Either move back West, or lose your job. I don't know about you, but if I was stuck in some cubicle and traffic back in Washington, DC, and they gave me that ultimatum...my bags would have already been packed ready to head back West.

Draining the swamp and moving more land management agencies back to the Rocky Mountain West is an idea that first got going during former Montana Congressman and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tenure. Why should we be sending all of our money to Washington, DC just to have it stay there is one way of looking at it. Another way of looking at it: why wouldn't we want the folks managing our federal lands to be closer to the land that they're actually supposed to oversee?

The idea is now closer to fruition, as the Department of Interior is reportedly telling employees to make up their minds by December 12th, or lose your job.

The Daily Caller has this:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is relocating 27 employees from Washington, D.C., to the agency’s new headquarters in Colorado and another 220 to field offices out West, Government Executive (GE) reported Tuesday. The relocated employees reportedly have until Dec. 12 to agree to the move; if they don’t accept the terms, then they’ll be fired.

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PRIOR POST FROM OCT 9, 2018

Click below to catch the entire show. We not only covered the mineral withdrawal announcement near Yellowstone, but we also covered the Trump Administration's efforts to increase public access and hunting opportunities on federal lands.

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