Arizona border ranchers want Trump wall, but leary of federal agents on land

“It used to take five days to get the ranch rounded up; it takes me seven weeks now and it’s because anybody coming through illegally cuts through fences and border patrol doesn’t know how to shut a gate,” Ladd said. Both Border Patrol and Ladd have keys to locks on his gates, but he said agents often leave the gates […]

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New twist in Bundy trial to reveal names, details of wrongdoing by feds

“The OIG Report details several violations of federal ethics regulations, misuse of government property, misuse of a government position, and ‘a lack of candor when interviewed,’ ” Navarro wrote in a ruling Wednesday, “At a minimum, (defendants) may use this alleged misconduct on cross-examination to impeach (the agent).” Robert Anglen Courier & Press PHOENIX — A federal judge in Las […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Custer Museum Director details suicides, human cost of BLM raids

In 2005, and again in 2008, Chris Kortlander, Founding Director of the Custer Battlefield Museum in Garryowen, MT, was the victim of similar Nazi Gestapo-like raids by overzealous, unprofessional Bureau of Land Management law enforcement agents intent on proving that Kortlander was involved in the illegal trafficking of artifacts.  Following the 2005 raid, no proof of wrongdoing was found and […]

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Why should ordinary Americans care about what happened to LaVoy Finicum?

“As I spoke to these folks I realized that they weren’t hateful or on the fringe. Instead, they were neighborly, they love each other as neighbors. They are the kind of folks that would stop and help you change your tire. They’re the type of people that care about each other and for our rights as Americans and as humans. […]

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Millard County Utah: A case study in urban ‘values’ infringing on rural property rights

Although Millard County is the literal definition of rural, “urban” values increasingly seem to dominate local thought processes and resulting public policy.  Despite lip service to the contrary, one of the biggest and most troubling aspects of those urban values is a growing lack of recognition and respect for basic, fundamental property rights. Todd Macfarlane Rangefire Among other things, basic […]

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Citing bias, Oregon Standoff defendant seeks new judge for case

In a trial last fall, jurors found standoff leader Ammon Bundy and six others not guilty of felony charges. Prosecutors decided despite losing to press ahead with a February trial for the seven remaining defendants. They changed their strategy by adding misdemeanor charges such as trespassing to the mix. Steven DuBois Las Vegas Review-Journal PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man […]

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John Day, Oregon, The Meeting that Never Happened, inspiring a Western ‘Revolution’

Farmer, radio host, blogger, and patriot, Trent Loos reflects on his experiences at “The Meeting that Never Happened,” in John Day, Harney County, Oregon. Two days following the 1-year anniversary of the killing of rancher, LaVoy Finicum on a lonely highway in Harney County, Oregon, his wife and torch-carrier, Jeanette, held a public meeting at the very hall where LaVoy and […]

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LaVoy Finicum: Killed by government agents while defending property rights, human dignity

If the federal authorities had been serious about desiring a peaceful resolution to this conflict, they could have coordinated with Sheriff Palmer to arrest Finicum, if just cause existed for an arrest [they knew Finicum’s destination]. Instead they chose to shoot him numerous times and refuse him medical attention from Virginia Sharp, a trained EMT and his friend, as he […]

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Flashback: Did pressure from Oregon Governor Brown lead to killing of LaVoy Finicum?

Brown’s appeal to Loretta Lynch for a ‘swift resolution’ to the matter was a rhetorical grenade thrown into the middle of an otherwise peaceful–though sometimes tense–situation. It’s ironic that ‘swift’ federal action was requested of the United States chief law-enforcement officer simply because a couple dozen peaceful ranchers were camped out at an abandoned federal structure on public lands. The leftist mantra, ‘keep public […]

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Cattlemen worried Cascade-Siskiyou expansion will eradicate ranching in region

Ranchers with grazing allotments aren’t allowed to properly maintain fences, water structures and other range improvements, diminishing the land’s suitability for grazing, Skinner said. That dynamic has already been seen on the original portion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which many ranchers have left since its designation in 2000, he said. Mateusz Perkowskiu Capital Press Cattle groups reacted with dread […]

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