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…

The Dabakis Debacle — Bears Ears Debate Heats Up — Social Media and the New War on the West

Note: Much has already been written and said about the tactics, inclduing efforts to transport “outsiders” into San Juan County to stack the deck in the recent public hearings regarding the…

Western Ranching is Good for the Environment — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About — Starting with Reality No. 7

Note:  This is the final 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…

OTHER SIDE: Sometimes We Must Protect the West from Itself?

According to an opinion piece by Adam Sowards published in High Country News, Sometimes We Must Protect the West from Itself. NOTE:  In the West, there is an old saying…

Revisiting the Jack Yantis Shooting — by Todd Macfarlane

After a lengthy nine month investigation, as reported in the Idaho Stateman, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced that state and federal prosecutors have declined to prosecute Adams County…