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David Bernhardt

As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

Wildlife managers in the West say wolves are being used to stoke political outrage in the same way Second Amendment gun rights were used in recent elections to raise fears Democrats would restrict firearms.

Environment

7 ways Joe Biden’s presidency may quickly affect Colorado

A $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus relief bill, environmental policies and Trump’s decision on where to locate U.S. Space Command are among the initiatives that could have big local impact

Politics and Government

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a Colorado native, latest Trump official to catch coronavirus

Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said David Bernhardt has no symptoms

Politics and Government

Opinion: Passage of landmark Great American Outdoors Act now looks like an election-year show

Opinion Columns

U.S. Forest Service approves protection of Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake, but big questions remain

Interior Sec. David Bernhardt’s order on Friday requires new provisions for Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations, further clouding the Great American Outdoors Act.

Outdoors

States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act

Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

Outdoors

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.

Outdoors

Opinion: William Pendley has no regard for the people or lands he is illegally serving

Opinion Columns

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

Environment

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.

Environment

Cory Gardner touts public lands but won’t say if he supports Trump’s pick to oversee them

Gardner’s avoidance of the question signals the political pressure he’s facing

Politics and Government

Opinion: Relocating the BLM headquarters has been an utter barn fire

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

Opinion: Oil and gas lease sales should be paused during the coronavirus crisis

Opinion Columns

Rocky Mountain National Park and others are open — with some changes — amid coronavirus

Parks are trying to keep up with ever-changing rules and recommendations from government officials who are urging people to avoid gathering in large groups but allowing them to get outside for fresh air and exercise.

Outdoors

Opinion: The Interior Department has turned its back on Rocky Mountain big game

Opinion Columns

Silverman: Let’s look at the Colorado lawyers at the center of the impeachment trial and Washington power

Opinion Columns

Newly discovered “Witches’ Pantry” cave above Glenwood Springs could further complicate mine expansion

The cave news comes as Rocky Mountain Resources CEO retires and the company reports monthly losses of $830,000 and cumulative losses of more than $35 million

Environment

BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs

Environment

Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

Outdoors
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