BLM proposal to cut Colorado grazing allotments in half

Garfield County ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would cut a cattle grazing allotment on federal lands in half. They say it would kill their family businesses. Ryan Summerlin Post Independent It’s ranchers vs. the BLM in a grazing allotment squeeze Garfield County ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would […]

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Utah leaders issue resolution to undo decades of federal monuments injustices

“When Democratic Presidents exit, Utah has become the ATM for paybacks to special interest groups.”  Utah State Representative Greg Hughes “The Tsunami wave of government regulations is taking the family ranch (or farm) out of production.  Those waves have decimated a community.”  Sterling Brown Janet Wilcox On Jan. 26, 2017 the Utah House Rules Committee passed both resolution, H.C.R. 11 urging […]

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Movement to rescind federal monuments takeovers ignites in Utah legislature

Noel believes the appropriate size of the monument should be no more than 500,000 acres and that multiple laws exist on the books to protect Native American artifacts and paleontological resources. Critics such as Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock rejected assertions that public land protections like national parks or monuments yield dollars for surrounding communities. At the monument’s creation, he […]

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Western Colorado counties hope to halt restrictive BLM planning rule

The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan One western Colorado county has sought help to halt the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0, […]

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