Feds Remove Protections For 10 Million Acres Of Sage Grouse HabitatThe Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.
Water-logged Wyoming Badger Rescued By KayakerA badger struggling to swim across a Wyoming lake Wednesday hitched a ride to shore aboard a woman's kayak.
Critics Maintain Utah Mustang Meeting A 'Slaughter Summit'Federal scientists and mostly rural interests are gathering at a wild horse conference in Utah that mustang-protection advocates maintain is a thinly veiled effort to promote increased roundups and eventual slaughter of tens of thousands of animals from California to Colorado without public input.
Peekaboo Fire Continues To GrowThe Peekaboo Fire in northwestern Colorado continues to grow. On Sunday afternoon it was 12,675 acres in size and only five percent contained.
Peekaboo Fire Grows To 11,700 AcresThe Peekaboo fire in northwestern Colorado is burning in a remote, rugged area about 50 miles west of Craig.
Air Support Helps Attack Wildfire Burning In Garfield CountyA helicopter is helping the firefight against a wildfire that started late Monday afternoon.
New Wildfire Breaks Out On Western SlopeAir resources have been called in for a fire that started late Monday afternoon.
US Withdraws Western Colorado Land From Oil, Gas Lease SaleThe federal government has withdrawn about 43 square miles (110 square kilometers) of public land from a June auction for oil and gas leases in western Colorado after challenges were filed.
Christo Abandons 'Over The River' Project In ColoradoThe artist Christo says he has abandoned his plan to drape translucent fabric above portions of Colorado's scenic Arkansas River, a proposal that generated fierce opposition and a long court battle.
US Considers Mining Limits To Save Sage GrouseThe Obama administration will release five possible plans Thursday for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn't saying which it prefers.
Northwestern Colorado Mine Gets Access To More Federal CoalThe federal government has agreed to lease Peabody Energy Corp. another 340,000 tons of publicly owned coal at a northwestern Colorado mine.
Expansion Of Colorado's Largest Coal Mine Clears A HurdleColorado's flagging coal industry got a glimmer of hope when the federal government removed one obstacle to expanding the state's largest mine, but it isn't a done deal, and further court challenges are likely.

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