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Colorado ranches are trying to survive. The solution is selling more than beef, preserving land for more than cattle.

Ranchlands, which leases the Chico Basin Ranch southeast of Colorado Springs from the state land board, is finding other ways to make money


Wolf attacks continue on North Park cows as rancher fights for compensation and hazing methods fail

Walden rancher Don Gittleson says he’s lost three calves to wolves this spring. He’s tried wild burros, fox lights, flags and cracker shells.


A Colorado family tried to save their cattle ranch by betting big on rare birds. It’s paying off.

From getting the folks at Audubon to certify the ranch as bird-friendly, to selling carbon sequestration credits for the tall grass, the May Ranch near Lamar is modernizing stewardship.


Zornio: Could Colorado be looking at a future without cows?

As climate change worsens and bioengineering takes off, Colorado's cattle industry faces an uncertain future

Opinion Columns

A Colorado school district wants its students to know where their food comes from — and how to scramble an egg

Two school districts in Routt County, Hayden and South Routt, are using a state grant to infuse agriculture into every grade, pre-K through high school.


As drought in the West worsens, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado faces a dwindling water supply

Hay and corn production is down, and the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch Enterprise had to let go 50% of its employees, half of whom are tribal members who live in Towaoc, the tribe's headquarters and main town on their reservation.


Colorado ranchers are selling off cattle to survive another year of dried-up grass and parched soil

The land is so thirsty, water is soaked up before it can reach reservoirs, crops