Mesa County rancher Janie VanWinkle is one of the workshop organizers. She has already had to sell off 10 percent of her herd.
Cattle And Ranching
While dry summers aren’t new, a winter and spring with little snow and rain have pushed parts of the state to get drier, faster.
The family is the subject of a new book, "The Last Cowboys," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Branch.
"We do not believe the bison population level is too high or that any scientific studies would substantiate that," Superintendent Dan Wenk says.
"It’s just a good place to expand our ranching and provide opportunities to our ranchers to utilize Boyer Ranch and Wolf Springs," says president Russell Begaye.
Connie Theos has been sheep ranching near Meeker for most of her 72 years. This year she was named Colorado Wool Grower of the Year.
Kathryn Grahn tells how 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.
Blood, mud and struggles, the beauty of the landscape, the rancher's connections with the land and animals: it's all here in a collection of timeless photos.
This could be the worst loss of cattle in a decade, in part because it's calving season. Here's what we've learned.