Hikers cool off in a waterfall in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area/Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management began the 90-day public comment period on the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the wilderness area. The plan will provide a framework to guide management decisions on approximately 210,000 acres administered by the BLM in Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties. The plan analyzes five alternatives covering all aspects of BLM resource management within the conservation area boundaries, including recreation, travel management, resource protection, wildlife habitat, special designations and livestock grazing. The public can stop by anytime between 4:30-7:30 p.m. for an open house Wednesday at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.
To be considered, comments must be received by Aug. 22. The BLM will use the public comments to help develop a plan scheduled for release in May 2014. For additional information, contact Christopher B. Joyner, public affairs specialist, at 970-244-3097.
A man shot and killed by three Fruita police officers over the weekend fled an attempted traffic stop, later emerged from a home and pointed a handgun at the officers, Fruita police said Monday. The slain man’s daughter, however, insists police gave her a very different version of events about the death of her father, 61-year-old Lewis Pollard of Fruita, early Saturday at 159 Hollyberry Way.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Rain helped firefighters douse Colorado's most destructive wildfire in state history, while a new wind-whipped blaze in California forced evacuations and threatened homes Monday near Yosemite National Park.
PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Never afraid to let a tear or two drop, U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon did, indeed, get choked up when asked about the fundraising effort the tournament is organizing for firefighters battling blazes close to the golf course.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history.
DENVER (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin came within an out of his second career shutout and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — As many as 3,500 prospective jurors will be summoned when Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes goes on trial, another measure of the complexity and sensitivity of the case.
WASHINGTON (AP) — States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally.
BOSTON (AP) — An ex-gangster who admitted killing 20 people was unemotional Monday when describing his line of work at the trial of his former partner, James "Whitey" Bulger, but called himself heartbroken when he learned that Bulger had become an FBI informant.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, digging around in a suburban Detroit field where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss' body was buried.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America's slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has eight new astronauts — its first new batch in four years.