NM Watchdog: A mouse vs. cattle: Showdown between ranchers and the feds in Otero County continues

May 18, 2014 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 6

ALAMOGORDO >> The dispute isn't over between ranchers whose cattle have been locked out of drinking from a creek in southern New Mexico by federal agents who say the water is vital in order to protect a mouse expected to be listed as an endangered species.

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Tony Betterton

United States

#1 May 18, 2014
The mouse that roared!
It is

Santa Fe, NM

#2 May 18, 2014
primarily about protecting the riparian zone which is especially important in a drought. The ranchers need to read the terms of their permits and the Forest Service policies that grant them the privilege to use our land. And those on the County Commission who encourage trespass should be prosecuted.
Big K

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 18, 2014
Sheriff needs to just go up there open them. Write to Congress and newspapers, news agencies across the country until they stand down.
We are with you and standing by
Tony Betterton

Las Vegas, NV

#5 May 18, 2014
Call in the militia wackos!
beefeater

United States

#6 May 19, 2014
NM beef sux. The mice will make much better use of the water.
another

Santa Fe, NM

#7 May 19, 2014
Big K wrote:
lawless goober encouraging violence on behalf of narrow private interests..

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