Stories tagged: ranching
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
Someone has been shooting cows from the road in Stevens County, according to the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association. But the cattlemen’s shooting charge is hard to prove, and there’s no …
Sun., May 12, 2019
Ranching families are sharing the southwestern Montana landscape with grizzly bears, with some help from students. The Tom Miner Basin Association works on projects to promote places where livestock and …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018
Tucked within miles of barbed-wire fences and basalt columns southwest of Spokane reside what’s left of the American West: Ranchers who scratch out a living from hard work and prairie …
UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018
Montana rancher Fred Wacker had thousands of head of cattle fattening up along the Yellowstone River for export to China when President Donald Trump picked a trade fight with the …
Sat., March 17, 2018
American producers have filed a lawsuit to support free trade and protect consumers of their product.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Othello rancher leaves millions to benefit Eastern Washington causes, including health care, wildlife
During the past four decades, on the outskirts of Othello, a quiet bachelor built a small fortune raising cattle. Today the millions of dollars William Crosetto earned from ranching and …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
A judge in Las Vegas has decided to dismiss criminal charges against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
A U.S. judge in Nevada declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a states’ rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
The world loves meat. So much so that demand for meat products is projected to grow by nearly 70 percent by 2050. But meat production places a significant strain on …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Beth Robinette walked in among her cattle, leaned forward and mooed. A low, guttural “How are you all doing this morning?” kind of moo. All around her, black cows lifted …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017
A rancher in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa County has asked state officials to kill wolves from the Harl Butte pack after an investigator confirmed wolves killed a calf.
Tue., June 27, 2017
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.
Mon., June 12, 2017
An Oregon rancher has given a man a $5,000 reward for helping find and convict the two men who slaughtered his cattle.
Wed., May 31, 2017
A judge called a New Hampshire man a “bully vigilante” and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher …
Wed., May 31, 2017
An Oregon livestock nutrition company has won its lawsuit against a former employee it accused of stealing trade secrets.
Fri., May 19, 2017
A federal judge in Las Vegas is pushing back the trial date for Nevada rancher and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy, four of his sons and six other defendants until …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017
Washington State University researchers are trying to discover the reason behind mysterious calf deaths related to what is commonly known as “weak calf syndrome.”
Sat., May 6, 2017
“Grizzlies won’t be a problem for livestock, they’ll prey on hikers.” So said the wildlife conflict specialist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017
A major Idaho highway was blocked Tuesday as 2,000 sheep headed to their summer home. KTVB in Boise reported that Highway 55 near Eagle, Idaho was blocked by police so …
Thu., March 30, 2017
Officials have removed a number of cattle carcasses from a popular reservoir just west of the Oregon-Idaho border.
Wed., March 22, 2017
Dead cattle floating in a reservoir just west of the Oregon-Idaho border are causing trouble for tourists.
Tue., March 7, 2017
A southern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to stealing cattle after branding as his own and selling about 100 animals belonging to a California man.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Ammon Bundy, who was recently acquitted in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, testified Tuesday that he felt “driven” to protest federal control of Western lands …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
A federal judge has halted cattle grazing in an Oregon national forest until officials can review its impact on Oregon spotted frogs.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
A judge will let Ammon Bundy testify in the upcoming trial of seven defendants charged in the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when police shot and killed one of them …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
A coalition of health and environmental groups is asking Oregon officials to investigate construction of a mega-dairy in Morrow County.