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Jared Padalecki
THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN. OR to be more precise, a revised version of a familiar Texas Ranger. Walker, the new CW series starring Jared Padalecki, is — yes, you guessed it! — a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, the action-adventure drama that ran
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Moment By Moment A Most Unusual Gift Of Love
THE POEM READS: Dear Reader, The drawing you see above is called Moment By Moment. It is completely composed of dots of ink. After writing the poem, I worked with a quill pen and placed thousands of these dots, one at a time, to create this gift in h
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Animal Magnetism
FOR IDAHO ARTIST CHASE HALLAND, NO JOB IS TOO big — or too weird. “Right now I have a dinosaur on my desk, a Triceratops, so that one’s going to be fun,” he says with a laugh. But the prehistoric creature isn’t the largest piece he has created. That
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Photography West Gallery’s Star Lensmen
IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO CARMEL AND MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, YOU KNOW WHY CLINT EASTWOOD SET UP SHOP THERE. It’s not just fantastic for celebrity golfers who like Pacific Ocean views with their putts. The area has long been revered by photographers, too,
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Western Storefront
Patrons walking the streets of the Fort Worth Stockyards are looking for an experience — specifically, a Western experience. King Ranch, a bastion of South Texas ranching culture, has brought that authentic Western way of life to its new Mule Alley s
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On The Horizon
Rugged menswear makes for a day well-spent in the barn or on the range. Saddle up with luxe layers and functional accessories. ■
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Working the ROOM
WITH HOME OFFICES GETTING more use than ever, it’s important to have a space that is as beautiful as it is functional. Here, two design pros take us inside two very different in-home workplaces and share their tips for creating an office space where
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Happy Trails
DOUG SUPERNAW claimed the No. 1 spot on the country music charts in 1993 with the emotionally affecting “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” the third single from his debut studio album Red and Rio Grande. The Texas-born singer also scored hits with “Reno” and
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Camping Out, Big Bend, Texas
THE CAMPSITE AT TELEPHONE CANYON FEELS LIKE THE LONELIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD. Just getting here does as much to wrap this backcountry jewel in mystique as do its sere surroundings. Visitors have to earn the privilege, which means first crossing 14 mi
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Roman Loranc
Roman Loranc was born in Poland in 1956 and came to the U.S. in 1982. After settling in California’s Central Valley, he dedicated himself to photography and capturing the vanishing subjects surrounding him, especially the fragile wetlands shadowing t
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Welcome To The OASIS
CONNECTICUT NATIVES SARA and Rich Combs were working as freelance web designers in San Francisco when they realized they needed a retreat from the city. So, in 2015, they bought and renovated a historical house in Joshua Tree, California, thinking th
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SAND CREEK POST & BEAM
For a lot of us in the Western lifestyle, living in a barn would be a dream come true. And the nostalgia of an old-timey barn in a picturesque field along the roadside can make us pull right over and grab our cameras. Those familiar sentiments are wh
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Mushing Along, Fairbanks, Alaska
ON ASSIGNMENT FOR A MAGAZINE, I ONCE profiled two dog mushers and attended a dog-mushing race, and I was baffled about why people involved in the sport were so passionate about something that, as far as I could tell, made you undeniably miserable. Do
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Home Is Where The Stuff Is
LET’S FACE IT: OUR WORLDS AND PRIORITIES are different from what they were this time last year, and our personal spaces have never mattered more. That’s one of the reasons why we’re introducing a new Home and Ranch section, expanding our “shelter” co
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More Tranquil Places
Between the modernist building designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and the Remingtons and Russells on view inside (about 400 pieces by them alone and wonderful works by many more artists), you’re in a dream intersection of Old and New West
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Christopher Burkett
Christopher Burkett grew up in the Pacific Northwest and entered a monastic religious order at age 19, leaving it in 1979 to pursue the Divine through nature photography. Born in 1951 and severely nearsighted as a young child, he literally began to s
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Letters
This [November/December 2020 issue] is the best issue yet. I’ve pored over it time and again. I love your magazine and this will be my third year of enjoying it. Thank you. — Kate Eldredge After reading about the 30th anniversary of Quigley Down Unde
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Contributors
I feel photography needs to breathe when presented. You want to enjoy the art, so reduce any distractions. I like big walls and natural sky light. I like big white borders when showing as well. See Anderson’s work on page 48. When it comes to collect
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Trekking On, Santa Fe
THE FIRST TIME WE HIKED THE BORREGO-BEAR Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail — or “the Bear” as I nicknamed it for my hiking partner, my Australian shepherd, Rose — I knew it was a keeper. Just 15 minutes outside of Santa Fe, tucked off of Hyde Park Road on
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In The Bunkhouse With Red Steagall
When he was a youngster they’d take him to schoolAnd he’d wait till his folks drove away.He’d go out to some ranch and hire out breakin’ coltsFor beans and a dry place to stay. Then when he got older, he rode saddle broncs,Beat ’em all from Fort Wort
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HOME On The RANGE
IN THE UNPRECEDENTED TIME LEADING UP TO this edition of our annual photo contest, we’ve tried to create categories that wouldn’t put camerawielding readers in risky situations — riskier than snapping a distanced photo of a bear and her cubs, at least
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Andy Anderson
YOU MIGHT SAY ANDY ANDERSON IS AN ACCIDENTAL FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHER. AS ACCOMPLISHED AS HE IS with a camera, the life of the lens wasn’t really his plan. During a one-year posting in the 1980s as a firefighter at a remote duty station in King Salmon,
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Viva la Bandana!
In collaboration with the luxury tile manufacturer New Ravenna, New York-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff has created a colorful collection of bandana-themed stone mosaic tiles. “What inspired this collection was the idea of turning an iconic Ame
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C&I COWBOYSINDIANS.COM
There’s still time to vote in the C&I Movie Awards! The deadline for submitting your picks is Wednesday, March 3, and winners will be announced Friday, March 5. Vote at cowboysindians.com/movieawards. Photography West Gallery director Julia Christoph
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Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championships
Horseback gunfights have long been a staple of western movies, with good guys and outlaws trading shots as their horses gallop at high speeds. A safer version of that legend lives on today via the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. Billed as the fa
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AUSTIN, TEXAS Ray Benson
Cowboys & Indians: Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of Asleep at the Wheel. But we understand you had a health scare that temporarily rained on your parade Ray Benson: Well, yeah. I was an early adopter of the COVID. C&I: Always have to be fas
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Journeying Beyond, Sedona, Arizona
THE NAME MII AMO COMES FROM A NATIVE American phrase meaning “one’s path” or “one’s journey.” But for me, Mii amo is about stillness. It’s about a mind at rest, a soul at peace, and a spirit calmed. Maybe it’s the massive red-rock formations surround
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Vaquero Legacies & Diverse Descendants
THE NORTH AMERICAN COWBOY DOESN’T ENCOMPASS JUST ONE CUSTOM OR IMAGE BUT INCLUDES A whole range of traditions and cultures. That’s the photogenic point of a new exhibition of roughly 50 photographs at Booth Western Art Museum. Showcasing the many var
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Best Of The Big-screen West
MUCH LIKE THE ORGANIZERS OF MOST other movie awards during The Year of COVID-19, we’ve had to make some adjustments to our voting process. Because we traditionally limit the list of qualified films to those that receive at least limited theatrical an
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Paddling Away, Vail, Colorado
YOU’D THINK NEARLY AN HOUR IN THE HANDS OF a professional masseuse would be the epitome of tranquility. My press visit to Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail had included a recharging 50-minute massage at the hotel’s Vail Spa as well as a relaxin
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