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Public workers’ group files federal lawsuit seeking answers on Bundy ranch standoff

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – An advocacy group for public employees sued the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday, seeking documents detailing the agency’s actions during an armed standoff with militia in a dispute over a Nevada rancher’s grazing rights. BLM agents faced off with armed supporters…

Cliven Bundy owes more fees to feds than all other U.S. ranchers — combined

Scofflaw rancher Cliven Bundy owes more money to the federal government than all other ranchers combined, according to the Bureau of Land Management. About 16,000 ranchers graze cattle on BLM lands, and the agency says 458 of them owe a combined $237,000 in delinquent grazing fees. Bundy, on the other…

Cliven Bundy leaves GOP to join fringe party that wants to reverse laws that offend God

After his GOP backers largely abandoned him, scofflaw rancher Cliven Bundy has left the Republican Party. Bundy, who remains embroiled in a dispute federal government over grazing rights on federal land, signed forms Friday night with his wife, Carol, to register with the Independent American Party. “I haven’t got much…

Cliven Bundy backs down: God didn’t ask us to sue the Feds

Anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy released a statement on Tuesday apparently citing religion as a reason he would not sue officials with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gawker reported. “We have chosen not to engage in legal action up to this point for two reasons,” the statement read. “First, is…

Federal agents launch investigation into protest ride led by Cliven Bundy’s son

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Federal agents have launched a damage inspection of protected archeological sites in southern Utah where public-lands activists on all-terrain vehicles staged a weekend protest ride challenging the prolonged government closure of a canyon trail. Undercover agents from the Bureau of Land Management…

Gun lobbyist hopeful that Bundy militia will block feds if they try to do anything, anywhere

The same militias that prevented the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up cattle at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada could take action against federal agents all across the Western United States, according to the head of a gun advocacy group. Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt made the…

Bundy son leads 300 activists in armed protest for right to ATV in Utah’s sacred ‘Recapture Canyon’

Hundreds of activists seeking to directly challenge federal control of swathes of territory in the U.S. West on Saturday drove dozens of all-terrain vehicles into protected land in Utah that is home to Native American artifacts and where such journeys are banned. The ride into Recapture Canyon, which comes amid…

FBI investigating death threats, intimidation, and weapons violations at Bundy ranch

Law enforcement officials in Nevada say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the April standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy, the Bureau of Land Management and the armed militia who gathered at Bundy’s ranch. KLAS-TV Channel 8 said Thursday that the FBI has opened a formal investigation into the…

Hooded gunmen threaten federal worker on Utah’s I-15 after Cliven Bundy ‘incites’ militia

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating reports that a federal worker driving a U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) vehicle was threatened with a handgun on Tuesday after anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy was recently accused of inciting militia members. BLM Fillmore Field Office supervisor Eric Reid informed the The Salt…

Cliven Bundy’s son files lawsuit accusing federal officials of assault

By Jonathan Allen LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Sons and sisters of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who has been resisting efforts by federal agents to seize his cattle grazing without permits on public land, attempted to file police complaints on Friday accusing the agents of assault. Bundy’s 21-year-old dispute with…

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