Salt in the wounds

Rather than allow Jeanette to take over the grazing allotments after LaVoy’s death, state BLM representatives said she was not considered the heir to the allotments, even though she was the widow of one. They told her the grazing permits terminated upon his death and that she would have to start at square one with the application process to graze her (their) cattle on the allotment.

Her husband will never return to trail the cows to winter range again, but Jeanette Finicum is determined that she will get the job done, eventually.

Although she’s provided a check to fully cover fines assessed over the last year, the Arizona rancher continues to be locked out of both her winter and summer grazing ranges.

Jeanette, whose husband Robert “LaVoy” Fincium was shot and killed by Oregon State Troopers last January, has managed grazing decisions on their northern Arizona ranch alone since his Jan. 26, 2016 death.

Pounding staples, doctoring sick calves and putting out mineral are on Jeanette’s list of tasks to complete throughout the year. Those are the easy jobs. She can soon add a much more painful item to the list: filing suit against the Bureau of Land Management. She plans to file suit within the next two weeks.
-George Patton

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13 Responses to Salt in the wounds

  1. Elmo says:

    And in related news, Obama yesterday ‘proclaimed’ the land that Cliven Bundy ran his cows on a new 300,000 acre national monument. Gold Butte.

    • annieoakley says:

      I was just thinking that Gold Butte is about right where Cliven ran his cows. Thanks.

      • crazyeighter says:

        Wasn’t that pretty much the same piece of ground that Harry Reid was intent selling the uranium mining rights??

        • Elmo says:

          Uranium was Hillary’s deal up around Malheur (and the reason the feds are crucifying the Hammond family).

          Gold Butte was going to be land used for mitigation of a Chinese solar plant closer to Vegas. Harry’s son Rory was representing the Chinese in trying to swing the deal. It eventually fell through.

  2. Sell it all, move to Texas, and enjoy hassle free ranching. F’em!

  3. SunwolfNC says:

    She just needs to get Trumps ear on this. He’s already said frivolous and duplicitous departments of government are immediately on the chopping block.

  4. Fjord says:

    When cows are outlawed, only outlaws (and gvt) will have cows.

  5. ExpatNJ says:

    Obama sparks Republican backlash after he blocks development on vast tracts of land in Utah and Nevada by designating them national monuments. Obama expanded his environmental legacy in the final days of his presidency by declaring vast tracts of lands in Utah and…

    Obama has created Bear Ears National Monument, 1.35million acres in Utah
    Gold Butte National Monument outside Las Vegas, Nevada is 300,000 acres
    Both are considered of huge environmental and archaeological importance
    Energy companies had been sniffing around them for oil drilling or fracking
    But local Republicans are furious and have threatened to sue President Obama

  6. Dean says:

    Didn’t the finicum guy also use foster kid’s to run his ranch? What scum!

  7. Joe Bob Trump says:

    Wrong, Dean. Ranch kids work. Period. Go back to your safe space, troll.

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