Garfield County, Utah Declares Unique State of Emergency

  Garfield County commissioners officially declared a state of emergency based on declining school enrollment, an issue they say reflects a larger problem that has been threatening their communities for…

Where is a Real Environmentalist When You Need One? — by Dan Dagget / RANGE magazine

Choices have been made along the Verde River in Arizona — Read the Whole Story here >>>  Real Environmentalist RA 8.2016 (1) — Words and Images by Dan Dagget / RANGE magazine,…

Joe Robertson Suffers Stroke in Prison

  According ot Redbout News, disabled senior veteran Joe Robertson was convicted of Clean Water Act violations and sentenced on July 20th to serve 18 months in prison. By Shari Dovale…

The Unique Backstory Behind RANGE magazine

  There is often more to an equation than meets the eye.  The same is true of RANGE magazine, founded by CJ Hadley, a scrappy Brit, who managed Car & Driver magazine…

The West’s ‘new normal’: Another long season of volatile wildfires

According to HCN, In California and across the region, drought and heat makes for big blazes. The morning of July 23, the city of Los Angeles was covered in a dusting…

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE — The Rancher’s Son Howard

A farmer in Alberta, drove his pickup over to a neigbhoring ranch and knocked on the door. A boy, about 9 years-old, opened the door. The farmer said, “Is your…

Ryan Bundy in the News — Dueling Perspectives — What Happened with Ryan?

  Last week the Internet and social media were abuzz about Ryan Bundy, and whatever was supposed to have happened with him.  What did happen?  Those who actually know aren’t…

NEW PERSPECTIVES: A Changed & Humbled Phil Lyman Bares His Soul — Still Doesn’t Believe He “Trespassed”

  BLANDING — San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman had a lot of time to think in his jail cell. He said he had several epiphanies while he read “Hamilton,”…

The Steer Named LaVoy — Finicum

Alongside steers named Angus, Heifer and Duke, one name stood out at the Douglas County Fair: LaVoy — as in LaVoy Finicum. According to the News-Review, a local Oregon paper,…

The Dann Sisters, and the Western Shoshone in Nevada — How Much Do You Know About Them?

  According to this New York Times article in 2002, the Dann sisters of the Western Shoshone Tribe in Crescent Valley, Nevada, are rough, elderly, hidebound ranchers who live without…