Information Wanted for Poached Bull Elk
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:48
Conservation officers are seeking information in the investigation of the illegal killing and abandonment of a bull elk in northwestern Nebraska during the opening weekend of firearm deer season.
The elk was found dead west of Crawford on the Peterson Wildlife Management Area, a 2,460-acre property managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for public hunting. Firearm deer season began Saturday, Nov. 15. Elk are currently out of season.
Anyone with information that leads to the prosecution of the violators may be eligible for a reward. All tips may remain anonymous.
Conservation Officer Dan Kling said any information, regardless of how small, may be significant to the case. He may be reached at 308-430-0572. People with information also may contact the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers hotline at 800-742-7627.
GOP promises to resurrect Keystone
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:38
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect the Keystone XL pipeline legislation that was killed by Democrats on Tuesday, November 18.
The bill failed by one vote, and McConnell says the legislation will be on top of the agenda next year.
Last week, A Native American tribe's president says if the Keystone XL pipeline is authorized, it would amount to an act of war.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Cyril Scott says he'll move to block the pipeline's path through the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation authorizing the pipeline Tuesday. But the Senate could vote against next year.
Scott said he has resolutions from the tribal council allowing him to do anything necessary to stop the pipeline from crossing the reservation. Scott said he would stop pipeline supplies from entering the reservation.
Scott said elders in the tribe gathered earlier this year to bury sacred medicine in the ground where the pipeline would run. Scott said he would "spill (his) blood" there if necessary.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson could have been the vote to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through the upper chamber but opted to oppose the project. The Senate vote Tuesday was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, teeing up another vote once Republicans take over the chamber next year.