News for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Dinosaur National Monument seeks public comment on Deerlodge Road rehab project

Dinosaur National Monument officials are seeking public comment about an environmental assessment compiled for potential upgrades to Deerlodge Road. Deerlodge Road, which encompasses about 12.7 miles of pavement, has exceeded its service life and also is being encroached upon by the Yampa River at the oxbow area near milepost 9.5, according to a Dinosaur National Monument news release.

BLM to offer Colorado acreage in February oil and gas lease sale

BLM defers 20 parcels in North Fork Valley

The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday it will offer 151 parcels in Colorado for an oil and natural gas lease sale slated for later this month. The sale takes place Feb. 14 and the parcels total 88,578 acres, according to a BLM Colorado news release.

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Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Taylor DeMent, 20, cashier at the Dollar Tree

Hometown: “I was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo.” How long have you lived in Craig: “I moved here 6 years ago.” What are your plans other than working: “Saving up for school. I’m going for my pilot’s license actually.” How long have you been working here: “About half a year, 6 months.”