Changes are here for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program; the BLM is charged with managing public land and the wild animals on it. A Colorado Springs activist for protecting wild horses and burros says she believes the changes come from a heated conversation Interior Secretary... more »
DENVER (AP) - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, and dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families. Many firefighters are now asking to buy... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in Colorado to discuss energy, water and conservation in the West. Salazar is scheduled to speak tonight at Colorado College, where students have been studying how to preserve the health of the Colorado River Basin. Salazar is a graduate of Colorado... more »
DINOSAUR, Colo. (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has dedicated a new visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument.
Salazar says the facility was renovated with federal funds to provide jobs in Colorado and northeast Utah.
The new Quarry Visitor Center replaces an old visitor center that was shut... more »
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Interior Department has extended a temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims in a one-million-acre area near the Grand Canyon.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Monday during a visit to the iconic park.
The department has been analyzing whether... more »
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will host the third annual Global New Energy Summit in April 2011. In a press conference at The Broadmoor on Monday, it was announced the summit will be held April 17-19 of next year. Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera says Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has... more »
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and about two dozen volunteers are kicking off a door-to-door campaign for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
Salazar came to his old campaign headquarters in Denver, where Democrats now are working the phones for Bennet, his successor. Salazar told the volunteers Sunday not to despair because... more »
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling has resigned.
Salazar announced the news Thursday at a congressional hearing where Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum was scheduled to testify. She did not appear.
Birnbaum and her agency have endured scathing... more »
A government official briefed on the decision confirms that the U.S. Interior Secretary has approved what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the... more »
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing changes he says will bring more scrutiny and greater public participation in the way oil and gas leases are handled on public lands. Salazar says the changes should ensure stricter environmental standards in oil and gas leasing while bringing more certainty for energy companies... more »