A Ranching LegacyBy Rafael Routson Published 2005, 263 pages
This beautiful, full-color coffee-table book encompasses amazing photography and artwork along with eloquent text describing two historic working ranches in Southwestern Colorado that have been protected by conservation easements.
A Heritage in IronBy Rafael Routson ($50) Published 2004, 215 pages
This volume is a tribute to the artists who designed and the blacksmiths that forged the exceptional ironwork on two historic Southwestern Colorado ranches. Praised by readers and judges alike, this book has earned three national book awards.
The Life & Times of Vince Kontny,
Volume 2: The Seabees and MeBy Vince Kontny ($40) Published 2011, 203 pages (full color)
The second in a four-volume series, this memoir covers the six tumultuous years the author served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific and Southeast Asia during the 1960s. The story starts when a young farm boy from rural Colorado joins the Seabees (Naval Mobile Construction Battalions) and is sent to Rhode Island to attend Officer Candidate School.