Yet, here we are, with people and the government unable to stop furloughs, job losses, and lower revenue to keep the government functioning. Our public lands have certainly not been spared from this indiscriminate budget ax.
New bills from Reps. Labrador (ID), Tipton (CO), Gosar (Ariz.), and the Chairman of the committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (Wash.) would force thousands, if not millions, of acres of forest to be all but handed over to timber companies, at the expense of the taxpayer.
Birdwatchers travel from far and wide to northwest Colorado to see male greater sage-grouse strut their stuff in hopes of attracting a mate. Early spring is prime season to catch these timid greater sage-grouse dancing on the lek and shaking their tail feathers through organized tours.