- Wildfire burning near Silver City continues to grow Updated: Jun-02-15 11:37 am
SILVER CITY, New Mexico - A wildfire burning near Silver City in southwestern New Mexico continues to grow but remains relatively small.
- Federal agency bans fireworks on BLM land Updated: Jun-02-15 9:51 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - The Bureau of Land Management has banned all fireworks and exploding targets on BLM-managed lands in Washington and Oregon.
- Groups call for halt to drilling in northwest New Mexico Updated: Jun-01-15 8:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Environmental groups on Monday renewed their call to end hydraulic fracturing in northwestern New Mexico as part of an ongoing battle over oil and natural gas development and the protection of cultural and archaeological sites.
- Wyoming conservationist sees little new on coal in US plan Updated: May-31-15 1:56 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A conservationist in the corner of northeast Wyoming known for vast coal deposits and vaster vistas sees little new on climate change in a new management plan from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
- Skinny Dipper Hot Springs to stay open during appeal process Updated: May-31-15 12:05 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The popular Skinny Dipper Hot Springs won't close for now, while the Bureau of Land Management weighs an appeal it received seeking to keep it open.
- Wyoming and Colorado want court to block BLM fracking rule Updated: May-29-15 7:59 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The states of Wyoming and Colorado are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from implementing its hydraulic fracturing rule.
- BLM preserving cabin where author 'slept it off' Updated: May-24-15 3:09 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Tucked away in a copse of pine on a hill overlooking the steady hum of Interstate 90 is a small relic of local history - a rustic 12-by-12-foot log cabin that was reportedly used by author and artist Will James.
- Environmental groups monitor new Wyoming fracking rules Updated: May-23-15 2:07 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - As Wyoming challenges new federal fracking rules on public lands, state regulators are quietly implementing a state requirement that petroleum companies justify keeping secret the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing.
- Judge's order bars enforcement in Oregon gold mine dispute Updated: May-20-15 7:02 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The federal government and southern Oregon gold miners have each taken a step back from tensions over a mining claim where a constitutional activist group has posted armed guards.
- BLM's plan to merge Arizona, New Mexico offices opposed Updated: May-18-15 5:26 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar and other House members are urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to suspend a proposed merger of the Arizona and New Mexico offices.
- BLM seeks public comment on potential oil, gas leasing in NV Updated: May-10-15 9:52 pm
ELY, Nevada - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on issues concerning public land being eyed for potential oil and gas leasing in eastern Nevada.
- Groups differ on plan to help control wild horse population Updated: May-09-15 10:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to inject 50 wild horses in western Utah with contraception drugs to help control the population is being applauded by one wild horse advocacy group but derided by another.
- Low oil, gas prices slow public leasing demand in Wyoming Updated: May-07-15 3:36 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Low prices for oil and natural gas have dampened petroleum developers' enthusiasm to lease federal and state land in Wyoming for oil and gas drilling.
- Crooked River Ranch residents stumped by bare shoe tree Updated: May-07-15 10:35 am
BEND, Oregon - The case of a shoe tree gone bare has become somewhat of a "whodunit" mystery for Crooked River Ranch residents, who had mixed opinions about the sneaker-bearing juniper to begin with.
- GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions Updated: May-06-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.