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Native American Colorado Chef Turns To Indigenous Food Activism

Chef Karlos Baca, of Ignacio, grew up foraging for traditional, Native American ingredients in the San Juan Mountains. Later, he went on to learn classical European cooking and became the head chef at some posh restaurants. Now he tells Colorado … Continue reading

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The Future Of Food May Depend On The Past: Saving Seeds And Their Stories

Bite into a juicy heirloom tomato from a local farmers market and you could be chewing on a bit of history and cross cultural exchange. That’s because someone may have collected, saved and shared the tomato seeds. Master gardener John Coykendall is one … Continue reading

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Digging Into The History Of Wild Horses To Understand Their Future

Wild horses are symbolic of freedom and are part of the mythology and legends of the American West. Yet growing herds are costing millions of taxpayer dollars as politics and society collide over how to manage them. Pulitzer Prize- winning … Continue reading

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Colorado Ranch Homesteaded By 17-Year-Old Girl In 1886 To Be Honored At State Fair

Kathryn Grahn, who is 87 years old, says her grandmother survived tuberculosis, drove a mule team on a frontier mail route and staked out her claim to land in Prowers County that is now the 5,000 acre Rocking 7K Ranch, … Continue reading

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Photographer Michael Crouser Captures The Realities Of ‘Mountain Ranch’ Life In Colorado

You can almost smell the scent of well worn leather in the black and white image of a cowboy swinging onto a moving horse on the cover of Minneapolis photographer Michael Crouser’s new book, “Mountain Ranch.” This collection of photos made at … Continue reading

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Better Equine Birth Control May Help Save The West’s Wild Horse Herds

Wild horse and burro herds in the west are rapidly growing. The horses and burros on public lands now number more than 72,000. Federal officials says these animals may starve or die of thirst because the rangeland can’t support them … Continue reading

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Rodeo Community Mourns Death Of Legendary Announcer

An iconic voice in the rodeo community went silent when legendary announcer Hadley Barrett of Kersey died suddenly in early March. After more than 60 years behind the microphone, he was a familiar voice at rodeos around the country. Many other … Continue reading

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Proposed Colorado License Plates Are Pueblo Chile Hot

A mock up of the design for the special Pueblo Chile license plate awaiting approval from the state legislature. Courtesy Pueblo Chile Growers Longtime Pueblo oil painter Teresa Vito never thought she’d see her artwork on cars cruising Interstate 25. … Continue reading

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FDA Tightens Rules On Antibiotics In Livestock Feed

Feedlots, ranchers and even 4-H kids sometimes give their animals feed and water laced with antibiotics. This practice is known to help promote growth, as well as prevent disease. But there’s growing concern about the increase in antibiotic-resistant germs. So … Continue reading

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