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Nevada rancher calls on sheriffs to disarm federal agents in cattle dispute

A Nevada rancher who succeeded in reclaiming his seized cattle from federal land managers over the weekend by rallying armed supporters called on local sheriffs across the country on Monday to join his crusade against government overreach. The federal Bureau of Land Management began a roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle…

Nevada cattle rancher declares victory after U.S. returns his cattle

BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) – U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute less…

Government plans to euthanize hundreds of desert tortoises after budget cuts to refuge

A combination of federal budget austerity and the dramatic decline of the Nevada housing market may claim some unlikely victims: desert tortoises. The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center — a 23-year-old federal refuge in Las Vegas for the threatened species — has collected only $290,000 from its primary funding source of…

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