- 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.
- Senior federal official appeals Montana fraud conviction Updated: Jul-09-15 6:17 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A former senior official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has appealed his conviction by a Montana jury that found him guilty of covering up for a subordinate who kept drawing government pay after abandoning his post.
- 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.
- BLM, Nevada ranchers strike deal to resume livestock grazing Updated: Jul-03-15 6:10 am
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nevada - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has reached an agreement in a year-old grazing dispute with northern Nevada ranchers that allows them to return some cattle to federal rangeland.
- 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.