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  • Advice from a horse

    An HCN intern goes for a backcountry horse ride, and learns that while sharing trails can be a challenge, the payoff is worth it.

  • Backcountry Ranger

    Backcountry seasonal ranger Tony Prendergast has spent much of the past six summers working in western Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest

  • Big Sky country, bigger abuse

    Big Sky country, bigger abuse

    Tragic tales of animal abuse and neglect stain the beauty of the Last Best Place.

  • Even four-footed employees deserve to retire

    Susan Ives tells the story of Edith Ann, a faithful horse that narrowly escaped euthanasia when the Park Service decided she was too old and gimpy to be of further use.

  • Even four-footed employees deserve to retire

    Susan Ives tells the story of Edith Ann, a faithful horse that narrowly escaped euthanasia when the Park Service decided she was too old and gimpy to be of further use.

  • Fury

    The death of her old horse, Fury, leads a northern Colorado writer to think about the changing aspects – and the unchanging quirkiness – of her old hometowns of Bellvue and LaPorte

  • Got warriors?

    Got warriors?

    On Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, Stanford Addison – a quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler – helps Indian boys through their difficult teenage years.

  • Heard around the West

    The Gladstone Kibosh, EnvironGentle’s ungentle T-shirts; bicyclists meet baby horse; dog-of-honor at the wedding; Judge Royce Lamberth vs. the Interior Department’s incompetence; "Nothing" becomes something in Telluride

  • Let me tell you about a real winter

    Let me tell you about a real winter

    A Wyoming rancher remembers the winter of 1979 -- what it was like tending cattle at 52 below zero.

  • Room for everyone

    Room for everyone

    A "hodgepodge of humanity" visits Mojave desert hot springs -- and there's room enough for all.

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