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Navajo Nation defends Bears Ears National Monument

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Navajo Nation defends Bears Ears National Monument

From The Westerner Blog On Jan. 5, the Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyátí’ Committee voted 19-0 to pass a resolution supporting the presidential proclamation establishing the Bears Ears National Monument and opposing any congressional action that seeks to reverse the designation. The Navajo Nation’s action came as Utah’s congressional delegation and Utah’s state legislature continue to […]


How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight

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How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight

From The Westerner Blog The first week of the Trump administration may signal a tough road ahead for agriculture. First, the president withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty, which was expected to boost U.S. agricultural exports by more than $7 billion annually over the coming decades by dropping trade barriers among 12 North American and […]


Scott Dyke: Custer at his best — One not to be forgotten

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Scott Dyke: Custer at his best — One not to be forgotten

By Scott Dyke George Armstrong Custer. My first inkling of the iconic warrior came in early childhood when a fast food shack depicted a horse-bound soldier with a saber in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other, with a sign proclaiming “Custard’s Last Stand.” In my teens I discovered the real Custer, […]


1856 – Indians attack settlers in Seattle

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1856 – Indians attack settlers in Seattle

By SoAzNewsX January 25 1856- Washington Territory– Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians. 1885- De Smet, Dakota Territory- Laura Ingalls, 18, author of Little House on the Prairie series, married Almanzo Wilder. January 26 1864- Fort Owen, Montana Territory- “Whiskey” Bill Graves is hanged by vigilantes. 1864- Lewiston, Idaho Territory – District Judge […]


Rabid bobcat attacks 4, terrorizes resort town in Arizona

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Rabid bobcat attacks 4, terrorizes resort town in Arizona

From The Westerner Blog People flock to the Arizona desert town of Sedona for its tranquility and relaxation. But tranquility turned to terror after a rabid bobcat attacked residents and pets. Authorities killed the rabid animal after it injured four people, a dog and a house cat in three separate attacks last week in Sedona. […]


1862 – Arizona and NM Territories added to Confederacy

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1862 – Arizona and NM Territories added to Confederacy

By SoAzNewsX January 18 1836- Texas- Jim Bowie arrives at the Alamo to assist the defenders. 1862– Confederate Territories of Arizona and New Mexico are admitted into the Confederacy by the Confederate Congress. 1864 -Lewiston, Idaho Territory – the trial of Christopher Lower, David Renton (AKA “Doc Howard”), James Romain, and Billy Page began for […]


Obama signs massive land grab in Nevada and Utah near Bundy ranch

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Obama signs massive land grab in Nevada and Utah near Bundy ranch

From Freedom’s Phoenix (NaturalNews) If you haven’t figured out by now that President Obama is doing all he can to sabotage and trip up President-elect Donald J. Trump before he takes office, then you’re not paying attention. As time runs out on his presidency, he is doing everything he can to make Trump’s first years […]


1872 – Russian Duke embarks on a western buffalo hunt

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1872 – Russian Duke embarks on a western buffalo hunt

By SoAzNewsX January 11 1864- Montana Territory- an estimated 24 “Innocents” have been hanged since December 21, 1863, by Montana vigilantes. 1865- Yellowstone City, Montana Territory- a plug of tobacco costs $5 a pound. 1867 – Benito Juarez returned to the Mexican presidency, following the withdrawal of French troops and the execution of Emperor Maximilian. […]


1881 – Clum elected mayor of Tombstone; V. Earp loses to Sippy

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1881 – Clum elected mayor of Tombstone; V. Earp loses to Sippy

By SoAzNewsX January 4 1864- Montana Territory- two members of the Innocents gang, Erastus “Red” Yager and G. Brown, are hanged by vigilantes from a cottonwood in Stinkingwater Valley near Laurin. Yager divulges the names of 25 of Henry Plummer’s associates and reveals the gang’s code word, “Innocents”. 1866- Texas- Fort Richardson is established. 1874- […]