Protesters Gather Over Cattle Roundup In Nevada - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Protesters Gather Over Cattle Roundup In Nevada

Posted: Updated:
Crowds in Clark County, Nevada are protesting the Bureau Of Land Management impound up to 1000 cows they say are trespassing on federal land. Crowds in Clark County, Nevada are protesting the Bureau Of Land Management impound up to 1000 cows they say are trespassing on federal land.
CLARK COUNTY, Nev. - Cliven Bundy is the rancher at the center of a battle over cattle northeast of Las Vegas. The Bureau of Land Management says Bundy's cows are loitering on federal land and that he has not paid the required grazing fee for 20 years. Bundy says he believes the land is not federal land, but county land.

The Bureau of Land Management, along with National Park Service, escorted media cameras to a remote location north of Lake Mead where an impoundment was under way. KSNV reported that several cowboys were on the ground coordinating with helicopters to corral about 15 cattle. The crew herded cattle into a pen, where they then are transported in trailers to an undisclosed location.

Because they say Bundy hasn't paid his grazing fees in over 20 years, the BLM is in the process of impounding upwards of 1000 "trespassing cattle."

Bundy says the battle is bigger than cows. He says it's about rights. This debate has generated an enormous amount of passion, centering around free speech and the right of citizens to access public land.

Daily roundup numbers have varied from 43 on Tuesday to 101 last Saturday. Although BLM is not providing face to face interviews, they say this roundup is expected to last into May.



  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • PENTAGON CONFIRMS: Foley rescue attempt failed earlier this summer

    PENTAGON CONFIRMS: Foley rescue attempt failed earlier this summer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:16:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Wednesday afternoon the Pentagon released information about a rescue operation to free James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants. Several dozen troops flew in by helicopter, but couldn't find the hostages. One of those hostages was James Foley.
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Wednesday afternoon the Pentagon released information about a rescue operation to free James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants. Several dozen troops flew in by helicopter, but couldn't find the hostages. One of those hostages was James Foley.
  • Spokane Police work to implement body cameras

    Spokane Police work to implement body cameras

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:23:21 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department plans to equip 15 to 20 officers with body cameras starting the first week of September. Police Chief Frank Straub says his team still has a lot of details to work out, but that this is something that has been on their radar for quite some time.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department plans to equip 15 to 20 officers with body cameras starting the first week of September. Police Chief Frank Straub says his team still has a lot of details to work out, but that this is something that has been on their radar for quite some time.
  • Father of Rebecca West speaks about potential release of Michael Tarbert: 'It's been a living hell'

    Father of Rebecca West speaks about potential release of Michael Tarbert: 'It's been a living hell'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:32:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael West cannot believe that the man suspected of killing his daughter Rebecca may once again walk the streets of Spokane.“It's very unacceptable to me,” West told KHQ. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael West cannot believe that the man suspected of killing his daughter Rebecca may once again walk the streets of Spokane.“It's very unacceptable to me,” West told KHQ. “A 55-year-old man is able to go home to his family, and my daughter can't come home to her mother. I'm very surprised.” West says his daughter's death destroyed his family. 
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.