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  • Sage grouse numbers up in Northwest Colorado

    04/03/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | April 2, 2015 | Lauren Blair
    Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse in its 11-state territory are multiplying, according to a report from the Western Governors’ Association released Thursday, and Northwest Colorado’s sage grouse population is seeing significant growth as a result. The report is a comprehensive inventory of public and private conservation initiatives in 2014 throughout the bird’s range in 11 western states, including Colorado. Northwest Colorado is home to about two thirds of the state’s greater sage grouse population, which grew by 30 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to Senior Wildlife Biologist Brad Petch with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. ... Moffat, Routt...
  • BLM Officer Mistaken for Man Impersonating Police Officer ( Arizona )

    03/02/2015 5:06:09 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Tombstone News ^ | Feb 06, 2015 | Meredith Stahler
    According to findings from The Tombstone Marshal’s Office (TMO), a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officer was mistaken for a man impersonating an officer.. On January 28th, while traveling east on Charleston Road, a sixteen year old driver reported to the Tombstone Marshal’s Office that she observed a male driver in a white truck look at her as he passed and then turned around and begin travelling eastbound behind her before pulling her over with emergency lights flashing on the dashboard. The female advised that she pulled to the side road and the male exited his vehicle and approached her...
  • Environmental Groups Seeking More Protection For Sage Grouse ( CO & Utah )

    01/20/2015 5:15:34 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 20, 2015 | Donna Bryson
    Two environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah ... The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should go back and produce an “adequate finding” on the status of the Gunnison sage grouse ... The threatened designation could result in restrictions on oil and gas drilling, agriculture, recreational and other land uses. ... both camps will be watching litigation closely, in part to see how it might influence policy on the more common greater sage grouse. The...
  • Ferguson: Inconvenient Facts About the Encounter

    12/04/2014 4:35:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 4, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Is it relevant that St. Louis, near Ferguson, recently had the third-highest per capita murder rate of any large city (with 250,000 or more residents) in America, ranking behind New Orleans and Detroit? And, according to an analysis of 2011 FBI crime stats, St. Louis had the second-highest overall crime rate among large cities. Is it relevant that the state of Missouri ranks second among states in per capita black homicide victimization rate? According to the Violence Policy Center, only Nebraska has a higher per capita murder rate for black victims, based on 2011 FBI data. Last year, according to...
  • Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection ( Colorado and Utah )

    11/12/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | Nov. 12, 2014
    Federal wildlife officials have granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse, a move that could to bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other land uses to preserve the bird's habitat in Colorado and Utah. ... They're related to the greater sage grouse, which is at the center of a separate and larger debate over federal protection across 11 Western states.
  • Sage-grouse could become mining’s ‘Spotted Owl on Steroids’ - AMEA

    02/27/2014 9:31:25 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    MINEWEB ^ | 04 Feb 2014 | Dorothy Kosich
    Federal designation of the Greater Sage-grouse as threatened or endangered could result in the withdrawal of over 17 million acres from mining ... Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service of making an unprecedented attempted to limit multiple use on public lands through use of “the Spotted Owl on Steroids”—the Greater Sage-Grouse. ... BLM and Forest Service’s real purpose “is NOT sage-grouse conservation.” “Rather, the so-called conservation measures are designed to: Find another way to implement the draconian land use restrictions in the aborted Wild Lands Policy and Secretarial Order 3310; Dramatically reduce and even prevent mining, energy...
  • BLM seeking input on sage grouse ( NV, CA )

    12/18/2013 2:04:48 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Ely Times ^ | December 13, 2013 | Lukas Eggen
    The Bureau of Land Management held a public meeting surrounding its draft environmental impact statement surrounding greater sage grouse habitat and possible measures to protect sage grouse habitat. The EIS listed six alternatives, with alternative D listed as the preferred alternative. It’s aimed at balancing competing human interests, land uses and the conservation of natural and cultural resource values, while sustaining and enhancing ecological integrity across the landscape, including plant, wildlife and fish habitat. BLM Branch Chief for Renewable Resources and Planning Joe Tague, who traveled across parts of northern California and Nevada to discuss the DEIS and inform the...
  • Nevada sage grouse critic calls feds closed-minded

    12/17/2013 8:19:03 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 16. 2013
    Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber suggested the BLM and U.S. Forest Service are seeking comment on a regional sage-grouse conservation plan only to placate critics of the push to protect the greater sage grouse, which is found in 11 Western states, including Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Oregon. Ranchers, miners, energy developers and state officials fear restrictions on the use of public lands in sage grouse habitat would have deep economic consequences in the rural West. Former Republican Assemblyman John Carpenter said he believes the government is determined to list the chicken-sized game bird as part of a bigger strategy to...
  • Sage grouse plan impacts ranchers disproportionately, OCA says ( Oregon )

