Bureau of Land Management http://kajx.org en BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases http://kajx.org/post/blm-seeks-comments-public-65-oil-gas-leases <p></p><p>The public is getting a chance this week to comment on what happens to existing oil and gas leases in Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties. Sixty-five leases within the White River National Forest are up for review. Just eight of them hold active infrastructure, like gas wells. The Bureau of Land Management handles the leases and is soliciting feedback on what do with them.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:40 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17156 at http://kajx.org BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study http://kajx.org/post/paonia-nonprofit-starts-unusual-oil-gas-air-pollution-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a small army of citizen scientists just over the mountains from Carbondale. Residents in the </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution. &nbsp;The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.</span></p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alison Gannett: “Bluebell!”</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:32:22 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11044 at http://kajx.org Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse http://kajx.org/post/sex-and-greater-sage-grouse <p>The Greater Sage Grouse is in trouble. The bird looks like a large chicken and has an elaborate mating dance… and it's habitat across the West has been under siege for several decades. There’s been big effort to help the bird. Now, Garfield County officials are watching closely as the federal government decides how closely to protect a big chunk of its Colorado habitat. There’s disagreement about how to do that... and huge restrictions on private and public land are at stake if officials get it wrong. The BLM is taking comments on its habitat plan for the Greater Sage Grouse. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:02:57 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10592 at http://kajx.org Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse Shutdown’s Effect on Roaring Fork Social Services Unclear http://kajx.org/post/shutdown-s-effect-roaring-fork-social-services-unclear <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the effects of lawmakers&rsquo; continuing impasse on the federal budget are easy to see in the Roaring Fork Valley. The government shutdown has affected federal offices that handle outdoor recreation and other agencies. And as Elise Thatcher reports, it&#39;s not clear what effect it could have on social services.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:41:55 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8349 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Fire Exposes Depression-Era Outhouse http://kajx.org/post/red-canyon-fire-exposes-depression-era-outhouse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fire that burned through 400 acres southeast of Glenwood Springs last week is is now fully contained. Many of the firefighters were reassigned over the weekend. The focus now is monitoring hot spots and maintaining a fire line containing the blaze.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:51:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6219 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Fire Exposes Depression-Era Outhouse