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Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Alkali Fire Grows To 20,000 Acres Near Craig

The Alkali Fire in northwestern Colorado grew to 20,000 acres overnight amid 90-degree heat and erratic winds.

07/24/2014

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BLM Seeks Oil-Gas Well Fee To Hire More Inspectors

A proposed fee on oil and gas wells on federal land would allow the Bureau of Land Management to hire more than 60 inspectors, the agency said Thursday.

07/17/2014

The Eightmile Fire near Canon City (credit: CBS)

Pre-Evacuation Orders Lifted Near Eightmile Fire

Firefighters feel confident about the progress they’re making containing a fire on about 500 rugged acres near Canon City.

07/01/2014

The Eightmile Fire near Canon City (credit: CBS)

Eightmile Fire Near Canon City Now 40 Percent Contained

A lightning-sparked wildfire near Canon City that has so far charred about 524 acres is now 25 percent contained.

06/30/2014

The Eightmile Fire near Canon City (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Near Canon City 10 Percent Contained

A lightning-sparked wildfire near Canon City that has so far charred about 500 acres is 10 percent contained.

06/29/2014

Copter4 flew over the Eightmile Fire burning near Canon City (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Near Canon City Burns 500 Acres

A wildfire sparked by lightning on Monday near Canon City has charred about 500 acres, prompting a pre-evacuation notice and requests for more firefighters.

06/28/2014

Copter4 flew over the Eightmile Fire burning near Canon City (credit: CBS)

700-Acre Wildfire Near Canon City Grows

A wildfire sparked by lightning on Monday near Canon City has grown to about 700 acres, prompting requests for more firefighters.

06/27/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Threatened Bird Leads Feds To Block Some Drilling In Colorado, Utah

The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.

06/18/2014

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Feds Aren’t Inspecting 4 In 10 Higher-Risk Wells

Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom.

06/16/2014

Ruth Welch (credit: BLM.gov)

Ruth Welch Hired As BLM’s Colorado Director

The Bureau of Land Management’s acting state director for Colorado is being hired as the new permanent director.

05/19/2014

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