Items by Linda M. Hasselstrom
A short day's drive from where you live can you put in touch with local history and help you meet new people in fascinating small towns.
In her memoir, Riding the Edge of an Era, Diana Allen Kouris relates the life described in her subtitle’s words: Growing Up Cowboy on the Outlaw Trail.
In The Family Ranch: Land, Children and Tradition in the American West, Linda Hussa looks at the way modern rural families live their lives.
It’s not just the butterflies who respond to Linda Hasselstrom’s lavish wildflower garden in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The writer lauds the quiet life of the Great Plains, a region touching 10 states and a few lucky people
The writer reveals what real estate ads mean when they say a former ranch is "pristine," "exclusive," or "scenic"
Why do newcomers to the West need to build such obnoxious entrance gates to their brand-new ranchettes?
The writer calls prairie dogs "prairie rats," and she’d like New Yorkers to share their city with them
The auction and sub-dividing of a neighboring ranch leads the author to fear for the future of her ranching community.
The government agencies that use M-44s to kill coyotes claim that the cyanide causes a quick and painless death, but a rancher’s experience indicates that the truth is tragically different.
- Jane Shafroth on Rants from the Hill: The aliens that make Nevada home
- Irene S on No direction home
- Richard Crow on Ranch Diaries: Why cowboy life is intense
- Richard Crow on Mass shootings in Western states, by the numbers
- Mary Mcallister on Wildland restoration is like marriage: An imperfect work in progress