I’ve been around horses and horse trading essentially my whole life.  (See Memories of Jack Walther).  And believe it or not, valuable life lessons can be learned from horse trading. At this point, after a market crash, followed by a significant multi-year slump, the horse market seems to have rebounded,Continue Reading

  We love our neighbors.  We’re just glad they’re a full section (640 acres = one mile) away. I had been fairly warned.  When we brokered a deal to sell a piece of property adjoining our ranch to some folks from the city, Tammy, the sharp, suburban wife in theContinue Reading

According to the Golden Rule:  Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. DUE PROCESS is the Golden Rule of Principled Government.  It is one of the most basic, fundamental,  universal concepts of American government, reflected in both the Utah State and U.S. Constitutions, applicable to manyContinue Reading

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 media coverage, so I will be like everybody else with a platform and throw in my 2 cents worth. FirstContinue Reading

  What would happen if the United States Repealed its Agricultural Subsidies?  You might be surprised.  Reposted from The Daily Signal In 2006, Chris Hausman, a fourth-generation Midwestern farmer long accustomed to depending on government support for survival, traveled across the world to witness a revolution in agriculture. It hadContinue Reading

  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 at RANGEFIRE! we have no interest in being a single-dimensional echo chamber.  We acknowledge that there are always multiple sidesContinue Reading

There was a time in the West when horses were absolutely essential .  The same was true throughout this country, even in the cities.  Horses were the backbone – the primary source of transportation and agricultural power.  Horses are still an important part of the culture of the West.  InContinue Reading

Are you a Patriot?  Do you Believe in the Constitution? Do You Have Feelings of Patriotism?   Be careful. The outcome of the investigation into the law enforcement shooting death of LaVoy Finicum is now old news. Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris said they had concluded that the shootingContinue Reading

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s something going on in Burns, Oregon. Most people who might have occasion to read the Pahvant Post probably already know that because we have re-posted several items about it.  We first published something about the Hammond situation clear back in November, long before anyContinue Reading