Colorado ranchers unite to defend grazing rights on federal lands

Grazing allotment owners unite to assert rights “A new private property rights organization is gearing up to represent the interests of ranchers who graze livestock on federal lands.” By Candace KrebsA new private property rights organization is gearing up to represent the interests of ranchers who graze livestock on federal lands. Angus McIntosh was named the executive director of the […]

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VIDEO: Property Rights on Western Ranches

“Although the Constitution and specific federal statutes require ranchers be compensated for the value of their property interests when government officials cancel grazing permits in whole or in part (i.e. Federal Land Policy Management ActFLPMA, 1976), it is their range improvements (i.e. forage, stockwater, fences, roads, trails, corrals, and structural or nonstructural improvements) that ranchers are to be compensated for, […]

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What’s behind media smears of ranchers victimized by federal actions?

Welcome to the New Normal — a Land of Labels, Distortions, and Misinformation — Seven Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About, Starting with No. 1 by Todd McFarlane From Rangefire.us Note: This is the first part of a multi-part series about Seven Realities in the West that the Federal Government and the Mainstream Media don’t seem to want to acknowledge […]

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Part 2: The Goading of The West In the Crossfires of Constitutional Confusion

OPINION: Jacen Brewer Free Range Report Contributor  Part 2/2 “Undoubtedly, guns aimed by a government at its own citizenry is telling of amplified tensions. What is this war on the west about?”   LaVoy Finicum and the Bundy Family The judges presiding over the Bundy and LaVoy Finicum cases now have grave work on their hands. There is more than one elephant […]

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OPINION: The Goading of The West In the Crossfires of Constitutional Confusion

Jacen Brewer Free Range Report Contributor  Part 1 of 2 Amid the billions of messages in the world today, one stands out from among a crowd as being quite plain and yet profound, and that is that,                            “Even the nicest people have their limits”.   Certainly this statement would include Jesus of Nazareth when he braided a whip and turned […]

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EDITORIAL: “We are at the beginning of great troubles.”

Free Range Report Contributor “We are at the beginning of great troubles.” President Obama’s consideration of designating the 1.9 million acre Bears Ears National Monument begs the follow-up question: “If the President can unilaterally designate this Monument, despite opposition from every level of government, local, State, and federal, what can’t the President do?” It is not so much a matter […]

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Federal lands in the West benefit mostly wealthy elites

Select federal lands attract wealthy elites, don’t benefit working class  BY TIM OREN as published by Idaho Statesman Megan Lawson’s June 16 Guest Opinion, “Federal lands support diverse rural economies,” claimed federally-owned lands promote a diverse, Western rural economy. Contrary to Lawson’s assertions, today, the economic effect of federal lands in the West is to attract wealthy elites to exclusive […]

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