BLM

  • Democrats outpace Republican candidates in fundraising for Governor's chair
  • BLM official talks about Bull Mountain approval
  • Revised resource management plan still under review by BLM
  • Montrose outfitter, Indiana man charged with hunting violations

  • Ballots mailed to voters this week, no statewide issue to decide
  • BLM official talks about Bull Mountain approval
  • Large number of comments against Bull Mountain not considered as votes
  • Trump's tax proposal would cause huge increase for Colorado families

  • Citizens for a Healthy Community reaction to Bull Mountain approval
  • Clean Air Act repeal will hurt environment, health in Colorado
  • Suggestions for hiking safety
  • Aspen Mountain Rescue completing busy climbing season

KVNF News spoke with Natasha Leger, interim executive director of the Citizens for a Healthy Community, about the recent approval of the oil and gas development project at Bull Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management gave final approval to SG Interests to proceed with the project, which could encompass some 20,000 acres about 30 miles north east of Paonia. Here is that interview.

KVNF News spoke with David Ludlam, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association, about the recent approval of the oil and gas development project at Bull Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management gave final approval to SG Interests to proceed with the project, which could encompass some 20,000 acres about 30 miles north east of Paonia. Here is that interview.

  • Small business owners waiting for Supreme Court decision on LGBT rights
  • BLM accepting public comment on proposed drilling operation outside Grand Junction
  • BLM taking a look at uses of public land in Colorado region
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will sit on education committee in next session
  • DU to conduct survey about state government efficiency

  • Air Quality science symposium at PHS tonight
  • Lawmakers have many bills left with five weeks remaining
  • Montrose County BoCC votes to eliminate development impact fee
  • BLM seeks public input about change to Arkansas River land management
  • CPW fishing licenses officially in effect for April 1st

  • Parks and Wildlife to host two hunting workshops
  • Take a ride with CDOT snowplow driver
  • BLM names new manager for Uncompahgre District

  • GJ Daily Sentinel publisher might sue over fake news allegations
  • Bill to require all state law enforcement officers to be US citizens
  • BLM will move to regulate natural gas waste on public lands

  • Parks and Wildlife to begin deer baiting operations in Gunnison
  • Nominee for Interior Secretary faces hearing
  • Gunnison Energy proposes 35 new wells north of Paonia

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

  • Capitol Coverage of Supreme Court nominations
  • Decisions by land agencies impact North Fork Valley

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 31, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

  • Human Remains Found in Montrose County
  • Last Day to Submit Comments to the BLM for RMP
  • Capitol Coverage of Senate Race in Colorado

KVNF looks at the recent Draft Resource Management Plan (called an RMP) released by the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office in June.  Alex Johnson, Director of the Western Slope Conservation Center,  Dana Wilson, Acting Field Manager at the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office and Bill Day of Western Colorado Congress, break it down. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

  • Update on two wildfires burning on the Uncompahgre Plateau
  • Western Slope libraries to participate in CPW backpack program
  • BLM Resource Management Plan for North Fork, surrounding areas up for review  

A federal judge in Wyoming has struck down the Obama administration's regulations on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management doesn't have the authority to establish rules over fracking on federal and Indian lands.

In the ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said Congress had not granted the BLM that power, and had instead chosen to specifically exclude fracking from federal oversight.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

  • Fracking limits struck down in Colorado
  • BLM wants input for recreation ideas
  • Report shows huge potential for methane capture in North Fork
  • Capitol Conversation looking at the end of the session  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Dec 3, 2015

  • Delta announces city manager hire
  • BLM gates road closed to OHV travel near Lake City
  • Report finds Colorado ‘toddling’ towards early childhood literacy
  • There are jobs in ag, there’s just not enough new grads to fill ‘em

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Dec 1, 2015

  • Ariel big game survey about to begin
  • Paonia Eagles lose state championship in close matchup
  • Road closures begin on BLM land
  • Environmental groups request denial of coal projects
  • Colorado tourism officials give out grant money to bring in visitors
  • Authorities release information about Colorado Springs victims

