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

Opinion Columns

Trump administration says its decision to lift moratorium on coal sales from public lands won’t increase emissions

About 40% of coal burned in the U.S. comes from federal leases, primarily in Western states including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana and New Mexico

Energy

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 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

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

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

Opinion: When the sage-grouse deal is broken for special interests, we all lose

Opinion Columns

Interior Department sets July 1 goal for reorganization that could preempt Bureau of Land Management headquarters move to Colorado

The BLM is considering whether to move its headquarters West, potentially to Colorado

Environment

Opinion: The Interior Department is hurting Colorado’s air quality

A Colorado county commissioner says that the rollback of methane limits pollutes Colorado and ignores the will of voters

Opinion Columns

Clash over wild horses heats up as herds reach highest numbers in program history

Animosity between mustang lovers and the BLM is escalating after the agency increased horse gathers, made plans to spay mares and changed rules of sale

Environment

Interior Department says Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge public opening will be delayed, then quickly says it won’t

After a note from Jared Polis about plutonium testing, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke initially said the refuge opening would be delayed

Environment

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