News Bits and Links

readingnews“Reading the News,” by Erwin E. Smith, c. 1908 from The Library of Congress

We receive and come across all sorts of interesting information from a wide range of sources. Below, we gather some quick links to news stories, web features, and other items of interest gathered from the web, social media, and from you, the most recent posted first.

Your suggestions for consideration of inclusion are welcome (as well as your comments). Email us.

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AABP: The Baxter Black Perspective,” by Geni Wren, AABP, September 14, 2017

Ranchers blame exploding shell for grass fire that killed 160 head of cattle,” by Jackie Irwin, Calgary Herald, September 14, 2017

This Seventeen-Year-Old Rescued Cattle by Helicopter During Harvey,” by Charley Locke, Texas Monthly, September 12, 2017

A Visit with Western Folklife’s Kristin Windbigler,” by Maddy Butcher, Nicker News, September 6, 2017

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Cowboy poets and musicians will perform in Shoshone,” by Julie Wootton, magicvalley.com, September 13, 2017

Family History Expo To Be Held In St. George,” by V. Robison, Moapa Valley Progress,
September 13, 2017

Change of Venue for Campfire,” Dickinson Press, September 13, 2017

The Top 10 things farmers find in the pockets of jackets they haven’t worn since last spring,” by Mark Parker, FarmTalk, September 12, 2017

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Coyote Cowboy Observations,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, September 11, 2017

Cowboy Country Nevada,” The Hans India, September 9, 2017

‘The Lungs of Our Region Are on Fire:’ Wildfires Exact a Punishing Toll on the West,” by Nancy Wartik, New York Times, September 8, 2017

Real cowboys play for buckaroos-to-be at Napa school,” by Maria Sestito, Napa Valley Register, September 8, 2017

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’: Chuck wagon cooking,” Molly Boyle, Santa Fe New Mexican, September 8, 2017

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Thousands of Texas cattle may have died in wake of Harvey,” Associated Press, September 8, 2017

Ranchers pay it forward to Montana fire victims,” by Amy Bickel, The Hutch News, September 8, 2017

Harvey roundup: Ranchers tally impact on soggy herds,” by Andrea Rumbaugh September 7, 2017

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Montana fires: Here’s what the nation hasn’t seen,” (video) Agdaily, September 6, 2017

Ash falls like snow in Seattle as wildfires rage in Pacific Northwest,” by Evan Bush and Hal Bernton, Seattle Times, September 6, 2017

Behind the Scenes Shipping Cattle in the Flint Hills,” by Wyatt Bechtel, Drovers, September 6, 2017

Vets Fight To Save Horses In Harvey Aftermath,” by David Lohr, huffingtonpost.com, September 4, 2017

The Yellow Ribbon,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, September 4, 2017

Cowgirl Camp helps build skills, network among women ranchers,” by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press, September 1, 2017

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As Human Rescues Wind Down, Helicopters Drop Hay To Stranded Cattle,” by Brian Mann, Morning Edition, September 5, 2017

Devastation for Montana’s ranchers only just beginning,” by Taylor Chase,  kfbb.com,
September 4, 2017

Texas ranchers battle to save cattle from Harvey’s wrath,” by Meridith Edwards, CNN,
September 4, 2017

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A Flying Cowboy Rides to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey’s Floods,” by John Schwartz and Livia Albeck-Ripka, New York Times, September 3, 2017

Map: Large Wildfires In Montana,” by David Sherman, MTN News, September 2, 2017

More than half a million acres lost to Montana wildfires so far this summer,” by Steele Stephen,  MTN News, September 2, 2017

Cowboy way honored in museum in Gordon,” by Steve Frederick, starherald.com, September 1, 2017

Roots Run Deep TV special to premiere Sept. 4,” Douglas Dispatch, September 1, 2017

Good Things Happen at Peach Days,” by Jenny Chamberlain, hvtimes.com, September 1, 2017

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Cowboy Poetry Event” (S. Omar Barker show), Las Vegas Optic, September 1, 2017

Who is cowboy legend Myrtis Dightman?,” by Matthew Thibodeaux, easttexasmatters.com, September 1, 2017

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The Lives & Works of S. Omar & Elsa Barker show, September 2, 2017, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Cloud Rider,” by Ross Hecox, Western Horseman, August 31, 2017

