A deep political divide between urban and rural areas has conservative residents feeling ignored by the state government Teny Shakian for Fox News Rural Oregon counties vote to discuss seceding from state to join ‘Greater Idaho’ A group called Move Oregon’s Border is leading an initiative to have Oregon‘s rural counties secede fromContinue 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

Bryan Fischer The Ballad of Matt Shea We’ve seen it happen before. There was Brett Kavanaugh, attacked relentlessly and shamelessly with scurrilous, unfounded, and uncorroborated accusations from decades ago. Then there was Judge Roy Moore, again ambushed with defamatory and manufactured accusations from decades ago, all of which fell apartContinue Reading

Federal judge limits cattle grazing for Harney County’s Hammond Ranches By Maxine Bernstein as posted in the Bend Bulletin A federal judge will allow Hammond Ranches Inc. to graze its cattle on parts of a federal allotment called Hardie Summer this season but must limit its use as three environmentalContinue Reading

First published in Range magazine It has now been almost three years since the infamous occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County Ore., as part of a protest of the federal government’s mistreatment of Dwight and Steven Hammond. That standoff started on January 2, 2016 and ultimatelyContinue Reading

President Trump signed full pardons on Tuesday for Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and son Steven Hammond, whose long-running dispute with the federal government ended with prison sentences for arson — and later inspired the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.  In its statement announcing the pardon, the White HouseContinue Reading

  Trent Loos and others are leading the charge in writing to President & Mrs. Trump about Dwight & Steven Hammond.  We share their letters and invite you to write a letter yourself, adding your voice to the chorus crying for Hammonds’ release. To: First Lady Mrs Melania Trump FirstContinue Reading

  Reposted from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, by Jenny Wilson LAS VEGAS, NEVADA:  A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the first Bunkerville standoff case, which targeted six men accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy to derail a court-ordered cattle seizure in 2014. The mistrial — an anticlimacticContinue Reading

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 of Conspiracy.  Guilty of Possession of Firearms in federal facility. Duane Ehmer:  Not Guilty of Conspiracy.  Guilty of Depredation ofContinue Reading

  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 hear the subsequent misdemeanor charges, including trespass, so the misdemeanor trial continues, with Judge Brown hearing additional evidence and argumentsContinue Reading