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The Bundy Stand-Off Revisited — A Year Later

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Bundy Stand-off.  Before republishing our original piece about the Stand-off, below, we’re going to make some quick observations about what has happened…

Tales from the So-Called “Justice” System — Ever Dwindling Transparency

According to this Salt Lake Tribune Article, when the federal government may have some exposure in a case, it can simply demand that the case be dismissed — without explanation. …

FEDS ATTEMPTING TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER GROUNDWATER?

As reported in an article originally published on ksl.com, there is concern that the USFS (Forest Service) is attempting to usurp state authority regarding the regulation of groundwater. SALT LAKE…

State of Utah to BLM: REIN IN YOUR COPS & REPLACE BLM BAD BOY, Special Agent DAN LOVE — by Brian Maffly

Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: BLM Bad Boy, Special Agent Dan Love, who is the BLM’s special agent in…

Utah’s Public Lands War with Federal Government is Just Getting Started

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says the state has a “monumental” fight on its hands in the public lands war with the federal government. In an article originally published on…

Western Distrust of the Federal Government — Where Did it Come From? — by TJ Lovato

So, where did this distrust of the Federal Government in the West, come from? Is there any real truth to it. Could the seeds of that distrust have been sown…

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Wild Horse Battles Heat-up — from the Elko Daily Press

According to an article in the Elko Daily Press (http://elkodaily.com/news/blm-files-motion-to-dismiss-wild-horse-lawsuit/article_8c5d71aa-fcd1-11e3-b1e4-0019bb2963f4.html), the federal government is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the BLM’s management of wild horses.   This is an issue…

Rep. Stewart Introduces Bill to De-Militarize Federal Regulatory Agencies

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced the Regulatory Agency De-militarization (RAD) Act, which stems the trend of federal regulatory agencies developing SWAT-like teams. In recent years, numerous federal regulatory…

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Connecting the Dots Regarding the Bundy Stand-Off

Background The Cliven Bundy family actively ranches in the harsh conditions of the deserts of Southeast Nevada where their family has operated for at least six generations (use of the…