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  • My kingdom is a horse

    The writer considers how hard it is to love the earth or anything else in the abstract, as opposed to the particular and familiar, and reminisces about getting to know a horse when he was a child.

  • The magnificent obsession of sheep herding

    In rural Colorado, border collies and their handlers compete in a Western tradition, sheep dog trials.

  • Let’s not allow winter’s quiet to be shattered everywhere

    Kevin Kobe is tired of snowmobilers hogging our national forests

  • Shear Pleasure

    A photo essay follows Matt Smith and the other New Zealanders who make up the company Shear Pleasure as they travel Montana, visiting sheep ranches, shearing sheep, and drinking hard at the end of the day

  • Slipping into the holidays

    This issue’s cover essay on New Mexico’s gas fields – and our publisher’s adventures during a recent snowstorm in Paonia – reveal the complex links that bind Westerners together for better or worse

  • Have knives and hooks, will travel

    Taos County’s new Mobile Matanza is a rolling livestock butchering unit that travels to the region’s far-flung family ranchers

  • State of Jefferson: A place apart

    Brian Peterson considers himself the interim governor of the State of Jefferson, an area in Northern California and southern Oregon that has been talking about secession since the early 1940s

  • Alone with a radio phone

    The writer lives in the mountains, alone with a radiophone

  • Just another giddyup

    The New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association’s Zia Rodeo brings out all kinds of cowboys and cowgirls

  • Zine Roundup: Sweet simplicity

    Since 1992, Dan Price has been publishing a hand-drawn, illustrated zine called Moonlight Chronicles from his tiny, hobbit-style home in a meadow in Joseph, Ore.

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