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Making of a Herd Bull — the Political Evolution of Southern Utah’s Mike Noel — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine. At conclusion of the 2018 Utah legislative session, Rep. Mike Noel, from House District 73—comprising five full rural southern Utah counties, and parts of two…

Federal Bait and Switch — the Long Trail of Abuses — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that…

According to Senator Mike Lee, Shooting of Unarmed Nurse Proves BLM Law Enforcement Must Go

Press release issued by Senator Mike Lee (R.Ut) on June 21 A little over a week ago, a nurse who was riding as a passenger in an off-road vehicle was…

Utah Dodges the Bullet on Controversial Federal Water Rule

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is praising a 26-page ruling from a federal judge in Georgia that exempts Utah and 10 other states from a controversial…

Senator Lee Goes After BLM & Forest Service Law Enforcement Authority

First published on ksl.com. SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service…

A Realistic Assessment of Utah’s Role in the Current “Public Lands” Debate REVISITED — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in January, 2017, we are revisiting the issue a year later, based on recent developments, as noted at the bottom. The past few years have been very eventful…

Our So-called “Justice” System — the Hammond Case: a Case in Point — Guest Opinion/Editorial by the Capital Press

According to a recent Op/Ed piece in the esteemed Capital Press, the Hammond Family case involving the father and son ranchers in Central Oregon reveals unfairness and injustice on several…

Are PLC and Its Attorneys Part of the Swamp that Needs to be Drained? — by Todd Macfarlane

I have been sitting back waiting for the dust to settle a little bit in the recent dust-up between the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the Range Allotment Owners Association…

Breaking News: Jury in Oregon Standoff Trial 2 Returns Split Verdict

While Judge Anna Brown continues to try the misdemeanor charges against Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Daryl Thorn and Jake Ryan, the Jury has returned its verdict:   Daryl Thorne:  Gulty…

Update in the Second Oregon Standoff Trial

  The Second Oregon Standoff Trial has now gone to the jury — at least the felony conspiracy and firearms charges.  Judge Anna Brown refused to allow the jury to…