GREATER SAGE GROUSE GRANT AWARDED TO NEVADA
Reno, Nevada—A 2 million dollar grant to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the endangered or threatened species list has been awarded to Nevada by the Pentagon. The money will help pay for habitat restoration under thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval says the partnership between the military and environmental groups is the first of it’s kind in the state. The money, which comes from the Defense Department’s Military Services Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program, will leverage another 2 million dollars in matching funds to help restore over 11 thousand acres of grouse habitat under airspace controlled by the Fallon Naval Air Station.
LAW ENFORCEMENT RACIAL PROFILING STUDIED IN COLORADO
DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are starting to quantify the state’s racial profiling by law enforcement in the aftermath of high-profile clashes between the public and officers around the nation. The goal is to propose legislation on how to collect demographic data on arrests, stops, and searches to determine if there are troublesome trends.
ANOTHER BEAR PUT DOWN
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A second black bear has been euthanized after it was caught looking for food at a Colorado Springs home where a woman is suspected of feeding some of the animals. Wildlife officials say the bear was captured Monday and had to be euthanized because it had been captured in 2009 in Basalt. This is the second bear found near the home of Jo Ann Medina, who is suspected of feeding them