- Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area Updated: Jun-30-15 6:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Tucked away among northwestern New Mexico's sandstone cliffs and buttes are the remnants of an ancient civilization whose monumental architecture and cultural influences have been a source of mystery for years.
- Feds defend request for special housing during Burning Man Updated: Jun-28-15 10:34 pm
RENO, Nevada - Federal Bureau of Land Management officials are defending their request for special housing accommodations during the annual Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada, disputing comments by Sen. Harry Reid and others that the plans are unnecessary and extravagant.
- Seeking more information, judge stays federal oil, gas rules Updated: Jun-23-15 11:14 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - New federal rules for oil and gas development on federal lands, including one that would require disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, now won't take effect until at least mid-August after a judge on Tuesday told the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to disclose more information about how it developed the standards.
- Dispute between ranchers, BLM in Nevada apparently resolved Updated: Jun-20-15 11:14 am
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nevada - An agreement apparently has been reached in a grazing dispute between ranchers and the federal Bureau of Land Management in northern Nevada.
- Gov. Matt Mead appeals dismissal of wild horse lawsuit Updated: Jun-19-15 7:27 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is appealing a federal judge's recent dismissal of a lawsuit the state filed seeking to force the federal government to remove more wild horses from public lands in the state.
- BLM celebrates conservation lands with vintage posters Updated: Jun-19-15 5:03 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Outdoors fans can now get vintage-inspired posters of national landmarks to honor the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands' 15th anniversary.
- Lawmakers back aid for official convicted in ATV protest Updated: Jun-16-15 6:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Republican-dominated Utah legislative commission is throwing its support behind using state money to help pay legal bills of a county commissioner convicted in an ATV ride protesting federal control of public lands.
- Rancher denies firing gunshots near US researchers in Nevada Updated: Jun-13-15 7:22 pm
Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy said Saturday that contract researchers for the federal Bureau of Land Management had no business being on rangeland where he grazes cattle, but he denied he or his supporters fired gunshots near them.
- Mercury cleanup started at prominent Prineville butte Updated: Jun-13-15 5:37 pm
PRINEVILLE, Oregon - A cleanup of mercury is underway at Barnes Butte, which sits near growing neighborhoods and a new elementary school on Prineville's northeast edge.
- US agency takes steps after shots fired near researchers Updated: Jun-12-15 7:58 pm
The federal Bureau of Land Management is taking safety precautions and Las Vegas police are investigating after gunshots were fired near a group of contract employees on public land in southern Nevada where rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy's cattle continue to roam.
- Court tosses ruling ordering US agency to log more in Oregon Updated: Jun-12-15 7:52 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2013 ruling that ordered the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to sell more timber in southern Oregon.
- Correction: Nevada Ranchers-Grazing Dispute story Updated: Jun-10-15 8:31 pm
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nevada - In a story June 5 about federal drought-restrictions on livestock grazing in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of privately-owned land in the North Buffalo allotment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, approximately 45 percent of the grazing allotment is privately owned, not a majority of the land.
- 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.