Category: NEWS

Another Successful Rocket Launch in the Sierra Diablos

The escarpments in the background are the high country of Circle Ranch: The Sierra Diablo Mountains of far-West Texas.

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Van Horn Residents Prepare to Fight Possible Nuke Dump

We are told that Culberson County, which cannot maintain its roads, schools and other infrastructure for just a few decades, can have safe surface storage of most all the nuclear waste in the United States, virtually forever. Plutonium-239 is hazardous for 250,000 years –  12,000 human generations. Uranium-235 is hazardous for millions of years! According

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FDA Panel Seeks Tougher Antibiotic Labels

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics which are widely used in feeding of confined livestock, especially poultry. Much of these antibiotics survive processing and remain in our food. NOTE: Post Originally Appeared on WSJ.com on November 5, 2015 Mounting evidence of previously unknown, and sometimes permanent, side effects prompted review.

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Merry Christmas from Circle Ranch

“God bless us, every one!”

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DuPont Exploring Agricultural Deals With Syngenta, Dow Chemical

The agro-giants dominate “Big Ag” and “Big Wildlife”, a coalition of universities, agencies, legislators and NGOs. Their destructive practices harm free markets, the environment, habitat, wildlife, and our society. Allowing the giants to grow larger makes this worse. Monopolies share the following characteristics: They are inefficient, unprofitable, mistreat their customers & employees, and won’t innovate.

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Internet Billionaires Face Off in Renewed Texas Space Race

Just outside Van Horn Texas, Blue Origin has been quietly developing its space program for several years. NOTE: this post originally appeared on San Antonio’s ExpressNews.com on April 27, 2015 VAN HORN — An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two

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Congratulations Blue Origin

Blue Origin’s successful launch and recovery on November 23, 2015 leapfrogs them to leadership in the private space race. The launch-landing site is next door to Circle: The cliffs in the far background are the Sierra Diablo rim, Circle Ranch’s high country.

Petition Targets ‘Rogue’ Killings by Wildlife Services

NOTE: Article initially appeared in the Washington Post on December 15th, 2013. Darryl Fears They say U.S. critter assassins work in secret, quietly laying traps, lacing food with poison, sniping at targets from helicopters. Few people know exactly how the hits go down; the methods are largely hidden. What’s certain is that the U.S. Department

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The Cattleman: Planned Grazing and Wildlife at Circle Ranch. July, 2010

“Planned Grazing 8 – “Wildlife in the Mix” is from the July 2010 issue of The Cattleman magazine.

Christopher Gill to Editor of Big Bend Sentinel on Elk Removals by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

I felt that several comments made by TPWD Executive Director, Carter Smith, defending elk removals, needed rebuttal. NOTE: The text of a letter to the editor appears in this post.  A PDF of the actual article is also below in this post.