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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,…

Garfield County, Utah Declares Unique State of Emergency

  Garfield County commissioners officially declared a state of emergency based on declining school enrollment, an issue they say reflects a larger problem that has been threatening their communities for…

Ninth Circuit Reverses Hage Case

According to the Capital Press, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that held the government conspired against rancher Wayne Hage, who was an icon of the…

Perspectives — the Bundy “Standoff” in Oregon — What’s Really Going On? — by Bryan Hyde

OPINION – Any time the news media starts to hyperventilate about terrorism, that’s the time to make certain your BS detector is calibrated and functioning. It’s essential to keep this…

What Do You Know About Sugar Pine Mine? — More Back Story on What is Going on in Oregon — by James Pogue

Editor’s Note:  It seems that most people, especially outside Oregon, know little about what is going on in Harney County, let alone all the back stories.  Certainly the biggest back…

SENATOR THOMAS HART BENTON — What Do You Know About Him? — by Ken Ivory

“[T]he federal government…became the  monopolizer of vacant lands in the West: and this monopoly, like all monopolies, resulted in hardships to those upon whom it acted.” Which famous U.S. senator…

BUNDY II? — Additional, Recent Developments in the Hammond Rancher Case in Oregon — Guest Editorial — by Rachel Alexander

Obama’s DOJ Demands More Prison Time for Ranchers; Protesters Seize Wildlife Refuge Headquarters — by Rachel Alexander Make a mistake on federal land, even when you have permission, and you…

Federal Overreach and the Water Rights Protection Act — HR 3189 — by TJ Lovato

  One would ask why the Federal Government is doing such things. However, lets not ask why for the moment and just address the fact that they are. In recent…

Utah and Other States Mull Legal Action Against the Blundering EPA & Federal Government

  SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert issued a state of emergency Wednesday, while state officials contemplate legal action over the Colorado mine spill that sent contaminated river water…

THE PUBLIC LANDS DEBATE CONTINUES — What To Do About Our Languishing Public Lands

  In 2012, an excellent article by Robert H. Nelson was published by Policy Review, a publication of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. This article clearly sets forth the predicament…