Opinion: Muddying the Clean Water Act If you Don’t Get the Answer You Want, Go Ask Your Father By:  Conner Nicklas Budd-Falen Law Offices LLC Remember when you were a kid and you would calculate whether to ask your mother or your father depending on the answer you wanted?  ThatContinue Reading

Mountain States Legal Foundation press release Female Wyoming Rancher Sues Biden Admin. for Race Discrimination MAY 25, 2021 Denver, Colorado – May 25, 2021 – Wyoming rancher Leisl Carpenter announced Tuesday that she is suing the Biden Administration and the Department of Agriculture for race discrimination under the US Constitution, in response toContinue Reading

Op-Ed by RANGE magazine writer, Hank Vogler                                                              Fumes From The Farm              Mark Twain said, ”The news of my death was greatly exaggerated”. The news that Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is giving up likewise appears to be greatly exaggerated, or at the very least an oxymoron. WhyContinue Reading

With the untimely and tragic passing of Marcus Mumford, RANGEFIRE! is posting this tribute to him written in 2018 by attorney, rancher and author, Todd Macfarlane. Marcus was Ammon Bundy’s lawyer, and became well-known across the west for his role as the rancher’s defender, and made national headlines when heContinue Reading

It Means What It Says by GREG WALCHER on SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 Leaders are often advised to be straightforward. “Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” The quote is often attributed to General George Patton, or sometimes to President Harry Truman. There is no evidence either of them ever said it,Continue Reading

Commentary: Western communities lose as environmental groups reap millions By NICK SMITH Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities as published in Capital Press The U.S. Forest Service released its budget justification for Fiscal Year 2020 and it includes a lot of information about the agency and its finances. Buried in this voluminousContinue Reading

OPINION Northern Ag Net If passed, the Working Animal Protection Act  would disallow an outright ban on any legal animal enterprise related to working animals. The purpose and goal of the Working Animal Protection Act  is to slow down the animal rights extremists’ agenda and steamroller by preventing an outright ban of legitimate, legal  businesses utilizing working animalsContinue Reading

Budd Falen takes position in Interior Department as Deputy Solicitor for Wildlife and Parks Rachel Gabel The Fencepost When Karen Budd Falen served on the Trump Transition Team on interior issues and was tapped for the top job at the Bureau of Land Management, she knew some concessions would haveContinue Reading

NOTE: This article was first published in Range magazine, and earned an award from the Nevada Press Association.  PAYING THE PRICE At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2017, after a six-week trial and week-long deliberations, the federal jury in the Oregon Standoff Trial returned a unanimous verdict ofContinue Reading

  What If You’re Viewed as the Red-Headed Step Child? Have you ever watched the movie Ever After starring Drew Barrymore? It depicts Barrymore in a Cinderella role, as the French maiden, Danielle de Barbarac, who is treated very poorly by her step-mother.  But in real life, for many stepchildren,Continue Reading