Horse roundup

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A mare and her foal watch intruders from a distance before trotting off to safety in the sage and pinion near Rio Blanco County Road 116 west of Highway 139. The two were part of a West Douglas herd of about nine horses grazing in the area.


BLM will trim rugged West Douglas herd by 167 in September relocation plan

By Colorado standards, Texas Mountain isn’t much — its 8,455-foot elevation ranks it number 3,163 in order of the state’s mountains, according to peakery.com.
Texas Mountain, however, looms up as the heart of the West Douglas Wild Horse Area. Its shoulders provide the most reliable summer range for the 365 wild horses that roam the area west of Colorado Highway 139 near Cañon Pintado National Historic District.

Coffman applauds water-rule injunction

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is cheering a ruling blocking implementation of new federal water-protection rules in numerous states — a ruling she participated in seeking.


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