Utah Sheriffs Threaten to Arrest Rangers if They Try to Close Public Lands
Even with Cliven Bundy and many of his militia supporters in jail, anger toward the federal government is still running high in some parts of the West.
Clashes between ranchers and federal land managers over grazing rights are continuing. In southern Utah, things have gotten so bad lately that some local sheriffs have threatened to arrest federal rangers who try to close forest roads and cut off access to ranchers and other users.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether Garfield County Sheriff James “Danny” Perkins is serious or pulling your leg.