Decision due on measures to cut Rio Blanco County wild horse count | Western Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management next week is expected to issue a decision on whether to pursue a long-term plan for reducing wild horse numbers through a variety measures, including helicopter roundups, bait trapping and fertility control treatment, in a herd management area in Rio Blanco County about 50 miles north and east of Grand Junction.

The agency estimates that 838 horses currently live in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area generally in central Rio Blanco County east of Colorado Highway 139 and south of Colorado Highway 64. The BLM has a target management level of 135-235 wild horses there, which it says would maintain a thriving ecological balance and healthy rangelands in keeping with the agency’s multiple-use mission for the area.

Some 400 more wild horses live west of Highway 139 on acreage not designated as a herd management area, where the BLM’s goal is to have no wild

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How One Big Mistake Could Cut Your Retirement Investment Accounts in Half

Having a healthy investment account balance is key to a secure retirement since you can’t live on Social Security alone. Building the nest egg you need is going to require making smart moves throughout your career — as well as avoiding major mistakes. 

Unfortunately, according to recent data from Edelman Financial Engines, there’s one big error that could cut your 401(k) account balance in half. Here’s what it is — and how you can avoid it.

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This is a 401(k) mistake you can’t afford to make

According to Edelman Financial Engines, defaulting on a single 401(k) loan is the mistake that could cut your retirement savings by 50%. 

Edelman’s calculation was based on a hypothetical worker with $100,000 invested by age 45. The worker had 9% annual 401(k) contributions (including employer match) and 7% average annual returns, which would’ve resulted in a nest egg of

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