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On June 29th, the Bureau of Land Management released its final draft resource management plan for the Uncompahgre Field Office, encompassing nearly 900,000 acres of public lands across six Colorado counties. The Colorado Department of Natural Resources has since submitted a formal letter of protest, claiming that the draft plan does not adequately balance wildlife protection with energy extraction. According to Ken Rait, Project Director for Pew Charitable Trusts, this plan is one of six released in the past five months that demonstrate a disturbing trend in public lands administration. 

BLM: Quarry Expansion Proposal "Complete"

Aug 14, 2019
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Rocky Mountain Resources came one step closer Monday to expanding the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry, north of Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

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Shake-ups in the US Interior Department and the Bureau of Land Management could have far-reaching effects on public lands in Colorado and the West. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Chris Saeger, director of the Western Values Project, a public lands watchdog group based in Montana, to talk about some of the issues.

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On June 28, the Bureau of Land Management released their final draft Resource Management Plan for the Uncompahgre Field Office. The document represents years of work and would guide land-use planning decisions on public lands in southwest Colorado for decades to come. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more on why environmental groups and local governments are raising concerns. This report includes comments from Jayson Barangan, the lead public affairs specialist for the BLM Colorado State Office, and Pete Kolbenschalg, founder of Colorado Farm & Food Alliance.

It looks like the Washington, DC offices of the Bureau of Land Management are coming to Colorado.

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The proposed limestone quarry expansion near Glenwood Springs has been sent back to the drawing board. But that doesn’t mean it’s off the table. Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh has more:

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As reported yesterday by KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh, Rocky Mountain Resource Management officially submitted a proposal to expand the Limestone Quarry near Glenwood Springs. If the Bureau of Land Management considers the expansion proposal complete then it will be posted for public review and eventually a public comment period will begin under the National Environmental Policy Act. Members of the public are already talking about possible impacts of the expansion, including fourth and fifth graders at Two Rivers Community School.

Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry Expansion Closer to Reality

Nov 27, 2018
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The expansion of a limestone quarry near Glenwood Springs just got one step closer to reality. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Rocky Mountain Resource Management, or RMR, has permission to drill exploratory holes up to 200 feet deep winin the existing boundaries of the limestone quarry above Glenwood Springs. It's not an expansion, but the Bureau of Land Management expects a proposal soon. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Activist and musician Gabrielle Louise and filmmaker Naropa Sabine stopped by Express Yourself to speak with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about their music video for Industry, a new single from Gabrielle that tells the story of Paonia’s push to preserve the North Fork Valley.

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The public is asked to comment on three proposed management plans for Sutey Ranch by Monday, November 5. The preliminary environmental assessment is available here. Comments may be e-mailed to blm_co_sutey_haines_rmpa@blm.gov or mailed to BLM, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652, Attn: Sutey Ranch Management Plan.

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A Federal District Court ruling in Idaho last month could trump the Trump administration's directive to speed up oil and gas lease sales in the West. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at what’s behind the ruling.

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A Federal court in Denver dismissed a legal challenge against the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 Thompson Divide lease cancellations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

North Fork Valley Hosts Rise For Climate Action

Sep 10, 2018
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On Saturday, September 8, a crowd gathered in Paonia Town Park in coordination with Rise For Climate actions across the globe. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Commenting on the Bureau of Land Management’s environmental assessment for the remaining North Fork parcels ends Tuesday, September  11. Rally for the Valley is on Sunday, September 16, at Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss from 4 to 7pm. Carpooling is encouraged.

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The Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 acres in the North Fork Valley from the December oil and gas lease sale. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Dennis Webb, reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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The Bureau of Land Management released on Monday an Environmental Assessment for the December oil and gas lease sale that includes nearly 8,000 acres in the North Fork Valley. Despite the Town of Paonia’s push to submit a comment within the shortened scoping period, that comment was omitted from the assessment. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, associate program director for Citizens for a Healthy Community, and BLM Public Affairs Specialist Jayson Barangan.

For reference, here are links to the BLM’s environmental assessment, The Town of Paonia’s omitted comment, and the online portal for public comment on the environmental assessment.

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The Bureau of Land Management’s December oil and gas lease sale includes nearly a quarter of a million acres in Colorado with nearly 8,000 in the North Fork Valley’s watershed and around Paonia Reservoir. Meanwhile, an internal memo has reduced opportunities for public participation in the process. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, associate program director for Citizens for a Healthy Community, to learn more.

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Piceance Mustangs is a new group that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management do a better job taking care of the Piceance East Douglas wild horse herd in northwestern Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently caught up with the group on the range, southwest of Meeker, and has this report.

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Word is out about a possible expansion of a limestone quarry just north of Glenwood Springs. But, the Bureau of Land Management has not received a final proposal from Rocky Mountain Resources. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board made a startling recommendation at a recent meeting in Grand Junction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about one of the biggest concerns facing the board, the BLM, and the American public.

Kathrens Says No to Mustang Euthanization

Sep 14, 2016
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Last week, the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to recommend euthanization of certain mustangs in short- and long-term holding facilities. Ginger Kathrens, volunteer director of the Cloud Foundation and a member of the Board, cast the only dissenting vote. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kathrens about which horses and why. (The BLM has yet to act on this recommendation. No horses in holding have been killed since Friday's decision.)