The Bureau of Land Management quietly dismantled its so-called “First Amendment areas” in northeastern Clark County on Thursday, as the fight over Cliven Bundy’s cattle widened into a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy.
Tensions mounted at the site of a federal cattle roundup in northeastern Clark County on Wednesday, as armed militia group members from Montana set up camp at Cliven Bundy’s ranch house and Bundy family members and supporters scuffled with BLM rangers.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday accused the Bureau of Land Management of violating Nevadans’ constitutional rights to protest a BLM roundup of cattle on federal land and slammed the agency for creating an “atmosphere of intimidation.”
I pulled the Subaru past the orange temporary fencing next to a trash-strewn Interstate 15 overpass Saturday morning and into a government-issued “First Amendment Area.”
A son of embattled Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy spoke to the media Monday about his arrest the day before in the ongoing federal roundup of his father’s so-called “trespass cattle” northeast of Las Vegas.
Hundreds of federal officers, cowboys and helicopters descended on Cliven Bundy’s backyard Saturday, launching a roundup targeting about 500 head of cattle that are grazing on government land.
A looming federal roundup of cattle in Clark County has become a rallying cry for Iron County, Utah, officials who want the BLM to deal with an out-of-control wild horse population.
Within the last few weeks, the Bureau of Land Management announced plans to impound at least 500 of what it calls “trespass cattle” that a rancher has left to roam on a 90-mile swath of federal land for the past 20 years. Federal authorities will restrict access to almost 600,000 acres of public land in northeast Clark County to ensure the safety of the operation.
Bureau of Land Management officials in Nevada won’t say how much it might cost to round up so-called “trespass cattle” from federal land 80 miles north of Las Vegas, but at least $1 million is a pretty safe bet.
Federal authorities will restrict access to almost 600,000 acres of public land for the next seven weeks as they prepare to round up what they call “trespass cattle” in the desert 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.