- 21 stray horses killed in Thermopolis area, BLM investigates Updated: Jul-31-15 5:37 pm
THERMOPOLIS, Wyoming - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it's investigating the killing of 21 stray horses on federal and state land northwest of Thermopolis.
- Wyoming, Montana unsatisfied with federal sage grouse plan Updated: Jul-30-15 6:58 pm
HELENA, Montana - The governors of Wyoming and Montana say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western states' own programs to help the struggling species.
- Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border Updated: Jul-30-15 3:08 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush.
- Former BLM worker sentenced to 1 year for fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 7:12 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge sentenced a former Bureau of Land Management employee on Wednesday to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to continuing to draw a federal salary after leaving his job for another.
- Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats Updated: Jul-27-15 12:54 pm
WENDOVER, Utah - A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph.
- Cancelled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats Updated: Jul-27-15 8:57 am
WENDOVER, Utah - A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph.
- Wildfire watching: Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in Updated: Jul-26-15 3:17 pm
RENO, Nevada - For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
- BLM: Idaho cyclist sparks fire by burning used toilet paper Updated: Jul-23-15 6:57 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a comfort break.
- Man gets 1 month in prison for vandalizing BLM trail Updated: Jul-21-15 8:33 pm
DENVER - A man who was convicted of vandalism for tearing down a barricade on federal land in Montrose County has been sentenced to one month in prison.
- BLM investigates overcrowding on South Fork of Snake River Updated: Jul-19-15 3:59 pm
BYINGTON, Idaho - The Bureau of Land Management is considering what to do about reports of overcrowding on the South Fork of the Snake River.
- State wants answers from federal land managers on burros Updated: Jul-19-15 6:14 am
PHOENIX - Arizona wildlife officials are seeking to learn how the federal government plans to bring the burro population down.
- Interior secretary agrees to meet with Moffat commissioners Updated: Jul-15-15 9:31 pm
CRAIG, Colorado - A Moffat County commissioner said Wednesday that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has agreed to meet with him and his colleagues who want to discuss the fate of a coal mine that could close because of a recent court ruling.
- BLM launches new research into wild horse population control Updated: Jul-10-15 7:10 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The federal government is preparing to launch a new round of studies into ways to prevent wild horses and burros from overpopulating Western rangelands, including making contraceptive drugs last longer.
- Group claims BLM trying to breed special mustangs in Oregon Updated: Jul-09-15 7:26 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Wild-horse advocates are challenging U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans this summer to round up the famous Kiger and Riddle Mountain mustang herds in eastern Oregon, arguing the agency is developing a "master breed" of wild horses exhibiting characteristics of old Spanish bloodlines that are popular with the public, rather than maintaining wild horses in natural conditions, as the law requires.
- Mead adviser: Delegation grouse work not counterproductive Updated: Jul-09-15 3:11 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming's congressional delegation and governor's office have different approaches to protecting the state's energy and ranching industries by keeping sage grouse off the endangered list - but that's not counterproductive, an adviser to Gov. Matt Mead told a state legislative committee Thursday.
- Land Management official sentenced in workplace fraud case Updated: Jul-07-15 10:47 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge sentenced a senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to six months in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted of covering up for a subordinate who kept drawing government pay after leaving the agency for a job in Montana.