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Bundy Trial: LIVE Updates

November 7, 2017

Standing trial is Cliven Bundy, 71, his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who also led last year’s Oregon occupation, and a fourth defendant, Ryan Payne, a Montana resident linked by prosecutors to a militia group...



Bundy standoff participants take plea deal

October 31, 2017

Two Idaho men involved in the Bundy “standoff” near Bunkerville, Nev., April 12, 2014, have agreed to a plea deal that assures them that they will serve no more prison time. The two pled guilty...




Setting the stage with county land use plans
Setting the stage with county land use plans

September 18, 2017

While communities within or near federal lands often feel helpless about how the land is managed, they don’t have to. They have the right to be included in the planning and execution of the management...



Jury deliberating Bundy protester retrial

August 21, 2017

The four men on trial for their role in the Bundy standoff, Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexel and Ricky Lovelien now await the jury’s decision. The defense — consisting of those four men —...








It’s ranchers vs. the BLM in grazing allotment squeeze
It’s ranchers vs. the BLM in grazing allotment squeeze

March 23, 2017

Garfield County, Colo., ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would cut a cattle grazing allotment on federal lands in half. They say it would kill their family businesses. Jack Farris,...



Potential monument designation makes waves in Arizona
Potential monument designation makes waves in Arizona

May 20, 2016

Ranchers, landowners and government officials in Arizona are kicking up the dust over the possible designation of an expansive piece of land currently used for grazing as a national monument. Last month, Arizona’s governor, local...