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Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
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Mountain stewards aim to revive Eagle watershed around WWII base 29.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Federal land managers have embarked on a $30 million project to remake a Colorado mountain valley that during World War II was transformed into an elite military training ...
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Unprecedented sage grouse protection deal signed in Nevada 27.3.2015 Denver Post: Business
An unprecedented attempt to protect sage grouse habitat across parts of more than 900 square miles of privately owned land in Nevada will begin under a deal Thursday involving the federal government, an environmental group and Barrick Gold Corp., the world's largest gold mining ...
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Pickup jumps curb, slams into Minturn post office in Eagle County 27.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A pickup truck jumped a curb and slammed into the front of a building housing Minturn's post office on Thursday afternoon, damaging it, officials ...
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County considers commercial snowmobiling on conserved West Routt Ranch 21.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County commissioners voted 7-1 Thursday night to recommend approval of a commercial snowmobiling operation on two remote ranches north of Hayden. Portions of both Elkhead Ranch and Agner are under conservation easements held by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and secured with the help of Purchase of Development Rights funds provided by Routt County property taxpayers. In voting to approve the permit, Planning Commission included recommendations from Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins of Colorado Parks and Wildlife to curtail the dates of annual operations of rancher Heather Stirling’s Elkhead Sleds in order to protect an “extremely important” elk migration corridor in the fall and breeding leks for two species of threatened grouse in the early spring. What: Routt County commissioners consider approval of a special use permit for a residential addiction recovery and rehab facility, The Foundry, under the portion of the zoning code created for guest ranches. When: 1:30 p.m., March ...
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Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains 20.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Water supplies and drought outlooks are grim in most Western states.
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California has one year of water left: Hype or reality? 18.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
When a NASA scientist speaks in blunt terms about water supply, other scientists take notice.
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Working with wolf dogs 18.3.2015 Durango Herald
The information he’s tucking away in his memory as an intern at Wolfwood Refuge, a haven near Ignacio for wolf dogs, could be useful if he decides to study veterinary medicine, Charles Rohde says.Charles is among 72 juniors at Animas High School who on Friday will wrap up three-week internships required to graduate.Most...
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Canyon country controversy A new national monument in southern Utah? 7.3.2015 Durango Herald
President Barack Obama has a few more choices than us. He can set aside thousands of acres in Utah as a new Bureau of Land Management national monument, while we can only hike there and hope our favorite areas remain unchanged. Though much environmental legislation has been stymied by a bitterly bipartisan Congress, the...
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The Record for Thursday, March 5, 2015 7.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2015 Police, fire and ambulance calls 9:27 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fraud in the 400 block of Rollingstone Drive. Officers determined a bank issued the same card number to two people. It was a bank error. 9:30 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the first block of Cypress Court. A woman said there was a footprint in the snow outside her residence, and her dog barked once the previous night. 9:43 a.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person having a seizure in the 26900 block of Eagle Lane. 10:45 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a person in the 800 block of Weiss Circle who had an unauthorized charge on a debit card. 11:42 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a driver weaving at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue. The driver was contacted and was fine. The driver was looking for a car lost the previous night. The driver would not elaborate. 12:35 p.m. ...
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Mangelsen to introduce new book to Steamboat at gallery reception 6.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
From the Arctic to Antarctica, Tom Mangelsen takes viewers on a journey of his life in pictures taken over the course of 40 years. The prolific wildlife photographer has created a new large format book, “The Last Great Wild Places,” featuring about 140 pictures of fleeting moments from Botswana to the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The retrospective book also features new work including the cover photo of a grizzly bear crossing a river in the Grand Teton National Park No. 399 as well as images Mangelsen captured over the years but never printed. On Saturday, the photographer, who was named to American Photographer magazine’s list of the top 100 most important people and whose work has been showcased in a collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and has appeared in National Geographic, Time and Life, will be in town for a book signing and reception to celebrate his new book. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Images of Nature gallery, 730 Lincoln Ave. In his new ...
