Iron County Commissioners

Iron County, Utah has had its share of affronts by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). From crackdowns on grazing to unfair treatment of ranchers to radicalism and thuggery in their own field offices, the long train of abuses in this southern Utah county by the BLM and other agenciesContinue Reading

Jonathan Wood Salt Lake Tribune Jonathan Wood: Threatened rule improves incentives to recover endangered species Biden administration considering rules that would make it more difficult to protect prairie dogs and other species. Several years ago, visitors to southwestern Utah would encounter unusual old-west style “wanted” posters. Instead of a bandit,Continue Reading

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Range wars: Tension mounts in the West over public lands grazing, wild horses and ranchers More than 70 animal advocacy and conservation groups are calling on the Biden administration to eliminate livestock grazing on any public lands where wild horse populations exist, ramping up theContinue Reading

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue for DESERET NEWS The war on beef in the West Public lands grazing for livestock is under growing pressure When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declared March 20 as “Meatout Day,” urging residents to consume an alternative protein to meat, he provoked a bull market on theContinue Reading

Signed by the Governor: Utah Law Creates Process to Review and Reject Certain Presidential Executive Orders By: Mike Maharrey for Tenth Amendment Center SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 29, 2021) – Last week, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill into law creating a mechanism to review presidential executive orders andContinue Reading

Amy Joi O’Donoghue for the Deseret News Interior approves final management plans for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Interior approved final management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante areas on Thursday, a move critics say will open former monument lands toContinue Reading

SALT LAKE CITY — [According to a recent article published on], a U.S. Department of Interior’s inspector general report released Thursday said it found no evidence former Utah legislator Mike Noel influenced the shrinking of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to benefit financially. Noel, who owned 40 acres inside theContinue Reading

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 others—announced that after eight terms he was retiring from the legislature. “It’s been a great ride,” he said, “But I’veContinue Reading

  Lawyers who are highly productive financially are known as Rainmakers. In the good ol’ days, a typical country lawyer might have just sat around his office reading the paper, taking a case or two here and there, whatever came along, without too much stress or unreasonably high financial expectations.Continue Reading

Ashton Goodell KSL SPANISH FORK — Cattle ranchers in Spanish Fork suffered devastating losses to their livestock after the Pole Creek Fire swept through Sweat Creek Canyon. The fire killed more than 40 cows and calves — most of the animals died due to smoke inhalation while some burned whereContinue Reading