- FBI: Utah militia leader planned to bomb US-owned cabin Updated: Jun-23-16 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah militia group leader with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested and charged with attempting to blow up a rural, federally-owned cabin in Arizona, federal authorities said Thursday.
- Wild mustangs up for adoption in northeast Kansas Updated: Jun-23-16 9:37 am
TONGANOXIE, Kansas - Wild mustangs rounded up from the open range in Western states are up for adoption in northeast Kansas.
- Idaho hot springs shut down to protect health, safety Updated: Jun-22-16 4:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho recreation spot known as the Skinny Dipper Hot Springs has been shut down by federal officials.
- Obama administration decries judge's fracking ruling Updated: Jun-22-16 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using "21st-century standards" to ensure that oil and gas operations are conducted safely on public lands.
- Residents, BLM official, vet technicians save newborn colt Updated: Jun-22-16 2:02 am
WORLAND, Wyoming - It's a story of a will to live and a story of four veterinarian technicians not willing to give up. It's the story of "Stony the mustang pony."
- 2 years after Bundy standoff, federal land mangers return Updated: Jun-20-16 2:50 pm
LAS VEGAS - More than two years after an armed standoff with followers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy prompted a pullout of researchers from Gold Butte, federal land managers are returning to the scenic, historic and ecologically fragile area.
- Deal in methane pollution dispute would bring little change Updated: Jun-17-16 7:09 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. government has reached an agreement to end a dispute over greenhouse gas emissions from federal oil and gas leases in Montana with only modest changes to current practices.
- BLM: Vandals damage visitor site at Sloan Canyon near Vegas Updated: Jun-17-16 10:47 am
LAS VEGAS - Federal land management agents are investigating vandalism at a newly opened visitor station at a scenic petroglyph-rich area designated for preservation outside Las Vegas.
- BLM investigating burro deaths after roundup Updated: Jun-15-16 5:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros after a round-up in central Utah.
- AP Newsbreak: Desert race through Nevada monument under fire Updated: Jun-13-16 8:48 pm
RENO, Nevada - Conservationists are asking the White House Council on Environmental Quality to put the brakes on plans to allow a popular off-road, desert race from near Las Vegas to Reno to run through a newly established national monument in southern Nevada.
- Rookie firefighters test mettle ahead of wildfire season Updated: Jun-12-16 4:41 pm
FAIRFIELD, Idaho - More than 40 rookie wildland firefighters spent the past week learning about their new trade at a camp in the Sawtooths north of Fairfield.
- US says Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than thought Updated: Jun-08-16 10:05 pm
DENVER - Western Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas prices, government and industry experts said Wednesday.
- Feds: Former BLM chief could've gained in stadium land deal Updated: Jun-01-16 6:00 pm
LAS VEGAS - A former Bureau of Land Management chief in Nevada stood to gain, but didn't, from a 2011 land deal involving the city of Henderson and a Texas developer who promised a stadium and sports arena complex outside Las Vegas, according to a government oversight report.
- Sage grouse concerns nix Oregon energy project Updated: Jun-01-16 2:30 pm
BEND, Oregon - A federal appeals court has nixed a large wind energy project in southeast Oregon.
- Sandoval urges relaxed grazing restrictions as drought wanes Updated: May-28-16 11:52 am
RENO, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval is urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider livestock grazing restrictions in northeast Nevada, saying that may now be unwarranted given a wet winter that has drought conditions on the mend.
- BLM gathering input on coal program at meeting in Seattle Updated: May-28-16 10:01 am
SEATTLE - The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.
- Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats Updated: May-27-16 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.
- Feds propose closing sheep grazing in west-central Idaho Updated: May-27-16 6:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have released a plan to close about 30 square miles of grazing allotments to domestic sheep and goats in west-central Idaho to protect bighorn sheep from diseases.
- Parents of woman killed in San Francisco sues city, feds Updated: May-27-16 5:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier have sued the city and two federal agencies, accusing them of contributing to her death because the man charged in the slaying was in the country illegally.