Published January 2010 Vol. 14 Issue 1
In the rugged hinterlands of Colorado, a Sheepherder has gone off the beaten path in a fight against one of Colorado’s lowest paying industries.
text and images by Jacob Ripple-Carpenter
Note: Employee names in this article were changed or omitted at their request for fear of reprisal.
Mentions of Western American culture conjure up images of corrals and Stetson hat-wearing cowboys with belt buckles the size of dinner plates riding broncos and bulls for eight seconds to the wild cheers of fans. You think of wide-open vistas, desert canyons, or mountains stretching as far as the eye can see.