Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Monday, July 23, 2012
BLM tickets rancher for fighting fire
JEERS to the BLM for ticketing ranchers for fighting fires on federal land. During the Kinyon Road Fire more than a week ago, Buhl rancher Scott Luby was given a misdemeanor citation for attempting to put out flames. Hagerman rancher Mike Henslee said, with so much at stake, it’s frustrating not to be able to help put out the flames. “This is our livelihood out there,” he said.“Sometimes we’re the first ones on the scene but all we’re allowed to do is watch the fire grow.” It’s a liability issue, BLM spokeswoman Heather Tiel-Nelson said...more