Important Information For Residents

PRESS RELEASE Gilpin County Bureau of Land Management Potential Updates to Land Use Regulations
Posted on 02/04/2020
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Gilpin County

Bureau of Land Management 

Potential Updates to Land Use Regulations 


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provides stewardship on approximately 245 million acres of public lands across the nation. The mission of the BLM is to sustain the health,  diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. To more effectively achieve this mission, the Secretary of the Interior, David 
Bernhardt, has recently tasked the BLM with updating its regulations for grazing ( 43 CFR 
4100) exclusive of Alaska. 

As the BLM moves forward with revising these regulations, we invite you to participate during the scoping comment period by reviewing the materials on the website, attending the public meetings as listed below, and by commenting on the proposed revisions. The BLM is seeking input to determine the relevant issues that will influence the scope of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Announcements and documents pertinent to this proposal and the public 
scoping comment period are available at the BLM's ePlanning website at: 

Meetings will be held in Miles City, MT on February 6; Las Cruces, NM on February 11; Elko, NV on February 18; and Casper, WY on Feb 20. Event details are available at the ePlanning website. You may also provide comment at that web address or via email at 
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The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication in the Federal Register of the draft EIS and proposed rule. Questions regarding this effort, or the meetings, can be directed to the above email or to Seth Flanigan, BLM Project Manager at 208-384-3450. 

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in this rulemaking effort. 



 AGMF is NOT accepting Grant Applications that are usually due by December 31st and funding given out in January. With the holidays and end of year obligations it can be difficult for organizations to apply by the deadline.  Therefore the AGMF Board of Directors has rescheduled the Grant funding to be given out the month of October each year.  The deadline for Grant applications will be September 30th.  There will be a reminder of this change  during the  year.  Good idea to put the date on your 2020 calendar! Check our website:    

Xcel Energy Tungsten to Bobtail Natural Gas Project

Project Updates from Xcel 

During construction, Xcel will provide regular updates. You can also call their hotline at 
833-638-9614 or email at

HWY 72 Project
CDOT is planning reconstruction of Hwy. 72 between Plainview Road (MM12.3) and Pinecliffe  The project is expected to run 195 days with completion sometime in 2020.  Construction will occur Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Construction will impact all motorized and non-motorized traffic. Travel restrictions are necessary through the entire work zone between Plainview Road, which is approximately 1.7 miles west of CO 93 in Jefferson County, and Pinecliffe in Boulder and Gilpin counties. At several locations, CO 72 will be reduced to a single-lane, with alternating traffic controlled by both automated signals and daily flagging operations. Bicyclists will not be allowed to travel through the work zone due to a limited road width under the single lane configuration and to prevent travel against the flow of traffic controlled by the temporary traffic signals. Uneven or gravel road surfaces may exist.

All traffic restriction schedules, updates, and lane closures will be posted on We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this permanent repair project is critical to upgrading this section of the CO 72 corridor that is susceptible to floods. Additional project information is available at

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