Letter to Zinke: Bears Ears is a special interest ‘scheme,’ not the will of the people

As the details emerge of the new Monument, it is clear that scheming special interest groups have been crafting the details of this Monument for years. These special interest groups, who derided the County Commissioners over their concerns about such basic things as roads, hunting, and wood gathering, are now feverishly filing law suits and gathering petitions to coerce the […]

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Gosar hopes to spur La Paz County economy with BLM land transfer

Approximately 5.3 percent of land in La Paz County is privately owned. The balance is state, federal and Tribal land. “With the control of this land we can go out and try to attract businesses to come into the county to help generate revenue,” Irwin said. “In La Paz, we don’t have a big tax base and we are looking […]

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Pressure from wealthy environmentalists spurs Obama Methow mining ban

The Methow Valley is a bit like the Ketchum-Hailey-Sun Valley area in Idaho, a progressive, “green” redoubt in a conservative, pro-development corner of its state. Obama Administration starts process to nix mining in Methow Valley A Canadian mining company may have drilled itself into a hole when it applied to the U.S. Forest Service to drill 15 exploratory holes on […]

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