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Biggest Initial Takeaways from the Oregon Standoff Trial

   #1 – LaVOY FINICUM’S DEATH WAS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED.  May he rest in peace.     Compelling new forensic evidence shows what really happened.  WATCH THE VIDEOS. Based on the Constitutional…

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Breaking Developments in the Oregon Standoff Trial

  Scroll-down for Previous Developments. Friday, October 28, 2016: Juror #4 Issues a Statement via The Oregonian/OregonLIve:  Government Failed to Meet Its Burden of Proof.   “It should be known…

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Legal Tools for Federal Grazing Allotment Owners & Operators — in a Nutshell

In addition to dispelling popular misconceptions we’re offering a nutshell overview of legal tools for western ranchers with federal grazing allotments.   DISPELLING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING “GRAZING FEES” UNDERSTANDING PRIOR…

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Dispelling Relevant Popular Misconceptions – Adverse Possession, Seeking Redress of Grievances, etc.

The Oregon Standoff Trial has brought several confusing and often-misunderstood concepts into focus. These concepts include Seeking Redress of Grievances, Adverse Possession, Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use, etc.  Based on…

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The Heart of the Issue: The Fight Over Public Lands

Listen to the OPB Podcast:  The Heart of the Issue — Public Lands. Note: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, here at RANGEFIRE! we have no interest…

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What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 3

The lack of well-defined and transferable federal grazing rights presents serious obstacles to resolving rangeland disputes in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner. These obstacles have important effects on the…

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Is This Country Headed for an Ugly Crash? — Editorial — by Trent Loos

So much has been said about the presidential campaign, is there really anything left to say? I happen to believe there are volumes that seemingly go unsaid, thanks to one-sided…

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What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 2

Grazing rights are inherently tenuous because agencies continually reallocate rangeland resources and adjust -so-called grazing privileges to meet changing political conditions. Moreover, without the right to acquire grazing permits for…

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What to Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 1

In January 2016, an armed militia group seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Their goal: to protest federal control over western rangelands. It’s the latest…

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Beware Skittish County Sheriffs Who Don’t Understand Their Important Role

  According to ReDoubt News, Skittish Harney County Sheriff Makes Himself Putty in the Feds’ Hands and Turned Burns into a War Zone. Rural Route Radio Discussion of Role of…