Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Oregon Ranching Standoff Defendant Gets Home Detention
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who took part in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been sentenced to six months of home detention.
Geoff Stanek pleaded guilty to conspiracy months before the 2016 trial in which occupation leader Ammon Bundy and six others were found…
Helpers or Law Breakers? Oregon Standoff Trial Begins
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leaders of an armed standoff at a rural wildlife refuge say they came to Oregon's high desert country to help locals deal with an overreaching federal government that has abused people's land rights for decades.
Occupier Ryan Bundy said as a federal trial beg…
Q&A: What to Know as Oregon Ranching Standoff Trial Begins
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trial is gearing up this week for armed ranchers who took over a national bird sanctuary in rural Oregon to oppose federal management of public lands.
Jury selection starts Wednesday in the case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six others who helped seize Malheur Nation…
Arizona Rancher Killed in Standoff
BURNS, Ore. (AP) —
The Oregonian reports that an Arizona rancher was killed when authorities arrested leaders of an armed group that has been occupying a national wildlife refuge.
Authorities did not identify the person killed, saying only that it was an adult male who died in an "officer involv…
Cowboy Poets Gather in Nevada With Eye on Oregon Conflict
RENO, Nev. (AP) — As troubadours, fiddlers and scribes head to northeast Nevada for a national gathering to celebrate cowboy poetry and culture, the topic of the sometimes tenuous relationship between the Old West and the realities of the New West will be more than campfire conversation.
Forum Over Oregon Standoff Canceled Over Safety Concerns
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A judge who planned to host a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has canceled it due to safety concerns.
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said in a news release authorities had become aware of plans to protest the meeting and block the ent…

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