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David Bernhardt
David Bernhardt

Glenwood Springs is spending $1.2M in tax money on a public affairs campaign to fight a mine above town

The city is assembling a war chest to ward off an "existential crisis" stemming from a politically connected company, Rocky Mountain Resources, that wants to expand a limestone mine just above Glenwood Springs' famous hot springs

Environment

Interior Department proposes coveted water deal to ex-client of Secretary David Bernhardt

Bernhardt -- a Colorado native who used to work at a high-powered Denver lobbying firm -- served as a lobbyist for Westlands until 2016, the year before he joined Interior, initially as deputy secretary.

Environment

Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

Environment

Opinion: William Perry Pendley is exactly the opposite of who we need to lead the BLM

Opinion Columns

Electric-powered bikes are now allowed on BLM and National Park trails — and not everyone is happy about it

The new rule issued by Interior Secretary aims to ease management and clarify conflicting rules by allowing e-bikes access to all bike trails. But trailbuilding and wilderness groups lament the lack of public involvement in the decision.

Outdoors

Trump administration says moving BLM to the West will save money, improve decisions

Environmental groups, however, say it will make the bureau a less important part of President Donald Trump's administration.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Cory Gardner has failed to deliver on his promise to be “a new kind of Republican”

Opinion Columns

Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail

Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms

Environment

Bureau of Land Management more likely to relocate to Denver than Grand Junction, Polis says

Grand Junction has been pushing hard to secure the public land agency’s new home, which local leaders think could bring more than $30 million in annual economic impact

Politics and Government

Bureau of Land Management to decide on Western city — potentially one in Colorado — for its new headquarters by October

Officials said previously that Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah are in the running for the new bureau headquarters

News

Colorado wildlife officials are reluctant to OK gray wolf reintroduction. So advocates want voters to do it.

Colorado's Western Slope is a keystone to connect wolf populations from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say. But ranchers, hunters expected to fight back against their reintroduction.

Outdoors

Colorado native David Bernhardt confirmed as Interior secretary

Colorado's Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was a "yes" vote while his Democratic counterpart, Michael Bennet, was a "no"

Politics and Government

Opinion: David Bernhardt’s scrapping of sage grouse plans is wrong for Colorado and the West

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Westerners cannot afford 2 more years of “energy dominance” — our leaders must protect public lands

Opinion Columns

Opinion: David Bernhardt is not the Secretary of the Interior that Colorado needs

Opinion Columns

Interior boss David Bernhardt issues order aiming to protect public land access

The order could help boost Bernhardt's credentials among conservation groups ahead of a Senate confirmation hearing next week in which Democrats are likely to highlight his past work as an energy industry lobbyist

Environment

Opinion: Bernhardt’s Oil: Open for business to the highest bidder

Opinion Columns

Michael Bennet will oppose Colorado native David Bernhardt’s nomination as Interior secretary

The Colorado Democrat's decision represents a reversal from his prior vote to support Bernhardt for the agency's No. 2 post

Politics and Government

Colorado native David Bernhardt tapped by Trump to be Interior secretary

Bernhardt has been serving as the agency's acting head since the resignation of former Secretary Ryan Zinke who was facing ethics investigations

Politics and Government

The $44.2 million pitch: What Grand Junction is doing to land BLM’s headquarters — and what the chances are it will work

Grand Junction is not alone in seeking out the headquarters and faces some tough competition, perhaps even from within Colorado

Politics and Government
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