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House To Protect Water Rights Of Ski Operators

Feb 4th @ 1:53 pm

Many ski areas in Colorado are located in national forests and are subject to special use permits by the U.S. Forest Service, but a directive issued last year by the Forest Service changed the terms of those permits. That policy change now threatens the water rights of ski areas along with their means for compensation. [...]

BLM and Forest Service Announce 2013 Grazing Fee

Feb 1st @ 5:31 am

The Federal grazing fee for 2013 will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.35 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.  The 2013 fee is the same as last year’s. An AUM or HM – treated as equivalent [...]

Tipton Statement on Revived Forest Service Effort to Hijack Individual Water Rights

Jan 29th @ 1:12 pm

Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement following an announcement by the U.S. Forest Service to initiate a public comment process as it once again ramps up efforts to implement a directive that would require the transfer of privately held water rights to the federal government as a permit condition on National Forest System [...]

U.S.F.S And TelSki Battling Spruce Bark Beetles

Sep 18th @ 3:23 pm

This fall both the U.S. Forest Service and the Telluride Ski Resort will do battle with the spruce bark beetles.  According to Norwood District Ranger Judy Schutza, they are taking pre-emtive steps to keep the forest healthy and cut off any beetle damage before it becomes a major issue.    She also explains to the Daily [...]

U.S. Forest Service To Aid Firefighters

Jun 11th @ 6:16 am

As the fire scene kicks in to high gear extra help may be on the way for both Colorado and New Mexico as both states battle big blazes.  The High Park Fire just west of Fort Collins is burning 20 thousand acres and remains out of control and the biggest fire in New Mexico’s history [...]

U.S. Forest Service New Roadless Rule Proposal

Apr 14th @ 5:19 pm

GRAND JUNCTION  -  Accommodations for coal mining in the North Fork Valley are a point of contention in a newly proposed U.S. Forest Service  roadless  rule for Colorado.  The Daily Sentinel writes that a proposal that was released today and open for a 90 day public comment period is designed to protect about 4.2 million [...]

Backcountry Access Point on Palmyra Peak Now Open

Mar 21st @ 3:56 pm

NORWOOD  -  The U.S. Forest Service has opened a backcountry access point high on Palmyra Peak, offering skiers entrance to the rocky terrain off the backside of the 13,000-foot mountain — including the Bear Creek basin.  The Daily Planet says this move comes at the end of a ski season that started with a whole different [...]

NEWS: Wed. Sept. 8, 2010

Sep 8th @ 3:52 pm

Delta City Council is wasting no time in getting started on the 2011 city budget. Some of the key things they’re taking into consideration is the potential impact Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 will have on the city.  The Delta County Independent explains that those three measures will be on this fall’s ballot [...]

NEWS: Fri. July 30, 2010

Jul 30th @ 7:22 am

More and more democrats are beginning to distance themselves from Congressman Charlie Rangel as his legal problems continue to unfold. The Daily Sentinel explains this morning that U.S. Rep. John Salazar of Colorado will take that $4000 that was contributed to his election campaign by Rangel and donate it to charity.  On Thursday Rangel was [...]