Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Former BLM Employee Charged with Killing Wild Horses

Horse killings suspect faces seven felony and misdemeanor counts

By JEFF GEARINO Southwest Wyoming bureau | Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 2:50 pm | No Comments Posted

GREEN RIVER -- A former Bureau of Land Management worker arrested last week in connection with the shooting deaths of three horses at a holding facility in Rock Springs in June has been charged with seven felony and misdemeanor counts, according to authorities.

Jason Edward Hein, 39, was arrested in Billings, Mont., Thursday by deputy sheriffs of the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and BLM law enforcement officers.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said that a joint county and federal investigation led to Hein's arrest on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, unlawful killing of wild horses, and property destruction and defacement.

Two BLM personnel arriving for work on June 12 and discovered that three wild horses had been shot with a .22 caliber weapon and killed sometime during the night of June 11.

Officials said Hein was employed as a maintenance worker at the facility at the time of the incident.

The Sweetwater County attorney's office filed charges against Hein in Circuit Court in Rock Springs. Haskell said Hein is free on a $50,000 bond set in Justice Court in Billings on Friday.

Read more about this story in Thursday's Star-Tribune.

Contact southwest Wyoming bureau reporter Jeff Gearino at 307-875-5359 or at

Posted in State-and-regional on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 2:50 pm | Tags: Bureau Of Land Management, Blm, Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, Holding Corrals, Wild Horses, Rich Haskell, Jason Hein, Jeff Gearino

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Lots of "Reid"s in Govt Jobs, Particularly with the NPS, DOI & BLM....

and even a Colleen Reid, from Nevada...Hummmmmm, I wonder, could she be any relation to ole Wild Horse Hatin Harry Reid? Why dont we email or call her to ask? 775 748-4000

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How Many "Salazars" Can You Count in Govt Offices?

Particularly in the NPS and the BLM!!! Maybe we should email them all and ask them? It would be interesting to learn what they say.....

Department of the Interior Email Search - doi1

Enter LAST Name. Wild cards '*' are ok
Name: Salazar
Server: doi1

20 matches found
Name E-Mail Phone
Salazar, Danette 303-969-5422
Salazar, Darlene 303 969-7312
Salazar, Rosemarie 970-529-4629
Salazar, Victor 208 387-5861
Salazar, Phred 928 526-1157 x273
Salazar, Carlos 505 753-1446 x
SALAZAR, EDWARD 559-487-5257
Salazar, Ronald 760 388-4411
Salazar, Ruben 870-365-2714
Salazar-Halfmoon, Virginia 505 988-6813
Salazar, Rich 623 580-5581
Salazar, Cindy (503) 872-2832
Salazar, Angela 505-563-3314 x
Salazar, Monica 505 248-6440
Salazar, Arlene 505 761-8772
Salazar, Kay 303 969-2857
Salazar, Lisa 303-231-3311
Salazar, Anna
Salazar, Vicki 760 388-4036
Salazar, Victor 575-756-2175

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bureau of Reclamation Responsible for Disappearing Wild Horses?

Section 2. Authority to Enter into an Agreement: Through delegation of authority from the Secretary of the Interior to the Director of BLM and to the Commissioner of Reclamation, agreements may be executed between Reclamation and BLM to provide for mutually beneficial land and water use planning and management activities. Statutory authority for such agreements includes: section 307, Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1737; Economy Act, 31 U.S.C. 686; and the
Reclamation Act of 1902, 43 U.S.C; Chapter 12, as amended and supplemented.

Excerpt of Agreement “Law” Between Bureau of Reclamation and the BLM

Sec. “S” – “ Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros. When wild and free-roaming horses or burros inhabit areas crossing aministrative boundaries between BLM and Reclamation, their management and protection will be the responsibility of BLM, under its regulations. Upon request from Reclamation, BLM will cooperate in the removal, and relocation or disposal, of such animals from Reclamation lands (see section S.A.)”

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