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In Idaho powder struggle, a ruling for backcountry skiers

April 8, 2013

A federal judge in Idaho ruled the U.S. Forest Service broke the law by not crafting rules to govern snowmobile travel, a victory for powder-loving backcountry ski enthusiasts.

U.S. District Judge Ronald Bush wrote that the Forest Service must draw up regulations designating areas of use...

Project planned to improve access through Yellowstone's Gardiner entrance

April 3, 2013

Traffic woes and crowding at the first official gateway to the world’s original national park could be resolved over the next three years, setting the stage for an anticipated celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016. Designed to streamline access into...

Rio Grande NM touted as economic boost for northern N.M.

April 3, 2013

Drivers crossing into town on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge can't miss the Taos Mesa Brewing Co. a few miles east of the river.

The Quonset hut-style aluminum building is fitted with solar water heaters that shimmer in the bright desert sunlight, catching the eyes of mountain bikers,...

Sen. Udall seeking community support for possible new national monument

April 1, 2013

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is once again exploring the possibility of designating a new national monument in a picturesque central Colorado canyon straddling the Arkansas River.

Udall today released a draft bill that proposes to establish the 22,000-acre Browns Canyon National Monument in...

State Senate to consider Idaho's demand for federal land

April 1, 2013

The full state Senate will consider a measure demanding that the federal government cede millions of acres of public forests, backcountry and rangeland to Idaho, on grounds the state can manage it better.

After House Republicans followed his lead, Rep. Lawerence Denney of Midvale on...

Colo. senator introduces Thompson Divide bill

March 27, 2013

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday introduced the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act, offering what the congressman's office termed a “middle-ground solution” to the hotly contested prospect of future gas drilling on the public lands southwest of Carbondale.

The bill would...

Gateway town raises funds to plow Yellowstone NP entrance

March 25, 2013

Yellowstone gateway community members of Cody will plow ahead with their effort to clear Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance on its traditional opening day of May 3.

The National Park Service postponed the start of spring plowing by two weeks this year to save money amid federal...

Hunting groups push to enter Wyoming wolf lawsuits

March 25, 2013

The National Rifle Association and Safari Club International are blaming wolves for bringing down the quality of big game hunting in northwestern Wyoming.

The hunting groups are now pushing to intervene in two lawsuits pending in federal courts in Washington, D.C., and Wyoming. The groups...

Public comment extended for Owyhee Wilderness Plan

March 25, 2013

At the request of the Owyhee County Commission, the Bureau of Land Management’s Boise and Twin Falls districts are extending the public comment period for the Draft Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River Management Plan through May 31.

The Draft WMP addresses six wilderness areas and 16...

Critics question need for Colo. monument plan at time of budget cuts

March 22, 2013

A National Park Service retirees group is urging NPS to cancel planned public meetings to discuss what kinds of activities and events are suitable at the Colorado National Monument, questioning the motives and necessity of the effort at a time of deep budget cuts due to sequestration.


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