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  • 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.

  • Remembering Trixie at county fair time

    Remembering Trixie at county fair time

    Memories of a Wyoming barrel racer and a moment in the winner's circle

  • Too much bling

    Too much bling

    A nighttime flight over Wyoming reveals that the once-dark open spaces are now covered with lights that glitter like cheap costume jewelry.

  • The movie-magic West rides again

    The movie-magic West rides again

    If you want to see the Old West live again, drop by a ranch and offer to help with the springtime cattle branding.

  • When Mary had a lot of lambs

    When Mary had a lot of lambs

    Forty years ago, Wyoming ranchers raised a lot of sheep, and ranch kids like the author’s own knew the joys and frustrations of raising “bum” lambs.

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming

    Mary Flitner takes joy in the hard but satisfying work of bringing her cattle down from the mountains in Wyoming’s beautiful fall.

  • Advice from a rancher: The risks make it fun

    Today's economic woes remind Mary Flitner of a horse race years ago and the important lesson it taught her: Times are always tough for ranchers, so you might as well enjoy the gamble!

  • Coffee with the ladies

    Rancher Mary Flitner visits with some female bovine friends before going off to have coffee with the human ladies of Shell, Wyo.

  • Ranching still has a place on our public lands

    Mary Flitner believes public-land ranchers and Forest Service employees can – and should – get along with each other.

  • Who will pick up the pieces when this boom ends?

    Mary Flitner remembers the last Sublette County energy boom in the 1950s and wonders whether there will be anything left of her community after this one.

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