BLM Moving Forward with Fire Prevention Effort

The Bureau of Land Management posted on the Federal Register a couple of weeks ago a notice that it is beginning the tedious paperwork process to finally do something to prevent the devastating wildfires that have plagued the Great Basin region in … [Read more...]

Public Comment Period Ends Today for Wild Horse Gather Plan

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public review and comment on a plan to gather wild horses for up to ten years in the Caliente Herd Area Complex, which is located near Caliente in southern Lincoln County. The Wild Horse Gather Plan … [Read more...]

BLM resumes sales from Panaca Community Pit

In keeping with the Administration’s goals of providing materials we rely on and use every day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Caliente Field Office has resumed selling mineral material out of the Panaca Community Pit. The pit is located a … [Read more...]

BLM Seeks Input On Increasing Recreational Opportunities

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office is asking the public to provide input on expanding motorized and non-motorized recreational opportunities in Lincoln County, Nev. The 30-day public input period concludes Monday, Feb. … [Read more...]

Route Approved For New Power Line

Lincoln County Oversight Program Coordinator Connie Simkins reported at the last county commission meeting that Transwest Express Transmission Project, a Wyoming company seeking to put in a new power line in eastern rural Nevada, has been granted a … [Read more...]

Frustration Mounts Over Usage of Gravel Pit

County Road Department Supervisor Shane Cheeney expressed some frustration when he gave a report to the regular Highway Commission Board meeting Jan. 3 in Pioche. He was talking about the road department not being able to use a gravel pit in Lake … [Read more...]

Bundy Proceedings to Remain Shrouded in Secrecy

In order to maintain public confidence in a civil society, not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done. This past week Nevada’s Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro upheld a sweeping protective order by a federal magistrate t … [Read more...]

Firefighter Positions Available

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District is accepting applications for temporary seasonal firefighters. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 28, 2017, but those submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 10, will receive first … [Read more...]

Jewell Feels a Drop of Rain and Declares Sky is Falling

Earlier this year Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered what could best be described as a doom and gloom speech about the state of disappearing “natural” lands in this country, primarily the West. She claimed there is an “emergence of an extre … [Read more...]

Jewell Feels a Drop of Rain and Declares Sky is Falling

Earlier this year Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered what could best be described as a doom and gloom speech about the state of disappearing “natural” lands in this country, primarily the West. She claimed there is an “emergence of an extre … [Read more...]

Mountain bike trail system will include parking, rest areas

Excitement, as well as questions, surround the new mountain bike trail system around Caliente. This is a whole new system, not affecting existing trails for ATVs and horse riding, according to project manager Jon Prescott of the BLM Caliente Field Off … [Read more...]

BLM overreach continues to be an issue

Even though the standoff in Oregon does not have a direct connection to Lincoln County, County Commission chair Kevin Phillips says it does underlie a problem that does affect Lincoln County. The situation between number of ranchers and militia … [Read more...]

BLM seeking nominees to fill elected official position

The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is seeking public nominations to complete the remaining one and a-half years of a three-year term as the Elected Official representative on the Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council … [Read more...]

Public lands debate continues

There are many in the western United States dedicated to taking back much of the public land the BLM has long had control of. The American Lands Council is a non-profit organization made up of individuals, counties, businesses, organizations and … [Read more...]

BLM seeking public comment on wild horse suppression program

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Schell Field Office is soliciting public comment on the Water Canyon Wild Horse Growth Suppression Pilot Program Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA). The 30-day comment period concludes Monday, … [Read more...]

BLM seeks input on public lands for oil and gas exploration

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District is asking for public input on issues associated with potential oil and gas leasing, which may later include exploration and development, on 94 parcels of public land, totaling 140,389 acres. The BLM is … [Read more...]

New Caliente office BLM field manager introduced

Chris Carlton, new BLM field manager for the Caliente office, was introduced at the County Commission meeting April 20. He takes over for Victoria Barr, who transferred to New Mexico. He said he has been in the office about three weeks now, coming … [Read more...]

New BLM Caliente Field Manager excited to serve in eastern Nevada

Chris Carlton is settling in as the Bureau of Land Management Ely District’s Caliente Field Manager. Chris, who arrived in late March, is familiar with coordinating with local, state and other federal agencies; and understands the needs of local c … [Read more...]

BLM releases draft EIS for the Gold Rock Mine Project near Ely

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Egan Field Office announces the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Midway Gold US Inc.’s proposed Gold Rock Mine Project in White Pine County, located about 50 miles west of Ely. The p … [Read more...]

BLM donates computers to Lincoln schools

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District has donated 41 desktop and eight laptop computers, plus printers and other related equipment to the Lincoln County School District. The donation was made possible through the Computers for Learning … [Read more...]