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Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Forest Service To Hire 500 Fewer Firefighters As Wildfire Season Begins

As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

06/04/2013

Browns Canyon National Monument (credit: John Fielder/brownscanyon.org)

Udall Seeks Feedback On Proposed National Monument

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is asking for the public’s help in crafting legislation to create a national monument that would include 22,000 acres on both sides of the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista in south-central Colorado.

05/18/2013

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Man Lays Family Claim To NW Colorado Oil Shale Covering Thousands Of Acres

A Grand Junction man says his family’s oil shale claims covering thousands of acres in northwest Colorado are valid.

05/13/2013

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BLM To Auction Leases In Garfield, Moffat Counties

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to auction gas and oil drilling leases in Garfield and Moffat counties this August.

05/13/2013

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Skeleton Found In Mesa County Could Be Man Who Went Missing 20 Years Ago

Detectives with Mesa County are working on a new development in a missing persons case more than two decades old.

05/11/2013

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Parcels Nominated For November Oil, Gas Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management is considering whether to offer 11 parcels in Bent, Kiowa, Huerfano and Weld counties for oil and gas development.

05/04/2013

Roan Plateau (credit: doi.gov)

Sides Weigh In On Drilling Options On Roan Plateau

Environmentalists and energy companies are offering different opinions as the Bureau of Land Management re-examines its plan for oil and gas development on the Roan Plateau.

03/30/2013

BLM Offers Options On Oil Shale Royalty Rates

Federal officials are looking at options for setting royalties for commercial oil shale development, including implementing sliding-scale royalties or giving the interior secretary authority to set a higher rate than a 12.5 percent minimum rate if it’s deemed appropriate.

03/22/2013

Roan Plateau (credit: doi.gov)

Door Closed On Oil Research Site Of Anvil Points

Over the years, the former Anvil Points federal oil shale research site west of Rifle was busy enough at times that workers lived in 74 homes built by the government and three buses came by to take children to Rifle schools.

03/09/2013

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Meeting To Be Held On Thompson Divide Drilling

A public meeting is being held to discuss concerns over proposed oil and gas drilling around the Thompson Divide near Carbondale.

02/27/2013

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