The BLM had 2,802 such applications pending as of Jan. 31, 152 in the Farmington office. Each applicant paid a nonrefundable $9,610 processing fee to the agency, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s July press release. Farmington Daily…

Zinke's departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing…