6 thoughts on “Who owns the west?”

  1. Interesting that you should post this today. It has been a very tense week in our little corner of the desert (about 100 miles NE of Las Vegas). The BLM tried to round-up the cattle on more than 1,000 acres of land a local rancher and his family have been using for grazing for more than 100 years. It is a very political situation with lots of ramifications but one of the underlying aspects is whether the land actually belongs to the federal government or to the state. After a week of confrontation and hundreds of armed individuals on both sides, the BLM returned the cattle and walked away. It’s probably not over yet but this is not the first time Nevada ranchers have stood up to the BLM and won.

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