Category Archives: Public Lands

A senator’s falsehood, a big win for the Goss family, a BLM move to Denver?

  A ‘land grab’, really? A recent news item appeared concerning the growing rift between New Mexico’s two Senators and the Secretary of the Interior. The primary focus of the column was how Udall and Heinrich disagree with much of … Continue reading

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FINALLY! President Trump Kicks Off The Rollback Of National Monument Abuse

This will make hard-pressed local communities more competitive by allowing grazing, logging, commercial fishing and, in some cases, mineral development. That is only if they can figure out how to drain the Deep State Swamp that calls itself “land management … Continue reading

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Fifty years after courthouse confrontation, emotions remain raw

The timeworn marker serves as a reminder of a century-old dispute over the ownership of the 600,000-acre Tierra Amarilla Land Grant and efforts by descendants of pioneer families to reclaim the land under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Secretary Ryan Zinke Ready to Restore Trust in the Interior Department

Zinke outlined plans of a reorganization of the department to shift resources out of Washington, DC, to the front lines… Sounds reasonable but don’t hold your breath. — jtl, 419 By Charlie Spiering via THE WESTERNER Montana Congressman and former … Continue reading

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Public Lands in the West

The best “rundown” on the public lands situation in the West can be found here: jtl, 419 Land and Livestock International, Inc. is in a position to assist the buyer in purchasing ranches like these anywhere in the Western United … Continue reading

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The meeting that never happened

“We need a revolution,” he said. “Not a revolution of arms, a revolution of thought, a revolution of morality, a revolution of community standing up and supporting each other.” It looks like we may be well on our way to … Continue reading

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Utah Congressman introduces bill to strip police powers from BLM, Forest Service

The undeniable perception was that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents using dogs, Tasers, armored vehicles, full body armor and automatic weapons to confront a rancher who was delinquent with his grazing fees, constituted a terrifying overreaction. The only “justification” anywhere in the constitution for … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Ryan Zinke and the future of The West

 I recall that not long after receiving my appointment to the Dept. of Interior the NRA called and invited me to have lunch with them. There had been some controversy over using BLM lands for shooting ranges during the Carter … Continue reading

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U.S. House changes its rules to ease federal land transfers

The Western movement to transfer federal lands scores an early victory in the new Congress. Well, at least they throw us a small bone every now and then. I do, however, love to watch the Marxists bed wetters (like those … Continue reading

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Ruled by DC: Get the Feds Out of Western Lands

The real debate here, however, isn’t over strip mining vs. conservation. It’s about whether or not a president thousands of miles away can — with the stroke of a pen — dictate how millions of acres in a faraway state … Continue reading

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