The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday that two bulls were euthanized during the agency’s weeklong roundup of cattle that ended Saturday with an armed standoff between supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents.
While distancing itself from the legal issues that prompted the BLM to round up Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s range cattle then release hundreds of them as the threat violence loomed, the conservative Nevada Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement Wednesday that sympathizes with Bundy.
Timeline of events related to Cliven Bundy and the Range Wars, 1946-2014.
Since two bulls were shot during the weeklong roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle in the Gold Butte area, Bureau of Land Management officials have been short on details about how and why they were killed.
Environmentalists say Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, whose skirmish with the federal government has gained him icon status with states’ rights and free speech advocates as well as other disgruntled ranchers, doesn’t “own” the public land where hundreds of his cattle roam in the Gold Butte area nor does he have the “right” to let them graze there.
A national group pushing for a hike in the minimum wage will take its campaign to Las Vegas on Monday with its “Give America a Raise” bus tour.
Sexual assault. Assault with a deadly weapon. Children as young as 8 years old face such charges and end up in detention. The question being asked by juvenile justice professionals: Is that really the best way to handle Clark County’s youngest offenders?
Each time a public official or political candidate spoke out for or against the Bureal of Land Management or Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, who fought off federal attempts to remove his cattle from Gold Butte, it added fuel to an already hot-burning fire that quickly turned into a national inferno, pitting the romantic image of the cowboy rancher against the behemoth federal government that owns 85 percent of the Silver State.
Clark County’s high school graduation rate may have leaped skyward 10 percentage points last year, but that’s not likely to happen again.
A Northern Nevada youth soccer coach accused of striking a referee after a game has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge.