Jan 14, 2016 11:31 AM
Rochester man travels to Oregon to help negotiate end militia occupation of wildlife refuge
ROCHESTER - A NH man man says progress is being made to end the occupation of the Malheur national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon.
“It probably won’t take too long,” DeLemus told The Guardian. “There’s so much local support rallying behind what Ammon [Bundy] and those at the refuge are doing.”
Local residents have increasingly called on the militia to end the siege and leave Oregon. Some officials have estimated that the occupation is costing Harney County $75,000 a day.
DeLemus said that Bundy is working to have a "Harney County Committee of Safety," run by local residents, take over the fight against federal regulations.