Bureau of Land Management

The Kanab mine is one of several uranium mines in northern Arizona that could be reopened, despite a ban on new mines near the Grand Canyon. Conservation groups have sued to block it and the Arizona 1 mine, which is already back in operation. (Photo courtesy the Center for Biological Diversity)
Feb 5, 2013

Appeals court upholds reopening of uranium mine near Grand Canyon

A federal appeals court Monday upheld the government’s decision to let a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park continue to operate under environmental standards now decades old.

Jan 27, 2013

Supercross benefits Arizona when not bound by unreasonable restrictions

There is significant and measureable value when fans pack a sold-out stadium to root for their favorite team. On Jan. 12, fans did exactly that at Chase Field, pumping up the local economy by purchasing tickets to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race, as well as buying expensive beverages costing more than a six pack of same. But the economic boost extends far beyond the event itself, if the pub[...]

Jun 6, 2012

Fairbank Commercial Company

The Fairbank Commercial Company was a 19th century emporium that thrived as long as the town thrived.

May 30, 2012

Feds open comment on 500-mile New Mexico-Arizona power line

Federal officials have unveiled draft plans for a proposed $1.5 billion power line linking central New Mexico with southeast Arizona across at least 460 miles of federal, state, local and privately owned lands.

May 15, 2012

Brewer vetoes bill that demanded federal land

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Monday that would have had the state join Utah in demanding that the federal government surrender control of millions of acres of public land.

May 9, 2012

Agency renews efforts to guard Arizona national parks from illegal immigrants

Federal officials are boosting efforts at national parks in southern Arizona to prevent what they say is a path of destruction left by illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico.

Apr 27, 2012

Federal government attempting to halt development in Cochise County

Nearly two decades of simmering conflict over water resources in Cochise County reached an explosive climax recently when bureaucrats with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued an unprecedented and stunning ultimatum to the state of Arizona: Stop development near the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA).

Apr 17, 2012

BLM to hold meetings on NM-Ariz. power line

The public will have a chance to chime in on a proposed high-voltage power line that would run through New Mexico and Arizona. The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a series of open house meetings in both states on an electrical transmission line that could provide up to 2,500 megawatts of electricity.

Mar 7, 2012

Lawmakers pick fight with feds over public lands

Some Western lawmakers are pushing for a showdown with Washington over federally-controlled land, picking a fight on an issue that they say puts an economic stranglehold on their states.

Feb 20, 2012

Feds identify 237,100 acres in Arizona for renewable energy projects

The Bureau of Land Management has recommended 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona are suitable for renewable energy development, part of an effort to speed up the process for clean-energy companies looking to set up shop in the state.

Feb 14, 2012

BLM sets aside 21,000 acres near Yuma for possible solar project

The Bureau of Land Management on Monday put aside nearly 21,000 acres of public land near Yuma for the next two years while it studies its potential for use as a solar energy site.

Feb 14, 2012

Arizona BLM director to be sworn in to office

The director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Arizona will take the oath of office Tuesday.