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

  • Hickenlooper defends Syrian refugee policy
  • Delta County Library Board responds after district director leaves
  • Norwood woman seriously injured in backcountry snowmobile accident
  • BLM releases draft EIS for White River National Forest oil & gas leases
  • BLM recommends cancelling 17 oil & gas leases on Roan Plateau
  • DMEA hosts energy efficiency forum in Hotchkiss

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Nov 4, 2015

  •  Three guns stolen from Grand Junction museum
  • BLM seeks comments on proposal to upgrade transmission line between Montrose, Dove Creek
  • Panel talks climate change for Western Slope farmers
  • Opposition to moving West Slope water east reiterated ahead of Water Plan finalization

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015

  • BLM conducts horse gather on schedule
  • Montrose County declines to appeal lawsuit
  • Schools grapple with negative factor that might never be repaid
  • Mountain Harvest in Paonia supported by 150 volunteers
  • Governor throws support for keeping Marijuana tax money

A last-minute change to an indoor venue due to stormy weather couldn't keep folks away from a dedication ceremony Saturday for Colorado's newest National Monument.  Supporters gathered in bleachers at the Buena Vista High School gym to hear from local, state, and federal officials as they celebrated the designation.

 

The nearly 22,000-acres of public land that stretches from Buena Vista to Salida in Chaffee County along the Arkansas River is well known for its recreation and wildlife. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015

  Newscast

  • Waldorf school close to becoming reality in Paonia
  • CDOT begins transit system from Denver to Glenwood Springs
  • Food Bank in Grand Junction begins looks for new home
  • Time capsule discovered in Lake City
  • Commissioners fight for grazing, roads in BLM area

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015

Newscast

  • New Colorado Supreme Court Justice Appointed
  • Delta Continues Search For New City Manager 
  • Bicycle Tour of Colorado Stops In Hotchkiss
  • Highway 133 Closes For Blasting North Of Paonia
  • BLM Wants Comments On Grand Junction Airport Land Transfer Plan
  • iSeeChange: Mushroom Hunting 

Feds Announce New Plans For Sage Grouse Protection

May 28, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service has announced a new plan to protect the greater sage grouse from extinction, while hoping to prevent the bird from being added to the endangered species list.

The sage grouse population has dropped from 16 million birds to less than half a million, mainly due to lost sagebrush habitat. The bird's range spans 11 western states including Colorado.

"As land managers of two-thirds of greater sage grouse habitat, we have a responsibility to take action that ensures a bright future for wildlife and a thriving western economy," said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the announcement in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

It's been a year since Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia supporters stood down federal agents with the Bureau of Land Management outside Las Vegas.

Bundy owes more than $1 million in delinquent cattle grazing fees and penalties, but the BLM has stayed quiet in the year since the showdown, and Bundy's supporters marked the anniversary by throwing a party.

Browns Canyon in Chaffee County will be designated a National Monument by President Obama on Thursday. 

 

Conservationists, community leaders and businesses are praising the move, which comes after years of work to secure the designation.  It covers a 22,000-acre stretch of public land along the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida known for recreational opportunities. 

Comment Period For Gunnison Drilling Extended

Jan 28, 2015
Bull Mountain Unit
Sarah Sauter/Conservation Center

The public comment period for the Bull Mountain Unit, a proposed development of 146 gas wells in Gunnison County just north of the Paonia Reservoir, has been extended.  The initial 45 day period has been doubled to 90, meaning the BLM is open to comment on their Environmental Impact Statement now until April 16th.  A public meeting about the EIS is scheduled for  Feb. 10 at the Paonia High School.

BLM Releases Statement For Drilling Near Paonia

Jan 16, 2015
Jim Ramey / Citizens for a Healthy Community

Friday saw the release of a document that’s been a long time in the making.

Agreement Reached For Colorado's Roan Plateau

Nov 21, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management, environmentalists, and the energy industry have reached an agreement on a proposal to drill for oil and gas on the Roan Plateau. The new plan cancels 17 out of 19 oil and gas leases that were issued in 2008. Two previous leases at the top of the plateau, and a dozen at the base will remain in place.

"These measures allow us to protect the plateau but harness some of the energy resources," said Governor John Hickenlooper.

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