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Wolf Stories, Past and Present

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: A.J. Mangum

This issue includes Melissa Mylchreest's story, "Hope on the Range," about the Blackfoot Challenge, a partnership linking ranchers, wild...

Interesting Things and Stories from Out West

Date: March 12, 2014

And so it's winter, and a crazy one at that. Nutty cold weather in the east and stupid drought dry conditions out here in the west. So r...

Finding His Way

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Paul Canada

Prior to 2012, few patrons of the traditional cow­boy arts had heard of Matt Litz. The Iowa Park, Texas, silversmith had been struggling...

The World of Charles M. Russell, C.J. Hadley and Masanobu Fukuoka

Date: March 12, 2014

One may wonder if we actually need another book on iconic Charles M. Russell. He is, for many, almost as familiar as the images he creat...

Dining on the Yard Bird

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Kathy McCraine

Chicken is something ranchers and cowboys don't like to talk about. You might eat it in a pinch, but it's not a food you would want grac...

Cowboy music and folklore owes its existence to an unsung hero's dogged persistence.

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Hal Cannon

Sure, cowboys would be singing anyway, but certain things had to happen for cowboy music to become a music for all Americans. What follo...

Idaho poet Jessica Hedges writes of the ranch life she knows.

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Rod Miller

t was something of a family ritual. Late every January, from the time Jessica Hedges was 10 years old, the family would bundle up and le...

Break Over

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Pete Healey, APF

In the last issue, I briefly talked about break-over as it applies to the mechanics of the foot. As I have said before, there are four a...

Ranchers, predators and trust in Montana's Blackfoot Valley.

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Melissa Mylchreest

A rancher, a wolf biologist and an environmentalist walk into a bar.

In many valleys in the West, people would hold up a hand, ...

Gate to Great

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Emily Esterson

I met Dale Simanton in a Doubletree Hotel elevator, about a mile from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Tall and weathered, wi...

Upcoming Clinics

Date: March 12, 2014

True Grit and Hard Scrabble

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Tom Russell

"Language is deteriorating." The Flamenco guitar player spit out this declaration as he tuned his guitar.

"I agree," I said. "W...

Le Cowboy Creole

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Kathy McCraine

It's a sunny Sunday afternoon at Angelles Whiskey River Landing in Henderson, Louisiana. Pickups and cars stream up the gravel road, par...

A Visit With Buck Brannaman

Date: March 12, 2014

Over the years I have ridden a lot of horses and several of them have stood out to people who have been regulars at my clinics. One of t...

The Frontier Project

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: A.J. Mangum

I've always sketched in the evenings, developing ideas, working on thumbnail drawings, and experimenting with various poses. I've often ...

Winter Riding, Horse Sales and the Legacy of Legends

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Reata Brannaman, Nevada Watt, Ceiley Rae Highberger and Hannah Ballantyne

As many of you probably already know, in 2013 Reata had been given the opportunity to instruct the Montana State University Colt Startin...

Natural Spirit

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Tamara Gooch

One of photography's most understated fundamentals is the notion of an image revealing not only an elemental view of the subject, but al...

Vaqueros of the Great Ranches of the San Joaquin

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Arnold Rojas

Vaqueros - the molders of my youth, the companions of the best years of my life - have at last told their stories and passed on over the...

Light and Life

Date: March 12, 2014   |  Author: Vandy Douglas

I grew up on a small ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming, in a home in which art, in many forms, was appreciated. My parents, Bob and Lee Dougl...

The Road Trip List

Date: March 12, 2014

This column is about records that fit, playing while driving, so we aren't going to examine the journey Rosanne Cash has taken coming to...

Lonesome Dove at 25

Date: March 12, 2014

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