House Dems vote to keep ‘boot heel’ of Revenue Dept. on necks of Colorado land owners

It is an article of faith that Democrats in the Colorado Capitol care nothing for the state’s farmers and ranchers, and the big-city liberals on the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee have proven that yet again. That committee voted last week, strictly along party lines, to reject yet another attempt to remove the Colorado Department of Revenue’s boot […]

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Oregon lawmakers step up to consider state authority over lands

Wilson and other rural Republicans pointed out that their districts are overwhelmingly composed of federal land. They said cutbacks in logging due to overregulation had limited their counties’ ability to fund basic services or protect against catastrophic wildfires. “We used to have a vibrant economy, with good wages and good places to work,” Esquivel said. “So much of that has been shut […]

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When Marcus Mumford earned his ‘silver bracelets’

Was he confrontational? Did he attack someone in the courtroom? No, and no. Mumford’s ‘crime’ was to exercise his God-given right to speak in a public courtroom in behalf of the rights of his defendants who were, moments earlier, found not guilty in the course of due process. Apparently Federal District Judge, Anna J. Brown, who presides over the case, has not […]

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Nevada, Oregon Bundy trials marred by bumbling prosecutors, tainted witnesses

U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown already has issued orders for occupation leaders Ammon Bundy, who was acquitted of all charges, and Ryan Payne, who has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, to be flown from Nevada to Oregon to testify for the defense. The defendants’ request for Santilli was filed on Sunday, after defendants learned that Cooper, who pleaded guilty to […]

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Too Big: Effort to shrink Grand Staircase/Escalante NM gets bi-partisan support

At 1.88 million acres, Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is larger than the combined footprints of the state’s “Mighty 5” national parks and Cedar Breaks National Monument. That’s too big, according to a resolution approved Wednesday by the Utah Senate after passage last week in the House. HCR12 calls on Utah’s federal delegation to support a reduction or modification of the […]

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A monument to ‘presidential vanity,’ it’s time to rescind Bears Ears

Even modern progressives must admit that such monuments to presidential vanity are a bad thing. Like many Progressive Era policies, the Antiquities Act is predicated on the notion that the expert judgement of Washington, D.C. is superior to that of local communities. Its defenders in this case have expressed contempt for Utah’s desire to choose its own land policies. Shawn […]

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Hypocritical greens leave environmental disaster at Standing Rock

I’m not sure what all of this is supposed to mean. That leftists and litterbugs go together? That so-called environmentalists are actually hypocrites willing to destroy the environment in order to make a point? That we live in such a prosperous society that people who style themselves oppressed victims can think nothing of abandoning valuable items such as sleeping bags […]

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Washington House Bill addresses death threats leveled against ranchers following wolf interactions

In the Seattle Times article, Dr. Rob Wielgus, Director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at WSU, said a Northeast Washington rancher had “elected to put his livestock directly on top of (the wolves’) den site.” This statement, along with a few other comments made by Dr. Wielgus, were proved false. While WSU issued a news release saying there was […]

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California ranchers, farmers sue over unlawful, unscientific, endangered wolf listing

PLF, farmers, and ranchers challenge state’s ‘endangered’ listing of gray wolf Damien M. Schiff Pacific Legal Foundation So argues a lawsuit filed on January 31, 2017 by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the California Farm Bureau Federation.  Filed in California Superior Court, the lawsuit challenges the commission’s listing of the gray wolf under the […]

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Cenarrusa Ranch deal illustrates Nature Conservancy ‘Ponzi’ tactics

The following news story illustrates this scheme perfectly. Nature Conservancy and other organizations like it are not in the business of conservation at all, but are rather aggressive real estate brokers for the federal government. The Nature Conservancy is just one of a number of organizations which use individual and corporate donations, as well as government grants, to buy up […]

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