Category Archives: Government/Politics

Rep. Stewart Introduces Bill to De-Militarize Federal Regulatory Agencies

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced the Regulatory Agency De-militarization (RAD) Act, which stems the trend of federal regulatory agencies developing SWAT-like teams. In recent years, numerous federal regulatory…

Election Day Photo Exclusives

THE SIGN WAR CONTINUES — BUT ONLY AFTER RUSH HOUR AND TRAFFIC JAMS IN MILLARD COUNTY ON PRIMARY ELECTION DAY           Rush hour started bright and…

Trouble with a CAPITAL T — by Todd Macfarlane

Several times lately, I have heard County Commission Candidate, Jim Dyer, talk about the concept of summary abatement in the context of application of the new county land-use ordinances.  Although Mr….

Public Lands Debate

On Wednesday, May 14th, the Salt Lake Tribune hosted a well-attended public debate at the Salt Lake City Library, pitting Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart and Representative Ken Ivory against…

Wild Horses — Another Government Failure

By Leland Hogan, President, Utah Farm Bureau Federation The culmination of the work of Velma Johnston, better known as “Wild Horse Annie,” was passage of the Wild Horse and Burro…

Recapture Canyon Protest

San Juan County has long been a hot spot for conflicts between locals and the federal government over public land management. In 2009 the BLM engaged in an infamous pre-dawn…

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots Regarding the Bundy Stand-Off

Background The Cliven Bundy family actively ranches in the harsh conditions of the deserts of Southeast Nevada where their family has operated for at least six generations (use of the…

Western States Federal Lands Summit

Western States Legislative Leaders Involved in Federal Lands Summit According to some Western States political leaders, it’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders….

Why Did Land-Use Suddenly become such a Hot Topic?

Recent events at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, clearly demonstrate that land-use issues are a hot topic — and not just in Millard County. People care about their property…

What is the Difference between Cliven Bundy and the BLM?

Cliven Bundy and his cattle in Bunkerville, Nevada, have been a hot topic lately. Bundy is often condemned and castigated by the BLM and others for “not following the rules.” …