Great Plains Fire Information, gpfireinfo.blogspot.com, August 30, 2017

Cowboy Crossroads with Andy Hedges,”  with Chuck Hawthorne (audio), Cowboy Crossroads, August 29, 2017

Texas Ranchers Scramble To Get Cattle Out Of Flooded Areas,” by Ailsa Chang, NPR, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help ranchers affected,” Tri-State Livestock News, August 29, 2017

Cattle on feed, drought and floods,” by Derrell S. Peel, FarmTalk, August 2, 2017

Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book?,” by Jason Boog, Publishers Weekly, August 25, 2017

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Jumper,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, August 28, 2017

Texas police escort a herd of cattle to higher ground outside of Houston,” (video) NBC Facebook, August 28, 2017

Texas Ranchers Battle Hurricane Harvey to Protect Cattle,” by Sara Brown, Drovers, August 27, 2017

How to find the right manager for your ranch,” (Part 2) Beef Magazine, August 24, 2017

The Top 10 things your bomb-proof cow horse spooks at,” by Mark Parker, Farm Talk, August 22, 2017

Cowboy gathering seeks parade entries,” Durango Herald, August 21, 2017

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees, award winner,” Fort Worth Business, August 21, 2017

Woman becomes Glacier National Park’s first female packer,” by Tristan Scott, Flathead
Beacon/Fresno Bee, August 19, 2017

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The Wilderness Wall,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, August 21, 2017

Greenhorn from Lorena wins big in cowboy poet rodeo,” by J.B. Smith, wacotrib.com, August 19, 2017

Ranchers in parched U.S. Northern Plains welcome hay lottery,” by Theopolis Waters, Reuters, August 18, 2017

Paisley Community Center provides a night of poetry,” by Michael Acosta, Lake County Examiner, August 16, 2017

‘Cow whisperer’ boy in wheelchair leads steer, melts hearts at Iowa State Fair,” by
Kyle Munson, Des Moines Register, August 16, 2017

A city slicker figures out what you already know,” by Burt Rutherford, Beef Magazine, August 15, 2017

Women Of The Land,” by Susan L. Ebert, Cowgirl, August 14, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces New Events And Activities For The 2017 Great New York State Fair,” longisland.com, August 14, 2017

A Cowboy’s Artist” (on Bill Owen), Western Horseman, undated

Badger Clark Event, September 2, 2017, Custer State Park

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The Historic Star Valley Beanfield War,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, August 14, 2017

Massive wildfires turned prairies to ash, leading Montana’s cowboys to weigh federal help,” by Tim Craig, Washington Post, August 13, 2017

The Hope That Lives in a Rain Shower,”by Jessie Veeder, Inforum, August 13, 2017

Catch some cowboy poetry in Lewistown Aug. 17-20,” by Traci Rosenbaum, Great Falls Tribune, August 8, 2017

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Teal Blake – On Being Authentic & Original,” by Ed Roberson, Mountain & Prairie podcast, August 11, 2017

Sudden Drought Conditions Spur Montana’s Wildfires,” by Nate Hegyi, Morning Edition, August 11, 2017

‘Cowgirl camp’ for beginning women ranchers,” by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press
August 9, 2017

From culls to early weaning, cattle ranchers need strategies to deal with drought,” CBC News, August 9, 2017

Documenting  the Lives Of Colorado Mountain Ranchers,” Michael Crouser and Peter O’Dowd, Here & Now, August 7, 2017

How, And Why, Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie,” by Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media, August 1, 2017

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Ticketed shows announced: Western Folklife Center, August 10, 2017

Classic Cowpunchers,” by Lauren Feldman, American Cowboy, August 10, 2017

Filming a ‘Little’ documentary,” Saratoga Sun, August 9, 2017

Windbigler takes helm of Western Folklife Center,” by Hasano Grayson, Elko Daily Free Press, August 9, 2017

Cowboy Crossroads with Andy Hedges,”  with Tom Russell (audio), Cowboy Crossroads, August 8, 2017

Cow Poop Analyzer App Estimates Forage Quality,” by Kathy Voth, On Pasture, August 7, 2017

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Hike offers Cowboy Prayer, intrigue,” by Nigel Reynolds, Daily Courier, August 7, 2017

