PRESERVING THE HISTORIC HILLS
The early morning light this late spring Monday has pained the rolling Smoky Hills on both sides of K-140 a vivid green.
Since 1967, the Walker family — first Ray and then his son, Glenn, have grazed cattle in the pastures that cover these hills like a vast shag carpet.
Now thanks to an easement agreement between the younger Walker and his wife, Barbara, Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) and a federal conservation program, about 4,000 acres of the Walker ranch will remain intact for future generations. (full story)
By Linda Mowery-Denning, Ellsworth County Independent