‘Emotion’ behind Colorado bill to protect property, human rights from feds still simmering

The emotional stories of hardships drew the attention of several of the committee members. Rep. Tim Leonard (R-25) in particular asked about the current vehicles available to ranchers to address issues of mistreatment. Answers from both supporters and opponents of the bill described avenues that are both expensive and time consuming. This was a point Sylvester discussed at length. Kerry […]

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Colorado lawmaker introduces bill to protect citizens from federal agents

Representative Lewis’ legislation aligns with U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ recent bill targeting federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the U.S. Forest Service. Lewis’ bill, however, addresses the actions of federal employees more specifically than the legislation introduced by Congressman Chaffetz, which would strip police powers from the aforementioned agencies. And at the heart of HB17-1141 are the constitutional rights of […]

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Ranchers vow to fight Obama land grabs, sage grouse plans, BLM rules

“Ranchers that operate on federal lands protect water sources used by livestock and wildlife, maintain fence lines, reduce spread of invasive weeds like cheatgrass and medusahead, and decrease the fuel loads that lead to catastrophic wildfire,” NCBA President Tracy Brunner said in a statement. “Despite these contributions, beneficiaries of our work continue to attack responsible grazing, essentially biting the hand […]

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