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

Bureau of Land Management officials say the outbreak is winding down after two and a half weeks

Environment

Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility weren’t vaccinated, BLM says 

National mustang advocates are demanding an investigation into the horses’ lack of vaccination. More than one-quarter of West Douglas herd has died.

Environment

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

Veterinarians have confirmed the previously mysterious illness is a fairly common equine influenza. Horses that are dying from the respiratory illness had lived near a wildfire.

Environment

67 wild horses die at federal facility in Cañon City from mysterious illness

The federal Bureau of Land Management says many of the horses are from the West Douglas range, in Rio Blanco County.

Environment

BLM will end free camping at western Colorado’s Rabbit Valley by next spring

With fragile desert terrain at risk, officials are replacing dispersed camping with formal campsites at the park that’s popular with the motorized vehicle community

Outdoors

Dispersed camping is out of control in Chaffee County. Officials are seeking solutions.

An explosion in visitors and degrading outdoor ethics are wrecking natural areas. But simply closing campsites won’t fix the problem, land managers say

Outdoors

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of public-lands ban

Long-awaited Interior Department report recommends hiking federal royalty rates for oil and gas drilling, which have not been raised for 100 years.

Energy

Biden administration says oil, gas sales damage climate — but won’t stop them on public lands in the West

The Interior Department says selling oil and gas leases on public land in the West could cost society billions in climate change impacts. But BLM says it is powerless to slow the damage.

Environment

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

Mustang advocates who wanted the horses to remain free now are frustrated by a lack of access to holding pens at the prison. One beloved horse was euthanized.

Environment

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

Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper voted in favor of Stone-Manning's nomination

Politics and Government

Polis administration pushing green agenda, but isn’t objecting to coal mine royalty cuts worth millions

Despite stated federal and state policy to phase out the dirty fossil fuel across the economy, all of Colorado’s coal mines got lucrative 2020 royalty breaks, costing local and national governments big money.

Environment

Opinion: BLM removes wild horses from range while ignoring humane solutions

Fertility control is the better way to slow herd growth

Opinion Columns

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

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said that Grand Junction will be the agency's western headquarters and that its presence in the city will grow

Politics and Government

BLM to remove 80% of wild mustang herd from Sand Wash Basin in Colorado’s second helicopter roundup of the summer

The federal Bureau of Land Management intends to remove 733 horses from the northwestern Colorado rangeland despite protest from Gov. Jared Polis and horse advocates.

Environment

Feinstein wants probe into how many wild horses end up in slaughterhouses as Western drought forces roundups

Horse advocates say a $1,000 cash payment for those who adopt the mustangs created an incentive for people to buy the horses and then illegally sell them for slaughter

News

A new gold mine may be built in southern Colorado. It would “wreak havoc,” environmentalists warn.

Zephyr Gold USA Ltd wants to develop the 312-acre Dawson Gold Mine on private land about 6 miles southwest of downtown Cañon City. The site is surrounded by a wilderness area and subdivision.

Environment

“We need to provide a path forward for clarity”: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits new Bureau of Land Management HQ in Grand Junction

Haaland said one of her first goals was to consider the well-being of the agency as she thinks about the future of its headquarters

Politics and Government

Interior secretary, speaking in Denver, stands by Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead Bureau of Land Management

Deb Haaland is in Colorado in large part to visit the BLM’s headquarters in Grand Junction as she decides whether to keep it there

Politics and Government

U.S. seeks to bolster firefighter ranks by boosting pay and benefits as wildfires increase

Officials at National Interagency Fire Center on Tuesday raised the national wildfire preparedness level to 4 on a 1-5 scale, the second earliest dating back to 1990.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Education has an ally in Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s pick to lead Bureau of Land Management

She is an experienced leader who understands that updating our nation’s oil and gas leasing practices is needed to support a brighter future for public education across America.

Opinion Columns
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