Parakeets and Dogs,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, August 7, 2017

Clinton-area ranchers demand compensation for control fire devastation,” by Karin Larsen, CBC News, August 07, 2017

New Mexico cow shootings spark fears of serial cattle killer,” by Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2017

World reacts to Zuckerberg’s post on cattle,” by Terry Anderson, midwestproducer.com, August 2, 2017

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Prairie Fire!,” by Heidi M. Thomas, blog, August 4, 2017

‘A Long Way Home’ theme of this year’s Cowboy Poets event,” by Sue Tone, Daily Courier, August 3, 2017

Cow Efficiency Congress to be held in North Dakota,” by American Aberdeen Association, farmforum.net, August 3, 2017

‘Flash drought’ could devastate half the High Plains wheat harvest,” by Eric Holthaus, grist.org, August 1, 2017

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Go West, young man (& woman),” by Stew Mosberg, Durango Telegraph, August 3, 2017

Kansas Radio Theatre Debuts on KSAL,” by Jeff Garretson, ksal.com, August 2, 2017

Cowboy Crossroads with Andy Hedges,”  Ramblin’ Jack stories (audio), Cowboy Crossroads, August 1, 2017

Fractious Freight,” by Ross Hecox, Western Horseman, undated

I’m not yelling at you, I’m yelling at the cow: How to escape the crosshairs of cattle
vocabulary,” by Marci Whitehurst, Progressive Cattleman, July 25, 2017

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“‘Til the cows come home…and they always come home…,” by Jessie Veeder, blog, August 3, 2017

“‘Buckaroo poet’ Waddie Mitchell brings cowboy poetry to Riverbend Live! Aug. 4,” by Haylie Ellison, The News-Review, August 2, 2017

North Dakota seeking hay donations to aid drought-stricken ranchers,” by
Dan Gunderson, mprnews.org, August 1, 2017

Broken Barriers,” by Carol Hutchison, American Cowboy, July 31, 2017

My Introduction to Trichomoniasis Foetus,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, July 31, 2017

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Helena man’s effort sparks massive donation caravan to ranchers, residents affected by fire,” by Matt Hudson, Billings Gazette, July 29, 2017

Meet the Saddlemaking Cowboy Poet of Missouri,” by Eddie O’Neill, Missouri Life, July 25, 2017

Cowboy Poet Is Gone But Not Forgotten,” County Line Magazine, July-August 2017

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Local rancher describes how drought is affecting herds across the area,” by Jon Wilson, KEVN, July 26, 2017

LO Cattle Company in Garfield County, Montana, loses hundreds of cattle in fire,” by Savanna Simmons, The Fence Post, July 25, 2017

AQHA’s celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy drew a big crowd in Amarillo,” aqha.com, July 25, 2017

3rd Annual Napa Valley Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering, September 9, 2017, Napa, California

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From Big to Small to Big to Small – Our History of Cattle Breeding From 1742 to Today,” by Kathy Voth, onpasture.com, July 24, 2017

Raymond Old West Fest, October 21, 2017, Raymond, California

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, December 2, 2017, Monterey, California

Western Horseman YouTube Channel

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Containment at 34 percent in eastern Montana fire complex,” The Associated Press, NBC Montana, July 26, 2017

The Costs Of Fighting Wildfires In Montana,” (audio) by Eric Whitney, NPR, July 26, 2017

How Cowboy Poetry Pulled Me out of the Abyss,” by Carson Vaughan, Read it Forward, July 25, 2017

What’s on the table at Amazon’s secret meeting with cattle ranchers?,” by Joe Fassler, The New Food Economy, July 25, 2017

“Horses Kin Hurt Ya!,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, July 25, 2017

Fair offers summer fun; Variety of activities fill Central Kansas Free Fair,” by Ruth Nicolaus, Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, July 25, 2017

Update on Garfield County, Montana fire,” tsln.com, July 24, 2017

Day of the Cowboy events embrace Texas Panhandle’s past,” by Lisa Lamb, Amarillo.com, July 22, 2017

A ‘Last Look’ at the Old-Time American Cowboy,” by Lily Rothman and Liz Ronk, Time,  July 21, 2017

Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock show,” by Patsy Stoddard, Emery County Progress, July 21, 2017

What Cowboys Can Teach Us About Feeding the World,” by Bill Gates, blog, July 18, 2017

An Interview with Temple Grandin: ‘Visual Thinker’ and an Autism Icon,” by Howard Lovy, Foreword Reviews, July 12, 2017

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Theodore Waddell: My Montana—Paintings and Sculpture, 1959-2016

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Photos of a Pioneer,” by Carson Vaughan, The Paris Review, July 24, 2017

The Day the Fires Came,” by Skip Hollandsworth and John Carrithers, Texas Monthly, July 2017

At 200,000 acres, ‘very extreme fire behavior’ seen in Lodgepole Complex,” by Mike Kordenbrock, Billings Gazette, July 22, 2017

National Day Of The Cowboy Honors The Ranching Icon,” by Holliday Moore, kjzz.org, July 22, 2017

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UK’s first sign language poetry slam,” by Camera Daniel Gordon, Jamie Hamilton, Elise Wicker, and Daniel Gordon, BBC.com, July 21, 2017

A Day with the Texas Law Man Who Catches Cattle Thieves,” by Sarah Baird, Saveur, July 19, 2017

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Range Writers Extraordinaire,” by Rod Miller, blog, July 20, 2017

Black ink in the Black Hills,” by Miranda, blog, July 20, 2017

Not A Suburban Housewife,” by Jolyn Young, blog, July 19, 2017

Photosensitization,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, July 19, 2017

Days of ’47 Rodeo settles in to new home with prayer, poem, praise,” by Annie Knox, Deseret News, July 19, 2017

777 ranch Cowboy poetry night,”  ecprogress.com , July 17, 2017

US Forest Service delivering supplies via mule,” by Nikki Torres, July 12, 2017

Artist with an American Heart: Bob Coronato describes the journey that shaped his art style,” by Kaija Swisher,  Black Hills Pioneer July 10, 2017

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How Cowboys Make Deals at the Border,” by Erica Berenstein and Fernanda Santos, New York Times, July 16, 2017

Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen,” by Blake Nicholson, Associated Press/Rapid City Journal, July 15, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Visits a Cattle Ranch,” by Sara Brown, agweb.com, July 13, 2017

The Cowboys of Calabria,” by Gianluca Mercuri, Corriere Della Sera, July 11, 2017

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Ranchers work together to save cattle in fire zones,” by Angie Mindus, The Williams Lake Tribune,  July 13, 2017

‘Fear the worst, hope for the best’: Ranchers forced to leave 20,000 cattle behind,” by Linda Givetash, Metronews, July 12, 2017

Ranchers allowed 5-year extension to graze cattle in Point Reyes National Seashore,” by Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2017

The Next Last Packers,” by Clare Menzel, Flathead Beacon, July 9, 2017

Hay Crew Haiku,” a Ranch Communications video by Robin Boies, YouTube/Western Folklife Center, July 7, 2017

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Singing through the history of B.C.’s cowboys,” by Parker Crook, Vernon Morningstar, July 12, 2017

Time to get gathered: Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering features familiar faces and activities this year,” Saratoga Sun, July 12, 2017

Wild West poetry promises rattlers, rustlers and ranchers,” by Laureen Diephof, The Salinas Californian, July 12, 2017

Chuck wagon meals: ‘This is a way to be a cowboy’,” by Deborah Gertz Husar, Herald-Whig, Julu 12, 2017

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Payson Book festival returns,” by Teresa McQuerrey, Payson Roundup, July 11, 2017

Pestilence,” by Baxter Black (a poem in the latest column), BaxterBlack.com, July 10, 2017

Cowboy poet visits Luna Rossa,” Deming Highlight, July 10, 2017

Rain or shine, this is the life we chose?,” by Jessie Veeder, blog, July 9, 2017

My Favorite Book: Part 9,” by Rod Miller, blog, July 9, 2017

Mules Helping U.S. Forest Service Supply Firefighters Battling California Fire,” Associated Press, northernag.net, July 7, 2017

You Can Only Eat Steak If You Get More Than 7/10 On This Quiz,” by Gena-mour Barrett,
BuzzFeed, July 5, 2017

