Monthly Archives: January 2016

UPDATE: Why the Oregon Uprising?

But rather than take up arms in what could become a deadly outcome, there is a better way to increase the local people’s voice in how our public lands are managed. Over 1,000 elected officials already support transferring federally controlled … Continue reading

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The Bundy Family’s Odd Mormon Connection, Explained

Ultimately, though, the Bundy’s faith may just be the Mormon version of a mindset common throughout the American West — regardless of faith tradition… “We can talk about the Bundys as Mormon, but their beliefs are very Western as well … Continue reading

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Oregon standoff spokesman Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum killed, Bundys in custody after shooting near Burns

 Of course, I have no way of knowing this for sure. But, if I were a betting man I’d bet that what is going on inside that steel cage right now would give a whole new meaning to “police brutality.” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pseudoscience of Invasive Species “Biology”

Exposing the failures of the Land Grant University System. — jtl, 419 Courtesy of Chris and Laura Gill at the Circle Ranch “Competitive” or cooperative? Bighorn and aoudad sharing range and water at Circle Ranch. No science supports the claim that … Continue reading

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Return Hammonds to ranch

…the true crime in the Hammond situation is what the government is doing to this family because they want property the Hammonds own. This type of crime is not confined solely to the so-called “public lands” states. Essentially the same … Continue reading

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Forty miles of dirt road

Humorous but nail on the head true. — jtl, 419  Cowgirl Sass & Savvy Forty miles of dirt road By Julie Carter via THE WESTERNER While I’m sure the phrase “forty miles of dirt road” for some will recall its … Continue reading

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Starting Motion From Front of Cattle

by Bob Kinford via richardbeal blog https://www.youtube.com/embed/L2w7fMOLZoA“>           A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals … Continue reading

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Standoff exposes urban, rural divide

 Many people living in Portland and other urban centers mock the occupiers as “Y’all Qaeda” and ridicule their beliefs. They rail about “welfare cowboys” receiving “subsidized” grazing fees on federal land. We (rural v. urban) folks have absolutely nothing in … Continue reading

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Cattle futures: Trading hope or thin air?

“There is some concern by industry professionals and analysts that the feeder cattle market trade is far removed from the fundamentals in the market,” The proper response to a statement like that is “so what?” When the producer places his … Continue reading

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Ranches for Sale in Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona

Potrero de San Luis The Ranch consists of approximately 5,316 acres (2,151 Hectares) of private land. The approximate cattle carrying capacity is 120 head annually depending on rainfall. The Ranch lies at the southern extremity of the Animas Mountains of … Continue reading

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