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Greater sandhill cranes make their way to the Yampa Valley this month 4.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Although the weather may be interfering with their arrival, the migration of the greater sandhill cranes to the Yampa Valley has begun. For the third year in a row, the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition — presenters of the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival held here in September — will sponsor a First Crane Sighting Contest through the month of March. “It will be a mystery when they show up this year,” said Nancy Merrill, a coalition volunteer. “I saw one out on the river in Hayden one year ago today (Tuesday). It could be much later in March but you never really know. These cranes only go to areas where the conditions are just right for them, and we are really lucky that they come here.” The sandhill cranes leave their wintering homes in New Mexico and Arizona to head north. Many will stop to rest in the San Luis Valley at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge while others will make a brief stop in the Eckert or Delta area south of Grand Junction. Based on past sightings, the arrival of the ...
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Steamboat briefs: WWFM 91.1 to present classical music Friday 21.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Please tune in to WWFM 91.1 on your radio dial at 10 a.m. Friday for Live from Steamboat, classical music from our own Strings Music Festival concerts, part of WWFM’s “Celebrating Our Musical Community” program.  This broadcast will feature music from our 2013 concerts, Sergi Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, and  Paul Coletti’s From My Heart and Circus.   We will also hear  portions of a 2012 concert titled Baroque, Tangos & Jazz,  with selections by composers Alejandro Scarpino, Juan Caldarella, Astor Piazzolla and Jacobo Gade.  These broadcasts are brought to Steamboat by the team of WWFM in Trenton, NJ, Strings Music Festival, and West Slope FM.  They are featured only once a month, on the last Friday of the month, so don’t miss this one. Ski area taking entries for Go-Pro photo, video contest Steamboat Ski Area is accepting entries for its season-long GoPro photo and video contest. The contest asks entrants to share their Steamboat story through a still photo or video edit captured ...
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Guest Commentary: Protecting greater sage grouse will help the West 18.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Before too long, and after much debate and public input, the Obama administration will issue recommendations for the management of approximately 50 million acres of sagebrush habitat.
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Steamboat briefs: Business owners lobby governor about sage grouse 17.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A letter signed by 17 Routt County outdoor industry and local small businesses was hand delivered to Governor John Hicklenlooper on Wednesday. According to Kent Vertrees, co-owner Steamboat Powdercats, the letter calls on the state to carry out meaningful conservation measures to ensure the greater sage grouse is not listed under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in September. “We want to make sure that Governor Hicklenlooper knows how important the iconic greater sage grouse is to our local business community in Routt County,” Vertrees said in a news release. “It’s an important part of our Western heritage and our economy. We want to see the bird protected, but we don’t want to see it listed under the Endangered Species Act.” In a report released by ECONorwest in September, it was estimated visitors to the BLM sagebrush lands in the 11 western states with greater sage grouse habitat spent approximately $623 million within 50 miles of the recreation sites in 2013. “As a ...
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Eagle County fire crews rescue dog that fell through ice while chasing ducks 12.2.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Fire crews in Eagle County on Wednesday rescued a dog that fell through ice covering a small pond in Edwards while chasing ducks.
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Sage grouse open house offers landowners tools to manage habitat 12.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Northwest Colorado ranchers and landowners flocked to the “Ranching for Greater Sage Grouse” workshops hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week. The event brought together organizational leaders and experts from CPW, CCA, the Wildlife Services unit of the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Colorado State University Extension Office and the governor’s office to educate landowners on best practices for preserving habitat for the bird. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to list the greater sage grouse as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Its close cousin, the Gunnison sage grouse, was listed as threatened in November of last year, causing some alarm amongst those who have been working to protect both types of birds for years. “We feel like we’re the ones standing up for the grouse,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “These ...
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Crude tactics worked against the sage grouse 10.2.2015 High Country News Most Recent
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The Latest: Wildlife refuges 2.2.2015 Current Issue
The refuge system finally has a strategy for expansion.
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The Latest: Rio Grande water 2.2.2015 Current Issue
A shortfall in water deliveries may lead to more fighting.
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Good conservation is smart economics 31.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Small towns and rural communities in Colorado depend on recreation and tourism for large parts of our economy.
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