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 “COWBOY CROSSROADS with Andy Hedges and guest Don Hedgpeth,” (podcast), July 5, 2017

White Oaks Rodeo,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, July 3, 2017

Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas celebrating 150 years of the Chisholm Trail,” by Todd Glasscock, Cleburne Times-Review, July 4, 2017

Ranchers save cattle, lose rangeland in wildfires,” by Dan Wheat, Capital Press, July 3, 2017

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Rural Media Group launches new cable network, The Cowboy Channel on July 1,”
The Fence Post, June 28, 2017

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No summer will ever be the same…,” by Jessie Veeder, blog, June 29, 2017

Geronimo’s Children,” by Dave Stamey, Facebook, June 29, 2017

Western Folklife Center entertains all year long,” by Cynthia Delaney, Elko Daily, June 29, 2017

Some good cowboy photos:

Western Horseman Editor Ross Hecox’ photo blog

On Instagram:
Amy Hale Auker
Jessica Hedges
COWBOYS film
Western Horseman
Kent Rollins

Other Western photography:
Ken Rodgers

Some good radio (listen anytime):

Clear Out West (C.O.W.) from Jim and Andy Nelson
CowTrails from Western Belle Barbara Richhart
Back at the Ranch from Jarle Kvale
Cowboy Crossroads from Andy Hedges
Calling All Cowboys with Charley Engel
Flying SL Ranch Radio from Spalding Labs

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 “Gathering memories and making more,” by Cynthia Delaney, Elko Daily, June 28, 2017

Annual 777 Ranch cowboy poetry and music gathering (July 6),” ecprogress.com, June 27, 2017

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles,” by Eliza McGraw, smithsonian.com, June 21, 2017

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Balin’ Wheat,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, June 26, 2017

Ian Tyson, the cowboy folksinger,” by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, June 25, 2017

U.S. Ranchers Are Being Forced to Sell Cattle Due to Drought,” by Megan Durisin, Jeff Wilson, and Sydney Maki, Bloomberg.com, June 23, 2017,

Scientists work to develop heat-resistant ‘cow of the future’,” by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Science Daily, June 23, 2017

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 “Cowboy poetry champs recognized,” McPherson Sentinel, June 22, 2017

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling,” by the Associated Press, Wyoming Daily, June 21, 2017

Cattle stolen from ranch in the middle of the night,” abc13.com (Houston), June 20, 2017

How Bad is the Drought in NorthEast Montana? It’s BAD.,” by Taylor Brown, Northern Ag Network, June 19, 2017

To Keep Predators Away, Montana Ranchers Compost Dead Cattle,” by Rachel Cramer, mtnpr.org, June 13, 2017

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COWBOY CROSSROADS with Andy Hedges and guest Randy Rieman,” (podcast, Part 2), June 20, 2017

What is the future of the Texas cowboy?,” by Bryan Mealer, The Guardian, June 19, 2017

SD governor declares statewide emergency as drought conditions worsen,” The Fence Post, June 19, 2017

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Handyman Jacks,” poem by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, June 19, 2017

A herd of ‘rebel cows’ has been living wildly in the Italian mountains for years,” by Catherine Edwards, The Local, June 19, 2017

Lies They Tell Writers, Part 39: Believe in yourself,” by Rod Miller, (blog), June 18, 2017

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Librarian of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith Poet Laureate,” Library of Congress, June 14, 2017

‘Cautious But Not Silent;’ Photographer Kevin Martini Fuller’s Three Decades of Cowboy Poet Portraits,” by Renata Certo-Ware, untouchableblog.com, June 12, 2017

Great Ranches of the Great Basin,” American Cowboy, June 15, 2017

For Sale: A $7 Million Wild West Town,” by KC McGinnis, Logan Jaffe, and Joshua Thomas, (video) The Daily 360,  New York Times, June 15, 2017

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Have a cow: A new way to buy beef…,” by Rachel Nania, wtop.com, June 14, 2017

COWBOY CROSSROADS with Andy Hedges and guest Randy Rieman,” (podcast, Part 1), June 13, 2017

It Happened in Langtry,” by G. R. Schiavino, American Cowboy, June 12, 2017

Sandhills Savior,” poem by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, June 12, 2017

‘Trial of a Lifetime’ Plays Out in Tiny South Dakota Town,” by Reuters, cattlenetwork.com, June 12, 2017

