| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:26 PM
LAS VEGAS — Federal authorities were on the defensive Tuesday during the fourth day of their planned monthlong offensive to remove an outspoken rancher’s cattle from lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
As dozens of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to scale back the president's authority to establish national monuments, seeking changes to a century-old law that critics say has put wide swaths of the West off-limits to activities such...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Numbers don't lie. Like box office grosses, home sales reflect economic reality. Per real estate news firm Data Quick, year-over-year residential real estate sales prices are up 18.4% across the Los Angeles area in early 2014 and the inventory of homes...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Stewart Ward, a former employee of Blue River Sports in Breckenridge and an avid skier, spends a lot of time in the Colorado mountains.
Although Utah has great snow, he said, Colorado has a lot to recommend it.
1. Great German ski towns, like...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
At the request of Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation to expand 14 of Maryland's existing wilderness areas and add nine new ones, increasing by nearly 22,000 acres the state's Wildlands Preservation System ("...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:50 PM
In an attempt to spruce up Hubbard Woods Park and attract more shoppers to downtown businesses, the Winnetka Park District is creating a master plan for the park and asking residents to help them with the design.
"It was right after World War II that it...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The three men accused of sparking last month's Colby fire near Glendora pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges.
The defendants -- Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, and Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 24, both described...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year to land and water conservation when they cast their ballots this fall.
And the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana may also be...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:15 AM
After years of steady support for conservation, I am disheartened to hear that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided to cut funds for land preservation programs in his proposed 2015 budget ("O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation," Jan. 16).
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Broward County commissioners will help determine the fate of a prime piece of beachfront land. The property is the Pompano Beach pier parking lot. The city and its Community Redevelopment Agency propose a commercial complex, including a hotel, on the...