A publication of Bureau of Land Management in California
Issue 149 - 3/16/04
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a very abridged version of our usual News.bytes -- due to an unexpected shutdown of all Department of Interior Internet connections, including BLM's. For this reason we were also unable to release an issue the week of March 22, 2004. For a more representative sample of our weekly e-mail newsletter, see issue 148 - some of the links to news stories may no longer work, as some online newspapers only offer free access to stories within the past week.)
This week in News.bytes:
- Photo Album: "DARPA Grand Challenge"
- Robot vehicle race ends quickly
- BLM Web connection may be shut down
- Headlines and Highlights, including:
- Imperial Irrigation District transmission line project
- Navy wants BLM land to keep SEALs battle-ready
- BLM California job openings
- The rare pink burro
- Public land looting ring unravels
- Hunters ready to talk turkey
- Selected Upcoming Event
|PHOTO ALBUM: "DARPA Grand Challenge"
Some photos from the robot race in the desert - most of them from the group of vehicles that made it the furthest. BLM was involved through the environmental assessment required for the race to take place across public lands in the California desert. (Note: this feature did not appear in the e-mail version of News.bytes issue 149, because all BLM Internet sites including our photo database, had been disconnected from the Internet.
DARPA GRAND CHALLENGE - ROBOT RACE
vehicle race ends quickly" (Barstow Desert Dispatch, 03/14/2004)
|BLM WEB CONNECTION MAY BE SHUT DOWN
"Internet cutoff ordered at Interior" (Washington Post, 3/16/2004)
NOTE: Because BLM may be disconnected soon from the Internet, News.bytes does not include the following usual features that rely on that Internet connection:
HEADLINES AND HIGHLIGHTS
"The rare pink burro"
(San Mateo County Times, 03/13/2004)
"In Las Vegas, looting
ring unravels" (Washington Post, 03/15/2004)
Current job openings - BLM
"Flower hunters take to the hills" (Hi-Desert Star, 3/16/2004)
"BLM releases plan
amendment for proposed Imperial Irrigation District transmission line
project" (BLM California news release, 03/12/2004)
"Hunters ready to talk
turkey" (Sonora Union Democrat, 03/12/2004)
Related: Contact the appropriate BLM California Field Office for more information: http://www.ca.blm.gov/fieldoffices.html .
"Navy is on a mission
to keep SEALs battle-ready" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 03/13/2004)