Snake stories always worth hearing

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New [...]

Cowboy boots make the sale

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist These are the boots of a salesman, specifically an ag sales rep. And they’ve taken me a million miles sellin’ to people who feed the world. Which makes me part of somethin’ good, somethin’ bigger than myself. Everybody’s good at somethin’; farmers, vets, cowboys, dairymen — and me. I can [...]

Sports evolved from survival skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I went to the Miles City annual Buckin’ Horse Sale. I hadn’t seen Montana so green since Noah ran aground! It takes one back to when the west was not civilized. Today, in a time when athletes and audiences are coddled, one is reminded that many modern sports have evolved [...]