Another Side: Social Media Spurred and Ultimately Doomed “Sagebrush Standoffs”? — Repost by Iwusthe Driver, Editorial Assistant

  According to Chris Zinda, what he refers as the ‘Sagebrush-Patriot standoffs’ “would have been far less likely to occur without the anarchy that is social media and the internet….

The Code of Rural Gate Etiquette — Range Wars & Legal Tales — by Mancos MacLeod

  In the West, there is the well-known saying that “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.”  But regardless of the condition of a fence, it doesn’t do much good if someone…

The Ugly Underbelly of National Monument/Park Designations and “Conservation Tourism”

  Why Little Western Towns Don’t Want to Become ‘Another Moab’ Despite its tourist boom, the town that mining, parks, and mountain biking built is straining to get by.  — by…

Another Side: Katie Fite Goes After “Public Lands” Ranchers — Repost by Iwusthe Driver, Editorial Assistant

  According to Katie Fite, a well-known environmental activist often aligned with Jon Marvel and Western Watersheds, Timber Oligarchs Transform Into Beef Barons in Harney County and the Oregon High Desert….

RANGEFIRE! and FREE RANGE REPORT Join RANGE magazine to ADDRESS ISSUES FACING THE WEST and Help Spread America’s Cowboy Spirit Beyond the Outback

  RANGE magazine has been raising a fuss and a ruckus in favor of ranchers for over 25 years.  Part of RANGE’s mission is to Address Issues Facing the West, and…

Point of Agreement: the Federal Government is Missing the Mark — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About — by Todd Macfarlane

More Realities: There seems to be little agreement about all the reasons WHY the Federal Government should NOT be managing such massive amounts of land and resources in the West,…

Govt Tries to Present Inadmissible, Tainted Evidence in the Oregon Standoff Trials?

According to OPB, Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial According to OPB, it was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan…

On the Lighter Side — Two Ranching Sisters

  Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble..  The fact that they didn’t have any…

Isn’t that Special? — Lessons Learned from the Dakota Access Protests — Off the Reservation — by Redtail Rose

The Wisdom of Leaving the Reservation to Stage a Protest. Among the many slurs about my people is one about “going off the reservation,” that has gotten some attention lately….

ANOTHER SIDE: Les Zaitz Continues Crusade Against Sheriff Glenn Palmer — Repost by Iwusthe Driver, Editorial Assistant

According to award-winning reporter, Les Zaitz, at The Oregonian, Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County, Oregon. NOTE:  In the West, there is an old saying to the…