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BLM Seeks Comments on Oil & Gas Leases in Eastern Colorado

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The Bureau of Land Management is asking for comments from the public as it considers offering nearly 22,000 acres in Colorado at an upcoming oil and gas lease sale.

Parcels under consideration are located in Baca, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lincoln, Washington and Weld counties. Slightly over 1,285 acres are federal land, while the remainder is referred to as "split estate," in which the BLM manages mineral rights while the surface may be privately owned.

Local Company Acquiring Lamar and La Junta Radio Stations

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Cherry Creek Media, which owns 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar, along with 1400KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta, will be transferring the stations to 25-7 Media, Inc. according to an announcement made Monday.

25-7 Media is based in Lamar, with Aaron Leiker serving as President and General Manager of the company. Leiker was raised in nearby Holly and started his radio career while in high school in Lamar. He later graduated from Kansas State University with an emphasis in broadcast management.

$1.5 Million Awarded for Rural Colorado Businesses

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Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO-3), today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $1.5 million to support business growth in rural Colorado.

"These grants provide critical funding to assist rural communities with workforce development and job creation efforts," Bennet said. "We will continue our work with the EDA in Delta and Montrose counties to assist communities that are struggling with job losses in the coal industry."