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The Westerner · 11h ago

Monument designations don't affect livestock grazing (A misguided LTE)

 An excerpt from the letter-to-editor: It’s hard to beat Ron Gibson's op-ed for being more irrelevant to the issue of whether Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments d...
The Westerner · 13h ago

2016 Southwestern U.S. wildfire report now available

Wildfires burned nearly 600,000 acres last year in a three-state region of the Southwest U.S., more than double the number of acres burned in each of the previous two years, according to a n...
The Westerner · 14h ago

Rangers Overwhelmed by Trashed Out Campsites

The U.S. Forest Service says it's getting photos of public campsites littered with trash r...
The Westerner · 16h ago

Ending Obama EPA's ban on Alaska's Pebble Mine is right for American energy

By Ned Mamula and Catrina RorkeThe Environmental Protection Agency is again drawing the ire of environmentalists, this time by lifting an Obama-era ban on development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine...
The Westerner · 18h ago

Farmer Faces $2.8 Million Fine For Plowing His Own Field

A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County. A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said th...
The Westerner · 22h ago

Ranch Radio Song of the Day

 Didn't have time to make a video, but instead bring you this treat from radiobob805. Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel toured the country playing this great old Western Swing. Here I ...
The Westerner · 1d ago

Fischer Reintroduces Bill to Lift EPA On-Farm Fuel Storage Burden

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), this week reintroduced legislation to provide regulatory relief for Nebraska farmers ...
The Westerner · 1d ago

Farm groups denounce Trump budget

Here goes our rural brethren, decrying the budget cuts.American Farm Bureau Federation "It would gut federal crop insurance, one of the nation's most important farm safety-net programs," Du...
The Westerner · 1d ago

Trump still deciding on Paris climate agreement

President Trump is still deciding whether the United States will stay in the Paris climate change agreement. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One that the to...
The Westerner · 1d ago

Western group sues Interior for documents on monument designations

A government watchdog group is suing the Interior Department for any records relating to five national monuments named under President Barack Obama, arguing the public deserves to see just h...