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Arturo Hernandez says new federal policies announced Thursday will probably protect his wife and children but he is worried a deportation order against him will still be carried out.

This Nov. 12, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Greater Sage Grouse flying at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A government study recommends keeping oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects more than 3 miles away from the breeding grounds of a bird that ranges across much of the Western U.S. a finding that could carry significant impacts for the energy industry as the Obama administration weighs whether the greater sage grouse needs more protections after seeing its population plummet in recent decades. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,Tom Koerner)

A 3-mile buffer is a much larger protective area than the no-occupancy zones where drilling and other activity is prohibited under some state and federal land management plans.

Tim Troxel of the Intermountain Forest Association says existing smaller mills in Colorado could also use a larger supply. The association represents sawmills.

In this photo taken on April 5, 2011, the Republican River flows past an irrigation pivot near Guide Rock, Neb.  State officials from Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas say they've reached an agreement in a water-sharing dispute involving the river, which runs through all three states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

“We are moving in the right direction to arrive at a workable solution that protects Kansas water users, but is balanced and fair to all parties and reflects good water management,” Kansas Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey said.

Of the country’s 566 federally recognized tribes, 214 are eligible to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 or delegate that authority to a state.

“It’s one thing to tell people that they ought to stop smoking and that there’s benefits and those kind of things. But I think when we emphasize that this is an alert, we want people to pay attention and to realize that we take this very seriously,” Salazar said. It’s the first alert she has issued since becoming commissioner in August 2013

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK | Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado man who was reported missing after he told friends he planned to climb the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say 25-year-old Peter Jeffris’ body was spotted by a helicopter search crew Thursday about 200 feet below a popular route up […]

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