    12/03/2013 12:27:44 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Capital Press ^ | December 03. 2013 | Mateusz Perkowski
    A new plan to protect the sage grouse in eastern Oregon would disproportionately affect ranchers in certain designated areas. The proposal would cut grazing by about 118,000 acres in the region. Cattle grazing reductions likely in some areas under proposal. Some Oregon ranchers would be disproportionately harmed by grazing restrictions under a proposed plan to protect sage grouse, according to leaders of a state cattlemen’s group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently offered a draft plan for managing the greater sage grouse, a candidate for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Sage grouse plan impacts ranchers disproportionately, OCA says ( Oregon )

    12/03/2013 12:27:37 PM PST · by george76
    Capital Press ^ | December 03. 2013 | Mateusz Perkowski
    Headline only.
  • Environmentalist attempt to block oil, gas drilling in key Wyoming sage grouse area

    10/30/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | October 30, 2013 | BENJAMIN STORROW
    Three environmental groups petitioned the federal government Monday to block new oil and gas development in an area of key sage grouse habitat near Douglas. The petition came a month after Gov. Matt Mead announced a plan with Chesapeake Energy to allow drilling in what is known as the Douglas Core Area and represented an effort by environmentalists to counter what they see as an erosion of state sage grouse protections. ... WildEarth Guardians, the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance and American Bird Conservancy petitioned the Department of Interior and U.S. Bureau of Land Management to prohibit construction of new wellpads and...
  • Tipton, Obama Wildlife Official Spar Over Sage Grouse ( ESA in Utah, Colorado, and )

    08/02/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 2, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Colorado property owners affected by a federal proposal to list the sage grouse as an endangered species should be compensated for the loss of their ability to earn a living from the land, Rep. Scott Tipton.. The Colorado Republican asked Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe at a House hearing if the federal government planned to compensate those who would no longer be able to raise crops or cattle on property claimed for the bird’s critical habitat. “No,” Ashe replied sharply. The proposed map of the listing and bird’s wide-ranging territory over two million acres of Colorado and...
  • Salazar Rules Blamed for Shell’s Departure

    09/27/2013 6:44:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | September 26, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    A decision this week by Shell to shutter its oil shale operation in Colorado to pursue other ventures in Jordan and Canada highlights the difficulties faced by developers in the state as they wrestle with uncertain rules under the Obama administration. Royal Dutch Shell was one of the most successful companies in the state in its efforts to develop a cost-efficient technique to extract oil from shale rock. But the final act of Ken Salazar as Interior secretary earlier this year to rewrite industry rules left companies in limbo with undeterminable royalty rates, and blocked them from obtaining leases for...
  • Sage Grouse Debate Prompts Scrutiny of Far-Reaching Federal Species Law

    09/04/2013 5:13:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | September 4, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    as debate heats up on Capitol Hill over the proposed listing of the Sage Grouse as an endangered species, a key concern of Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton is that it may never be de-listed, even if the population recovers. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decide to list the species, the new protections would restrict management of two million acres in Colorado considered critical habitat, including private property. That means limited use of the property for grazing or energy development. “If we have a recovery in Garfield County, it will never be taken off the listing because...
  • Large group grouses at sage grouse hearing ( UN 21 in Utah )

    02/17/2013 5:30:02 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Feb 13, 2013
    More than 200 people crowded into the Monticello High School auditorium on February 7 for a public hearing on the proposed designation of endangered species status for the small population of Gunnision Sage Grouse in San Juan County. Representatives from the US Fish and Wildlife Service faced a mostly hostile but mostly respectful crowd. They were there to explain the rationale behind the proposed designation and how it may affect the area. Two rules are proposed: one would designate the bird as an endangered species and the other would designation large swaths of land as critical habitat. San Juan County...
  • US taking steps to protect Gunnison sage grouse

    01/12/2013 5:35:12 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    ap ^ | January 10, 2013
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... has proposed designating 1.7 million acres in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah as critical habitat for the bird ... The designation sometimes, but not always, means restrictions on human activities on that land. The public and the scientific community have until March 12 to comment before the agency makes a final decision on whether to list the Gunnison sage grouse as endangered.
  • Gunpowder plot explodes in Madison

    03/10/2011 4:01:58 PM PST · by nkronos · 42 replies
    Kronosphere ^ | 03/10/11 | Nicholas Kronos
    Make no mistake that the events of the past few weeks in Madison, Wisconsin will go down in the history books alongside such precursors to great upheavals as the Boston Massacre and Harpers Ferry. Only five weeks after Jared Loughner’s shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others elicited calls for a new civility in American politics, Wisconsin’s Democratic state senators fled Madison, lighting a fuse that now threatens old greasy rags accumulated for decades in the garages, basements, and tool sheds of American civics and government. Rather than work within the procedural rules of Wisconsin’s elected body, these senators...
  • Father Corapi: This Thanksgiving, Give Thanks For What You Have [blurry screen alert]

    11/25/2010 5:50:06 PM PST · by mlizzy · 17 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 11-24-10 | Fr Corapi
    And For What You Have Lost! Remember That Everything Comes From Our Heavenly Father.This Thanksgiving holiday may be the only one some of us have left, or it may be the most important one some of us will ever have. Let’s make the most of it. From the beginning, this mostly secular holiday has had a somewhat “holyday” dimension to it. After all, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God, mostly for surviving, but surely for the food they had that helped them to survive and ultimately prosper.Taking things for granted is an occupational hazard of the human condition. It is...
  • Fr. Corapi: In Reality, Sadness Has No Place At Christmas Time Or Any Time…

