Category Archives: Public Lands

Move the headquarters of federal land agencies West

When your own ox is being gored it gets your attention. From: The Elko Daily Free Press Head ’em up, move ’em out. There has been a lot of talk since the Trump administration has taken over about where to … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Work To Fulfill Karl Marx’s Vision

Range Magazine for the Fall of 2014 carried an article by Julian Stone which noted: “The feds will not be satisfied until they have control of all private property–and not only in the America West.” My generation became of age during … Continue reading

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Zinke says science is key to agency shake-up. Is he sincere?

by Brittany Patterson, E&E News reporter via THE WESTERNER When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched a massive reorganization of the department last week, he said good science would help him chart the changes. But former officials are raising questions about … Continue reading

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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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