Bureau of Land Management (BLM) http://kunc.org en Working Together, Firefighting Air Resources Train For Fire Season http://kunc.org/post/working-together-firefighting-air-resources-train-fire-season <p>Flexing its firefighting air power, the Colorado National Guard and wildland firefighters are conducting aerial fire suppression training exercises at reservoirs across the Front Range. When preparing for the upcoming wildfire season nothing is being left to chance.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:29:26 +0000 Nathan Heffel 54940 at http://kunc.org Working Together, Firefighting Air Resources Train For Fire Season National Parks Close As Other Public Lands Stay Open http://kunc.org/post/national-parks-close-other-public-lands-stay-open From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah to the North Cascades in Washington, America's 401 national park areas have gates blocking entrance roads.<p>The last remaining campers and hotel guests in the parks must leave Thursday, and park rangers will patrol to keep others out.<p>The national parks "belong to the American people, and the American people should have the right to come in," says National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:14:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 50338 at http://kunc.org National Parks Close As Other Public Lands Stay Open Congress Considers Patch To Keep Helium Supply Afloat http://kunc.org/post/congress-considers-how-deflate-nations-helium-reserve The Senate is considering legislation to prevent a global helium shortage from worsening in October. That's when one huge supply of helium in the U.S. is set to terminate. The House overwhelmingly passed its own bill last month to keep the Federal Helium Program going.<p>That was a relief to industries that can't get along without helium. The gas is used in MRI machines, semiconductors, aerospace equipment, lasers and of course balloons.<p>Perhaps the easiest way to understand the helium shortage is to talk to people like Stacie Lee Banks, who owns a flower shop in Washington, D.C. Wed, 08 May 2013 08:40:00 +0000 43994 at http://kunc.org Congress Considers Patch To Keep Helium Supply Afloat BLM Introduces New Rules for Wild Horse Round-ups http://kunc.org/post/blm-introduces-new-rules-wild-horse-round-ups <p>The Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives for wild horse round-ups on federal lands in Colorado and the West. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:26:04 +0000 Grace Hood 39597 at http://kunc.org BLM Introduces New Rules for Wild Horse Round-ups Interior Secretary Moves To Tighten Rules Over Sale Of Wild Horses http://kunc.org/post/interior-secretary-moves-tighten-rules-over-sale-wild-horses <p>Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar says he will tighten regulations of the federal government's wild horse program, restricting the number of horses people can buy and making it easier for the government to prosecute buyers who sell mustangs to slaughter.</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:22:32 +0000 Dave Philipps - Special To ProPublica 37480 at http://kunc.org Interior Secretary Moves To Tighten Rules Over Sale Of Wild Horses