Living West

Hitched Horsehair Bridles Have a History Behind Bars

Before they produced license plates, inmates in the West served some artistic time making hitched horsehair bridles.

The Women of the Last Great Race

For the women who mush almost 1,000 miles across frozen Alaska in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, it’s all about grit.

“National Parks Adventure” IMAX Film Opens in February

Extreme climber Conrad Anker makes an IMAX film fit for a centennial.

The Steady Rise of Conrad Anker

The man from Montana has amassed a mountain of climbing fame — and accolades for the new IMAX national parks tribute featuring him.

Profiles in Rodeo: Cole Elshere

The young bronc rider is setting the stage for a successful career in the arena.

The Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate Sale

The Junior Sale of Champions makes for compelling competition and higher education.

Keith Valley Saddle Co. Keeps Traditional Craftsmanship Alive

In an era when business is dominated by factory production, Keith Valley is keeping traditional craftsmanship alive, one custom leather saddle at a time.

A Montana Schoolhouse Revisited

One room, no running water, no students in 70 years. But as photographer Thomas Lee shows, this schoolhouse in rural Montana still serves as the heart of a community.