Day: August 16, 2010


Christmas Gift Guide

  Browse through our Cowboy Christmas Gift Guide. Hopefully it will spark some ideas to help you make the perfect choice this season. The team at CCCM have put together

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The House that Mark Built

Western dream home is a reality for the Kwasnicki family Mark Kwasnicki was on a mission when he built his raised bungalow on eight wooded acres north-west of Calgary, five

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The Grasslands

Land of Legends: Will James, Pinnacle Bob & Sitting Bull The morning sun rises like a flaming disk and the Grassland horizon shimmers and dances in a sweeping arc. For

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Affair of the Heart

McLean ranch home honours lives lived to the fullest Come on in, and don’t worry about your shoes,” says Lenore McLean of her family home. She appears slightly amused that

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No Happy Ending To This Song

Ian Tyson and The Ranching Life Somewhere around Longview, Alberta, Ian Tyson, age 70, is living his dream. He’s got a loving wife and daughter, a barn full of quality

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Riding For the Brand

The Emerging Vision of Rodeo in the New Millennium   Imagine a nationally-televised professional rodeo series. The cowboys do not pay entry fees. You ride the best stock. The judges

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Reshaping Smithbilt

A new owner and an old hand restore the legacy of Smithbilt Wade Schultz is a man of uncommon courage. He bought an old company with a tattered reputation and

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Ranching Roots

The History of the Mighty Moorhead Clan   Photo By Heather Beierbach Sitting comfortably in Melvin and Laurie Moorhead’s ranch home, looking south towards the Cypress Hills, it’s easy to

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Rainbow Mountains

Ranch Life in the Back of Beyond   Knee-deep in grass, the Dorseys’ pack and saddle horses graze the lush Rainbow Mountain meadowsPhotos by Daryl Drew “Camp is just over

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Romancing the Nahanni

True-life Adventures of Outfitter Chuck Hayward Photos courtesy of Chuck Hayward Collection The truck bounced painfully further into already remote backcountry. Shock absorbers groaned and the engine whine peculiar to

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Centennial Road

Original Horsepower Blazes a New Trail Teamster Dave Laing and wagon operator Greg RuzickaPhoto Credit: Photo By Alex Lewoniuk “Heads up!” hollered Neil Dimmock and with a sharp whistle, the

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