Beware the erstwhile folk hero

Recently, Cliven Bundy, a rebellious rancher in Nevada became a folk hero in some circles when, after decades of refusing to pay range fees, he stood up to “the man” and forced a stand-off with the BLM. Indeed, ad hoc militia groups rushed to his rescue, armed and ready to go to war for the…

LD 57 Debate, 3/22/2014

On March 22, the 3 candidates for Utah House District 57 held their first debate. The room was packed – great turnout for an event a mere 2 days after caucus night. Here is the debate in its unfiltered entirety. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Part 1: Opening statements, Medicaid Part 2: Consensus building,…

Daily Fix, Dec 30

The #snowpocalypse finally came to Utah. Slide-offs, crashes, road closures, jack-knifed semis – this one had it all. Be safe out there. Fox 13 *Curious about the seating chart for the Utah Senate? Ric Cantrell breaks it down, with some amusing commentary. Senate Site *Governor Herbert will be sworn in on Monday, January 3rd at…

Ugly fences, dead cows and bulldozers

Recently I came across a blog called “Utah Trail News”. The post of September 5th caught my eye. A long-time back country user wrote an open letter to the forest service. He said that he has ridden in the back country for years, staying on the trails, choosing lighter tires and trying to do his…

Rob Bishop, protector of the West

Congressman Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, today announced that he recently obtained the preceding 14 pages previously missing from an internal Department of Interior (DOI) memo leaked last February. As a reminder, that document detailed planning within the Department of the Interior to use the Antiquities Act to potentially designate up to…

Salazar not listening on "listening tour"

Last week, Secretary Salazar was invited to meet with the entire Utah federal delegation while he visited Utah today. Last night, his staff notified the delegation he was disinclined to acquiesce. In other words, he said no. Apparently the listening tour was for everyone else to listen to him. Ben Winslow from Fox 13 tweeted…