Obama’s most onerous BLM regs in cross hairs of Wyoming delegation

“Under the Obama Administration, lands in Wyoming and all across the west were the target of aggressive federal regulations that were devastating to our jobs, our land, and our way of life,” said U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in a statement Monday. Heather Richards  Casper Star Tribune Wyoming delegation moves against Obama regs Wyoming’s congressional delegation took steps Monday to repeal […]

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Amateur geologist harassed by feds over legally-obtained fossils takes own life

Ramirez continued to interrogate and harass Weaver for approximately four hours. Ramirez peppered him with questions about mining on public lands, and made other false allegations about his activities. Ramirez called Weaver a liar many times throughout the interrogation. Federal agents came to Weaver’s home looking for items to seize in order to build a case against him, but were […]

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Wyoming lawmakers consider future of lands stewardship amendment

On the other side are critics of the federal government’s bureaucracy. They note that it can take over a decade to permit grazing, mining, drilling and wind projects. Wyoming’s cut of that development is about $1 billion a year, money that funds schools and state agencies. This session, lawmakers must figure out how to close a $400 million shortfall in […]

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Six Western counties take Obama to court over exclusionary BLM planning rule

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for Utah, involves Kane County, Big Horn County, Wyo.; Chaves County, New Mexico; Custer County, Idaho; Garfield County, Colorado; Modoc County, California, and the Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District in New Mexico. Federal lawsuit targets BLM planning rule SALT LAKE CITY — Kane County is among six rural counties […]

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Wyoming study hopes to shed light on roots of wild horse crisis

Wild horse specialists work to keep herd numbers at specific levels for each management area, but the animals don’t recognize the invisible boundaries. Managers could work diligently to keep the wild horse population at a desirable level, only to find horses from other management areas move in. Tracking Wyoming’s wild horses About 6,500 wild horses roam the rangelands of Wyoming. […]

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Wyoming mulls rules to address rising livestock kills, wildlife poaching

Moline said, now when people are caught killing livestock they are fined and must pay the rancher the market value of the animal. At the meeting, the agency agreed that restitution costs should be more punishing. With the new policy, poachers would be required to pay four times the cost of the animal’s market value instead. New policies hope to decrease trespassing […]

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Blocking BLM feral horse roundup threatens range health, private property

“Some of the horse groups tend to portray this as a horses-versus-cows issue, and it’s really not,” Magagna said. “It’s a resource management issue and the damage that’s done is equally harmful to the horses themselves as it is to wildlife.” Wild horse advocates seek to block Wyoming roundup CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wild horse advocates are seeking a court […]

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Feds raid Wyoming farmers’ market, order legal food destroyed

Feds raid farmers’ market, order food destroyed Federal agents have raided a farmers’ market in Gillette, Wyoming, ordering one seller to destroy his homemade chili or have it confiscated, even though the product was fully legal under a state law that has been described as an economy-boosting “giant cottage foods bill.” The details of the confrontation between local food producers […]

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