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Forest Service: Mountains not suitable for oil, gas leasing

Forest Service: Mountains not suitable for oil, gas leasing

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it has concluded that oil and gas leasing isn’t suitable for Humboldt-Toiyabe (toy-YAH’-bee) National Forest land in a mountain range in northeastern Nevada’s Elko County that is a popular recreation area. Forest officials announced Thursday that Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger’s analysis […]

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APNewsBreak: Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

APNewsBreak: Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it built the new pen in Northern […]

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Sierra off-roaders sue US over grouse in Nevada, California

Sierra off-roaders sue US over grouse in Nevada, California

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California, arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across rangeland habitat of the bird already proposed for threatened status. The California Four Wheel Drive […]

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Forest Service lifts some closures from wildfires near Provo

Forest Service lifts some closures from wildfires near Provo

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has lifted several closures in northern Utah more than a month ago after wildfires swept through the area. The Daily Herald in Provo reported Thursday that roads and trails north of U.S. Highway 6 are open and areas such as Diamond Fork […]

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Rain brings relief to firefighters battling Nevada blaze

Rain brings relief to firefighters battling Nevada blaze

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Rain is bringing relief to hundreds of firefighters battling a big wildfire that destroyed an historic camp lodge and trapped several hikers above a canyon in northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. The Forest Service said Wednesday fire crews have seen minimal activity and no growth in the […]

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Hotshots, Stallions, Commanders, Fleet make up Alliance West

Hotshots, Stallions, Commanders, Fleet make up Alliance West

With nicknames that certainly make sense for their regions, the Alliance of American Football unveiled the names and logos of their West Division teams on Tuesday. They are the Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. Last week, the spring league that begins play the […]

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Federal employee charged with theft in rigged car auction

Federal employee charged with theft in rigged car auction

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service employee has been charged with theft and accused of rigging a car auction to let his girlfriend get a pickup truck at a major discount. The Standard Examiner in Ogden reported Thursday that Robert Joseph Alexander is accused of overseeing a 2017 […]

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Spring Conditions on the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Spring Conditions on the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

HEBER CITY, Utah-Per a report in the Wasatch Wave, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest officials are advising recreationalists of the inherent dangers on muddy and wet forest roads. At high elevations, some roads may still be snow-covered and the saturated soils may also cause unstable conditions, rock slides and erosion to currently […]

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Heber-Kamas Ranger District Plan to Implement Upper Provo Prescribed Fire

Heber-Kamas Ranger District Plan to Implement Upper Provo Prescribed Fire

KAMAS, Utah(Wasatch Wave)-Per a report in the Wasatch Wave, as long as weather permits, a Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest prescribed fire will occur in the upper Provo area anytime between now and June 1. Upon its occurrence, it will be a 6,007-acre burn located roughly 10 miles east of Kamas on […]

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