Steve and Ann Stranahan and The Upper Elk River Valley Compact

The Preservation Program That’s Become  a Trend In Colorado In the early 1990’s we began to be seriously concerned about the growth of unregulated development closing in on the Elk River Valley.  With the help of our neighbors, John and Jay Fetcher, we brought our ranching neighbors together to talk about preserving the agricultural culture and landscape of this beautiful valley. Our combined efforts resulted in the Upper Elk River Valley Compact, a unique achievement in the conservation of American ranch lands. Share this:

Jake ~ August 2010

We have fallen back in love with Jake this summer and wanted to highlight him as the Horse of the Month for August. Nicknamed “Jakey” by some, Jake is a dark bay horse with a star. During his time off in the evenings, Jake can be found in the pastures with his best friend, Slicker. His most recognizable marking is the brand on his left hip which reads “C27.” The brand shows that Jake used to be a bucking bronco in a former life! After his time as a bronc in the rodeo, Jake became a “pick-up horse,” or a … Continued