Category Archives: Government/Politics


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 Final

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 Land Summit Final

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.” …