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A group that advises the Bureau of Land Management may make a recommendation this week regarding a master leasing plan in Montezuma County.


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The Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, a nonprofit supporting Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Heritage Center, has suspended operations.

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An advisory committee to the Bureau of Land Management finished a day-long meeting Friday without making a decision on whether to recommend moving forward with a master leasing plan.


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The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will defer a planned oil and gas lease auction for some 2,000 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The agency says the three parcels were under evaluation for an October 16th auction but required NEPA and tribal consultation has not yet been concluded.

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  • Groups say the BLM and Forest Service failed to analyze the “serious environmental consequences” from fracking, and have called for tighter EPA regulations on drilling companies


  • City of Cortez awarded $2 million for its renovation of the former Cortez Journal building to become the new city hall.
  • Cortez City Council votes unanimously to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting a master leasing plan.


  • Colorado's 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton will face challengers in both the Republican primary and the November general election.
  • Citizens urge the Montezuma County Commissioners to support a Master Leasing Plan, but opposition remains.


  • Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla voiced continuing concerns Monday about protective designations proposed by the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office.


  • Montezuma County Commissioners reiterate their opposition to a Master Leasing Plan to further regulate oil and gas development on BLM lands, draft letter stating their position.


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