BIG SPRING – Military officials have negotiated contracts with local ranchers to conduct Jade Helm training on their property, according to Big Spring Mayor Larry McLellan.
However, he said residents will not be “forced out of their homes” to accommodate troops during the large-scale military exercise, scheduled to run July 15 through September 15.
McLellan had no details about the contracts supposedly offered to Big Spring homeowners. Military officials were not available to answer questions about how many ranchers were being displaced or inconvenienced due to Jade Helm, and how much they would receive in compensation. Continue reading
KGUN9-TV reports the following:
NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) –The feds’ are exercising eminent domain along the Mexico border– buying up property- but paying very little for it. Landowners in Santa Cruz county are livid.
“A man’s home is his castle,” said Tony Sedgwick, the co-owner and manager of Carmencita Ranch. “We’ve owned that since the 1950′s.”
“They have taken the choicest part of my land,” he said. Continue reading