NCPG: Add it to your bucket list

This week, we continued our road trip with several days in Elko, Nevada. For more than three decades, the northern Nevada town has been home to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a week-long festival of western ranching culture. It’s my favorite mid-winter event. Hands down. […]

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Outdoor VIPs: Horse Owners and Riders

Unlike most every other week of the year, this one has been on the road: from southwestern Colorado to Denver and then west to Elko, Nevada. If the trek were a constellation, it’d be the Winter Triangle. Why go? At the Outdoor Retailer in Denver, […]

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Goodbye Utah, Hello Colorado

After two years in beautiful Utah, the NickerNews herd has headed to Colorado! The decision was a tough one, mostly having to do with knowing we didn’t want to live out our lives in the Beehive State. Read more about that here. Our ties to […]

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Ramblers Way suits this rambler’s way

The parcel from Ramblers Way arrived with perfect timing. I was packing for a 20-day, 6,000 mile, truck-camping trip to Maine and back. I might see a washer and dryer at the midway point, but nice-looking, packable, stink-resistant tops would be key. They’d have to […]

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Hello NCPG – See you in Elko!

Cayuse Crest Communications is proud to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Western Folklife, the non-profit organization that each year puts on the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. This year, it takes over the historical Nevada town (Elko has been called “the last […]

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Road trip with riding on my mind

Last week, we headed north from Utah to Bozeman, Montana, to visit with Unbranded’s creative team and to see bits of the film. The team is busy with last minute details before submitting it to major film festivals. The trip allowed for some quick detours […]

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First Utah Rides

We’ve explored about 15 miles of Utah by horseback since landing here last month. It’s a paltry sum, eeked out from the horses’ temporary digs in Payson. The biggest difference between here and Iowa and Maine? Space. You have room to see. In every direction, […]

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In the name of horse-friendly open space

Horses need space. Riders do, too. If you look at Swisher, Iowa by satellite, you’ll see lots of open space. When I moved here from Maine, I was excited to explore the 14,000 acres of nearby Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area. I did. It was wonderful. […]

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Maine, Iowa, Utah

From Maine to Iowa and now Utah! These past few weeks have been nutty, as I traveled home to Maine, then back to Iowa and now, we’re off to Utah. The time in Maine was too short. I did manage to catch up with a […]

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Swamped Trails

Last June, I was in a mild panic, buying hay and feeding it out. That’s how quickly our 10-acre pasture was eaten up by grazing and burned up by the high temperatures and lack of rain. We loved the sun and warmth, but animals and […]

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