Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Ranchweb’s newest addition – Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch embraces the spirit and freedoms of the Wild West
A ranch of nearly 600,000 acres in Raton, New Mexico, which is under the auspices of Ted Turner Expeditions, recently became the newest member of ranchweb.com, the world’s leading website for sourcing domestic and international ranch vacations. Vermejo Park Ranch, spanning close to 914 square miles in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, is the largest Ted Turner Expeditions (TTX) vacation property and one of the premier eco-tourism destinations in the American West. Vermejo welcomes families and groups of all ages, offering unparalleled opportunities to explore nature and to witness herds of elk, deer, pronghorn antelope and bison, along with black bears, mountain lions and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Activities include hiking, biking, Nordic skiing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, bird watching and photography tours. This is also an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. “Leveraging financial success into the joys of owning a western ranch is an ongoing trend that we are seeing,” says Kilgore. According to Landreport.com, in 2015 Ted Turner ranked second among the list of America’s 100 largest landowners. This list resonates with American titans, some of whom, according to Kilgore, are also in the dude ranch business: Philip Anschutz (Emerald Valley Ranch), James E. Manley (Ranch at Rock Creek), and Arthur Blank (Mountain Sky Guest Ranch)...more