Tag Archives: federal

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Missing Elements in the Western Land Use Discussion — Op/Ed — by Tim K. Smith

  The western land use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For…

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OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL IN A NUTSHELL, WRAP-UP & Final Developments

  Sizing-up the the Oregon Standoff Trial from start to finish, in a Nutshell, including all six rings of the six-ring circus, as well as Major Takeaways.   Thursday, October…

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Biased Media Fear-mongering Ramps-up to Full Swing

According to “Retired” Oregonian Reporter Les Zaitz, “Ammon Bundy verdict puts federal land agencies on alert.” Note: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, here at RANGEFIRE! we…

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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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ONGOING: OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL CONTINUES — PART 2, THE DEFENSE CASE

  RANGEFIRE! is your source for “live” commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial. Note: This is Part 2 of our Oregon Standoff Trial Coverage, which focuses on the…

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Another Side — “Malheur Misfits” Will Get Justice? — According to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette

  According to the editorial board of the Pittsburg Post-Gazzette,  The “Malheur Misfits” — an anti-government group — will get justice Note: We’ve said it over and over again, here…

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OVERREACTION & OVEREXAGGERATION: First Week in a Nutshell — Oregon Standoff Trial — Observations & Commentary — by Todd Macfarlane

RECAP: Week One in a Nutshell After spending a week observing the Oregon Standoff Trial, and producing short video clips summarizing what is happening, I’m not going to attempt to…

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Experts Weigh-in on MNWR Title and Jurisdiction Issues

  Federal Land Settlement Policy in The Western United States With Emphasis on Federal Acquisition and Disposal of Land in The Malheur Lake Area of Harney County, Oregon Angus P McIntosh, PhD, Director…

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Ranching in the Spotlight — What Most People Don’t Know — the Growing Disconnect

  According to Oregon rancher, Keith Nantz, here’s what most people don’t understand: The Obama Administration has pushed the Western ranching industry to the brink. The Ammon Bundy-led seizure of…