piece of aerospace

Business

BLM signs lease for its headquarters in Grand Junction, stoking concern

The Bureau of Land Management has signed a lease agreement in Colorado to solidify relocation of its headquarters from the District of Columbia.

Politics and Government

Bureau of Land Management boss says his past support for public land sales is “irrelevant”

Acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley moved to disavow his longtime advocacy for federal land sales amid continued criticism over his appointment

Environment
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