- Wyoming dinosaur track site a chance discovery Updated: May-02-15 4:44 pm
SHELL, Wyoming - Every time Cliff Manuel talks about the amazing dinosaur fossils that have been unearthed near his Shell, Wyoming, home, his wife, Row, makes him recount the discovery of the Red Gulch Dinosaur Track Site in 1997.
- Jury convicts 2, acquits 2 in ATV protest ride Updated: May-01-15 11:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A jury convicted a southern Utah county commissioner and a blogger and acquitted two others accused of knowingly breaking the law during an ATV protest ride last year through a canyon home to Native American cliff dwellings.
- $4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat Updated: Apr-29-15 2:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.
- BLM announces timber harvest plan options Updated: Apr-25-15 8:03 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft plan that includes five approaches to managing its 2.5 million acres of public forests in western Oregon.
- BLM Medford office closes in response to armed protesters Updated: Apr-24-15 11:37 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - A call for help from a rural gold miner led more than 100 protesters, many of them armed, to gather outside Medford's Bureau of Land Management office.
- Judge tosses Wyoming lawsuit seeking more horse roundups Updated: Apr-21-15 8:07 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wyoming officials that sought to compel the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to promptly round up several overpopulated wild horse herds in the western part of the state.
- BLM taking public comments on western Wyoming gas plant Updated: Apr-21-15 7:04 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Federal officials are taking public comments on a proposed gas processing plant near LaBarge in western Wyoming.
- Judge allows wild-horse lawsuit to move forward Updated: Apr-20-15 8:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge in Utah has refused to block a lawsuit filed by a group of ranchers demanding the U.S. government remove wild horses from land they say is overpopulated.
- Feds buy 2 parcels to add to Agua Fria National Monument Updated: Apr-19-15 2:50 pm
PRESCOTT, Arizona - The federal government has bought two parcels of private land surrounding the Agua Fria National Monument 40 miles north of Phoenix to add to the protected site.
- Rio Blanco plant project faces legal challenge Updated: Apr-18-15 4:44 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - An oil and gas trade group and some Colorado governments have challenged federal actions taken to help two rare plants by transplanting and reseeding, saying the effort could disrupt existing leases, ranching and other activities on public land.
- Ghost town's request for volunteers draws much interest Updated: Apr-18-15 4:38 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Interested in living in a Montana ghost town for a month, with no electricity or indoor plumbing, and groceries for pay?
- Interior seeks feedback on fees for drilling on federal land Updated: Apr-17-15 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration took a first step Friday toward a possible increase in fees charged for oil and gas companies to drill on federal lands.
- Owner of mining claim urges armed supporters to stand down Updated: Apr-16-15 7:10 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A man who owns a gold-mining claim on federal land in southwestern Oregon asked for help defending it after U.S. authorities ordered him to stop work, but he is now telling his armed supporters to back off.
- Summer roundup planned for horse range in Pryor Mountains Updated: Apr-14-15 1:45 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal land managers plan a summer roundup of wild horses from Montana's Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range to curb the size of its herd.
- BLM fire restrictions imposed in 3 Wyoming counties Updated: Apr-13-15 12:37 pm
NEWCASTLE, Wyoming - The Bureau of Land Management has imposed partial fire restrictions in Weston, Crook and Niobrara counties due to dry conditions and high fire danger.
- Despite protests, BLM returns wild horses to range in Nevada Updated: Apr-12-15 9:29 pm
RENO, Nevada - Despite the protests of a rural county and rancher, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has returned some 160 wild horses to the range in central Nevada.
- Bundy hosting 'liberty' camp-in to mark Nevada standoff date Updated: Apr-10-15 11:10 pm
LAS VEGAS - A year since a tense standoff between a Nevada rancher's armed supporters and federal land managers, Cliven Bundy's cattle still roam public lands, more than $1.1 million worth of grazing fees have yet to be paid and Bundy has become a tea party celebrity in the West.
- DA clears federal officers in death of man outside Vegas Updated: Apr-10-15 6:31 pm
LAS VEGAS - Two federal Bureau of Land Management officers has been cleared in the shooting death of a man who entered a state trooper's patrol cruiser during a highway confrontation outside Las Vegas in February 2014.
- BLM investigating vandalism at ancient rock shelter Updated: Apr-08-15 6:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities are investigating a vandalism case at an ancient rock shelter in eastern Utah's Nine Mile Canyon.