Rose Houk

Land Lines

Kitchens all over the Southwest this time of year are filled with the irresistible scent of tamales steaming on the stove.

Earth Notes: Stoic Cider

Oct 2, 2019
Stoic Cider

The best cider starts with heirloom varieties of apples. At least that’s what Kanin Routson prefers. Kanin, along with his wife Tierney, brother Cody and sister in law Claire, operate Stoic Cider on a farm near Prescott, Ariz.

Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society

Western writer and historian Juanita Leavitt Brooks was forever and always a child of the frontier. She was born in 1898 in Bunkerville, just barely in Nevada, across the border from southwestern Arizona and Utah.


When people think of sage-grouse, they may think of them as birds of far northern valleys swathed in grey-green sagebrush. But there’s a distinct—and lesser-known—species that lives south of the Colorado River in Utah and Colorado. It’s the Gunnison sage-grouse, a smaller cousin of the greater sage-grouse.

Garry Rogers

This year a Prescott-based group marks three decades of work protecting some of Arizona’s last best places. On its 30th anniversary, the Central Arizona Land Trust is on the cusp of saving even more open space, ranchland, and streamside habitat.