Conservationists, company rally to protect Gold Butte

Two monuments down, one to go. That was the message from conservationists Thursday during a rally at the downtown headquarters of Zappos meant to spur momentum for the protection of Gold Butte in northeastern Clark County. The roughly 350,000-acre area two hours northeast of Las Vegas is home to ancient rock art galleries, sweeping desert… Read more »

Reid’s conservation award

To the Editor: Sen. Harry Reid deservedly received the League of Conservation Voter’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. No matter how you feel about the senator, you can’t deny the work he’s done for the environment, not just for the country, but right here in Nevada. Sen. Reid tirelessly and successfully fought against Yucca Mountain, created… Read more »

‘The wheels of justice move at their own pace,’ Jewell says of Bundy

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, whose ranch was the site of an armed confrontation with federal officials last year over unpaid grazing fees, will be brought to justice. Speaking yesterday with reporters ahead of this week’s Western Governors’ Association meeting, Jewell said the federal government will… Read more »

BLM takes steps after shots fired near camp, cattle

The Federal Bureau of Land Management is taking safety precautions and Las Vegas police are investigating after gunshots were fired near a group of contract employees on public land in southern Nevada where rancher and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s cattle continue to roam. Three researchers from the Reno-based nonprofit Great Basin Institute were monitoring… Read more »

BLM pulls workers from Gold Butte after shots fired near surveyors

Cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy roam a range in the Gold Butte area near Bunkerville, Nev., Nov. 26, 2010. (F. Andrew Taylor/View newspapers) Bureau of Land Management rangers block a road 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Little Finland, also known as Hobgoblin’s Playground and Devil’s… Read more »

Cliven Bundy denies involvement in shooting near BLM camp

Bunkerville, Nevada, rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday denied he was involved in an incident in the Gold Butte area southwest of Mesquite on June 5 in which three Bureau of Land Management contractors claim shots were fired near their camp on two occasions one night. A story published in a Las Vegas newspaper Friday morning… Read more »

An Offended Mayor

Mesquite, Nevada Mayor Al Litman in his Splash Pad article seems concerned about criticism he and the city council receive from citizens. It is untrue that the “blog site” he refers to are a “few in the community that will never be happy.” Hundreds of people write and comment on that site every day. Articles… Read more »

Start acting like real conservatives

Kudos for the excellent guest column on public land (“Conservation a conservative value; Hardy’s kneejerk opposition is not,” Las Vegas Sun, May 20). It did a great job of pointing out the hypocrisy of claiming to be a conservative but being opposed to conservation. While the piece dealt mainly with Basin and Range, the same… Read more »