LAS VEGAS — A federal jury in Nevada is about to be picked to decide whether a tense standoff pitting armed ranchers and rangers against federal agents over a herd of cattle in a dry river bed amounted to a peaceful expression of free speech and weapon rights, or an insurrection
Government investigators say they've found evidence a Salt Lake City-based Bureau of Land Management agent used his position to get sold-out Burning Man tickets and had agents drive his family around during the event in the Nevada desert.
A Republican lawmaker is assailing a list of proposals for limiting Western mining to protect the vulnerable sage grouse, while an environmental group says it's a chance for the new administration to help with conservation.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government is using a new assessment of mineral resources on 10 million acres in six Western states to decide whether to ban potential mining on the land to protect an imperiled bird.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The armed protesters who occupied a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon's high desert earlier this year did so to protest federal land policy, which has been a point of contention in Western states for decades.
A federal official says crews think it'll take several days to contain a wildfire that has grown to almost 4.7 square miles in remote northeast Nevada rangeland near a stretch of the historic Pony Express trail.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is extending the public comment period on a proposal to run part of an off-road desert race through a new national monument in Nevada amid complaints the agency rigged the process to approve the route over the objections of conservationists.