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Are The Terroir-ists Winning?

Bill Reed | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

It's not just that a certain place consistently produces food that tastes the same.

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

I'm With Stupid: River-Changing, Liberal Wolves Kidnapped My Aunt

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Every time the British guy said the word "deer," the movie showed footage of elk. If the film's director doesn't know a deer from an elk, why should I trust him to get anything else right?

Watering Holes

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Like the vested interests Villaraigosa referenced, industrial agriculture is holding fast to the methods of its poisonous assault. But these are issues we can choose to fight at the supermarket. Or at the farmer's market.

Sparks' The Longest Ride Has a Too Tidy Ending

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.26.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Wynona Winters: How Dorper Sheep Changed the Way She Ranches

Dark Rye | Posted 11.09.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

"I've been a rancher since I was a little bitty girl," Wynona Winters says. "My grandfather and grandmother were ranchers, and my daddy was a rancher, and I married a rancher. I'm 77. Ranching is my love. I think you have to love ranching to do it."

Our Beef Doesn't Burn: Ranchers Speak out Against Drilling Colorado's Thompson Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Melton is worried about proposed natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide, which borders his property. He estimates that half of his business is done on leased national forest lands where he takes guests on rides through the summer and leads hunting trips in the fall.

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

Historical Trends in Gun Advertising

Lisa Wade | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Lisa Wade

A vintage collection of gun advertising, organized by decade, shows some interesting trends.

Ranching With Wolves

Andrew Gunther | Posted 09.12.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Most people still see "conservation" and "ranching" as two very separate, and often incompatible, objectives. But farms and ranches should coexist with event our most important native predator species.

Texas Man Gets 99 Years For Cattle Rustling

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 10.25.2011 | Crime

LUBBOCK, Texas — An East Texas man with a prolific cattle rustling history spanning more than a decade has been sentenced to 99 years in prison ...

Lack Of Cowboy Monks Forcing Catholic Monastery To Close Ranch

AP || Posted 09.30.2011 | Weird News

RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) – A Roman Catholic monastery in North Dakota is putting its ranching operation out to pasture because it lacks monks with cowb...

Oil Shale's Insatiable Demand for Water Will Impact Western Way of Life

Wayne Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Pollard

For generations my family has ranched in northwest Colorado, raising cattle and producing crops. Our lives would of course be much different if not for one critical resource: clean, plentiful water.

Solar Wells Displacing Windmills On Ranches In Colorado, Wyoming

AP | MATT JOYCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ALCOVA, Wyo. — The pump installer toppled the old windmill in about an hour, first climbing up the wobbly 27-foot tower to stop the broken mill'...

Cowboys Versus Packers This Week -- And We're Not Talking Football

Mabel Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mabel Dobbs

A tiny handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating livestock producers for decades. These packers control the livestock markets.

Is Ken Salazar In The Pocket Of Ranchers On Wild Horse Issue?

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RENO, Nev. — A new federal proposal to manage wild horses is rekindling debate over another fixture of the Western range: cattle. Interior Secr...

Agricultural Pesticides a Major Threat to Lions

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Sold legally to farmers for their crops, Furadan is all too accessible to herders, ranchers and pastoralists who use it to poison predators which might kill their livestock.