    11/30/2010 3:33:29 PM PST · by mlizzy · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | 11-30-10 | Fr Corapi
    For Humanity And Divinity Have Been Joined In Christ Jesus. In the course of a life’s journey there are often stretches of bad road. It seems that some people have an easier time than others, but it is a rare individual that never encounters a rough stretch. In recent years, perhaps that’s why I have found an increasing number of people that liken themselves to old cars. One poor woman said she felt very old. When I reminded her that she was only 39, she responded that she’s like a three year old car – not that old, but with...
  • Any old US AIR Force sage guys out there?

    05/21/2010 6:56:37 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 69 replies · 1,328+ views
    just looking for other SAGE folks who might be still around. My dad passed away to soon but I just found out he was an original member of sage, never said a word.
  • Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC

    12/21/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 300 replies · 14,222+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12-21-09
    The founder of the website "Free Republic", Jim Robinson, has joined a growing boycott of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) due to a homosexual activist group sponsoring the event. GOProud, a group that advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for homosexuals, is listed as a sponsor of the event at CPAC's website. Mr. Robinson has joined a number of conservative activists including Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, and Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of...
  • Saving Sage

    10/18/2009 3:34:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 577+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-17-09 | Skye
    My friend Jean emailed this request to me and I am asking for your help in bringing Sage safely home. Please donate what you can to help Sage and Lcpl Werner. I'd like to introduce you to Sage and Lcpl Werner, their photo is attached to this email:Lance Corporal Alex Werner lives in Milford, PA. He is the 2nd of four children. He joined the Marine Corps right out of high school, and chose to be a combat engineer since he’d always enjoyed construction, as well as destruction – ie bombs and blowing things up with them. One night...
  • Government virus expert paid £116k by swine flu vaccine manufacturers

    07/27/2009 1:27:52 PM PDT · by bethybabes69 · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 27th July 2009 | David Derbyshire
    A scientist who advises the Government on swine flu is a paid director of a drugs firm making hundreds of millions of pounds from the pandemic. Professor Sir Roy Anderson sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), a 20-strong task force drawing up the action plan for the virus.

    12/13/2008 1:23:58 PM PST · by andrew roman · 25 replies · 997+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 13 December 2008 | 13 December 2008
    Yesterday, Larry Elder's radio show completed its fifteen year run on KABC in Los Angeles. It's hard to believe, but the "Larry Elder Show" is done. His departure from the airwaves - announced only the day before to the shock and disappointment of his legion of fans ("El Dorados") - puts a serious hurt on the talk radio genre.I don't think I can overstate it.I adore Larry Elder, and I will miss him.He was as unique as he was entertaining - a libertarian (with a small "l") who broke ranks with big "L" crowd on foreign policy. He dubbed...
  • Savage LIVE Thread Wed. May 3, 2006

    05/03/2006 3:01:38 PM PDT · by fishtank · 52 replies · 1,357+ views
    Gettin' ready!!!!
  • Mystery Ship May Track Titan Rocket -- Or Maybe Not

    04/27/2005 12:04:08 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 1,707+ views ^ | April 27, 2005 | AP
    PORTLAND, Maine -- The Portland waterfront is still awash with rumors about the mystery ship that's been cloaked in secrecy since it tied up in the harbor three weeks ago. The Portland Press Herald said the latest theory is that the Sage may be carrying equipment used to observe an Air Force Titan rocket on a top-secret mission. The rocket's flight path would take it over the ocean on a trajectory parallel to the East Coast. Others believe that the vessel is in town to track the space shuttle Discovery. The Sage, which is about 180 feet long and has...
  • Michael Moore Slammed: World Premiere of "Michael & Me"

    09/04/2004 2:33:24 AM PDT · by patriotmovies · 21 replies · 1,723+ views
    Larry Elder, a Los Angeles based radio talk show host, has fired another salvo into the credibility of Leftwing propagandist, blowhard, and "disingenuous filmmaker" Michael Moore. Elder is scheduled to release a new documentary entitled "Michael & Me" which counters Moore's deceiptful documentary "Bowling for Columbine. Elder ambushes Moore and asks him tough questions about gun control. Moore is visibly frustrated during the encounter. "Michael & Me" will premiere Friday, September 10th at the Dallas based "American Film Renaissance", the first film festival for conservatives.
  • Loving Death

    03/01/2003 8:55:15 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Reason ^ | February 26, 2003 | Ronald Bailey
    How could someone seriously be in favor of early death, disease, and disability? Ask Francis Fukuyama, professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and author of Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. "Early death, disease, disability: pro or con?" is how Fukuyama characterized what was at stake in our recent debate on the ethics of dramatically extending human lifespans. (The debate was sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Alliance for Aging Research in Washington, D.C., as part of their Science of Aging Crossroads policy forum....