Items by Linda Hasselstrom

Straight talk about Mad Cow from a mad rancher
The writer urges people to look for grassfed beef raised locally to reduce the threat of Mad Cow disease
It’s time for a radical change on the range
The writer signs on to a radical center attracting ranchers and environmentalists in the West
How to dis-credit yourself without really trying
Linda Hasselstrom finds that being an independent rancher can get you in a whole lot of trouble
Real ranches don’t have "ette" in their name
Linda Hasselstrom says real ranches don’t have "ette" in their name
A dispatch from the New West battleground
The auction and sub-dividing of a neighboring ranch leads the author to fear for the future of her ranching community.
Some lessons about coyotes stick in your mind
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.
When you're alone on the open road
A writer remembers long drives on Wyoming highways and laments the fact that fire destroyed the cafe at Mule Creek Junction, which often served as an oasis, especially in a winter blizzard.
Easy does it: A sport to make your blood run slow
Ice fishing is an ideal winter sport for those who like to take it easy.
Where neighbor is a verb
Minutiae matters in rural South Dakota.
What to do in the West when there's nothing to do
Argue with radio preachers. Sing hymns with Jimmy Joe Bobby and his Swinging Salvationeers. Defend secular humanism as a religion. And more ...
Spring in South Dakota
There is a quickening in the land.
With isolation and great vats of time
Art Cuelho, in his 20-by-24-foot garage studio in Big Timber, Mont., runs Seven Buffaloes Press, perhaps the only independent rural press still around.
The rancher-environmentalist feuding should end
I ask my fellow environmentalists to think and investigate before they make sweeping condemnations of ranchers; and ranchers to be similarly understanding with environmentalists. We have much more in common that most of us know.
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