Glenwood Springs–The new Travel Management plan for the White River National Forest has been released to the public. The plan deals with a number of issues related to travel in the backcountry as well as road and trail closures that were necessary to prevent further erosion.
Rifle–The prospect of oil shale exploration
drew several people to a B-L-M meeting yesterday in Rifle expressing a wide variety of
opinions. The B-L-M is exploring a fresh look at oil shale research and development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
Rifle–The 9th annual Encana Energy Expo is underway at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Indoor arena in Rifle. Over 80 exhibitors are on hand today for the free event.
Steamboat Springs–Record snowpack and moisture
levels are being reported in Colorado’s northern mountains. Officials say the snow in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat Springs is over 16 feet deep. The southern part of the state however is suffering where the snowpack is only 72 percent of average.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Federal wildlife officials say Greeley can
resume construction work along the banks of the Cache la Poudre
(kash-la-POO’-der) River where great blue herons were nesting
before the heavy equipment rolled in. Two weeks ago, work on an
irrigation canal was halted after about 30 birds that had been
nesting in trees took off.

DENVER (AP) – Denver-area residents will get a chance to comment
today on a plan to open nearly 2 million acres of public land in
Colorado, Wyoming and Utah to oil shale development. About 100
people turned out in Rifle yesterday for the BLM’s meeting on
efforts to take a fresh look at an oil shale plan the Bush
administration released in 2008.

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Elementary school students and
educators will visit Fort Carson today, have lunch and take part in
team-building games and physical fitness training with soldiers.
The event called Camp Fort Carson is part of an Adopt-a-School
program at Fort Carson. The post says 34 schools from six districts
participate in the program.

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Deputies, firefighters and other
authorities in Pueblo today are testing their ability to handle
emergencies at the Pueblo Chemical Depot and at the state
fairgrounds in Pueblo. The Sheriff’s Office says residents may see
emergency vehicles around the depot and fairgrounds as well as hear
emergency radio communications, outdoor warning alerts and a radio
alert system.