Four people continue to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
BURNS, OR —
The Turnball National Wildlife Refuge south of Spokane is open again today. It closed to the public last weekend out of quote, "abundance of caution for the wellbeing of staff and visitors." End quote because of the situation happening at the Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge.
Four people continue to occupy the wildlife refuge near Burns. The Militia group has occupied the land since January second. The group's original leader, Ammon Bundy, is behind bars and asked the remaining members to stand down. They refuse to leave until the government releases two ranchers from prison and turns the federal land over to local authorities.