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Women of the West – Liz Brannan, by Jennifer Denison,” Western Horseman, June 8, 2017

Rawhide Robinson Rides the Interweb,” Rod Miller, blog, June 9, 2017

Genoans send Cowboy Festival into sunset,” by Kurt Hildebrand, The Record-Courier, June 8, 2018

Behind the Chutes: Rodeo secretaries keep the show running smoothly,” by Allie Bohus, American Cowboy, June 7, 2017

Putting Cowboys—and Their Industry— in True Historical Context,” by Edward Dolnick, New York Times Books, June 2, 2017

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In Montana, land transfer threatens the American rancher’s way of life,” by Elliott D Woods, The Guardian, June 6, 2017

Great Ranches of the Southwest,” American Cowboy, June 6, 2017

Cleaning Up Messes,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, June 5, 2017

Renaissance Man of the West, Part I,” by William C. Reynolds, Western Horseman, June 5, 2017

National Day of the Cowboy,” American Quarter Horse Association, June 5, 2017

200 cows take over downtown San Diego streets in historic cattle drive,” Pam Kragen, San Diego Tribune,  June 3, 2017

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Trailing a Thief,” by Carol Hutchison, The Cattleman, June 2017

Paddock to patient: How Australian beef cattle are being used to create heart valves and save lives,” by Kathleen Calderwood, ABC (Australia), June 2, 2017

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Where palette meets palate,” by Rod Miller, (blog) May 31, 2017

COWBOY CROSSROADS with Andy Hedges and guest Paul Zarzyski,” (podcast in two parts), May 31, 2017

The Grapevine,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, May 31, 2017

River Bend Ranch to host Cowboy Poetry event,” Durango Herald, May 30, 2017

NM True TV – “The Cow Country Code”  with Deanna Dickinson McCall, YouTube, May 30, 2017

Will your next load of hay arrive by Uber Freight?,” by Lynn Jaynes, Progressive Forage, May 26, 2017

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Cowboy Express train
to Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

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We were on a (rare) break May 4-25.
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Cowboy music comes to Learning Center,” by Forrest Grimes, Seguin Gazette, May 3, 2017

The Story of a Texas Rancher Girl,” by Peyton Waldrip, gobrangus.com

Texas Rancher Girl blog

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COWBOY CROSSROADS with Andy Hedges and guest Dom Flemons,” (podcast), May 2, 2017

Saddle up, partner, cowboy poetry contests are headed your way,” by Beccy Tanner, kansas.com, May 2, 2017

The Drover’s Camp Camooweal (Bush poets)

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Nebraska Writers Guild “Fur Trade Days” Poetry Contest (deadline June 8)

Who’s in Charge?,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, May 1, 2017

Yee-Haw! Cowboy Festival a good time,” by Sarah Drinkwine, Record-Courier, April 30, 2017

Western Music Association Music & Poetry Gathering, May 13, Villa Rica, Georgia

Meeker Cowboy Poet Gathering, June 2, Meeker, Colorado

Equestrian Legacy Radio’s RENDEZVOUS 2017,  June 1-3 Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

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American Cowboy Magazine
: final print edition
Facebook post, April 28, 2017

Steiger, Auker Headline ‘Working Cowboy’ at Sharlot Hall,” Daily Courier, April 27, 2017

Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators,” by Kenneth Chang, New York Times, April 27, 2017

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Training wild mustangs with convict cowboys” (video), CNN via MSN, April 26, 2017

Porter Rockwell pulls the trigger in True West,” by Rod Miller (blog), April 26, 2017

The Cowboy and the City Girl Southern Poetry Tour Comes to Edgefield,” Edgfield Advertiser, April 26, 2017

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Landscaping,” by Baxter Black (latest column), BaxterBlack.com, April 25, 2017

Master of the Mustang Tent: Renowned Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Returns to Stagecoach—to Emcee, Not Perform,” by Brian Blueskye, CV Independent, April 25,2017

Concert for a Cause,” by Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman, April 25,2017

Horses, cows, snakes, coyotes, ” by Kay Hively, Neosho Daily News, April 25, 2017

The Dude Wrangler,” by Dave Stamey, Facebook, April 19, 2017

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