best of the west

Best Of The West: Outlaw Country Artists

Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and more come to mind as we list our favorite heavy hitters of...

C&I’s Heroes Of The West: Dolly Parton

In our annual Best of the West special, we present inspiring individuals and organizations who remind us of the better...

Making the Rounds of the Ancient Mounds

A road trip reveals the mysteries of Ohio’s ancient Native earthwork sites and the father-daughter bond.  The hill climbs...

Recipe: Cured’s Apple-Jalapeño Pork Rillettes

Here is a taste of the spicy taste of the talents of Steven McHugh, one of the culinary innovators...

The Best of the West: Fascinating Figures

Meet the innovators, influencers, and fascinating figures who make up the many faces of the modern West. Every year, C&I produces a comprehensive...

The Best of the West: Design Gurus

Meet an eclectic designer from the Texas Hill Country, a South Dakota-based cowboy architect, and the cutting horse champion...

The Best of the West: Culinary Innovators

Meet the three chefs from Seattle and San Antonio that excel in everything from Southern fare to Indigenous cuisine....

The Best of the West: Movie Makers

Meet a costume designer, a couple of horse wranglers, and the young director shaping modern Western movies. Every year, C&I produces a comprehensive...