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Grand Canyon Ranger Lisa Hendy Receives National Park Service’s Top Honor

Grand Canyon Ranger Lisa Hendy Receives National Park Service’s Top Honor

Lisa Hendy was driving through Wyoming in a blizzard when she received the news that she had just been awarded the National Park Service's (NPS) 2011 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award for excellence, in effect dubbing her as the best ranger in the nation.

"I had to pull over when my supervisor told me," she told OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine. "Afterwards, I drove for a while trying to absorb the news and realized I was 11 miles past my turn off. It was overwhelming."

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Editor's Blog / Mike Harris

New Projects on the Horizon for La Frontera Publishing

New Projects on the Horizon for La Frontera Publishing Maybe call this a sneak peek of what's ahead for La Frontera Publishing. I'll be formally announcing soon the launch of a series of travel guides to historical places to visit - no, make that places you shouldn't miss.

These will be a mix of travel ar...
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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

Robert Hass, Gerald Vizenor and the Japanese Haiku

Robert Hass, Gerald Vizenor and the Japanese Haiku It was early October and all through the states,
Western lit scholars were counting the days . . .

Well, really scholars and literature folks all over the world, but that didn't work in the rhyme.

But it is true. Folks including myself are busy packing ...
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Quiz / Poll Answers

Which State Has the Most Native Americans?

Which State Has the Most Native Americans?

Answer: California

With 689,120 American Indians and Alaska Natives in the state, California ranks number one. Other states (ranked in order of Native American population) in our poll/quiz include:

Oklahoma, No. 2 (393,500); Arizona, No. 3 (335,381); T...

Book Reviews

Dave Robicheaux goes West

Dave Robicheaux goes West Review by Leslie Budewitz
Katrina's floodwaters have receded, and Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcel have gone to western Montana for an extended fishing trip. No surprise, except perhaps to them, that they find themselves both fishermen and bait.
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