Ryan Bundy in the News — Dueling Perspectives — What Happened with Ryan?

  Last week the Internet and social media were abuzz about Ryan Bundy, and whatever was supposed to have happened with him.  What did happen?  Those who actually know aren’t…

NEW PERSPECTIVES: A Changed & Humbled Phil Lyman Bares His Soul — Still Doesn’t Believe He “Trespassed”

  BLANDING — San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman had a lot of time to think in his jail cell. He said he had several epiphanies while he read “Hamilton,”…

The Steer Named LaVoy — Finicum

Alongside steers named Angus, Heifer and Duke, one name stood out at the Douglas County Fair: LaVoy — as in LaVoy Finicum. According to the News-Review, a local Oregon paper,…

The Dann Sisters, and the Western Shoshone in Nevada — How Much Do You Know About Them?

  According to this New York Times article in 2002, the Dann sisters of the Western Shoshone Tribe in Crescent Valley, Nevada, are rough, elderly, hidebound ranchers who live without…

The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About: Numbers 5 & 6

Note:  This is the third part of a multi-part series about Seven Realities in the West that the Federal Government and the Mainstream Media don’t seem to want to acknowledge…

What Do Amish Children Have Less Of? AND WHY?

  According to this article from the Elko Daily Free Press, Asthma is the answer to the first Question, and Cows are the answer to the second.   CHICAGO (AP) — Forget…

Proposed National Bison Range Transfer

According to this Article in the Flathead Beacon, Tribes have a proven record to manage the range and are committed to maintaining public access One of the core principles of Montana…

The Legislative Push to De-Militarize the BLM & Forest Service and Remove Their Law Enforcement Authority

  According to this Article in St. George News, If Congressman Chris Stewart has his way the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management could someday lose their law…

OTHER SIDE: Rural Economic Downturns Fuel Sagebrush Rebellion Events?

According to HCN, nature resource-dependent rural communities help explain why disputes happen where they do. NOTE:  In the West, there is an old saying to the effect that: “good fences…

Legal Reality Check — It’s High Time the Court System Takes a Serious Look at Transparency — by Todd Macfarlane

This is one of those issues that should quickly become self-evident. Our legal system goes by a number of different names. Some call it the “Justice System.” Others call it…