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Glacier National Park Ranger Honored as Best in the Nation

Glacier National Park Ranger Honored as Best in the NationCould you imagine a job where on any given day you might handle a wild cougar, rescue someone from the top of a mountain, fight a wildland fire, treat a heart attack victim, teach a winter survival class, or hike with an 80-pound pack through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world?

Those tasks are just some of the many duties performed by Glacier National Park Ranger Scott Emmerich. In recognition of a career of extraordinary accomplishments, Emmerich received the 2010 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award for excellence in rangering during a Capitol Hill ceremony June 8.
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Western Art

Hubbell Trading Post Gears Up for Native American Art Auction

Hubbell Trading Post Gears Up for Native American Art Auction The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, in partnership with the National Park Service, will present its next Native American Art Auction Sept. 18 at the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Ariz.

September's auction will include contemporary and antique N...
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Editor's Blog / Mike Harris

Pat on the Back for Western Author Lori Van Pelt

Pat on the Back for Western Author Lori Van Pelt Everyone likes a pat on the back, and I'm very proud to tell you that one of La Frontera Publishing's authors recently received a much-deserved pat from her peers.

Lori Van Pelt was named as a finalist in the Western Writers of America's Spur Awards c...
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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

Taos Summer Writers’ Conference Proves a Magical Time for Writers

Taos Summer Writers’ Conference Proves a Magical Time for Writers In July I had the pleasure of attending the Taos Summer Writers' Conference for the second time. Late summer is a beautiful time to visit Taos, New Mexico-although there really isn't a bad time to visit. Any writer looking for a writers' conference t...
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Quiz / Poll Answers

The West’s Shortest River Is In Which State?

The West’s Shortest River Is In Which State?
Answer: Oregon

The title for shortest river in the West has gone back and forth between Oregon and Montana, but currently the cross-state rivalry favors Oregon. The shortest river in the West, if not the entire U.S., is the D River, running just 120 f...
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