June 4, 2017
“We’ve got an hour before the sun sets, should we ride out and find some bison?”
And so kicked off our camp out on the Medano among the wild bison. A combination of laid-back spontaneity and the freedom of having 55,000 acres to yourself set the tone for the evening. With the tents set up and fire ring built, Kate, Jessie and I had our chores done and could go have some fun. We set off north in search of some …
April 13, 2017
Meet Madi Hester, the maker behind Ranchlands leather goods, as she talks about learning the craft of leather, building community on the Chico through leather work, and how she finds a sense of purpose selling ranch-made goods.
April 2, 2017
Each spring and fall, the Chico maintains a bird banding station in partnership with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. It’s a perfect opportunity for school kids to experience scientific research first-hand.
March 7, 2017
Our bison threatened to stampede through the North Dakota pipeline demonstration during the fall roundup.
February 6, 2017
Thanks to efforts by CO Parks and Wildlife to release Arkansas Darter into the creek on the Chico, the fish is no longer a “federally endangered” candidate.
January 2, 2017
“Hi! Just a little message of a traveler amazed…”
December 19, 2016
Large plains cottonwoods and riparian areas surrounded by sedges, rushes and cattails make the Chico an avian oasis.
December 19, 2016
What do ranchers have in common with frontier trappers, Native Americans, Texas Rangers and Christian missionaries?
December 6, 2016
She came to the Chico an architectural painter. Now she’s a renowned Western artist. Spotlight on the longtime Ranchlands art show participant Jill Soukup.
November 30, 2016
“He was the most influential person in my life.” Duke Phillips III remembers his friend, mentor and fellow rancher Dale Lasater.