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Catch-all Corral

Stuff that doesn’t belong anywhere else; the site’s “junk drawer.”

Open Ranch a roaring success

The weather was flawless, the visitors were enchanted, and the Centennial Ranch “Open Ranch” event was the main attraction of a glorious fall weekend in Ouray County, Colorado. Ranch owner Vince Kontny declared the event “a roaring success.”  He and his wife, Joan, welcomed the public for a celebration of Colorado’s ranching heritage September 24 … Continue reading »

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Open Ranch this weekend!

The Centennial Ranch will be hosting an Open Ranch this weekend as a fundraising event for the Ouray County Historical Society. There was a nice piece in Sunday’s Montrose Daily Press, see below!  

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Open Ranch Event

Have you ever wondered what lies beyond those impressive log entrances to Colorado’s grand cattle ranches? Find out the weekend of September 24-25, 2011, when the Centennial Ranch, home of the Double Shoe Publishing Company, and located just south of Colona, Colorado, welcomes the public for an “Open Ranch” event. Spend a golden autumn day … Continue reading »

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Last Dollar Ranch featured in Country magazine

The August/September 2011 issue of Country magazine includes an 8-page story that includes the history of the Last Dollar Ranch in Southwestern Colorado, and how the ranch was restored and placed in a conservation easement. The article is beautifully illustrated with images captured by well-known photographers, including John Fielder, Christopher Marona and Roger Wade. We are … Continue reading »

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Author award noted in the Ridgway Sun

Looks like the good folks at the Ridgway Sun wanted to join in and congratulate one of their subscribers for winning a book award. Thanks, much! Click here for a look. Ridgway Sun recognizes Kontny

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Welcome!

Howdy, folks! Welcome to Double Shoe Publishing Company’s little “home, home on the web!” Kick your boots off, put your feet up and enjoy your stay!

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Book excerpt in Country magazine

The good folks at Country magazine (a Reader’s Digest publication), have taken a shining to our book The Life & Times of Vince Kontny, Volume 1:  The Early Years. They published an excerpt in their April 2011 issue! Titled “Brownie’s Revenge,” you’ll find the excerpt on page 58. Learn more about Country magazine by visiting … Continue reading »

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